Update – FS Academy – Jetliner is now available. More details below.
Following on the popular VFR and IFR mission packs released a few months ago, FS Academy is back with another collection of lessons for MSFS, this time with the goal to introduce you to flying the big airliners. FS Academy – Jetliner is now available for Flight Simulator, ready to instruct you on how to operate a jetliner from start to finish.
‘FS Academy – Jetliner’ is brought to you by a real Airbus A320 captain, who will guide you through the necessary procedures to complete a full flight from gate to gate. This training course uses genuine Standard Operating Procedures used by real world pilots, so that you can have an experience that is as real as it can get in Flight Simulator.
In ‘FS Academy – Jetliner‘ you will be guided all the way from London Gatwick to Barcelona, in a trip divided by sections where you will be able to learn about all phases of flight. Additionally, you will also be confronted with more complex scenarios and even atypical situations.
Besides the guided procedures, as usual with FS Academy you will also find a comprehensive ground school manual, which will prove to be useful for learning all the necessary theory before taking your big jet into the skies.
In the end, FS Academy – Jetliner, combined with the manual, will instruct you on the crucial knowledge that is necessary to operate a jetliner like the A320, including managing the engines, thrust detents, FCU handling, flight management computers, and more.
FS Academy – Jetliner is now available, and will also be coming soon to the MSFS Marketplace.
JETLINER 01. TAXI-OUT
Learn how to start and handle jet engines and taxi out, completing flight control checks, after-start flows and checklists, following ATC instructions on your way to the holding point at London Gatwick.
JETLINER 02. TAKEOFF
Once the cabin crew are secure, line-up and depart Gatwick, following true-to-life procedures to get your passengers airborne.
JETLINER 03. CLIMB
Airline flying is an exercise in automation management. Learn how to take charge of the autopilot to guide you skywards, punching through the cloud layers and utilising Engine Anti-Ice on your way towards thinner air, exploring Flight Levels, zoom climbs and the Flight Control Unit (FCU).
JETLINER 04. CRUISE
Jet power allows greater altitudes and speeds than previously possible. Grapple with the fundamentals of cruising in the rarefied air of the upper atmosphere and experience first-hand the use of Flight Management System (FMS) navigation, Mach number and traffic separation.
JETLINER 05. DESCENT
A mix of science and art, descending an airliner from these great heights requires a balance of efficiency and speed. Acquire the crucial techniques that pilots use to both initiate and control your descent progress towards your destination.
JETLINER 06. APPROACH
Program the Flight Management and Guidance Computer (FMGC) to insert your arrival route, take a shortcut and set your airliner up for a smooth landing into Barcelona. Discover how to decelerate and configure for approach just like the pros.
JETLINER 07. TAXI-IN
After vacating the runway, the journey isn’t over yet. Reconfigure your aircraft to prepare for arrival at the gate as you wind your way around the taxiways.
JETLINER 08. ENGINE FAILUR
Take command of your stricken airliner after suffering a critical engine failure as you lift off the runway, requiring positive but deliberate control to balance out the remaining thrust. Climb away safely before levelling off to clean up the flaps enabling you to continue your ascent.
JETLINER 09. EMERGENCY DESCENT
Always a possibility when cruising at height, an explosive decompression often comes with little warning. Don your oxygen mask and plunge earthbound back into breathable air.
JETLINER 10. RTO
After detecting a serious system malfunction as you hurtle down Manchester’s Runway 23R, slam to a stop before you run out of tarmac.
JETLINER 11. MANUAL HANDLING
Sharpen your skills as an aviator as you take over from the aircraft’s automated systems, using manual control to manoeuvre the Airbus through the skies of Scandinavia’s Oresund Strait.
JETLINER 12. CHALLENGE
Demonstrate your proficiency at handling the big jets by combining what you’ve learned into a complex, manually flown departure from Gibraltar.