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DOES FLYING SIMULATORS HELP YOU BECOME A PILOT?

BeefJack105BeefJack105 Member Posts: 1
I Wanted to raise the question if the flight or air traffic simulators help improve aviation knowledge and could it benefit you in becoming a pilot?

for example, there's this game I've discovered called tower 3d pro, its basically air traffic control simulator.let me know your thoughts:

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  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Member, Friendly Posts: 15,475 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hell no, they don't. The control schemes of a video game can't exactly match a plane's unless both the game and controller are built for that specific purpose, so there'll always be differences in controls, and video game physics engines are never 100% accurate to reality so that's unlikely, too. Not to mention video games are generally not realistic in the first place.
  • BillaboBillabo Member, Friendly, Conversationalist Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 10
    According to actual pilots, yes, they can help for certain things.
    https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/738/can-microsoft-flight-simulator-help-me-learn-to-fly-or-make-me-a-better-pilot

    Not to mention video games are generally not realistic in the first place.

    The whole point of a simulator is to be realistic, so that doesn't apply here.
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  • leunleun Member Posts: 45 ✭✭✭
    I know two friends who are trying to become pilots and they have put a lot of hours into flight simulator, one of them is going to go on a test flight of some sorts.
    Id say they help but you do need real world experience.
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