EUROFLY 1.7 – Quick start

Copyright Štefan Kiss 2016

Translation Marco Oros



What will You haveto know about work with Eurofly


            This document gives you a basic information, how Eurofly works and how to use It.

Note about screen readers: This program is created for those, who can’t have any screen reader. It says a standard information by Sapi 5, but You can also change It in menu to read those informations by NVDA, Jaws or Winmonitor. Same are also for lists, or edit boxes. If You would like to keep those settings without changes and It matter, that Sapi 5 reads also lists to You, You can turned off by pressing f1 at the list. Another informations will also spoken by Sapi5 voice. If You’ll need also work without screen reader and You need items on lists on comboboxes to speak, press f1 on justany list to turn on to speak items and combo boxes. You can also use two speech inputs together, see tips and tricks documentation.



How to view map?


-Select a menu item from the main menu manual map view.

-Press backspace to select a step size to walk on the map. You can cyclically select between those options: 0,1, 0,5, 1, 10, 100 and 1000. Those size is in kilometers, so You will move by this value by every step, which You set.

-Press up, down, left and right arrow to move on map by directions to the north, south, west and west.

-Press a and d key to find a moving direction, for example 45 degrees, or 110 degrees. Keys a and d turn You by one degree. Pressing those keys with shift turned You by ten degrees and with control to direct way. For example, if You are at 100 degrees and You press ctrl +d, You will be at 180 degrees. If You press ctrl+A, You will be at 90 degrees.

-Press space to move by this direction, which You’ve set on previous step. Press Ctrl + spacebar to move back in this same direction

-If You press a shift with arrow keys or space bar, You’ll move to the next object. For example, if You are at ocean, by pressing a space bar You won’t move a 100 kilometres, but to the next country.

You can select also another mode for moving, if You don’t prefer to use move by kilometres by pressing cyclically f1 key.

You have the following modes to select:

1. 2D kilometres map (mode, which has been described abowe and is selected after program launch(. You move by kilometres in this mode by pressing arrows and spaces. You can't encircle the globe by meridians, there globe ends on poles.


2. 3D constant azimuth map - You will move by kilometres, like in previous mode. You can encircle the globe in this mode. Remember, that direction is constant. It means, that in the 0, 90, 180 and 270 you'll made a spirall to the pole.

3. Mouse mode - You can also move on map by using a mouse. You can zoom also map by using a mouse wheel, or up and down arrow. Press left click button to know country and press right button to know complet  describtion of country, province and city. By pressing a shift key, You can also get an information about Your latitude and longitude.

4. 2D coordinates mode - This is similar like this first mode, but step is by coordinates. So, number 1000 representing move by Your circle of latitude, or meridian. Number 100 representing move by hundredth and 10 by tenth.

If You would like to jump to concrete coordinates, press the f key and write your latitude and longitude divided by comma (,), but if You want to enter decimal number, type the dot (.).


If You wish to find some city, use CTRL+F key and write a city, for example New York. If You use a percent digit (%), You can find a cities, which countains for example New York.



How to know, what is on the map?


            Objects on the map are hierarchically sorted to the levels. But, in the water, there is one level, water arena. In the land a higher level is a continent, lower are countries, then provinces, cities, villages ETC. You can view It by pressing a number keys from 1 to 7. For example, if You press a 1, You notice, that You are in Europe. If You press 2, You have heard ‘Germany’. If You’ve press a 3 You’ve heard ‘Bavaria’. If You press a 4, You know, that You are in Munich. If You press a q, You’ll hear all levels and if You press a ctrl+q, You’ll copy this information to Your clipboard.

You’ll hear this information, if You’ll walk on the map. If You want only heard only some informations by a level, press ctrl and number key of level. Some informations are also sounded, for example change country, or there are different sounds for meridians and circles of latitude. Warning: There are various structures of various countries. If You press a ctrl+0, You will hear only changes of cities, but not of provinces.

There is also a capital city sound, which You can hear to 25 km. If It disturbe You, You can turn It off by pressing alt+c.

Press a k key to know Your latitude and l key to know Your longitude.

You can also scan, which is around You by pressing U, I, O and P keys.

U key says, what is on the left site of you,

I which is on the right,

O says, which is around You and

P infront of You.

By pressing those keys You will know, which countries are around You. By pressing those keys with ctrl, You will know, which countries are on the bow (U and I) and infront of You (P key). Those things are depend on which are You looking (a and d keys).

By pressing a h and v keys, You’ll know, how country is width and high.

You can also know, where You are in one country, or continent from cut. Press the f3 and You’ll hear two numbers. First number is latitude of country and secound, longitude.

H, V and f3 can be pressed with a control key. After that, You’ll hear those informations, but with a land, or water arena.

A cutting of country and continent is from down to up and left to right. For example, if You heard, that You are heard ’18 14’ in India it means, that You are on the southwestern part of India. But, remember please, that borders are not straight.


There are 11 lists on Eurofly. First list is activated by pressing f5, there are continents and water arenas. F6 key lists countains countries. F7 key list countains also capital cities of countries and F8 keys, airports. F9 key list is list of Your favourite places, which You can add by pressing B key on the map or, when You fly. F10 key list is list of inportant cities.

There are also some inportant rules about those lists:

-If You press only those keys, You will be in alphabetical list. If You press a list keys with CTRL, You will know, which place is near of You. So, first place at the list means, that this place is nearly to You. If You press those keys with ctrl and shift, items will be viewed, as You wil turn clockwise. By pressing list keys with a shift, You won’t be in list, but software will read You most nearl place.

Items on lists are viewed, as name, distance from you, azimuth and time. Time depends on a speed, which You can set by press ctrl+backspace.



Whymust to create profile


Profile is Your pilot. You can’t fly without any profile. You can create so many pilots, as You can.

            Every pilot has a diary, where are informations about success and unsuccess flyings, howmany hours You fly ETC. You can create and delete your profiles by selecting option from the main menu ‘profiles’. If You want to fly, but You haven’t any profile created, You’ll be asked to create profile. If You have only one profile created, You’ll be quickly moved to the tasks, or free flying. If You have for example 2 or 3 profiles, program will ask You, what profile You wish to select.

Creation of profile is easy. Just type name of pilot and press enter.

You can view Your career by pressing ctrl+shift+d.



How to fly


Select the free flying item from main menu and select your airplane. Before We move on to pic flying You’ll have to know, that there are three types of Airplanes.

1 – Those are little aircrafts.

2 – Those have also some helpful things.

3- Those very big have also autopilot function.

            Also, airports are divided too in different (three) categories: It means, that You can’t land on little airport with big aircraft, but with little aircraft You can land everywhere. There is also different, if little airports have only one runway, middle and big airports have many runwais.



How to take off


There are steps for success take off:

1. Set a frequency (f key tells You a new frequency and You type the frequency by pressing alt+f) Note: Frequency will change also in flying. It is required for communication with tower.

2. Set a transporder (tower will say a code to You and You must press alt+t and enter It). It is required for information to tower, where You are and also of collision with another aircrafts.

3. Fill up the fuel. You can do that by pressing ctrl+e and ctrl+shift+e. Ctrl+e is to fill up the certain amount of fuel and ctrl+shift+f is for entering complete fuel. Be careful, because every airplane have own tank. You check your fuel by pressing e.

4. Turn on engines by pressing page up and page down.

5. Board the passengers by pressing ctrl+w. If they are boarded, program announce You cound of passengers.

6. Close the door (ctrl+r)

7. Buckle up (ctrl+b)

8. Turn off ground brakes by pressing ctrl+b.

9. Look to your aircraft properties by pressing ctrl+enter. Check weight, because It depends of your actual takeoff speed.

10 Request permission for take off by pressing f1. You'll wayt, if there will be a bad weather.

If You are at small airport, You can use way infront of You. If You are on big airport, You'll hear number of Your way. You must first travel to the north and when You'll hear indication very loudly with name of Your way, roll on It to the left, or to the right.

Permission is long for 90 seconds, so be carefull, if You travel and roll very long to the way.

You can increase and decrease speed of engines by pressing home and end keys.

If You are mostly far away from Your way, stop the engines by decreasing speed to 0 and press backspace. It activates a reverse. So, after increasing speed, You'll be reversed back. Get Your speed to 0 and turn off a reverse function.

11. Turn on flaps by pressing ctrl+f

12. Increase Your speed to required actual take off speed. You can check It by pressing R key.

13. Take a nose coin by pressing down arrow key arround 10 and 15. You can check your inclination by t key.

14. If You have right speed and also correct raising of your nose, your altitude will increase. You can check It by pressing z.

If You'll hear an instruction from tower, quickly take back the gear by pressing ctrl+g and turn off flaps by pressing ctrl+f.

Wayt, when Your interface informs You, that take off is success.

Note: Airplanes with autopilot can automatically take off.



How to driveplane and how to fly


You control your airplane by pressing left and right arrow to turn by degree on one direction.

Pressing shift and left and right arrows turns you by 10 degrees.

Pressing those arrows with control You’ll head a perpendicular direction (for example, north, south, west and east). It is made gradually. You can chect direction by pressing ‘s’ key. If You’ll heard two numbers, for example ‘10/90’, It means, that You are at 10 degrees, but target is 90 degrees. You’ll hear a ding, when turn is finished.

By pressing up and down arrow, You’ll control Your yoke. By pressing down arrow You’ll rise up, by pressing up arrow You’ll falling down.

In the bigger airplane, You can set Your automatic altitude driver to certain altitude by pressing alt+z and entering number. You’ll hear two numbers, like in situation with direction.

This same is with automatic speed driver in the big airplanes by pressing alt+r.

Be careful, because there are two speeds: one is of engine, and another is normal speed depends on for example wind. By pressing r key You only know an engine speed, but by pressing shift+r, You will hear real speed.

You can freely rise and fall, change your speed, but not at minimum, like your take off and landing speed, because aircraft will crash.

You can’t change your speed, as It is Your travel speed, but You can turn on the turbo, if You don’t wish to sit very long on Your computer.

You can also notice, how far away is near airport.

You’ll be announced to set Your frequency. Press f to know Your new frequency and alt+f to change It.

If You will be at new airport, tower informs You to set transponder. Do It by pressing alt+T. It is necessarry, if You don’t wish to crash.

You can also repeat lastly spoken request by pressing spacebar. But, if You live airport, You can’t listen this request.

If You are in the new state, You’ll challenged to identify Yourself. Do It by pressing f2 key.

There are similar or same key shortcuts, like in manual viewing of the map. But, U I O and P are depend of Your looking. Set it by keys Y and C on Your keyboard. In English, It is Z and C (qwerty keyboard). Check Your looking coordinates by pressing x key. To set Your look back, where You fly, press ctrl+s. If You wish to change Your airplane in this direction, like You look, press alt+s and type the number, which You’ve heard, when You have pressed the x key.

If some city or willage will be interested on You, press letter b to add It to Your favourites (f9 key).

You can view countries, cities, seas and airports, like in manual viewing of the map. Press spacebar key to set (for example airport) to Your navigation.

There are three types of navigation systems:

Audio navigation (all airplane categories)

Auto navigation (airplanes category 2 or 3)

Autopilot (only airplanes in category 3)

You check Your target by pressing N key.

Press alt+n to activate audio navigation.

Press alt+p to activate auto navigation.

And finally, press alt+u to activate auto pilot.

You can check, howmany kms You have to the target and name of this target by pressing ctrl+n.

Auto navigation and auto pilot drive Your airplane automatically, in audio navigation You’ll hear the beep. If beep is at center It means, that You are good set to Your target. But, if You don’t hear the beep, target is behind You.

You have also at categories 2 and 3 aircrafts the bar and drinks. Press ctrl+l to call stewardess, select from the list the drink and if steward or stewardess brinks You the drink, press ctrl+k to drink It.

Note: Coffees and chocolates are drinked by little, but cola is drunked fully.



How to land


You will choose a targeted airports and drive on It. You do that by selecting one airport by f8, or ctrl+f8 and press spacebar on It.

Nextly, very important is decrease on Your landing speed. You can find It by pressing ctrl+enter and found It on aircraft properties.

You must fall or rise on not very high altitude. Very great is 100 for landing. Because You fly big way, some fuel are decreased and It also influence Your actual landing speed.

Autopilot will landing automatically, but If You haven’t auto pilot, do those steps:

1. Fall to 100 and decrease Your actual landing speed.

2. If You are at 2 km to airport and less, press f1 to request permission for landing. If You are far away, return back.

3. If You get permission for landing, do those things:

3.1. take front the gear by pressing ctrl+g

3.2 Turn flaps on by pressing ctrl+f key.

3.3. Take  airplane nose to value around -12 by pressing up arrow.

If interface informs You, that landing is success, You will be at the airport way somewhere between -1000. Increase the speed and check your position by pressing k key. You must stop the airplane between 0 and 100.

If You’ll be at the correct position, interface inform You ‘parking position’ and landing is success.

Open the door by pressing ctrl+r.

Board of the passengers by pressing ctrl+w.

Note1: You can also change Your airport by selecting It from the list and press the enter key.

Note2: You can also change Your airplane by pressing ctrl+a.



How to complete the tasks


Select from the main menu item tasks.

Program gets You a new task. You can check It by pressing letter A. There will be various challenges, like flying from point a to point b, there will be layover, or there will be those things, like not flying at certain countries or defining, across which countries You must fly ETC.

Shortcut ctrl+a gets You a brief description of Your task and ctrl+shift+a also this, what You complete in this task.

If You haven’t enough time to finish task, land on some airport, exit game and Your task will be saved on this airport, which You land.

If You made a mistake, press ctrl+f4 and task will be reseted.