40 Great Flight Simulator Adventures

by Charles Gulick

Sikorski Airport

Failing Off
a Log

North Position: 17165 Rudder: 32767
East Position: 21167 Ailerons: 32767
Altitude: 3000 Flaps: 0
Pitch: 0 Elevators: 32767 (IBM only)
Bank: 0 Elevators: 36863 (all except IBM)
Heading: 56 Time: 10:15
Airspeed: 122 Season: 4-Fall
Throttle: 19455 Wind: 7 Kts, 300

Add for this mode:
Cloud Layer 1: Tops, 4000; Bottoms, 2400


You were VFR when suddenly things got kind of cloudy. Don't worry. You just entered the overcast, and you know you're about over Huntington Bay on the north shore of Long Island, inbound for Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Connecticut.


Tune your NAV to Bridgeport VOR, 108.8, and you'll see you're right on course and about 20 miles out.
    Contact the Sikorski control tower on 120.9 to see where the bottom of the overcast is and what runway is active.
    Your request for a descent to 2000 is approved by the tower, so back off your power and get down there where you can see again.
    Once you have the Connecticut shoreline in sight, keep a lookout for the airport. Since the OMNI is right there, Sikorski should show up straight ahead on your course. It's right at the water's edge.

When you're ready, a shallow right turn to a heading of 70 degrees will put you on base for runway 34. Field elevation is a mere ten feet.
    A few checks out the side; judicious application of pitch, power, and flaps; a nicely executed left turn-you'll be right on the money.
    Now doesn't that sound easy?

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