How to fly Boeing 737 passenger aircraft

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hello and welcome to the dream arrow Oh

light simulator my name is Michael I'm a

Boeing 737-800 flight instructor today I

will explain the basic principles of how

to fly the airplane at the moment we are

in the air at 7,000 feet and our current

speed is 207 knots the primary device

used to control the airplane is the

control wheel using the yote you can

control the airplane Sal titude in both

pitch and roll for example when you turn

the yoke to the left the airplane

increases its Bank angle by turning the

yoke to the right you will decrease the

Bank angle until the moment its wings

are level again if you continue to turn

the yoke to the right you will begin to

roll to the right to get the wings level

again turn the yoke to the left until it

reaches the desired attitude then

release the yoke in the neutral position

pulling the yoke makes the airplanes

nose pitch upward

while pushing the yoke makes the nose

pitch downward

there are two main instruments that help

fly the airplane on the left there is

the primary flight display PFD it is

here where you will see any vital

indicators in the center of the PFD you

will see the attitude indicator the sky

is depicted in blue and the ground in


additionally the airplane is depicted in

black showing three symbols both wings

and the nose of the airplane on the

right side of the PFD

you will see the altitude tape while the

window in the center of the tape shows

our current altitude

7300 feet are selected altitude is the

magenta color 9000 feet located above on

the very right side of the PFD you can

see the vertical speed indicator VSI psi

needle is deviated slightly downward

showing the airplanes rate of descent if

you put the airplane snows down the

pitch angle will decrease and the black

point on the attitude indicator will

move down to the horizontal line the PSI

needle will move downward along with the

numeric symbol showing the rate of

descent additionally you will notice the

altitude start to reduce faster on the

left side you will see the speed tape

the white window in the center of the

tape shows the current speed 219 knots

directly above you will see the selected

speed in magenta color it is now aligned

with the current speed if you change the

selected speed number to 230 knots you

will see the magenta marker placed on

the speed tape showing the selected

speed of 230 knots the display located

to the right of the PID is the

navigation display nd it indicates the

airplane position similar to the

navigation system in your car on the

upper side you can see our current

heading of 293 degrees this is our

magnetic compass number 36 means 360

degrees or the northern heading

similarly the number 3 means 30 degrees

9 means 90 degrees and so on the number

18 is 180 degrees or the snow

heading while the number 27 is 270

degrees or the Western heading you may

see different reference points also

known as nav aids for example radio

beacons or vo ours these are shown as

blue triangles at the moment to the

airplane is on the radio beacon named

tango alpha Zulu or ta Z in the upper

left corner you will see our ground

speed GS or speed relative to the

surface which is 235 knots you will also

see the true airspeed or TAS also 235

knots the magenta line shows the

selected heading if you change the

heading on the mode control panel you

can see how the indicator changes on the


third instrument display located in the

center chose engine parameters steel

quantity and any malfunctions when they

are present regarding thrust control

levers the left lever is used to control

the left engine and the right lever is

used to control the right engine when

you move the levers forward engine

thrust increases resulting in

acceleration and a higher speed

alternatively when you move the levers

backward the engine thrust decreases

resulting in deceleration in the lower

speed this is the mode control panel or

MCP it is here where you may select the

desired flight parameters such as speed

and knots heading in degrees an altitude

in feet here you may be wondering how to

fly the plane according to pre-selected

parameters it is the flight directors FD

that will help us follow the correct

path you can turn them on using this

switch to magenta colored flight

director bars are displayed on the PFD

these help us follow selected flight

parameters by showing when to pitch the

airplanes nose as well as the necessary

Bank adjustments for example the new

heading is set to 340 degrees one is

placed vertically in the other

horizontally the vertically placed FD

needle moves to the right then following

this needle we start to turn the

airplane to the right attempting to put

it on the center of the PFD aligning it

with the black point the airplanes nose

the horizontally placed needle helps you

reach and maintain the selected altitude

for example if you need to climb select

a new altitude on the mCP for example

11,000 feet the FDD will move now upward

and by following it you will gain and

maintain a selected altitude

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I hope today's lesson helped you better

understand the basic principles of

flying the airplane good luck