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Flight Training Manual

Learn to Fly Flight Simulator

This is a series of documents on the theory and practice of flying, based on real world flight training manuals. Its target audience is those virtual pilots who want to fly to a high standard and to understand the basic underlying principles of flight. It is essential reading for members wishing to undertake ab initio flying training, forming the "Ground School" theory lessons every virtual pilot needs.. Each separate section covers a particular topic. Presently published exercises may be downloaded by clicking on the blue text for each of the documents shown below. Additional sections are published as required.

Download Description Version
Exercise 1

The aircraft on the ground

1.5 22/08/12
Exercise 2

Preparation for flight

1.5 06/08/12
Exercise 3

The aircraft in flight

1.3 10/08/12
Exercise 4a

Primary effect of controls

1.2 05/08/12
Exercise 4b

Secondary effect of controls

1.1 13/05/07
Exercise 4c


1.4 05/08/12
Exercise 5


1.0 13/05/07
Exercise 6

Flying Straight and Level

1.2 05/08/12
Exercise 7


1.1 07/08/12
Exercise 8


1.1 06/08/12
Exercise 9


1.2 07/06/13
Exercise 10a

Slow Flight

1.0 13/02/12
Exercise 10b


1.1 09/08/12
Exercise 11

Spin Avoidance

1.1 15/08/12
Exercise 12

The VFR Circuit - The Climb to Downwind

1.4 04/08/12
Exercise 13

The VFR Circuit - The Approach and Landing

1.1 13/08/12
Exercise 13E

Emergencies on Take Off and Landing

1.1 21/08/12
Exercise 18a

Basic Navigation Theory

1.4 13/08/12
Exercise 18d

Practical Navigation - Flight Planning; the Pilot's Log; Flying your Flight Plan

1.3 13/08/12
Exercise 20

Departing the Circuit for a cross-country flight

1.2 18/04/11
Exercise 21

Preparation for arrival at an Aerodrome

1.0 19/09/08
Exercise 22

The various procedures for joining the circuit to land at an Aerodrome

1.1 09/12/08
Exercise 31

The Cix VFR Club Single Engined Aircraft Pilot Training syllabus. Between 7 and 12 hours of tuition using FSX shared cockpit mode will make you a REAL FS pilot, not just an autopilot junkie!

1.5 31/07/12
Exercise 32

The Multi-Engined Aircraft training syllabus

1.1 05/04/11
Exercise 33

A checklist for flying with Flight Simulator from Pre-flight preparation, through the flight detail to Closedown and log-off.

1.2 13/02/13
Exercise 34

A checklist for the Cessna 172 for flight Simulator use.

1.0 13/02/13
Aircraft Systems

All you ever wanted to know about the technical side of aircraft, aircraft equipment and instrumentation presented as a series of hyperlinks to the best internet sources the Club could discover.

1.1 19/08/12
Radiotelephony Manual
for use on VATSIM

The use of voice communications adds a great deal of realism to the Flightsim world. Pilots feel the same pressure to perfiorm properly as do real world pilots To help members, we have produced a tutorial, based on real world practice, but adapted for use on VATSIM.

2.0 01/07/13

This is the mnemonic for the Airborne Flight Plan, the most used and yet most abused of all the standard radio calls. Learn it well for you will need to say it often, but don't "rattle it off", that's unprofessional. You need to be clearly understood, first time. THAT is being professional.

1.3 09/07/11