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Schleicher ASK 21

The ASK 21 is a mid-wing glider aircraft that seats two in a tandem arrangement, with a T-tail and a body made of glass-reinforced plastic. This glider has been in production since 1979 and makes a great training glider.

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Beechcraft Baron 58

The Beechcraft Baron 58 is light, long-body, twin-engine piston aircraft that sits at the top of the light aircraft hierarchy.  It cruises at 200 knots with a range of 942 nautical miles.

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Cirrus Vision SF50

The Vision SF50 is a single-engine, very light jet aircraft manufactured by Cirrus Aircraft. The first prototype was shown in 2008 and the first flight occurred later that same year. The Vision can seat 6 passengers and has a cruise speed of 300 knots.

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Beechcraft King Air C90

The King Air is a twin turboprop plane produced by Beechcraft. It was the first turboprop and has outsold all its competitors. The King Air can seat up to 7 passengers, has a cruise speed of 226 knots and a range of 1,321 nm.

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X-Plane 11 Basics

Welcome to X-Plane 11! You’ll start with this tutorial to learn the basics of flying in X-Plane: using the views, controlling the plane with a mouse or joystick, and more. Take your first trip as a pilot in a trusty Cessna 172 with a digital instructor helping you the whole way. Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Category: Flight […]

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Traffic Pattern

In this tutorial you’ll be learning the basics of flying a specific traffic pattern like a real pilot. It’s a straightforward task when guided by the virtual instructor, but can you master all the details? Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Juneau, Alaska Category: Takeoff/Landing Objective: Takeoff in a general aviation aircraft, fly a rectangular circuit, and land back at […]

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Landing in the Cessna 172

An important part of learning to fly in X-Plane, in this tutorial you’ll be landing a Cessna 172. It can sound incredibly daunting, but if you take it one step at a time, you can learn to pilot the aircraft safely down to the ground in no time. Details Aircraft: Cessna 172SP Location: Seatac, Washington Category: Takeoff/Landing Objective: Practice landing a […]

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Taildragger Takeoff

Flying a taildragger requires very different techniques than a “tricycle”-gear like the Cessna 172. The most popular taildraggers are used for landing on rugged, unpaved runways, or even in fields. Details Aircraft: Stinson L-5 Sentinel Location: Seatac, Washington Category: Takeoff/Landing Objective: Practice taking off in a taildragger aircraft

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Helicopter Basics

Now for something completely different! In this tutorial in X-Plane 11, forget everything you know about flying… this is a whole new world. Details Aircraft: Sikorsky S-76 Location: Oahu, Hawaii Category: Flight basics Objective: Practice controlling a helicopter, including takeoff, landing, and flying a short course

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Landing an Airliner

Ready for the next step in your flight training in X-Plane 11? Landing this hulking, lumbering beast requires a lot more precision than a general aviation plane. If you’ve mastered landing in the Cessna 172, give it a try. Details Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 Location: Seatac, Washington Category: Takeoff/Landing Objective: Land an arliner

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