Flight simulators are a pretty popular way for regular people to get into the cockpit, of pretty much any plane they choose, and take the stick and power it through the sky. These flight simulators give you the experience of flying without actually having to fly a real plane. But, can a flight simulator teach you to fly?
In some cases these flight simulators are a great way for new pilots to get a feeling for what flying is all about, how to read the instruments, see different types of wind conditions, and make quick calculations. These flight simulators try to make things as realistic as they possibly can. A flight simulator can come in several different varieties.
Depending on which one you are able to use will determine the amount of actual flight training you could receive. Pro Flight Simulator has a flight simulator, aptly named ProFlightSimulator, that is for use with personal computers. This has been alledged to be used by the hijackers on 9/11 to help them learn the controls of the planes they would be overtaking.
When it comes to learning how to fly future pilots tend to run into cash problems as the cost of renting an aircraft is extremely expensive. With flight software a pilot can get in valuable experience at a fraction of the cost. When it comes to military training the choice of using an affordable flight simulator makes more sense especially when it comes to getting practice on a multimillion dollar aircraft. The flight simulator allows pilots of all income levels to step into a realistic flying environment without breaking the bank.
Some other home simulators are those that center on the combat flight and are not really fit for any type of realistic flying situations where you might learn actual flight mechanics. Other types of simulators are more high end types that are used by NASA, US Military, and other types of government, or certified flight training facilities. These are large simulators involving closed in cockpits, real-touch controls, and hydraulics that rise, tilt, yaw, and shudder the cockpit with each turn or condition. They are commonly in large rooms designed with the simulator and a control room where the instructor can create different types of conditions for their students.
These flight simulators are indispensible in the training, of both new and veteran pilots, as it helps to keep costs lower for maintenance, fuel, and costly updates or repairs. Even entire flight crews can keep their training up to date with the larger simulators.
Flight simulators used to teach you to fly are actually tools that supplement the students time in an actual plane. The student can learn the instruments, take off and landing mechanics, night flying situations, how to handle turbulance, and other real life flight conditions with the simulator. However, while simulators do a great job of simulating the flight experience, nothing can replace the real life situations of real flight.
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