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Can I learn to fly in a flight sim? Can I learn to fly in a flight sim? Can I learn to fly in a flight sim?
Exhibit: Can I learn to fly in a flight sim?

Chino wrote this thorough article in the year 2000 using FLY!. Read on as he ventures back into real flying and sees just how useful flight sims can be as you learn to fly.


In spite of all this (and more I've forgotten, I'm sure), taking flight lessons has been one of the best things I've ever done. It has given me a tremendous feeling of accomplishment to have reached this point, even while recognizing that I still have a lot to learn.

I've always enjoyed learning new things and challenging my mind and body to do things that don't seem especially easy or natural - it was actually fun to be a student again, to be so awkward at first and to overcome the fact that I'm by no means a natural pilot or even especially coordinated or observant.

Sometimes this was frustrating, but I kept my sense of humor and confessed to my limitations and got help when I needed it. Flying truly teaches you to look at things from new perspectives - and not only from the obvious ones like "high up." I highly recommend it! "

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