How do I "pan" or "translate" forward?

very quick question: I know how pan and zoom in, but how do I move the view (not camera) forward?

Not sure what you mean…

md01

Numpad 0 , select your camera, hit G, hit Z and move your mouse.

Is this what you mean???

you mean dolly the viewport cam?

there was some sort of fly/walk mode, much like in FPS games. check the documentation on that.

Go into camera mode (num0)
select the camera, press Shift+F
move mouse to turn, LMB to accellerate, MMB to brake