The Flying Low: X-Plane PDF-e-book Handbooks

This e-book is Book 1 of a three-part series that covers the hardware requirements and proper setup procedure for X-Plane 12 on Windows 11. It is intended to be used as a supplement to the official X-Plane 12 manual.
This e-book covers the installation of scenery in X-Plane 12, including libraries and a slideshow comparisons of default sceneries with corresponding payware or freeware sceneries.
This e-book is the third in the series and provides a guide to installing plug-ins, covering both freeware and payware options available for X-Plane 12.
This book focuses on the practical application of X-Plane. If you need help with setting up, you can find the information in my other books (which are listed above).
To help newcomers to X-Plane, the book includes introductory tutorial flights that provide answers to common questions. The approach is step-by-step, so you can gain a basic understanding and develop your skills.
After completing the fundamental “mission-type” tutorials (created by Laminar Research) and addressing common questions, we move on to an actual flight with full details. This flight covers 187 pages for a two-hour duration. The flight is realistic and practical, and we use any problems that arise during the flight to introduce X-Plane features.
It’s not possible to fly an airliner “seat of the pants” style. The whole point of flying an airliner is to follow a structured approach. However, many people find it challenging to start flying these enormous and complicated machines. Just pushing the throttles forward in an “engines running” state won’t get you far. To help you get started, this e-book is designed to guide you through the process.
The first part of the book is a heavily illustrated, step-by-step tutorial that uses the default Boeing 737-800 that comes with X-Plane. You can use this part with the demo version of X-Plane 12. The second part of the book is a more detailed and heavily illustrated, step-by-step tutorial that uses the freeware ZIBO mod Boeing 737-800.
This book is designed to introduce you to flying the default Airbus A330-300 aircraft in X-Plane 12. It consists of two parts. The first part is a simple flight that will give you a sense of what it’s like to fly this large aircraft. The flight is designed to be simple enough to make you feel comfortable and give you a sense of satisfaction that flying an airliner isn’t as difficult as it may seem. However, it will still be complex enough to give you a good feel for what’s involved, with a focus on programming the MCDU.
In the second part of the book, we’ll dive deeper and execute a complete flight from one airport to another, starting from a cold and dark situation and ending with a controlled descent and a CAT III ILS landing.
Flying-Low: Detailed Construction Plans  for a Flight Simulator Cockpit shell
If you have a knack for woodworking and want to experience the ultimate flight simulation, constructing a full-sized enclosed cockpit can be a great idea. This comprehensive e-book provides technical dimensions for each piece of woodwork required to build the cockpit shell of a Cessna 172. This book covers only the physical construction of a wooden shell to house your computer equipment, and not the computer systems themselves. With the help of the plans provided in the book, you can easily build a magnificent housing for your flightsim computer equipment and enjoy the ultimate static home-simulation experience.
Flying-Low e-book: The X-Plane 11 Handbook
This e-book provides guidance on hardware and the correct setup of X-Plane 11 on Windows 10. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the official manual for X-Plane 11. Please note that this book deals with the previous version of X-Plane and is now considered obsolete. However, the information in it is still relevant and applicable to X-Plane 11, although the hardware recommendations, while still valid, may be outdated.