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This might sound ridiculous, but I think it is a good idea...

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Hey,

So is there such a thing as one on one tutoring on fsx? Sometimes when I am studying a plane on fsx with manuals, some can be very helpful while some don't help at all. I fly the Milviz F-15E very often and love it. I know how to start it and load it etc...but just can't figure out how to use weapons and autopilot. Although there is a huge F-15 manual, it is literally graphs that I am not looking for!

This is why I like Just FLight manuals as they are informative and have an easy tutorial on them. Although there is a UFC tutorial for the F-15 it does not solve anything for me, particularly loading flight plans.

Everyone knows having someone to explain being hands on is the easiest, and I am wondering whether that exists.

There should be a website where you can book a time with them at certain times with specific aircraft, so for instance, there will be certain guys who will specialise at certain aircraft, e.g. One guy does the NGX, 744, MD-11, while another, F-16, F-15, F-14, and T-38.

When you book, either they share cockpit with you on teamspeak, or they are in another plane(in teamspeak) to follow, and can help you. Granted I already know some planes, but there are some that just mystify me, and the most effective way of learning for me is to have a guy by my side!

Peter

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If someone were to start doing as you suggest, for instance make space on their website to develop such a feature from the ground up given that I don't think it exists now, would you be willing to become involved and share what you know in return for having others share what they know with you? It's a good idea, that much deserves to be said; but it takes a certain amount of commitment from many to make it a runner. If you'd like to explore and possibly develop the idea further, let me know, I'd be happy to attempt to travel that road with you.

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If someone were to start doing as you suggest, for instance make space on their website to develop such a feature from the ground up given that I don't think it exists now, would you be willing to become involved and share what you know in return for having others share what they know with you? It's a good idea, that much deserves to be said; but it takes a certain amount of commitment from many to make it a runner. If you'd like to explore and possibly develop the idea further, let me know, I'd be happy to attempt to travel that road with you.

 

Same here....

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If it were to run into a website, I think it would run like this-whether it free or not I don't know

But you could choose an instructor depending on what aircraft they specialise in, or something specific, so in example:

ToastedBaconGlory- T-38, Lightning, NGX, 744

Simnut- NGX, MD11, 767

Anyway, so you email them for a potential booking and agree on a certain amount of time.

The bad news that I was reading from Milviz is that the F-15E and T-38 do not support advanced aircraft sharing. However, they said maybe in the T-38C it would happen.

Unfortunately I am at school(I board), so I will need to get some money together to make a much smaller desktop to put FSX for online, because the one at home is far too large.

Also there is the issue of GMT etc...

Maybe I could design and run a website in conjunction with iflysimx, we can do some advertising and get some members to become instructors.

But we seriously need to evaluate the skills of the pilot- it needs to be flawless, so if they asked anything about autopilot or how to do something, e would be able to answer-he can't just know the basics of the plane, he has to be advanced.

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It would take a very long time and be difficult to get enough people covering enough aircraft. You would also need teamspeak which this site does not have. My site shares our teamspeak server with The Flight Simulator Network website and we would be willing to share it with this site if needed also.

We do a lot of multiplayer flying and usually all learn bits and pieces from each other about the aircraft used in our events which change according to the whims of those planning the events, we find it a good way to learn. One day we'll fly a P-47in Ohio, the next a Dash-8 in England and so on. Often one person will help another one on one but it's very much dependent on who is on at any given time so patience is a virtue. I think a defined service doing this would be very difficult to achieve if it could be done at all. I'm an okay flier but would not hold myself up as an expert on any particular aircraft and I'd be surprised if most people wouldn't see themselves the same way and be hesitant to offer their services in such a way. I've been wrong before though. :blink:

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It is not necessarily essential for us to cover every single aircraft, however the more the merrier.

I think the main thing about this concept is so the student understands how to use the systems he wants to use, while knowing the qwuerks of the aircraft as well.

E.g. Say in the T-38A talon, how to land it properly and the easiest possible way. I think this could be more about understanding the systems, enough to make the student learn how to fly the plane confidently once he has finished, so if he flies solo, he will be OK. Of course this is not professional and I don't intend it to be, but as long as the instructor speaks eloquently and has a decent internet connection with enough knowledge of the plane he will instruct, we could get somewhere.

Also, we can use other means of communication that Teamspeak, although Teamspeak is the most ideal.

It will be a week and a half before I will get to use FSX, but I am building an ITX desktop for next term, so I could instruct while at school.

I have taught some of my friends before at how to fly the T-38 and Lightning, they said I was pretty good.

Pete

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