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Last post 11-18-2009, 6:07 PM by Sam. 10 replies.
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  •  10-29-2009, 12:32 PM 30658

    Smaller Planes

    I just wanted to see how many people here fly mostly piston planes, or single engine planes, or even the turboprops like the Dash-8-Q200. I've been flying these a lot lately (I'm on my P255 charter) and was looking to see if anybody could recommend any good prop planes. I may be buying a payware plane soon and want a lot of opinions from WWA pilots. Thanks!
    Scott Cote
    Senior Captain
  •  10-29-2009, 2:50 PM 30662 in reply to 30658

    Re: Smaller Planes

    I have the PMDG B1900 and it is quite good and inexpensive.  Check out the Ops manual that comes with it.  I also had purchased the Beech Baron from Flight 1 (lite edition) but I could never get it to load so they refunded my money.  I think the 1900 is still around $20.
    Scott D.Williams
    WWA 1404
    Senior Command Captain-Madrid hub
    Commercial MEI CFI
  •  10-29-2009, 6:02 PM 30665 in reply to 30662

    Re: Smaller Planes

    I fly FS9 only.I have got a lot of WestWind hours in the B1900 and EMB-120. For the past several months I have been working my way around the world with Charter P001 flying the Dash8-Q400.  When I fly jets, it is usually the 727 for Cargo and the EMB-170 for Passenger. Occasionally I will take a 737 or Airbus 320 and rarely anything larger than that for pax. If I have a large, long distance cargo haul, I take the Antanov AN-124.  During my off duty hours I enjoy flying the Stearman and the Beech Staggerwing. I do not own any payware aircraft and have no intention of ever purchasing any.

    Bob Sturm
    Senior Command Captain+2
    Retired Exec. Officer - Scenery
    My Website
  •  10-29-2009, 6:10 PM 30666 in reply to 30665

    Re: Smaller Planes

    My favorite small payware aircraft are (for PAX) the PMDG B1900D, outside WWA, I fly the Carenado C152 and C172, both really nice aircraft. I sometimes log the C172, but its rare... I've always though of maybe getting the Wilco EMB-170, but I hav'nt yet... At the moment I just use the model we have here with ISG which does the job for me... Usually its the PMDG 738 or BBJ, maybe the Wilco 734, long-haul its the Level D 763, the 777s usually on the really long-hauls, and maybe the odd time the Jumbo. Cargo is 90% of the time the 757... If your looking for my recommendation on small payware, whatever your getting, go Carenado, their the best in the buisness! 


    Eoin Coates


  •  10-29-2009, 10:56 PM 30675 in reply to 30666

    Re: Smaller Planes

    I fly a little bit of everything, I just learned the PMDG 747. Would love to get their B1900, but I hear it won't work with FSX/ACC.

    Tom Allison
    WWA2311
    SFO AHM
    Command Captain
    FSX with REX
    FSPassengerX
  •  10-30-2009, 6:49 PM 30714 in reply to 30675

    Re: Smaller Planes

    I like the Baron myself and if I am not flying the then I am usually in the Beech 300 or 350 in FSX.

    Ed Bleck - WWA 843
    EVP Scenery
    Singapore Hub (WSSS)

    "I'd rather die while I am living than live when I am dead." Jimmy Buffet
  •  10-30-2009, 11:15 PM 30718 in reply to 30675

    Re: Smaller Planes

    Tom Allison WWA2311:
    I fly a little bit of everything, I just learned the PMDG 747. Would love to get their B1900, but I hear it won't work with FSX/ACC.

    http://ops.precisionmanuals.com/wiki/PMDG_Express_FAQ

    Both the B1900D and the B1900C work in FSX (however they are not DX10 compatible). I currently have the B1900D in FSX and had the 1900C in there as well in the past. Since PMDG is not going to make a specific FSX version of these aircraft this is the only way to get the 1900s into FSX.


    -KenG
    A358 (Retired)

  •  11-08-2009, 6:46 PM 30855 in reply to 30658

    Re: Smaller Planes

    I like the Carenado 206, Aerosofts Twin Otter, the Kodiak Quest are some of my favorite props. I have been leaning more towards the twinotter  with the WWA paint scheme and its frame rate friendly for a older pc using fsx.

    Curtis Weeman
  •  11-09-2009, 1:48 AM 30863 in reply to 30658

    Re: Smaller Planes

    My favourite is the DeHavilland Dash 8-Q300, although its range sucks. But I flew it mostly through CAT II, so I think that will be the only turboprop I will fly.


    Delvyn Seah
    WWA2360
    WSSS AHM
    Cat IV Pilot
    Vista, FSX, Fraps (Free)
    Abacus Airbus A380, Boeing 787, Fly the Airbus Fleet
  •  11-09-2009, 2:39 PM 30875 in reply to 30863

    Re: Smaller Planes

    WWA2360:

    My favourite is the DeHavilland Dash 8-Q300, although its range sucks. But I flew it mostly through CAT II, so I think that will be the only turboprop I will fly.

    Pretty much ditto for me. I would probably say that the DeHavilland Dash 8-300 is the smallest aircraft I've flown for WestWind. I normally use the schedules so it's pretty uncommon for Turboprops to be used for routes (compared to the larger jets that is - I think Wide Bodies and Narrow Bodies are used frequently in the CYYZ and CYTZ schedules).

    There is something about the smaller aircraft that feels special and I should really get round to trying out the smaller PAX aircraft.


    Graeme Paterson - WWA1965
    Command Captain - Toronto Hub
    No Real-World Experience (But content on learning more about it!)
    Flight Simulator X/Flight Simulator 2004
    Radar Contact v4.3
    Current Aircraft: Dreamwings Bombardier Dash 8-Q200
  •  11-18-2009, 6:07 PM 31078 in reply to 30658

    Re: Smaller Planes

    The smallest plane I fly is a Maule M7-260. Since I am CAT 2, I am flying the Dash 8-300 a lot.


    KCVG HM
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