Academy of Aviation

Microsoft Flight Simulator vs. IRL

Is It Accurate?

"Let's never do that again." Join Stephen Maltz, Certified Flight Instructor with Academy of Aviation, as he takes Buzzfeed through a real Cessna flight and sees how it compares to Microsoft Flight Simulator.


Buzzfeed's Sylvie B. and our own CFI Stephen Maltz explore the skies, the similiarities - and the differences - of one of the most popular Flight Simulator games on the market today. Scroll below to watch the videos, see some behind-the-scenes photos. Sit back, relax, press Play on the videos below, and let's see how it goes...





CFI Stephen Maltz flies a plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator and compares it to a real airplane!



Can you learn to fly after playing Flight Simulator? Watch as Sylvie B. flies a Cessna with Stephen!



Enjoy some 'Behind the Scenes' photos from the Buzzfeed Studios in Manhattan:



















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