“Big Iron” Flight Series
A DigitalThemePark Workshop
Interested in learning how to fly the “big iron”? Haul some self-loading cargo from A to B? Join us as we help you learn the basics of getting one of those tube liners up and running!
Saturday, 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 2000 UTC
- June 18th, A320 Workshop
- June 25th, B737 Workshop
- July 2nd, BAe-146 Workshop
We want to teach you the basic skills needed for getting an airliner to its destination. It is in no way intended to exactly match real-world procedures but it will give you a good foundation for further studies or even taking your first steps in a virtual airline!
The course will be split into three parts. The first part will get you acquainted with the FlyByWire A320 Neo. Believe it or not: This is a study-level freeware project and if you’ve never heard of it you’re really missing out on one of the greatest freeware addons for MSFS out there!
Download here: https://flybywiresim.com
The second part will teach you the basics of the Boeing 737. For that, you will need a bit more commitment because it will require you to have the payware addon PMDG Boeing 737-700 (the only one available at the time of writing). You will be able to use the other variants too, depending on their availability.
Purchase here: https://pmdg.com/pmdg-737-700-for-microsoft-flight-simulator
The third and final part will get you acquainted with the charming BAE 146. This classic regional airliner, nicknamed “Whisperjet” or “Jumbolino” really stands out in many ways. The addon is available from JustFlight.
Purchase here: https://store.flightsim.com/product/just-flight-146-professional-for-msfs/
Our plan is to teach you these airplanes in three courses (one for each airplane) that will last approximately 2 hours.
- Download and install the Fly By Wire A320 Neo, the PMDG 737, or the JustFlight 146-100 Professional (Caution: Loading the airplane for the first time can take up to 15 minutes!) Note for the FBW A320: You’ll have to select the “experimental” version so that everyone’s on the same page!
- Assign and calibrate your controls (joysticks, yokes, rudder pedals, etc.) Each and every combination of hard- and software can have its own quirks and nothing is more stressful than having an inverted throttle axis 10 minutes before the course starts… See to it that at least your throttles, elevators, ailerons, and rudders are moving as intended.
- Set some essential quick views in your cockpit (overhead, FMC, pedestal, etc.) so that you can access the important areas fast and comfortably.
- Get acquainted with KSEA Seattle and KBZN Bozeman (Ground layout, charts, etc.)
We will fly the same route on all flights in order to keep you as comfy as possible. The departure airport is Seattle(KSEA), and our destination will be Bozeman(KBZN), same weather conditions for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing you in the cockpit!
As always, meet up with us on Discord or TeamSpeak (ts3.digitalthemepark.com) for more event details.