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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:


  • ¤RunninginReverse¤¤RunninginReverse¤ Member, Friendly Posts: 15,783 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.
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  • BillaboBillabo Moderator, Friendly, Conversationalist Posts: 1,270 Mod
    edited October 2017
    According to actual pilots, yes, they can help for certain things.

    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: 104 ✭✭✭
    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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