by Jonathan M. Stern
Microsoft® Flight Simulator® Handbook
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The Federal Aviation Regulations contain strict requirements for qualification to fly real airplanes—on instruments or otherwise. This book is designed solely to teach flying procedures on a personal computer using Microsoft® Flight Simulator®. While such PC-based training may prove helpful to a person who takes flying lessons in a real aircraft after using this book, it is not intended that this book be used in lieu of proper training and flight instruction by a qualified flight instructor and/or flight school. Likewise, the navigation charts that appear in this book are for use with Flight Simulator and may not be used for actual navigation in a real aircraft. While many of the charts are of the type used in real aircraft, they will all be outdated by the time this book is in print.
The recommended curriculum for a flight training program includes numerous items that are not included in this book. Both for purposes of simplification and compatibility with the Flight Simulator program, certain topics are omitted or addressed in a cursory manner. If you are interested in learning to fly a real airplane and are unfamiliar with flight schools in your area, contact the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association at 1-800-USA-AOPA.
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Screenshots © 1995-1992 Microsoft Corporation. Reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.
Microsoft® Flight Simulator® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Portions of the book are adapted from the author's "Under The Hood" columns in MicroWINGS Magazine (Volume 2, Numbers 1-4) with permission of MicroWINGS, Inc.