Practicing IFR in FSX: I made it a habit to look for the worst ceilings in ForeFlight and then flying approaches which would almost certainly end up at the missed approach fix, instead of on the runway.
This way I have to continue to maintain situational awareness in unusual situations. The workload is pretty high during a missed approach and in my opinion there isn't enough emphasis on the part after the MAP in flight training.
This evening I flew two published missed approaches until I finally found a nice ILS down to 200ft agl on the fogged in east coast.
This kind of serious FSX training gives me the feeling that I really need to continue until I can land - and doing that in legal conditions. Another thing that came too short in my IR training: knowing how to estimate visibility. Runway edge lights are 200 ft apart. Numbers like these should be present when flying real approaches down to minimums.
Bottom line; I really don't want to fly like this for real. But I absolutely recommend to try this at home. ;)www.myclimbrate.com