FS Academy Commander

for Microsoft Flight Simulator
This purchase will earn you 12 Orbs!

Keep your cool in the face of adversity. FS ACADEMY - COMMANDER will arm you with the framework to deal with anything fate throws your way, made by a real airline Captain.

Including emergency landings, system malfunctions, hazardous weather, and more, COMMANDER will present you with challenging and authentic scenarios that will stretch your abilities. Use real-world procedures and techniques to manage a wide range of scenarios that push you to the limit.

Forge a robust failure handling process that enables you to calmly and methodically work through the task at hand, no matter what airplane you are flying, that will stay with you throughout your flying career.

Know what to do when the engine stops turning. Stay in control when your instruments freeze. Survive a dangerous ash cloud encounter. Deal with a landing gear malfunction and then go your own way and make your own decisions, putting everything you have learned to the test.

It’s time to level up and step into the shoes of the Commander. Feel the weight of responsibility from the four stripes on each shoulder.


We start with a bang. Know what to do when the engine stops turning overhead on the Isle of Wight. You will be introduced to failure management and will be shown how to select a suitable landing site. Follow the forced landing procedure to get us down safely.


A freezing sky above the Isle of Man wreaks havoc on your instrumentation and controls. Think outside the box to recover and stay in control before returning to land with limited options. Learn the fundamentals of the pitot and static systems and see how difficult flying becomes without them. Use rudder to control your aircraft after your ailerons succumb to the chill.


Shut down non-essential systems as you desperately stretch out battery life so that you are not plunged into darkness before landing. Come to a decision using a structured failure management system to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.


A jammed landing gear leg necessitates a discontinued approach for troubleshooting in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius. Run through your options before accepting fate and scraping down the runway centreline to a stop.


Step up to the Jetliners and navigate your way out of the international Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in thick fog. Make sure not to take a wrong turn as Air Traffic Control will notice. We will discuss the takeoff procedure as we crawl to the runway in diminished visibility.


Once lined up on Paris CDG runway 27L, we set takeoff thrust and power through the fog up to flying speed. However, all is not well after lift-off as our pitot systems become obstructed, forcing us to employ our Memory Actions to keep us on the rails. Sometimes the most difficult decisions are when everything returns to normal.


Lose an engine high above the Alps and see how our reduced performance forces us lower into thicker air. Complete the authentic engine failure procedure and communicate with the cabin crew and passengers as we drift closer and closer to the alpine landscape below.


A nightly occurrence in the European summer, fight your way between thunderstorms and achieve maximum climb performance to leap clear of the clouds and punch through to the clearer skies above. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you are reminded that not everything is within your control.


A rapidly escalating situation develops onboard in the dead of night. Your engines begin to choke as the realization sets in that you are engulfed in a dangerous cloud of volcanic ash. Run the real procedures to escape the area as you feel the full force of nature against you.


An authentic recreation of US Airways Flight 1549. Based on the official NTSB report, experience for yourself the time-critical decision-making that was required of the crew in the cold January skies above New York. Combined with true-to-life weather, aircraft configuration, passenger loads, cockpit communications, and ATC recordings, this is a fascinating look at the Miracle on the Hudson, but this time you are in the Captain's seat.


A last-minute wind shear alert from our Cessna 208 throws our arrival into Guernsey into jeopardy. Make your own choice of whether you reattempt the approach or conserve fuel and head for your alternate immediately.


Now that the weather has cleared, we depart Jersey to reattempt our arrival in Guernsey. At some point between takeoff and landing a random scenario will be generated, leaving you to deal with the situation alone. Use everything you have learned and roll the dice in this unique experience.

FS ACADEMY - COMMANDER is accompanied by a complete ground school manual, covering a host of topics to boost your background knowledge before you take to the skies.

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US$20.17 | €18,59 | £15.63




This product has been produced by FS Academy. For FS Academy product support, please to go http://www.fsacademy.co.uk/support-commander

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User Guide



You will need Orbx Central to download and install this product. Orbx Central runs on Windows 7+, macOS and Linux. An internet connection is also required.

The download size of this product is 0.95 GB. It uses 1.17 GB when installed.

Supported Simulators

This product is compatible with the following simulators:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Supported Operating Systems

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows