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Boeing 737-800 manual for Flight Simulator X

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 1 Before flight set up

 2 Pushback

 3 Engine start

 4 Taxiing

 5 Takeoff

 6 Climb

 7 Cruise

 8 Descend

 9 Approach

 10 Landing

 11 Taxi

Before flight set up

In simulator choose FREE FLIGHT. Click on Flight planner... button. Dialog with the same name shows. Click
on Select... button in Choose departure airport area to open dialog for choosing airport. Into By airport ID input
fill out LKMT. In Choose runway/starting position choose PARKING 2 -- RAMP GA MEDIUM. Press OK button
to close the dialog. The same with Choose destination fill out LKPR. In Choose flight plan type choose IFR.
In Choose routing choose Direct - GPS for simplicity. Click on Find route button and set 16 000 feet. Click
on OK button and save the flight plan. You wish to move your aircraft. Choose Boeing 737-800 aircraft, set time
and weather as you wish. I recommend set to Real-world weather (updates). Check Launch flight with ATC
window open. You can close the air tower communication window by ; key at any time. Click on Fuel and
Payload... button to open dialog with fuel settings. Click on Change Fuel... to open dialog with amount of fuel
which will be in tanks of your aircraft. You can briefly count which amount of fuel Boeing 737NG needs. 4,400
pounds for climb plus 4,800 pounds per fly hour including climb time. Add more 2,000 pounds as reserve.
So wing tanks have 4,400 pounds of fuel both and central one should be empty, because ony 30 minute flight
is expected. Close the dialog and start simulation by clicking on FLY NOW! button.

You can light up the instrument panel at night. Next turn taxi and anti-colision lights on.

Dynamic temperature shows in left up corner of the display. When dynamic temperature is between -40 °C a 10
°C turn engine anti-ice on. Doesn't matter the airplane is on the ground or flying. When the plane is on the
ground and temperature is below 10 °C wing anti-ice is required. Wing anti-ice are used rarely during flight (for
example during flight to Vietnam where clouds are high) because cabin air pressure could be lost.

Now request for flight plan authorization.

1 - [ Tune Mosnov Tower on 120.800 ]

2 - [ Request IFR Clearance ]
Mosnov Tower, Boeing N737W IFR to Ruzyne, ready to copy.
Boeing N737W, is cleared to Ruzyne airport as filed. Fly runway heading, climb and maintain 8,000.
Departure frequency is 118.7, squawk 3314
1 - Read back (Acknowledge) IFR Clearance
Boeing N737W, cleared to Ruzyne airport as filed. Fly runway heading, climb and maintain 8,000.
Departure on 118.7, squawk 3314.
Boeing 37W, readback correct. Contact ground on 120.8.

Tower tells you a flight level which you should keep shortly after takeoff during waiting to another instructions.
Set it immediately together with speed to 250 knots which is common climb speed. The next important
information is Squawk code, which is number sent by airplane when it receive identification request from radar.
It receives ACAS (airborne collision avoidance system) as well. This number should start with number 1
normaly, bacause of IFR. But Flight Simulator is not so detailed. Check on radio panel the responder is
correctly set.

Press CTRL + . shortcut and release parking brakes. Then request a clearance to move to runway.

2 - Request Taxi IFR

Mosnov Ground, Boeing N737W with Oscar, ready to taxi, IFR.
Boeing N737W, taxi to and hold short of runway 4 using taxiway F E. Contact on 120.8 when ready.
1 - Acknowledge Taxi Clearance
Taxi to and hold short runway 22 via taxiway F E, Boeing 37W.

Turn position and taxi lights on.

Press Shift + P shortcut to begin a pushback. Wait until a front wheel is behind intersection and stop pushback
by pressing Shift + P again.

Engine start

When engines are not running press CTRL + . to activate parking brakes and start engines by CTRL + S. Then
release parking brakes by the same shortcut. When probe heat is turned off switch to on.


If you do not have a navigator with an airport map side by side, you can switch to the Locked Stop view and
see the arrows that will guide you to the correct runway.

2 - [ Turn On Progressive Taxi ]

Try to keep the front wheel on central yellow line. It requires a lot of experience from the cockpit and is worth to
switch to Virtual Cockpit view. By the way set flaps to 5 and elevator trim to 4.5 degrees which is common
calibre for takeoff.

You must stop and wait in front of double cross line at any situation.


And now may be the most complicated part of the flight. Start with request takeoff clearance.

2 - Request Takeoff Clearance IFR from Mosnov Tower

Mosnov Tower, Boeing N737W at runway 4 ready for takeoff, IFR to Ruzyne.
Boeing N737W, cleared for takeoff runway 4.
1 - Acknowledge Takeoff Clearance
Cleared for takeoff runway 4, Boeing N737W.

Turn landing lights on. Turn Taxi lights off. Let indicate by Double ding (turning no smoking off and on again)
flight attendants should take their seats. Set autobrake for takeoff. Slowly move to runway and center the

Slowly increase thrust to 40%. When engines get it increase again to 80%.

The first captain watches own speed indicator. When airplane reaches 80 knots he says ″80 knots″. The
captain check his speed indicator and when the speed is not the same he interrupts takeoff. Otherwise answers
″Check″. When any of warning signs are lighted up, takeoff should be interrupted.

When speed exceeds 145 knots, the first officer says ″V1″. After this moment, takeoff can be interupted only in
case of wheel or engine failure.

When speed exceeds 150 knots, the first officer says ″Rotate″. Captain slowly increases nose for 3 seconds to
8 to 10 degrees.

When speed exceeds 160 knots the first officer says ″V2″. After this point aircraft can fly even with engine

The first officer says ″Positive climb″ when aircraft starts climb. Captain answers ″Gear up″ and sets gear
switch to UP position.

Autopilot is turned on in 400 feet altitude. Set A/T switch to ARM and turn SPEED on. Autopilot now controls
speed. Set Nav/GPS switch to GPS, turn CMD and ALT HLD on. Autopilot now controls altitude. You have still
manual direction control.

At 1,000 feet retract flaps to 1.

When speed exceeds 210 knots retract flaps to 0.

Boeing 37W contact Ostrava Departure on 118.7.

1 - Acknowledge Handoff
118.7 for Boeing 37W.
1 - [ Tune Ostrava Departure on 118.700 ]
1 - Contact Ostrava Departure
Ostrava Departure, Boeing N737W is at 4,400 climbing 10,000.
Boeing N737W, Ostrava Departure, roger. Altimeter 3003

Correct altimeter settings to 30.03 by B key or manually on the panel.

Boeing 37W, Turn right heading 280 proceed on cource, Climb and maintain 10,000.
1 - Acknowledge Instruction
Turn left heading 280, Climb and maintain 10,000, Boeing 37W.

Contact departure tower by changing radio frequency which you receive. Then turn HDG SEL on and turn
autobrake off.


You will receive clearance to continue climbing to flight level 160 (altitude in hexafeet) before you reach flight
level 100.

Boeing 37W, Climb and maintain 16,000.

1 - Acknowledge Instruction
Climb and maintain 16,000, Boeing 37W.

At 10,000 feet set altimeter to 29.92, turn landing lights off, make a double ding sign and throttle up to 280


Throttle up to 320 knots after reaching flight level 160.

Contact Prague Center tower during cruise.

Boeing 37W, contact Prague Center on 118.375

1 - Acknowledge Handoff
118.375 for Boeing 37W.

1 - [ Tune Prague Center on 118.375 ]
1 - Contact Prague Center
Prague Center, Boeing N737W is at 16,000.
Boeing N737W, Prague Center, roger. Altimeter 2993.

Correct altimeter settings.


Tower lets you know when you will be close to LKPR airport.

Boeing 37W, you are 66 miles east. Turn left heading 240 Expect vectors ILS runway 6 approach.
1 - Acknowledge Assigned Approach
Turn left heading 240 Expect vectors ILS runway 6 approach, Boeing 37W.

Set heading to 240. Then take a look to a map which frequency and orientation has runway 6 on Ruzyne. Open
the map and click to green approach arrow area of runway 6.

Set course to 63, frequency NAV1 to 111.15 and turn NV1, MRK and DME on. Turn APP on and switch
from GPS to NAV.

Boeing 37W, Turn right heading 265. Descend and maintain 3,500.
1 - Acknowledge Instruction
Turn right heading 265, Descend and maintain 3,500, Boeing 37W.

Change heading and set target altitude 350 to start descend.

At flight level 120 slow down to 280 knots.

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At flight level 100 slow down to 250 knots, make a double ding sign and turn landings lights on.

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Label Below G/S will light up. It means you are under final approach vector level. Label ID on the radio panel
will light up too.

At target flight level slow down to 210 knots.

Boeing 37W, Turn right heading 300.

1 - Acknowledge Instruction
Turn right heading 300, Boeing 37W.
Boeing 37W, Turn right heading 330.
1 - Acknowledge Instruction
Turn right heading 330, Boeing 37W.

The last turn before the final approach.

Boeing 37W, you are 21 miles southwest. Turn right heading 030, Cleared ILS runway 6 approach.
Maintain 3,500 until established on the localizer. Contact Ruzyne Tower on 119.7.
1 - Acknowledge Approach Clearence
Turn right heading 030, Descend and maintain 3,500 Cleared ILS runway 6 approach. Maintain 3,500
until established. Tower on 119.7 Boeing 37W

Now set heading and wait in flight level until cross the final approach vector. Before that, contact Ruzyne tower
and let them know you are going to land on runway 6 with ILS.

1 - [ Tune Ruzyne Tower on 119.700 ]

1 - Contact Ruzyne Tower
Ruzyne Tower, Boeing N737W is 20 miles southwest, inbound ILS runway 6 approach.
Boeing N737W, Ruzyne Tower. Fly straight in, runway 6. Altimeter 2993
1 - Acknowledge Pattern Entry Instruction
Make straight in runway 6, Boeing 37W.

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You do not need to set heading to waiting space. You can fly directly into final approach vector. Correct
altimeter again by B key. Set spoilers to ARM, entend flaps to 5, set autobrake and slow down to 175 knots.

Autopilot will set heading to runway 6 in few moments. When it does, green label HDG in upper part of the
display dissapears and HDG SEL will stop lighting. It means autopilot ignores altitude level on the panel.

After a while airplane reaches final approach vector and autopilot starts descend to the runway. On the primary
flight display label ALT ganges to G/S, ALT HLD and Below G/S stops lighting.

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Boeing 37W, cleared to land runway 6.
1 - Acknowledge Landing Clearance
Cleared to land runway 6, Boeing 37W.

You have a landing clearance. Extend flaps to 15, switch gear to DN and slow down to 155 knots. The first
officer reads landing checklist.

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Flight Simulator is really great for flying ILS (Instrument Landing System) approaches but the landing may
never be as real as in fact is. During approach the altitude is checked above location markers (OM, MM, IM)
which are signalized visually and acustically. Flight Simulator signalizes them acoustically only. North American
Boeing is not as technically great as Eupean Airbus. Autopilot cannot control rudder so after landing the aircraft
can go away from runway during strong side wind. Therefore autopilot is used to be turned off before landing.
Turn autopilot off above the last marker. Set A/T switch to OFF and press CMD A.

Continuously raise nose and decrease thrust to slow down to 140 knots. Vertical speed is slower. It's indicator
is on the right of altitude. After landing to the main gear Speed Brake Rever sets to UPposition automatically.

Slowly decline the nose until it lands. Auto brakes are activated. Set thrust to reverse (for instance by
holding F2 key). Keep aircraft on the runway center by a rudder. When the speed is below 60 knots turn
autobrake off, reduce thrust to 20% and set Speed Brake to DOWN (by Spoilers (extend/retract) command).

Keep speed below 30 knots.

Boeing 37W, exit runway when able.

Use nearest opportunity to leave the runway.


After runway leave contact the tower.

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Boeing 37W, contact ground on 121.9.
1 - Acknowledge Ground Handoff
Going to 121.9. Boeing 37W.
1 - [ Tune Ruzyne Ground on 121.900 ]
1 - Request Taxi to Gates
Ruzyne Ground, Boeing N737W, taxi to the gate.
Boeing N737W, taxi to gate 12 via taxiway A B H.
1 - Acknowledge Taxi Clearance
Taxing to gate 12 using texiway A B H, Boeing 37W.

You are taxing. At night turn Taxi lights on. Turn Landing lights off and retract flaps to 0. You can call for a jet
way by pressing CTRL + J shortcut.

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