3 - 2 PMDG 747-400/400F TRC 3: ManeuveringFor use with PMDG 747-400/400F ONLY Copyright 2006 PMDG All Rights Reserved
PMDG 747-400 Type Rating CourseLesson Three: Maneuvering
Lesson Three Overview:
For this exercise we are going to depart from our planned flight forsome “hands on” maneuvering through some basic climbs, descents, turns, steep turns andstalls. I have provided a series of saved flights. These flights are designed to work with specificsections of this lesson, and you will be prompted which saved flight to load during each phase ofthe lesson.Each saved flight will be used to demonstrate a different technique for takeoff. Some of thesaved flights will be reused a few times in order to demonstrate different techniques. This lessonpicks up where Lesson Two ended, so you will notice that the aircraft/FMS setup is familiar!This lesson will take you through a normal takeoff using one of the takeoff profiles that you havealready used. You will then hand fly a climb profile that includes an intermediate level-off in orderto give you some practice controlling the pitch and power of this magnificent aircraft. When wehave reached a safe altitude for maneuvering, you will conduct some basic turns, followed bysteep turns, and approach/recovery from aerodynamic stalls. We will then conduct a short seriesof climbs and descents using a few hand flying techniques that will help you when it comes timeto visualize what the airplane is doing when it is being controlled by the autopilot during similarclimbs and descents.Practicing these maneuvers will give you greater competence and confidence to fly some of theapproach/landing maneuvers by hand by teaching you how to
the airplane rather than simplymonitoring the autopilot.Although 99% of your flying in this airplane will likely take place on the autopilot, one of the true joys of being an airline pilot comes from the smooth manual control of your aircraft through allregimes of flight.
What you will need:
The following items are needed in order for you to gain the most benefitfrom this course:
You must have a copy of the Type Course source files. (You should have them if you arereading this!)
You should print ALL of
Chapter 5: Normal Procedures
and keep it nearby for reference.(Hint: Windows START menu, ALL PROGRAMS, then PMDG Simulations, PMDG 747-400 Operating Manuals.)
You will also need to print the CHECKLIST located in the PMDG Simulations, PMDG747-400 menu as well.You will find it most helpful to print this Lesson Plan before commencing. Additionally, we findthat it is helpful if you keep your checklists nearby in printed format as you will reference themcontinually during your first few starts.You can use any PMDG 747-400/400F livery for the purpose of this course as it may suite yourtaste. The images within the documentation will be from the new PMDG 747-400F.
Installing This Type Course Lesson:
The ZIP file that contains the lesson plan should be unzipped to your main Flight Simulatordirectory. We have structured the zip file so that all of the required files will be appropriately