A Guide to Flight Simulator

£15.59

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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 282-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.

v1.95 is a free update for all current customers. Download from your account.

Note: This product contains the original A Guide to Flight Simulator and not the newly released Extended Edition. You can buy the Extended Edition here, which is kept up to date and has now over 440-pages.

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Customer Reviews

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William Boyeson

I can't review because I don't yet have the book!

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Frank T
A New Computer For A New Simulator

I found this SoFly guide very helpful.
I have 2 dedicated flight sim rigs.
I still have a Win 7 rig (vintage 2013) running FSX and addons just fine. It was a state of the art build back in 2013, but I've got an even older FSX install on a second rig that's slowly dying so it's time for a new replacement and a new simulator and some new planes.

As a GA flyer MSFS looks like it will be a fun ride. I expect all the new tech and changes is going to be steep learning curve for me. I'm hoping a few of my favorite plane and other addon devs will join the fray at some point.

Between this guide and the Asobo videos on u-tube I'm sold on MSFS. The new computer will be built next month for me with all the latest bells and whistles and I'll be going to a 32" 4K screen where my 2013 Win 7 rig drives a 40" 1080 monitor. All my flight hardware peripherals are already in place for this new rig to re-use so it should be a simple matter to get up and running quickly.

While I wish MSFS had a printable manual like its predecessors, I'm glad SoFly has stepped in to fill that shortcoming. (I'm old school and like to have paper manuals.) Looking forward to the Extended Edition.
Frank.
1/30/2022

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JOHN atkinson
Great

Great resource but for me I would have paid a little more for a printed copy

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Derek McBride
Too large to be home printed for references.

Long awaited and very useful, BUT, too large for easy and swift access to detail.

I would rather pay more for a hard booklet/manual, preferably loose leaves so that it can be updated. easily.

The language of MSFS is not as familiar to former users of previous MS Simulators which makes navigation of the pdf version laborious.

Most of your reviewers have very pertinent observations and they could all be assimilated in a loose leaved booklet and your income increased by niche additions by your captive list of purchasers who want to catch up with the bits you do not cover in any depth. It would be just like an aircraft builders maintenance folder and made for updates and fresh observations. You could ask for volunteers to submit their expertise in certain areas and, if appropriate pay a reward for chosen work, especially if it was submitted by professionals.

In this way, the builders of the software could absorb and develop their own product in an ordered way. Dedicated magazines like, " PC Pilot", might increase your marketing targets by opining on relevant improvements to your expanding data. Just as these magazines showcase new aircraft in the FS world, so might your manual, but in a sub-folder for specialist products on hardware or scenery, airports or navigation and comms.

My point really is that you have an excellent product with which to start and the model can then commence to be multifaceted with many income options which vary from straight purchase to serial. annual commitments. A lot more could be charged for de-luxe presentations, for example.

Keep this confidential. !!!
Don't tell MS, less they see it as a moneymaker!!!!!!!

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Robin Squires
Not bad

Beautiful manual. Some of the stuff at the beginning is unneeded fluff, was hoping for a little more explaining some of the things like flight plan, iFR, and so. Still, great purchase.

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Jeffery Gooding
Best resource I have found

Screen shots are great references to the actual game. I have purchased other references that spend more time on rudimentary flying skills vs helping with use of the control and use of the game. Looking forward to any updates to the manual. Would like more information on bringing in real time traffic. Selected “Live traffic” multiple times but can’t see anything matching the ADSB exchange. Great manual overall. Well worth the money.

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Graham Lee
MSFS 2020 SoFly Manual

Being a reasonable competent FSX SE flyer and looking for a new challenge I invested in MSFS 2020 and was immediately overwhelmed by how different it was. I shopped round for a manual and choose the SoFly digital download version which has turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. It is well laid out, not over complicated and full of useful information for all MSFS 2020 flyers.

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Tim Machin
Brilliant

After 30 years of casual simming I thought that given the complexity of FS20 I had better read a manual!
There seems to be a shortage of reliable and well written publications and fortunately I found this one before being lured into an Amazon title badly translated from Spanish or Korean which seems to be the usual fare
Apart from the name, which sounds like a Graham Norton production this ebook oozes quality. It’s easy to read, the graphics rival a Dorland Kindersley book and the content is bang on.

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Dennis Nolan
Best of the rest

best overall guide to what can be a very confusing app

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F-GKAX
Perfect, a must have

You should be paid by microsoft to bring so much value. Very Very helpful.
What can you improve : A french version :)

Detailed Information

Note: This product contains the original A Guide to Flight Simulator and not the newly released Extended Edition. You can buy the Extended Edition here, which is kept up to date and has now over 440-pages.

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: 1.95 (Released April 30th 2021)

This stunning 282-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.

V1.96 | Release Date: 29JUN2021

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FIX – Glitch with printing now fixed

FIX – Minor spelling issues

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V1.95 | Release Date: 30APR2021

NEW – France and Benelux Airport
NEW – France and Benelux Update Info
NEW – Adding/Changing Liveries
NEW – Customising Flight Model
ADDED – New details for sim updates
ADDED – New details on A Guide to Flight Simulator Extended Edition
FIX – Changes to some airport descriptions

TOTAL PAGE COUNT: 282

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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

 

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