Hey Everyone, Just passed by PPL check ride a couple of weeks ago and going straight into my Instrument training (same instructor) and hope to get it done over the next 6 months or so. Instructor suggested a PC based simulator at home, showed me on his simulator but it is older (Microsoft Flight Sim 2004) to practice approaches at home. I've been doing some research and unless I am missing something, they haven't released an updated version in quite a few years. My research lead me to this, available from PilotMall as a good option, I think... http://www.pilotmall.com/product/CH...e-10/X-Plane?gclid=CK-Mgomti8gCFUc7gQod_v0J-g Comes with the same controls as my instructor has (from 2004), is this a good route to go or does anyone have any better suggestions? Not trying to break the bank on this one. Had my first instrument lesson last week, been reading up on approaches, and even found a Garmin 430 simulator download to get more familiar with it on the ground rather than while in the air (It's actually really helpful). Lucky to have a really good instructor (same as PPL) that's been flying for (ALOT of) years and really enjoys teaching people to fly, not building hours. He has me studying ahead, listening to ATC at home, and looking for a good simulator to practice. The guy is a lot of fun to fly with too, hell of a guy, so I know getting my instrument rating will be a great experience. If anyone has any good advice on the at home sim I would appreciate it, or just any other advice in general.