In Flight Simulator X Steam Edition, I just flew the following missions successfully:
- Tutorial 1-5: Basic training
- Tutorial 8: Transition to Jet
- Rome-Naples Airline Run
- Caribbean Landing
I am just now trying to transition from the Tutorial Missions to scheduled airline runs. Should my experience be enough for transition to airline-style Free Flight, or should I do more missions (and which ones)?
Are there things I will have to observe, that go beyond the missions I flew?
I chose a 32.6 miles EDWB-EDDW low-level (3500ft) VFR via VOR WSR for a small test. I then found that the plane sits on the runway, and there is no radio traffic. Am I expected to initiate radio traffic and ask for takeoff clearance, and how can I enable a computer copilot that would handle radio traffic for me?