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Feature: Flight-Sim Navigation Tutorial eBook by TopSkills

Last updated Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:08:19 GMT
Originally posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:33:38 GMT

The Global Positioning System simplifies navigation so much that we can easily forget more fundamental and challenging navigation methods used by aviators for decades.

Navigation eBookBill Stack’s Flight-Sim Navigation explains three traditional navigation methods: Pilotage, reckoning and ground-based radio aids in addition to GPS.

  • Navigating to other airports and back by following significant features on the ground. 
  • Using elementary calculations of speed, time and heading to reach their destinations.
  • Following VOR and NDB radio signals to almost any destination.
  • Using GPS for accurate navigation from departure to destination airports. 
  • Planning for wind effects and correcting course en route. 

Flight-Sim Navigation applies real-world navigation methods to the unique needs of home flight-simulation enthusiasts.  It is not limited to any particular aircraft or flight simulator. Navigation knowledge gained from this book can be applied to any general-aviation and commercial aircraft as well as simulators. 

Screen captures, diagrams and tables support logical organization and clear writing style to describe and explain all the navigation principles and practices used by real-world pilots. 

Independent reviewers rate Bill Stack’s Flight-Sim Maneuvers highly with five of five stars and comments such as “Thank goodness that a tutorial e-Book such as this one from TopSkills exist to not only teach you everything you need to know about navigation but also how to navigate just like a real pilot.”

Like all TopSkills’ instructional books, Flight-Sim Navigation is designed and constructed for ease of use. It is organized into logical, numbered and titled chapters. Each page has a header with chapter number and name and page number.  The book is fully indexed so readers can find information easily and quickly. It is complete, detailed, independently verified for accuracy, and thoroughly edited and proofread for correctness. 

Preview Video

“My tutorial videos and instructional books are produced to enable my fellow flight simmers to enjoy realistic simulation as much as I do,” says author and international flight-sim expert Bill Stack.

View this stunning eBook over at SimShack.

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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