Category Archives: Flight Simulators

Microsoft Revives Flight Simulator

Stoked to hear that Microsoft is working on a release of Flight Simulator 2020, for the Xbox and PC (Windows 10). Besides being one of the top-selling games of all time, I got my IFR airplane rating in the minimum … Continue reading

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Garmin GPSMap 96C GPS Updates

Originally, the Garmin 96C shipped with a 2006 GPS database. The Feb. 2011 obstacle database size increased enough to require a new version of the software, 3.0.0. The 96C software update steps are: connect USB cable (regular to mini) from … Continue reading

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My Updated Elite Flight Simulator

Below is my updated Elite Flight Simulator. It was approved as an FAA Basic Airplane Training Device (BATD) by the previous owner, who is now an airline pilot: The console is a PFC Cirrus II and the avionics console is … Continue reading

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Commercial Use of PC Flight Simulators

PC flight simulator programs have come a long way since Bruce Artwick published some magazine articles in 1979. In fact, they have been adopted by several aerospace companies! Year Program Platform Licensee 1990s-Present Elite WM FAA-approved, used by flight schools … Continue reading

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Personal Flight Simulator Notes

There was an unusually large number of flight simulator setups for sale on eBay this January, with about 5 available ranging from $600 to $4,250 for a fairly new Precision Flight Controls (PFC) C2 setup. I guess it was spring … Continue reading

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