Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Emergency Training Application

I was playing around with the flight simulator 2020 emergencies, and felt like they are a bit too limited for really training on emergencies.

since IΒ΄m a student pilot in real lifeI would like to practice emergencies in the sim withouth knowing when they will happen, and at the moment it’s only possible to set them in a timer

IΒ΄ve created a C# tool connecting to Microsoft FS2020 through Simconnect.dll to give me more flexibility, where I can either set an altitude range (emergency should start between 200 and 1500 ft for instance) or time range (between 5 and 60 minutes for instance) and it also allows me to check multiple emergencies where my app will pick one of them randomly, so that I don’t know what emergency I will be facing.


I’ve decided to list the app here for free, but if you like it, consider buying me a coffee πŸ™‚


Edit:
Here was the download form, for now I have decided to take down the app, since I have not enough time to spend on it, and despite of 2.5k downloads I did not get enough feedback / help / coffee to keep updating the features.

Maybe I will list it on one of the FS extension sites, let me know which one is good to link it on.



68 Comments

  1. I’d love to get this app but unfortunately I filled out the form three times and did not receive anything so far πŸ™

  2. Hi,
    This has the makings of a great tool. I have some questions though:
    1) Is the altitude setting AGL or MSL?
    2) Can there be a setting to specify how many failures max? Lets say I select 2 engines but I only want one to fail just not know which…
    3) Can you add a third option, time, altitude and AIRSPEED ? (ie I want to set it so that when I reach rotate speed my engine fails for EFATO practice)
    4) Individual component percentage sliders? I want to select both engines, but I am a masochist clearly and I want the chances of the left critical engine failing to be higher. πŸ™‚
    5) Landing gear failures, burst tyres etc?
    6) instrumentation failures? Blocked pitot/static, gyro full or partial failure, partial panel etc.?
    7) Prop governor issues?
    8) stuck 100% throttle as well as loss of throttle?
    9) ability to reset state of failed components via the tool?

    I am sure I could think of lots more given time. πŸ™‚

  3. This plugin is actually great, but it would be nice to be able to have a random failure in random flight/time with real-world probability of failure , because using this plugin I may only choose failure and probability and this is a bit unreal if I know what kind of failure will I have in the future.

    Thank you!

  4. Is it possible to set up so that no emergency occurs sometimes? For example, I’d like something that makes it so there might be an emergency, but it’s not guaranteed, instead of knowing that there’s going to be an emergency. Like a “real life” mode. I understand you want to be able to make it so there is an emergency for sure as well. Consider having two modes like “maybe emergency” or “will be emergency”.

  5. Hi ! Thanks for this app. But the yeloou form returns: ” An error occured when submitting. Please try again later.” Could you, kindly, send me the link ? Thanks in advance

  6. Hi, this is VERY useful. Is it possible to repair the airplane on the ground? I am looking for an app, that provides random failures to certain systems after loading, so that all the pre-flight checks actually make sense. In DCS I used the vanilla features and works pretty well. Thanks for your effort and for the link, if you don’t mind. πŸ™‚
    Cheers!

    1. thanks for the suggestions! i’ll see what I can do on repairing the airplane (if an unrepairable failure has been invoked)

  7. Every time I fill out that form, I get a message that there has been an error when submitting. Could I possibly get an email for the download link? Thanks!

  8. Hi Jake, klaviyo is an email platform just like mail chimp, where I can send updates easily to people using my app.

    It’s being used by 80% of online stores so Im not sure why you are calling it a spamming company, it’s no spamming company and I’m not selling email addresses to anyone, they are just for being able to send you updates on the application.

  9. It’s a shame this needs to be added on to the sim. It should really have been included on release. Thanks for putting in the effort!

  10. I’m currently an apprentice Avionics Tech with a national airliner, if you need any input on system modelling or furthering the addon in terms of scale and variety I’d love to help out! Drop me a line if you feel like collaborating πŸ™‚

  11. Hi Thomas. First of all thank you for creating this. Great concept.

    Would it be possible to extend the functionality to have very low probability of emergencies happening or not happening at all? A lot of us fly jobs in add-ons such as OnAir, FSE, SLC and having a very, very miniscule probability of a failure happening on a flight would add a lot of immersion. On 9/10 of flights everything would go smoothly, but you’d still have that itch at the back of the head that something can happen.

    Also not sure if it’s possible but would you upload this to flightsim.to? It’s a great platform that would allow me to follow your progress, be automatically updated when u release a patch, discuss ideas, etc.

    Kind regards,
    Prolands

    1. Sounds like a great idea we will add it to the app.

      I’ll check flights flightsim.to later, thanks for letting me know.

      1. Thank you very much, that’s also the feature i was about to ask for. I would like to keep it running during every flight to have a low chance that something goes wrong to add some sort of realism to the flights.

        Great project

    1. Hi! you can enter the email form, and will receive a download link, this way you will keep up to date when we release new features!

        1. there should be a yellow form on the page below the screenshot, I’ve added your emailaddress for you. you should receive an email

    1. Hi! you can enter the form, and will receive a download link, this way you will keep up to date when we release new features!

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