The Dam Busters - Fly the famous missions in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 and fly the aircraft in Microsoft Flight Sim 2000 and 2002.
Title - The Dam Busters

Flying a circuit with the Virtual Cockpit

The virtual cockpit is ideal for visual flight conditions, where most of the time the pilot's head and attention is out of the cockpit.

Hint

  • Zoom out to 0.5 zoom for a more realistic field of view and better sensation of speed.
  • Zoom back to 1.0 zoom for a better view on final approach

Here is a takeoff, circuit and landing flown in the Lancaster at Scampton in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 with the Dam Busters add-on.

Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

Ready for takeoff
Virtual cockpit mode.
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

Just after takeoff and in a climbing left turn - you can look where you're going and still monitor altitude and speed on the HUD display.
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

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Downwind - There's the runway - I'm almost parallel and ready to roll out level.
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

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Looking back over the left wing, and just passing the runway threshold.
Time to get the gear and flaps down, ready to turn to finals.
 
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

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Checking gear and flaps are down - turning to finals in about 30 secs to a minute
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

Turning to finals - The canopy rail gives you plenty of cues to the bank angle and attitude of the plane.
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

Lancaster Virtual Cockpit
 
Lancaster Virtual Cockpit

Finals - Rolling level, on speed.
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Touchdown!

These images were taken using a Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500

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