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    Default Best way to learn FSX

    Hi All and a very happry New Year. I am just getting back into flight simulators after a 30+ year absense. I am starting off with FSX and wonder if you have any thoughts about the best way to learn the sim. I just picked up a Saitek yoke and am thinking of getting the pedals. I'm looking forward to spending time on this forum. Many thanks.

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    The FSX learning center and missions are a good place to start.

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    Totally agreed with Ray! Learning Center, Tutorial Missions, and general takeoff and landing practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Totally agreed with Ray! Learning Center, Tutorial Missions, and general takeoff and landing practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Totally agreed with Ray! Learning Center, Tutorial Missions, and general takeoff and landing practice.
    Or you can take a trial flight. Nothing like real flying to teach you about the virtual world....

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    some ideas to share:

    *Talk with us here: ask questions; tell us of your earlier fs activities

    *Take your time getting under way: keep it fun and a hobby, not a job!

    *when I joined this site, I came to the forum and read about six month's worth of previous posts (I don't find reading a chore) just to see what people were experiencing.

    *Go to the 'sticky' at the top of this forum page and see how others enjoy the sim

    *Join a multiplayer group; 'my' group of senior gents flies casual flights on Mon and Tue at 1900Z. (Israel, Germany, UK, and US). You can drop me a private message if you wish to discuss it.

    *Take the 'flight training': I managed to complete the FS2000 or FS2002 version and get my 'pilot's certificate'.

    Loyd

    ps I did get a 1 hr introductory flight lesson as a gift from my son a few years back and found the C180 looked almost exactly like the sim's default 172. Turns out my instructor even flew FS9 occasionally. after 20 years of simming, the real flight was a 'piece of cake'.
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    Default Thanks Ray.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Hff View Post
    The FSX learning center and missions are a good place to start.
    I just loaded FSX and have been lookng ariund. I saw the Learning Center. Looks really good. Thx.

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    There is additional information if you look below at the Real Aviation Tutorials & FAQs section of the forum. There's information on traffic patterns, in flight exercises to improve your control, maneuvering, navigation, takeoff and landings, basic aircraft control, and more. That is not INSTEAD of the lessons and such suggested above, but IN ADDITION TO those.

    There's a wealth of information around, including asking questions here on the forums.

    Larry N.

    As Skylab would say:
    Remember: Aviation is NOT an exact Science!

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    Also, if you get real serious, there is a wealth of free publications which can be downloaded from the F.A.A. See:

    https://www.faa.gov/regulations_poli...uals/aviation/

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    Thanks Larry

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