Computer

MSI Z170A Gaming G5, Intel i7-6700K OC 4.5Ghz, Corsair H60, Corsair 2x8GB DDR4 RAM 3200Mhz, MSI Gaming X GTX 1080, 500GB SSD, Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black Case.

Flight Simulator

Laminar Research's X-Plane 11 flight simulator is more powerful and usable than ever before. Stunning, stable, and smooth performance. Join this thriving community too.

Flight Controls

Saitek's (discontinued) Flight Sim Yoke, Rudder Pedals, TPM system, Radio Panel, and Trim Wheel offer realistic and durable flight controls. I use SPAD.neXt to configure these devices.

Aircraft

I fly the stock Cessna Skyhawk in X-Plane 11 together with the Reality Expansion Pack by Simcoders, providing realistic flight performance, engine behavior, system failures, aircraft maintenance, and much more.

Looking

TrackIR transposes your physical head movements during flight onto X-Plane's virtual head/view movements. I use the free X-Camera plugin for tweaking.

Head shake effects

XPRealistic Pro adds realistic head movement effects to the virtual cockpit, making each flight come to life with complex bumps, gentle shakes and G-forces.

Scenery

G2xpl provides the option to download satellite imagery of any world region into X-Plane 11, underlying free custom airports. Great for authentic VFR flying.

Weather

xEnviro adds a sophisticated weather engine, cloud textures, and sky effects to X-Plane 11. Perfect for practicing VFR flying and weather planning.

ATC

PilotEdge provides live, online ATC coverage by professional controllers for the South California region of the US in flight simulator. MUST HAVE.

Headset

Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 provides superior audio and voice recording quality. I also use the IP-Y02 splitter cable to connect two headsets to the same jacket.

Air Traffic

PilotEdge only offers real-world ATC for flight simulator (see previous), you'll also the airplanes of others flying on the network. Plus, PilotEdge crowds the airspace with countless artificial airplanes to keep things engaging all the time.

Flight Bag

Lastly, I use the Pilot Pro logbook app (logbook), the ForeFlight on iPad for my aviation charts and flight planning (synced on stream using OBS and Airserver).