Why use Microsoft Flight Simulator for real-world flight training? Because it gives you the best possible head start and enables you to learn at your convenience. Flight Simulator provides scenario-based training that lets you practice handling almost any situation. It offers advantages you don't even get in a real plane—the option to set up any kind of weather or equipment failures, stop midway and redo a procedure, or get the view from outside the airplane. FSX isn't a game. It's a training mission for virtual and real aviators alike.
Install Flight Simulator and set up a training program from Student Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot
Use the custom flight lessons on the companion Web site to prepare 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 both old-fashioned and modern methods
Communicate with air traffic control
Build practice time that can help you prepare for license exams
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 for each lesson in the book, demonstrations of flight maneuvers, and two 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
| ISBN 10:
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.