2021-03-01 12:14:26 (edited by star fire 2021-03-13 07:38:37)

WHAT IS EUROFLY?

Eurofly is a flight simulator, which contains digital atlas for the blind. It is based on real GPS system, and it contains all the maps of the world! But in my opinion, the game has some aviation issues, it's still a great game. I will not personally call it as a simulator for now. Let's see what exciting things Eurofly 3.0 has to offer.
Eurofly gives a variety of options.
a. Enter your home city and look what is 10KM north, south, east west;
b. Be a pilot and carry passengers from one place to the other;
c. Free Flying (fly for fun, with or without passengers anywhere);
d. Check what is under the GPS coordinates which can be found on the internet.
If you like the sound of this, Visit the Eurofly's Download Center!

EXPLORING THE MAIN MENU

About Eurofly. Gives a brief info of what Eurofly is, we have already covered that up.
Tasks: the application will give you a special task. So you have to fly from one place to another. You can experience to have some ordered stopovers or to change the aircraft on your route or to have to fly through some certain countries or avoid them. You have to respect this all within your flight. You can read your task if you press A. Shift+A lets you see a brief review of your task and Ctrl+Shift+A shows you a list of what you have already done. Then you have all the means to fulfill your task and it depends just on your smartness whether you can make it. If so, you will hear a congratulations in the end but otherwise just an information you haven't fulfilled your task. Then there will appear a file called tasklog.txt saved in the application folder. There you can read what mistakes you have done. If you need to change your aircraft somewhere, press Ctrl+A. If your time doesn't let you do the whole task, you can quit the application anytime after you land and park at any airport. After you launch Eurofly next time and you open the task mode you will find your aircraft where you left it and you can carry on doing your task.
Note: All tasks cannot be completed by direct guidance of the GPS system. Some tasks will not allow to do that.
Suppose, if you have to travel to China, if there's an Indian border in between, and you have to avoid it. So, set a randam destination, then after sometime of flying, change the destination to the place where we have to land, that way, the border can be avoided, and we will be able to go to our destination without any problem.
If you are unable to avoid the border, then it will be announced to you after landing that, task is not completed yet.
Free Flying: Fly anywhere, with or without the passengers, without any limitation.
Manual Walking Through Map: You can examine the map.
Profiles: Create/edit/delete profiles.
Creation of a profile is a significant step in order to fly. It introduces you as a character of the pilot. 2 or more profiles can be created.
Note: If this is your first time playing Eurofly, you will be automaticaly be asked to make a profile when you choose options like Tasks, Free Flying, and etc.
Voices: Allows to select a screen reader of your choice.
Options:
General Tab: You can change the path I.E. The folder where Eurofly is located. Select or change your home airport. Choose a distance format. Also choose the main language for the communicator. There are a few more options, but we have covered up the main options.
Map Tab: Map Source can be chosen by pressing up and down arrow keys.
Flight Tab: Range of airports can be chosen. Range of capitals can be chosen. Select if the day should be started in the hangar or not. We will come to this in a bit.
Volume Tab: Volume of aircraft engine, music, airport, transmitters, weather, Towers, stewards, and tones can be adjusted.
Systems Tab: Select if you would like to use joystick and intercom.


Test Speakers: Test if both the speakers are working.
Exit: Exits the application.

GETTING STARTED

Now, it's time to get started with the main course! Yay!
Now, we will learn to take off.
Wait! Before that, we will talk about the different types of aircrafts.
Category 1 aircrafts are very simple, they don't have a function which can be performed automatically.
Category 2: Some functions like automatic navigation by pressing Alt+P, can be performed. It will automatically turn towards its destination. Another one is, you can type altitude at which you'd like to fly. That can be done by Alt Z. Example: Alt+Z 500 enter.
Category 3: Hey! Now I am looking at your side, the lazy once! Because, category 3 aircrafts are equipped with Autopilot. Or wait, you don't have to be lazy...     Coming back, the auto pilot can be turned on by Alt U. The speed can also be set by pressing Alt+R
Also, there are 3 types of airports. Small, medium, and large. The difference is, small airports have just one runway, whereas medium and large airports have a lot of runways.

Feeling bored? I won't bore you anymore! Let's move on!

LEAVING THE HANGAR

Note: You can disable it from the settings. It will appear as, Start my day from the Hangar. Uncheck it. And you may skip this section by pressing h key if you don't wish to see it.
First, we have to open the door by pressing CTRL+O.
Then to turn on computer, CTRL+Shift+K.
Please Note: It is important to turn on your computer, as without it, you won't be able to check your speed, quantity of fuel, and I think direction.
Now, PG up and PG down to turn on the engines.
release breaks by pressing B.
Now it's time to move! Press home.
Please don't go with high speed. There is a cross road at this point.
If you hear the ding ding sound, please wait. When you hear the beeping sound, move on. When the beep disappears, press CTRL+Right Arrow. That will turn us north.
Now we have to press k and stop our aircraft between latitude 0 100. If the aircraft stops, between 0 and 100, then it will say parking position.

TAKE OFF ON CATEGORY ONE AIRPORT

If you are not starting from the hangar, then the aircraft will be standing at the parking position.
Turn on radio transmitter (Shift+CTRL+f).
Turn on transponder (Shift+CTRL+T).
Turn on computer (CTRL+Sshift+k).
Check the frequency by f key, and press Alt+f to type it, and enter.
You must type the code given to you by pressing Alt+t key. If you can't hear it clearly, press Shift+t in order to hear it again.
Fill the fuel tank (Shift+CTRL+E).
Turn on both the engines (Page up and page down).
Storm radar (CTRL+Shift+s).
Ventalation (CTRL+Shift+V).
Trafic colasion avoidance system (CTRL+Shift+C).
Tempering (CTRL+Shift+Q).
Pressure (CTRL+Shift+p).
Belt (CTRL+B).
Time to request permition by pressing F1. Sometimes, it happens that due to bad weather, the tower doesn't allow to take off. So we have to wait for a minute or so. If everything is clear, the tower will say like this. You are clear to take off.
Now, time to move.
We have to set the angle, or call it nose. To 10, or 15 to climb up. That is checked by T key. Note: If the aircraft is just standing, the angle cannot be changed.
Every aircraft have their take off speed. We must not speed less or more than that. If the speed is low, then the aircraft will not be climbing, if the speed is too high, it will just crash and destroy your life, so save it, it's in your hands!
The take off and current take off speed can be checked by going in the properties of the aircraft. In order to do that, we have to press CTRL+Enter, and up and down arrows to check the statistics.
Now add the engine power (Alt+Home) and watch your speed by R. If it equals to the take-off speed which you checked out before, press Delete to stop speeding more.
While speeding, turn on the flaps, raise the angle. If the aircraft climbs up, there will be a sound change, to confirm that, we can press Z key. We have to press CTRL+F followed by CTRL+G to turn off flaps and landing gear respectively. When it climbs 30, the aircraft will say take off successful. To stop rising, we have to set the angle to 0, so the aircraft doesn't climbs higher or disend down. Now we have to follow the commands given to us by  the control tower.
Note: At every new airport, we will be asked to type a new code. To do that, we have to press Alt+T, as stated earlier.
After the completion of 7 or 8 tasks, we will have to take off from the bigger airports. How to take off at the bigger airports, is covered in the section below.

TAKE OFF ON BIGGER AIRPORTS

If you are not starting from the hangar, then the aircraft will be standing at the parking position.
Turn on radio transmitter (Shift+CTRL+f).
Turn on transponder (Shift+CTRL+T).
Turn on computer (CTRL+Shift+k).
Check the frequency by f key, and press Alt+f to type it, and enter.
On large airports, there are 2 frequencies.
    a. Ground: It will guide you on the airport, about bording passengers, and will tell you to go to your respective runway. *You must set a destination in order to know your respective runway by pressing f8, and pressing space*.
b. Approach will help us in navigating in the air. After typing aproach, we must type the code given to us by pressing Alt+t key. If you can't hear it clearly, press Shift+t in order to hear it again.
Fill the fuel tank (Shift+CTRL+E).
Turn on both the engines (Page up and page down).
Storm radar (CTRL+Shift+s).
Ventilation (CTRL+Shift+V).
Traffic collision avoidance system (CTRL+Shift+C).
Tempering (CTRL+Shift+Q).
Pressure (CTRL+Shift+p).
Belt (CTRL+B).
Enter the ground frequency and press CTRL+W.
Now time to move.
Press home to speed up. Don't go above the speed of 60 70.
If want to bord passengers, you wil hear a beep, and the sign says gates. Press CTRL left or right arrow depending where the sound is coming from. CTRL+arrow will turn us 90°.
Move to the gate assigned to you, then again press CTRL left or right arrow depending from where the sound is coming. Now, don't move, if you don't want to crash.
Press CTRL+R to open door, followed by CTRL+W to bord passengers.
Choose destination (CTRL+F8, and space on the selected estination). We'll be told to go to our runway.
Now, close the door.
Turn reverse, back space.
Now, you have to turn back to the direction from which you turned.
Example, if you turned from west to south, press CTRL+right arrow to turn back west. Let it move back till you hear gates. When you hear the beep, turn north (CTRL+right arrow).
Stop the aircraft, turn off reverse, now move ahead.
Go to the runway assigned.
Now we have to press Alt+F and type the aproach frequency. Then we have to type the code by pressing Alt+T. Make sure that the transponder is on.
Press F1 for taking off permition. Press Alt+Z to set the altitude. Turn on flaps (CTRL+F)
Time to increase our speed=to the current taking off speed.
When the aircraft climbs, we have to press CTRL+F and CTRL+G to turn off flaps and landing gear respectively. When the category 2 aircrafts climb 40, and category 3 aircrafts climb 50, we will be told take off successful.


SUMMARY

Turn on radio transmitter (Shift+CTRL+f).
Turn on transponder (Shift+CTRL+T).
Turn on computer (CTRL+Sshift+k).
Frequency, Alt+F
Fill the fuel tank (Shift+CTRL+E).
Turn on both the engines (Page up and page down).
Storm radar (CTRL+Shift+s).
Ventilation (CTRL+Shift+V).
Traffic collision avoidance system (CTRL+Shift+C).
Tempering (CTRL+Shift+Q).
Pressure (CTRL+Shift+p).
Belt (CTRL+B).
CTRL W for passengers.
Move to the gate assigned, board the passengers.
Turn on reverse, turn back north, turn off reverse, move to the runway assigned.
Turn towards the runway, take permition by F1
Set the nose by down arrow
Turn on Flaps, CTRL+F
Speed up, when you climb, turn off Flaps CTRL+F, followed by Landing gear CTRL+G. When the aircraft climbs 30, 40, or 50, it will say take off successful.

FLIGHT IN THE AIR

So, this is well explained in the manual itself, so I'm gonna copy.
During the flight you drive the aircraft by arrows. You turn by 1 degree pressing left or right arrow. If you combine one of these arrows with Shift, you turn by 10 degrees, and an arrow combined with Ctrl turns you onto the closest orthogonal direction. Turning, of course, goes gradually. With S key you see your current direction. If you hear two numbers, e. g. 10 90, it means, turning is in progress, your current position is on 10° and you are turning onto 90°. You will hear a tone after your turning is finished.
With down arrow, you are raising the aircraft nose up, you are rising. With up arrow you descend. Never set the rising or descending angle for more than 20, it is very unpleasant. If you tried it and set even 25 or 30, you could damage the aircraft and get crash. You can see your current inclination by T and height by Z. Bigger aircrafts have an elevator, so if you hear two numbers pressing Z, it means the same like in case of turning. If you are using an aircraft equipped by an elevator, you can press Alt+Z to set an exact height to rise/descend to, e. g. 8,000. The default nose inclination using Alt+Z is 15 degrees. But if you want to rise/descent in a certain inclination, write e. g. 8000,7 into the edit field after pressing Alt+Z. This will make your aircraft rise/descend to 8,000 km with 7 degree of nose inclination. The aircraft will start rising or descending itself and as it reaches the desired height you will hear a tone. You can use this feature at the airport as well during taking off, you can set it for 100 or 500, or in the air if you want to land ˗ you set the height for 0.
-           You change your speed by Home and End. You can check it with R. If you hear two numbers, it means that your autopilot is on, and it is slowing down or speeding up, or you turned on an auto speed option which is the feature of the big aircrafts. Then you can press Alt+R to set the exact speed and the aircraft will make it instead of you. You can use it also at taking off or landing, when you set your current taking off or landing speed. Be aware there are two speed types. One of them is a machine speed, the other one is a real speed. As you are flying in the air, your speed also depends on the wind direction and strength. If the wind is blowing from the side, it has no influence on your flight speed. But if it is blowing from the back, it pushes you ahead and its speed adds to yours. If it blows against you, it is slowing you down and your speed is less in the wind speed. So if the aircraft shows you speed of 700, but there is blowing headwind of 100, your engines work to develop 700, this is the machine speed, but you move in speed of 600 which is the real speed. The key R itself always tells you the machine speed and what the wind is blowing like. Shift+R will tell you also your real speed. But this does not influence taking off or landing, so then consider only the machine speed and set it for needed value.
During the flight you can rise or descend as you choose but you must not go under your taking off speed, otherwise you will break down.
Every aircraft has its maximum travel speed so normally you cannot get above this speed. But if you are doing a long flight and you don't want to sit by your computer for e. g. 10 hours, you can use Ctrl+T to activate turbo. Then you can increase your speed up to 10,000 km/h. If you use the same keystroke to turn the turbo off, the speed of the aircraft will gradually decrease to its standard maximum. You can use turbo only if you are on the maximum speed of your aircraft.
F1 will let you know in a reach of which airport you currently are and whether there is any airport near you.
From time to time you may be required to retune your radio. In such a case, at first check the required frequency by pressing F. Set it by Alt+F into the edit field. Finally press Enter. Unless you do it, you will not be able to hear the tower.
If you enter the space of the new airport, you will be required to set your transponder. A transponder is a device which identifies you on the radar screen and informs also about your position. That is why setting your transponder is needed in dense traffics. Unless you do it, you risk a crash with another aircraft. You will set your transponder by pressing Alt+T and putting a unique code which the tower told you.
If you are in a reach of any airport, you have to follow its commands, especially to rise or descend to the height given by the tower.
By pressing Spacebar you can anytime check the last saying of the tower if you could not catch it. The exception of using Space bar is a situation if you leave the the space of an airport and you are out of reach of the tower.
If you enter the new country, you will be asked to identify yourself. You will do it by F2.
During the flight you can look around using keys U, I, O, P. By H, V and F3 you can find other map information just like within manual walking through the map. Further you can use the key J to check how far the closest new object is in front of you and M what and how far it is behind you.
The same purpose, like A, S and D have in the manual examining, have Y, X and C (the 3 keys one line below). You can use them to turn around, just like within manual map walking through, but you will not be turning the whole aircraft but just your head. So your aircraft may fly e. g. towards south but you can turn your head to the left, right or to the rear and use U, I and P to see what is in these directions. Pressing Ctrl+S you will turn your head in the flight direction.  
If there is any object interesting for you during your flight, you can add it into your bookmarks by pressing B and then you can use it again within manual walking through the map.
During your flight you can also view lists of countries, airports or capital cities and watch how they are getting further or closer to you. 
If you view the airport list and press Spacebar on one of them, this airport will be added into your navigation system as your destination. Thus you can let yourself be navigated towards this destination. You have these tools to do it:
The key N will always tell you in how many degrees to the right or to the left you have to turn to go towards your destination.
Alt+N activates an Audionavigation, so your destination will be beeping and you will hear it in the space but only if it is somewhere in front of you, on the right or on the left. If it is behind you, you won’t hear it. If you hear it in the middle in front of you, you are flying towards it.
Ctrl+N tells you how many kilometers remains towards your destination and what is its name.
In bigger aircrafts an Autonavigation is available. You activate it by Alt+P and you don’t have to care about the rest. The aircraft turns towards your destination automatically.
If the Autopilot is active, you don’t have to care about anything as well.
In the aircrafts of 2 and 3 category there is also a bar available for you and a drink menu. By Ctrl+L you call the steward/-ess and choose from their offer. With Ctrl+K you drink your beverage, coke in one go and others in more sips.
During your flight you can experience a warning sign “TCas rise” or “TCas descend”. It means that another aircraft is flying against you and you have to avoid it. Then rise or descend at least in 100 meters.
You can also experience a huge storm in front of you. If your storm radar is on, it will warn you by beeping which will be at first low-pitched but its pitch gradually increases as you are getting closer to the storm. You mustn’t get into such a storm because it would strike you to the ground. You have to get around it using arrows.
Sometimes you can also experience crisis situations like e. g. fire on the board etc. In this case you have to land immediately.
During the flight you can view on the on-board computer which Eurofly pilots are currently in the air. You can even send them a message if you want. Use Ctrl+Shift+G to turn on the communicator and Alt+G to write them a message. Note: Alt+G doesn’t work on the channel 0. A message panel will be added on your on-board computer. You can access it by Tab and contact other pilots. You can even see a profile of each of them. Just go on any pilot’s message and press Ctrl+H. You will view this pilot’s profile on the web. You can set a channel by numbers 1 ˗ 8 or 0 as you prefer, to let the pilots hear you. If you set 0, you will see messages from all the pilots within the world. Each of the channels, except for 0 works for one of your preferred communication languages. You will set your communication languages in Settings > General > Communicator Languages button. Languages are ordered alphabetically, so if you set e. g. Czech, English and Spanish, Czech will work as the channel 1, English as 2, Spanish as 3 etc. You will always hear it if you choose your channel. You can choose max. 8 communication languages. If a new message comes in any channel, you will hear a sound which you can mute if you prefer. You can mute this sound for each channel separately, if you view this channel and press Spacebar.
You can find interesting the Traffic panel as well. Except for seeing who is in the air and other information, you can find useful the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+H, Ctrl+T and Ctrl+P. Ctrl+H will get you to the Eurofly Homepage, Ctrl+P to the web of pilots and Ctrl+T to the Traffic webpage.

HOW TO LAND

Check by pressing CTRL+N, the remaining distance of the destination.
The tower will notify that this is your destination airport, and will ask to descend to 100.
Keep checking the distance by CTRL+N. Slow down. Check the current landing aircraft speed.
Just be aware that your landing speed depends on your aircraft mass. So if you have flown hundreds kilometers and consumed a lot of fuel, your aircraft is now much lighter than during your takeoff. That is why don't rely on the data from some time before, they could have changed.
When the remaining distance is 2KM or less, press F1 to request landing permition.
If you don't receive it for a longer time and you fly over the airport, you have to turn back. Never try to land out of the 2 km airport landing circuit.
If you have permission to land, you have to start the landing procedure. If you change your mind or miss the airport, and you are not able to land, press Ctrl+F1 to cancel the permission and then you have to ask for it again.
If you have permission and you want to land:
Lower the landing gear (Ctrl+G)
Activate flaps (Ctrl+F)
Lower the nose with up arrow to ca 12 degrees and keep descending.
If the interface informs you that your landing was successful, you will find yourself on the airport way towards the parking position, but your position will be less than -1500. You will go towards 0 and K will let you check your current position. Now you have to slow your aircraft down to stop, but you have to reach the parking position of 0, 100. You will hear the sign Parking position from your interface. If you stop earlier or later, nothing will happen but landing is not finished correctly and your aircraft is not parked.
-           If you stop on the right place, your interface will announce the parking position and landing is finished correctly.
-           Use Ctrl+R to open the door and Ctrl+W to let the passengers get off. On the bigger airports you have to tune your radio to the ground tower who will give you a gate where the passengers will get off.

CONCLUSION

I know all that was given in the manual, but I have tried to simplified it wherever I could, so that it helps some one or the other.
I am waiting for Eurofly Version 3, and I am sure others are waiting too, but the reason for that can be read at the Eurofly Home page.
I will try to find different mods for Eurofly, and will paste the links if I find them.
I hope this helps. Thanks for reading! If it does, help me reach to the new heights by smashing that button below which is gold, and a shiny magical number it holds!

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