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FlightLog: Flying the Cessna Grand Caravan

So in my last adventure I had set off to see how far I could get in a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 flying charter flights on FSEconomy. I started renting the A36 in Ipoh, Malaysia (WMKI) and decided to head south towards New Zealand. I made it as far as Cooktown Airport (YCKN) in Queenstown, Australia, when a few realities set in. Firstly, you can only rent the aircraft for a maximum of 4 hours in FSEconomy, and if you exceed that your flight is not "logged". To fly jobs longer than that, you have ...

Flight Log: Flying from Komodo (WATO) to Kupang/EL Tari (WATT) On IVAO

It does get lonely in the flight sim after a while ... so I decided to go online and fly multi-user! Flying Online There are two major "online networks" for multi-user flying over the internet, VATSIM (http://www.vatsim.net) and IVAO (http://ivao.aero). IVAO is quite popular in Europe, whereas VATSIM tends to find more users elsewhere. They both require plugins into your flight sim software that broadcasts your flight details to the network, so that your aircraft can be "seen" by other us...

Flight Log: Flying Cengkareng, Jakarta (WIII) to Adisucipto, Yogjakarta (WAHH/WARJ/WIIJ)

Prelude Since completing my Myanmar-Thailand-Malaysia series in a Cessna 172, I have "upgraded" to a Beechcraft Bonanza A36 and have been virtually flying FSEconomy assignments (http://www.fseconomy.net) out of Subang Airport (WMSA), mostly to destinations around Malaysia and Singapore and back. My "quick flights" would be from Subang to KLIA (WMKK) and when I had more time to waste spend I would fly from Subang to Paya Lebar, Singapore (WSAP). After some time though the flights had become ...

Flight Log: Modelling Subang Airport (WMSA) in X-Plane

My most frequented airport in X-Plane is the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport (WMSA) -- known to locals as "Subang" airport. It used to be the international airport for Kuala Lumpur until the new KLIA airport in Sepang was opened in 1997, and therefore features a long jet-friendly runway. These days it's used mostly for cargo, general aviation and some domestic traffic. The default scenery in X-plane -- as it is for almost all airports -- is rather bland, especially when compared to the more e...

Flight Log: External Flight Instrument Displays / X-Plane Steam Gauges Pro App

On most flight sim software, the cockpit panel takes up a large part of the screen, leaving little room to see out. Usually, it's possible to scroll the view upwards and have a better view, but this then obscures the cockpit instruments. There are some solutions available for this. At the "home user" end of the market, Saitek makes external flight display modules, each featuring a 3.5" LCD display, that link to your flight sim PC via USB. They're modular and stackable, and each can be config...

Flight Log: Discovering FS Economy and Flying Myanmar-Thailand-Malaysia

So after I'd been playing with the flight sim for some weeks and had gotten the hang of not crashing the aircraft, what's left to do? Other than practicing landings and takeoffs from the List Of Most Dangerous Airports in the World? Well, that's where FS Economy (http://www.fseconomy.net/) comes in. It adds an online, persistent "economic" model to your flight sim. Although it's something I recently discovered, it's actually been around for over ten years. In FS Economy, you choose to fly as...