Countdown to FSExpo2024: Here We Come!

June 18, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that we will be attending FSEXPO 2024 at the Rio Las Vegas from June 21st to 23rd. As always, we are excited to connect with our community of flight schools, pilots, clients, students and aviation enthusiasts.

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What to do Before Buying a Flight Simulator

Research the Different Types of Flight Simulators Before diving into the world of flight simulation, it's crucial to understand the various types of simulators available. There are primarily three categories: PC-Based Simulators: These are software applications that run on your computer. Examples include Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS), X-Plane, and Prepar3D. They offer a high degree of realism and are popular among hobbyists and professionals. Console-Based Simulators: These are designed for gaming consoles like Xbox and PlayStation. While they may not offer the same level of realism as PC-based simulators, they provide an accessible entry point for beginners. Full-Motion Simulators: These...

What you didn’t know about Flight Simulator Components

In the world of flight simulation, enthusiasts and professionals alike are constantly seeking to replicate the thrill and realism of flying real aircraft. This pursuit hinges not only on software but also on the hardware—flight simulator components—that bring these virtual experiences to life. Let’s delve into what makes these components essential and how they elevate your flight simulation setup. Understanding the Basics of Flight Simulator sComponents Flight simulator hardware forms the backbone of any realistic flight simulation experience. These components encompass a range of devices from yokes and pedals to throttles and beyond, each designed to mimic the controls found...

Who are Flight Simulators Suitable For?

What is a Flight Simulator? A flight simulator is a sophisticated system that replicates the experience of flying an aircraft. These systems can range from basic computer programs to elaborate setups with full cockpit replicas, providing an immersive experience for users. Flight simulators use advanced software to mimic real-world flying conditions, including weather, turbulence, and aircraft behavior, making them highly valuable for both training and entertainment purposes. HOW DO FLIGHT SIMULATORS WORK? Flight simulators operate by integrating various components, including hardware and software, to create a realistic flying experience. The core of a flight simulator consists of a computer that...

How Much Does A Flight Simulator Cost

Flight simulation has become an integral part of both professional pilot training and the aviation enthusiast's toolkit. The technology has advanced to the point where a high-quality flight simulator can provide a realistic flying experience from the comfort of your home. But how much does a flight simulator cost? The answer varies widely depending on the components and features you choose. In this article, we will break down the costs associated with different types of flight simulators, from entry-level setups to advanced systems, to help you understand what to expect when investing in this exciting technology. The Cost of A...

What are flight simulators

Flight simulators are sophisticated tools used for a variety of purposes, from pilot training and skill enhancement to recreational gaming. They mimic the experience of flying an aircraft by replicating the physical and visual effects of the cockpit, environmental conditions, and geographic data. Below, we delve into the basics, history, types, workings, and benefits of flight simulators. The Basics of Flight Simulation What is a Flight Simulator? A flight simulator is a system that attempts to replicate, or simulate, the experience of piloting an aircraft in a realistic manner. The definition of a simulator encompasses both the software necessary to...

5 Reasons Why Every Pilot Should Own A Flight Simulator

In the rapidly evolving world of aviation, proficiency and safety are paramount. Flight simulators have become indispensable tools in the training and continuous professional development of pilots. Whether it’s a student pilot starting their journey or an experienced aviator sharpening their skills, flight simulators provide a controlled, versatile, and rich environment for all aspects of learning.

How realistic is flight simulator

In the realm of aviation, flight simulators play a pivotal role in training, entertainment, and research, merging cutting-edge technology with detailed simulation to provide experiences that are as close to real flying as possible. In this article, we delve into the realism of modern flight simulators, exploring their key features, types, and their invaluable contribution to pilot training, as well as considering their limitations and future potential.

Two Great Reasons For Flight Simulators

Flight simulators have revolutionized the way we approach aviation, offering unparalleled opportunities for both training and personal enjoyment. At VirtualFly, we understand the importance of high-quality simulation for various applications. Here’s why flight simulators, including our state-of-the-art full flight simulators and immersive flight simulation setups, continue to soar in popularity and utility.

Why Every Student Pilot Should Own A Flight Simulator

Flight simulators stand out as the ultimate bridge between theoretical knowledge obtained from textbooks and the practical experience of flying. They provide an interactive learning environment where students can apply what they've learned immediately, seeing the effects of their actions in real-time. This not only reinforces their knowledge but also boosts their confidence before they step into a real cockpit.

How To Choose The Best Monitor For Flight Simulation

A high-quality monitor is crucial in flight simulation, acting as a window to the virtual skies. It significantly enhances realism and immersion, crucial for both enthusiasts and professionals. With VirtualFly's flight panels like the SOLO GA, SOLO A, DIAMOND DA40, SOLO AIRLINER…, the demand for monitors that deliver crisp, clear, and smooth visuals is paramount.

VIRTUALFLY IS ATTENDING FSANA 2024

VirtualFly will be attending the 15th Annual International Flight School Operators Conference And Trade Show organized by FSANA from February 21st  to February 23rd at Ceasars Palace Las Vegas.

The Advantages of Flight Simulators for flight schools

In the world of aviation, the role of technology in training and skill development cannot be overstated. Among these technological advancements, flight simulators stand out as a main tool in educating the next generation of pilots on the different flight schools and universities around the globe.

NEW DUO PRO G1 AT AU KUWAIT

VirtualFly's DUO PRO G1 Flight Simulator Enhances Aviation Training at Australian University in Kuwait. This installation marks a significant leap in aviation education and training in the Middle East, aligning with AU's mission of providing world-class education and innovative learning methods.

7 Scenarios Every Pilot will practice with a Flight Simulator

In the world of aviation, precision and expertise are paramount. Pilots must be prepared to handle a wide range of challenging situations while ensuring the safety of their passengers and aircraft. One of the most invaluable tools in a pilot's training arsenal is the flight simulator.

How a Flight Simulator will pay itself off

In the world of aviation, the value of hands-on training and simulation cannot be overstated. Professional pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and flight schools recognize the importance of flight simulators in practicing skills and ensuring safety. However, the investment in a full-motion flight simulator can be substantial.

FAA APPROVED FLIGHT SIMULATION GUIDE

Flight simulation technology has come a long way since its inception, providing flight training centers, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts with an accessible and safe platform to practice, train, and experience the thrill of flight from the ground.

3 MORE FLIGHT SIMULATORS!

Today, we're thrilled to share the exciting news that Sling Pilot Academy has chosen once again to rely on our simulators, purchasing three more certified flight simulator units to bolster their flight training program.

VIRTUALFLY’S CERTIFIED SIMULATORS TRANSFORM FLIGHT TRAINING AT BUIQUI AERO FLIGHT SCHOOL

Flight simulators have long been an essential tool in aviation training, allowing pilots to practice their skills and gain experience in a safe and controlled environment. With the recent sale of six units of VirtualFly's certified SOLO PRO G1 simulator to Buiqui Aero Flight School, the transformative impact of advanced simulation technology on flight education is more evident than ever.

China’s First Newton Flight Academy Launch – A Milestone for Flight Training and Simulation

VirtualFly, as a leading manufacturer of flight simulators, is always keen to highlight advancements in flight training and simulation. Today, we would like to draw your attention to the launch of China's first Newton Flight Academy, an exciting development in the flight training landscape. This groundbreaking facility aims to offer world-class flight training and simulation experiences to aspiring pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

FLIGHT SIMULATORS AND CYBERSECURITY: A PERFECT MATCH

As technology evolves, so do the risks associated with it. Cybersecurity has become a major concern for all industries, including the aviation industry. With this in mind, Polytechnique Montréal in Canada has recently invested in a flight simulator to help its students understand and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity in aviation.

NEW CARAVAN 208 SIMULATORS DELIVERED!

The Cessna 208 Caravan is one of the most used utility aircraft in the planet, and one of the most loved aircraft by pilots worldwide. These were enough reasons for Virtual Fly to think about designing and manufacturing the equipment in mass production for flight schools, universities and specially training centers and Airlines using this aircraft. There are many high quality replica Caravan simulators in the market, but we figured out there was the need of one more, this time at an unbeatable price point, but improving the quality even more.

WHY YOU NEED SWITCHO RADIOS ON YOUR COCKPIT SETUP

With the increasing popularity and innovation of flight simulators, the need for a more realistic cockpit setup has grown. Many pilots find themselves struggling to keep up with multiple screens, making it difficult to focus on the actual flying experience. That's where our SWITCHO FAMILY comes in.

FSANA 2023

At FSANA's Las Vegas 2020 show, Virtual Fly made its debut appearance, showcasing our high-quality flight simulation equipment that left a lasting impression on attendees. Since then, we have continued to attend annually, expanding our presence in North America with certified AATD's.

VIRTUAL FLY AT FITUR 2023

IBERIA, one of the largest and most respected airlines in the world, has chosen VirtualFly for their presence at the IFEMA fair.

OUR SIMULATORS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH X-PLANE 12

We are pleased to announce that our products* are fully compatible with X-Plane 12. Our team has worked hard to ensure that our products work seamlessly with the latest version of the software, providing users with a seamless and enjoyable experience.

NEW CERTIFIED SIMULATOR – BEECHCRAFT BARON 58

VirtualFly continues to work hard certifying its different high-end flight simulators. Now we can announce that there is one more simulator to be added to this list, a new AATD representing a Twin-Engine Piston aircraft.

EDDY’S ONTOP DUO FULL MOTION FLIGHT SIMULATOR

We find ourselves in Eernegem, Belgium, in the middle of the countryside. Surrounded by cows, sheep and then….suddenly, the door or a beautiful countryhouse garage home opens, and we are invited to enter Eddy Van der Stuyft’s favourite room. He calls it his ‘man cave’. Step inside and you will find a Virtual Fly Full Motion Flight Simulator.

NEW VIRTUALFLY’S CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN

Virtual Fly North America is proud to announce a new purchase from its Midwest US exclusive dealer, JA Flight Training. This is going to be the 4th unit and it will represent a Cessna Grand Caravan.

VIRTUALFLY’S PRESENCE AT SUN ‘N FUN 2022

From the 5th of April to the 10th of April, VirtualFly had the pleasure of being part of SUN ‘N FUN Aerospace Expo 2022, one of the world’s largest annual aviation events, which took place in Lakeland, Florida.

VIRTUAL FLY ATTENDS FSANA 2022

Virtual Fly's first appearance at FSANA was in Las Vegas 2020. Attendees were surprised by the high quality flight simulation equipment presented during the show and since then we have attended annually, expanding in North America with our certified AATD’s and BATD’s and want to continue to do so this year 2022.

FLIGHT SIMULATION: HOW DID WE GET HERE?

Imagine the look on the Wright Brother’s faces if they realized the current state of the industry they once were the pioneers of. Now, envision their reaction if they had been told any regular person in the planet would be able to feel the thrill of being airborne across every corner of the globe without really moving. Astonishing, isn’t it?

VIRTUAL FLY LANDS AT EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY!

In Virtual fly we are proud to announce that we have been selected together with True Course Simulations by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as one of their trusted partners to offer top notch flight simulation training to their STEM students.