Can a mod split this into a new topic and call it something appropriate? I think that would be good.
Anyway, I agree with Ranger, but I also agree with DB727. Its a hard one, this, because noone has ever run an experiment on it. I'd be more use in the cockpit than in my seat if I was the last hope, but I'm pretty sure my landing wont be pretty. Then again, although I have to agree with Ranger and Airrabbit and all those that disagreed before, I also think to myself 'When would I go wrong?' Would I stall? Well, I'll keep my speed up, I have a basic knowledge of how a palne flies....keep the speed up and be gentle on the controls. I may land hard and burst the tyres. Well, at least I'm on the ground. If the plane starts to bank to the right, it doesnt take a type rating to know to turn the yoke to the left to level out. Use the ILS, hopefully bein in VMC, have someone who knows the plane on the other end of the radio, have someone checking your speeds. Get the right speed and altitude and thats the main bases covered. Before anyone jumps at me, there are other things too, but you cant deny altitude, speed (and ideas) are things you dont want to run out of at the same time.
Again, before anyone jumps at me, I am in no way critisising Ranger, Airrabbit etc by saying what they do could be done by some arrogant, ignorant 16 year old who plays flight sim and has some experience in a 2 seater aircraft. What you all do I'm sure is very hard, and of course, you have to think of every aspec of the flight. I'm also not denying that you're probably right that I'd crash...but theres something inside of me, that no matter how much people say 'Shut up' still thinks there may
be a hope of me landing. Like I said, where would I go wrong? If I DO handle the plane like a large c150, what happens? Do the wings come off? Unlikely (especially if I am gentle on the controls). Would I cause excessive wear and tear on the engines? Probably, but who cares if it saves people? Seriously, I'm asking what would happen if one were to fly that huge hulk of aluminium like a small hulk of aluminium? Someone clue me in on this, because I honestly dont know for sure.
Onto this 'FS harder than real life' I find that 100% correct. I can barely hold speeds, and I make harder landings in the sim than I do in real life alot of the time. I do find real flying easier. Not to say I'd get into a real 747 an find it a piece of cake, because I'm almost certain thats not the case.
And Ranger, no, I'm not kidding
And again, sorry for the typos. This keyboard is seriously dodgy I'm sure. And also, lets keep this a nice discussion guys? I know the airline guys feel strongly about this, and quite rightly too, but lets not start flaming people.