Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Google Flight Simulator Tip

While flying in Google Flight Simulator, it is very difficult to maintain an absolute heading for long-distance flights. There are no navaids in this bare bones simulator. I find that I must exit and then enter the simulator to determine where I am.

A way around this is to plot your course using the ruler function before entering the simulator. When you enter the simulator, it will leave the rule line as your course. (Click on the picture to view an image of the rule line while flying) This was a flight from LHR to 6K5 and I was able to fly directly without having to leave the simulator at any time.


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