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Visual Approach Releases New Video

Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:09:05 GMT

The important news is that we have just finished a new aviation documentary!  We were very busy shooting last summer to launch a new series entitled "Flavours of Flight".

The new series focuses on the different and amazing aspects and experiences of various forms of general aviation. The first three parts will feature flying a single-engine Cessna 172, and various gliders performing some unbelievable aerobatics! As well as hang-gliding. These titles also feature simulated flight using various simulators such as FS2004, FSX, and Condor.

This unique educational documentary by Visual Approach (Formally Flight Level the makers of Cockpit Secrets, Secrets of Ferihegy Airport) reveals the wonderful and relaxing experience of flying a small aircraft.

Take a Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft (callsign Sierra Kilo Delta) on a nice cross-country flight around Budapest, Hungary, and fly to the famous and picturesque Danube Bend in Hungary, enjoying the view recorded with multiple cameras and some great music.

Luckily, besides being a pilot, a musician, a scenery designer, and a philosopher, our host, Andras Kozma happens to be a well-known flight simulator expert and builder as well, so viewers also get to see his unique, full-size Cessna 172 flight simulator in action. Instead of technical details, vertigo, and breathtaking stunts, this documentary shows what it really feels like flying a small aircraft for fun in real life, and how some procedures can be practiced at home using Microsoft Flight Simulator combined with a video projector and a full-size instrument panel.

Contents (Main Movie):

  • The Aircraft
  • Fuel Check
  • Instruments and Controls
  • Route Planning
  • Simulator: Takeoff
  • Engine Start and Taxi
  • Takeoff
  • Simulator: Trimming
  • The Buda Hills
  • Simulator: Engine Failure & Emergency Landing Over the River Danube
  • The Danube Bend At the Town of Esztergom
  • Approach
  • Simulator: Landing
  • Landing
  • Taxi In and Shutdown

Extras (with Divx Menus)

  • Engine start and shutdown
  • Takeoff and landing (different cameras)
  • The main instruments (simulator)
  • Stall (simulator)
  • Landing in bad weather (simulator)
  • Previews

FORMAT: Divx Avi (main movie file, plus extras with selectable Divx menus)

PLAY TIME: 70 minutes + approximately 40 minutes extras

LANGUAGE: Hungarian with FULL ENGLISH SUBTITLES + English Menus

Technical Note: You should be able to play/view the main movie (avi) file with any player/device (such as Windows Media Player). If you are having problems, please install the free Divx codec available at www.divx.com.

In my case, it all started with flight simulators. Through flight simulation I wanted to understand why planes can or cannot fly. Then I got to a point that I think inevitably happens - you want to try the real thing. And this is what happened to me.

Andras Kozma

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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