Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid: A Guide for Pilots, Instructors, and Virtual Aviators

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Aviation Supplies & Academics, 2006 - Transportation - 241 pages
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PC-based simulations, though touted by many in the aviation community as excellent flight training aids, are not being used to their full potential. This guide and the accompanying CD illustrate how to get the most out of Microsoft(R) Flight Simulator with general suggestions, specific advice, and practical tools. Student pilots can use the comprehensive information to review specific concepts and prepare themselves for formal flight instruction, while certified pilots can upgrade their navigation skills, learn about advanced aircraft and procedures, and complement their real-world flying with additional hours in the virtual skies. The materials are equally suitable for flight instructors looking for new tools to use in ground school classes and pre- and post-flight briefings and virtual aviation hobbyists will welcome the in-depth information on flying in the real world.

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User Review  - crosstime -

This book is not quite what I expected. I was hoping that it would be a training aid for pilots. The majority of the book is intended for flight instructors and how they might be able to use MS Flight ... Read full review

For All Pilots

User Review  - headwind -

Having owned every version of MSFS, I was skeptical about shelling out over $20 on another "add-on" book. However, as a new Private Pilot and aspiring CFI, I wondered if someone had really delivered ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Bruce Williams worked on six versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator during a 15-year career at Microsoft. His experience with the development and design of Microsoft Flight Simulator included consulting with leading aviation organizations and teaching seminars about how to use Microsoft Flight Simulator as a training aid. Bruce grew up in an Air Force family, and he has been a pilot and aviation writer since the early 1970s. He remains an active flight instructor at Galvin Flying Services in Seattle, specializing in technically advanced aircraft, simulator instruction, stall/spin/upset recovery training, and aerobatics. In early 2004, Bruce left Microsoft to devote full time to his consulting company, BruceAir, LLC (, which develops training materials, provides flight training, and offers multimedia presentations on a variety of topics for pilots and flight instructors.

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