If you are still using just your computers keyboard to fly airplanes in your favorite flight sim, then you should really think about getting a flight yoke. This will enhance your flying experience so much, you will never want to fly without your new flight simulator yoke again.
Today you can find lot’s of different flight simulator hardware to enhance your flying experience, hardware such as rudder pedals, various cockpit instruments and panels, headsets or even special chairs. You can set up a complete cockpit at home for the most realistic flight experience, but if you don’t have the money for that, I would suggest you get at least a flight simulator yoke.
What is a flight yoke? Well, it looks a bit like a steering wheel and its used to control the plane and will give you a much more realistic feel for the airplanes controls then using a keyboard. Instead of pushing the correct button on the keyboard, you just push or pull the yoke to bring the plane down or up, or you turn it to the sides and the plane will turn to the side. On top of that most yokes come with a number of buttons that you can set up to control whatever you like.
Watch the video above, it provides valuable info, how you should choose your flight simulator yoke. When people ask me, if they should choose a flight yoke or a joystick, I tend to recommend them to get both. Why?
Because a yoke is not good for every airplane. Some planes use flight sticks, some use yokes. So it depends, which airplanes you usually prefer to fly. Smaller aircrafts like a Cessna and the big Boeing passenger jets are using yokes, while Airbus passenger planes and most military jets are using the flight stick, which is more similar to a computer joystick.
To help you find the better quality flight simulator yokes and joysticks I have listed them below. I personally really like CH products because of their very good quality, that’s why I use the CH Flight Simulator Yoke. But all the others listed are very good as well. Check them out: