First Take-Off in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for Beginners




Introduction: First Take-Off in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for Beginners

I think most of you've been on a plane before.
Those times it was the captain who drives the plane.
Why don't you do it yourself?

This tut will guide you to do you own first take-off on your own.
And of course, this guides you from the easiest plane to drive,
a Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Even though it's slow, but it will make you a good start

Here are some pictures of my takeoff

Step 1: Prepare Your Flight Simulator

There are just few things to have
1. Computer (I bet y'all having it)
2. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (Buy it OR Download the torrent)
-Second Way Is CHEAPER, I Decided That Way
3. Open-Minded Brain
-Most Important

-*- Whatever You tried in the instructables
i don't guarantee in your lives

Step 2: Setting Up Your Flight

1.Start your Flight Simulator(FS)
2.At the main screen
-Click at Create A Flight
-Selected Aircraft :Should Be Cessna 172(Change if it isn't)
-Selected Location :Change To Thailand, Bangkok, Bangkok Intl(Refering To My Home Town)
-Selected Time :Change To Day
3.Click Fly Now! To Start The Flight

Follow The PICs

Step 3: Fly!!!

Now We Are At The Runway In Bangkok Intl

The Thing On The Screen Is The Cockpit Of The Plane Called Cessna 172

First, You Will Noticed A White Text Says PARKING BRAKES
Press The . Button (Not The One On The Numpad)

Second, Make Sure That The Num Lock Is Off

Now, You're Ready To Fly.

Press F4 That Will Open Throttle Fully

Wait Until Speed Is 70 Knots

Then, Gently Press 2 Button On The Numpad

Wait Until Orange Dot In Horizontal Heading Indicator Collides The Second Line Then Press 2 And 8 To Control The Plane

Practice This Many Times Until You Can Control The Plane So Good

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    12 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    12 years ago

    Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!


    10 years ago on Step 3

    Nice instructable.
    However just one point i think needs addressing is the take off speed (rotate speed)
    The rotate speed in a Cessna 172 is 60 knots which is when u start pulling back on the stick (pressing 2 button) u then level your climb at 65 knots until you are at 300 feet agl (above ground level) and you then level off slightly and bring your speed up to 75 knots.

    Other than that great instructable.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Joysticks help.The next step after this would be multiplayer using FSX default and then *insert virtual aviation community of choice here*.