There is a growing interest in flight simulators, and not necessarily shown by younger people. With the growing price of real-life general aviation and the increase in simulator realism, many pilots are now turning to flight sims for training and instrument refreshers where perhaps a few years ago they would have toddled down to their flying club and hired an aircraft / instructor. And yes, I am sure (I know) that many are just taking a virtual bimble around the skies when the weather doesn’t suit the real thing. I hope you will find this web site a useful portal not only to those I describe above but to the whole simulator and gaming community. Do get involved and let me know your favourite links.
Apple and Android Apps
If they are good enough for pilots who do their flying above ground level then Tablet Computers are certainly good enough in the simulator. There are a large number of simulator ‘game’ apps available but the most useful ones are those which provide added functionality or realism to your desktop flight simulator. It is possible to add a ‘glass cockpit’ display or the usual six pack of gauges, radio stacks allow you to tune in to beacons or towers, and there are moving maps which help you navigate your way around the country.Discover Apple and Android Apps
Flight Simulator Aircraft
Expand your flight simulator and fly your favourite aircraft. There are thousands of aircraft files available of all shapes and sizes. Commercial files provide the most realism and functions whilst there are enthusiasts who like nothing more than creating their own favourite aircraft whether they can be found on the runway or in the designers mind. The latter are listed on a number of Sim Enthusiasts websites, and are provided free of charge, although there maybe a charge by the site owner for membership which benefits from full download speed.
Flight Simulator Scenery
Flight Simulators allow you to fly all over the world which is an awful amount of roads, trees, waterways, etc. to model. Whilst mostly accurate to a degree if you really want to get the most out of your flight simulator you will want to get some the amazingly accurate scenery add-ons which are available. These range from improved ‘textures’ to the default scenery to photographic scenery, overlays which sit on top of your existing texture.
Flight Sim 2017
I had the pleasure of going to Flight Sim 2017 the other week, the first time I had been for a number of years. I was delighted that the event hadn’t lost any of its interest with the many exhibitors set out between the historic aircraft of Hangar One at the RAF Cosford Museum. The show is organised by Just Flight and supported by PC Pilot Magazine, and although I had to make a 360 mile round trip to take my place among the 2,000 odd visitors to try our hand at the latest sim tech, be enthused by numerous demonstrations, and informed by a variety of different presentations in the museum’s lecture theatre. If I did have any minor niggles it was the lack of space around some of the exhibitor’s stalls which needed the visitor to be on their guard against knocking into or tripping over an aircraft or other exhibit. Maybe a slightly larger venue could be considered? And maybe, to suit those of us nestled in the south east of the country, alternating the exhibition’s venue with RAF Duxford Museum. But then again there were no real complaints and I certainly look forward to visiting Flight […]
Welcome to Aeroclicks
Aeroclicks came about when I was looking to build a directory of Flight Simulator companies and groups which included some real-world aviation links and information too. As a flight simulator enthusiast I hope that this website will be of interest to you too. If there is anything you would like to see on this website or if you are a company who would like to be listed (or would like to have a European / UK base for product sales) then please get in touch.