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.
There’s no need to purchase any other accessories, FlightProSim allows the user to operate the aircraft using the keyboard or mouse. However, accessories exist which allow the user to experience the intricacies of flight to a more realistic extent – with joystick or yoke, throttle boxes, and rudder pedals. Indeed, depending on how sophisticated the user wants to become, it’s possible to connect several computer screens together, such that the aircraft panel is displayed on a screen right in front of the user, while the view forward is displayed on a separate screen. One can even hook up a separate control station so that a second party can cause instruments to fail or weather to change in midflight, so that the actual pilot has to take unexpected action to save the day.
For the beginning pilot, however, just learning how to run the flight training simulator is challenge enough to start with. FlightProSim provides two manuals – a Getting Started Guide which explains how to set up the system, and then explains the intricacies of the instrument panel – using the default Cessna 127P as a guide. This manual also explains the intricacies of launching from an aircraft carrier (only a few of the aircraft in the sim are provided with the capabilities to do this), how to set it up for multi-player use over the internet, how to accomplish air-to-air refueling, and so on. This manual also provides links to online tutorials in learning to fly a plane, which the beginning pilot should definitely read! A tutorial is also included in the manual.
The second manual for this flight training simulator is called Flight School, which goes into learning to fly in much more detail.
Learning to fly – even on a computer simulation, is not an intuitive process, and the beginning pilot is going to have to spend some hours reading and studying these manuals. But the rewards are well worth it when he or she is able to bring that little Cessna up into the air, circle the airport, and then land again, or go airport hopping with precision.
FlightProSiim allows the aviation enthusiast to learn to fly using a variety of aircraft – from the Wright Flyer and Santos-Dumont 14bis to a variety of Cessnas, to military aircraft from the Sopworth Camel and Fokker Dr. 1 triplane, to the Spitfire and Hurricane of WWII, to the jet fighters of Vietnam and beyond. There are also hang-gliders, gliders, zeppelins, even a UFO. You are going to Love Flight Pro Sim!