Flight Simulation

Flight Simulation Software & Related Sites

  • Abacus  Software titles: Flight Deck II, PBY Catalina, Pacific Theatre, Battle for Midway, Combat Squadron, Corporate Pilot, Private Pilot Training, FS Design Studio Pro, Private Pilot.
  • Aces High  An interactive online WWII air and sea combat simulation game where hundreds of players can battle it out with and against each other.
  • Addictive Simulations  Home of the VC10.  Add-on products for Microsoft Flight Simulator available for sale by download or CD.
  • The Aero Section  Military aircraft images from the Net and from a private collection.
  • Aerosoft  Flight simulation aircraft, sceneries, tools, forum.  Country (regional) specific pages.
  • Air Group Alliance  AGA provides hundreds of up to date aircraft, the latest panels, effects, and scenery in a centralized repository for the major routes and schedules actually flown by real-world airline operations.  Fly for a host of world airlines.
  • Aircraft Design Studios  A collection of freeware/payware aircraft for your Flight Simulator 2002-2004.  Also a screenshot forum and photography forum.
  • Aircraft-Flight Simulator  Flight Simulator X download, news and aircrafts.
  • Airflyers.net  A Pacific Northwest (U.S.) online flight simulation server for the adult sim-pilot.  They are a diverse group of aviators, including FAA-licensed real world pilots, student pilots, former pilots, and general aviation enthusiasts.  Air traffic control services throughout the Seattle ARTCC (KZSE) are provided by a dedicated group of AirFlyers approved volunteer controllers.
  • AirTrack  Flight simulation companion for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
  • Allied FS Group  AFG is a freeware flightsim developer group, based around Microsoft FlightSimulator 2000.  Flight simulation aircraft, panels, sound updates, forum, newsletter, polls, previews, links.
  • Andy's Flight Simulator Page  FS news, scenery by geographic location, aircraft, tutorials, articles, links.  Nice site.
  • AusFlightSim  The Flightsim site for Aussies.  You'll find a growing wealth of information about flight simulation as it relates specifically to users in Australia.  Their main aim is to support local developers, virtual airlines, and users by providing quality news and content.  You'll find flight simulation news and events, help, hints, tutorials, and other material related to PC based simulations.  The File Library is a place for freeware and shareware developers to upload flight simulator aircraft, scenery, panels, and utilities.
  • AviationBuff.com  Unique flyable aircraft models for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Pro and 2004.  Their first project is the Lockheed L-188 Electra.
  • AVSIM Online  Flight sim news, links, classifieds, forums, scenery list, online mall, and lots of other resources.
  • Bearsoft  GetWeather freeware lets you download weather scenarios to your hard drive for later (offline) use.
  • Belgian Aero Simulator Club  Belgian aircraft and photo realistic scenery.
  • Best flight simulator game  A Flight Sim that offers "Real Life Flying" with accurate world wide scenery based on actual military mapping, over 20,000 of the world’s airports and 80+ different planes.
  • Bombs-Away.net  A fan site with information about Microprose B-17 Flying Fortress: news, downloads, FAQs, stories, forum.
  • camsim  Boeing and Airbus flight sim aircraft.
  • Captain Sim  Developers and sellers of MSFS aircraft add-ons, including Legendary 727, F-104, MiG-21 and more.
  • CAT III Systems Virtual Wings is a flight simulator taking advantage of 3D hardware acceleration.
  • CFS Pilots  Covering CFS 1, CFS 2 and IL-2 Sturmovik.
  • Roy Chaffin - R.C.S. Panels  MS Flight Simulator add ons.
  • Classic Airliner Page Devoted to the Microsoft Flight Simulator simulation of the classic airliners, generally post-WWII propliners that flew in or to the US on a scheduled basis.
  • Clearance Unlimited  FS site with databases, flight service station, forum, learning center, links.
  • Com Central  A site for air simulation enthusiasts, including both combat and civilian air sims.  Features include forums, downloads, reviews, communications, and articles related to air simming.
  • Combat Flight Center  Resources for users of Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator.
  • Combat Flight Simulator WW II flight simulator from Microsoft.
  • combatsim.com Combat sim news, hownloads, hardware, forums, on-line shoping, forums, links.
  • Commercial Level Simulations  A flight simulator design payware company focusing on ultra-realistic add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, at low prices.  The Airbus A300-600 product features a highly detailed exterior model, virtual cockpit, 2D panel, custom gauges, soundset and manufacturer tuned flight dynamics.
  • Computermate  An international supplier of PC simulation software and peripherals.  The site has updated weekly release schedules, special offers, tech support numbers and useful sites to visit.  Full secure on-line shopping facility.  (Site requires cookies enabled.)
  • Corylus Simulations  A retailer for flight and train sim hardware and software.  Large selection with International shipping available.  (Site requires cookies on.)
  • Derek's Cockpit Links  An organized list of web sites that have information for building a physical "Cockpit" for the simulation enthusiast.
  • Desktop Aviator  Home of the Cessna Avionics Panel for use on MS Flight Simulators 2000, 2002, and 2004.  Also, other hardware add-ons, free downloads, and more.
  • Digital Combat Simulator  "DCS: Black Shark" is a PC simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and is the first title in the Eagle Dynamics and The Fighter Collection simulation series.
  • DIY Flight Simulators  Their videos and guides help you build modifications to your home flight sim cockpit to help make it the best it can be.
  • Eagle Air Multiplayer Internet flying.
  • Echo Flight Web Site  Online approach charts and airport diagrams.
  • E-Flight Aviation news, download flight sim add-ons, aircraft specs.
  • F-22 Raptor F-22 flight simulator.
  • Farmboyzim's Flight Sim's  Aviation and flight simulation information: reviews, news, tutorials, multiplayer events, forum, screenshot gallery, and more.
  • First Flight: The Wright Experience Flight Simulator  Aerodynamically accurate, PC based simulation of the Wright Brother's glider and flyers.
  • Flight1.com  Simulation products available for purchase on-line from different publishers and dealers: aircraft add-ons, scenery, utilities, software, hardware.
  • The FlightGear Flight Simulator  A free, open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight sim development project.  Source code for the entire project is available and licensed under the GNU General Public License.
  • Flight One Software  Publisher of flight simulation products: Ultimate Airlines for FS2000, SnapIT, FSClouds 2000, 777-200, Giants of the Sky 747-400, Combat Clouds, Legendary Aircraft, Royal Air Force 2000, Airline Simulator 2, Pacific Combat Pilot, X-Plane.
  • FlightSim.com  Flight simulation news, reviews and opinion, monthly contest, message forums, shopping, files, FAQs.
  • Flight Sims  A flight simulation development and game team, designing aircraft, panels, textures, and applications.  Download all types of FS files from CFS, FS2000, FS 2002, CFS2, and more.
  • Flight Simmers Net  Advertiser sponsored free Webspace for flight simmers.
  • The Flightsim Aviation Zone  Flight Simulator, Flying, Aviation: downloads, photos, screenshots, aviation theory, ATC glossary, information, links, FAQ, VA listing.  Daily updates.
  • FlightsimCanada.com Micrososft Flight Simulator Web site with Canadian freeware: aircraft, scenery, reviews.
  • FlightSim.com PilotShop  An online source for flight simulation products, software, and accessories.
  • FlightSimDownloads.com  Add-ons for Flight Simulator from Abacus.
  • FlightSim Planner98  A flight planning and navigational tool for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • FlightsimFreeware  This well-established website offers flight simulation downloads, contests, news, photo and video galleries, and other resources.
  • Flight Sim Secrets  Flight Simulation configuration improvements at an affordable price.
  • The FlightSim Store  An Australian source for flight simulation software and accessories, most available via instant download.
  • FlightSim Systems International, Inc.  Flight sim software and hardware sales.
  • FlightSimulationForums  A "full service" site for Microsoft Flight Simulator, specializing in FS9 and FSX.  Most members are long time users of the sim and can help and discuss the sim and the hardware needed for running it.  It's a friendly group looking for new people who enjoy discussing and posting screenshots of their aircraft, scenery, and short or long flights.  A "family" site with free registration.
  • Flight Simulator 2000 - Independent Online Reference Guide  FS2000 and FS98 reference guide, planes, panels, hardware information, how to set up multiple displays, easter eggs, hints.
  • Flight Simulator Add-on  A large selection of add-ons.  Fly for a major arline or fly a number of aircrafts, including the Airbus 380.
  • Flight Simulator Navigation  A navigation tutorial devoted to flight simulator enthusiasts.
  • Flight Simulator Nordic  A large Scandinavian civil flight simulation website.
  • Flight Simulator World  A fast-growing community and resource for flight simulator fans.  They've got a very active forum, FS news, a Flight Simulator Knowledge Base, flight sim reviews, a large image gallery, downloads, and a top sites page.
  • Flight Stick.org  This is the flight simulation website with weekly content on flight simulators, news, reviews, aircraft, downloads and much more on FSX, FS2004, X-Plane, and IL2 Sturmovik.  Content ranges from pictures, to screenshots, videos, and real world aviation.
  • The Flight Unlimited Airport  A Website about the third installment in the Flight Unlimited series.
  • FlightWorld  Information, downloads, links.
  • flightzone.us  A glHorizon home-made flight sim project.
  • Fly Away Simulation  A great community with flight simulation downloads, news, reviews and information, forums, and much more.
  • Flyingadgets.com  A UK supplier of a range of remote control flying toys: RC planes, helicopters, and flight simulation products.
  • FreeFlightSim  Free flight sims, aircraft add-ons, and downloads.  FSX races, homebuilt simulators, and aviation videos.
  • FS Aeronautical Maps  Maps for FS98 and FS2000.  Free to download, print and use for flight simulation.
  • FSFlyingSchool  An add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX and 2004 where you don't fly alone.  Instead, a team of flight instructors can accompany you on any flight, or a personal instructor can evaluate your flying technique and score each phase of flight with information you can use to fly better.  The site offers free demo of of this add-on.
  • FSfreeware.com  Contains forums, scenery files, links, guest book, contact information, tutorials, and reviews.
  • FSHeartland.net  Scenery and panels for Microsoft Flight Simulator, tutorials, information and links for designers of scenery or panels.
  • FsJets.Com  A business jet Web site for flight simulator pilots and aviation fans, featuring aircraft and add-on files designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • FS-MP.com  This FSX multiplayer online flying community provides a realistic flying and controlling environment for those looking to advance their flying experience.  FS-MP expects you to already have gained enough FS experience to be able to fly aircraft under both VFR & IFR, and be able to do so while under realistic ATC, from trained FSMP Controllers.
  • FSTraffic Official Site  The FSTraffic program generates AI traffic around any airport.
  • FS Tutorials  A French/English website dedicated to the hardcore simmers community.  Here you can download free detailed tutorials (in French or in English) to understand how complex add-ons work - like PMDG, Level-D, Suprunov Design, and FS2Crew.  Additional features such as exclusive textures and a PMDG MD-11 tutorial are available.
  • FSXFollow  This app turns your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch into a moving map for your flight simulator.
  • FTX  flight sim scenery for FSX.
  • Gbesoain Flight Simulator  Flight simulator add-ons and resources.  chat, airplanes, links, screenshots for MSFS and Flight Unlimited II.
  • GetWeather Homepage  GetWeather 3.0 is a freeware tool for Flight Simulator 2000, 2002, and 2004 to store real world weather, which is fetched from the Jeppesen server to the hard disk.  This enables you to reuse a certain weather situation without going online.
  • Glideslope Software  Flight simulator scenery, add-ons, books, links.
  • Greek-FS.com  A Greek site just for the fun of FS.
  • HC Flight Sims  Helicopter flight sim downloads, multi-player server, forums.
  • Horizon Simulation  Develops and publishes highly accurate virtual models of the real world for uses in training and gaming simulation.  Their focus is realism and the products are used by simulation enthusiasts, leading flying institutions, private and professional pilots worldwide.  MSFS and X-Place scenery, news, forum.
  • Hovercontrol  This helicopter flight simulator website offers an online helicopter training program for pilot aptitude development.
  • Jay Dee's Panels  All about King Air and X-Plane simulator: panel boards, screen shots, movie, tech specs, and links.
  • Jeppesen  All about SIMcharts: software that gives flight simulator users the ability to sort, view, and print realistic Jeppesen terminal charts (SID's, STAR's, Approaches, and Airport Diagrams).
  • JetPakNG  A next generation rocket belt for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.  This is a modern virtual representation of a legendary device.  It flies higher, better, and longer than all of its real world counterparts and fits perfectly for low-level exploration of any kind of scenery.  JetPakNG download and historic rocket belt video.
  • Just Flight, Ltd.  The Real Airports scenery package includes large airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000.
  • Justin Tyme's FS Genesis Web Site Scenery, downloads, links.
  • LAGO  European flight simulator publisher.  Offers the Italy 2000 downloadable scenery package for MS Flight Simulator 2000 which contains Italian airports.
  • Lo mejor para Flight Simulator  Directory of resources for FS 98, CFS and FS 2000, including resources for sims, panels, textures and sceneries of Spain.
  • LockOn  Forums, links, downloads, and information about Lock On Modern Air Combat.
  • LunarPilot  Flight simulation of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle.  The LLRV was originally developed by NASA and Bell Aerosystems in the 1960's to prepare Apollo Astronauts for the moon landing.
  • The LZ  A helicopter flight center for FS enthusiasts.
  • Magrathea - British Isles Scenery for MS Flight Simulator The website of the UK Flight Sim Scenery Design Group whose purpose is to provide news and information on scenery of the British Isles produced by this group.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002  Interactive ATC, auto-generated scenery, artificial intelligence generated air traffic, new aircraft models, enhanced virtual 3-D cockpits, flight analysis.  See also UK site (www.flightsim2002.co.uk).
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Century of Flight  Fly the Wright Flyer and 8 other historic airplanes.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X  The Microsoft Game Studios page.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X - podcast  Jim Campbell of Aero-New.net sat down with Brett Schnepf, Hal Bryan, and Mike Singer of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X design team to get the complete story of just how they transform your computer into the aircraft of your dreams.
  • MiGMan's Combat Diary  Sim guides, hardware, references, and virtual flight sim museum with sim titles by year.
  • Most Realistic AI Routes  A project started during the autumn of 2002 with the goal to make the best AI flightplans for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004 ACOF.
  • MSFS Gateway  Contains illustrated links to over 300 international sites offering add-ons, downloads and tutorials for MS Flight Simulator.
  • NOMISSOFT GmbH  Airline Simulator 2 (AS2) features simulation of MD-83, MD-88 and B747-400 Airliners flying around Europe and across the Atlantic in detailed scenery.  Experience the aircraft and workload of handling pilots in ATC guided flights, and cooperate with the virtual first officer.
  • PC Aviator  Software and hardware sale, tech support, downloads, mailing list.
  • PC Pilots Ireland  A club for non-combat flight sim enthusiasts with a twice-yearly fly-in, meetings, guest speakers, downloads, active forum, and world-wide membership.  The quarterly magazine contains news on what's happening in the flight sim world, product reviews, member's articles, help with hardware and software problems, and articles on the real world of aviation.
  • Perfect Flight  A gateway for all Flight Sim enthusiasts.  Multi-lingual.
  • Planesimulation  Freeware and payware mods and add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.  Learn the basics of flying on your PC with tutorials, tips, and tricks.
  • Precision Manuals Development Group  PMDG produces tools and software to support the serious flight simulation enthusiast.  The main product line features full airliner simulations with complex systems functionality  The PMDG Express line offers a visual experience in a less study intensive environment.  Both lines include a subscription to free add-on liveries.
  • Quality Simulations  Micro Flight simulates ultralight flying vehicles and micro meteorological conditions.  Vehicle Simulator is a unique, multifunctional simulator combining land, underwater, sea surface, air, and low orbit environments where you can drive, fly, sail, dive, and go into space in one simulation environment.
  • RC Simulations  A UK flight sim company with add ons, flight controls and hardware, training, flight sim show date and info, email list.
  • RC Simulations  Computer flight simulation specialists with MS add-ons, flight controls and hardware.
  • RealityCraft  The RC Plane Master 3D R/C flight simulator for model aircraft runs on Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP.
  • Reality XP  A provider of avionics simulators and solutions for the general and business aviation training market.  Flagship products are the Flight Line 530XP, the Flight Line Wx500, and the Flight Line ST3400.
  • RTP's SimWorld  X-Plane Flight Simulator page with instructions, operation handbooks, links.
  • Sailors of the Sky  The SotS simulator is a complete soaring flight simulator including flight and thermals model with several famous world gliding locations.
  • Scenery Hall of Fame Specializing in add-on scenery for Microsoft's Flight-Simulator, including FS5, FS6, FS98 and Combat versions, as well as A/S Airline Simulator, and ATP Airline Transport Pilot.  Also, a very large list of screen savers, cursors, and desktop themes.
  • SimAir 2000  Top Choice aircraft files, utilities, plus lots more all for FS2000 - FS2002 - FS2004.
  • simFlight Network  Offering flight simulation information, resources, and services through a global network of dedicated FS web sites providing news, forums, and a marketplace.  If you are a serious simmer you'll want to view this site.
  • SimHQ.com  A great resource and information site for simulation enthusiasts: news, reviews, features.
  • Simplanes.com  Downloads for Flight Simulator 98, 2000 ,2002 and also combat flight simulator 1 and 2.
  • Sim-reviews  They provide in-depth reviews of flight sims, looking at the quality of the design and graphics, the accessibility, and comparisons to other products in the market.  The reviews are available in HTML and PDF formats, in categories that include civil aircraft, general aviation aircraft, helicopters, military, scenery, hardware, and tools/books.  The site also has sound, panel, aircraft, and other downloads.
  • SimTouch  A touch screen cockpit addon for Microsoft Flight Simulator X which allows you to control all aircraft controls from a touch screen monitor.  Basically you are bringing the cockpit controls and gauges to you at easy reach to control the airplane without the need for a mouse or keyboard.  Use with a touch screen or non-touch screen monitor and mouse.
  • SimTours.net  A catalogue of more than 90 flights, destinations, and FSX missions for Microsoft Flight Simulator.  FS airports, approaches, easter eggs, missions, etc.
  • SIMviation  An emporium for Microsoft Flight Simulator series add-ons.
  • SimWare Simulations  A hobby shop with hardware and software for aviation enthusiasts.
  • simWings.net  A good flight sim resource page.
  • Sky Blue Radio  Internet radio dedicated to flight simulation and aviation, broadcasting 24/7 right into your flight sim cockpit on 123.45 using Wee Tune Beastie on the com2 radio.  A great mix of entertainment for young and old, for the seasoned pilot and families.
  • Skycolors  Photoreal aircraft repaints and afcad sceneries for MS Flight Simulator (FS9 and FSX).  They also make repaints and sceneries upon request, so if you don't find what you are looking for, then feel free to request it.
  • SquawkBox  An add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator that enables pilots to be connected online with other pilots and with live air traffic control services.
  • Terminal Reality  The Fly general aviation simulation, featuring a global flight area, worldwide digital elevation terrain model, and satellite terrain imagery.
  • Tim's Air Navigation Simulator  A web-based VOR simulator.
  • Top 100 Flight Sim Sites  A resource for great flight sim games, free flight sim downloads, forums, tips, galleries, and more.
  • TopForAll.com  Aviation top sites, including flight sim games and downloads, military aircrafts, 3d wallpapers, and more.
  • Total Simulation Series  A line of interactive 3D massively multiplayer online games that includes a combat flight simulator, tank simulator, and other vehicles from World War I through the end of World War II.  The Warbirds Flight Simulator, pits the Axis vs. the Allies in the skies over Europe, Tunisia, Malta and the Philippines.  IEN Warbirds, Warbirds 2005, and WW1 Dawn of Aces.
  • Touch-N-Go! Lighting Fast Flight Sim Links (TM)  A fast loading, no graphics links page.
  • UK Adventure Creator Provides a method of producing your own FS5.x or FS6 adventures.
  • UnitedFreeWorld.Com  Provides the latest add ons from Flightgear, a realistic and opensource flightsim.  Download add ons, participate in the forum, learn how to fly, and even develop FDM models with other developers.
  • Virtual Airlines  A flight simulation site for FSX and all other Microsoft flight simulation games.
  • Virtual Aviation Development Unlimited  Virtual aviation site with scenery collection, technical documents, Airlines Worldwide Group, news and opinion, multiplayer server, large virtual aviation index.
  • The Web Aviator  A new site providing free software, utilities, informative articles, and projects for MS FS2002 and FS2004 Flight Simulators
  • Wilco Publishing  Publisher of 767 Pilot in Command, Tahiti Scenery, Grand Canyon, Hangsim, X-Pansion, Airport 2000, and Wilco's 737.
  • World of Astraboy  Dedicated to flight simulation with FS2004.  Aircraft, scenery, flights, movies, and much more.
  • X-Plane  Subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, aircraft from the Robinson R-22 personal helicopter and Cessna 172 light plane to the supersonic Concorde and Mach-3 XB-70 Valkyrie.
  • X-Plane.org  X-Plane products, downloads, news, information, Web hosting for X-Plane Websites.
  • XPCity  The unofficial X-Plane homepage with scenery, textures, planes, logbook.
  • Yakovlev-40  Homebase of SCDS (Suprunov Computer Design Studio - Tyumen, WEstern Siberia, Russia) Yakovlev-40 Regional jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • Yorkshire Flight Centre  Boeing 737 and F4 Phantom full motion hydraulic flight simulators in England.  Also offering balloon flights.
  • YS Flight Simulation System 2000  The home of the YS Flight Simulator: downloads, training, airplane gallery, programming resources, and more.

PC Flight Simulation Hardware

  • 3DVisor  The eMagin Z800 3DVisor is a PDS (personal display system) surrounds you with an enormous 105-inch virtual display for your favorite game, movie, or your work.
  • Alpine Computer Systems  They build and supply personal computers, laptops, and peripherals for specialist needs, including custom built PCs for serious flight simulation.  See them exhibiting at major Flight Sim shows across the UK.
  • Aircraft Controls Engineering  Manufacturer of a B737 yoke for flight simulation, as well as B747 Yokes and throttle quadrants.
  • combatsim.com Combat sim news, hownloads, hardware, forums, on-line shoping, forums, links.
  • Flight Link  An airplane and helicopter flight simulator control manufacturer offering a comprehensive selection of aviation training devices, and serving individual flight simulation enthuasists and the military.  Founded in 1988.
  • Flight Sim Central  Web based flight sim hardware and software retailer.
  • FlightSim Systems International, Inc.  Flight sim software and hardware sales.
  • Heli-Kit  Collective command and anti-torque pedals for realistic helicopter flying.  Compatible with all flight sims, easy to install and use.  Join both commands to your joystick.
  • How to build a trim device  This simmer got irritated pushing buttons to trim planes, so he's built his own propotional trim device.  Plans and instructions are on this web page.
  • Monsta's Computer Gaming Systems  Gaming Chair: a series of add-on components that you attach to your office or desk chair that will allow you to mount your input devices directly to your chair.
  • PC Aviator Scenery for MS Flight Sim, classic aircraft, mailorder software and hardware.
  • RC Simulations  A UK flight sim company with add ons, flight controls and hardware, training, flight sim show date and info, email list.
  • Saitek  A range of game controllers and peripherals for PC and Console.
  • Virtual Flight Controls  Desktop or cockpit rudder pedals for flight simulators.  Designed by an engineer/pilot.

Air Traffic Control Simulation

  • AEROSOFT ATCsimulator2  An ATC simulator for the PC.  Take on the role of Approach or Departure controller at your choice of 120 Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities (TRACONs).  Your goal is to allow for the "safe and expeditious" flow of air traffic.  It is your job to assist the pilots arriving at airports inside your airspace boundaries by lining them up for an approach (preparing for a landing).  It is also your job to assist pilots departing your airspace by handing them over to the Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) controller at the appropriate time or fix location.
  • Airport Air Traffic  AAT is an Air Traffic Control simulation/game that was developped and programmed in Macromedia Flash.  You can play AAT directly from your browser, or you can download it to your computer.  While the intent is to simulate the work of a tower controller, the author seeks to focus "on the ironic and funny and challenging parts of doing air traffic control.  Unprofessional pilots, way too many planes in your sector, emergencies, tight flightplans with bonus-points for controlling planes in time, multiple airports etc."
  • Approach  This fast-paced ATC simulation for Windows computers puts you in the seat of a (TRACON) Air Traffic Controller (ATC).
  • ATC Forum  Forum discussing all aspects of Air Traffic Control including all the top ATC Simulator games available.  Meet ATC's (and atc wannabes) from all around the world.  A great, fast forum site dedicated to the world of ATC.
  • ATC-SIM  A web-based air traffic control simulator.  No plug-ins or additional software are required to play.
  • Australian Virtual Air Traffic Control  fsx sp2 clan providing realistic atc on the fsx multiplayer game spy server.  They offer up to 30 slots with good coms and a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Most nights between 20.30-1.00 oz ESD
  • Big Fat Simulations  A collection of Flash applications, most notably air traffic control simulations.
  • Edspace Air traffic control simulator  A freeware simulator that pits you against the clock.  Deal with emergencies and different aircraft types.  6 Levels of play and ultimate high score tables.
  • FsTower Live  A multiplayer environment for virtual pilots and virtual airlines.  Specialty is a multiplayer FS2002 server and live ATC.
  • London Control  A sophisticated air traffic control simulator for the personal computer.  It's a simulation of real ATC at the London and Manchester ACCs and TCC.
  • Micro Nav Ltd - Air Traffic Control Simulation Systems  Providers of air traffic control and fighter control training simulators for civil and military users.
  • Simulated Sky - ISENA Air Traffic Control Simulators  Interactive air traffic control simulations.  New generation of basic and advanced ATC training software featuring feed-back, stand-alone module and many advanced training tools.
  • Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network  VATSIM was created in to serve the needs of the flight simulation and online air traffic control community.  This is an online community where you can learn and enjoy flight and ATC simulation, while making new friends all over the world.  Active forums, basic pilot training, pilot and controller resources, international conventions.
  • Xavius Software  Air Traffic Control Center is a realistic simulation of actual radar sectors in the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles Enroute Air Traffic Control Centers.

Balloon Simulation

  • Hot Air Balloon Simulator  This hot air balloon competition runs 24-7 on the Internet for hot air balloon pilots and any others who are interested.  Learn to fly a hot air balloon or keep your skills in shape.  You can compete or just fly for fun.  (The simulator requires the latest Flash player.)

Helicopter Simulation

  • Comanche 3 RAH-66 Comanche flight simulator.
  • Helicopter Flight Simulator on Google Earth  This flight simulator is based on Google Earth.  Click on any place in the world and take of with a helicopter.  You control speed, altitude, direction and camera angle.
  • The LZ  This site focuses strickly on flight simulator helicopters and offers flight instruction, helicopter resources for FS, history links and training with videos, still shots, and more.
  • X-Plane  Subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, aircraft from the Robinson R-22 personal helicopter and Cessna 172 light plane to the supersonic Concorde and Mach-3 XB-70 Valkyrie.

Soaring Simulation

  • Condor: The Competition Soaring Simulator  Designed to recreate the ultimate experience of competition soaring on your PC.  Attention was put in to create an environment which would create an immersion of real competition flying.  The aerodynamics and weather physics were a focus of the development, resulting in the real feel of flight.
  • Silent Wings  A soaring flight simulator for Linux and Win9x/NT platforms.  This is a hobby project so development work may be slow in coming.
  • SFSPC  A soaring simulator for PCs that models the physical characteristics of a glider: launch, landing, soaring, aerobatics and ridge soaring.  Available through GlidingShop.com.
  • SOAR - International Virtual Soaring Society  An online community interested in virtual soaring in Microsoft Flight Sim, real life soaring, and radio control soaring.

Virtual Airlines & Virtual Flying

  • 5 Star Virtual Aviation  This VA was started by 5 flight simmers with experience and knowledge of the flight simulation world.  It's intended for flight-simmers who just wish to fly and enjoy the hobby in general without all the heavy structure that some other Virtual Airlines require.  There are 4 divisions available for you to fly: Business, Cargo, Commercial Jet (Comjet) and Executive - anything from short hops to long hauls.  You decide what and where to fly to, and you are not tied down to any one division.  You can fly any aircraft in the fleet.
  • A2B Virtual Airlines  Serving a large area of Europe, with hubs at Manchester International Airport (EGCC), and flying the Boeing 737/757/747 and the Airbus A318.  A military sqn has been launched based at RAF Valley in north Wales.
  • ACE Aviation  Current projects include the Airline Charter Enterprises (ACE) virtual airline, and AvLink, a banner exchange program for aviation oriented web sites.
  • Aer Lingus Vitual Airline  This virtual airline was created for all levels of experience and seeks to offer a friendly and helpful experience.  FS Log is used to track and log all aspects of your flying career.
  • The Air Group Alliance  The Alliance consists of the Latin Group and the Euro/Asia group.
  • Air Pacifica VA  A small virtual airline servicing the Caribbean Sea, with local and regional flights servicing the US and British Virgin Islands, San Juan, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts & Nevis, Antigua and more.  International flight service to Florida, Jamaica, Cuba and Mexico.
  • Air Reliance virtual  A VA aimed at the beginner pilot, and operating Boeing 757 and Dash 8 to the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, and Venice.
  • Air SeaTac Virtual  Created with the aim of bringing like-minded people together to enjoy their common hobby of Flight Simulation, by providing a stable and structured environment for both online and offline activities.
  • AIRLINE  A business simulation aimed at aviation enthusiasts: set schedules, order new aircraft, refurbish (chose from specific seats for each class of travel) or sell off older aircraft, buy into other airlines or launch a takeover and merge their fleet into yours.  Schedule up to 3000 aircraft and fly to any of 6000+ airports worldwide with fleet possibilities ranging from a DC8 or 707 through the latest offerings from Boeing, Airbus, and other manufacturers.
  • Airline Empires  A free airline managment simulation where you create and manage your own airline in a browser-based game.  Demand in Airline Empires is dependent upon factors such as city size, flight frequency, connecting passengers, and the amount of competition found on the route.  In the simulation live players make human decisions which result in an online economy.  Buy and sell used aircraft, transfer gates, and wage fare wars.
  • AirlineSim  The site for an online airline simulator where participants compete against the other players.
  • AirlineSim  Over 300 different aircraft, nearly 4000 destinations worldwide, and a realistic economic model.  Manage the airline of your dreams and take a shot at building an aviation empire.
  • airTran Virtual Airways  A VA that flies to 12 airTrans cities using 717-200 and 737-700 series aircraft.
  • AirwaySim  An online simulation (no software required) where you can manage your own airline in a multiplayer game.  Buy aircraft, open routes, manage ticket prices, etc.  This airline simulation game can be set up to contain various scenarios and can start from any year between 1950 and 2006.
  • AirWest Airlines  Virtual Air Service throughout the Western US and the Gulf Coast. The fleet includes B737-500, DC-9, B1900, Jetstream 31, ATR-72, B747-400 and B757-200 aircraft.  Executives are served by Pilatus PC-12 and Citation jets.  The Cargo Division uses the Cessna Caravan and Boeing 727 aircraft.
  • American Flight Airways  AFA is an international VA with 6 US hubs including Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington DC and divisions in Australia and Latin America.
  • Association of Virtual Aviation of South Africa  The objectives are to control, promote, encourage, and advance virtual aviation as a recreation and sport in South Africa.
  • Breathe Virtual Airways  This UK virtual airline flies from hubs at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, and Edinburgh to a competitive variety of destinations throughout Europe, Africa, and America.  Their aim is to be as realistic and professional as possible and offer the pilot a lot more from flight simulator.
  • British Airways Virtual  A Virtual Airline for FS2000 and FS98.
  • British Virtual Airways  Become a pilot for BVAir.
  • Bush Flying Unlimited  A virtual bush flying club for flight simulation fans.
  • BuzzAway Airways  A virtual airline for Microsoft's Flight Simulator.  They mimic the operations of a real world commercial airline in the virtual world of Flight Simulator.  Currently operating across Europe from London Gatwick Airport with plans for further growth.  The fleet ranges from the CRJ-200 to the B767 and they're always looking for new pilots to help make their virtual airline as real as it gets.
  • Cambridge Online Flying Club  An online flying club using flight simulation tools and the facilities of the Virtual Air Traffic Control Simulation Network for real world pilots only.  If you are a real world pilot that uses flight simulation technology to practice routes, test procedural flying under IFR/VFR conditions and would like to extend your capabilities and circle of aviation friends, take a look at this club.
  • Cargoitalia Virtual  Promoting flight simulation at extremely realistic, and professional levels.  In partnership with the real-world Cargoitalia, they bring their level of realism up to high levels.
  • Click Virtual Air  With operations started on April 12, 2008, the intent of this virtual is to branch a Spain-based airline into the U.S. and make it a low-cost carrier.  Columbus Ohio (CMH) is the base, and they fly Airbus 320 and 330 aircraft, Boeing 737's and ERJ 170's on 25 non-stop routes.  Hubs in Atlanta and Boston serve Berlin, Germany.
  • Coastal Horizons Virtual Airways  A Las Vegas based virtual airline serving the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, with new destinations added weekly.  Coastal Horizons plans to be the virtual airline that promotes realistic simulation of airline operations, and one that supports the growth, community, and entertainment of flight simulator enthusiasts.  Their proprietary system interfaces with the VAFS (Virtual Airline Financial Systems) network providing a level of realism that is emerging in the Virtual Airline industry.
  • Continental Virtual  Join a community of real-world pilots and flight simulator fanatics from the US and around the world and experience a real sense of flying for Continental Airlines.
  • Cyber Airlines  An online airline simulation game.  Create your own airline company and compete against other companies in the game.
  • DutchBird VA  A virtual airline based on the Dutch airline DutchBird.
  • Eastern Virtual Airlines  A virtual airline bearing the famous Eastern name, and carrying on the tradition into the future.
  • Empora | Air  A luxury carrier serving destinations across the U.S through its hub in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and other European and Asian destinations through its Milan base.  Empora operates 20 Boeing 737-700 BBJ's and 5 Boeing 777-200ER's.  They offer each passenger a private suite with a twin bed, full TV service, and gourmet meals.
  • Erfurtair  A virtual airline, based in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany.
  • Eurasian Airlines Virtual  A fully automated virtual airline using the VAFS system - flight tracking and PIREPS are automated.  A flight map shows all pilots flying in live time on the site.  Bases in Manchester (UK), Liverpool (UK), London Heathrow (UK) and JFK New York (USA).
  • EuroBerlin Virtual Airlines
  • Euroglam Virtual Airways  A virtual airline with bases in the United Kingdom, (London and Manchester) and the United States (New York).  They are looking to employ virtual airline pilots who would like to fly their fleet.  The Airline runs on the Virtual Airline Financial System and pilots are rewarded with Virtual Pay.
  • Eurojet VA  This virtual airline was started with the aim of providing an easy to fly VA with no hassles.  The Europe-based airline flys from major destinations such as Alicante in Spain, Belfast City Airport, and Heathrow Airport, plus many more.  A wide range of hubs fit differant pilots needs, anyone is welcome to join, and the fleet contains a wide range of planes, from the Airbus A320 to the Boeing 737 and 747.  They have a dedicated staff team running the airline.
  • EuroSol Virtual Airways  A Spanish VA with hubs in Malaga and Tenerife South and operating scheduled and charter holiday flights to Europe and Africa with a fleet of modern Airbus A320 aircraft.  Long range flights are operated by the sister airline FlyReliance Virtual Airways.
  • Flightproject International  FPI is a free community where virtual pilots and controllers come together to have fun and to enjoy a realistic aviation environment utilizing Microsoft Flightsimulator and a cutting edge next generation radar controller client.  For beginners and veterans alike.
  • Flock-Air  A virtual airline, ATC group, and aviation community with more than 80 plots worldwide.
  • flyintAIR  This virtual airline is designed for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator and operates in both the business and holiday/leisure markets from a series of regional bases.  Hubs are being added as the airline expands throughout the UK, Europe, and destinations beyond.  Aircraft types range from prop to jet.
  • Fly International Virtual Airline  This virtual has bubs based around the world, on all contenents (Europe, USA, Russia, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Canada).  Free videos made using flight simulator by their own pilots.
  • FlyReliance Virtual Airways  A leading virtual airline in the UK.  Hubs at Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, and Manchester International.  Flights on modern fleets to destinations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, and America.  A dedicated pilot lounge with fight booking system, message centre, FS passengers.
  • Freedom Airways  A virtual airline dedicated to its pilots with convenient and easy access programs, a variety of automated services, and our a selection of high quality fleet models and liveries.
  • FSAlgeria-Group  Virtual air navigation in North Africa including Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya on the VATSIM network.
  • FsTower Live  A multiplayer environment for virtual pilots and virtual airlines.  Specialty is a multiplayer FS2002 server and live ATC.
  • FSTurgay  Information about virtual aircrafts of Turkish airlines and downloads for Flightsimulator 2004.
  • Fsx Navy Blue Angels  Website of the virtual performance team.
  • Intvas  The International Virtual Aviation Society is a free online flight and virtual air traffic control network.
  • Island Pacific Group  IPG is a virtual airline that operates on the VATSIM and VFAS networks and is "pilot friendly and accurate to real life simulation."  They specialize in tropical island routes with exotic destinations from hub locations all over the world.
  • Israel Airlines  A professional VA for El Al, Arkia, and Israir.
  • Jackson Co. Flying Club  A small flying club based in the western mountains of North Carolina.
  • Jersey Group of Airlines  Virtual airlines with the "fun & freedom" method.
  • KLM Virtual Airlines  A KLM airtual airline with FS2004 flights.
  • Legend of the Skies: Virtual Aerobatics  Also known as Vatobatics, this flying club lets you fly virtually any aircraft, anywhere on the VATSIm multiplayer world wide network.  Fly gliders, helicopters, fixed wing powered aircraft (including Commercial aircraft), and aerobatic aircraft.
  • Lynx Airways Worldwide  A virtual airline site providing realistic and imaginary challenges to virtual pilots around the world since opening their hangar doors at John F. Kennedy International on July 1, 1992.  (This is the second oldest virtual airline on the Web.)  Select from established flight schedules or hop into your favorite aircraft, climb to altitude, and just take a left.
  • MNA Airlines  A Virtual Airline based in Birmingham UK.  The website is packed with features and uses the amazing VAFS3 client from VAFS for their Pirep system.  Go check out this really slick site and immerse yourself in flight simulation.
  • MoTIS Virtual Jet Design  Design of new and exciting aircraft for Flight-Sim 2002 and beyond - each new design concept developed for a specific aspect of the virtual aviation environment.  Design concepts range from STOL aircrafts to major transport carrier aircraft used to run day to day operations at even the busiest VA.
  • MyTravel Virtual  A Virtual Airline based on MyTravel, a British holiday charter airline serving many destinations including Europe, the Caribbean, America, Mexico, and Africa from most of the major UK departure points.
  • National Airlines Virtual  Based off the airline that operated out of Las Vegas for three years, and starting right where they left off - routes and all.
  • Noble Air  A pilot base of simulated airlines in operation online, amd providing services to cities around the world via a number of hubs on the Internet and CompuServe.
  • Online VA Links  Contains useful links for the online flight enthusiast.
  • Project 727  Converting TWA 727-231 / N52310 into a fixed base home flight simulator for private use.  The simulator will use Microsoft Flight Simulator as its base system.
  • Ram Air Virtual Freight  A small virtual freight group based in Raleigh North Carolina and flying freight around the South and the mid-Atlantic.  Based off the real Ram Air Freight.
  • SimMiles  Virtual Airline Competition and Simulation Network.  An organization for virtual airlines on the VATSIM and Virtual Skies Network that simulates realistic passenger network demands, records fleet schedule movements, and recreates finances and financial forces that act upon real world airlines.  The goal of SimMiles is to interconnect virtual airlines on a common network and system to allow them to compete for revenues and passengers demands in a fair and regulated environment.
  • Skylines  This UK-based virtual airline operates solely on the IVAO network and has routes throughout Europe.  It provides a realistic, airline-like environment, providing all the information required for the flight.  Skylines also takes the hassle of PIREPS away with its Automatic Pirep System.
  • South Canterbury Virtual Aviation Club  S.C.V.A.C. is based at Richard Pearse Airport, Timaru, New Zealand.  It was formed to advance the hobby of virtual flight simulation in that part of the world, and to provide information, fellowship, and a place to learn this hobby.
  • Spirit Virtual Airlines  This is a group of flight simulation enthusiasts who fly Spirit Airline routes using Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2002, 2004, or Flight Simulator X.  (Not affiliated with Spirit Airlines.)  They are dedicated to making the virtual airline hobby and experience better and easy to join.
  • St Paul Airlines virtual  An active and well organised classic virtual airline with more than 1600 flights on schedule plus a unique Special Operations department presenting a larges Bush Operations division + Special Charter section + Angel Flights + own online multiplayer server.  Hiring new pilots.  The bush operations division covers Alaska, European Alps, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, UK & Ireland, Canada, USA, Antilles, Central & South America, New Zealand, Australia, Papua & New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Nepal, etc.
  • Tiger Air Canada  A nice little independent VA.
  • Timberwolf Aviation  A virtual airline serving western Canada and Alaska.  They provide an active pilot's community and a number of solo missions as well as weekly multiplayer sessions.  Timberwolf pilots experience a wide range of missions, planes, and scenery by working their way up the pilot ranks in three wholly owned divisions.
  • TopJets Virtual Fractions  Experience what it is like to fly for a fractional ownership operation, complete with salary and flight pay that you can use to virtually buy things that are displayed on your pilot page.  TopJets uses a computer management system for dispatching, flight reporting, log keeping, and payroll functions and is run like a business - a minimum number of flights need to occur each month to stay profitable.  Hiring flight crew members of all experience levels to provide service in Cessna Citation, Bombardier Learjet, Gulfstream, and Boeing Business Jet aircraft to thousands of destinations worldwide.
  • TransOceanic Virtual Airlines  This virtual, with hubs worldwide, welcomes virtual pilots of all ages, genders, and regardless of flight experience.  Search the flight database, choose your desired flightplan, and post your PIREP, (Pilot Report).
  • TUAF Türk Sanal Hava Kuvvetleri | Türk Havacilik Sitesi  Turkish Virtual Air Force
  • VAdmin: Virtual Airline Administration  A community orientated, free to download and use, web-based PIREP system for your virtual airline.  Online support forums and email support list.
  • VirtAirlines  International virtual air lines simulation in English and Russian.
  • virtualairdefense.com  Home of the 161st Air Defense Squadron.
  • Virtualairlinenz  Started in New Zealand with Auckland International Airport as its main Hub, they have grown to include hubs in Australia, United Kingdom, and USA.  Their fleet ranges from small to large jets with heavy cargo transport, military, and helicopter operations to come.
  • Virtual Airlines Web Ring  A list of the sites in this VA Web Ring.
  • Virtual American Airlines  This virtual simulation of American Airlines strives for friendship and keeping the flight simulation hobby the best it can be.
  • Virtual Austrian Airlines  A virtual airline for Microsoft Flight Simulator.  Also virtual Star Alliance.
  • Virtual Aviation Portal  A portal with information about real world airlines and a lot of information about virtual aviation.  Articles and reviews about flight simulation products, aviation talk and theory, and a listing of more than 26000 airports.
  • Virtual OZ Flight  An online VA Website for the Australian time zone.
  • Virtual Pakistan International Airlines  Pakistan's only active virtual airline and flight simulator related website, simulating ATR 42-500, 737, A310, 777, and 747 to over 60 destinations, and covering Hajj and Umrah flights and Presidential flights in addition to historic operations with DC-3, Fokker F-27, Twin Otter DHC-6, Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, Vickers Viscount, Trident 1E, Boeing 707, Boeing 720B, Airbus A300B4 and DC-10.
  • Virtual Simulation Jobs  They post jobs positions from VA, official organization of VATSIM as ARTCC, FIR, or any virtual organization.  Then job seekers apply to the via their website.
  • West Wind Airlines  A long-time and active virtual airline with hubs and mini-hubs all over the world, a fleet of aircraft, pax, cargo, pax/cargo, business and charter flights world wide.  Pilots start out as CAT 1 pilots and earn promotions.  West Wind also has a dedicated group of people designing scenery and doing repaints of aircraft for the airline which members can download for free.

Flight Simulators

  • Aerospace Software  This small company produces software for the aerospace sector, with products ranging from navigation software to components of professional flight training simulators.
  • Air Force One 707 Simulator  History, tech data, stories, pictures. Quite an interesting and informative site.
  • Airline Simulator Flights  Allows the general public to fly actual airline flight simulators at airline training centers in Toronto and Vancouver.  Current aircraft available: B767, B737, A320, A330, A340.  B777 and B787 coming in 2011.
  • Alsim  Manufactures flight trainers that fill the gap between PC based desk top devices and full flight simulators.  The company's product range is aimed at flight centres and airline companies.
  • Arnold Engineering Development Center  The U.S. Air Force's AEDC is the complex of flight simulation test facilities that supports U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, commercial and international customers.
  • ADTC Systems  Avionics displays for commercial and military flight simulation applications.  Standard and custom avionics displays.
  • CAE  A provider of simulation technologies and integrated training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, defence forces, and marine customers worldwide.
  • ClassicSim Homepage  A motion base for flight simulators using Classicflight.co.uk hardware and software and hydraulics from Parker systems.  Build it at home and add motion to your simulation.
  • Cockpit Simulator Builders  The home of Simpits International.
  • ELITE Simulation Solutions  Manufacturer of flight simulation hardware and software for the general aviation industry.  Forum, podcasts, and a blog are available for support and are free of charge.
  • ETC Aircrew Training Systems  Environmental Tectonics Corporation's training systems and support services are used by nations all over the world, training pilots to complete their missions successfully and avoid or escape mishaps, including the GAT-II flight trainer, a low cost, full function flight trainer for General Aviation.
  • ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries Sp. z o.o.  Producer of simulators and advanced training devices including systems for pilots, locomotive-drivers, armored vehicles and weapon system operators in Poland.
  • F-4 Phantom Thunderbird Simulator  This former USAF F-4 flight simulator was converted to an FS2004 system, and travels to public shows in the US.
  • F-15C Eagle Flight Simulator Project  A project to build a simulator from an old section of an F-15.
  • Flightdeck Air Combat Center  An authentic military flight simulation center that gives civilians the opportunity to pilot a fighter jet in actual flight simulators.  Anaheim, California.  No prior experience necessary.  Flight gear, training, and in-flight instruction provided.
  • FlightDeck Solutions  A supplier of aircraft simulation parts for enthusiasts, movie, and professional applications.
  • Fly Engravity  Manufacturer of 737 panels and a plug and play CDU.
  • FLYIT Simulators  Professional and personal flight simulators.  FAA approved fixed wing and rotorcraft devices for flight training: desktop control panels, motion platforms, cockpits, display systems, and complete simulation environments for general aviation, commercial, and military aircraft.
  • Frasca International, Inc.  A manufacturer of flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, and military organizations worldwide
  • FSRentals  Offers a complete high-end military F-16 Fighting Falcon simulator for rental delivered to any location in the continental United Sates within 48 hours of booking the event.  From heavy airframe commercial pilot retirement parties to a surprise flight simulator party from a wife to a husband, FSRentals F-16 simulator sets up so quickly, it is discreet, and results in a complete surprise.
  • FTD Consulting  An independent consulting company based in Munich, Germany with expertise in flight simulation and FTO/ TRTO/ FSTD aviation quality systems.  Their knowledge comes mainly from fixed-base simulators to be qualified under the regulations of the FAA FTD Level5/6 respectively under JAA regulations as FNPTI and II according to JAR-FSTD A.  They also have experience in business administration, project management and logistics, especially related to the field of flight simulation.
  • HotSeat Chassis  Surround sound and views in up to 4 screens.  Fly the flight sim with yoke and pedals, combat sim with HOTAS, heli Sim with cyclic and collective.  Fly any field and many planes in FS X, X Plane or Prepar3D.  Supplier to aviation colleges, community colleges, high schools, military applications.  Custom displays and design easily executed with their modular mounting system.
  • Jet Simulation  Boeing and Airbus full motion flight simulator professional pilot training and experiences for the general public. Run by commercial airline pilots at locations throughout the UK.
  • Las Vegas Flight Ventures  Offers individuals and groups the opportunity to fly the same FAA-approved simulators that airline captains use for training and certifications.  You take control of your own airliner and choose your own flight patterns, maneuvers and destinations.
  • Liberty Games  A UK-based retailer of arcade machines that also has a specialist home flight simulator section.
  • Lilbern Design  Manufacturering and repair of aircraft flight simulator instrumentation with products for many aircraft from the Beech Baron to the 747-400.
  • The LV-MLF Flight Simulator  A description of how a crashed Cessna 310 was recycled and began a new life as a flight simulator.
  • M-4 Flight Simulator  See the M-4 Flight Simulator at air shows all over the US for the ride of a lifetime!  Experience all the thrills of 360 degree rolls in an P-51 Mustang or a Jet Interceptor.  See the calendar for an airshow near you.
  • Mechtronix Systems  Ascent IFR trainers for single and twin piston, and full flight trainers for turboprop and jet aircraft.
  • MaxFlight Corporation  A manufacturer of interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight simulators for shopping centers, amusement parks, location-based entertainment centers, museums, hotels, and themed restaurants.
  • The Phoenix 2000 Simulator Site  The cockpit of an experimental airplane using real flight control computers.
  • Phoenix Aerospace Simulation Group  Provides flight simulator engineering, upgrade, update, and consulting services.  Their goal is to bring cost effective engineering alternatives to both the commercial simulator market and the hobbyist.
  • Precision Flight Controls, Inc.  Flight training devices for both pilots and educators: full motion sims, flight consoles, rudder pedals, seats and tables, throttle quads, yokes, software.
  • TRC Simulators  Design and manufacture of realistic flight training simulators utilizing replicas of real instruments.
  • Sea Gull Simulation Systems  "Plug & Fly" instruments for your home built cockpit simulator.  Founded by 3 GA pilots with backgrounds in General Aviation (SEP, Touring Motorgliders, Gliders), micro electronics, software development, development and production of printed circuit boards and instruments.
  • SimCom International Simulator based initial and recurrent training for private pilots, small twin prop.  Simulators built under contract.
  • Soko Z.I.  An aerospace company located in Zagreb, Croatia with a multidisciplinary team developing high-tech products such as unmanned aerial vehicles and flight simulators.
  • Thales Group  Supplier of simulation and training systems and services for commercial airliners.
  • TractorAir  Home consulting services for your personal computer flight simulator experience and professional instrument flight instruction in an FAA approved PC-based (PCATD) and full cockpit Advanced Aircraft Flight Training Devices (AAFTD).
  • Virtual Aviation  Virtual Aviation offer simulator flights for the general public in BA Flight Training's full-motion airliner simulators at London Heathrow Airport. Available aircraft types include the latest Boeing 777 and Boeing 747-400. For all users of computer flight simulators, this has to be the ultimate opportunity to try the 'real thing'!

Flight Simulation Blogs & Podcasts

  • airdailyX  This European flight sim blog covers companies (B2B news), but also B2C aircrafts, sceneries and utilities.
  • Alpha Hotel  Adventures in Thirdware's Wings Over Vietnam sim.
  • Al's Flight Simulation Blog  A blog about the author's flight simulator flights.
  • The Biff Diaries  Adventures in 3D modelling and development for the Microsoft Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator series.
  • Cleared for Take-off  The author blogs his Flight Simulator 2004 flights.
  • Descend and Maintain  The journey to become a virtual Air Traffic Controller.
  • Flightsim Aviation  An active flight simulator and aviation blog.
  • Flight Sim Fan  A fan blog for enthusiasts of Microsoft Flight Simulator X and other PC simulations.  By a US Navy Air Traffic Controller.
  • FlightSimX  A blog with tips, news, and resources for Microsoft Flight Simulator X enthusiasts.
  • The Flightcast  An audio and video podcast covering flight sim games and news.
  • FlyByWire podcast blog  Slated to contain flight sim and aviation news, music, reviews, hints and tips, flight of the week.
  • FSBreak  This weekly podcast covers Flight Simulator news, reviews, and hardware.
  • fssupport.com  In this blog, the author "writes about his flightsim activities, his bike, his work, himself even..."
  • Independent FlightSim Community Radio  The first 24/7, 365 day a year Internet radio station dedicated to the flight simulation community.  You'll find FS News, reviews, interviews, chat shows, call ins, competitions, and much more.
  • The Naked MVP  Microsoft SBS and Flight Simulator MVP.
  • P-12C Pilot  The flight simulator experience and other tangential thoughts.
  • Polypoke  All things related to Microsoft Flight Simulator and general aviation topics from a Microsoft FS MVP.
  • The Wing Fell Off  Thoughts, observations and comments on 3D graphics, CG Art, computer games and flight simulation.

Other Flight Simulation Sites

  • 3D Mailbox  This is a program designed for aviation enthusiasts that blends email and ATC/flight simulation.  Level 2 (LAX) brings the excitement of the airport to your inbox.  "Email is represented by a jumbo jet and new email comes to the arrivals terminal, or to custom hangars (mailboxes) that you define.  SPAM is automatically sent to the airport boneyard and unsure mail circles above.  Departing mails leave via the departures terminal." Messages are represented by an airline from the region of origin.  You get jet sounds and ATC-pilot conversations specific to each flight.
  • airplanegeek  This site includes some flight simulator screen shots.
  • Angle of Attack  A large library of video tutorials for flight simulation enthusiasts, most of which is free.
  • Avia Virtual Training & Practice Grounds for Aviators, Firefighters, Police, Coast Guard, and more.  Avia's expansive virtual landscape and builds include municipal airport, outlying airstrips, fire stations, Sherrif stations, hospital, and the rural residential community they serve. The land features challenging terrain in the form of winding country roads, canals, mountains, canyons, and coastside. This concept is a safe training ground to improve communications and response, as well as an excellent teambuilding and collaborative tool for departments spread across several locations. (Location-based linking in Second Life.)
  • Aviation Booby Hatch  A place for Q&A, a chat room, and links to people, places, and things we all need.  By a desk-bound enthusiast who finds Flight Simulator hours to be as meaningful and pleasureable as real pilots find their time in the air.  For pilots as well as desk-top aviators.
  • AVSIM Online  The forum for flight simulation enthusiasts from around the world.  Visit this site if you do FS.
  • Canadian Pilots  A family-friendly flight simulator forum for young and old.  In addition to FS help, reviews, and screenshot sharing, you'll find discussions regarding flight simulator experiences, issues, and concerns. 
  • FlightSimBooks.com  They make the full text of 16 classic flight simulation books available on the web.  Everything is available with permission of the copyright holders.  Titles include PC Pilot by Steve Smith, Jet Fighter School by Richard G. Sheffield, Realistic Commercial Flying with Flight Simulator by John Rafferty, and others.
  • FlightSimTube  This site is dedicated to flight simulator videos and screenshots.  You can upload your own videos to share, rate your favourite flight sim videos, and create your own blog space under the flightsimtube.com domain.
  • FlightSimulationForums  A "full service" site for Microsoft Flight Simulator, specializing in FS9 and FSX.  Most members are long time users of the sim and can help and discuss the sim and the hardware needed for running it.  It's a friendly group looking for new people who enjoy discussing and posting screenshots of their aircraft, scenery, and short or long flights.  A "family" site with free registration.
  • FlightSimX  Daily flight simulator news, views, and reviews.
  • FS Auction  Buy and sell FS items throughout the world.  Free auction listings, trading, and bidding.
  • FS Studio.org  "A visual digest for the flight simulation pilot."  Each week content is added that ranges from pictures and screenshots to videos and real world aviation.
  • International Virtual Aviation Organization  A dedicated, independent, free of charge service to enthusiasts and individuals enjoying and participating in the flight simulation community worldwide.  A real-time system for online flying (as pilot) and controlling (as air traffic controller), databases with aviation information, and organizing training and online events.
  • Puddle Jumpers Flying Club  The PJFC seek to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all flight simmers, and non-flight simmers as well.
  • Rocky Mountain Flying Club  Vatsim flying for General Aviation pilots.  This site provides entertainment and social interaction for virtual pilots using FSX.  RMFC is not a virtual airline, but rather a flying club for people sharing a common interest in aviation.
  • Simspotters  A photographic gallery of really great flight simulator images.
  • Simulation News  SIMnewz.com is about providing simmers a community environment that fosters camaraderie and a place to share experiences and offer assistance to others.  Site features include an active forum, news and reviews, chat room, image gallery, multiple 24/7 flight servers, "events" and group flights.
  • Top Flight Sim Sites  Find popular flight sim download sites and aviation resources.
  • Wizzsim simulations  A flight simulation portal with the latest Flight Simulator news, product and hardware reviews, downloads and updates for Flight Simulator, and FS forums.
  • WSPilots.com  This is a place for flightsim help, links, news, reviews, and downloads of aircraft, scenery, mesh, and more.  Collect and share screen shots and have fun. No fancy requirements, simply sign up for the forums, check out the download library, and join in.  Also, a flightserver for relaxed multiplayer flying using FS2004, day and night.