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 =====Bombardier Dash 8Q-400 Flight Tutorial===== =====Bombardier Dash 8Q-400 Flight Tutorial=====
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 ==== Flight Plan ==== ==== Flight Plan ====
  
-The flight for this tutorial is taking us from San Diego **runway 27** to Los Angeles **runway 25R**. After adding the start and end to our route we also add the SAN, NFG and ELB VORs to the route to that the flight plan looks like this (with a few automatically generate waypoints left out):+The flight for this tutorial is taking us from San Diego **runway 27** to Los Angeles **runway 25R** along the west coast, northbound. After adding the start and end to our route we also add the SAN, NFG and ELB VORs to the route to that the flight plan looks like this (with a few automatically generate waypoints left out):
  
 **KSAN RWY27 SAN NFG ELB KLAX RWY25R** **KSAN RWY27 SAN NFG ELB KLAX RWY25R**
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 This route is 103.1 NM long and will take us about 25 minutes. The cruise altitude is going to be **15,​000ft** and we're only going to cruise for a short time. This route is 103.1 NM long and will take us about 25 minutes. The cruise altitude is going to be **15,​000ft** and we're only going to cruise for a short time.
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-**Main Bus Tie to Tie**+**Main Bus Tie To Tie**
  
 Pan up to the upper left corner of the overhead panel. Pan up to the upper left corner of the overhead panel.
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 ==== Final Words ==== ==== Final Words ====
  
-A quick recap of this flight my be good to close off this tutorial. We started the engines, configured the aircraft for takeoff, took off from KSAN in HDG SEL and engaged LNAV right after takeoff. We then accelerated to 210 kts and reduced the RPM of the props. Reaching the cruise altitude of 15000ft the autopilot leveled off because we manually armed ALT SEL, we reduced power and changed to 850 RPM. Then we prepared VNAV and planned the approach into KLAX, captured the localizer and glide slope, slowed down and configured the aircraft for landing. As always in the Q400 we landed the aircraft manually and vacated the runway, cleaned up the aircraft and taxied to one of the many parking positions at LAX. Then we shut down the engines and are now ready for the next flight ​:-)+A quick recap of this flight my be good to close off this tutorial. We started the engines, configured the aircraft for takeoff, took off from KSAN in HDG SEL and engaged LNAV right after takeoff. We then accelerated to 210 kts and reduced the RPM of the props. Reaching the cruise altitude of 15000ft the autopilot leveled off because we manually armed ALT SEL, we reduced power and changed to 850 RPM. Then we prepared VNAV and planned the approach into KLAX, captured the localizer and glide slope, slowed down and configured the aircraft for landing. As always in the Q400 we landed the aircraft manually and vacated the runway, cleaned up the aircraft and taxied to one of the many parking positions at LAX. Then we shut down the engines and are now ready for the next flight.
  
 What you could do next is either a flight back to San Diego, repeat the same flight again until you feel more comfortable or start a totally different flight, it's up to you. I hope this tutorial provided you with enough info to fly the Q400 on your own. What you could do next is either a flight back to San Diego, repeat the same flight again until you feel more comfortable or start a totally different flight, it's up to you. I hope this tutorial provided you with enough info to fly the Q400 on your own.
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