Using ATC for VFR in MSFS Training Video

Using ATC for VFR in MSFS Training Video

Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a service operated by appropriate authorities to promote the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic. It also provides weather reports and pilot advisories. Read more...

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Simulation pilots can make their flights more realistic by communicating with ATC and following its instructions and clearances.

Communicate With All ATC Facilities for Visual Flights

  • Towers
  • Ground Control
  • Departure Control
  • Air Route Traffic Control Centers
  • Approach Control
  • Common Traffic Advisories
  • Automated weather reports

Use All ATC Functions for Visual Flights

  • Requests
  • Clearances
  • Instructions
  • Reports
  • Readbacks

Communicate VFR in All Relevant Airspaces

  • Controlled airports
  • Uncontrolled airports
  • On the ground
  • In the air

Adhere to Basic ATC Procedures

  • Requesting and receiving clearance to taxi and take off
  • Holding short and taxiing into position
  • Handing off to other jurisdictions
  • Transiting airspaces en route
  • Receiving en route atmospheric pressure
  • Listening to destination weather reports

Operate ATC Menus Effectively

  • Open and close the window.
  • Reposition the window.
  • Listen to and read ATC messages.
  • Select from menu options.
  • Use mouse and keyboard

Enjoy the Satisfaction of Realistic Flight Simming

  • Communicate with ATC like real VFR pilots.
  • Know when to contact ATC.
  • Tune correct radio frequencies.
  • Recognize call signs.
  • Respond to ATC’s communications.
  • Use transponders.
  • And many more skills.

Learn From Professional Instructional Videos

  • Scripted, articulated, and edited narration
  • Separate screens for each step
  • Animated highlights for key concepts
  • Succinct explanations for everything
  • Crystal clear audio quality
  • Approach charts included
  • Total video duration 26 minutes
  • File size: 956 MB

Two Videos in One Package

  • One entire video for only ground procedures (12 min)
  • Separate video just for aerial procedures (14 min)

Focus and Limits

  • Explains ATC for VFR in Microsoft Flight Simulator® 2020
  • Principles and methods can be applied to other simulators.
  • Discusses tuning communication radios.
  • Advises VFR weather selections.
  • Does not explain customizing ATC.

Applies to All Aircraft That Normally Fly VFR

  • Cessna 152, 172, and 208B
  • Beech Baron, Bonanza, and King Air
  • Diamond DA40 and DA62
  • JMB VL3
  • And similar aircraft


Knowledge of aircraft operations is beneficial. My Flight-Sim Maneuvers book explains it all.

Compatible With Popular Software and Operating Systems

  • Uses common video software that plays MP4s such as:
    • Windows Media Player
    • Quick Time
    • RealPlayer
    • WinAmp
  • Instructions for use are included
  • Duration 18:46 minutes
  • File size 382 MB

Bonus Items

Four bonus items are included free for quick and easy reference:

  • Transcripts of entire videos
  • Keyboard shortcut list for MSFS 2020
  • V-Speed card

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Every effort has been expended to make sure your video is the quality you deserve.

  • Meticulously planned
  • Thoroughly researched
  • Independently verified for accuracy
  • Separately reviewed for quality

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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.

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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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