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Getting Started

Welcome to Aerofly FS!

Fasten your seat belts, let's jump right into our Flight Simulator.

Upon entering Aerofly FS 2, you will be greeted by the main menu screen. From this main menu you can easily start a flight, change the aircraft, start position, weather or settings or use begin flight training with the flight school or create complex route with our graphical navigation menu.



Clicking on the Start button continues you in the scenario that you were in the last time you exited Aerofly FS 2. You will continue where you left off.

Flight School allows you to progress through a series of training courses where you will be evaluated based on how well you did. Each training scenario will unlock as you progress. If you are new to flying, Flight School will get you started with the basics of flying.

Here is where you select the aircraft that you want to fly.

Choose your airport and take to the sky.

From here you can easily set up your flight plan. Take off from your home airport and fly to the destination of your choice.

Easily choose your time of day, wind conditions, cloud coverage, and visibility for your flight.

Access to controller setup, graphics options, etc.

Version number, infos about the developers

 Closes the simulator.

Setting Up Aerofly FS For The First Time

When you have a common hardware device connected to your computer Aerofly FS should have already configured your joystick for you as labeled on the packaging of your device. So usually you should be all set and can already jump into the flight simulator by pressing the start button on the main menu.

Press the start button to start the flight. Check that your flight controls to make sure they work correctly. You can hold down the left mouse button and move the mouse to look around. Per default the key '5' puts you into an external view, key '1' brings you back into the cockpit.

If you are not happy with the assignments press the 'Esc' key or the white back arrow in the top left corner of the screen. To get back to the main menu.

To change the controller assignments press the main menu “settings” button. And select the controller setup after that. We describe how to change the controller assignments over here in the Controler Setup page.

Create a Quick Free Flight

Setting up quick flight is very straight forward with Aerofly FS 2.

  • Switch your aircraft with the aircraft menu
  • Select your start position (on ground or in air) if you want to start somewhere else
  • Change your flight conditions to your liking
  • Press Start to fly

You can always exit the flight by pressing the escape key or (if visible) click the back arrow in the flight information bar at the top. In VR you hold down the home button for two seconds to get back to the main menu.

Choose your Aircraft

From the main menu open the aircraft menu with the button labeled “aircraft”.

Choose your aircraft by cycling left and right. You can use your mouse-wheel for this or swipe left/right on your touch screen or press the arrow keys. Once the aircraft that you would like to fly is centered, you can choose the aircraft repaint/livery by pressing the arrows above the aircraft, next to the repaint name.

Once you are happy with your selection press the back arrow in the top left corner of the screen.

Choose your Weather Conditions:

You have full control over your time, wind, cloud coverage, and turbulence by navigating through the three easy to use options. Make your selections and simply back out of this menu. Note - More detail about weather conditions can be found in this manual.

Choose your Departure Airport:

Use the location page to choose your starting point. If you only want to fly around without following a flight plan this is the only page that you need to visit. Note - Further detail regarding the location and navigation pages can be found in this manual.

Choose your Flight Plan

This is the second step if you wish to fly from one area to another using a flight plan. A flight plan will present a true path for you to follow, and will also enable GPS and autopilot path finding functions. Note - Further detail regarding the location and navigation pages can be found in this manual.

Once all settings are configured to your liking, from the main menu press start to begin your flight

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manual/beginners.1589115289.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/05/10 14:54 by jh