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
- Simulator: Trimming
- The Buda Hills
- Simulator: Engine Failure & Emergency Landing Over the River Danube
- The Danube Bend At the Town of Esztergom
- Simulator: 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)
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.