Back to Basics - Series 2 Lesson 9

Using real world techniques to navigate in Flight Simulator

Having previously explored some basic navigation skills and the effects of wind, it’s time to start the first legs of a longer flight that will incorporate real-world techniques to allow you to navigate in Flight Simulator with surprising reality and accuracy, no matter from where the winds blow…

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Take a break at Ruth Airfield, which is where we will pick up our exercise next issue.

Our route

This route will take us across northern California and was selected because of the scenic terrain, physical characteristics that allow for uncluttered demonstration of these techniques and the availability of high-resolution Sectional Charts. Our planned route is: Charles Schulz Sonoma Co./KSTS - Gravelly Valley/1Q5 – Ruth/T42 (Figure 1).

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