SoFly – A Guide to Flight Simulator – MSFS 2020

(7 customer reviews)


Publisher: Sofly
Date Added: Aug-24-2020
Updated: Jun-29-2021
Version: 1.96
File Size: 706.4 MB

SKU: SOF-100 Categories: , Tags: ,

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NOW AVAILABLE: A Guide to Flight Simulator – Extended Edition: While the original guide provides valuable information, the sim itself keeps being upgraded and expanded. The “Extended Edition” includes some 50% more pages and is continually being updated as the sim itself is expanded. Check out the extended edition of the guide HERE.1

This stunning 282-page digital guide is packed full of inspiring visuals to support you in your new flight simulator. Discover what you need to know from flying with ATC and configuring camera controls, to using the accessible user interface (UI) and completing your first training flight.

Spend more time flying in your new simulator with the best possible set up. SoFly’s team of experts have carefully crafted an easy to follow guide, enabling you to swiftly adapt your settings to maximise performance without compromising the look of your new simulator.

A Guide to Flight Simulator will provide you with detailed information for each of the hand-crafted airports, whilst the tips and tricks from certified pilots will give you the confidence needed to complete complicated manoeuvres and land at challenging airports. Detailed specs will help you understand each of the included aircraft to help you become the best virtual pilot.

The step-by-step tutorials included throughout will walk you through your first flights in the simulator, and provide you with travel inspiration for your next virtual flight. You’ll soon be able to fly solo or online with your friends using live settings.

“A Guide to Flight Simulator” is the perfect travel companion for anyone using the new flight simulator, regardless of the level of experience or knowledge.


  • Over 282 pages of detailed content guiding you to have the best flight simulation experience
  • A step-by-step tutorial for you to learn about the aircraft and how they handle
  • Detailed information on every hand-crafted airport
  • Detailed information on each included aircraft
  • Tips to maximize the performance of your simulator
  • A walk-through on how to use built-in features, such as ATC, camera controls, and more
  • Detailed information on how to set up multiplayer flights with ease
  • Inspiration on landmarks and cities to explore
  • New challenges to test your piloting skills
  • Walk-through tutorials for your first flights
  • Guidance on how to use the UI (user interface) and explore the world with ease

About SoFly

This is an all-new flight simulation company aimed at supporting, educating and providing guidance to newcomers and flight simulation enthusiasts already embarking on their simulation experience.

Working jointly with others will enable SoFly to help others feel inspired when choosing their next virtual flight. Through the use of podcasts, video diaries and other forms of media, those in the industry can support and give tips to those just joining us.

Having everything in one place to educate, inspire and guide is our mission. Over the course of time, SoFly will be populated with a huge collection of support for those with experience and those new to the world of Flight Simulation.

Available Only As Download

Like all products in the FlightSim.Com store, this one is available only as a download. We do not offer anything on CD or other media and nothing will be mailed to you. You can download immediately upon purchase and again at any time by going to the “My Account” section of the store.

Changelog V1.10

  • NEW – Boosting Performance for your Simulator
  • NEW – How to Find Animals
  • NEW – How to Unlock All Achievements in the Simulator
  • NEW – Information on how to print and move to a different device
  • ADDED – Remaining Airports
  • ADDED – New Tips for Multiplayer
  • ADDED – Link to Blog Post for Improving Download Speed on Installation
  • FIX – Corrected Logitech Error on Page 15
  • FIX – Corrected Gibraltar ICAO code on page 80
  • FIX – Changed details about server availability on page 120

Changelog v1.20

  • NEW – G1000 Tutorial
  • NEW – Airport Manoeuvering
  • NEW – Primary Key Controls
  • FIX – Corrected airport elevation for Sydney International Airport (YSSY)

Changelog v1.30

  • NEW – TBM 930 Tutorial
  • NEW – Information on SkyVector Flight Planning [Part of TBM Tutorial]
  • NEW – Information on using VOR navigation [Part of TBM Tutorial]
  • ADDED – Page numbers now link directly to pages within the guide
  • FIX – Minor spelling error on In-Sim Menu Options on page 48
  • FIX – Minor spelling error on ATC communication options on page 49
  • FIX – Minor spelling errors on Airliner section on pages 68 and 69
  • FIX – Some page numbers were incorrect after guide updates; now fixed

Changelog v1.40

  • NEW – Snow and Weather Manipulation
  • NEW – Handling Icing In Your Aircraft
  • NEW – Accessibility Options
  • NEW – Updating Your Simulator
  • ADDED – Key features of simulator build
  • ADDED – Information on in-sim menu after build update
  • ADDED – Updated back cover
  • FIX – Acronym error on Page 134

Changelog v1.50

  • NEW – A320Neo Tutorial Flight
  • ADDED – Information on Microsoft Flight Simulator Build [Japan Update]
  • CHANGED – Updated credits list in relation to upcoming language translations and other contributors.
  • FIX – Various minor spelling errors throughout the guide [Thanks to Brian B]
  • FIX – Corrected link to SkyVector

Changelog v1.60

NOTE: Some pages within the Airbus tutorial still say version 1.50. This is due to us being unable to grab new images due to an ongoing issue with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Documented here:

  • NEW – World Update I: Japan section
  • ADDED – Six new airports based on the free World Update (Japan) for the simulator
  • ADDED – New information in the performance section for ‘Render Scaling’
  • CHANGED – Color for the footer to have better visibility for printing
  • CHANGED – Updated over 500 images across the guide to be of a higher quality and improve visual explanation
  • FIX – Nearly 100 minor changes / fixes to text, spelling and font throughout
  • FIX – Corrected page number links where they were wrong/linking to the wrong page

Changelog v1.70

  • NEW – World Update II: US Section
  • NEW – Future of Flight Simulator
  • NEW – Future of A Guide to Flight Simulator
  • ADDED – Four new airports based on the free World Update (US) for the simulator
  • FIXED – All pages now correctly display the version number
  • FIXED – Images missing from Airbus tutorial

Changelog v1.80

  • NEW – Virtual Reality recommended hardware
  • NEW – Virtual Reality performance settings
  • NEW – Virtual set-up tutorial and guide
  • ADDED – Changelog information
  • ADDED – Latest sim update information

Changelog v1.90

World Update III: United Kingdom and Ireland

  • NEW – UK and Ireland Airports
  • NEW – UK and Ireland World Update Info
  • ADDED – Availability icons on each airport
  • FIX – Various fixes to pages / tutorials based on customer feedback.

Changelog v1.95

World Update IV: France and Benelux

  • NEW – France and Benelux Airport
  • NEW – France and Benelux Update Info
  • NEW – Adding/Changing Liveries
  • NEW – Customising Flight Model
  • ADDED – New details for sim updates
  • ADDED – New details on A Guide to Flight Simulator Extended Edition (Coming Soon!)
  • FIX – Changes to some airport descriptions

Changelog v1.96

  • Fixed an issue with printing

7 reviews for SoFly – A Guide to Flight Simulator – MSFS 2020

  1. rcarr21 (verified owner)

    I have read about 2/3 of the manual, and It will be helpful to the pilots who have some experience in past Microsoft Flight Simulators; for the newbies to a MS flight simulation– I would wait through a few more updates and/or wait for a specific newbies manual.

    This manual has great actual simulator photography that relates to most portions of the text. But the manual as far as I have read needs a really good editor and a thorough once over with a spell checker.

    Is this guide worth the price? Yes. The manual is an early effort and it needs time to get over the rush-to-publish flush. We shall see if it can keep up with Microsoft’s frequent software updates, and all the bug problems the increasing load of add-ons will bring.

  2. rogerabram (verified owner)

    Very handy. And like FS2020, it keeps getting updated.

  3. Larry Shirley (verified owner)

    I was shocked, to say the least, that a manual didn’t come with the new FS. Glad SoFly filled the gap! Needed something to read while downloading 100 GB…. Well done! Thank you!

  4. William Kellar (verified owner)

    Great job and worth the money. Organization is great. Got an answer to one question by just paging thru. Really nice product & looking forward to the updates!

  5. Bob Pratt (verified owner)

    I am an 85 year old newbie and just acquired SoFly’s guide to msfs 2020 for my computer and my iPad.SoFly deserves 5 stars for stepping up to the plate and providing clear and concise information that should have been included with the sim itself.Hats off also to to the work they are doing.

  6. Thorn (verified owner)

    Very handy. And like FS2020, it keeps getting updated. Awesome!

  7. Hans Brings (verified owner)

    Sold to me as product with life long update. After several updates stopped updating and released “extended Version” No Sofly for me anymore.

    • Rick

      SoFly – A Guide to Flight Simulator – Extended Edition for MSFS
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      Upgrade price for FlightSim.Com Store customers who own “A Guide to Flight Simulator”: $12.00.

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