The pc flight simulator can provide hours and hours of enjoyment for its users, from individuals who first learn how to fly with them and then move on to a career in aviation, to experienced pilots who like to feel the rush and to fly planes that they never otherwise would be able to do…like the Wright Flyer or the Santos-Dumont 14 bis, to military aircraft such as the Fokker triplane of WWI to the Spitfire of WWII to the Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird.
The first criteria of course is that the user have a computer that is powerful enough to run the flight simulator. Flight simulators are made for both the Mac and the PC, and while the Mac used to have much better graphics than the PC, that distinction has pretty much fallen by the wayside in the last few years. Read the rest of this entry »
Although experienced pilots will enjoy flying the various aircraft in this flight training simulator, the beginning pilot, one who is simply trying to learn the ropes before moving on to the real thing, can get a taste of it with FlightProSim as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Flight simulator scenery consists of a variety of terrain, from cities – complete with high rise buildings, trees, and homes, to towns, to bucolic scenery such as mountains and hills. Clouds also count as scenery, as does rain, as do the stars and moon. The scenery must also look realistic at different times of the day and night.
For example, with FlightProSim, the player will find that all runways have correct markings and placements. The approach lighting is accurate. When night flying, the player can view ground lighting in urban areas – even see car headlights on major roadways. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying to learn how to fly an airplane can be daunting, especially in today’s economy when lessons are so expensive. More and more people are turning to a flight simulator game to give themselves the illusion of flight, and of course they want to fly in the most accurate conditions possible, both in the terms of the aircraft they are flying, but also the types of scenery that they fly over and the airports at which they take off or land.
One such flight simulator game is FlightSimPro. Read the rest of this entry »
Rather than purchasing flight simulator software from a store, take the less expensive route and visit their website to get a flight simulator download. Flight Pro Sim provides simulator software that is easy to download, and easy to install.
There’s only one drawback to a flight simulator download that I can see, and that is that instead of having actual print manuals that you can look, you get PDFs which you have to print out. (I am of the generation that still prefers to be able to hold a print book or print manual, rather than read it on the computer screen.) Read the rest of this entry »
The earliest aircraft didn’t have cockpits. Orville and Wilbur Wright lay prone on the bottom plane (or wing) of the Wright Flyer in 1903. Future innovations allowed the pilots to sit upright on the bottom wing, but there was still no cockpit, and pilots didn’t wear seatbelts, either. Although most of the aircraft in the FlghtProSim consist of flight simulator cockpit, they do include a couple of these pioneer aircraft, including the Wright Flyer and the Santos-Dumont 14bis.
It was not until 1913 (after several dozens of aircraft designs had taken to the air) that a plane was given a cockpit, in Igor Sikorsky’s airplane The Grand. After that, cockpits became prevalent, but most of them were open to the sky, including those of WWI fighters and scout planes. Even in the 1920s, passenger planes had enclosed cabins for the passengers, while the pilots flew in open cockpits. By the 1950s, however, closed cockpits were the rule rather than the exception. Read the rest of this entry »
The more airports that flight simulation software offer their customers, the more popular that game will be. To be sure, the variety of aircraft is the player’s first concern, but the flight simulator airport is also an important component….no more so when the people using the software have actually been to the airports in question and know the number of runways that should be at each airport, and over which type of scenery they should be flying when they take off. Read the rest of this entry »
Flight simulation games are an exciting way to experience the feel of being a pilot without the expense and risk. Most simulator software offers a variety of aircraft to try out, but there is one that allows you to fly anywhere in the world with over 100 planes to choose from, from the old to the new, the small to the large.
FlightProSim is a complete flight simulator software package, which can be downloaded from the internet. Its basic package features 20 aircraft, and scenery and airports around California, but purchasers are able to go to the Members Area of their website to download over 80 different aircraft – either one at a time or in one batch, 20,000 different airports, and accurate scenery for the whole world. Read the rest of this entry »
The aircraft and scenery flight simulator downloads offered by FlightProSim allow you to expand your aircraft arsenal along with your ability to see the world. FlightProSim’s basic package comes with 20 aircraft and about 100 airports – past and present – around the California countryside.
However, there are still over 80 aircraft one can download, as well as 20,000 airports and scenery that cover the entire world. This is all available for just a modest extra fee. The extra material can be downloaded from the Members area of their website. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many types of flight simulator computer programs on the market, and Flight Pro Sim is among the best. When evaluating any flight simulator, there are several factors to take into account.
First of all, the realism of the experience is paramount. Realism of the flight simulator experience via yoke and rudder pedals is one thing, but the experience is dampened somewhat if the terrain over which you are flying does not look realistic, or if the instrument panels on which your computerized craft depend are not accurate. Read the rest of this entry »