Use autopilot in your propeller aircraft like a real pilot to relieve stress, strain, and fatigue and assist with accuracy during precise maneuvers.
Configure Your Autopilot Preflight
Learn how to set altitude, heading, vertical speed, and velocity on the ground as part of your preflight procedures to save time and hassle during initial climb from the airport.
Use Flight Directors to Assist Your Flights From Take-off to Landing
Use flight directors to know what the autopilot is doing and to guide you when it is not engaged.
Know When to Engage Autopilot
Adhere to real flight rules by engaging and disengaging your autopilot and autothrottle at the best moments.
Control Altitudes With Autopilot
Use your autopilot to maintain orderly climbs, cruises, and descents, like real-world pilots do.
Maintain Course Headings
Apply three standard methods of maintaining your planned courses from departure to destination airport.
Use Autopilot for Instrument Approaches
Use your autopilot to control your aircraft through prescribed instrument approaches, including instrument landing systems, back courses, and offset localizers.
Disengage Autopilot and Auto Throttle Timely
Know the right time and place to disengage your autopilot and autothrottle for optimum advantage and to comply with regulations.
Applies to All Propeller Aircraft in MSFS 2020 With Autopilots
- Cessna 172 Skyhawk
- Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
- Beech Baron
- Beech Bonanza
- Beech King Air 350
- Daher TBM 930
- Diamond DA40NG
- Diamond DA62
Principles and methods can be applied to other propeller-driven aircraft in MSFS 2020 and other simulators.
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- Scripted, articulated, and edited narration
- Separate screens for each step
- Animated highlights for key concepts
- Succinct explanations for everything
- Crystal clear audio quality
Focus and Limits
- Explains autopilots and auto-throttle in Microsoft Flight Simulator ™ 2020.
- Principles and methods can be applied to other simulators.
- Discusses radio frequencies and GPS for navigation as they relate to autopilots
- Does not explain thorough use of radio navigation or GPS.
- Autopilots in MSFS 2020 jet aircraft are explained in a separate video.
Basic flight knowledge and cockpit familiarity are helpful. Flight deck familiarity and aircraft operations are beneficial. Basic use of MSFS 2020 or other home flight simulators is necessary.
Compatible With Popular Software and Operating Systems
- Uses common video software that plays MP4s such as:
- Windows Media Player
- Quick Time
- Instructions for use are included
- Total duration 16 minutes
Four bonus items are included free for quick and easy reference at your side:
- Transcript of entire video
- Keyboard shortcut list for MSFS 2020
- V-Speed card
- List of autopilot shortcuts in MSFS 2020
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