In real life, when one wants to take private helicopter lessons, one will generally learn on a Robinson 22 (at least in the United States). Probably for this reason, FlightProSim’s flight simulator helicopters offers a Robinson 22, as well as the military helicopters such as the various Sikorskys (the S51, 76C, S58 Choctaw, CH-53E Super Stallion and the UH60 Blackhawk), two Piaseckis, the H-21C and the HUP, a Lynx, an Alouette, and even an Osprey (although that is a VTOL and STOL, rather than a helicopter, I include it here). Read the rest of this entry »
FlightProSim is software that allows the armchair pilot to fly any one of over a hundred aircraft. When people think of flight simulators they usually think just of airplanes, but FlightProSim offers a helicopter simulator download as well, as part of their overall package.
Like all of their aircraft, the helicopters can be flown by keyboard alone, but FlightProSim also supports joysticks, yokes and rudder pedals, which certainly enhance the flying experience. Read the rest of this entry »
It is more expensive (at the time of this writing, anyway) to learn how to fly a plane than to learn how to fly a helicopter – at least in the real world. Most pundits suggest learning how to fly an aircraft first – especially since the aeronautical knowledge one learns is then carried over when one learns to fly the helicopter.
There are way more airplane pilots than helicopter pilots..and when the economy is healthy helicopter pilots are a highly desired commodity. That’s where a helicopter flight simulator comes in. Read the rest of this entry »