Airplanes for Flight Simulation Training

If you are going to do flight training, choose the aircraft with the instrument panel you will want to use if it is available.

So far, the following airplanes are available for each program. I am only including those which I feel are practical to use:

Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) Airplane LSA

Check out the videos

  • Cessna 162 SkyCatcher – Paid add-on with Abacus at AbacusPub.com
  • Tecnam Sierra – Paid add-on with Ant’s Airplanes at AntsAirplanes.com
  • Icon A5- Free add-on with fs-freeware.net
  • Flight Designs CTSW- Free add-on fs-freeware.net
  • Piper J3 Cub – Included with program

Laminar Research X-Plane Airplane LSA

Check out the videos

  • Zodiac 601 – Paid add-on with 3point at x-hanger.com
  • Flight Designs CTLS – Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • PiperSport SportCruiser- Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • Cessna SkyCatcher 162 – Free add-on at x-plane.org (no Video)
  • Van’s Aircraft RV-12 – Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • Remos – Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • SeaMax M-22 – Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • Tecnam – Free add-on at x-plane.org
  • Cub Crafters Sport Cub – Paid add-on by 3point at x-hanger.com
  • Sonex – Paid add-on by 3point at x-hanger.com
  • Zenith STOL CH 750 - Free at zenith.aero

Cessna 172 Airplane

Check out the videos

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Aircraft

  • Cessna 172 – Included with program

Laminar Research X-Plane Airplanes

  • Cessna 172 – Included with program

You should try and get your airplane up on X-Plane or FSX. Both programs are good. It really depends on the quality of the airplane visual model and it’s flight dynamics. I expect more and better LSA to be made for X-Plane and FSX over time. I will try and keep you up to date here on the latest developments. Even if I have to buy them, I will let you know what I think and save you the money of buying and hassle of installing.

Here is a video that compares the actual airplane and X-Plane for cockpit layout, taxi and takeoff.
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We will do our best to keep you updated on the latest flight simulator LSA airplane models for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Reviews by me and users are in the specific areas shown next.