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To join landing competitions, join the session titled "BEST LANDING COMPETITION" (unless otherwise specified) in the FSX Steam Edition multiplayer lobby. The session is NOT dedicated 24/7, so it is only active during event hours (usually Saturdays @ 3:00pm EST; see calendar).
- Join the FSXCC Discord and find a admin to give you your member badge.
- Join the competition session (usually titled "BEST LANDING COMPETITION")
- Select the appropriate default aircraft or approved addon and spawn in the air.
- Once in the air, fly onto approach for the active runway.
- Make sure you PAUSE on a 1-2 mile final approach or behind any other aircraft already paused. You will then be in sequence for landing clearance.
- Wait patiently for you name to be called via discord. If you ask to go, you will be last for the round.
- Once you've landed and are clear of the runway, taxi back and hold short until given clearance for takeoff. This signals the start of the next round (usually 2-3 rounds).
YES, each competition is password-protected so that only registered FSXCC members can participate. The password for each event can be found under in the event description on the Calendar.
This is a very common question. The reason only default aircraft and approved addons are allowed in competition is for 2 main reasons. 1. The host usually does not have the airplane you want to fly and so if you fly it, it will be substituted for another aircraft. An A380 could be substituted as a 747. Reason 2 is the issue of lag. Addon planes tend to flood multiplayer servers with lag. This is the reason we have approved addons as we have tested them to make sure lag is not a problem.
The Top 10 results from landing competitions are usually posted on the Scoreboard within a few days of the event. Top 10 videos are uploaded to YouTube usually within a week after the event and can be viewed on either AirForceProud95's, NickFlightX's, or Snowy's YouTube channel.
Landings are judged based on the criteria listed below:
- Touchdown smoothness
- Runway centerline alignment
- Proper airspeed
- Touchdown location
- Proper flare and overall technique
- Use of flaps and spoilers