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  Flying circuits at Brize Norton in the VC10 Printer Version
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2: Getting ready for take off
Select the take off flaps setting of 20 degrees.
You can click the flaps indicator to do this.
The slats also extend fully with the 20 degree flaps setting.
Click the 'Tail Trim' gauge to read around 3.0 to 3.5 degrees.
This tilts the whole tailplane to give more nose up force.
You will need to adjust tail trim a lot as you fly, so it is important that you have easy controls assigned for 'elevator trim' in Flight Simulator.
Click on the Speed Reference chart to get a list of important speeds & settings for the flight.
TOW (take off weight) should show close to 95 (tonnes).  If it does not, adjust the fuel load until it does read 95.
Thru is the take off thrust setting (shown here as 93)
V1 is the max speed you can abort a take off.
VR is the speed at which you rotate (pull the stick back)
V2 is the safe flying speed
MFR is minimum speed to retract the flaps
FUS is the flaps up safety speed

Initial climb speed will be 160 kt.
If you look on the Brize Norton chart, altitudes are always given as two values (eg. 2770 & 2500).
These are QNH & QFE readings.  QNH is measured above sea level & QFE is measured from the local ground up.
If you click the altimeter until it is reading as close to zero as possible, that will give the QFE reading during the flight.
Since we are only doing circuits, this is an acceptable thing to do & it makes life easier.
Click the radio toggle button to bring up the radio stack.

We need to set both NAV radios and an ADF radio.
NAV1 should be tuned to '111.9' which is the ILS frequency at Brize.  Note - If you are using Nick Black's Brize scenery, you need to tune NAV1 to '111.85' instead.

We are going to tune NAV2 to the ILS frequency at the nearby Fairford airbase.  This is because the default MS Brize scenery does not give a DME (distance measuring equipment) reading from the ILS or the NDB beacon.
Note - If you are using Nick Black's Brize scenery, you do not need to tune NAV2 at all, because the ILS gives DME information.

The ADF frequency is '386'.  This is the frequency of the NDB beacon at Brize which we have to pass over on the first circuit.
Adjust the 'Course' to 257, so that the arrow is pointing straight down the runway.
 
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