This won’t be long, I promise ! I’ve been a flight simmer and aviation enthusiast for probably 8 years or so now (longer if playing Flight Sim 98 when I was a kid counts!), and been a member of AVsim for many years as well. I started out with the magnificent PMDG 747, and I’m glad I did. At the time, I had no idea flight sim planes could be so detailed and complex. I went from being an amateur flight simmer with very limited knowledge, to a skilled flight simulator pilot capable of handling the fully simulated FMC and Autopilot systems.
I gotta admit though, it was very intimidating and frustrating at times trying to learn such complex and difficult systems all at once. I wanted to fly it so bad, right out of the box – but of course I couldn’t. So I had to carefully read the manuals and study the procedures. I still remember that first takeoff. ;p It was bad yes, but I got it in the air – and that was the beginning of my pro flight sim journey !
Journey you say? Yes, flying planes is a journey. Believe it or not, but you continue to learn new things even though you feel like a skilled pilot – usually small things - details. I heard someone say one time: When you feel like you have nothing more to learn, stop flying, because that’s when it gets dangerous. Food for thought!
Anyway, I’ve flown tons of payware addons over the years, so I feel pretty qualified to make suggestions about what people should buy with regards to FSX addons. Hope you like the site ! Affiliate links are added to support / maintain site. Check me out on facebook and google+ if you want. I’ll be adding more content as time goes by. Leave a comment in the Contact section if you like.