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Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots: Real World Training

Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots: Real World Training

Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots: Real World Training

Strap in and ride along as certified flight instructors Kevin Lane-Cummings and Jeff Van West raise the landing gear on this guide to using Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

This book takes you through the pilot ratings as it is done in the real world: You start with Sport Pilot training, then Private Pilot, followed by the Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and Air Transport Pilot. Aspiring pilots will learn the skills of flight, how to master Flight Simulator, and how to utilize the software as a learning tool towards their pilot’s licenses. Those who already have their real-world wings will benefit from guidance on how Flight Simulator X can be used as a continuing learning tool, how to simulate real-world emergencies, and how to use it for training towards advanced certifications. And those who favor simulation to real-world flying will find tips for making their sim experience as real as possible.

These 725 pages are packed with detailed information on using Flight Simulator X for training, including:

  • Introduction to flight operations
  • The fundamentals of aircraft control and flight
  • Performance takeoffs and landings
  • Airport operations and working with air traffic control
  • Radio navigation with traditional avionics and glass-cockpit technology
  • Instrument approaches, including the use of GPS and glass-cockpits
  • Commercial flight maneuvers
  • Emergency situations you can safely experience only in a simulator
  • Piloting high-performance aircraft and jets
  • Using multiplayer and shared cockpits for realistic air traffic control and training
  • and more...

This Massive Book weighs in at 725 pages - plus there's downloadable bonus material as you will see on the right of this page under Product Resources.


  1. Jeff Van West is a certified flight instructor in both single and multi-engine aircraft and editor of the professional pilot magazine IFR. He has written training curricula for both computer simulation and general aviation programs.
  2. Kevin Lane-Cummings is a pilot, flight instructor, educator, and technical communication professional. He has worked for aerospace megacorporations, science museums, flight schools, public TV stations, and Internet publishers.

Note: Due to the extreme weight of this book, there is a small shipping surcharge.

Weight 1.25 kg
PUBLISHER Wiley Publishing
Our Price: AUD $54.95

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