Instrument Simming 21st Century Flight Sim Manual/Tutorial e-Book

Instrument Simming 21st Century Flight Sim Manual/Tutorial e-Book

Simulate instrument flight like a certified pilot with TopSkills' new flight training and tutorial eBook "Instrument Simming 21st Century". Read more...

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5.14 MB
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Learn About

  • Instrument flight definition and description
  • Rules regarding instrument conditions
  • Aviation Instruments
  • Instrument procedures and charts
  • Instrument flight plans
  • Planning and preparing instrument flights
  • Taxiing and taking off by instruments
  • Flying en route by instruments
  • Arriving and approaching by instruments

Rules Regarding Instrument Flight

  • Visibility
  • Airspaces
  • Flight types
  • Aircraft requirements
  • Pilot requirements

Flight Plan Requirements

  • Mandated content
  • Fuel calculations
  • Filing with ATC

Flight Restrictions

  • Take-off minimums
  • Weather minimums
  • Landing minimums

Instrument Procedures

  • Standard instrument departures
  • Standard terminal arrivals
  • Instrument approaches

Instrument Charts

  • En route
  • Airport departure, arrival, and approach
  • Reading instrument charts
  • Where to get instrument charts

A Comprehensive Manual

  • Nine distinct chapters
  • Two appendices
  • Instrument-flight exercises
  • Definitions of acronyms and abbreviations

Find Needed Information Quickly And Easily

  • Well organized and clearly written
  • Divided into relevant chapters
  • Supported with images and tables
  • Headings and lists throughout
  • Step-by-step instruction
  • Written in plain English
  • Convenient format

Wide Application

  • For all home flight simmers
  • For anywhere in the world
  • For any home flight-simulation program
    • Microsoft
    • X-Plane
    • P3D

Written and Published by Professionals

  • Experienced flight simmers
  • Certified pilots
  • Trained writers and editors

Common Compatibility

Readable with any program that reads portable document format (PDF) files such as:

  • Adobe
  • Nitro
  • Kindle
  • Libre
  • Nook

If your e-reader displays PDF files, it will display Instrument Simming 21st Century.


  • Dimensions: Standard A5:
    • 148 mm by 210 mm
    • 5.8 inches by 8.3 inches
  • Ebook file size: 4.3 mb
  • Archive file size: 5.14 mb
  • Instructions included
  • 156 pages

Includes Free V-Speed Card

  • Most common general aviation V-Speeds
  • Minimums, maximum, and optimums
  • Listed by abbreviation, alphabetically on one side
  • Listed by abbreviation, by relative speed on other side
  • Clearly described
  • Applies universally, not to any particular aircraft
  • Free with purchase of this flight-sim book

Includes Official Flight Planning Form

Use this handy printable form to lay out your required IFR flight plans before filing them into your simulator.

Focus and Limits

Instrument Simming 21st Century describes and explains advanced aviation knowledge needed for truly realistic instrument simulations. It applies to most aircraft, airports, airspaces, and simulators. It does not focus on any particular airport, aircraft, airspace, or simulator. 

This manual is for home flight-simulation computer programs. It is based on real aviation laws, regulations, 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 flight. That is why Instrument Simming 21st Century  is not intended for and should not be used for real-world flight or lessons. No liability is accepted for any misuse of this manual. – Bill Stack, author

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“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, 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.”

Flight simmers have trusted, benefitted, and enjoyed my instructional books since 1997.

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 Instrument Simming 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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