A Guide to Flight Simulator Vol.1

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“This is an excellent publication for anyone who has or is contemplating purchasing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020” Deryck H, Customer

This stunning 262-page digital guide is packed full of inspiring visuals to support you in your new flight simulator. Discover what you need to know from flying with ATC and configuring camera controls, to using the accessible user interface (UI) and completing your first training flight. This is the missing manual to your brand new flight simulator.

‘A Guide to Flight Simulator’ is the perfect travel companion for anyone using the new flight simulator, regardless of the level of experience or knowledge.

v1.90 is a free update for all current customers. Download from your account.

(9 customer reviews)

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What Customers Are Saying:

“WOW! What a beautiful well-designed book for the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. This book is exactly what I need to get familiar with the new MSFS 2020”

Gil D, SimShack

“When I took the time to read it carefully I realize that this book is very impressive and a superb collection for msfs2020.”

Lucien P, SimShack

“This is an excellent publication for anyone who has or is contemplating purchasing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020”

Deryck H, SimShack

LATEST VERSION: 1.80 (Released January 13th 2021)

This stunning 272-page digital guide is packed full of inspiring visuals to support you in your new flight simulator. Discover what you need to know from flying with ATC and configuring camera controls, to using the accessible user interface (UI) and completing your first training flight. We also give you the tools you need to have the perfect VR experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Spend more time flying in your new simulator with the best possible set up. SoFly’s team of experts have carefully crafted an easy to follow guide, enabling you to swiftly adapt your settings to maximise performance without compromising the look of your new simulator.  

A Guide to Flight Simulator will provide you with detailed information for each of the hand-crafted airports, whilst the tips and tricks from certified pilots will give you the confidence needed to complete complicated manoeuvres and land at challenging airports. Detailed specs will help you understand each of the included aircraft to help you become the best virtual pilot.

The step-by-step tutorials included throughout will walk you through your first flights in the simulator, and provide you with travel inspiration for your next virtual flight. You’ll soon be able to fly solo or online with your friends using live settings.

‘A Guide to Flight Simulator’ is the perfect travel companion for anyone using the new flight simulator, regardless of the level of experience or knowledge.

Language: English

Please note that DRM is applied to each PDF. A password on Page 4 can be found and with instructions on how to print.

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V1.90 | Release Date: 26FEB2021

NEW – UK and Ireland Airports
NEW – UK and Ireland World Update Info
ADDED – Availability icons on each airport
FIX – Various fixes to pages / tutorials based on customer feedback.

TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 272

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V1.80 | Release Date: 12JAN2021

NEW – Virtual Reality recommended hardware
NEW – Virtual Reality performance settings
NEW – Virtual set-up tutorial and guide
ADDED – Changelog information
ADDED – Latest sim update information

TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 262

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V1.70 | Release Date: 11DEC2020

NEW – World Update II: US Section
NEW – Future of Flight Simulator
NEW – Future of A Guide to Flight Simulator
ADDED – Four new airports based on the free World Update (US) for the simulator
FIXED – All pages now correctly display the version number
FIXED – Images missing from Airbus tutorial

TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 244

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V1.60 | Release Date: 22OCT2020
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NOTE: Some pages within the Airbus tutorial still say version 1.50. This is due to us being unable to grab new images due to an ongoing issue with Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Documented here: https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/a320-mcdu-premium-deluxe-edition-not-in-database-mcdu-errors/303013/19

NEW – World Update I: Japan section
ADDED – Six new airports based on the free World Update (Japan) for the simulator
ADDED – New information in the performance section for ‘Render Scaling’
CHANGED – Colour for the footer to have better visibility for printing
CHANGED – Updated over 500 images across the guide to be of a higher quality and improve visual explanation
FIX – Nearly 100 minor changes / fixes to text, spelling and font throughout
FIX – Corrected page number links where they were wrong/linking to the wrong page

TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 232

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V1.50 | Release Date: 01OCT2020
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NEW – A320Neo Tutorial Flight
ADDED – Information on Microsoft Flight Simulator Build 1.9.3.0 [Japan Update]
CHANGED – Updated credits list in relation to upcoming language translations and other contributors.
FIX – Various minor spelling errors throughout the guide [Thanks to Brian B]
FIX – Corrected link to SkyVector

V1.40 | Release Date: 23SEP2020
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NEW – Snow and Weather Manipulation
NEW – Handling Icing In Your Aircraft
NEW – Accessibility Options
NEW – Updating Your Simulator
ADDED – Key features of simulator build 1.8.3.0
ADDED – Information on in-sim menu after build update 1.8.3.0
ADDED – Updated back cover
FIX – Acronym error on Page 134

V1.30 | Release Date: 16SEP2020
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NEW – TBM 930 Tutorial [Part of TBM Tutorial]
NEW – Information on SkyVector Flight Planning [Part of TBM Tutorial]
NEW – Information on using VOR naviagation [Part of TBM Tutorial]
ADDED – Page numbers now link directly to pages within the guide
FIX – Minor spelling error on In-Sim Menu Options on page 48
FIX – Minor spelling error on ATC communication options on page 49
FIX – Minor spelling errors on Airliner section on pages 68 and 69
FIX – Some page numbers were incorrect after guide updates; now fixed

V1.21 | Release Date: 10SEP2020
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FIX – Corrected information regarding the G1000 on page 130/131 [Thanks to Howard H to pointing this out]

V1.20 | Release Date: 09SEP2020
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NEW – G1000 Tutorial
NEW – Airport Manoeuvring
NEW – Primary Key Controls
FIX – Corrected airport elevation for Sydney International Airport (YSSY)

V1.10 | Release Date: 28AUG2020
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NEW – Boosting Performance for your Simulator
NEW – How to Find Animals
NEW – How to Unlock All Achievements in the Simulator
NEW – Information on how to print and move to a different device
ADDED – Remaining Airports
ADDED – New Tips for Multiplayer
ADDED – Link to Blog Post for Improving Download Speed on Installation
FIX – Corrected Logitech Error on Page 15
FIX – Corrected Gibraltar ICAO code on page 80
FIX – Changed details about server availability on page 120

9 reviews for A Guide to Flight Simulator Vol.1

  1. John Glossop (verified owner)

    This document goes a long way towards providing the MSFS 2020 “missing manual”, and I believe that eventually, it could become THE manual for the Sim.
    That will depend on the drive of SoFly towards maintaining it, and developing it, and I heartily impress upon all Flight Simmers with knowledge that isn’t currently covered by the manual, to make your expertise available to the creators, so that we can have an even more comprehensive manual for our favorite Sim.
    Well done, SoFly. Only 4 stars, because it’s still a work in progress, but I’m hoping to eventually return and give it a full 5 stars. Keep up the good work!

  2. David López (verified owner)

    Much more than a manual, it is a guide with a very complete content, especially in some fields, with a very careful design and layout that makes reading very easy and visual.

    The continuous effort to correct small errors and especially to add more and more content and updates is very much appreciated.

    Without a doubt, a must have for everyone (Not just for beginners).
    A very tight price for everything it offers. Recommended 100% AAA+++.

  3. Len Williams

    Purchased this immediately after purchase of fs2020 and am so pleased I did. The guide provides a helpful overview of the new release with tips about loading flights /aircraft etc and navigating your way around the sim.
    What I particularly like are the tutorials and I hope that the publisher adds more as the manual is updated…very good value guide

  4. stuart lunn (verified owner)

    Let down by the convoluted process of obtaining the Japan update whereby the update is placed in a customers shopping cart asking for further payment.

    • sofly

      Hi Stuart,

      The update is available from your account (depending on which store) and you simply need to redownload it again to your PC/device. This is communicated clearly in our emails and at the various stores we use to distribute the product.

      If you did indeed pay twice, please send us a support ticket, with the two order numbers, where we can quickly issue you a refund.

      Many thanks

      Calum

  5. Ian Howlett (verified owner)

    I’m a real-world pilot, and I found this to be a beautifully-designed and well-thought-out guide to the simulator. It contains some information that I haven’t found by either experimenting on my own or watching YouTube videos. At this price, with free updates too, this is an absolute bargain! I highly recommend it to you.

  6. Stewart McDonald

    I am so happy that this guide has been produced as the FS2020 is lacking in operational support. I have found that it covers so many aspects that you would not have found if you hadn’t read the guide.
    I am a pilot but not a computer nerd so found this to be very educational

  7. Arlen Stone

    I’m really impressed by this thorough manual covering all aspects of MSFS. And it’s good to see that with v1.70 SoFly appears committed to continued improvements as well as updates to keep up with MSFS changes.

  8. Hans-Peter Zimmermann

    Thank you. This guide is extremely useful. When I first bought MSFS 2020, I was extremely frustrated and tempted to return to X-Plane. But after reading the long missing guide, it’s just sheer pleasure to explore all the possibilities of this unbelievable sim.

  9. anthony96 (verified owner)

    Awsome

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