Although Flight simulation is less popular than sim racing it is also gaming quite the traction for the past couple years. Leading games MSFS and DCS world are constantly adding new modules, graphics have never been better, level of realism and immersion is getting pretty close to being in the actual aircraft.

It is a matter of personal preference whether using a VR set, single monitor or multi monitors setup triple or more. Often overhead monitor is added above center main monitor for additional data, guages or life stream. If you are looking for more of an experience or learning starting procedure MSFS is the best game on the market. Another choice Xplane. If you are looking for actual dog flights with fighter jets, helicopters, WW birds, teaming up in a squadron, playing in network against other squadrons, the name of the game is DCS world.

Currently nothings gets remotely close to DCS in terms of fidelity, realism, attention to detail, air frames layout and controls. Be prepared for much higher learning curve as just setting, binding and mapping all control buttons with the game takes quite some time and patience. Then it takes time to get a hang on your favorite bird of choice to learn all buttons and operations before you can take on the dog fight.

Civil/General Aviation

Personal/Private aircrafts: cesna 172, 182 etc.

Commercial aviation: boeing, airbus


  • MSFS


  • Yoke, Rudder pedals, throttle quadrant, additional button boxes, guages, entire avionics panels
  • Thrustmaster
  • Honeycomb
  • Logitech/Saitek
  • Turtle Beach
  • CH Products
  • Yoko


  • SimFab civil flight pit
  • OpenWheeler hybrid sim racing and flight sim pit
  • Volair

Combat Aviation

Combat fighter jets and helicopters

Space Sim

Generally uses similar setup as combat sim.

Often preferred setup is HOSTAS style (hands on stick and stick), stick on each side. One or both stick grips are at an angle.