FSX How to Land | Boeing 737-800 | Tutorials
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FSX How to Land | Boeing 737-800 | Tutorials

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I’m going to be showing you how to land in the Boeing 737-800, just because it’s a default
aircraft so everyone’s got it and the principles are the same for most commercial aircraft.
So I’m going to be showing you how to land using autopilot – not ILS – but using autopilot,
and then disabling it towards the end and then coming in for a manual- 100% manual,
landing. So here is how to land. Okay so then, how to land a Boeing 737-800, which works with most commercial aircraft. So I’ll be showing you basically- you can see that I’ve
got the autopilot set-up here, but it’s not going to be an ILS landing. So basically,
if you just press Shift+3 here to bring up this GPS, and I’m just going to set in a – you
can see there the airport – I’m just going to set in a flight plan. But if you want to
find out how to use the autopilot and everything and what I’m doing here, I’m going to release
a video in a few days showing how to use the autopilot. So I’ve just activated in the flight
plan there. And then if you go into Procedures>Ente>Select an Approach, select your runway
using the smaller dial there, so I’m on Runway 26, hit Enter, you want Vectors, hit Enter
again – and then you can load or activate it, use the bigger dial to go down to Activate
and then hit Enter. But if you are going to load it in, then you go down into Procedures
here, Activate Vectors-To-Final, it’s highlighted on Enter, and then there you are, you’ve got
a new pink line there – which is what you’ve got to go over to. And then you just hit this
switch here, if you just hover over it, it says NAV Hold switch, if you just select that
one, and as you can see nothing’s happened, so make sure that you’re autopilot is on – which
mine is – but then also make sure your NAV/GPS switch is set to GPS just here. And then the
aircraft will start turning and line you up with the runway. So I’m landing here at Luton
Airport, Runway 26. So you can just see there, that I’m now turning over. So I’m going to
be using autopilot for the approach and then just as I get down towards the runway, I’ll
turn it all off and do a completely manual landing. And you want to start decreasing
your speed here, so make sure you’re below 250 knots when below 10,000 feet – that’s
really important. And also continue to decrease your altitude down. So that’s an important
thing to remember – as soon as you’ve reached 10,000 (so there’s the runway there) make
sure that you’re not exceeding 250 knots and you want to start bringing down your flaps.
Now you can hear a noise then in the background, once I’ve brought it up to flaps 5. You’ve
got to make sure that you’re not going too fast to have the flaps out at a certain level
– so be cautious of that, so I’m just going to retract mine back to number 2. So next,
I’m just going to show you the lighting. So I’ve got it on pause here just so I can show
you it and take my time with it. So you need your Fasten Seat Belt sign, so your No Smoking
sign should be already on, Fasten Seat belt sign will need to be on, all your Landing
lights here, you might need to turn those on individually for some aircraft. Runway
Turnoff lights: only after you’ve touched down, then you need your Taxi lights there,
they need to be on after landing (so not for now). Logo lights: on, only during the night,
below 10,000. Strobe: on, should have already been on. Anti-Collision: already on. Wing
lights: again, below 10,000 at night time. So they’re basically what you need. So Logo
and Wing: only at night below 10,000. So I’ve just un-paused it, Fasten Seat Belt sign,
Landing lights, strobe lights should have already been on, and then that’s pretty much
all you need – like I said, Logo and Wing only below 10,000 at night. And that’s the
same for your Landing lights, below 10,000, but also during the day and at night. Next
thing you’re going to want to do is the auto-brake just here . You don’t have to do this, it;s
completely optional, it just depends on runway length and if it’s raining – you know like
the the friction on the runway, the conditions, what it’s made out of, different factors.
So you can turn it to 1, which is usually normal, or 2, 3, Max there. But I’m just going
to keep mine on Off for this flight because I don’t really need it, I can just use the
brake manually. Now if you just hit Shit+3 again, to bring up the GPS, you can see that
you’re coming in closer and closer now, and around about once you hit that pink line you
can bring down the gears – that’s the general rule. So I’ve just brought down the gear there,
all three green lights – which is what you need. And as you come closer obviously you
need to continue to bring down the flaps, once you’re reaching those appropriate speeds.
And it’s alright to have a nose-pitch-up by the way, only slightly, 5 degrees absolute
max – which is what I’m doing here because I’m doing a tutorial, so I’m not concentrating
that much on that sort of thing – but 5 degrees absolute max, but really you should be keeping
it below 3. But it’s a good idea not to flare really, while on approach. Which, by the way,
flare just means lifting up the nose of your aircraft. So I’m continuing to extend the
flaps, as you can see there, the little dial, speed is set to 200 right now, same for altitude.
So I’m sort of reached that 2,000, which is why my nose is so high, because I was a little
bit too low. So this is not an ILS, because right now what the pilot would normally doing,
is waiting to activate the Approach Hold switch – but obviously like I said, this is going
to be a manual landing – so we’re not going to be putting on that Approach Hold switch.
And I do come in little bit high for this landing, but that’s alright, it’s not bad,
I’m lined up, so it’s okay. So I’m going to disengage the autopilot switch now, so the
only thing that the aircraft is controlling is the speed. Sorry about the yokes “juttering”
about there, it does that. So I’m just going to level out now, continue to decrease the
speed using the autopilot there – the autothrottle. So the aircraft is still managing my speed,
flaps should be at about full by now, because we are on Final, and you should be getting
near-down to landing speed – so I’m at 190, I’ve got it set for 160 – as I said, I am
little bit high. So altitude is continuing to decrease, I’m maintaining pretty much level
right now, I’m going to continue to decrease that speed to about landing speed now – which
is about 140 for this aircraft, 140 knots for a 737 (depending on payload and fuel).
So I’m now at 170, got to get down to 140 for landing, like I said, flaps out, gear
out, do those final checks. Make sure you’re Landing lights are on et cetera. Which they
should’ve already been. So speed is still just being handled by the aircraft. I’m not
quite lined up as you can see, I’m slightly over to the right. I’m just going to line
up my camera and then just gently move the stick over to the left – it’s important do
very gentle movements when coming in for a landing because if you suddenly go over to
the left, then that’s it, you’ve messed up the whole landing basically. So as you’re
coming down, I’m going to disengage the Speed, so that it doesn’t keep trying to get me at
140 when I’m on the ground. Try and get those final corrections to line up, engine to idle
as you cross the threshold, flare – so just raise the nose of the aircraft. So I’m pretty
much in line now, and then the aircraft will eventually touch down on the back wheels,
then on the front wheels and as it’s doing that, engage the speed brake by pressing the
slash key and engage the reverse throttle by holding down the F2 key and then beginning
to brake by pressing the full stop key or period key, depending on where you’re from.
At that point you would have turned on your Runway Turnoff lights, but they don’t work
on this aircraft unfortunately. So then you just taxi off to the right using your rudder
if you can. And then as you’re taxiing you can then lower the speed brake by pressing
the slash key, and make sure you just come off nice and slow there, and then you can
begin to retract your flaps, turn off your Landing lights, turn on your Taxi lights and
turn off your Strobe lights – so that’s basically what you need for lighting there. And then
that’s it, you’re pretty much done. Obviously braking, like I said if you use the auto-brake,
you wouldn’t have needed to do the manual braking if you had that on. So that is it,
then ATC would just be telling you where to go at this point, you can turn on progressive
taxi if you need to and then taxi over to the gate. As I said this is Luton Airport.
So that’s all you need to in here. Okay, so that is it, how to land a commercial aircraft
using the Boeing 737-800, default aircraft. If you’ve got any questions, please do leave
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