Flight Sim for 10 year old

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PostFlight Sim for 10 year old
by Yoshimi » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:58 am

Looking for a bit of advice. I think I remember some flight sim chat here a while back.

My 10 year old daughter has ambitions to become a pilot when she grows up, and has been on at me to get her a flight simulator for PC. Looking for something approachable, maybe with a good tutorial and/or beginners YouTube videos.

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Trelliz » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:05 am

Yoshimi wrote:Looking for a bit of advice. I think I remember some flight sim chat here a while back.

My 10 year old daughter has ambitions to become a pilot when she grows up, and has been on at me to get her a flight simulator for PC. Looking for something approachable, maybe with a good tutorial and/or beginners YouTube videos.


One of the Giant Bomb staff is training to become a pilot and is using X-Plane as his simulator of choice.

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Preezy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:15 am

By the time your kid is old enough to be a pilot humanity might have mastered space travel, so the obvious choice for her would be Elite: Dangerous.

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by OrangeRakoon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:18 am

If you can land a plane in the original just cause you can probably land one in real life

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Kezzer » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am

MS: Flight Simulator X was always my choice. I spend a good amount of money on addons etc. + there is tonnes of free mods out there.

I think the top end flightSim now is still Prepar3D.


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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D

In 2009 Lockheed Martin announced that they had negotiated with Microsoft to purchase the intellectual property (including source code) for the Microsoft ESP (Enterprise Simulation Platform) product. Microsoft ESP is the commercial-use version of "Flight Simulator X SP2". On May 17, 2010, Lockheed announced that the new product based upon the ESP source code would be called Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. Lockheed hired members of the original ACES Studio team to continue development of the product. Version 1.1 was released in April 2011, with a retail license cost of US$499. A developer license is also available for a monthly fee of US$9.95. In March 2012, along with the release of version 1.3, the pricing strategy was revised. The Professional edition is now available for US$199, with an Academic License available for US$59.95.


The real money sink is going to be peripherals.

Need a good joystick. (preferably a flight yoke)
Throttle quadrant
Ruder pedals

TrackIR is a must have (or Oculus/HTC-Vive)


for good reading material get a subscription to PCpilot

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Death's Head » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:21 am

Pilotwings on the SNES.

Yes?
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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Frank » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:40 pm

If you want something "approachable", check out Dovetail Games Flight School.

It's built on Flight Simulator X and the whole point of it is to try and get people into flight simulators, so it's a good place to start.

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PostRe: Flight Sim for 10 year old
by Jazzem » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:43 pm

Death's Head wrote:Pilotwings on the SNES.


Ahah was going to suggest this. Dat mode 7 will prepare her for anything :D


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