Good day (new) pilots!
I have been doing real life gliderflying, paragliding and took some lessons (no PPL, yet) on small, single prop planes like the cessna skyhawk, robin, Dynamic wt9 and a couple of others birds.
Beside that i have been flying in flightsimulator for over more than 3 decades (yep, iam from the time where you could sit as a kid for multiple hours in the cockpit of an airliner and having the best time ever with the flightcrew) , and iam still learning everyday.
I like to fly mostly the FBW A320 and PMDG DC6 (some others will follow soon when they get released) on about 1-2 hours flights, but I also do general aviation (like the Cessna and piper, etc) and some other interesting stuff like the spitfire and the h135 helicopter.
I would like to use this opportunity, to welcome you in the beautifull world of flightsimulator.
Some consider it a game, some a sim. What I think is the most important: is having fun!
If you like to fly a 747 inverted underneath a bridge: great! If you like to fly “as real as it gets” with live ATC and a highly detailed plane: great!
Just as long as you, and others are having fun!
Beside a Co-pilot on this forum, Iam also the “fly together category” moderator, so that means you will probarbly see me on daily base over here.
Like I mentioned, the most important thing is that we all have fun. So keep the forums clean and happy, and try to help others out as well as you can.
This is exactly the reason why the flightsim community is a warm and welcoming family, where newcomers are welcome and the “golden oldies” share their knowledge and passion. And oh boy, there is a lot of knowledge and expertise here from flightsimmers as well as real life pilots, ATC’ers, developers, IT etc. etc. Make use of this and dont be scared to ask questions. We all have been a newbie before and were wondering around like a kid in a candyshop. Now its up to us to give you a ride, in what could be your new lifetime hobby or the start of a real life aviation carreer.
Because there is so much to learn, try to dig a bit in this forum and pick all the usefull info you can. Its great to take you by your and and show you everything around, but a lot of info can allready be found in this forum topics, youtube and Google (or any other searchengine)
So there is a lot to discover out there.
AGAIN, dont be afraid to ask!!!
You can do this by creating a topic or sending me or the other copilots a private message (click on our name and press message) and we will try to answer or respond as soon as possible. Since the forum is mainly english, its no problem to sent me a question in Dutch (Nederlands) as well. Just keep in mind to keep it English on the forum.
I fly multiple days per week (almost on daiy base) in MSFS, so if you want to join, feel free to sent a friend request in there to (PHJAAP), so you can see where I am or where Iam going.
Iam not a real life flightinstructor, but i surely can show or teach you the basics of flying, like I allready did with many others in the sim.
Again, there is a lot of information, so as soon as you open MSFS for the first time, dont hesitate to follow youtubers, twitchmembers and/or other streamers or join the MSFS discord!
A small summary of my “rig” and specs.
Acer predator laptop
Intel(R) Core™ i7-10750H CPU
32 GB RAM
NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 Super with max Q
So to all of you (if you made it so far reading)
Have fun, happy flying and hopefully we will see eachother soon in the skies