Welcome above to the world of Flight Simulators! Just before the beginning – let me warn you, once you’re into it, there is no way out. You wouldn’t belive how addicting is the feeling of holding your yoke (or joystick), pulling it and seeing the airplane goes up to the sky and then, without you feel it – getting on the airport’s approach and land your Boeing triple-seven.
But yet, as babies don’t learn how to walk by running, no-one should begin his flight “career” with the jumbos. As pilots in the real world out there begin with Cessnas (this small airplane with the cute proppelor on it, scrolls down and you’ll see what I mean), so should Flight Simulators players; pilots, to be exact.
The Cessna 172 is the most common training aircraft in the world, it is beening used by real pilots on thier beginning, by people who just want to enjoy non-commerical and “easy” flight and by… you. One day you’ll look back and just joke about the days you sat infront of your computer screen trying to fly the Cessna 172 on FSX (Flight Simulator X). Untill that happens, you should get equiped with the best airplane and sceneries that exist, just to make sure that once you get to the real Cessna, you will recognise everything you see infront of you.
The first thing is getting the base, Flight Simulator X (FSX) Gold Edition – this is basically the simulator we will be using. Once you got it from FlightSim Pilot Shop, you will be able to start your flights easily; you wouldn’t believe how easy it is to just scheudle a flight. It takes two, maybe three clicks and a few moments and you’re sitting there, on the runway with your Cessna 172.
The next thing – and even more important is getting the aircraft. Carenado – C172N Skyhawk II X allows you to simulate reality in its best as the default Cessna 172 is not realistic when it comes to flying. Wouldn’t you prefer to fly something that is closer to reality?
Now, once you got your simulator and your aircraft, you’re ready to go! Go ahead and fly!
Have a nice flight over there!
PS: If you would like a nice and short route, just make sure to takeoff from Seattle Tacoma International airport, continue straight for a few moments and just land in the airport you’ll see.Good luck!