Cessna 172

A favorite among flight schools and general aviation pilots worldwide.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Included by default: Yes



Included by default: Yes


Hardware to consider

  • Flight Sim Stuff sells throttle quadrants and trim wheels modeled closely after the C172

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Arjun Shah.
I am a US-based Gold Seal Flight Instructor with over 600 hours of dual instruction given. I have years of experience flying in complex airspace while teaching brand new students how to fly, including significant G1000 glass cockpit experience.
Private Pilot, Instrument, Tech Support
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
I retired from American Airlines as an A320 Captain with 15000 hours of flying experience and over 2000 hours of instructing. I’m passionate about the future of aviation instruction using desktop simulators to dramatically reduce cost, enhance safety and broaden exposure to different operational scenarios and equipment.
Private Pilot, Instrument, Airliners, Gliders, Multi-Engine
X-Plane, Condor
Canadair CRJ, Boeing 737, Airbus A320, Cessna Citation 550. Experimental Aircraft Authorizations in Mig-15/17, L-29, L-39 and T-33.
Happy to have been a part of Flight Sim Coach for nearly two years! I have been an FAA flight instructor since 2015, a Master CFI since 2021, and have taught private, instrument, commercial, and multi-engine students. I have been using home flight simulation for my own training and to teach others since 2008, and I am proficient with technical support and software/hardware setup on a variety of platforms.
FAA CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, IGI, ATP, SAFE Master CFI (through March 2025)
Private Pilot, Instrument, Airliners, Sim Enthusiasts, Tech Support
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS), Prepar3D, DCS World
CL-65 (CRJ)
I am a US-based FAA-certified flight instructor with over 30 years of experience in general aviation airplanes, gliders, and simulators. Whether it’s just simulating a takeoff and landing or practicing the intricate dance between ATC, you, an approach flown to minimums with a G1000 avionics suite, and an EFB, I enjoy being a part of the outcome as much as the pilot in training!
FAA CFI, CFII, MEI, CFIG, ATP, AGI/IGI, Commercial (Glider)
Private Pilot, Instrument, Gliders, Multi-Engine
Cessna Citation CE-500
I’m a current Chief Pilot for a Canadian corporate flight department operating the TBM930, Citation M2, and Citation CJ4. I have been instructing for nearly 15 years, and continue to flight instruct in my spare time.
Canadian Class 2 ME FI, IRI, ATPL
Canada ops, Sim Enthusiasts, Multi-Engine, Cirrus, Corporate Jets
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
C550 • C560 • C25C (Citation CJ4) • C25CS (Citation CJ4 Single Pilot) • C525 (Citation M2) • C525S (Citation M2 Single Pilot) • TBM AND ARJ146 (BAE146/Avro RJ Series)
My aviation interest started when my parents bought me Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 when I was a child. I started training towards my PPL at the age of 13, went solo at 16 and qualified as a private pilot at 18. I trained for my FAA ratings and stayed in Florida teaching EASA and FAA students until 2018 when I decided to move back to the UK for an airline job.
EASA FI(A), FATPL | FAA CFI, CFII, Commercial (Single/Multi)
Airliners, UK/European ops, Sim Enthusiasts, Multi-Engine
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
Boeing 737 300-900
UK-based instrument-rated flight instructor with extensive experience in Europe and the US. I thrive on the variety that flight instruction offers, from taking those up for their first flight, through the PPL training course and subsequently on to IFR airways procedures.
UK FI/IR, Commercial | FAA Private Pilot & Instrument
Private Pilot, Instrument, UK/European ops
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
I’ve been in love with aviation for as long as I can remember. One of my first memories in aviation was receiving Microsoft Flight Simulator 1995. Flying and flight simulators have been a continuing part of my life both as a hobby and professionally.
Private Pilot, Instrument, Sim Enthusiasts, Tech Support
X-Plane, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS)
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