The A2A Simulations Community

"Come share your passion for flight"
It is currently Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:25 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

At what time, do you prefer to fly?
Poll ended at Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:02 am
I prefer flying at dawn. 33%  33%  [ 8 ]
I prefer day time flying. 58%  58%  [ 14 ]
I prefer flights at dusk. 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
I prefer night flights. 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 24
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am 
Offline
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:59 pm
Posts: 1257
Location: LBSF
At what time do you prefer to set your sim when soaring trough the virtual skies? :wink:

Cheerz,
Vladi

_________________
Bonanza, Skylane, Skyhawk, Cherokee, Cub, Texan, Mustang, Spitfire, Flying Fortress


Last edited by LZ-WIL on Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:47 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:27 am 
Offline
A2A Chief Pilot
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:31 am
Posts: 4699
Location: East Coast United States
LZ-WIL wrote:
At what time do you prefer to set your sim when soaring trough the virtual skies? :wink:

Cheerz,
Vladi


You need a third and fourth option; Dawn and Dusk.
Many sim pilots will choose these options ( confirmed by my email over time) for several reasons. First, the world view is beautiful during these periods, and secondly because choosing either one gives the sim pilot time in the air during changing conditions.
Personally I prefer dusk as for several years I flew a dusk takeoff charter flight into KPHL that involved a dusk departure and a night arrival. Sometimes I'll fly the same route in the sim just for nostalgic fun.
Dudley Henriques


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 am 
Offline
Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:59 pm
Posts: 1257
Location: LBSF
Yes, you are right Dudley. I figured it out after I submitted the poll. :)
Let me see if I can "upgrade" it.

Cheerz,
Vladi

_________________
Bonanza, Skylane, Skyhawk, Cherokee, Cub, Texan, Mustang, Spitfire, Flying Fortress


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:47 am 
Offline
Senior Master Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:53 pm
Posts: 1716
When my wife lets me ! :wink:

Actually I agree with Dudley I like late afternoon till dusk. Prettiest time of the day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:36 am 
Offline
Technical Sergeant

Joined: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Posts: 648
I'm fine anytime from dawn to dusk. Just like real life at my age, I can't see anything at night. I will fly at night on occasion, but not as often.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm 
Offline
Technical Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:07 pm
Posts: 570
Location: US
I usually fly real time with real world weather, so most of my flying is done in the daylight or late afternoon which turns to dusk.

_________________
Image

AviationAtWar on Youtube


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:48 pm 
Offline
Senior Airman
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:58 am
Posts: 229
Location: US
I like early morning so I can watch the world light up. :)

_________________
i7-7700K 4.9 Ghz (OC), ASUS MAXIMUS IX HERO, 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM, EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified 6GB, EVGA 850 G3 Gold ps, C:=1TB WD Black D:=1TB Samsung 960 Pro M.2, Win 10 Pro, Prepar3D v4, AFS2, Tons of Orbx :)
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:39 pm 
Offline
Staff Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 12:50 pm
Posts: 469
Location: KPUW
Echoing what Dudley said, if I take moment to set a certain time in the sim I like to start my pre-flight about 20-30 minutes before the sun comes up, so by the time I'm ready to go the initial part of my flight is at dawn, but by the time I get to where I'm going it's full daylight. Usually though I just have it set to real time.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:08 pm 
Offline
Airman First Class

Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:55 pm
Posts: 83
I prefer to fly anytime from dawn to dusk.

I like to fly with real time weather but as my sim time is in the evenings I usually set the FSX clock to -12 hours so the aircraft clock matches the clocks in the house and I have ASN locked to sim time so it automatically pulls the historical weather. So I just delay by 12 hours.

Regards
Simon


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 pm 
Offline
A2A Master Mechanic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:28 pm
Posts: 5385
Location: Florida
I prefer to fly in real time. Flying after I get off work and other short flights are typically in real time.

On days off or the weekend, if I know I'll be flying all day in a 12-16 hour flying session, I may set the sim clock back an hour or two so that the first take-off is at dawn.

_________________
FAC257
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:39 pm 
Offline
Staff Sergeant

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:38 am
Posts: 483
Location: Bonham, Texas
I usually set the sim clock to either the current local time or with a 12 hour offset and I might be flying any time of the day or night.

I don't care for night flights, but I do enjoy taking off in the dark and watching the sunrise.

I have recently been flying above the arctic circle and adjusted the clock so I was flying near noon which is the only time you see any light there in the Winter. I finally saw an actual sunrise a couple of days ago after a week of twilight. Even more exciting that watching a sunrise in the lower latitudes. :)

Hook


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:22 pm 
Offline
Chief Master Sergeant

Joined: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:01 pm
Posts: 3335
Location: KCDW
I used to fly in real tone but a wife and 2 kids later means I’d only be flying during night hours. I prefer dawn so I get a hint of night then daytime. I prefer dawn over dusk because with active sky I get less turbulence. I still use real world weather regardless

_________________
Andrew

ASUS ROG Maximus Hero X, Intel i7 8770K, Nvidia GTX 1080, 32GB Corsair Vengeance 3000 RAM, Corsair H90i liquid cooler.

All Accusim Aircraft
Accu-Feel, 3d Lights Redux


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:18 pm 
Offline
A2A Spitfire Crew Chief
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:41 pm
Posts: 5334
Location: The South West of the large island off the north coast of Tasmania
I only ever fly between 00:00 and 23:59.

_________________
Image Image
Image
...Some say he never blinks, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for Merlin parts...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 am 
Offline
A2A Lieutenant Colonel
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:22 pm
Posts: 28903
Location: Beccles, Suffolk, UK
Because I am never sure what time I might fly, I rarely use real time and tend to fly GA VFR day time.

thanks,
Lewis

_________________
A2A Facebook for news live to your social media newsfeed
A2A Youtube because a video can say a thousand screenshots,..
A2A Simulations Twitter for news live to your social media newsfeed
A2A Simulations Community Discord for voice/text chat


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:02 am 
Offline
Technical Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:19 am
Posts: 576
Location: Maine, USA
I tend to fly real-time. The time I have available for simming is early in the morning, and it's fun to get things going with the virtual sunrise and the real sunrise while sipping some coffee and doing aerobatics in the P-40 or approach work in the Civ 'Stang!

-Ian C

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

_________________
Image

DWC Alumni. Commercial Instrument Single/Multi-Engine Land. [Former] Police, Fire, & 9-1-1 Dispatcher. [Former] MAINEiac Crew Chief.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aeugli and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group