FUIII Flight Training

Here I hope to provide summaries of the flight training included in FUIII. It's a shame you don't get this with the manual.

Basic Training

Taxi and Takeoff

Other lights include Nav Lights (") Anti collision Lights (;) Pulse Lights (L) and Landing Lights (l)


Instrument Scanning

Airspeed, Artificial Horizon, Altitude

Turn Coordinator, Directional Gyro, Vertical Speed

Artificial Horizon is primary instrument, the rest are for backup.
Scan to compare with artificial horizon each instrument inturn.

Be aware of possible instrument failure... e.g.

Traffic Patterns

Traffic pattern controlled airport - turn downwind, base, final

  1. 45 degree entry point, cruise speed, 1000ft AGL, 2400 rpm and flaps up
  2. Downwind 2000rpm, 90 kts, flaps up 1000ft
  3. Reduce to 1400rpm, 1 notch flaps and start descent, carbs heat on
  4. Speed at 75kts, 1400rpm, add 2 notches of flaps, altitude 700-500ft AGL
  5. Turn to final at around 500ft about 1.5 out at 70 kts, 1400rpm
  6. On final 60kts, 1400rpm, full flaps on short final

Standard Rate Turns

Keep IFR pilots out of trouble by limitting bank angles to 15 degrees so that

Turns rate turns change direction by 3 degrees per second hence it takes 2 minutes to turn 360 degrees.

Can use 3 degrees per second rule if directional gyro fails

When doing a standard rate turn

  1. Keep aeroplane lined up with side marking
  2. Keep ball in middle of slip indicator by using rudder correctly


Begin approach 2miles out at 600ft
Fly on 3 degrees glidepath
Align on centre line of runway to land between it's first 500 to 1000ft
Approach at 65kias by bringing power to 1500rmp and flaps full
When touching down 10ft from runway cut power to idel and ease nose up

Use Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) to assist with glide path. This is a set of special signs at side of runway visible 4 miles out and 10 degrees alignment to runway

Advance Training

this page is under construction more to be added later

Weather Training

Aircraft Training