Flight Planning in MSFS (2020) Tutorial Videos

Flight Planning in MSFS (2020) Tutorial Videos4.0/5 4 reviews

You can now learn how to correctly plan VFR and IFR flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 with this 18-minute video tutorial put together by Bill Stack of TopSkills. Read more...

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The video is actually broken down into two separate videos – one concentrating on VFR flight planning and the other looking at IFR flight planning.

In the real world of aviation, flight plans allow VFR pilots to reach their destinations accurately and on time. They also allow air traffic control to vector pilots.

You will receive instructions on how to choose departure and destination airports, and starting points, and parking places, as well as how to make GPS direct routes. There are also lessons on VOR-to-VOR routes while accessing the information on runways, elevations, and frequencies.

There is information on how to use the simulator’s NavLog and maps, and how to save your flight plan with air traffic control (and how to save them for future flights).

The videos themselves have been masterfully put together and have been purposely designed in order to get the most information possible across to the audience. All aspects are explained clearly and concisely and feature animations featuring images from MSFS 2020.

The delivery is easy to follow, and the audio is crystal clear.

After soaking up the instructions on offer, being able to flight plan will add yet another sense of realism and authenticity to your overall home flight simulation experience.

Extra bonus features include a complete transcript of each video for easy reference, a regulation altitude chart, a keyboard shortcut list for MSFS 2020, and a V-speed card. 

Bill Stack has over 30 years of experience in professional training and has an extensive background in home flight simulation.


  • 18-minute video tutorial (separated into two videos) for flight planning in MSFS 2020
  • Instructions on how to choose departure and destination airports
  • Information on how to make GPS direct routes
  • Instructions on how to save flight plan with air traffic control
  • Professionally put together video, easy to understand, crystal clear audio
  • Includes entire transcript of each video, a regulation altitude chart, a keyboard shortcut list for MSFS 2020, and a V-speed card

Satisfaction 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.
  • If you have suggestions for improvement, please share them with me.

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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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews

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5 of 5 Stars!

If you haven't figured out how to make flightplans in MSFS, then this is the video for you. The explanation is extremely clear and understandable. I knew how to make flightplans, but bought this to see if there was anything that I was missing. I picked up a few pointers.

5 of 5 Stars!

My videos are carefully planned, researched, crafted, and scripted. Narrations are clearly read. Animations are precisely timed. The videos are independently reviewed for accuracy before release. YouTube is like anything else: You get what you pay for.

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5 of 5 Stars!

Nice refresher for "rusty/new pilot". Well presented and documented . Include a copy of blank flight plan document would be nice - save searching and printing from other sources. Thanks for the videos.

1 of 5 Stars!

use Google, Reddit or Youtube you will find the information found on these videos for free

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