PRE-Flight RC Simulator Demo

PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has the powerful Physics and Rendering Engine (the "PRE" in PRE-Flight) which allows super-accurate simulation of all types of aircraft. Whether you're a beginner, advanced user, or aircraft designer, you'll find PRE-Flight is all you need.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars by 2 PRO members.

PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has the powerful Physics and Rendering Engine (the "PRE" in PRE-Flight) which allows super-accurate simulation of all types of aircraft. Whether you're a beginner, advanced user, or aircraft designer, you'll find PRE-Flight is all you need.

Features of the full version

  • Advanced Intelligent Rendering or AIR - allowing brilliant but FAST graphics
  • Photovolume Technology which smoothly translates Photoscenery Objects into 3D space, so that you can fly around, and even experience collisions with photorealistic objects!
  • Reactive Liquid Surfaces which ACCURATELY simulates water reflections, waves, ripples, and even bobbing objects
  • Movie Textures - watch movies while you fly.
  • Fully-Integrated 3D View Option
  • New Advanced Lighting for the highest Realism possible.
  • Ultra-Realistic Reflection Effects
  • New Shadows Rendering - both on ground and on objects themselves!
  • New Smoke Effects
  • Exciting Zoom and Transmitter Views

New Features: Advanced Graphical Update.

Important Note:If you get an error on install that mentions a "system file not suitable for running ...", download and unzip autoexec.nt file into your System32 folder (which is in the main Windows folder of your PC), then re-run the setup again.

Supports: keyboard, 2-axis joystick(Full Version supports up to 8 channels joystick), or up to 16 channel transmitter (full version, using PRE-Flight microphone interface).

Minimum PC requirements: Pentium 1.0Ghz with at least 512MB main memory, 620MB disk, DirectX ver 9.0, 128MB Video Card. Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7

Important notes

  1. To interface to your transmitter, you will need the PRE-Flight interface
  2. Please read the readme file for the latest info.
  3. Visit this website frequently for more models and software enhancements.
  4. PRE-Flight ver 6.15 requires Microsoft DirectX version 9.0 or higher.

Mustang in PRE-Flight
Mustang in PRE-Flight

Virgin SpaceShipOne in PRE Flight RC Simulator
Virgin SpaceShipOne in PRE Flight RC Simulator


One of the most important things about a flight simulator is not how it looks, but it how actually simulates whatever it is that you are doing. As a huge flight simulation fan, I was super excited to try out this new demo of Pre-Flight RC. As one of the new kids on the flight sim block, it’s always nice to see what else they can bring to the table and how exciting/unique they can make their products.

Preview screenshot

Therefore, it was really interesting to see just how good the much vaunted physics and rendering engine was going to be within this simulator – was it as good as it was supposed to be, or was it a bit of a damp squib?

Living Up to The Name

One thing that I noticed right away was just how incredibly easy it was to actually use – even for a flight simulation beginner I think this would be incredibly quick and simple to adapt to.

There’s not exactly a whole lot going on in terms of difficult additions or changes to the usual formula of a flight simulator, but it brings all of the bells and whistles to the party. Here are just some of the key features that you would be expecting to see when you launch this demo;

  • Outstanding graphical quality – nothing is taken to chance here with Pre-Flight, and whether it’s the beautiful way that shadows are rendered to the way that smoke juts out of the exhaust of the aircraft you are flying you will be truly impressed by this. It takes graphical representation seriously, and with the new lighting system too it really does make Pre-Flight look better than any other option out there

  • The new liquid surface textures mean that the water will react and bob around just as it would in real-life – it will no longer look like a large blue carpet. Water realism is vital for a flight simulator as you’ll spend plenty of time flying over water, so having the best graphics possible is very important

  • Photorealism is taken to a new level here – it will start to build up the way, meaning that everything won’t look flat and you’ll be able to collide and/or fly around these photorealistic images. This adds a whole new element of class and quality to the design

As you can see, some of the most important changes that have been here are included within the graphics. It’s rendering style and quality is extremely fast and reactive, and makes sure that you won’t be looking at large blank textures waiting for them too load for too long. Add in the fact that this flies like an absolute dream – regardless of the plane that you decide to take in to the sky – and you’ll find that Pre-Flight might be your new simulator of choice.

It's classy looking, it runs very smoothly and it gives you an incredible level of detail that other flight simulators simply don’t have.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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SteveSat, 20 Jul 2019 05:25:10 GMT

I heard from friends it's a cool game so I would like to play it myself.

BirhanSat, 22 Oct 2016 15:22:51 GMT

Very Interesting! I have not watch such flight training application or simulations. Really intersting and i will try it in my PC and i will say something more. Thank you!

michael singhMon, 27 Jun 2016 22:56:36 GMT


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