Episode 12: Understanding the flight simulator boom, with Chris McGonegle

Why are flight simulators so hot right now? Can pilots use them for real training or just for fun? What are the pros and cons of the different simulator software options? Chris McGonegle, a Commercial Pilot who heads the flight simulator department at Sporty's, answers all these questions and more. If you're thinking about adding a home flight simulator to your training toolkit, this podcast will give you the information you need to save money and avoid frustration. Chris also shares his tips for avoiding the "rusty pilot" label, suggestions for making passengers comfortable on first flights, and his pick for best aviation book. 

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Flight Simulator articles and videos
Chris's picks for best flight sim gear
Comparing Microsoft Flight Simulator and X-Plane

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