40 Great Flight Simulator Adventures

by Charles Gulick

John Hancock Building

Yes or No?

North Position: 17194 Throttle: 32767 (IBM only)
East Position: 16663 Throttle: 22527 (all except IBM)
Altitude: 2190 (IBM only) Rudder: 32767
Altitude: 2255 (all except IBM) Ailerons: 32767
Pitch: 359 Flaps: 0
Bank: 0 Elevators: 29951 (IBM only)
Heading: 14 (IBM only) Elevators: 36863 (all except IBM)
Heading: 15 (all except IBM) Time: 12:08
Airspeed: 142 (IBM only) Season: 3-Summer
Airspeed: 121 (all except IBM) Wind: 0 Kts, 000

Don't touch the controls immediately. Instead, assess the situation. Decide if you should touch the controls.
    Are you going to hit the John Hancock Building? Or are you going to fly safely over it?
    Be sure the simulator has settled down and you have the true picture. Look at your instruments. Use your best judgment.

If you think you'll fly safely over the top in the configuration you're in, don't touch anything. Except perhaps to set up a down view to see the building pass under you.
    On the other hand, if you think you're going to hit the building, take corrective action before you get there.
    Of course, unless you have super judgment, if you correct to save your skin, you'll never know whether you needed to, will you? And only one way to find out for sure, isn't there?

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