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Takeoff in the Cessna 172

In this tutorial in X-Plane 11’s Flight School, you’ll learn how to take off from a runway in a small general aviation airplane. You’ll be in the trusty Cessna 172 with the digital instructor helping you the whole way. Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Category: Takeoff/Landing Objective: Practice a takeoff a small general aviation aircraft

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Flying an ILS Approach

In this tutorial you’ll be learning to use an airport’s Instrument Landing System, or ILS, just like a real-world pilot. An ILS provides guidance for both course and descent during a landing. Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Seatac, Washington Category: Navigation Objective: Learn the basics of ILS navigation for landings

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VOR Navigation

In this tutorial you’ll be learning how to fly cross-country without a GPS. Real pilots get from Point A to Point B using VOR navigation. Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Juneau, Alaska Category: Navigation Objective: Learn the basics of VOR navigation to fly between two locations

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Boeing 737-800

The Boeing 737 is a narrow-bodied, short- to medium-range airliner. It has 10 variants that can carry 85 to 215 passengers. It is the best-selling commercial jet airliner and has been in continuous production since 1967.

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Sikorsky S-76

The Sikorsky S-76 is a commercial utility helicopter with twin turboshaft engines, four-bladed main and tail rotors and retractable landing gear. The S-76 was the first Sikorsky helicopter designed for commercial, rather than military, use and can seat 12 passengers. It cruises at 155 knots and has a range of over 400 nautical miles.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-80

The MD-80 is a twin-engine, short- to medium-range commercial jet airliner that was introduced in 1980. It is primarily used for frequent, short-haul flights and can accommodate between 130 to 172 passengers with a cruise speed of 504 miles per hour.

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Cessna 172SP

The Cessna 172 in X-Plane 11

The Cessna 172SP is a single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with a tricycle landing gear. It has a cruise speed of 122 knots and a range of 696 nautical miles. More C172s have been built than any other aircraft, making it the most successful plane in history.

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