A beginner’s guide to flight simulation

Preparing for take-off

Taking flight simulation up as a hobby can be a daunting experience. The complexity of the software and the huge variety of add-on aircraft, scenery and hardware controllers available can seem intimidating at first glance. In this article, we will simplify the jargon and tackle some of the challenges newcomers are likely to face by looking at the different flight simulator platforms and highlighting the various add-on packs available. We will also discuss hardware requirements to ensure that your computer is capable of running flight simulators at acceptable frame rates before finally providing an overview of what controls you need to get the best possible flying experience.

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