Learn to fly in VR fixed wing and Helicopter Pilot.
What you'll learn
- How a gaming PC goes together with controllers
- You do not need anything just watch and make notes.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci.
I am a real pilot. I got my licence in 1996. I even had my own flying school. I teach people to fly for free these days as I was blown away the first time I flew an airplane in VR on a gaming PC. It is as good I think BETTER than the real thing as it is FREE, a lot SAFER and so much fun with unlimited aircraft and as many flying hours on demand as you want. There is no limit anymore to your flying.
Flying training is expensive and helicopters are double expensive. So if you are not rich and want to learn anyway the best way to do it without blowing your brains out financially is to build or buy a gaming PC. controllers and a VR headset. THEN you have everything you need to begin flying training.
If my family can build a gaming PC to learn how to fly aircraft then so can you. Today, we’re going to walk you through our step-by-step guide to building a gaming PC in 2019.
By the end of this guide, you’re going to know everything you need to know to begin your pilgrimage into the wonderful world of PC building for a working flight sim.. We’re going to help you:
Now let's dive in!
Before building or buying a PC, you need to make sure that you have a solid understanding of your needs in relation to what you can actually afford. I use X Plane 11 and Microsoft Flight sim.
When buying new, we recommend starting with a budget of at least 300 pounds or euros for the core components of your PC build. This would be very entry-level, however, and wouldn’t be suited for more cutting-edge modern games like Monster Hunter: World or Doom Eternal.
For playable frame rates in cutting-edge modern games, you’ll want to bump up into the 400-600 range.
From 700-800, you’ll be more than well-equipped for modern titles and you’ll even be able to get into some VR gaming especially good for flight sim.
Once you start breaching 1000, all the way up to 2000 and higher, you’ll find that your returns in actual performance begin to diminish. You’ll only find this extra performance useful if you must have the best of the best, or if you plan on streaming/rendering video daily.
Note: if you decide to purchase a PC rather than building one, remember that it will cost slightly more due to the cost that the PC builder adds on to the price of the build once completed. You can use our list of the best PC builders to find the right company for you.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners to the PC VR aviation world.
Chief Flying instructor.
Baron flying club.
I will show you the basic skills you need to fly aircraft fixed wing and rotary.
Learn from me first before you go to the flying school and part with your hard earned thousands as it could save you a lot of money.
If you are stuck on anything please feel free to ask questions.
So you want to learn to fly?
Why not it is Great fun.
My style is not for everyone but here it is.
Flying can be very very expensive, Helicopters are double expensive, but now there is no need to let that stand in your way.
The future for flying training is CGI and VR headsets with controllers. The air forces around the world are already doing this in their pilot training as is saves a fortune. So whatever type of flying you want to do this is an inexpensive way to go.
Today the flight sim on your own computer with a VR headset is almost like the real thing. (Yes it is!) I am a real pilot and done plenty of both. I love flying in VR because it is FREE. Loads of cool aircraft to fly too as FREE downloads. You can easily build hundreds of flying hours experience for FREE.
If you want to be a commercial pilot there is no option but to spend heaps of cash, join the military or land yourself a scholarship with a big airline. But in the meantime you can learn with me on your own PC almost for free. My courses are an excellent introduction to being a pilot.
You will need a joystick and controllers too and a flight sim programme. I use X Plane 11 and microsoft flight sim. VR headset is highly recommended but not essential.
Don't waste cash at the local flying school just yet. I am a Multi engine pilot and skydiver, I qualified as a pilot in 1996. I ran my own flying school "The Baron Flying Club" at Shoreham airport in East Sussex, where students were trained to PPL and multi engine PPL standard CAA UK.
Today I teach private students only.
I love doing low flying and aerobatics but I want to bring my online training to everyone, students, people who simply cannot afford it, or do not have the medical requirements because lots of people do fly just for fun and are not actually interested in going commercial. Sim flying is actually better than the real thing in many respects mainly the cost.
Using pc and mac based flight simulators we can go through every aspect of flight school without the crippling cost in easy stages and make it fun. Flight sims are not held up by the weather either as real aircraft often are, the realism levels are awesome. I enjoy flying the flight sim every day, We really can go anywhere in the world to fly.
Do it in your own time as much or as little at a time as you like, At the end of my courses you will know if you have the ability, desire or need to actually lash out thousands and thousands of your own cash to fly the real thing.
The drones are the future certainly for combat aviation. They will be controlled by someone on a computer sitting in a room on the other side of the world.
VR headsets are really very good for flying and I highly recommend them. In my opinion it really is worth investing in a good joystick, throttles and rudder pedals, even second hand ones from ebay can be found at a good price.