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Phil Wilson

1st of hopefully many flying lessons

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Well its my big 40 birthday this weekend, and my beloved wife has got me not 1 but 2 flying lessons , to say im excited is a understatement
Hope to have some pics up after the event

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Good luck, and remember trim, trim, trim!
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Nice one Phil.

Just let us know which airfield you'll be flying from, and we can all stay well clear!

:D :D :D
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Power attitude trim.........until top of climb then attitude power trim, and remember your t's and P's

Have fun!

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Cheers guys lol
Neil flying from Humberside :)

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Oh good, I should be safe in the Midlands then!

You do realise just how broke you will be if you decide to go for your PPL?
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Hi guys,

Looks like I might be in a similar situation. I got a one hour 'taster' flight experience for my birthday which should be amazing. I wonder if my DCS knowledge will help at all, I suppose it must with the understanding of an ADI, Pitot tube etc.?

I thought since I have almost the right hardwear it wouldn't hurt to have a go on a fight sim first. Save some time in the plane etc. Does anyone know of any free or cheap Cessna 150 or 170 flight sims I could have a go on and try and get my eye in? I have only ever flown DCS!

Thanks in advance,

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I think your only real hope of finding something with the correct cockpit layouts and procedures would be Flight Simulator 10, or X Planes. Neither of which come under the heading cheap.

Really though I expect your best chance of success would be to forget all about the simulators, and go into it with a completely open mind. I am sure your instructor wouldn't thank you for saying you are a virtual pilot. But of course, you will have a little bit of a head start - assuming you already make coordinated turns etc.
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Stay out the skys
Well it's been a few years since my 1st lesson but my lovely wife has got me another lesson.looking forward to this 1. This could get expensive lol
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If you are looking for a basic trainer in DCS, you could do worse than the Yak-52. It is a relatively simple twin-seat, tricycle-undercarriage, piston.

It is not a particularly ergonomic cockpit, but it is fun to fly, and it does aeros and G/H very nicely.
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