We have deliberately created different entry pages: One for beginners and casual players and one for professional sim pilots.
Our goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible with this website.
The expectations and needs that an experienced sim pilot and a beginner or casual player have of a virtual flight school like the OFS are very different.
There are many Sim pilots who want to get as close as possible to reality in their hobby. They expect very detailed and correct information. They are willing to learn a lot of theory before they start with the practical exercises. That's how it's done in real flight training: first learn, then fly. There the pilot's life depends on whether he does everything right.
Others are more about fun and thrills. They want to get into the air as fast as possible without a lot of stuff around.
Both is perfectly okay for us!
For this flight school it means a big balancing act. If we offer a lot of information on the entry pages and start with details and technical terms, the experienced pilots will be satisfied at first sight, but beginners may be deterred before they start to deal more closely with it.
However, if at first glance we only offer very superficial and therefore simple courses, experienced pilots may not be interested in taking a closer look at this and participating in the SFO. These pilots, with their experience, are the ones we (and you) need as trainers.
Therefore we have decided on a beginner-friendly layout from the general layout of the website and have divided the courses into three main areas:
The basic courses, in which you primarily learn how to take off and land a special aircraft, fall into the basic line. We try to tailor them to the needs of beginners. They require only the most necessary theory in order to gain initial experience quickly. Sometimes abbreviated procedures and a rather superficial treatment of actually very important topics bring every beginner quickly and unerringly to the respective course goal. In connection with the first weapon course (military airplanes) you should be able to gain first experiences with the game, also on multiplayer servers. All basic flight courses can be completed without prerequisites and without compulsory examinations.
Those who have “liked the taste” after a basic course, want to know more and be able to do more can start an Advanced-Line course. Here more theory is imparted and depending on the course there are final exams or occasionally entry exams! The courses build on each other and so need more support from our coaches.
The Professional Line courses go into depth and are designed to appeal to experienced pilots and virtual squadrons who want to get as close as possible to reality.
(Both can also be accessed via the menu on the right.)