I’ve been posting a bit recently and so I thought I’d introduce myself. I’m from Melbourne Australia and I’ve been flying Aerofly RC a lot for the past three months (I’m averaging about an hour a day). I’m on multiplayer and you might see me as AddCrow, Crowllenir etc. I’v been flying for about 3 years, but only seriously for a bit over a year.
Some of the pilots at my club told me to not invest in a sim, as “they don’t help”. Another pilot said frequent simming is the key to progress and I’m glad I took his advice.
So I forked out the considerable sum and bought Aerofly Rc and I’m using it to improve my 3d flying skills. I want to fly an hour a day for a year and really make progress. As such, I’m invested in Aerofly RC. I’ve used the cheaper Real Flight 9.5S (now "Real Flight Evolution”) and I would guess that Horizon Hobbies has the beginner's market pretty well wrapped up through their various acquisitions. However, I’ve found Aerofly RC to be the better training simulator (with better graphics too) and many fewer gimmicks. I hope that Aerofly RC continues to add features to support serious training - and that it becomes the go to software product for pilots who want to train seriously.
I’ve been posting ideas for features in another thread in case anyone is interested. They mainly concern features I’d use as I train.
Great to meet you,