Like a lot of simmers out there, I have been using flight simulators for over 20 years. I’ve flown every kind of aircraft, all over the world, with and without using proper procedures. But it was helicopters that made me a better simmer.
Are you a helicopter fan? Or perhaps one of those curious minds that always wanted to learn more about helicopters? Or you’re just looking for the next challenge? Believe me: helicopters offer you a lot of those. Here are the 5 things you need to start flying helicopters.
One of the first questions we usually hear from those that wish to enter the helicopter flight simulation hobby is pretty standard: what is the best helicopter simulator? Given all the market has to offer, this is quite a hard question to answer.
LTE, or Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness is something every pilot dreads and that is, very often, taken as one of the examples of how good a flight model in a given sim is. Nick doesn’t see it that way and, along with other pilots, he thinks there’s an LTE myth. Here’s his opinion. What’s […]
Wonder how our reviewers do when they’re not reviewing flight sim addons? Well, most of them fly real helicopters. Nick Bates took a break from his offshore operations and did a review on the real Cabri G2.
Search and Rescue is one of the most demanding and honorable jobs a helicopter pilot can do. Ricardo Nunes, an ex-SAR pilot for the Portuguese Air Force, has done quite a few of these missions while working for the 751th Squadron of the PoAF.
Much has been said, mostly by purely simulator pilots, of the benefits of simulators and simulator programs to real world pilots. With the prevalence of home PCs nowadays (a far cry from the early days of flight simming) and the quality of flight simulator products and accessories, it is somewhat true that the end user […]