Elite 8.6 & Flightgear

Support for Elite 8.6 ELITE Devel­oped over 20 years ago, ELITE rev­o­lu­tion­ized the way pilots train all over the world by using the power of the per­sonal com­puter. From begin­ning instru­ment stu­dents to ATPs, ELITE pro­vides a pro­fes­sional flight sim­u­la­tion envi­ron­ment where and when you are ready to train. Whether the air­craft is sim­ple, com­plex, high per­for­mance, multi-engine pis­ton or tur­bo­prop, ELITE has the nec­es­sary detail to pro­vide a supe­rior train­ing expe­ri­ence. All switches, knobs, but­tons and levers, are fully func­tional allow­ing com­plete start-up to shut­down, as well as emer­gency pro­ce­dural prac­tice. Each photo real­is­tic air­craft cock­pit panel is a beau­ti­fully ren­dered, high-resolution replica of that found in the actual air­craft. All avion­ics and asso­ci­ated instru­men­ta­tion, includ­ing the GPS, func­tion exactly as their real world coun­ter­part. ELITE is not just a basic IFR sim­u­la­tor, but a com­plete train­ing platform.

Support for Flightgear 2.6 FlightGear is an open-source flight simulator. It supports a variety of popular platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and is developed by skilled volunteers from around the world. Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The goal of the FlightGear project is to create a sophisticated and open flight simulator framework for use in research or academic environments, pilot training, as an industry engineering tool, for DIY-ers to pursue their favorite interesting flight simulation idea, and last but certainly not least as a fun, realistic, and challenging desktop flight simulator. We are developing a sophisticated, open simulation framework that can be expanded and improved upon by anyone interested in contributing.

Microsoft FSX

Microsoft® Flight Simulator X is the culmination of nearly 25 years of the landmark Flight Simulator franchise—the most significant addition to date.

Flight Simulator X immerses you in a beautifully rich and realistic world with dozens of aircraft and interactive Missions for a completely new and innovative gaming experience.

Free Flight lets you fly anywhere in the world, from your hometown airport to the most exotic places you’ve ever dreamed of. Click here to view video.

Prepar3D

Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D ® simulation software. Private pilots, commercial organizations, militaries and academia rely on Prepar3D for immersive, experiential learning.

Prepar3D (pronounced “prepared”) is a visual simulation platform that allows users to create training scenarios anywhere in the virtual world, from the ocean depths to sub orbital space. The simulation furthers development of Microsoft® ESP™ while maintaining compatibility with Microsoft Flight Simulator X, allowing many thousands of add-ons to be used within Prepar3D. Click here here to view video

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