FSFlying School 2018

FSFlying School 2018

Part Number:FSSchool-2018
Your Price:$34.95
Fly with a virtual instructor by your side. FSFlyingSchool 2018 adds a team of talking instructors to X-Plane 11 and 10. You will never have to fly alone again!

PS: If you already own FSFlyingSchool 2017, you are entitled to a $15 discount for the new 2018 version.The discount code can be found in your original FSFlyingSchool 2017 invoice at the store.

Windows only! Do not work on Mac

NEW Features in 2018 version:

Autopilot Tutor Included

- Interactive Autopilot advice is optional 
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Autopilot' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the autopilot and giving instruction and advice on it, including: 
--- Autothrottle 
--- Speed hold 
--- Speed Selection 
--- Heading Hold 
--- Heading Selection 
--- Altitude Hold 
--- Altitude Selection 
--- Vertical Speed Selection 
--- Autopilot Master 
--- NAV Hold 

- Autopilot areas where Mr Smith will help 
--- Autopilot speed selected too high - above vNE (never exceed speed) for aircraft 
--- Advice on having descended to within 1,000 feet of target altitude 
--- When autothrottle is on - you can now set a speed to hold 
--- Approach hold can only hold approach if speed is appropriate 
--- Autopilot speed selected is below landing configuration stall speed - you need to increase it 
--- Altitude selected is under 500 feet above destination runway - caution 
--- Advice on having climbed within 1,000 feet of target altitude 
--- Be sure autopilot altitude value is at or below service ceiling 
--- If vertical speed selected is rapid descent - it can be uncomfortable and lead to flying too fast 
--- Altitude selected is under 500 feet above surface currently beneath aircraft - caution 
--- Autopilot speed selected too high - must be below 250 KIAS below 10,000 feet MSL 
--- Autopilot is on so it will control the aircraft - you need to monitor and control the autopilot 
--- Altitude selected is very near the elevation of destination runway - caution 
--- If vertical speed selected is rapid climb - it can lead to a stall - watch airspeed 
--- Autopilot speed selected is below stall speed - caution 
--- If vertical speed is very low it can waste fuel and may conflict with ATC requirements 
--- Autopilot disengaged - you control the aircraft 
--- Descent to altitude selected would make contact with surface currently beneath aircraft - caution 
--- Autopilot speed selected is below flaps up stall speed - you will need flaps 
--- Advice on having reached target altitude 
---...and so much more! 

- Autopilot tutorial advice is optional 
If you want to hear this general advice, turn on the 'Autopilot Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool. Chief instructor Mr Smith will give you general instruction on the autopilot unit and more when you are flying during quieter periods. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice each flight. 


- Get ready to learn - here are some of the areas Mr Smith will explain to you 
--- Intersecting the ILS glideslope from below 
--- How to slow down to a target speed 
--- Disengaging autopilot (or not) before landing 
--- Speed management required to keep on glideslope 
--- Importance of correcting drifting heading indicator 
--- Wasted turns through poor use of heading bug 
--- Immediate firm control of aircraft after autopilot is disengaged 
--- Disengaging autopilot if flight path is not right 
---...and a lot more! 





Navigator Pack Included

Get ready to become an expert at understanding and following flight plans - your chief instructor Mr Smith can help in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10 with the Navigator Pack! 

There's more - The Navigator Pack also contains the new Taxiway Tips feature! See below for details. 
 
It's time to share your flight plans with your instructor! 


We all know that a flight is so much more interesting, realistic and challenging when a flight plan is filed and now it's time to load your flight plan into FSFlyingSchool as part of your pre-flight preparation. Your chief instructor Mr Smith will help you master flying flight plans correctly in X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10. 



- Chief instructor Mr Smith is ready to help with the Navigator Pack 
He's the one with navigation expertise, ready to give helpful tips, updates, instrument readings, monitor your flight plan navigation skills and so much more! 

- Flight Plan Files 
The Navigator Pack reads the standard format FMS flight plan files popular with X-Plane pilots. This is the format used by X-Plane GPSs and many other flight planners. 

- Interactive Flight Plan Advice is optional 
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Flight Plan Advice' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the flight plan and giving instruction and advice on it. 

- Real Airport Data 
The new Real Airport Data button at the Flight Plan Page will open a browser containing detailed real world information about your destination airport with links to lots of useful resources from the splendid SkyVector website for all airports and also the excellent AirNav website for U.S. airports. 

- Flight plan areas where Mr Smith will help: 
--- Flight plan distance remaining 
--- Flight plan time remaining 
--- Waypoint radio frequency 
--- Course to a VOR 
--- Waypoint distance 
--- Course to an NDB 
--- Time to waypoint 
--- Fuel to destination 
--- Descent rate to destination 
--- Gross weight 
--- Visibility and wind 
--- NAV1 current NAVAID 
--- Ground speed 
--- Above ground level 
...and a lot more! 

- VORs - NDBs - Fixes - Waypoints 
Master VOR and NDB navigation by asking chief instructor Mr Smith to give automatic advice on tuning and using these NAVAIDs at flight plan waypoints. Get help navigating waypoints in a flight plan by having your chief instructor Mr Smith announce them before you reach them. He'll tell you what they are and advise you on the turn you'll need to make when you get there. You'll become an expert in flying flight plans correctly by having chief instructor Mr Smith advise you along each leg of the plan with information updated in real time as you fly your flight plan. 

- Mr Smith is ready with Taxiway Tips 
As your chief instructor, he's the one who explains signs, markings, lights and more! 

- Taxiway and runway tutorial advice is optional 
If you want to hear this advice, turn on the 'Taxiway Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool. 

- Get ready to learn - here are some of the taxiway and runway subjects 
Mr Smith will explain to you: 
--- Runway holding positions 
--- ILS critical area boundaries 
--- Blue taxiway lighting 
--- Chevrons on a surface aligned with the end of a runway 
--- Red runway lighting 
--- Green taxiway lighting 
--- Location signs 
--- Runway starter extensions 
--- Destination signs 
--- Yellow runway lighting 
--- Direction signs 
--- Boundaries between movement and non-movement areas 
...and a lot more! 

- All Taxiway Tips tutorial advice is in taxi mode and at airports with modern taxiways 
You'll get tutorial advice on taxiways, runways, markings, lights and more when you are at an airport with modern taxiways. Our pilots explained to us that they don't want to get this advice when they are bush flying or at a tiny grass strip airport! Furthermore, Mr Smith knows pilots want advice on taxiing when they are taxiing, so you will get this when your flight mode is 'taxiing' and not in any other flight mode. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice as you start each flight. 





Enhanced Instructor Awareness version 2
 
We have once again made several incremental improvements to FSFlyingSchool, including new areas requiring the pilot's attention.
Mr Smith, the chief instructor, is looking at each pilot's performance in even greater detail with the arrival of FSFlyingSchool 2018. Here are some of the enhancements:
 
- Mr Smith has always advised that your flight controls be checked before flights. In addition, he will now expect you to specifically check the free and correct function of your elevator, ailerons and rudder.
- Your instructor will advise you that if your aircraft has been stored for a long time you need to check for damage or obstructions caused by insects and birds.
- In cold weather, Mr Smith will remind you that frost on the wings can prevent the aircraft from becoming airborne.
- Shortly after entering cruise mode, you'll hear comments from Mr Smith on your success or failure in checking your elevator, ailerons and rudder before take off. Let's develop good habits.
- If you're in the kind of aircraft that has a 'run-up' procedure, Mr Smith will point that out and expect it to be done before take off. You'll be hearing from him later if you don't.
- Mr Smith will remind you to fully extend and retract your flaps before take off to check their correct function. You'll hear his feedback on this so let's get it done.
- You'll be reminded, when climbing on warm days, that steep climbs can lead to overheating - so be careful out there.
- Familiar with displaced thresholds? Mr Smith will remind you to land beyond any red lights preceding the runway.
- Even without lights you'll be told to land beyond the displaced threshold. Mr Smith can see it - can you?
- You'll get timely advice about taxiway edge lighting (blue), runway edge and centre line lights (white), red lights marking the far end of the runway and green lights across runway indicating its start.
- And more...!
 




Weather Tutor Included

Get ready to learn about temperature, wet runways, dew point and much more - including interactive crosswind instruction! Look at the features the NEW INCLUDED 'Weather Tutor Pack' adds to FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 AND 10:
 
Weather plays a key part in aviation and a thorough knowledge of weather and its effects is an essential part of every pilot's studies. Now your chief instructor Mr Smith can help in X-Plane.
 
Mr Smith is the man for Weather Tutor 
As your chief instructor, he's the one who explains temperature, elevation, dew point, precipitation, crosswind techniques and more!
 
Interactive weather advice is optional 
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Weather' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear your instructor describing the current weather and giving instruction and advice on it.
 
Interactive crosswind advice is optional 
If you want to hear it, turn on the 'Monitor Crosswinds' option at the Pilots Screen of FSFlyingSchool. You'll hear crosswind take off and landing instruction right when you need it!
 
Weather and crosswind tutorial advice is optional 
If you want to hear this advice, turn on the 'Weather Tips' option at the Settings Screen of FSFlyingSchool. Chief instructor Mr Smith will give you general instruction on weather and more when you are flying during quieter periods. In order to avoid these tips sounding repetitive, they are chosen randomly so you won't keep hearing the same advice each flight. A great way to learn - and all while cruising along!
 
Get ready to learn - here are some of the areas Mr Smith will explain to you: 
(Note that in addition to weather, the Weather Tutor covers several bonus subjects that are not strictly weather but still essential to safe flight.) 
- Effects of temperature-dew point spread
- Considerations when flying in low light
- Considerations when flying in low visibility
- Considerations when flying in the presence of clouds 
- Considerations when flying in low temperatures
- Crosswind landing technique
- Crosswind take-off technique 
- Crosswind take-off roll aileron use
- Crosswind landing roll aileron use
- Take-off from a high elevation 
- Landing at a high elevation 
- Take-off at a high temperature 
- Landing at a high temperature 
- Take-off from a wet grass runway
- Take-off from a dry grass runway
- Landing at a wet grass runway
- Landing at a dry grass runway
- Landing at a wet paved runway
- ...and a lot more!
 
 
 
 
 
PRO Pack Included
 
A powerful collection of add-on features for FSFlyingSchool including interactive VOR navigation instruction! Look at the features the NEW INCLUDED 'PRO Pack' adds to FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10:
 
Interactive Help with VOR Navigation
- Instructor monitors VOR instruments in aircraft.
- Instructor offers detailed advice and tips on how to navigate with VORs.
- Learn about: TO/FROM/OFF flag, Omni Bearing Selector (OBS), Course Deviation Indicator (CDI).
- Get information as you fly, change settings and as the instruments react to your flight path.
- Instructor describes at length the aspects of different elements of VOR navigation as you fly along.
- If you approach and cross a VOR station, instructor describes what to expect instruments to do.
- You'll soon be a VOR navigation PRO!
 
Enhanced Instructor Awareness - instructor is watching even closer:
- Instructor watches for parking brake set at correct times. 
- Advice when coming in too fast for a landing to slow down or go-around.
- Instructor requires throttles to be operated smoothly.
- Advice to slow to a taxi speed soon after landing to clear for next arrival.
- Advice to accelerate promptly when taking off so as not to waste runway.
- Reminders to get going if on runway for excessive time for take off. 
- Warning if not heading into wind when on final approach.
- Advice for steering problems on take-off run.
- Reminder to use flaps if appropriate for take off.
- Reminder to disengage autopilot while on the ground.
- Advice not to run throttles high while on ground with parking brake set.
- And more!
 
Instant Help
- Spoken help on aircraft instruments, switches and controls when they are used during flights.
- Instant spoken help you can use immediately while flying in X-Plane.
- Adds a whole new level of fun and learning to your flights with X-Plane.
- You hear and see help and tips for controls, instruments and switches immediately in flight!
- Help when you use COM radios, NAV radios, autopilot functions like heading hold, speed hold...
- Help when you use altitude hold, spoilers, autobrakes, gear, lights, pitot heat and so much more.
- Use some help up there in the Simulated Skies? Get familiar with those switches, dials, buttons etc.
- Listen and learn as a friendly instructor explains the role of the device you operated.
- Help is given immediately, in real time, with optional text captions so you can read the advice too.
- Once you operate a device, you won't hear the explanation again for a while - avoids repetition.
- Optionally turn off the voice completely and use the text captions for reference during your flights.
- Alternatively, you can turn off the captions and just listen to the voice of the instructor. 
- Configure the FSFlyingSchool Instant Help option the way you want it!
 
Interactive Aviation Help
- During flights, instructor shares detailed aviation knowledge with you. 
- Subjects include cockpit instruments, controls, techniques and much more.
- With chief instructor Mr Smith's help you will soon be familiar with:
- Flaps
- Mixture
- PAPI
- VORs
- Turn technique
- VASI
- Stall recovery
- Autopilot speed hold
- Autopilot heading hold
- Autopilot altitude hold
- Autothrottle
- Transponder use and codes
- Crossfeeds
- Speedbrake
- Fuel pumps
- Carburetor heat
- Spoilers
- Anti-ice
- Decision height ...and dozens more aviation subjects.
- Includes optional text captions so you can read the advice too.
- A great way to learn - and all while cruising along!




Core Features of FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10:
  • Team of 3 talking Flight Instructors
  • Google Flight Mapping. View a map of your flight route and even share with friends! (new)
  • Scoring system rates all phases of flight: taxi, take off, cruise, approach, landing & more
  • Fly anywhere in the world with an instructor
  • Easy to use! Land anywhere you like and your instructors will know which runway you have chosen. Just get lined up with a runway ahead of you when you descend in landing mode. The instructor will look ahead, figure which runway you are heading for and announce where you are going to land. Easy!
  • Instructor knows which runway you are taking off from. Instructor will comment and give advice on the runway you have selected.
  • Instructor knows which runway you are landing at. Even without ILS, and will give advice on how to land.
  • No need to land on a fixed point on the runway. Any reasonable landing on a runway will get a reasonable score.
  • Spoken Teaching Tips. Option so that FSFlyingSchool will speak a series of helpful tips when you fly. Tips are always in the same voice and are clearly different from a normal 'instructor' voice. These tips are like training wheels on a bicycle and are telling you how to use FSFlyingSchool and X-Plane itself. Once you have got the basics of these operations down, you may wish to turn these basic tips off.
  • Friendly scoring system. Rewards all flights which were basically safe - higher scores require plenty of skill. If you can walk away from your landing - you will get a score. If you crash - you will not!
  • Numerical data added to log book. Shows details of flight performance, such as landing speed, distance from threshold, approach accuracy and more.
  • Unique Career Analyzer graphs over 70 areas of airmanship
  • Pilot Briefing Tool analyzes all flights to find patterns of performance which need improvement
  • Option to monitor correct use of aircraft lights
  • Instructors give additional warnings before mistakes are made
  • Instructors have many helpful and entertaining phrases
  • Option to monitor correct use of aircraft engines
  • Instructor reports distance from DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) navigation aid
  • Multiple instructors with different personalities, genders and nationalities
  • Link to real world airport data on web
  • Instructor reports runway length, altitude and surface type when on approach
  • Log Book statistics are totalled for easy review
  • Optional Voice Command Pack allows the pilot to talk to the Instructor
  • Flight scores tracked in detail in your own FSFlyingSchool logbook
  • FSFlyingSchool web site hosts top scores tables
  • Detailed scoring of your performance - not a simple summary
  • Instant tests of your airmanship - just ask the instructor


Planes supported in FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10:
 
All these planes are supported at the same level of detail which has been so popular with the FSFlyingSchool for FSX and Prepar3D add-ons for which FSFlyingSchool has won 5 consecutive PC Pilot Magazine Classic Product Awards.
 
In addition, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Cessna 208 Caravan are supported at the extra 'detail pack' level, at which the instructor knows are great deal more about the specific airplane, including procedures, checklists, v-speeds, engine management and much more.
 

The following airplanes are automatically supported in this new product:
  • Beechcraft King Air B200 (Carenado XP11)
  • Beechcraft King Air C90 (Carenado XP11)
  • Boeing 737-800 (General)
  • Piper PA-28 Arrow 200 (vFlyteAir)
  • Cirrus SF50 - (Supplied with X-Plane 11)
  • Cirrus SR20 - (vFlyteAir)
  • Eclipse 550 NG - (Aerobask)
  • Epic E1000 Skyview - (Aerobask)
  • Lisa Airplanes Akoya - (land based operations only) (Aerobask) 
  • McDonnell Douglas MD 82 - (Supplied with X-Plane 11)
  • Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140 - (vFlyteAir)
  • Velocity V-Twin - (Aerobask)
  • X-Plane 11 + 10 Cessna c172 (supported at 'Detail Pack' level) 
  • Carenado Cessna c172 (supported at 'Detail Pack' level) 
  • Carenado Cessna 208B (supported at 'Detail Pack' level) 
  • Carenado Cessna 152 II
  • Carenado Mooney M20J 
  • Carenado Piper PA-28 Archer II
  • Carenado Piper PA-32 Saratoga
  • Carenado Piper PA-34 Seneca II
  • Carenado Cessna C340 II
  • Carenado Beechcraft Bonanza F33A
  • Carenado Cessna C337 Skymaster
  • Carenado Cessna CT210 Centurion II
  • Carenado Beechcraft King Air C90B
  • Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Boeing 777 Worldliner by VMAX
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner by VMAX 
  • Beechcraft Baron 58 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Beechcraft King Air B200 (Details in manual)
  • Beechcraft King Air C90B (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Boeing 737-800 (EADT)
  • Boeing 747-400 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Boeing 777-200 (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
  • Cirrus C4 'The Jet' (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
  • Columbia 400 (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Diamond DA40-180 (Shade Tree Micro Aviation)
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (Wilson Aircraft)
  • MD KC-10 Extender (Supplied with X-Plane 11 + 10)
  • Piaggio P180 Avanti Ferrari (Supplied with X-Plane 10)
...and the list is growing!

You can add support for as many additional planes as you like - full instructions are provided in the manual - you only need to provide a little data about the plane and you're all set!


Optional: 
* Add the Voice Command Pack and speak to your instructors!

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