Monday, October 29, 2018

Best not to let that happen again!

While i was flying from KSTL to KHOU, in a DC-9. The earlier test  flight seemed like things were going wrong and I couldn't get an altitude hold and speed hold and my gear would not go up.  Took off again and same thing happened. It turned out it was my hydraulic pump that I had turned off or I had forgotten to turn on. The throttles also we're not controlled probably and were pushing the aircraft way to the right. Later in the day I start another flight and doing the same leg and was able to change the throttle to allow it to control itself, and to be syncronysed but I still not able to get an altitude hold or a speed hold. So I flew half the flight with my hands and keyboard.  I flew on VatSim and had a few controllers online.

 They were OK with me altering my altitude during the flight multiple times since I cannot hold the altitude. The landing was interesting as there was no flaps working at the time It was slower than normal speed for landing as you know we have to be at 150 knots or closer, if we go way under 150kts the aircraft decends rapidly and you coukd crash. I turned off the runway and taxied into the gate. I am happily glad to be alive after that!  That made me think of a series I could create on this blog. Maybe I start doing stories of harrowing pilot skills and talk about interesting moments while I was flying that are out of the blue. I think a lot of us virtual pilots forget about those moments that we wonder what the plane is doing and always forget to have things setup correctly and we have to use a different protocol or a different way to get it on the ground.  Virtual pilors dont usually share this information but I think it's a bit of a moment to look at how every different virtual pilot flies. I rarely have events like this happen because i usually know what's going on and I know what to do when things happen. 

  I rarely get these  moment so I thought I'd pass this along and tell the  story of what occurred.  Some times when these events happen I think is the outgoing results that the TV channel would take if they're reporting on Each issue would be interesting to think through. Kind of like watching  May day or aircraft crash information Shows on TV. Think of the the ways that they could report  The incident. Kind of makes you think. 

 Anyways until next time 
Darren Elliott   Singer/songwriter 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Back to westjet

Back flying with virtualwestjet while flying CYQR-CYWG this morning. Downloaded a swoop texture the other day and loved it but it has the wrong panel..its for the TDS 737-800. Flying the PMDG736 right now on vatsim as wja221

Friday, October 5, 2018

Va Loctions as of 5 of october 2018

American: kmia (as I write this Im in the midde of flying to kslc)
buffalo:cja4 (working my way bacto to yzf
cp air:eham
Ozark: kstl (home base)
and aeromexico (juat joined a week ago): mmun

Friday, September 28, 2018

New virtual airline and more action..

Sorry for the long time coming on posting whats up, been busy doung lawn work and lots of stuff. Flying around all sorts of areas with different va's and trying to keep up with that..   Not much has happend flightsim wise but i did join one new va, its aeromexico virtual and the link is ( i havent made my first flight with them yet but i will soon...   Ttyl and will update with all the vas locations like i used to do!!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The good things about flightsim are that

It's something to do when you can't fly in the real world and also when you don't have a pilots license. I've been simming for years now and haven't gone for a licence.

I've met a lot of people simming through virtual airlines and small lounge type groups like the sky lounge. It's fun meeting people and getting to know more and more people each and every day.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Project Opensky FB Group

go check it out. its free to join and you are welcome to post what you want about the aircraft group maker!1

if link dorsnt work just search project open sky.

listed as

Project Opensky Aircraft Lovers Group

on facebook..

all are welcome to join anytime

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

february fs2004 new releases and stuff

check out the feb newsletter for the fs2004 recent releases. it includes where you can find files and programs and whats new... unsure as f yet as to if I shoud be doing a web vid on youtube or just a newsletter

let me know what you want and maybe I di this every month or so..

Friday, January 12, 2018

Aeroproyecto site

Some of you might have heard of this aircraft maker for fsx and fs9 listed in the title. They or he has made several well made models in the past few years, like the c172n the embraer 110 and more

His website can be listed here Aeroproyecto