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Need To Know Flying For MS Flt Simulator?  
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5497 times:

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to get myself the MS flight simulator. Do I need to know to fly an aircraft to use the simulator?
Where can I get best info about the product?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Olly

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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

No, no need to know how to fly in real life. The sim will teach you to fly, if you take the flight lessons that are included.


Posting from somewhere between KORD and KRFD
User currently offlineB737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5461 times:

You can also change the realism settings if you wish, you can turn them up or down to suite your needs.

I fly with most things on but you can for example set fuel to unlimited, etc.

As Csturdiv mentioned Ms FS also has lessons which should get you going in no time (and increasing your realism via the settings).

I do however suggest that if possible, you get yourself a joystick if you don't have one, you can fly without one but I think its much easier and more realistic with one.



Lady Guinness is ready to fly...
User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

You definately need a joystick...
I agree with the tutorials they're pretty good....
Don't imagine yourself flying a 747 out of the box though it will take you a lot of time and a lot of patience (I assume you never played the game before)....
If you need help I'm pretty sure the guys in this forum will help you out....
And just go to their website for the info and if you still have questions ask around in this forum.....



Uhhh What?
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2761 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting Boeinglover24 (Reply 3):
You definately need a joystick...

 checkmark  I'f you're on a tight budget you can get a decent joystick at Wal-Mart for 19 bucks. It's a Saitek ST290 PRO I have it and I haven't had a problem with it, probably goona upgrade to something better in the near future.

Here's an official insider for FS9
http://www.fsinsider.com/

Here's the official FS Homepage
http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/

You don't need to know how to fly a plane in real life, there are lessons that walk you through the Approach,Landing, and takeoff.

Once you get the hang of flying the lessons you can do a solo.When I first started I flew each lessons 25-40 times before I went out on my own.

Hope that helps a little bit

-Matt  Smile



No info
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3275 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

I highly recommend that if you have the money available, invest in a CH Products Flight Sim Yoke USB. You can find it for $100 at amazon.com and it will forever change the way you fly. Its more real to me because its reacts better. Plus with all the buttons programable on the yoke, you probably won't have to use the keyboard again!

Have fun! If you want/need more help other than the lessons, the Sybex Guide to Flight Simulator 2004 is a valuable resource, in my opinion.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

First off, the joystick you want (If you can foot the bill) is Saitek X52. Sweetist thing ever.

Either way, just do the tutoriels and ask around if you need help.



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

Yeah you must be a properly certified ATPL holder and show your licence at the store before you can buy it. 2,000hr as captain on a 747 is recommended to get the best chance of being sold a copy.

User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5372 times:

Thanks Everybody. Thanks so much for all the info. I've never played the game before, but i'm gonna pick one as soon as I can. Will invest in a joystick as well. You all have been of great help. Really appreciate that.

Olly


User currently offlineB737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

No problem VictorTango, always glad to help.


Lady Guinness is ready to fly...
User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5307 times:

SAME HERE !!! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR ATPL LICENSE AUTHENTICATION !!!

[Edited 2006-06-08 20:59:19]

[Edited 2006-06-08 20:59:30]

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