I recently purchased the latest version of Flight pro Sim and it’s realism is totally stunning. I’ve played a lot of these air flight simulator games but for my money this is absolutely the best. It is without question the most popular airplane game on the net with fantastic reviews.
There are two versions of it. A basic version and a full version. The basic version costs about forty dollars and really is a bit of a teaser for the full version. The basic version gives you limited planes to choose from and you can only practice landing and takeoff within the San Francisco area. While the full version which only costs around eighty dollars comes in a DVD set delivered to your door and comes with the ability to choose over one hundred and twenty aircraft and over twenty thousand airports to land and takeoff on. Go for the full version, it’s not a lot more money and it’s just so much better than the basic version, plus once you’ve bought it you get lifetime free upgrades – so that’s the final cost forever. Plus, it comes with a no questions asked sixty day cash back guarantee if you for any reason want to return it.
The 3D scenery is absolutely amazing in this flight game. You can even fly over your own house, or the Gobi Desert, or, the Rockies and it changes from day to night so you can learn so many skills, just like a real pilot. In fact, this game is used by many flight schools to professionally teach pilots and in addition, many pilots use this flight simulator game to brush up on their own schools. It’s that good.
Your choice of aircraft is fairly much endless. You can choose to fly the 1907 Wright Brothers, a World War Two Spitfire, Boeing 747, Airbus A380, F-16 etc. You can even choose a helicopter and you can land on an aircraft carrier.
Whatever you do, buy a joystick, or, as it’s known in air simulator games, a yoke. This truly enhances your flying experience as it offers much more realism to the air game. This will only cost you about eighty dollars at your local electronic store, or, online and will come with all sorts of extra controls so you will truly feel believe you are piloting the plane just as the real pilot does. You can control the plane without the joystick, but, thru your keyboard – it just isn’t the same. There’s no great setup with the flying yoke, it comes with a USB plug so you simply plug it into your PC and you’re off flying within minutes.
The realism of the cockpits in these flight simulator games will blow you away. A lot of the instruments and controls actually function, so it is going to take you awhile to learn all these but there’s plenty of supporting data and videos to help you along the way so you’ll pick up the basics pretty quickly. After learning the basics, it’s probably best to teach yourself how to fly in something basic like a Cessna, well that’s what I did. This is what you will be likely learning from in a professional flight school, so it makes sense. This way you will be learning the basic flight instruments and controls, throttles, pedals and yoke in your own time. You’ll also learn how to control the aircraft in all sorts of unexpected situations like turbulence and storms.
In no time at all you will be having so much fun and will be in such a world of your own up looking down at fabulous scenery that you likely have never seen before – that it’s going to be hard to drag yourself away.