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wehyam
01-24-2006, 06:07 AM
This is just a gush .. BUT.. I'm happy

I know there are pilots out there and even some real ones.. but I have to say I just taken a flying lesson in a Cessna 152; and although it wastn't quite as much fun as when I (tied to a Turkish paratrooper) ran off a 2000m high cliff in Turkey last year, I think it compares pretty well.
To any who haven't done it.. I highly recommend it (and para gliding too). If you're young enough it might even change your whole life.

So after buying the TrackIR (and hat!), rudder pedals, top of the range joystick, all the whole IL2+AEP+PF etc kit what else can a silly old man do but spend the rest of his pension pocket money on some flying lessons.

Mind you, flying something with many of the dynamic properties of an overloaded wheel barrow is definitely different from swooping and looping around in a hurricane (even with field mods)! BUT an over cooked 30deg (and rapidly going much more) sliding bank can certainly elicit a lot more 'holy ****' than is usual than at my computer desk. I thought the instructor definitely over emphasised the "I've" in his "I've got control". BUT certainly there's some wow (G)factor not present in the sim.

You know the 'IL2' cockpit details, the vaguely agricultural look... the rusted cross threaded self tapping screws.. the cracked enamel instrument panel.. Well, they're all there. Add stained vinyl coverings.. etc.. wonderful.. it all reminded my of an old Ford Consul I used to have; it wouldnt go straight either and was generally out of control. Definitely late 50s early 60s.. Everything was very much older than my instructor.

Anyway if you have to look at Sheffield, let me tell you, its much better from 2-3000 feet. And if anyone has advice on 'a you must read book' about how to fly a C152 please let me know. By the way. the MSFS4 'rendering' of Sheffield and surrounding country side is almost as bad as it could be.

regards

wehyam
01-24-2006, 06:07 AM
This is just a gush .. BUT.. I'm happy

I know there are pilots out there and even some real ones.. but I have to say I just taken a flying lesson in a Cessna 152; and although it wastn't quite as much fun as when I (tied to a Turkish paratrooper) ran off a 2000m high cliff in Turkey last year, I think it compares pretty well.
To any who haven't done it.. I highly recommend it (and para gliding too). If you're young enough it might even change your whole life.

So after buying the TrackIR (and hat!), rudder pedals, top of the range joystick, all the whole IL2+AEP+PF etc kit what else can a silly old man do but spend the rest of his pension pocket money on some flying lessons.

Mind you, flying something with many of the dynamic properties of an overloaded wheel barrow is definitely different from swooping and looping around in a hurricane (even with field mods)! BUT an over cooked 30deg (and rapidly going much more) sliding bank can certainly elicit a lot more 'holy ****' than is usual than at my computer desk. I thought the instructor definitely over emphasised the "I've" in his "I've got control". BUT certainly there's some wow (G)factor not present in the sim.

You know the 'IL2' cockpit details, the vaguely agricultural look... the rusted cross threaded self tapping screws.. the cracked enamel instrument panel.. Well, they're all there. Add stained vinyl coverings.. etc.. wonderful.. it all reminded my of an old Ford Consul I used to have; it wouldnt go straight either and was generally out of control. Definitely late 50s early 60s.. Everything was very much older than my instructor.

Anyway if you have to look at Sheffield, let me tell you, its much better from 2-3000 feet. And if anyone has advice on 'a you must read book' about how to fly a C152 please let me know. By the way. the MSFS4 'rendering' of Sheffield and surrounding country side is almost as bad as it could be.

regards

danjama
01-24-2006, 06:20 AM
I remember my first lesson in a 152, it was fun! Ya know, doing the barrel roles and the wings wagging and all that stuff, great stuff for a first flight! I didnt find the plane to be heavy, it was just very slow. Quite maneuverable though imo...

I also remember how happy i was to finally fly, nothing compares http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

hunhunter-texas
01-24-2006, 09:20 AM
Hey, dont knock the 152, thats what I fly. And it has many tricks up its sleeve, check out this video of two German guys doing aero's in a 152...

http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=3802

I flew into Gamston last year but thats about as close to Sheffield I have got (guess its about 20 miles away??)

So now you have done your first lesson, when are you going back?? Be carefull though, its addictive!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Philipscdrw
01-24-2006, 09:35 AM
Ah, if you want detailed England (and Wales) in MSFS2004 (I assume you mean FS2004? Surely a computer that runs Flight Sim Version 4 is not capable of communicating with the Internet? :P ) you want the Horizon Simulations VFR scenery. It's photographs from the Getmapping Millennium Map project, placed in FFS2002/2004 as ground textures. Can't get much more real than that (today)!

It's available from justflight.com, I think.

Viper2005_
01-24-2006, 09:49 AM
I hope the 152 in the video is an aerobat... Is the 152 aerobat cleared for flicks?

BTW, terrible addiction this flying game. Expensive too... I would tell you to stay away but it's probably too late. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
01-24-2006, 11:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Hey, dont knock the 152, thats what I fly.

And I thought it flew you..........

I flew into Gamston last year but thats about as close to Sheffield I have got (guess its about 20 miles away??)
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pity you were supposed to be landing at Welshpool......

So close but so far, if you had wandered over into one of the Hangars you would have seen the Tempest coming towards the end of its rebuild to fly and also the IL2 being rebuilt for the RAF Museum.......... they look sweet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Oh and those hoping to pop in and get a glimpse, don't bother they have now moved from Gamston..........

Taylortony
01-24-2006, 11:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:
I hope the 152 in the video is an aerobat... Is the 152 aerobat cleared for flicks?

BTW, terrible addiction this flying game. Expensive too... I would tell you to stay away but it's probably too late. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That wasn't flicks that was A demonstration of Hun trying to get it straight and level..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

hunhunter-texas
01-24-2006, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:

Pity you were supposed to be landing at Welshpool......

So close but so far, if you had wandered over into one of the Hangars you would have seen the Tempest coming towards the end of its rebuild to fly and also the IL2 being rebuilt for the RAF Museum.......... they look sweet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Oh and those hoping to pop in and get a glimpse, don't bother they have now moved from Gamston.......... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Flicks?? No idea, haven't started on the aero's yet. All I have done so far is spinning and it took me a week to get over that!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

TT, I would fly to East Mids and visit you but you aint worth the landing fee.

Tempest & IL2?? No, didn't see anything like that. Not really of interest though, I used to walk past a Tempest in a hanger every day at work and the IL2 is a bit of a shed aint it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Lots of Diamondstars, Lears and Citation's at Gamston though.

Have been invited to fly into Bruntingthorpe by one of the teams there though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif Now those guys have some serious toys to play with **cough...lightning....cough** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

LStarosta
01-24-2006, 04:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Hey, dont knock the 152, thats what I fly. And it has many tricks up its sleeve, check out this video of two German guys doing aero's in a 152...

http://www.flightlevel350.com/viewer.php?id=3802


</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, it's all fun and games til you get pulled over by the air police.

danjama
01-24-2006, 04:54 PM
Got Track?

p-11.cAce
01-24-2006, 05:34 PM
For real fun get out of the blenders and into a sailplane - it costs less to learn, costs less to fly, costs less to buy and is a **** of a lot of fun! Plus you can accomplish more acro in most club gliders than you can in anything you are likely to fly in your first few hundred hours of powered flight time. My club has a Blanik AC that we use for "fun" flights - take a tow to 2000M or so and burn it off in point rolls, inside/outside loops, upright/inverted spins, tailslides, stall turns...though no torque rolls!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Welcome to the flying crowd and best of luck!

wayno7777
01-24-2006, 08:20 PM
I wanna learn to fly in Tiger Moth or a Cub. Then work my way up.

BaldieJr
01-24-2006, 08:41 PM
I never thought real planes were exciting. I understand they smell like ashtrays too.

Taylortony
01-25-2006, 12:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Yeah, it's all fun and games till you get pulled over by the air police. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Stupid as that sounds we do have speed traps in the UK for Aircraft

Taylortony
01-25-2006, 12:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hunhunter-texas:
Flicks??

They're wot you do to get rid of those flies that follow u around.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Lots of Diamondstars, Lears and Citation's at Gamston though.

Worked on several of those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

han freak solo
01-25-2006, 08:00 PM
Cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Front line USAF fighter here. The F-152. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Circa 1985.
http://www.lssdigital.com/AirForceCessna152.jpg

Padser
01-26-2006, 04:21 AM
S

Flying sims has got me interested in the real thing, too. Have tried the aerobat, the PA28 and q couple of motor gliders but have settled on microlights to learn on (works out a tad cheaper). My weapon of choice is the EV-97 TeamEurostar. Faster and more roomy than the 152 (and visibility to die for) - check the link: http://www.flycb.com/

Toodle-pip,

Pads

OD_79
01-26-2006, 08:11 AM
Flying is the best thing I have ever done, soloed at 17 then went on to train as in instructor on gliders, miss it now.

Strange as it may seem I have actually seen a Cessna, not sure what model, armed with a pair of sidewinders!!! Would be interesting to see that against a 109!

OD.