Thanks for the reply Ranger. A very comprahensive response, from someone who knows what he is doing. I'll admit, I learned alot from that post. I'll also admit that I havent the foggiest on how to fly an airliner properly...I've always pushed the levers to the top in an airliner (on FS) during takeoff... because thats what my GA instructor taught me to do. I guess I fly the 737 on FS like a large cessna, which, obviously, isnt right.
Which brings us on to another point. FS makes people think they're pilots. A topic was made in the polls section (by myself lol) about whethe or not you'd volunteer to fly an airliner if the flight crew were incapacitated. If I were a passenger with 0 flying experience, I'd rather someone with FS knowledge flew, than a cabin crew member with 0 experience. But still, the FS guy may think he can fly a plane perfectly. I've gotten a 737 from Luton to Amsterdam on FS, with a go-around, no sweat. But could I do it in real life without damaging the plane? Doubt it. Could I fly a cessna 150/172 from one UK airport to another? Probably. I'd likely make several mistakes, as havent finised navigation yet, but I hope I can handle the aircraft alright, which shows there is no substitute for real-world training. Could I do the same thing with FS experience alone? Hell no!
Which is a long winded way of saying this is why we should appreciate Ranger telling us how he does these things. DeltaBoeing727, I appreciate you were most likely joking, so dont get mad, but if you really want to know how to fly FS properly, its probably a good idea to take the advice from someone who has real-world experience. We all have our own ways of managing the problem of stalling and overspeeding during the climb, but if you want to use FS to its full potential, that is, a simulator, then we should all get used to flying as realistically as possible.
However, FS IS only a game. So, still chuck the plane around or whatever, thats what I do most of the time. I dont like to fly seriously on FS, I prefer to do all the things my instructor wont let me do in a real plane (such as buzzing the control tower). But when I do do a proper, simulated flight, I try my best to fly it as I would in real life.
I apologize for any spelling errors, but I swear theres something wrong with this keyboard...