Outstanding. I am currently training for my PPL, already past solo. When I first started, this A2A Cessna 172 helped me so much. It is very similar to the real cessna I train in. With this A2A Cessna 172, I learned how to use the autopilot, Garmin gps as it was very very similar to the one in the plane I train in, learned flows, learned VOR Navigations so well to the point that I am flying VOR Approaches as a Student pilot and flying around only using VOR with GPS off, and so much more. Learned it on the sim, and not in the air for $190 an hour plus $75 for the instructor. Saved me real money. Thank you. I plan to get my high performance, and the 182 you guys have is exactly like the one I plan to rent. I cannot wait to purchase that and learn it here on the sim then be proficient as soon as I step into the aircraft for the first time.
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Why so long to get a download, you ask. Two or three reasons, all good ones. First, most developers are not too keen on being on the receiving end of a critical review should a bug or two sneak through the beta team and fall in the hands of a reviewer before that crack team has time to correct it. This is usually a week or two to see how well the new product is being received around the world.
I will tell you up front, that if you knew what W.R. and I already know about this one, you would stop right here, right now, and order your copy then come back and complete your reading of the review. This might be the only good thing about having a slow download connection. You can read while you wait.
This is the next best thing to owning a real Cessna 182 Skylane. Once you select your particular livery or repaint there seems to be truer since of ownership than just calling up an add on from the selection list. There are dozens of new repaints available for download at the A2A C182 Skylane forum site or you can make your own. I took the shortcut and just changed the registration number to one of my liking.
As with any given Cessna model, but especially the Skylane, there is a flying club or two just waiting for you to join and tell your story. The internet is loaded with enough downloadable information about Skylanes to fill that new 2-terabyte data drive you got for Christmas.
Unless you just absolutely must have a real world airplane flight manual, which are available for free download with a good search, I believe everything I would expect , and more, is included in the original download.
A2A has adopted the quick update method of posting patches, fixes, and updates at their forum for owners to download. The obvious benefit to us users is the quick turnaround should something require a fix, but more importantly, A2A keeps adding new and interesting features to all their models.
The number and quality of repaints available for download for this C182T Skylane is gaining momentum. Some of stunning, some interesting, and some are just outright gaudy, but there is no doubt that some outstanding talents are at work this very minute on the next repaint.
I'm sure the flight sim community will be excited to hear that there may be a steady stream of continued upgrades and improvements to not only the new Skylane but also the Cherokee and C172 Trainer. I will certainly be checking the forum often to see if the big tires and floats are ready for download. 2b1af7f3a8