For a long time the genre of flight simulations was in the mainstream slumber, but now Microsoft is returning with a bang: The flight simulator could attract a new generation of simulation fans who are enthusiastic about civil aviation.
However, there are already established top dogs like X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D, a professional offshoot of Flight Simulator X developed by aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin. What do fans expect from a more mainstream game like the new Microsoft Flight Simulator?
This is what simulation newcomer Michael Graf discusses in the podcast with Mario Donick and Adrian Jäger, who not only love realistic flight simulations, but also fly real airplanes in real life. They also write on our Special issue on the MS Flight Simulator with, which will be released on September 4th.
Together we will discuss the fascination of realistic flying with precisely simulated aircraft, for example in the manufacturers’ flight simulator add-ons PMDG
Special issue and guides
On September 4th, our special issue on MS Flight Simulator will be published can already pre-order. We also publish some expert guides from the special issue on GameStar Plus.
Assistance systems: Which flight aids do I really need?
Instrumentenkunde: The cockpit displays and what they mean
Weather warning: Fly safely in storms, frost and turbulence
Manual Navigation: This is how you navigate on sight without assistance
GPS-Navigation: You have to pay attention to this with the »airplane navigation system«
Autopilot: This is how you set the autopilot correctly
Flight planning: This is how you plan a flight like a real pilot