The team of talking virtual instructors in FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10 now support a whole hangar full of popular aircraft, small, medium and large, and the list of supported aircraft is growing. All these planes are supported at the same level of detail which has been popular with FSFlyingSchool's FSX and Prepar3D add-ons and for which FSFlyingSchool has won 5 consecutive PC Pilot Magazine Classic Product Awards.
In addition, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Cessna 208 Caravan are supported at the extra 'detail pack' level, at which the instructor knows are great deal more about the specific airplane, including procedures, checklists, v-speeds, engine management and much more.
The following airplanes are automatically supported in this new product:
Beechcraft King Air B200 (Carenado XP11) Beechcraft King Air C90 (Carenado XP11)
Boeing 737-800 (General)
Piper PA-28 Arrow 200 (vFlyteAir)
Cirrus SF50 - (Supplied with X-Plane 11)
Cirrus SR20 - (vFlyteAir)
Eclipse 550 NG - (Aerobask)
Epic E1000 Skyview - (Aerobask)
Lisa Airplanes Akoya - (land based operations only) (Aerobask)
McDonnell Douglas MD 82 - (Supplied with X-Plane 11)
Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140 - (vFlyteAir)
Velocity V-Twin - (Aerobask)
X-Plane 11 + 10 Cessna c172 (supported at 'Detail Pack' level)
Carenado Cessna c172 (supported at 'Detail Pack' level)
Carenado Cessna 208B (supported at 'Detail Pack' level)
Carenado Cessna 152 II
Carenado Mooney M20J
Carenado Piper PA-28 Archer II
Carenado Piper PA-32 Saratoga
Carenado Piper PA-34 Seneca II
Carenado Cessna C340 II
Carenado Beechcraft Bonanza F33A
Carenado Cessna C337 Skymaster
Carenado Cessna CT210 Centurion II
Carenado Beechcraft King Air C90B
Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58
Boeing 777 Worldliner by VMAX
Boeing 787 Dreamliner by VMAX
Beechcraft Baron 58 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Beechcraft King Air B200 (Details in manual)
Beechcraft King Air C90B (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Boeing 737-800 (EADT)
Boeing 747-400 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Boeing 777-200 (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
Cirrus C4 'The Jet' (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
Columbia 400 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Diamond DA40-180 (Shade Tree Micro Aviation)
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (Wilson Aircraft)
MD KC-10 Extender (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
Piaggio P180 Avanti Ferrari (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
...and the list is growing.
And the best part is that you can add support for as many additional planes as you like - full instructions are provided in the manual. You only need to provide a little data about the plane and you're all set!
FSFlyingSchool 2018 comes with a huge set of additional new features...
Autopilot Tutor Included
- Interactive Autopilot advice is optional
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Autopilot' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the autopilot and giving instruction and advice on it, including:
--- Speed hold
--- Speed Selection
--- Heading Hold
--- Heading Selection
--- Altitude Hold
--- Altitude Selection
--- Vertical Speed Selection
--- Autopilot Master
--- NAV Hold
- Autopilot areas where Mr Smith will help
--- Autopilot speed selected too high - above vNE (never exceed speed) for aircraft
--- Advice on having descended to within 1,000 feet of target altitude
--- When autothrottle is on - you can now set a speed to hold
--- Approach hold can only hold approach if speed is appropriate
--- Autopilot speed selected is below landing configuration stall speed - you need to increase it
--- Altitude selected is under 500 feet above destination runway - caution
--- Advice on having climbed within 1,000 feet of target altitude
--- Be sure autopilot altitude value is at or below service ceiling
--- If vertical speed selected is rapid descent - it can be uncomfortable and lead to flying too fast
--- Altitude selected is under 500 feet above surface currently beneath aircraft - caution
--- Autopilot speed selected too high - must be below 250 KIAS below 10,000 feet MSL
--- Autopilot is on so it will control the aircraft - you need to monitor and control the autopilot
--- Altitude selected is very near the elevation of destination runway - caution
--- If vertical speed selected is rapid climb - it can lead to a stall - watch airspeed
--- Autopilot speed selected is below stall speed - caution
--- If vertical speed is very low it can waste fuel and may conflict with ATC requirements
--- Autopilot disengaged - you control the aircraft
--- Descent to altitude selected would make contact with surface currently beneath aircraft - caution
--- Autopilot speed selected is below flaps up stall speed - you will need flaps
--- Advice on having reached target altitude
---...and so much more!
- Autopilot tutorial advice is optional
If you want to hear this general advice, turn on the 'Autopilot Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool. Chief instructor Mr Smith will give you general instruction on the autopilot unit and more when you are flying during quieter periods. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice each flight.
- Get ready to learn - here are some of the areas Mr Smith will explain to you
--- Intersecting the ILS glideslope from below
--- How to slow down to a target speed
--- Disengaging autopilot (or not) before landing
--- Speed management required to keep on glideslope
--- Importance of correcting drifting heading indicator
--- Wasted turns through poor use of heading bug
--- Immediate firm control of aircraft after autopilot is disengaged
--- Disengaging autopilot if flight path is not right
---...and a lot more!
Navigator Pack Included
Get ready to become an expert at understanding and following flight plans - your chief instructor Mr Smith can help in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10 with the Navigator Pack!
There's more - The Navigator Pack also contains the new Taxiway Tips feature! See below for details.
It's time to share your flight plans with your instructor!
We all know that a flight is so much more interesting, realistic and challenging when a flight plan is filed and now it's time to load your flight plan into FSFlyingSchool as part of your pre-flight preparation. Your chief instructor Mr Smith will help you master flying flight plans correctly in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10.
- Chief instructor Mr Smith is ready to help with the Navigator Pack
He's the one with navigation expertise, ready to give helpful tips, updates, instrument readings, monitor your flight plan navigation skills and so much more!
- Flight Plan Files
The Navigator Pack reads the standard format FMS flight plan files popular with X-Plane pilots. This is the format used by X-Plane GPSs and many other flight planners.
- Interactive Flight Plan Advice is optional
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Flight Plan Advice' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the flight plan and giving instruction and advice on it.
- Real Airport Data
The new Real Airport Data button at the Flight Plan Page will open a browser containing detailed real world information about your destination airport with links to lots of useful resources from the splendid SkyVector website for all airports and also the excellent AirNav website for U.S. airports.
- Flight plan areas where Mr Smith will help:
--- Flight plan distance remaining
--- Flight plan time remaining
--- Waypoint radio frequency
--- Course to a VOR
--- Waypoint distance
--- Course to an NDB
--- Time to waypoint
--- Fuel to destination
--- Descent rate to destination
--- Gross weight
--- Visibility and wind
--- NAV1 current NAVAID
--- Ground speed
--- Above ground level
...and a lot more!
- VORs - NDBs - Fixes - Waypoints
Master VOR and NDB navigation by asking chief instructor Mr Smith to give automatic advice on tuning and using these NAVAIDs at flight plan waypoints. Get help navigating waypoints in a flight plan by having your chief instructor Mr Smith announce them before you reach them. He'll tell you what they are and advise you on the turn you'll need to make when you get there. You'll become an expert in flying flight plans correctly by having chief instructor Mr Smith advise you along each leg of the plan with information updated in real time as you fly your flight plan.
- Mr Smith is ready with Taxiway Tips
As your chief instructor, he's the one who explains signs, markings, lights and more!
- Taxiway and runway tutorial advice is optional
If you want to hear this advice, turn on the 'Taxiway Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool.
- Get ready to learn - here are some of the taxiway and runway subjects
Mr Smith will explain to you:
--- Runway holding positions
--- ILS critical area boundaries
--- Blue taxiway lighting
--- Chevrons on a surface aligned with the end of a runway
--- Red runway lighting
--- Green taxiway lighting
--- Location signs
--- Runway starter extensions
--- Destination signs
--- Yellow runway lighting
--- Direction signs
--- Boundaries between movement and non-movement areas
...and a lot more!
- All Taxiway Tips tutorial advice is in taxi mode and at airports with modern taxiways
You'll get tutorial advice on taxiways, runways, markings, lights and more when you are at an airport with modern taxiways. Our pilots explained to us that they don't want to get this advice when they are bush flying or at a tiny grass strip airport! Furthermore, Mr Smith knows pilots want advice on taxiing when they are taxiing, so you will get this when your flight mode is 'taxiing' and not in any other flight mode. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice as you start each flight.
Existing owners of any registered version of FSFlyingSchool (for any simulator) can upgrade to FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10 at a generous discount.
To find out more, watch movies, download a free demo of this version, etc, just hop over to the FSFlyingSchool Website.