At the prospect of possibly soloing soon, I really want to get to working on my landings. Sadly, my next lesson isn’t until tomorrow so what’s a girl to do? Play on Flight Simulator X, of course! Embraer Boyfriend is home as well, so he was able to help me.
He sets it up for me and we’ll just be doing the final approach over and over again. There’s no wind in the setting we are doing, which I’m pretty sure will never happen in real life. And since it has never happened I realize how bad of a tendency I have to drift to the right.
The biggest thing I’ve learn from doing this is how much harder the computer is to land than a real plane. It’s much more sensitive than the old 1979 152 I fly. EB said if I can land the computer I can definitely land the plane. I’m not sure how much I believe him.
We did a bunch of landings, I had problems lining up with the centerline and I flare too fast sometimes, not enough others. By the end, my flare was getting a bit better the lining up was…eh. The last two we changed airports on it to a closed airport a few miles away so there weren’t those lights to tell me if I’m on the glideslope. I did a lot better. I’m focusing too much on the lights which then make me drift over to them because I’m focused on them and not straight down the runway. Maybe I have that problem when really landing but the wind can offset it. I really hope this helps though. We’ll see tomorrow!