Glass Simming 2020: Using Cockpits & EFD in MSFS Tutorial eBook

Glass Simming 2020: Using Cockpits & EFD in MSFS Tutorial eBook4.8/5 4 reviews

A complete tutorial, guide, and manual for users of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 release detailing how to pilot glass panel aircraft and aircraft with Electronic Flight Displays correctly.  Developed by TopSkills - experts in at-home flight simulation tutorials. Read more...

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Now V2.

How to use electronic flight decks and cockpits for truly realistic home flight simulations

Now includes Garmin 1000 NXi and two more aircraft

Enjoy your realistic simulations by using electronic flight decks and cockpits like real-world pilots.

  • Identify, read, and understand all flight, navigation, and aircraft instruments.
  • Make complete flight plans from departure to destination with waypoints and cruising altitudes.
  • Find airports, navaids, waypoints, intersections, fixes, and coordinates from the aviation databases.
  • Implement official airport procedures: SIDs, STARs, and IAPs.
  • Follow your flight plans on the navigation maps.
  • Implement and follow ATC-assigned airport procedures on the navigation maps.
  • Track from and to radio navaids.
  • See weather, terrain, and traffic on screen.

Learn about:

  • Primary Flight Displays
  • Multi-Function Displays
  • Navigation Displays
  • Control Panels
  • Flight Management Computers
  • Control Display Units

Nine dedicated chapters plus an appendix:

  • Airbus A320 Neo
  • Boeing 747 8I
  • Cessna CJ4 Citation
  • Beechcraft King Air 350
  • Garmin G1000 & NXi
    • Beechcraft Bonanza
    • Beechcraft Baron
    • Cessna 172
    • Cessna Grand Caravan
    • Cirrus SR22
    • Diamond DA40
    • Diamond DA62
    • Pilatus P-6 Turbo
  • Daher TBM 930
  • Extra 330LT
  • Icon A5
  • CTSL Supralight
  • More than 80 abbreviations defined

Easy to Read and Follow

Glass Simming 2020 is organized and formatted for ease of use. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific aircraft except the G1000 chapter which describes eight aircraft. That’s a total of 17 props, turbos, and jets. Version 2 has been expanded from 225 to 313 pages.

  • Clear and straightforward English for home simulation enthusiasts.
  • The book tells “what it is,” “what it does,” and “how to use it.”
  • Step-by-step procedures are numbered for easy following.
  • Quick steps are listed in easy-to-follow tables.
  • Terms are plainly defined for clear understanding.
  • Precise labels enable quick and easy reference.
  • Simplified line drawings help with clarity.

Designed for readability and easy use:

  • Every page has a header with the chapter number and title so you always know which aircraft you are reading about.
  • Font sizes are increased for easier readability.
  • Page dimensions enable handy tablet reading.
  • Two pages can be printed on a single sheet.
  • Common PDF format can be used by all home flight simmers.
  • The ZIP archive file is 6.2 megabytes.

Quality assurance prevails:

  • The real-world source material has been used.
  • Images are taken directly from the flight decks and cockpits.
  • Author experiences and notes add to the practicality.
  • The entire book has been factually verified and proofread for accuracy and correctness.

Sample Pages

Read a few pages to see the book’s merits and quality for yourself.

You may download/view a PDF sample here.

Extra Goodies

My standard V-Speed card is included as a free bonus. Common V-Speeds are defined by speed on one side and alphabetically on the other.

Focus and Limits

Glass Simming 2020 describes and explains the use of glass instruments in aircraft of Microsoft Flight Simulator™ 2020. Principles and methods can be applied to other aircraft in other simulators. How to fly the aircraft, navigate from place to place, or use autopilots and autothrottles are outside the scope of this manual.

This manual is for home flight simulation only. It is based on real aviation principles and procedures so home flight-simulation enthusiasts can maximize their enjoyment. Because some aspects of home flight simulation games are not exactly like real-world aviation, some information in this book is not exactly like real-world flight. Consequently, use for real-world aviation is not appropriate or authorized.

Use Your Time Wisely

Don’t lose valuable flight-simming opportunities by searching the internet for flimsy freebies. Most freebies are worth their cost. Ftldave says it best:

“YouTube is hit or miss. Sometimes there's great, informative content, other times the videos are useless and unintelligible. How much time do you want to spend searching for the former, and how much time to waste with the latter? As is often said about open software, the same is true for this: It's free if your time has no value to you.”

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 Glass Simming 2020 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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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews

4/5 Verified Purchase
4 of 5 Stars!

I have only just downloaded this book but so far it looks good. I need the various items explained and illustrated clearly. I expect by the time I finish the book, I will be more competent in the cockpit.

One complaint is the book seems to be available only in PDF format. The industry standard for publishing eBooks is the EPUB format and that would be so much better to read in my eReader.

5/5 Verified Purchase
5 of 5 Stars!

If you're into flight simulation on your PC...then this is an ebook you need to add to your collection. Enjoyable and informative read. Highly recommend!!!

5/5 Verified Purchase
5 of 5 Stars!

An excellent well written and presented document. It has been most useful and enlightening. As an appendix one or two tutorials would be useful.

5 of 5 Stars!

Editer ce produit en francais serai une bonne chose pour beaucoup d'entre nous qui ne maitrisant pas parfaitement l'anglais

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