Flight Simulator Review – A Pilot’s Perspective

April 11, 2010

    As far back as I can remember, I have wanted to be a pilot. Like many people, as a child I would look up at the sky and dream of one day becoming a pilot and flying my very own airplane. Now, many years later as an adult, I have achieved this goal. I am now a Commercially Rated Helicopter pilot, as well as a Private Fixed wing pilot.

    Before I started years of very expensive and in-depth flight training, I started to experiment with different Flight Simulators on the computer. These “games” have become so technologically advanced, that I would not even call them “games” anymore. After using these simulators, I decided that I had the passion to pursue a career in aviation. Later in Flight School, I continued to use them as “advanced learning tools” when studying for exams.

    The latest Flight Simulator Software that I would recommend to be used as an “advanced learning tool” before you think about spending $50,000 on a Commercial Pilot’s Licence is a program called Flight Pro Sim. Flight Pro Sim offers real life cockpit controls, thousands of airports and the freedom to fly anywhere in the world, and anytime of day or night with exceptional detail and unlimited weather conditions.

    For example, recently I was studying for the instrument portion of my flight test, I actually practiced instrument flying on the Cessna C-172 on Flight Pro Sim. I tracked inbound/outbound radials to the VOR at LAX (Las Angeles Airport). Navigated through different weather conditions at night using ADF equipment and also flew GPS direct. Practicing with Flight Pro Sim helped me to gain a better understanding of Radio Navigation for my flight test.

    Flight Pro Sim offers more than 80 different planes, and new ones constantly being added, from the Wright brother’s plane to the most modern military fighter aircraft, and even helicopters. If there is an aircraft that you would like to try flying, Flight Pro Sim probably has it.

    Flight Pro Sim offers a very challenging and rewarding experience. Even for a real-life Pilot like myself. I would recommend purchasing this product before making the decision to become a pilot, as this is the closest experience to Real-world Flying that I have found. If you decide to become a pilot, it can also be used as an effective training tool during your flight training.

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