En Route: Jet Simming in MSFS 2020 Tutorial Video

En Route: Jet Simming in MSFS 2020 Tutorial Video

Aviation’s fastest and heaviest aircraft require special skills and knowledge. Jet procedures keep pilots busy from beginning to end. Make your jet simulations as realistic as possible by applying the same procedures real pilots routinely use. Read more...

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Video Length
14:25 Minutes
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Apply Instrument Flight Rules

Instrument flight rules (IFR) are required for almost all jet flights. Learn about requesting and receiving IFR clearances to taxi to runways and fly your jet. See where to find more information.

Start at Gate or Parking

Request and receive clearances and services.

  • Clearance to fly IFR
  • Clearance to taxi to the active
  • Pushback

Taxi to the Active Runway

Learn basic taxiing procedures:

  • Requesting pushback
  • Taxiing at safe speeds
  • Following airport signs to the active runway
  • Deflecting flaps
  • Setting heading bug for take-off.

Taking Off

Learn about take-off procedures used by jet pilots at every airport.

  • Requesting and receiving clearance
  • Taxiing onto runway
  • Aligning centerline
  • Advancing throttles
  • Reading engine gauges
  • Using V speeds
  • Lifting off
  • Retracting landing gear

Climbing Out

  • Engaging autopilot and autothrottle
  • Retracting flaps
  • Changing heading
  • Maintaining proper airspeed
  • Changing vertical speed
  • Resetting altimeter


  • Managing power settings
  • Keeping safe airspeeds
  • Changing to Mach
  • Maintaining altitudes and headings
  • Monitoring fuel usage


  • Using autopilot to descend
  • Applying best descent rate
  • Maintaining safe and legal airspeed
  • Changing from Mach
  • Adjusting altimeter


  • Entering approach in FMC
  • Using Nav function
  • Or resetting the heading bug
  • Following ILS and glide slope
  • Preparing for landing
  • Deflecting flaps
  • Arming spoilers


  • Crossing threshold
  • Touching down
  • Braking
  • Taxiing to parking

Learn From an Instructional Video

  • Deliberately designed and constructed
  • Well organized presentation
  • Scripted and edited narration
  • Separate screens for each step
  • Animated highlights for key concepts
  • Clear explanations for everything

Use Bonus Materials

Three bonus items are included for helping you simulate realistically:

  • A complete transcript for easy reference so you don’t need to take notes.
  • My latest quick checklist card for use next to your simulator.
  • My standard V-Speed card for quick reference.

See Where to Find More Information

The video tells where to find information about these aspects of jet simming:

  • Flight planning
  • Flight preparation
  • Instrument flight rules
  • Starting engines
  • Using air traffic control
  • Relying on autopilot and autothrottle
  • Using official instrument charts

Benefit From Professional Production

  • Meticulously planned
  • Thoroughly researched
  • Diligently constructed
  • Independently verified for accuracy
  • Separately reviewed for quality

Compatible With Popular Software and Operating Systems

  • Uses common video players such as Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, and WinAmp
  • If your software plays MP4s, it will play this video.
  • Instructions for use are included.
  • Duration 14:25 minutes
  • File size 556 MB

Focus and Limits

This video focuses on real-world procedures applied to simulating jet flights in-home simulators. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is used because it is popular. The Cessna CJ4 Citation is used because it is perfect for training. Principles and methods can be applied to other simulators and civilian jet aircraft.

The video does not explain everything real-world jet pilots do because not all aspects are reflected in home flight-sim programs.

  • Flight management computer details
  • V-Speed calculations for taking off and landing
  • Flight-deck management

It does not fully explain the following aspects of jet simming that are covered in my other videos and books:

  • Flight planning
  • Flight preparation
  • Instrument flight rules
  • Starting engines
  • Using air traffic control
  • Relying on autopilot and autothrottle.
  • Using official instrument charts

Advanced Skills

Simulating flight in fast and heavy aircraft is challenging. You will benefit from knowing how to fly an aircraft in the first place and how to read its instruments and use its controls. You need to rely solely on instruments without seeing visual references outside the aircraft. Using official aviation charts is extremely beneficial.

Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

As a professional management consultant, I trained people in workplaces for more than 30 years. I began publishing books about home flight simulation in 1997 and videos in 2010. As a professional and experienced trainer, I invest a lot of effort and time toward making quality products that are useful to people.

  • Any video with manufacturing defects will be replaced at no cost.
  • If you can show that the content of this video is not as described herein, your money will be refunded.
  • If you find facts that you believe are in error, please let me know so I can evaluate them.
  • Your constructive feedback is always welcome.

My full guarantee is included in the package and can be made available by request. – Bill Stack


About TopSkills

TopSkills publishes tutorial videos and self-instructional books to help home flight-simulation enthusiasts maximize enjoyment of their hobby by applying real-world aviation principles and techniques.

The business was formed in 1987 by Bill Stack as a management-consulting practice. Between 1987 and 2012, Bill consulted to government and private-sector auditing organizations including inspectors general and internal auditors.  

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