Standard Traffic Pattern Flying Procedure

Standard Traffic Pattern Flying Procedure

Traffic pattern flying is part of every student pilot’s early training. And there’s much more to it than simply ‘flying a circuit’. As part of my own PPL training, I put my learning into creating a handy diagram that graphically summarizes the standard traffic pattern procedure, including aircraft performance, flight manoeuvres, ATC, and short field takeoff and landing. And it’s…

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A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Walkaround Cheat Sheet

A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Walkaround Cheat Sheet

I fly the Cessna 182 Skylane by A2ASimulations. One of its most interesting features is the exterior walkaround inspection. Right from within Prepar3D, you can do a full walkaround, inspecting various parts of your airplane that dynamically deteriorate based on your previous flights. This is great. As a student pilot, I needed a cheat sheet to learn…

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A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Unofficial Student Checklist

A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Unofficial Student Checklist

To kickstart my PPL flight simulation training, I created my own student checklist of A2A’s wonderful Cessna 182 Skylane. The ‘student’ part implies adding many more checklist items, those that regular student pilots are taught during their flight training but are not explicitly mentioned on checklists (as these should be memorized and trained). I’ll use this student…

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