If this is your first time to fly a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator, especially the new released 2020 version. There is a good chance that you have no idea on how to take a plane and might be confusing on what the instruction says during the take off training.
When you’ve tried the training 3 “Take-off & Level Flight” to learn how to take off, it seems the instruction didn’t work and you have problem to taxi your plane to the runway. In case, I’ve increase the throttle speed and pitch the plane just to move it to the runway, but it is wrong.
In this guide, we will help you how to take off your plane the right way.
How to Taxi the plane to the Runway
The first objective is to taxi your plane in to the runway, you can achieve this by turning off your parking brakes.
In computer, this is by pressing the CTRL + NUM DEL from your keyboard. Note: Press the DEL button from the numeric keypad not the DEL button on the navigation keys (INS, HOME, PAGEUP, DEL, END, PAGE DWN) area. If you press in the navigation keys, it will not turn off the brake, this is where I was stuck and takes hours to figure out.
In XBOX One controller, to turn off the brake, just press Y or B.
In the cockpit, you can find the parking brake control just at the bottom left corner.
Once your parking breaks are now turn off, you are now ready to taxi your plane to the runway. To taxi your plane, slowly increase the throttle speed to 10 to 15. In keyboard its F3, while on XBOX One Controller its A or B.
This will allow you to move your plane forward, press the NUM 0 to turn to left and NUM Enter to turn to right and move to the center of the runway. In XBOX ONE Controller, control it with the analog LEFT RIGHT.
Once you’re at the center, turn on your parking break again by pressing the CTRL + NUM DEL. In XBOX ONE Controller, pressing Y or B.
How to Take off your Plane
Now, since your plane is now at the center of the runway. You’re now ready to take off.
To take off, first you need to turn off the parking brake by pressing CTRL + NUM DEL. In XBOX One controller, its Y or B. Then increase the throttle speed to the maximum speed at 100%.
This will move your plane forward, wait until you’ve reach 55 knots. When you reach it, slowly pitch by pressing NUM 2 until you successfully take off.
That’s it guys! Hope this tutorial helps you learn how to take off your plane for the first time.