Instrument Flight Sim software

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Wavemechanic
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Instrument Flight Sim software

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Greetings all, from what must be the newest member,

Anyone any information on good simulation software for instrument appreciation? Hope to pick up something cheap and cheerful, compatible with Irish charts and airports and aimed at the novice. Had a PPL once, but haven't been active in a while - would like to get involved again.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Instrument Flight Sim software

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Hello "Wavemechanic" and welcome to the forum :D

This might not be what you are looking for but I used it before I did my MEIR and it was quite helpful. It is free also, and you can practice thing's like QDM's, QDR's, interceptions, tracking, holds and wind corrections.

The link is http://luizmonteiro.com/Learning_Cmpct_ ... m_Pro.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Rant was a great piece of software I used also, bit expensive but far more sophisticated than the one above. :)

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+1 for MS FSX from me too. I'd also recommend getting this addon... http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=utxeurope" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (it'll have most of the roads and coastlines in the correct place making VFR flight much easier). The default Irish scenery in FSX is pretty barren but you can get addon scenery for free that will provide most of the small airfields.

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Re: Instrument Flight Sim software

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Thanks for that. I've thought about MS Flight Sim but wasn't too sure whether there were add ons available for Irish airports. I'll try that link ryr448l - could be enough there.

Now all I've got to do is get a decent graphics card and control column without the wife noticing - easier said than done I'm afraid...

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If you do consider MS FSX....

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Some freeware Irish scenery for FSX available from http://avsim.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (you'll need to register...it's free and search for "Ireland" in the file library). You'll need a relatively decent PC (especially a good CPU) in order to get the most out of FSX.

Loads of payware and freeware aircraft addons available too.... from Microlites through Rallyes to the super detailed PMDG 737 NGX and B744 (both of which are regularly used by real world flight crew of these types).


Edit: Here's a list of aircraft that are available for free for FSX... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... n_US#gid=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Thanks KiloDelta.

Interesting links - could spend hours there

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