Product Reviews

Howard has been a pilot since 1998, and has been flying simulators since they were invented in 1982. He owns or has owned almost all of the hardware and software available in the flight sim world.

This page is in progress and will eventually house all of Howard's product reviews (for both hardware and software). He will give you the rundown on what to get based on your budget as well as his own recommendations.

Getting Started with MSFS on PC: Howard's Choice
Logitech G Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, Throttle, and Rudders Bundle

This is Howard's recommendation for getting started with Microsoft Flight Simulator and with his flight lessons on PC. The Logitech G Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, Throttle and Rudders Bundle offers a more realistic feel and controls than a flight stick.

Logitech G Saitek Pro Flight Yoke, Throttle, and Rudders Bundle
VelocityOne™ Flight Universal Control System by Turtle Beach

Getting Started with MSFS on Xbox: Howard's Choice
VelocityOne™ Flight Universal Control System

This is Howard's recommendation for getting started with Microsoft Flight Simulator and with his flight lessons on Xbox. The VelocityOne™ Flight Universal Control System by Turtle Beach "equips every home-pilot with a full suite of controls right out of the box."

Getting Started with MSFS on PC: Entry-Level
Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack

An inexpensive way to get started with Microsoft Flight Simulator on PC (and with Howard's flight lessons) is with the Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack, which includes a flight stick, rudder and pedals. This is a great entry-level option for PC users.

Thrustmaster flight stick, yoke and pedals for PC
Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas One

Getting Started with MSFS on Xbox: Entry-Level
Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas One

An inexpensive way to get started with Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox (and with Howard's flight lessons) is with the Thrustmaster T-Flight Hotas One ergonomic flight stick and throttle. This is a great entry-level option for Xbox users.

Hardware Review:
Air Manager, Knobster and Touch Screen Flight Simulator Setup

The beta version of Air Manager now works with Microsoft's newest Flight Simulator and we can enjoy a separate screen with our flight panel with all the flexibility Air Manager has offered in past simulators.

Stay tuned for more!