Jetfighter III by Mission Studios Jetfighter III by Mission Studios
Exhibit: Jetfighter III

Basic Flying Skills Part 1

The first few flight exercises relate to STATION KEEPING.

Station Keeping is the ability to keep your aircraft on a specified HEADING, ALTITUDE and SPEED.

Aircraft fly at set altitudes which are decided before flight. Develop the habit of maintaining your desired altitude within plus or minus 100 feet.

Fly at "round number" altitudes, such as 500 ft, 1000 ft, 1500 ft, 2000 ft, 5000 ft, 10000 ft etc.

Flight Exercise: Maintain Level Flight
Pause the simulation Ctrl P
Find the FPI (Flight Path Indicator)
Find the Pitch ladder
Adjust the Pitch ladder L
The Heads Up Display with pitch ladder turned off
HUD with pitch ladder turned off
The HUD with a 5 degree pitch ladder
HUD with a 5 degree pitch ladder
The HUD with a 10 degree pitch ladder
HUD with a 10 degree pitch ladder
Adjust the HUD brightness H
Use slight forward and back motions of the stick to keep the FPI on the 0 degrees pitch ladder.
When you can maintain a constant altitude, proceed to the next exercise.