I've used CH Product's Virtual Pilot Pro for about two years and have been very pleased. I think the one you're talking about is either a step up or a replacement for mine, so it should be a good peice. If you're going to fly piston aircraft, however, you may want to look at CH's Flight Sim Yoke USB that has throttle, prop, and mixture controls. I only have a throttle, so I have buttons programmed to vary the propellor blade angle and have to adjust the mixture with the mouse (a real pain, hence I hardly ever do it!). You can find it on CH's web site. In any case, I think it's better to buy a flight yoke that's designed for this sort of thing rather than a joystick, even one with force feedback. On a different note, Viewpoint Park's last day is Dec. 31. I hear rumors that new observation sites are being considered once the new runway is finished, but who knows when that will be!