A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition for MSFS8 reviews
Following on from their initial "Guide and Manual" product, SoFly has made available for users of Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 a new 510-page "Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition" which will allow newcomers to flight simulation and veteran virtual pilots to get the most out of the simulator. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 Release / Stand Alone (PDF Document)
- File size
- 1.2 GB
Previous purchasers can update to this new version by visiting their order history page and choosing "Download Latest Version".
This PDF guide will allow the user to develop their knowledge of the simulator and stay up to date as the simulator itself evolves with regular updates.
The guide is full of expertly produced and presented tutorials, featuring detailed and advanced information that examines almost all aspects of Microsoft Flight Simulator and how to get the most out of it.
All of the tutorials as easy to follow and cover a vast array of aerial vehicles from amphibious aircraft to fast jetliners meaning the user will develop the confidence to fly any of these vehicles from anywhere in the world.
The step-by-step tutorials mean that the user can spend as much time as they wish with any given aircraft in order to familiarize themselves fully before moving on to another.
The user will also receive tutorial flights in the Icon A5, and the Top Rudder Solo 103 and will have access to a walkthrough on how to create a flight plan with live traffic.
There is also the “Discover” section that presents many of the stunning and picturesque locations around the world, and also includes general tour guide-like information of each location. You can also see what add-ons are available, with the “Spotlight” series providing information on what the top add-ons to opt for and what you can expect from them.
If you looking to get as much as you can from Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020, then the Extended Edition guide will be an essential part of your arsenal for conquering all aspects of the virtual skies.
v1.85 - July 2022
The page count increased to 510.
- NEW - World Update X Info
- UPDATED - Photogrammetry Cities List
- UPDATED - SoFly Products
v1.70 - April 5th, 2022
The page count increased to 496.
- NEW - World Update VIII: Iberia Info
- NEW - New Airport Info (WU8)
- NEW - Local Legend #3 Dornier Do J Wal Info
- NEW - How to Use MSFS on Mobile with Xbox Cloud Gaming
- UPDATE - Photogrammetry List (WU7 & WU8)
v1.60 - 2nd March 2022
The page count increased to 484.
- NEW - Marketplace Dedicated Section
- NEW - Sim Update 8 Info
- NEW - Future of the Simulator with World and Sim Update Release Info
- UPDATE - New Autopilot Key Combination Controls
- UPDATE - Added ICAO/IATA to all airports
- Fixes - Numerous spelling errors
- Fixes - Duplicate paragraphs
v1.50 - 1st February 2022
Version 1.50 of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition includes information on World Update VII: Australia, along with new information on the released Fokker V.II. We're proud to also have fixed a number of bugs and fixed some minor grammar and spelling issues that the community brought to our attention.
- NEW - World Update VII: Australia Info
- NEW - Local Legend II: Fokker FVII Info
- NEW - World Update VII - Airport Info
- FIXES - Spelling and grammar errors
v1.45 - 21st December 2021
We are pleased to release A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition version 1.45. This free update includes new information about DirectX 12, the built-in replay mode, and a tutorial on flying the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet.
In our Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet tutorial, you will learn how to set the autopilot, enter a supersonic cruise, and more. This easy-to-follow written guide will help you get to grips with this fast, nimble and exciting fighter jet.
Want to record your flights and play them back? Find out how with our how-to guide for the built-in replay system.
Total pages: 464
- NEW - DirectX 12 Information
- NEW - Built-In Replay Mode How-To
- NEW - Tutorial flight for the F/A-18
v1.40 - 7th December 2021NEW - Reno Air Racing
- NEW - Sim Update 7 Info
- NEW - New Airport Info (GOTY Edition)
- NEW - New Aircraft Info (GOTY Edition)
- NEW - Additional Flight Training Info (GOTY Edition)
- UPDATE - Photogrammetry City list updated
- FIXES - Numerous spelling errors and other suggestions
v1.30 - 21st October 2021
We're pleased to announce the immediate release of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition version 1.30.
This brand new version of the guide includes everything you'll need to know about Sim Update 6. From the new visual options to the massive changelog full of in-sim improvements.
In addition, we have also created a detailed tutorial on how to fly the Junkers JU-52. This classic aircraft is very fun to fly but can appear overwhelming at first. In our tutorial, we'll take you on a journey from Stuttgart to Zurich, and help you get to grips with the German aircraft.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this update is our brand new in-sim toolbar utility. The new in-sim toolbar allows you to access the guide directly within the simulator. No more requirements to have an external device or reader, as you can view all 430 pages within the simulator.
The in-sim guide is compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and also suitable for users with VR headsets. You can use the built-in keyboard to search for whatever you may need, whilst using the highlight tool to find exactly what you want.
Our in-sim guide is free of charge to all customers of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition.
In-Sim Guide Features
Read the guide directly from within the simulator. Simply open the guide using the in-sim toolbar. No performance impact.
Use the search function to find exactly what you need
Preview pages offer a quick overview across the hundreds of included page
Compatible with VR displays and the built-in keyboard makes finding information even easier
PDF editions are also included for use on external devices
v1.20 - 15th September 2021
We're delighted to announce the immediate availability of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition. The latest version of our award-winning guide adds information on World Update VI, the newly added hand-crafted airports, and information for upcoming aircraft and DLC coming to the simulator.
Version 1.20 adds all-new content for owners of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition free of charge and continues to deliver on our promise of updating the guide as the simulator develops.
In addition to the new World Update information, we have updated our performance guide to include the new 'Offscreen terrain pre caching' option and also information on the new Safe Mode. Finally, a new Spotlight section has been added that focuses on flight simulation communities.
Owners of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition can download version 1.20 of the guide now for free from the original place of purchase.
- NEW - World Update VI Info
- NEW - Spotlight - Flight Sim Communities
- UPDATED - Added information on Safe Mode
- UPDATED - 'Offscreen terrain pre caching' added to performance guide
- Total Page Count: 406
v1.15 - 27th August 2021
This update focuses on giving you a comprehensive tutorial flight for the PMDG DC-6.
This tutorial flight will take you on a short hop from LAX to SFO in the historic plane. We'll take you through everything from start-up to shut down, whilst using the onboard tools to help you focus on flying the stunning bird.
Our next guide update will come in mid-September following the release of World Update 6.
- NEW - PMDG DC-6 Tutorial Flight
v1.10 - 30th July 2021
Version 1.10 adds over 20 additional pages of content all designed to help you get the most out of your flight sim. These pages include details on the new ‘Lock’ interaction system, cursor controls, new locations to visit, and a spotlight on Honeycomb Aeronautical’s hardware. Additionally, we have amended a number of images and details which changed when Sim Update V was released earlier this week.
- NEW - World Map Functionality Changes
- NEW - Flight Model and Accessibility Info Added
- NEW - 'Lock' interaction and cursor info (plus how to remove on PC)
- NEW - Sim Update V - Update Info*
- NEW - Spotlight - Top 5 Payware
- NEW - Spotlight - Honeycomb Hardware
- NEW - Discovery - Scenic Locations
- NEW - Flight Assistant and New Assistance
- UPDATE - Info on aircraft with ski and float variants added
- CHANGE - Changed some imagery to reflect the new UI
- FIX - Contents page error fixed
- FIX - Minor spelling mistakes fixed
*NOTE - The update was released towards the end of the production of this update. Some of the Training Flight information has yet to be created for this update but will be added in the next major guide update.
Total Page Count: 381
v1.05 - 21st June 2021
We’re back with our first update for the Guide: Extended Edition – this time focusing on the newly released World Update. Hopefully, customers will enjoy the regular updates again and we’ll continue to see growing sales when they remember how frequent these updates can be.
- 484+ page PDF document full of expertly produced tutorials for newcomers and experienced virtual pilots
- Expertly produced and presented so the user can get the absolute most out of MSFS
- Step-by-step guide on how to get the most out of all the aircraft available, including tutorial flights for the Icon A5 and the Top Rudder Solo 103
- • All tutorials are detailed but easy to follow
- General tips so the virtual pilot can get the most out of the simulator
- Features a detailed walkthrough on how to create a flight plan with live traffic
- Regular updates as the simulator evolves meaning the user is kept up-to-date with Microsoft Flight Simulator
- “Discovery” feature which showcases different locations around the world as well as general information on each location
- “Spotlight” section that highlights the best add-ons available
- Also features detailed information on how to install the developer SDK
- Plus many more tutorials and detailed information
A new startup based in the United Kingdom, SoFly released its first product in 2020 with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.
Their first product was their Guide and Manual for MSFS 2020. Well received with stunning reviews by flight simmers globally the manual/guide was a hit success.
Expending on their inventory they also have several other products available for Microsoft's latest flight sim including weather add-ons. SoFly plans to expand their product inventory to cover additional packages for MSFS (2020) and possibly other flight sims which are under development.
Rated 4.6/5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
I am pleased with my purchase, of the MFS 2020, book. It will take some time to go though it, It is going to be a big help for me, as I am a bit remote here in New Zealand, I live in a small town, I don't know any one who is interested in Flight Sim, I am a member of, "The Royal Aeronautical Society" and a flying club, even I have no friends, I have been here in Feilding two years, from the UK, I have been back twice to live and back to NZ, in twenty years, I am from W-S-M came out in 1964, I have been married 51 years to a nice girl from Feilding NZ, I have been a Simer since 2001, I first seen MSFS about 1984. In the UK I joined the F.S.U.G. = flight Simulator User Group-UK, I was the 1033 member, 2006, in Ipplepen. It is a good club, very helpful and friendly, I really enjoyed it. I was getting the PCpilot and the Computer pilot magazines, for twelve years. Two years ago when I was over there last I joined the Bristol Flight Sim Group, Not so friendly or helpful. I will be getting rid of my older CH Yoke and Pedals, I have the new Honeycomb Yoke and the Bravo Throttle Quadrant, to go with my MFS 2020. I have seen the videos on how to Map them, they are too quick to take notes. I was hoping to read how to Map them from a book, at my own speed, I have a powerful PC, with a nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Card. also a guttkicker. I was disappointed as there is no instructions I can follow to do it. I understand some of it. I will be 82 soon.
kind regards David
5/5 Verified Purchase
This publication is amazing. It contains a tremendous amount of detail about the simulator which is not easily gained by trial and error attempts to use Microsoft Flight Simulator by beginners. It is difficult to operate a complex program such as the simulator without a Manual. This book attempts to solve that problem and goes beyond that. Even those who consider themselves experts could find this useful as a reference. Another great value here is the frequency of updates and the goals of the publisher and editors to maintain it as current as possible and add additional components. You cannot find a better source of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 information in one location than this product.
4/5 Verified Purchase
This is a very comprehensive guide to using MSFS 2020 and as well as offering lots of info regarding setting up your hardware for the optimum Fps it also offers lots of helpful info about the aircraft and scenery as well as a few walkthrough tutorials…always being updated it offers good value for not a lot of money….
3/5 Verified Purchase
It is a very good guide. I bought it from Simshack several months ago and enjoyed using it for discovering MSFS 2020. Everything was fine up to the 1.30 version. Now it seems no more updated through Simshack. With Sofly and Aerosoft the current version is 1.45. Why is there no update available with Simshack?
5/5 Verified Purchase
Have not had time to go through it entirely, but what I have seen I truely believe this will be a very useful tool for me to learn the ins an outs of MSFS 2020. It's easy to navigate and easily understood. I'm very glad I made this purchase! It truely is "The Missing Owners Manual for MSFS 2020"!
Hello I am very interested but, does it exist in French?....very important for me... Thank you for your reply . PS: I don't think I'm the only one interested in this type of version. cordially
I would like to have a copy of this manual in French please. If not where can I find a copy in French.
Thank you for answering me.
5/5 Verified Purchase
This is a very comprehensive manual. I gleaned many new tips and trick I did not know before.
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