Flight Sim Maneuvers: Complete Flight Guide/Tutorial eBook for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Flight Sim Maneuvers: Complete Flight Guide/Tutorial eBook for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Flight-Sim Maneuvers 21st Century - fly your simulation aircraft the way real-world pilots fly their real airplanes.  A complete tutorial, guide, walkthrough, and essentially a flight manual for all users of the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release. Read more...

Stand Alone (PDF Document) with content focused on training for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.
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Experience an authentic and immersive flight simulation like never before with the "Flight Sim Maneuvers: Complete Flight Guide/Tutorial eBook for Microsoft Flight Simulator". This interactive guide brings real-world aviation principles to your fingertips, immersing you in an enriched and practical learning environment.

What to Expect

Comprised of 18 meticulously crafted chapters, this eBook covers an expansive range of topics, including understanding aircraft physics (lift, thrust, drag, angle of attack, etc.), mastering the use of flight instruments and controls, and knowing how to handle various airport types (elevations, layouts, frequencies). You will learn how to plan and execute your flights like an expert pilot, right from preparing your aircraft to executing complex maneuvers and landing techniques.

  1. Chapter 1: How Aircraft Fly
  2. Chapter 2: Knowing Your Aircraft
  3. Chapter 3: Knowing Your Airports
  4. Chapter 4: Planning Your Flights
  5. Chapter 5: Preparing Your Aircraft
  6. Chapter 6: Moving Around Airports
  7. Chapter 7: Taking Off
  8. Chapter 8: Difficult Take-offs
  9. Chapter 9: Climbing
  10. Chapter 10: Cruising
  11. Chapter 11: Descending
  12. Chapter 12: Turning
  13. Chapter 13: Stalling
  14. Chapter 14: Airport Traffic Pattern
  15. Chapter 15: Approaching for Landing
  16. Chapter 16: Landing
  17. Chapter 17: Challenging Landings
  18. Chapter 18: Go-Arounds and Touch-and-Goes
  19. Appendix: Abbreviations

Read the full Table of Contents.


The eBook stands out for its remarkable clarity and ease-of-use. Complex aviation concepts are explained in lucid English, with each chapter dedicated to a specific topic for quick comprehension and reference. Screen grabs from MSFS 2020 and custom-made graphics are included to assist your understanding, while structured tables present technical data and step-by-step procedures are numbered for ease of following.

Additional features include bulleted lists and breakout boxes that facilitate learning, as well as simplified line drawings and diagrams made specifically for this manual. To further enhance your learning experience, the eBook comes with a selection of exercises that will help you develop your skills.

Reliability and Accuracy

Each piece of information in this manual has been independently verified for accuracy, giving you the confidence to fly with certainty. The real-world source material was utilized wherever practical to provide a realistic experience.


The eBook comprises 314 pages of rich content and can be easily accessed in common PDF format. The zip archive file is a neat 6.1 megabytes, making it easy to download and store.

Extra Goodies

As a token of our appreciation, we've included a standard V-Speed card as a free bonus. This handy reference defines common V-Speeds by speed on one side and alphabetically on the other.

Scope and Limitations

This manual focuses on the use of light general-aviation aircraft for visual flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator™ 2020. It is not suitable for real-world aviation and is designed for home flight simulation enthusiasts looking to maximize their enjoyment of flight simulators. The comprehensive flight guide does not provide detailed specifications of all aircraft or cover cross-country navigation and instrument flights in depth.

Experience a new level of flight simulation with the Flight Sim Maneuvers eBook - your go-to guide for navigating the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive Learning: Covering a broad spectrum of topics, the eBook provides in-depth knowledge on flight physics, aircraft instrumentation, airport understanding, flight planning, and more.
  • Real-world Principles: The guide is built on actual aviation principles and procedures, bridging the gap between flight simulation and real-world flying.
  • Dedicated Chapters: Eighteen carefully curated chapters focus on specific topics for quick comprehension and easy reference.
  • Clear Language: Complex concepts are simplified and explained in easy-to-understand English, making it accessible for flight sim enthusiasts at all levels.
  • User-friendly Layout: The eBook features structured tables, bulleted lists, breakout boxes, and numbered step-by-step procedures for easy navigation and learning.
  • Graphic Illustrations: Includes screen grabs from MSFS 2020, custom graphics, line drawings, and diagrams specifically created for this manual to aid in comprehension.
  • Accuracy and Reliability: All the information in the guide is independently verified for accuracy and correctness, ensuring you can trust the content you're learning.
  • Convenient Format: The guide is available in a common PDF format, making it universally accessible for all home flight simmers.
  • Extra Goodies: Comes with a bonus V-Speed card, defining common V-Speeds for quick and handy reference.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

A lot of time and effort has been invested by me and others toward making a quality product that is useful to people. Any book with physical defects will be replaced at no cost. If you can show that the content of Flight-Sim Maneuvers 21st Century is not as described, your money will be refunded. If you find facts that you believe are in error, please let me know so I can evaluate them. – Bill Stack, Author


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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