Flight challenges - take on the gauntlet to sharpen your
Face the many challenges on aerofly FS and you may win bronze, silver or
even gold trophies. Take-off followed by a climb-out, full circle with steady
climbing, pattern procedure and spot landing are the basic challenges.
Those who succeeded here can approach the flight training challenges in the
glider, jet, or even take up aerobatics. All challenges have the interactive
monitoring and evaluation by the simulator in common.
The flight challenges are explained and show pop-up instructions for the
procedure as well as distance markers. Upon reaching the final marker,
points are awarded and the timer stops. Those pilots who won all gold
trophies, may rightly call themselves a professional!
Many special functions
The aircraft seem to come alive in aerofly FS lfrom the detail and many
special features. Whether it's the intricate F-18 landing gear, the F18
animated afterburner, the tubular construction of the Extra 300, the flaps of
the Yodel, the retractable auxiliary engine of the Discus bM and many,
All special features of the aircraft are fully integrated into the physical
simulation. Flaps act like their original, rudders gradually lose control with
decreasing flight speed and when on the ground and the brake is applied to
decelerate the machine, just watch the nose gear suspension dip in.
In terms of control the aerofly FS is versatile like no other flight simulator.
The program recognizes automatically any standard joystick. Simply
connect the joystick to an available USB port and start the program. The
function assignment is accomplished with an intuitive and easy to use user
Modelers who already have a GameCommander or a USB interface cable of
one of the IKARUS RC flight simulators can also use them, of course.
With the third control alternative via keyboard and mouse, you can even fly
all aircraft without any special hardware. This is ideal for traveling, when
taking aerofly FS with you on your notebook.
You select the flight conditions
In aerofly FS you can freely select wind speed, wind direction, turbulence,
thermal, fog, visibility and clouds. The density of the cloud cover as well as
its thickness or their lower limit altitude are fully adjustable. The best about
all this: these freely adjustable parameters are directly incorporated into the
simulation. The wind simulation takes even the local geography into
account. Together with the thermal simulation and the turbulence a real
environment is generated within which the aircraft are moving.
As a glider pilot “search” for thermals and take advantage of updrafts along
the slopes. If desired, you can even visually display the wind field including
Mac or Windows - it´s your choice!
The versatility of the aerofly FS does not stop at the real computer world. The
new IKARUS simulator aerofly FS runs under Windows XP, Vista and
Windows 7 and on Intel-based Apple Mac computers running Mac OS X
10.6, 10.7 or 10.8.
For those who can't live without their aerofly FS on trips, we've created the
possibility to control the aircraft via mouse pad, no matter whether operating
on Windows or Mac. YOU have the choice.
Mountain and city names
Switzerland and tourism, two things which are closely intertwined. If you
want to find a popular vacation spot, or even enjoy the view from the
Matterhorn toward the central Alps you will quickly appreciate the imposed
mountain and city names. More than 10,000 names of all the mountains and
cities are available at your fingertip's.
As soon as you activate the autopilot and look in external mode at the
aircraft flying in this fascinating high-resolution, photo-realistic scenery, you
are practically on vacation!
Take your seat in the cockpit!
The feeling of sitting in the cockpit is enhanced by numerous camera
options. Choose between pilot and co-pilot view and take a look at the
scenery to the side or look up and down.
Since the cameras are installed in aerofly FS exactly at the head position,
the impression of actually sitting in the cockpit is perfect. Camera panning
and zoom allow you to adjust the view so that you can see both the
surrounding environment and keep the instruments in view.
Animated pilots and autopilot
Each of our aircraft cockpits is always occupied by a pilot, if you don't sit at
the controls yourself, whether it's because you have selected the co-pilot
position or watch the flight from the outside perspective. Our pilots even take
over the active control when you activate the two-stage autopilot.
In the first stage of the autopilot stabilizes the plane and you need only to
determine the aircraft attitude and heading. In the second stage the autopilot
always brings the aircraft back into a horizontal attitude and maintains the
course fully automatic.
Flight information and Moving Map
All cockpit instruments of all aircraft show real-time values. Via a simple key
combination you can have the most important flight information data
displayed. Besides speed and altitude it also includes among others the
current flap setting, throttle position and course. The Moving Map will assist
orientation both in the cockpit or in a separate window. "North Up" or
"TrackUp", map zoom and airfield markings simplify orientation.
Head tracking support
The aerofly FS simulator supports TrackIR, which is one of the most widely
available head tracking system for PCs. With the infrared transmitter on the
monitor and the reflectors on a baseball cap you can control the camera view
in the direction left/right or up/down. If you move with your head toward the
monitor, the image is zoomed in. Move away a little, the view is increased
again. The aerofly FS is compatible with the hardware of the TrackIR4 and
With the touch of a button you can switch between different camera views on
each of the planes. Sit in the pilot or co-pilot seat or even in the rear of the
Cessna. Or watch the flight in follow mode. In cockpit view you can also
make a quick panoramic view or a long lasting camera pan to the side or up
From beginner to expert
A flight simulator for all! True to this motto, you can adjust the degree of
simulation realism on the aerofly FS
If the pilot selects the "expert" mode he will enjoy the full benefit of the unique
flight physics and has full control over all rudder functions. Flying in
"beginner" mode the aerofly FS assists by stabilizing the rudder, easing the
stall characteristics and reducing the rudder effect.
A key issue for the developers of aerofly FS is documented by the
impressively animated instruments. All basic instruments (speed, altitude,
heading, climbing, artificial horizon, turn indicator) show the real values just
as type-specific instruments (rpm, g-meter, vario and more) and are fully
functional, of course. This allows both visual and instrument flight training.
The perfect appearance
The endless details of the aircraft in aerofly FS will inspire you. Take a look at
the perfectly replicated finish of the F18, the weathering marks on the
Sopwith, or the little paint chips on the Pitts, the interior of the Cessna, the
glider cockpit, the retractable engine of the Discus bM, the landing gear of
the F-18 and many other details.
All aerofly FS aircraft are designed with extreme detailing.