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Welcome to the official user manual for Real Flight Simulator.

Tutorial videos: www.youtube.com/RORTOS

Contents

1 FLY NOW

Quickly enter the flight simulator

1.1 Plane selection

Choose an airplane from the list on the left.
Change livery (REAL or VIRTUAL) by tapping on the arrows at the sides of the livery name or tap on the livery name to open the complete list.

  • CONFIRM: Proceed to route selection
  • BACK: Back to main menu
  • CREATE LIVERY: Proceed to web page RFS Liveries to download livery templates (needs graphical package supporting .psd file format). Tutorial video instructions: https://youtu.be/FmwjD-TCS4E

1.2 Route Selection

Zoom in or out by pinching the map, smaller airports appear by zooming in more.
Select an airport on the map by tapping on its ICAO code or search it using the ICAO Search button.
Choose takeoff or landing by tapping on the icon to the right of the airport name, tap again to cancel it.

Airports types:

HD Airport - Selection

SD/LD Airport - Selection

  • START FLIGHT: Take control of the airplane
  • RESET: Clear airport selection
  • BACK: Back to airplane selection

2 REAL TIME FLIGHTS

Search for real flights and fly them.
Zoom in or out by pinching the map.
Search for a flight on the map by tapping on an airplane.
Check the flight details in the info box in the bottom right corner.

  • CONFIRM: Go to the aircraft page and select the aircraft livery, then proceed to START FLIGHT
  • BACK: Back to main menu

3 ADVANCED FLIGHT PLANNER

Plan carefully your flight plan and execute it.

3.1 File selection

Choose an existing plan from the list on the left or choose an option from the top bar.

  • NEW: Create a new flight plan
  • DUPLICATE: Create a copy of the selected flight plan
  • EDIT: Edit selected flight plan
  • DELETE: Delete selected flight plan
  • START FLIGHT: Start the selected flight plan
  • BACK: Back to main menu

3.2 Edit/New

GENERAL
  • TITLE: Insert the title of your flight plan
  • DESCRIPTION: Insert the description of your flight plan
  • TAGS: insert any tags of your flight plan separated by a space (example: “Asia Rain Singapore”)
DATE/TIME
  • CUSTOM/REAL: Choose real time or customize any setting
  • DATE: Tap on the date to change it
  • TIME: Move the slider to change it
FLIGHT PLAN
  • See your planned route. Tap on EDIT to create/change your route
  • Select departure and arrival airports
  • Choose DEPARTURE to set the SID procedure (HD airports includes Transitions)
  • Choose ARRIVAL to set the STAR procedure (only HD airports)
  • Choose APPROACH to set the landing runway
  • BACK: to ignore changes
  • CONFIRM: to set your flight plan
AIRCRAFT: View the airplane you have selected
  • CHANGE: change your airplane
  • FUEL: Move the slider to change quantity
  • PASSENGERS: Move the slider to change quantity
  • CARGO: Move the slider to change quantity
METAR - DEPARTURE: Sets your departure weather
  • CUSTOM: move sliders to change weather settings
  • REAL: real weather conditions
  • RANDOM: random weather conditions
METAR - ARRIVAL: Sets your arrival weather
  • CUSTOM: move sliders to change weather settings
  • REAL: real weather conditions
  • RANDOM: random weather conditions

4 MULTIPLAYER

Real time Multiplayer

Choose an available server from the list and JOIN, then choose an airplane and CONFIRM.

Zoom in/out to see where other pilots are flying, tap on any airplane to see pilot details. Set your flight plan and START FLIGHT.

5 OTHER OPTIONS

5.1 RESUME LAST ACTIVITY

You can use this button to quickly resume your last flight where you left it.

5.2 SETTINGS

SYSTEM
  • QUALITY: 3D world detail quality, lower it if you have frame rate or stability problems
  • NATIVE RESOLUTION: Activates device native resolution (Only Android devices). May decrease frame rate performance
  • IN FLIGHT UI: ON=in game UI always displayed; OFF=in game UI appears only when touching the screen
  • CLEAR CACHE: Resets the cache of downloaded data, clear it only when you are having problems with excessive app size or corrupted textures
  • SATELLITE TERRAINS: Turn on/off high definition worldwide satellite terrains
  • SATELLITE HEIGHTMAPS: Turn on/off high definition worldwide heightmaps
  • REAL TIME AIR TRAFFIC: Turn on/off real air traffic presence during activities
  • LOCAL AIR TRAFFIC: Turn on/off local air traffic presence during activities
SOUND
  • MASTER SOUND: Set overall sound volume
  • AIRCRAFT: Set Aircraft Volume
  • EGPWS WARNING: Set volume of EGPWS warnings
  • PILOT MONITORING VOICE: Select pilot monitoring voice
  • ATC COMMS: Set volume of pilot monitoring voice and ATC Radio comms
  • ATC OTHER COMMS: Set volume of other pilots and ATC Radio comms
ACCOUNT
  • SUPPORT: Opens your mail client ready to send a support email
  • PRIVACY POLICY: Check our privacy policy
  • GOOGLE: Login using your Google account
  • FACEBOOK: Login using your Facebook account
  • ID: Your account ID
  • PLAYER'S NAME: The name will be visible to other players. Choose carefully your name, you will be able to change it only once
  • PLAYER'S CALLSIGN: Callsign is used for ATC COMMS and to identify your airplane in multiplayer. Callsign must be 4-6 alphanumeric characters
FAILURES
All failures are global and apply to all airplanes.
  • CUSTOM/RANDOM/OFF: Choose your failures, get surprised by random failures or switch them off
  • Move the failure list up/down to scroll it and see all available failures
  • Move the slider of each failure to set it at the desired frequency or move it all the way to the left to switch it off
CONTROLS
  • SENSITIVITY: Set your control sensitivity, the lower the sensitivity, the smoother the response of the airplane to your movements
  • INPUT TYPE: Choose your device accelerometer or a virtual joystick. Virtual joystick can be activated in any free part of the screen excluding the HUD area
  • INVERT VERTICAL AXIS: Switch to normal or inverted virtual joystick's vertical axis

5.3 LOGBOOK

For each activity
  • REAL DATE: the real calendar date in which the activity has been performed
  • ACTIVITY DATE: the activity date as set by the flight plan
  • AIRCRAFT: the airplane used to fly
  • FROM: Departure airport
  • TO: Arrival airport
  • DURATION: Flight time
  • TOTAL TIME: Total duration of all flights

5.4 GAME MANUAL

Press this button to access this manual.

5.5 RELEASE NOTE

Press this button to read the latest news on the game. Read Release Note Android, iOS.

5.6 ONLINE STATUS

View your online status.

6 SUBSCRIPTION

Real Flight Simulator offers different subscriptions to access all game features.
Please see the comparison table below:

RFS RFS PRO
AIRCRAFT
HD, Custom liveries, 3D cockpit,
working parts, lights
Saab 340
Bombardier CRJ900
Airbus A320-200
All RFS airplanes +
Embraer E190
Cessna 172
BAE Systems 146
Airbus A330-300
Airbus A340-200
Airbus A350-900
Airbus A380-800
Boeing 737-800
Boeing 747-200B
Boeing 767-300
Boeing 777-300
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
… more coming soon
HD AIRPORTS 35 Airports with High res
satellite imagery, lifelike 3D
buildings, taxiways and
detailed procedures
(departure, arrival, approach)
All RFS HD AIRPORTS +
Ground and Air traffic
SD AIRPORTS 500 Airports with Runways,
3D buildings and procedures
(departure and approach)
All RFS SD AIRPORTS +
Local Air traffic
LD AIRPORTS No 14000 Airports with
Runways and procedures
(departure and approach) +
Local Air traffic
MULTIPLAYER No Realtime multiplayer,
fly together with pilots from
all over the world.
ATC - Air Traffic Control No Interactive multi voice ATC
procedures and communications
REAL TIME TRAFFIC No Real time traffic for the 35
largest airports in the world
and their connected
destinations
FLY REAL TIME FLIGHTS No Jump on any available real
time flight and bring it
to destination (or wherever you
want…)
ADVANCED FLIGHT PLANNER No Advanced Flight Plan with
multiple options to
create / edit / duplicate
complex flight plans
SATELLITE TERRAINS No High definition worldwide
satellite terrains (requires
online connection to stream
data)
SATELLITE HEIGHTMAPS No High definition worldwide
heightmaps (requires online
connection to stream data)

7 CHAT

Talk to other pilots to improve your flight experience or exchange information about the sim and any other related questions. Choose desired language from the list on the left.

8 IN FLIGHT USER INTERFACE

  1. A/P - AUTO PILOT
  2. THR - THROTTLE
  3. MASTER CAUTION
  4. GROUND SYSTEMS
  5. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
  6. FLAPS
  7. GEAR - LANDING GEAR
  8. SPOILER
  9. BRAKE - GROUND BRAKE
  10. RUD - RUDDER
  11. Change PANEL INSTRUMENTS
  12. Change CAMERA
  13. Custom PANEL INDICATORS
  14. Planner MAP/FMC
  15. PAUSE
  16. COMMS - COMMUNICATIONS
  17. VDGS - VISUAL DOCKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM



1. A/P - AUTO PILOT

A/P - AUTO PILOT: Tap to open/close the auto pilot panel.
NAV - NAVIGATION: Activates auto pilot navigation. The aircraft follows the flight plan. When NAVIGATION is active, Speed, Heading and Altitude cannot be changed manually..
APP - APPROACH: Activates auto approach. Available only when airplane is within ILS range.
SPD - SPEED: Keep the button pressed and move up/down to set the speed.
HDG - HEADING: Keep the button pressed and move up/down to set the heading.
ALT - ALTITUDE: Keep the button pressed and move up/down to set the altitude.
VS - VERTICAL SPEED: Keep the button pressed and move up/down to set the vertical speed.

2. THR - THROTTLE: Move up/down to set desired engine thrust.


3. MASTER CAUTION: Shows any active alarm. Tap to reset alarms.


4. GROUND SYSTEMS
Available only when on ground.
GROUND POWER UNIT - External power supply. Available only when connected to the passenger boarding bridge.
PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGE - Available only when properly positioned at the gate. Activate it to board/disembark passengers.
PUSHBACK - Available only when stationary, activate it to be pushed back.


5. AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

Tap to open/close the currently selected sub-menu.
Keep the button pressed and move up/down to select a different sub-menu (SYSTEMS, ENGINES, FUEL)).


5.1 SYSTEMS
HUD - switch HUD on/off
WP HUD - switch WayPoints labels on/off
AC HUD - switch other AirCraft labels on/off
COMMS HUD - switch COMMS text on/off
APU - AUXILIARY POWER UNIT: switch APU on/off
ICE - switch deicing on/off
NAV LIGHTS - switch navigation lights on/off
BEACON LIGHTS - switch beacon lights on/off
LANDING LIGHTS - switch landing lights on/off
STROBE LIGHTS - switch strobe lights on/off


5.2 ENGINES
For each engine:
FIRE- Tap once to activate, tap again when ready to use extinguisher, will deactivate automatically after a few seconds if not used.
ENG x N1 xx% - Tap once to start up the engine, ready when green; tap again to switch it off. Displays N1 (Low pressure compressor rotational speed) for each engine.
THR xx% - Move up/down to adjust engines thrust separately.


5.3 FUEL
LEFT TANK - Tap to release fuel
RIGHT TANK - Tap to release fuel
FUEL - Move left/right to move fuel from one tank to the other


6. FLAPS

Keep the button pressed and move up/down to change flaps settings.

7. GEAR - LANDING GEAR

Press to extend/retract the landing gear. Make sure to have an IAS (Indicated Airspeed) below "VLO" (Maximum landing gear operating speed) in order to extend it.

8. SPOILER

Keep the button pressed and move up/down to change spoilers settings.

9. BRAKE - GROUND BRAKE

Tap to switch on/off the ground brake.

10. RUD - RUDDER

Move left/right to operate the rudder.

11. Change PANEL INSTRUMENTS

Tap to switch multiple panel configuration.
Keep the button pressed and move up/down to quickly change the panel.
Press and hold on a single instrument for 1 second and move up/down/left/right to customize it.

12. Change CAMERA

Tap to switch multiple camera views.
Keep the button pressed and move up/down/left/right to quickly choose the desired camera view.

13. Custom PANEL INDICATORS

Keep the indicator pressed and move up/down/left/right to change the indicator type.

14. Flight Plan MAP/FMC

FMC- Flight Management Computer: Open/close FMC panel.
CENTER- Center the map view on your airplane.

FMC panel:

RMV - REMOVE: Select a waypoint from the list and press RMV to remove it.
NXT - NEXT: Select a waypoint from the list and press NXT to make it the next active waypoint.
UP - UP: Select a waypoint from the list and press UP to move it to the up in the list.
DWN - DOWN: Select a waypoint from the list and press DOWN to move it to down in the list.
CLR - CLEAR: Clear all waypoints.
DEP - DEPARTURE: Only departure on HD airport. Press DEP to open the SID list, then choose a SID and press SELECT to activate it.
ARR - ARRIVAL: Only arrival on HD airport. Press ARR to open the STAR list, then choose a STAR and press SELECT to activate it.
APP - APPROACH: Active only if an arrival airport exists in your flight plan. Press APP to open the APPROACH list, then choose an APPROACH and press SELECT, then choose the TRANSITION (only HD airport) and press SELECT to activate it.

15. PAUSE
TAKEOFF / LANDING
Choose any of the options available to quickly perform an activity

DATE / TIME
  • CUSTOM/REAL: Choose real time or customize any setting
  • DATE: Tap on the date to change it
  • TIME: Move the slider to change it

AIRCRAFT
  • FUEL: Move the slider to change quantity
  • PASSENGERS: Move the slider to change quantity
  • CARGO: Move the slider to change quantity

WEATHER
Sets your current weather
  • CUSTOM: move sliders to change weather settings
  • REAL: real weather conditions

FAILURES
All failures are global and apply to all airplanes.
  • CUSTOM/RANDOM/OFF: Choose your failures, get surprised by random failures or switch them off
  • Move the failure list up/down to scroll it and see all available failures
  • Move the slider of each failure to set it at the desired frequency or move it all the way to the left to switch it off

CONTROLS
  • SENSITIVITY: Set your control sensitivity, the lower the sensitivity, the smoother the response of the airplane to your movements
  • INPUT TYPE: Choose your device accelerometer or a virtual joystick. Virtual joystick can be activated in any free part of the screen excluding the HUD area
  • INVERT VERTICAL AXIS: Switch to normal or inverted virtual joystick's vertical axis

CALIBRATE
Tap to calibrate and return to your flight

CONTINUE
Return to your flight

EXIT- Leave the flight
If you Exit you will have access to:
  • EXIT: Back to main menu
  • TRY AGAIN: Restart your flight
  • REWIND: Return to your flight as it was one minute before exiting/crashing
  • REPORT: End of flight report. Will also appear when switching engines off or after connecting PBB (Passenger Boarding Bridge) and switching engines off
  • REPLAY: Look at your replay

16. COMMS - COMMUNICATIONS
16.1 ATC - Air Traffic Control
ATC will allow you to manage communications between your aircraft and different air traffic controllers.
Start by choosing the correct frequencies according to where you are located, then choose actions according to flight procedures. You will also listen to any communication between ATC and other aircraft tuned on the same frequency.
ATIS - Automatic terminal information service. Reports a continuous broadcast of recorded aeronautical information.
GROUND - Used while on the ground.
TOWER - Used while on the runway, takeoff and final landing.
APPROACH - Used after takeoff and during initial landing.
EN ROUTE - Used during flight.
EMERGENCY - Used to manage any aircraft emergency procedure.
- REQUEST NEAREST AIRPORT: make a request for the nearest airport.
- SET PLAN TO NEAREST: set your flight plan to the nearest airport.
- EMERGENCY/URGENCY: to report current situation.

16.2 IN FLIGHT CHAT
  • MAIN CHAT the same chat as the one in the main menu available to all players. Tap on the top left button to change language.

  • MULTIPLAYER CHAT named after the server you have chosen in multiplayer. Tap on the top right button to filter pilots by distance.


  • 17. VDGS - VISUAL DOCKING GUIDANCE SYSTEM

    Available on any HD Airport. Follow map instructions to reach your assigned gate, then reach the parking area following instructions provided by the VDGS. When correctly parked (OK), the PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGE will become available.

    9 AIRCRAFT AND LIVERIES

    Choose an airplane from the list on the left.
    Change livery (REAL or VIRTUAL) by tapping on the arrows at the sides of the livery name or tap on the livery name to open the complete list.

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