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MSFS Jumpstart


This course is a high-level introduction to the basics of using MSFS, with a focus on real-world training applications.

Duration: 1 hour

Instructor: Mike Catalfamo, Founder of Flight Sim Coach


  • Getting Started: Learn how to calibrate your flight controls and optimize control sensitivities
  • Graphics: Understand frame rate and the factors that affect it
  • Cockpit Interaction: Learn how to interact with the cockpit (zooming, panning, and radio tuning)
  • Training tools: Introduction to online ATC and aircraft in-air repositioning (slewing)

Other info:

  • Includes lifetime access to a recording of the live class, accessible through the portal
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you’re unsatisfied with the course for any reason, you can request a full refund within 7 days of purchase.


If you’re like many of our students, you recently purchased a flight simulator after hearing how it can aid your flight training and make you a more proficient pilot.

We understand. You’re an aspiring pilot, but perhaps not much of a computer enthusiast or gamer. Maybe you’ve installed Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS), but you’re overwhelmed by basic things like how to interact with cockpit controls and set your views. Or perhaps you’ve also wondered how to optimize your simulator’s performance by tweaking graphics settings.

If so, this class is perfect for you!

Note: This class is focused on the operation of the simulator, not techniques for actually flying the aircraft.

What prior students had to say: 

  • Very helpful explanations and tips. Well presented.
  • I have been using both programs for a little while but I did learn a new trick or two. The presenter seemed knowledgeable about the subject matter.
  • Non-technical language used in the presentation, directly covered some of the specific questions I had. The reference sheets are very useful.
  • Excellent introduction to MSFS.
  • I enjoyed the variety of topics covered.