Category Archives: Flight Simulators

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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Flight Simulators and GPS Training

Reality XP’s Flight Line 530XP ($29.95) add-in for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe has GNS430 and G1000-like displays, according to the box. I haven’t tried these yet, but in past versions of MS FS, note that … Continue reading

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