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My friend wants to get a Pilots Licence

and I built him a pretty decent machine


I have 2 questions.


whats the BEST flight sim available? I need VERY realistic and most North American airports

also need some great peripherals to go along with it


please suggest something I have no idea about this stuff
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Opty 170 CCBWE 0550 UPMW (2.6GHZ) Asus A8N32 Deluxe ATI X1900XT 648/774 Windows XP, Vista, Linux Ubunutu 
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17" CRT Zboard Merc Seasonic S12-600HT 600W Antec P180 
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Opty 170 CCBWE 0550 UPMW (2.6GHZ) Asus A8N32 Deluxe ATI X1900XT 648/774 Windows XP, Vista, Linux Ubunutu 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
17" CRT Zboard Merc Seasonic S12-600HT 600W Antec P180 
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Logitech G7 
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if i'm not mistaking, FSX is still the best for sim training for pilot license. it's OLD, but it's realistic for training purposes.

if he wants to have abit of combat fun, he can try DCS warthog or even ARMA3. ARMA2/ARMA3 is based on VBS2 so it's what the military uses to train their troops... although it's more for tactics training rather then realistic flight training. ARMA has a fairly low ceiling for aircrafts.

flight sims matured at an early age, so some of the best software are also VERY old by today's standards. there haven't been much of a need to "improve" upon something that is already very realistic. there is only so much you can simulate from a software point of view. if he's serious about flying, he may want to invest in other equipment which may improve his experience such as a realistic flight stick and instrument panels/controls to better simulate a real cockpit. maybe invest in eyefinity and trackIR for an even more realistic experience.

I think your best source for info maybe found here

http://www.simhq.com/

lots of sim fanatics hang out in that forum biggrin.gif
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