I’m at work, and my 7 year old son sent me a picture of his first successful landing in Microsoft Flight Simulator. He was so proud!

1 : Anonymous2021/07/29 03:46 ID: otptk9
I'm at work, and my 7 year old son sent me a picture of his first successful landing in Microsoft Flight Simulator. He was so proud!
2 : Anonymous2021/07/29 03:48 ID: h6x01wb

Sully Sullenburger in the making

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Obligatory “If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing”.

Chuck Yeager

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You can almost always use the airplane again the next day. Just maybe not as an airplane.

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I'm just picturing a CEO getting off the plane, asking the farmer of that field where the terminal is, and just heading off in that direction with a wheeled suitcase while talking to someone on the phone.

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Something similar happened in 1963 when a Soviet passenger plane crashed in a river. The plane got towed by a tugboat to shore, all the passengers got out, got their luggage, then got on a bus.

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Hate to highjack the top comment but Ive been looking for a game that my gfather had when I was younger. It was a flight sim but for model airplanes, I think it was "top flight" something but not 100% sure about that. It was around 1997-2001 that I played it.

If anyone know the name I would really appreciate it. I'm just trying to reconnect with a fond memory.

*if it helps it was planes like this and had a controller like this that the game used

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I really suggest trying

they're really good with that sort of thing

ID: h6xu7gp

Maybe Real Flight?

It goes all the way back to the 1990s.

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I can’t help you, but I just want to add that I also played this game. At a hobby shop that sold model airplane and model rockets equipment. I was there for the rockets, but the game was fun. I once knew the name considered pirating the game, but I never did because I wanted to play with a real controller instead of my keyboard.

3 : Anonymous2021/07/29 03:49 ID: h6x06ul

Well it ain the Hudson, but it's still in one piece. Have him try an deploy the landing gear next time. =)

ID: h6x5epb

If he dropped the gear he would have trashed the plane I bet.

ID: h6x5owm

Hopefully there's a godmode in flight sim then, lol.

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Speaking of which, is the game simulation complex enough to try and land a plane in water for an emergency landing simulation? (One that is not strictly designed to land in water that is?)

Or is it instant game over if you touch water?

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In my experience playing the game, water = game over...

4 : Anonymous2021/07/29 04:11 ID: h6x2f57

My dumbass thought you took a picture of that from your actual window looking into your yard. Turns out it's just Windows.

Congrats to your son on a successful landing.

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It looks even more real with the blur

ID: h6y45d7

I thought it was like a train window shot, hah

ID: h6y5g21

Them TCL windows just keep getting more affordable.

ID: h6x585r

Haha, same here! Looked like it was taken from a car window or something 😀

5 : Anonymous2021/07/29 06:24 ID: h6xe2co

This kid is going places, not runway but definitely places.

On a side note, i hope he keeps loving flying airplanes at least in the flight simulator!

6 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:40 ID: h6xak6t

*shrugs* close enough for government work

ID: h6y7bev

Was way better than my first landing.

ID: h6y7lci

Ah I see you went for the Australian landing manoeuvre, very fancy

7 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:17 ID: h6x8loa

Damn I thought this was a real picture.

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I thought this was farming simulator 18

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The planes are coming in nicely this year. The harvest will be bountiful.

8 : Anonymous2021/07/29 09:03 ID: h6xp8c1


9 : Anonymous2021/07/29 06:41 ID: h6xfds1

"A good landing's any landing you can walk away from; a great landing is one where they can reuse the plane."

ID: h6xk6ah

That makes all landings good landings in a simulator even if you crash into a mountain.

ID: h6y1nb3

Isn't the point of a simulation so that nothing bad happens?

10 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:29 ID: h6x9lhb

Press 'G' to extend landing gear. He also takes off backwards

11 : Anonymous2021/07/29 06:34 ID: h6xev83

If anyone cares that is a Cessna CJ4 🙂

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12 : Anonymous2021/07/29 11:54 ID: h6y28sc

He managed to nail an emergency landing. U better be proud of him :))

ID: h6y3vip

At his skill level, every landing is an emergency landing.

ID: h6y5ubw

Lmao. This picture and this comment is the first thing that has made me want to play any Flight sim.

Playing “I bet you can’t land there” sounds like a hilariously fun time.

13 : Anonymous2021/07/29 09:33 ID: h6xr8e8

7 years old?? God damn kids these days are smart!

ID: h6y5t7m

Right? I'm in my 40s and my dumbass would be stuck at the baggage check desk in these games.

14 : Anonymous2021/07/29 03:47 ID: h6wzxu1

I give it a 8/10.

ID: h6x0e91

"Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing. If you can use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing."

Chuck Yeager
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That is a terrifying statement. xD

ID: h6y2r88

Took flight classes when I was younger. That quote was the first thing the instructor told us.

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FAA has entered the chat

15 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:23 ID: h6x93qm

You should be proud of him. He did an emergency landing successfully.

16 : Anonymous2021/07/29 06:23 ID: h6xdyhb

Smoother than Harrison Ford though

17 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:06 ID: h6x7mbb

Nailed it!

18 : Anonymous2021/07/29 05:30 ID: h6x9qca

Well any landing you can walk away from is a successful landing.

19 : Anonymous2021/07/29 08:40 ID: h6xno1z

It looks like when a dog rests its chin on you

20 : Anonymous2021/07/29 08:56 ID: h6xorzc

In the words of a very wise Jedi.... "Another happy landing."

21 : Anonymous2021/07/29 11:50 ID: h6y1xp9

Did anyone go through the flight school? Anyone have trouble adjusting the trim? I feel like Microsoft needs to build a VR headset and have us do everything they want us to do in Virtual Reality. The simulator is pretty legit, I think you could almost become 90% proficient in becoming a pilot with this.


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