A Flight Simulator Odyssey

by Charles Gulick

The Great Glider Chases

3. Buffalo
Chart: Detroit
En Route Coordinates:
   Aircraft: N17724, E19512
   Tower: --
   Aircraft: 2531
   Tower: --
Heading: 191
Time: Daylight

This and the next glider are lifesize, thus providing far smaller targets. You and the Buffalo glider are approaching each other virtually head-on. (You may want to try a "peaceful" pass the first time, observing that this relationship makes the glider appear to be moving at high speed through the sky--check it out the rear.)

The head-on approach, like the overtaking approach, makes a very slim target. Contact altitude is approximately your altitude at the outset, if all goes well.

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