Exhibit: Fighters Anthology (1998)
Training Part 2
Before we work through the checklists let's have a look around.
Pause the simulation with Ctrl P
Scroll your view LEFT with the LEFT ARROW key.
Note the Control Tower. The Control Tower is a very handy reference point when you are flying around an airport or landing.
Click on it with the left mouse button or by pressing ENTER
Open the Radar/Visual Window with Shift-4. By pressing ENTER you can designate objects in your line of vision. You should be able to see an AH1 Cobra Attack Helicopter and an M163 AA Vehicle to your left.
Play with the F7 (Player to object) and F8 (Object to Player) views until you have your bearings.
Un-pause the game with Ctrl-P
Activate the Autopilot with A.
When the plane has taken off and the gear retracts the Autopilot will turn off.
Turn the autopilot back on with A and let the plane fly itself as you familiarise yourself with the checklists.
Now turn to the Pre-takeoff, Takeoff and Landing checklists and have a go at flying this baby
Note that the beach North and South of the airbase provide convenient landmarks for lining up your crosswind and Base legs.
Note: Remember you can always PAUSE the game with Ctrl-P if you need time to study the checklists or get your bearings.