Copyright Štefan Kiss 2017
This document will give you basic information how Eurofly works and how to use it effectively.
Note about screen readers: the Eurofly program is made to be available without any screen reader as well. However, it relates just for the game environment itself or map examining, not for parts with setting dialogs. Its information are read normally by means of SAPI 5 interface but you can change it in the main menu and the messages will be sent directly into NVDA, JAWS or Winmonitor. In the same way the lists and edit fields are read. If you want to let the voice setting on SAPI 5 and you prefer Eurofly to read its message by means of this interface but you dislike it reading list items and edit fields, just press F1 in a list or in an edit field and talking will be stopped. Then lists and edit fields will be read by the screen reader and other things by SAPI 5. If you want to work with Eurofly without any screen reader, just press F1 in any list again and talking will be turned on. You can even combine two voice outputs. For more info read Tips & Tricks.
- Select "Walking through map" from the Main Menu.
- With Backspace select the step size which you will use walking through the map. Keep pressing Backspace and you will cyclically toggle between 0.1, 0.5, 1, 10 and 1,000. These are kilometers so every your step is your set size.
- Press Up and Down, Right and Left arrows to move yourself directly to the north, south, west and east.
- The keys A and D will allow you to set any degree of your movement, e. g. 45 or 110 degrees. A and D keys turn you by one degree, A and D with Shift by 10 degrees, and Ctrl+A and Ctrl+D will turn you onto the closest orthogonal direction; Ctrl+D clockwise and Ctrl+A anticlockwise. So for example, if you are on a degree of 100, Ctrl+D will turn you onto 180° and Ctrl+A onto 90°.
- With Spacebar you will do a step in a direction which you have set in the previous step. Ctrl+Spacebar lets you do a step back in the same angle you've set, so you are going backwards.
- If you add Shift to the moving keys (arrows or Spacebar), you will jump onto the closest next object on the map in the set direction. So if you are going through the ocean and your step is 100 km, instead of pressing arrow or Spacebar many times, the Shift+arrow or Shift+Spacebar will pass you though the ocean directly onto the place, where something else begins.
If this way is not convenient for you, you can choose one of other modes of map examining. The modes are selected by cyclical pressing F1. You can choose from these modes:
1. 2D map kilometers: This mode was described above and it is set by default to be launched at the program start. Arrows mean constantly assigned directions ˗ north, south, west, east. Oblique movements are done with Spacebar and a step is done in kilometers. In this mode you cannot circle the Earth by a meridian because the map ends on the poles.
2. 3D map constant azimuth: Letters A and D let you choose the direction and a step ahead is done by Up arrow and backwards by Down arrow. Steps to the left and right are done with Left and Right arrows. The step is set in kilometers and you can circle the whole Earth. As the set direction is constant, by another azimuth than 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° you'll do a spiral towards the pole and you'll finish.
3. Mouse: You can examine the map also using your mouse. Just take your mouse and pull it on the mouse pad. When you reach the edge, raise your hand, take your mouse onto the other end of the mouse pad and continue pulling. You can do movements in any direction and Eurofly will be saying where you are. If you think your map is too dense, use the mouse wheel (or unless you don't have it, use Up and Down arrow). By this way you will set the map scale in range of 1 to 30. Number 1 means the densest and 30 the sparsest map. So you can examine towns and cities in the country as well. If you want to know where exactly you are, use the mouse button. The left one will tell you the country and the right one will let you know about your complete position along with the town/city. Mouse buttons combined with Shift on your keyboard will tell you your current latitude and longitude.
4. 2D map coordinates: It works the same like the first mode but instead of kilometers you move in thousandths of a degree. The step of 1,000 means a progress in one whole parallel or meridian. Smaller steps move you in its hundredths, tenths or thousandths.
- If you want to jump directly onto a certain place determined in coordinates, press F and write at first latitude and then longitude into the edit field. Separate them by comma, whereas decimal part you'll separate with full stop. Then press Enter.
- If you want to search for a certain place on the map, press Ctrl+F and write what you are searching for. Upper and lower case letters are not distinguished. If you write a string, the program will search for an exact sameness. But if you write the percent mark as the first, the program will search only for places containing your string. For example, if you write "york", you will find just cities of which the name is “York”. But if you write "%york", you will find not only cities named York but every city and village within the whole world containing the word part "york" (e.g. New York etc.). Results appear in a list ordered alphabetically by continents and countries, so you can examine them. If you press Enter on any item in the list, the list will disappear and the program will transfer you onto this place on the map.
- Objects on the map are ordered hierarchically in various levels. On the water, there is only one level ˗ water bodies. On the dry land, the highest level is a continent. Under the continent countries fall, under them there are provinces, regions, districts, cities, areas or local districts. By number keys of 1 to 7 you can examine anytime, what is situated on the place where you are standing right now. For example, examining Slovakia, if you press 1, you will hear you are in Europe. 2 ˗ you are in Slovakia, 3 will tell you e.g. Nitriansky kraj (region of Nitra), 4 ˗ District of Komárno, 5 ˗ Komárno. It means, your position is in the town Komárno, falling into the district of Komárno and Nitra region in Slovakia ˗ Europe.
- If you press Q, the program will tell you your position in all the levels. Ctrl+Q will copy this message into the clipboard so then you can paste it in a text editor.
- Moving on the map, the program tells you automatically whether you have reached another city or country. Various sounds announce change of the country, passing through the meridian, parallel, earth's equator or prime meridian. Voice announces change of a village, a region or a district. You can set this by pressing the key of the level you want, combined with Ctrl. So if you press Ctrl+4, the program will tell you just the change of a district, not single villages. Pressing Ctrl+3 you will be informed only about the change of a region. But be aware of the fact that not every country has the same structure. Somewhere you can encounter seven or eight levels, in other parts only two. Ctrl+0 lets you set announcing on the lowest level. If you reach another village you will hear it regardless of the level number.
The capital city of each country is announced by a sound as well. You can hear it within 25 km. If you don't like this feature and you find it disturbing, you can turn it off by Alt+C.
The key K will always tell you the current latitude and L the longitude.
Keys U I O P will give you information about your surroundings:
- U will tell you which country or water body is on the left from you and how far it is. If you press Ctrl+U, you'll get to know which countries or water bodies are in the arc from your front towards your left hand and on which angle the new object begins. For example, 0 Poland, 320 Czech Republic, 290 Austria. It means that right in front of you there is Poland, on your left side there is Austria, but there is also Czech Republic between.
- I will do the same but about the right side.
- O will tell you which objects, countries or water bodies are around you and it will tell you about each object on which angle it begins on a compass. If it announces you only one water body, e. g. "0 Atlantic Ocean", you are on an island and everywhere around you there is only the Atlantic Ocean.
- P will tell you what is right in front of you and how far it is. E. g. Poland 230. If you press P with Ctrl, you will be informed of other objects behind Poland, so you can look ahead within hundreds of kilometers without moving anywhere from your position.
If you press any of these four keys U I O P combined with Shift, you will get to know the same but about cities, not about countries.
Keys U I and P depend on your current angle of a compass. See How to move on the map.
- The H key ˗ horizontal ˗ will tell you how wide the country or water body is on your current position, how long your journey from one end to another would take and what is situated in the neighborhood. If you combine H with Ctrl, you will get to know the same about the whole continent.
- The V key is a vertical and acts the same like horizontal but vertically. You will get to know the height of an object and what is in its neighborhood up and down.
- F3 does a cut-out of the current object. If you press F3 anywhere except for polar areas, the program will tell you two numbers: the first of them is expressed as a percentage of your latitude on the current object, measured from below, and the second one is expressed as a percentage of your longitude on the current object, measured from the left. So if you are in a city of Slovakia and you press F3, you'll hear e. g. 5 80. It means your position is just 5 percent vertically within area of Slovakia but 80 percent horizontally. This means, it is nearly completely down and very close to the right border. You can find this function useful especially in frontier zones. If you keep going within Slovakia towards the south, and you enter another country, you could think there is already the end of Slovakia. But if you press F3, you may hear e.g. 20 40, which means you really are on a border but you actually stand on the 20th percent of the vertical of the country and somewhere on your right or left side from you Slovakia still continues towards the south with 20 percent of its area. But if you heard number 1 as the first one, you know you're totally on the south and there Slovakia really ends.
There are 5 lists in Eurofly:
F5 views all the continents and water bodies.
F6 views all countries.
F7 views all capital cities.
F8 views all airports.
F9 views your own favorite points which you marked on the map. You can add any place into this list if you press B on the map.
About all the lists it holds true that:
- If you press any function key itself, you view an alphabetical list ˗ in case of countries, capital cities and airports even a tree.
- If you press a function key combined with Ctrl, the list items will be ordered from the closest one to the most distant from your current position.
- If you combine a function key with Ctrl and Shift, the items will be ordered the way they follow each other if you were rotated yourself on your axis clockwise.
- If you combine a function key only with Shift, not the list will be viewed but you will only hear the first item of the list.
Within each item in a list you can see its name, distance from you, azimuth and time to get there.
The time is a default setting as an assumption you are flying by a plane with speed of 850 km/h. You can change this by Ctrl+Backspace and thus set your journey by car, by bike or even on foot. Then you will hear, how long it would take you to come e. g. from New York to Phillipines on foot.
If you want to fly, you have to create your own profile which introduces you as a character of the pilot. You can have also more profiles. Each one introduces one pilot. Every pilot has their diary, into which all their successes and fails, kilometers and hours flown are written.
To create profiles there is an item "Profiles" in the Main Menu. Here you can create and erase profiles as well. If you are going to fly for the first time, and you have no profile yet, you will be appealed for creating a profile, as soon as you select "Tasks" or "Free flying" in the Main Menu. If you create only one profile, this one will be loaded automatically and the program will never more ask you to do anything. If you have more profiles, every time you enter the flying mode, you will have to choose which pilot is now going to fly.
To create a profile it is enough to write any name and press Enter.
If you press Ctrl+Shift+D in the flying mode, you will see the pilot diary where you can read information about your present career.
Every profile can be registered on the Eurofly server. If you have not registered your profile yet, the registration will be offered to you automatically. You can accept it but you don't have to. If you accept, you will be required to put your name, which means any player name, country, age and any note which is not compulsory. You can change this data anytime in "Settings > Personal Data". If your profile is registered on the server, you become a part of the worldwide community of Eurofly players. You can watch who is registered in the Eurofly company, who is flying right now, who is where and what successes they have achieved. Your successes will be also visible on the web.
In the Main Menu select "Free flying" and choose your aircraft.
About flying you have to know that:
There are 3 types of aircrafts available, from the small ones, category 1, to the big ones, category 3. Aircrafts of various categories distinguish from each other especially by their technical equipment. The aircrafts of category 1 ˗ let's call them small ones, are handled manually. Category 2 ˗ the medium ones, provide you with some aids, and those big ones of category 3 have even an autopilot.
Airports are also divided into 3 categories. You cannot land on a small airport with a big plane, but with a small plane you can land anywhere, also on a big airport.
The airports distinguish from each other also by the fact that whereas those small ones have only one runway, the medium and the big airports have more runways.
If you found yourself in the hangar after launch, you have to leave the hangar. We will deal with such a situation in the following description. To take off successfully you have to follow these steps:
- Open the door of the hangar (Ctrl+O), you can see whether it's opened if you press O.
- Turn on your on-board computer (Ctrl+Shift+K)
- Turn on your radio transmitter (Ctrl+Shift+F)
- Set the correct frequency. The F key will let you know the required frequency and you will set it by pressing Alt+F. You will be told to do this also more times during the flight, every time when the transmitting frequency changes. It is very important to tune the radio transmitter for the right frequency so that you could communicate with the tower. Unless you tune your radio, you won’t be able to hear the tower. There are 2 types of towers on the airports of category 2 and 3 – ground and approach. Ground navigates you within the airport while the approach within the air. So now set your frequency for the ground. The ground will welcome you if you set it correctly.
- Use PgUp and PgDown to turn on the engines.
- Release brakes (B).
- Move on. Use Home to add speed and R to check it. Also use L to watch your position on the airport. If you press S you'll know you’re heading towards the west. You have to get to the main road between 3,000 and 3,200 longitude degrees. L tells you your longitude which gradually descends to 3200. There is a crossroad in this point, so you have to be careful. If you hear beeping before you reach it, the track is free and you can carry on. But if you hear ringing, brake with End and stop. Wait until the sound changes into beeping. Then move on again. Go straight ahead until the beeping sound disappears. This means you're on the main road and you can turn right. You can do it by pressing right arrow, or the best, Ctrl+right arrow. After turning and when S tells you the north, keep going on to the parking position, which is between 0 and 100 latitude degrees. About your latitude you get to know by pressing K.
- On the parking position you can decide whether you want to take passengers or not. If so, press Ctrl+W, thus you'll announce to the ground, you want to take passengers. They will assign you a gate. Move ahead again and go until you hear Gates sign. During slow driving turn the way you hear the sign. If the sign gets quiet after you turn the west or east, you are on your way and you can carry on, until you hear the number of your gate given by the ground. As soon as you can hear it, try to watch your latitude and after about 100 degrees just stop.
- Open the door (Ctrl+R).
- Board passengers (Ctrl+W). If all of them get on, you'll hear their number.
- Fuel (Ctrl+E or Ctrl+Shift+E). With Ctrl+E you fuel just wanted amount and Ctrl+Shift+E you use to fill up totally. Be aware that every aircraft has a different tank capacity. You'll check the fuel amount by pressing E.
- Close the door (Ctrl+R).
- Fasten your seat belts (Ctrl+B).
- Plan your flight. Pressing Ctrl+F8 view the airport list and press Spacebar on the one you've chosen as your destination or you want to fly through. Every airport on which you press Spacebar, is added into your navigation. The last one will be considered as your destination, the others as places you fly through. After you finish planning press Esc to close the list. Pressing Tab will let you see your planned route on your on-board computer. There you can delete what you don't need.
- If the ground gave you a runway from which you take off, you can turn around slowly or press Backspace to put your aircraft in a reverse. Then move on again and go backwards until you are on the main road ˗ you will hear Gates sign. Then turn to the north. When you are turned towards the north correctly, just stop, turn off the reverse and move on again ˗ now ahead. (Tip: If you prefer, you can enter the track or runway also without using reverse. The entrance into tracks [gate/runways] is about 200 ˗ 250 longitude/latitude degrees wide. So if you prefer, you can watch your latitude/longitude and turn slowly in about 100 degrees after you hear the sign to enter the track correctly). On the 2 category airport, all the runways go from this main road, where you currently are. On the 3 category airports, only runways 1, 2 and 3 go from this main road. Then there are ways A and B, on which there are A1 ˗ A5 and B1 ˗ B5. You have to turn onto them and keep going on until you find the correct one. Turn onto yours and stop.
- Set the transponder: Set the frequency of the approach tower. The tower will tell you a unique code. Turn on the transponder (Ctrl+Shift+T) and press Alt+T to put the code given by the tower. If you can't hear the code clearly, press Shift+T to hear it again. You will be told to do this every time you enter the new airport. The transponder communicates to the tower instead of you about your identity and position to ensure you will not get crash on other aircrafts. If you don't set your transponder, you risk a crash with another aircraft.
- Turn on the ventilation (Ctrl+Shift+V).
- Turn on the pressure system (Ctrl+Shift+P).
- Turn on the heating (Ctrl+Shift+Q).
- Turn on TCas (Ctrl+Shift+C).
- Turn on the storm radar (Ctrl+Shift+S).
- If it is the night, turn on the lights: front (Shift+F), back (Shift+B) and inside (Shift+S).
- If you are using a braille display, you can turn on the Status Monitor (Alt+M).
- Ctrl+Enter lets you see your aircraft properties. Check out how much you weigh after fueling and boarding passengers. Your current take-off speed depends on your mass. In the aircraft properties you can see your current take-off speed as well.
- Ask for a permission to take off (F1). In case of the bad weather you'll have to wait. After you get permission, do the next steps.
- If you have an autopilot, you can turn it on by Alt+U and it will take off itself. But if you have a small aircraft, you have to take off manually.
- Active flaps (Ctrl+F).
- Now add the engine power (Alt+Home) and watch your speed by R. If it equals to the take-off speed which you checked out before, press Delete to stop speed increasing.
- Raise the nose with down arrow onto 10° ˗ 15°. You check the inclination by T.
- After getting your take-off speed and raising your nose correctly, you'll raise up from the ground. Your height which you check by Z, will start increasing and you will receive a command from the tower. Now you have to turn off the flaps (Ctrl+F) and retract the landing gear (Ctrl+G). Your speed will increase about 20, 30 or 40 km.
- Maintain your speed and inclination until your aircraft interface tells you, you've taken off successfully. This is the end of your take-off.
- Airports of 1 category do not have any gates or runways. You board your passengers right on your parking position and take off on a runway right in front of you. Other steps you follow the way described above.
- Some aircrafts may not be equipped by some of the systems.
- You can fuel on the parking position as well, so if you don't want to take passengers, you don't have to go onto Gates to fuel.
- During the flight you drive the aircraft by arrows. You turn by 1 degree pressing left or right arrow. If you combine one of these arrows with Shift, you turn by 10 degrees, and an arrow combined with Ctrl turns you onto the closest orthogonal direction. Turning, of course, goes gradually. With S key you see your current direction. If you hear two numbers, e. g. 10 90, it means, turning is in progress, your current position is on 10° and you are turning onto 90°. You will hear a tone after your turning is finished.
- With down arrow you pull the joystick towards you, thus you are raising the aircraft nose up ˗ you are rising. With up arrow you descend. Never set the rising or descending angle for more than 20, it is very unpleasant. If you tried it and set even 25 or 30, you could damage the aircraft and get crash. You can see your current inclination by T and height by Z. Bigger aircrafts have an elevator, so if you hear two numbers pressing Z, it means the same like in case of turning. If you are using an aircraft equipped by an elevator, you can press Alt+Z to set an exact height to rise/descend to, e. g. 8,000. The default nose inclination using Alt+Z is 15 degrees. But if you want to rise/descent in a certain inclination, write e. g. 8000,7 into the edit field after pressing Alt+Z. This will make your aircraft rise/descend to 8,000 km with 7 degree of nose inclination. The aircraft will start rising or descending itself and as it reaches the desired height you will hear a tone. You can use this feature at the airport as well during taking off, you can set it for 100 or 500, or in the air if you want to land ˗ you set the height for 0.
- You change your speed by Home and End. You can check it with R. If you hear two numbers, it means that your autopilot is on, and it is slowing down or speeding up, or you turned on an auto speed option which is the feature of the big aircrafts. Then you can press Alt+R to set the exact speed and the aircraft will make it instead of you. You can use it also at taking off or landing, when you set your current taking off or landing speed. Be aware there are two speed types. One of them is a machine speed, the other one is a real speed. As you are flying in the air, your speed also depends on the wind direction and strength. If the wind is blowing from the side, it has no influence on your flight speed. But if it is blowing from the back, it pushes you ahead and its speed adds to yours. If it blows against you, it is slowing you down and your speed is less in the wind speed. So if the aircraft shows you speed of 700, but there is blowing headwind of 100, your engines work to develop 700, this is the machine speed, but you move in speed of 600 which is the real speed. The key R itself always tells you the machine speed and what the wind is blowing like. Shift+R will tell you also your real speed. But this does not influence taking off or landing, so then consider only the machine speed and set it for needed value.
- During the flight you can rise or descend as you choose but you must not go under your taking off speed, otherwise you will break down.
- Every aircraft has its maximum travel speed so normally you cannot get above this speed. But if you are doing a long flight and you don't want to sit by your computer for e. g. 10 hours, you can use Ctrl+T to activate turbo. Then you can increase your speed up to 10,000 km/h. If you use the same keystroke to turn the turbo off, the speed of the aircraft will gradually decrease to its standard maximum. You can use turbo only if you are on the maximum speed of your aircraft.
- F1 will let you know in a reach of which airport you currently are and whether there is any airport near you.
- From time to time you may be required to retune your radio. In such a case, at first check the required frequency by pressing F. Set it by Alt+F into the edit field. Finally press Enter. Unless you do it, you will not be able to hear the tower.
- If you enter the space of the new airport, you will be required to set your transponder. A transponder is a device which identifies you on the radar screen and informs also about your position. That is why setting your transponder is needed in dense traffics. Unless you do it, you risk a crash with another aircraft. You will set your transponder by pressing Alt+T and putting a unique code which the tower told you.
- If you are in a reach of any airport, you have to follow its commands, especially to rise or descend to the height given by the tower.
- By pressing Spacebar you can anytime check the last saying of the tower if you could not catch it. The exception of using Spacebar is a situation if you leave the the space of an airport and you are out of reach of the tower.
- If you enter the new country, you will be asked to identify yourself. You will do it by F2.
- During the flight you can look around using keys U, I, O, P. By H, V and F3 you can find other map information just like within manual walking through the map (see the chapter of “How can I find what is on the map?”). Further you can use the key J to check how far the closest new object is in front of you and M what and how far it is behind you.
- The same purpose, like A, S and D have in the manual examining, have Y, X and C (the 3 keys one line below). You can use them to turn around, just like within manual map walking through, but you will not be turning the whole aircraft but just your head. So your aircraft may fly e. g. towards south but you can turn your head to the left, right or to the rear and use U, I and P to see what is in these directions. Pressing Ctrl+S you will turn your head in the flight direction.
- If there is any object interesting for you during your flight, you can add it into your bookmarks by pressing B and then you can use it again within manual walking through the map.
- During your flight you can also view lists of countries, airports or capital cities and watch how they are getting further or closer to you.
- If you view the airport list and press Spacebar on one of them, this airport will be added into your navigation system as your destination. Thus you can let yourself be navigated towards this destination. You have these tools to do it:
- The key N will always tell you in how many degrees to the right or to the left you have to turn to go towards your destination.
- Alt+N activates an Audionavigation, so your destination will be beeping and you will hear it in the space but only if it is somewhere in front of you ˗ on the right or on the left. If it is behind you, you won’t hear it. If you hear it in the middle in front of you, you are flying towards it.
- Ctrl+N tells you how many kilometers remains towards your destination and what is its name.
- In bigger aircrafts an Autonavigation is available. You activate it by Alt+P and you don’t have to care about the rest. The aircraft turns towards your destination automatically.
- If the Autopilot is active, you don’t have to care about anything as well.
- In the aircrafts of 2 and 3 category there is also a bar available for you and a drink menu. By Ctrl+L you call the steward/-ess and choose from their offer. With Ctrl+K you drink your beverage ˗ coke in one go and others in more sips.
- During your flight you can experience a warning sign “TCas rise” or “TCas descend”. It means that another aircraft is flying against you and you have to avoid it. Then rise or descend at least in 100 meters.
- You can also experience a huge storm in front of you. If your storm radar is on, it will warn you by beeping which will be at first low-pitched but its pitch gradually increases as you are getting closer to the storm. You mustn’t get into such a storm because it would strike you to the ground. You have to get around it using arrows.
- Sometimes you can also experience crisis situations like e. g. fire on the board etc. In this case you have to land immediately.
- During the flight you can view on the on-board computer which Eurofly pilots are currently in the air. You can even send them a message if you want. Use Ctrl+Shift+G to turn on the communicator and Alt+G to write them a message. Note: Alt+G doesn’t work on the channel 0. A message panel will be added on your on-board computer. You can access it by Tab and contact other pilots. You can even see a profile of each of them. Just go on any pilot’s message and press Ctrl+H. You will view this pilot’s profile on the web. You can set a channel by numbers 1 ˗ 8 or 0 as you prefer, to let the pilots hear you. If you set 0, you will see messages from all the pilots within the world. Each of the channels, except for 0 works for one of your preferred communication languages. You will set your communication languages in Settings > General > Communicator Languages button. Languages are ordered alphabetically, so if you set e. g. Czech, English and Spanish, Czech will work as the channel 1, English as 2, Spanish as 3 etc. You will always hear it if you choose your channel. You can choose max. 8 communication languages. If a new message comes in any channel, you will hear a sound which you can mute if you prefer. You can mute this sound for each channel separately, if you view this channel and press Spacebar.
- You can find interesting the Traffic panel as well. Except for seeing who is in the air and other information, you can find useful the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+H, Ctrl+T and Ctrl+P. Ctrl+H will get you to the Eurofly Homepage, Ctrl+P to the web of pilots and Ctrl+T to the Traffic webpage.
If you want to land, you have to choose your destination airport with F8 or Ctrl+F8 and press Spacebar on it. Now the navigation system will lead you towards this airport. The key N will tell you how to turn and Ctrl+N how many kilometers remain to reach your destination. You have to land within your current landing speed and you mustn't have a too big height. So descend early enough to 100 and slow down to the landing speed. You will find it in the aircraft properties (Ctrl+Enter). Just be aware that your landing speed depends on your aircraft mass. So if you have flown hundreds kilometers and consumed a lot of fuel, your aircraft is now much lighter than during your takeoff. That is why don't rely on the data from some time before, they could have changed.
If you have an Autopilot, activate it and it will land itself. It will just appeal on you to ask the tower for permission when time for landing comes up. If you don't have an Autopilot, land the following way:
- Descent to 100 and slow down to the landing speed.
- If you are 2 and less kilometers in a reach of the airport, press F1 to ask for permission. If you don't receive it for a longer time and you fly over the airport, you have to turn back. Never try to land out of the 2 km airport landing circuit.
- If you have permission to land, you have to start the landing procedure. If you change your mind or miss the airport, and you are not able to land, press Ctrl+F1 to cancel the permission and then you have to ask for it again.
If you have permission and you want to land:
- Lower the landing gear (Ctrl+G)
- Activate flaps (Ctrl+F)
- Lower the nose with up arrow to ca 12 degrees and keep descending.
- If the interface informs you that your landing was successful, you will find yourself on the airport way towards the parking position, but your position will be less than -1500. You will go towards 0 and K will let you check your current position. Now you have to slow your aircraft down to stop, but you have to reach the parking position of 0 ˗ 100. You will hear the sign Parking position from your interface. If you stop earlier or later, nothing will happen but landing is not finished correctly and your aircraft is not parked.
- If you stop on the right place, your interface will announce the parking position and landing is finished correctly.
- Use Ctrl+R to open the door and Ctrl+W to let the passengers get off. On the bigger airports you have to tune your radio to the ground tower who will give you a gate where the passengers will get off.
- Here you can switch off the engines and return to the Main Menu by F4 or refill the fuel, board new passengers and do another flight.
- If you press Ctrl+D, you will see the board diary of your current aircraft and you will get to know where you landed at last and how many kilometers you have flown with this aircraft. If you turn off the application and later you will turn it on again, you will find your aircraft there where you left it.
- If you are on the airport in the parking position, you can change your airport if you select it in the airport list and press Enter to confirm. You can change your aircraft as well if you press Ctrl+A.
- If you need to land in emergency out of the airport, you can do it but only once in a day. Here are not included situations when you land on the application command. Emergency landing is done like the normal but before landing you tune your radio on 121,5. This is the frequency of emergency call. The F key now won't tell you the number but SOS sign.
Select Tasks from the Main Menu. The classic flight interface will be viewed but the application will give you a special task. So you have to fly from one place to another. You can experience to have some ordered stopovers or to change the aircraft on your route or to have to fly through some certain countries or avoid them. You have to respect this all within your flight. You can read your task if you press A. Shift+A lets you see a brief review of your task and Ctrl+Shift+A shows you a list of what you have already done. Then you have all the means to fulfill your task and it depends just on your smartness whether you can make it. If so, you will hear a congratulations in the end but otherwise just an information you haven't fulfilled your task. Then there will appear a file called tasklog.txt saved in the application folder. There you can read what mistakes you have done. If you need to change your aircraft somewhere, press Ctrl+A. If your time doesn't let you do the whole task, you can quit the application anytime after you land and park at any airport. After you launch Eurofly next time and you open the task mode you will find your aircraft where you left it and you can carry on doing your task.
If you need for any reason to restart your task again, escape from the task mode by pressing Ctrl+F4. You will restart your task and you will be given it from the start again.
After passing all the 90 basic tasks, there will be available other tasks for you, from which you can choose yourself which ones of them you want to fulfill. You can gain a certificate for some task packs and improve your qualification this way.
If you think the freeware Eurofly is of benefit to you and you think its author deserves a financial award, you can donate him any voluntary fee which you can send to his bank account of Fio bank.
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Acknowledgement for co-operation on the program belongs to:
Peter Johnson, Gary Darby and Rastislav Kiss for helping me solve the cartographical and programming issues.
Lubos Pintes for programming the server algorithms and complete communication of the application with the server.
Peter Vagner, Peter Nedorost, Vitek Jirasek, Lubos Pintes and Rastislav Kiss who joined collecting geographical data and tirelessly day and even night they worked hard to get together the whole world map as soon as possible.
Vitek Jirasek, Rastislav Kiss, Peter Nedorost and Ondrej Rosik who tirelessly tested Eurofly and kept enriching it with new ideas. If there had been a pilot diary available in the first Eurofly versions, Vitek would have been much further ahead of me at flown kilometers.
However, thanks to this he could reveal many bugs and came up with a lot of improvements together with other testers.
Jan Ohral, the pilot who provided us with valuable information from the real airborne life, collected technical data about aircrafts for Eurofly and consulted many questions connected with piloting the aircraft.
Vitek Jirasek for valuable technical help to carry out the records and help with many other questions connected with creating Eurofly.
Though, it was Štefan Kiss who programmed the game, Vitek nearly daily provided him with new ideas, sidelights and improvements going into details and all this made the application more and more developed. Thanks to his technical skillfulness within sound processing he became the sound engineer about the Eurofly and he is responsible for creating all the records, editing them, cutting and everything required within sound part of the program.
Ondrej Rosik who tirelessly tested the program and he still has been doing a technical support for Eurofly players. He also communicates with users from abroad and he manages translation of Eurofly into English.
Horst Konrader who gave his agreement for using the song Konis Hupen.
And especially I thank to The Lord for inspiration, strength, wisdom, patience, time, my tolerant wife and for all the co-workers mentioned above.