TopSkills – Flight Sim Information Manual


Publisher: TopSkills
Date Added: Apr-08-2020
File Size: 2.5 MB

SKU: TOD-110 Category: Tags: , , ,


Learn About:

  • Aircraft types and parts
  • Pilot certifications and ratings
  • Airport and runway components
  • Airport markings, signs, and lights
  • Airspace and airways
  • Air traffic control
  • Weather reporting services
  • Weather conditions and sources
  • General flight rules
  • Visual flight rules
  • Instrument flight rules
  • Navigation aids
  • Official aviation terminology and abbreviations
  • Flight-sim conversion formulas
  • 216 pages of important knowledge!
  • . . . and so much more!


Make your simulated flights as realistic as possible by following the same methods real airline, military and general-aviation pilots follow. Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual explains it all in one compact book.

Understanding Pilot Certifications and Ratings

Every real-world pilot must have a certification and a rating to fly an airplane. Do you know which rating a real-world pilot would need for the type of flight simming you like to do? Do you know what knowledge a real-world pilot must demonstrate to get that rating? Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual explains it concisely.

Knowing About Airports

Airports are much simpler and easier when you know how they are laid out, what their parts are called and what you do in certain areas. Can you imagine a pilot knowing how to fly around the skies but not knowing how to use an airport? It’s a silly thought, isn’t it? But flight-simulation program manuals overlook this fundamental aspect of aviation. That’s why your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual devotes an entire chapter to airports. You will learn every major part of typical airports and their runways, including correct names, so you can use them as real pilots use real airports.

Knowing About Airport Markings, Signs, and Lights

An entire chapter is devoted to numerous markings, signs, and lights that guide pilots around their airports. Which taxiway are you on? Which taxiway do you need to follow to get to your runway. Which runway is that ahead of you? It’s all explained clearly with easy-to-follow diagrams and explanatory text right next to them. Nothing can be easier than this!

Distinguishing Airspaces From One Another

You will learn how airspaces are sectioned according to traffic type and volume. You will also learn where pilots are allowed to fly, are restricted and are prohibited. And you will learn the rules and procedures used in these airspaces. These airspaces and airways are fully described and depicted for you so you can fly as realistically as possible.

Understanding the World of Air Traffic Control

Most air traffic is conducted in controlled airspaces, so for the most realistic flight simulation, you need to know something about air traffic control. From your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual, you will learn about flight service stations, airport control towers, ground control, departure and approach control, air route traffic centers, automated aviation information services and other ATC services. This chapter is reorganized and improved in this 2003 release.

Knowing About Pilot Weather Services

Today’s flight-sim programs are getting better and better about simulating weather realistically. Do you know where real-world pilots get their weather information? Do you know what weather information real-world pilots are required to have? And do you know the flight-sim equivalent of real-world aviation weather services? Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual explains it all.

Flying According to Official Flight Rules

Flight rules enable pilots to fly as simply as possible when weather is clear and when it obscured. From Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual, you will learn the same rules that real world pilots use when flying visually and/or on instruments.

Knowing What Aviation Lights Are Telling You

Learn what airports, runway approaches, obstructions and aircraft are communicating from this all new chapter of your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual.

Understanding Official Aviation Abbreviations

Aviation is overwhelmed with abbreviations and acronyms. Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual explains the major aviation abbreviations and acronyms relevant to flight simulation so you will know what real-world pilots are talking about.

Converting With Flight-Sim Formulas

Aviation and flight simulation use many formulas for converting various measurements from one method to another. Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual explains the formulas for converting British Imperial to Metric and vice versa. You will learn the accurate formulas for converting altitude, distance, speed, temperature, pressure and other important aviation measurements.

Features of the Book

Finding Information Through an Index

A complete index helps you find information quickly so you can use your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual as a handy reference manual right at your computer. Many official aviation manuals lack this important tool.

Find Needed Information Quickly and Easily

Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual is organized and laid out for your easiest use. Information is divided into relevant chapters, and chapters are organized into easy-to-follow sections. Headings and captions help you find information quickly. It’s fully indexed for quick reference.

Clearly Written and Easy to Use

Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual is written by expert flight simmers and professional aviators, then published by an experienced training enterprise to help you learn by reading and doing. Policies, procedures and practices used by professional real-world pilots are explained in straight-forward, easy-to-follow English. Visual aids help you grasp the principles, and easy-to-follow exercises help you apply the concepts and methods for experience and learning.

Useful Graphical Aids

Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual has plenty of orderly graphical aids so you can grasp aviation concepts right away and remember them indefinitely. They are carefully designed to be easy to read, understand, and use.

The flight principles, procedures and practices explained in Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual apply to all aircraft — general aviation, commercial or military — as well as all flight-sim games. It’s comparable to flight training manuals that apply to all aircraft, including the popular and special ones. We can’t write one book that explains every specific aircraft, and we can’t write a separate book for each airplane, either. So we explain the most common general-aviation aircraft in this book, and readers can easily adapt our explanations to the specific aircraft they’re flying. Frankly, anybody who cannot adapt fundamental navigation knowledge to specific simulators lacks the right stuff for flight simming.

Whether you are in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, Europe or the Pacific Rim, Flight Sim Pilot’s Information Manual is for you. It is based on real aviation rules, principles, procedures and practices that general-aviation pilots use around the world. The only exceptions are those few aviation laws and regulations unique to your country.

For PC Flight Simulation Exclusively

Your Flight-Sim Pilot’s Information Manual is written exclusively for flight-simulation pilots. It’s based on real aviation textbooks and manuals — with the relevant material emphasized and the irrelevant material omitted. You will not need to flip through pages and pages of technical aviation texts, because that work has been done for you. You won’t have to skip over irrelevant materials, because they have been omitted for you.

Includes Free V-Speed Card

  • Most common general aviation V-Speeds
  • Minimums, maximum, and optimums
  • Listed by abbreviation alphabetically on one side
  • Listed by abbreviation by relative speed on other side
  • Clearly described
  • Applies universally, not to any particular aircraft
  • Free with purchase of this PDF Book

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A lot of time and effort has been invested toward making quality products that are useful to people. Any books or videos with manufacturing defects will be replaced at no cost. If you can show that the content of these books or videos is not as described, your money will be refunded. If you find facts that you believe are in error, please let me know so I can evaluate them. – Bill Stack

Relevancy Statement

My flight-sim videos and books are only for home flight-simulation computer games. They are based on real aviation laws, regulations, and procedures so home flight-simulation enthusiasts can maximize their enjoyment. Because some aspects of home flight-simulation games are not exactly like real-world aviation, some information in my videos and books is not exactly like real-world flight. That is why these videos and books are not intended for and should not be used for real-world flight or lessons. We accept no liability for any misuse of these flight-simulation videos and books! – Bill Stack


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