Why use Microsoft Flight Simulator for real-world flighttraining? Because it gives you the best possible head start andenables you to learn at your convenience. Flight Simulator providesscenario-based training that lets you practice handling almost anysituation. It offers advantages you don't even get in a realplane—the option to set up any kind of weather or equipmentfailures, stop midway and redo a procedure, or get the view fromoutside the airplane. FSX isn't a game. It's a training mission forvirtual and real aviators alike.
Install Flight Simulator and set up a training program fromStudent Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot
Use the custom flight lessons on the companion Web site toprepare for actual flight training
Practice the fundamentals of flight—starting the engine,taking off and landing, and performing pre-flight checks
Learn to handle different types of aircraft
Experience the effects of wind and weather
Prepare for emergency situations and learn to navigate by bothold-fashioned and modern methods
Communicate with air traffic control
Build practice time that can help you prepare for licenseexams
Use stunning visuals to practice in any conditions
Master expert-level, high-performance maneuvers
Companion Web site Visit www.wiley.com/go/flightsim to find sample flights foreach lesson in the book, demonstrations of flight maneuvers, andtwo bonus chapters.
"I keep this book on visual at all times, as it’s destined to become a classic. THE book to read about serious flight-simulation". (fs-dev-support.com/jarn, Monday 17th September)
Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots
Jeff Van West, Kevin Lane-Cummings
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Jeff Van West
Jeff Van West is a freelance writer, a corporate trainer, and an instructional designer. He has developed manuals and training programs for applications in business, data management, and aviation. He has also worked internationally, facilitating collaborative projects on information technology and technical training. His last book for Microsoft Press was Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater, published in 2000 as part of the Inside Moves series. Jeff lives with his wife and son in Seattle, WA.