Flying a flight simulator on a mobile device can be a complex thing to do. In this article, we will show you our top 5 tutorials that will get you flying like the professionals!
There are two locations where you can find tutorials for Infinite Flight. The first is our YouTube channel. Here we post video-based tutorials that both demonstrate and explain procedures you need to get in the air safely. Secondly, we have our Official Infinite Flight Community Forum. You can find both official tutorials and community-created ones. In this article, we will cover the top 5 video-based tutorials from our YouTube channel.
So, what are the top 5 tutorials you should watch before flying on Infinite Flight? For those keen to start now, they are linked below. For a more in-depth look, keep scrolling!
Flight planning at its most simple is the process of creating a route from one place to another. On Infinite Flight, we have a selection of tools that can help you create the route you want. In this tutorial, we talk you through these.
Before watching this, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the different types of airport departures. We refer to the CWARD TWO departure in this video, an RNAV departure out of San Diego. Don’t worry if the term RNAV isn’t something you are familiar with. In this tutorial, we focus on how to input the departure route.
For those who want to fly pre-made flight plans using real-world airways, departures, and arrivals, a fantastic resource is FPLtoIF.com.
Takeoff requires negotiating complex variables and considerations that go into performing a safe departure. From thrust settings to rotation speeds, this tutorial really does help get you in the air safely.
To get the most out of this tutorial, a good understanding of each term is needed, and an understanding of V-speeds is advised. Understanding V1/VR is the foundation of knowledge needed.
Pattern work is the act of flying a circuit at an airfield while maintaining visual contact. This tutorial takes you through the components of a standard traffic pattern. You’ll need an awareness of these before flying with ATC, as you’ll likely be given what’s referred to as pattern entry when arriving at a towered airport. This tutorial is great if you are a visual learner!
Navigating Infinite Flight
VORs, NBDs, ILS, and GPS; all terms that may scare a novice pilot away. If you’re in this group, don’t worry! This tutorial is designed specifically for you. In this video, we talk you through the different modes and settings that you can use to navigate Infinite Flight. We’ll show you how to set up the autopilot to fly your flight plan and then how to set your aircraft up for an ILS landing.
There are a few technical terms we use in the video. These terms are important as they are the names of the different modes that you can navigate and fly the autopilot with. For this video we suggest you have a look at the following:
After we’ve made a flight plan, departed the airport, and navigated our way to an ILS approach, we have to get back down on the ground. Most aircraft are capable of this with their autopilot systems. This feature is autoland, also referred to as APPR, short for approach mode.
Real-world aircraft and airports have different autoland capabilities. As a simple rule, all systems have a basic capacity to follow the horizontal and vertical components of an ILS to a certain predetermined height above the ground. These are called the localizer and the glideslope. You will have learned these terms in our Navigating Infinite Flight tutorial above.
On Infinite Flight, our system is modelled on the most comprehensive of real-world autoland capabilities. For those who want a more technical understanding, this is a CATIIIC system. This allows for a full autoland with no height restrictions, and further permits maintaining the centerline when on the ground.
This tutorial walks you through how to set this up, and gives you a few great tips on how to manage the aircraft at the phase of flight!
Want to put your newly acquired skills to test in Infinite Flight’s latest addition to our fleet? We have a tutorial for that too! Check out the B757 Quick Guide!
So, what are you waiting for?
We’ve shown you 5 awesome tutorials to get you started on Infinite Flight, and now you’re prepared to soar high in the Infinite Flight world. Head to your App Store or Google Play Store to download Infinite Flight, and we will see you in the skies!