The Flight Deck
For those of us who have an interest in civilian flight simulation, at some stage in our virtual flying career we are likely to want to start flying airliners. However, jets have a reputation for being highly complex machines, taking hours of pre-planning and following complex procedures before we can even start pushing back from the gate. So, in this new series, we will unravel some of the mysteries behind flying airliners from flight planning to configuring the systems and programming the Flight Management Computer (FMC). We will also explain how to prepare for our arrival and departure from cockpit preparation to securing the aircraft after a successful flight.