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Professional Software


ELITE v8.6 Min­i­mum Sys­tem Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7, (32 or 64 bit)
  • 1.0 GHz (or faster) Intel or AMD Processor
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 128 MB or better NVIDIA-brand OpenGL accelerated graphics card (Two Port Video Card for Multiple monitors option–Instrument Panel monitor & Instructor station monitor)
  • At least one free USB port for connecting USB hardware; a USB hub may be required to connect multiple USB devices
  • One free Serial port for connecting older-style serial hardware (if needed)
  • Keyboard/Mouse or similar pointing device

** NOTE: ELITE soft­ware is not com­pat­i­ble with Win­dows 8 oper­at­ing sys­tems. We are test­ing the soft­ware for Win­dows 10 com­pat­i­bil­ity but it is NOT com­pat­i­ble with Win­dows 10 at this time.

ELITE does NOT guar­an­tee com­pat­i­bil­ity with every com­puter sys­tem, even if spec­i­fi­ca­tions are fol­lowed. For this rea­son, we highly rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing your flight sim­u­la­tor com­puter through ELITE to ensure it is built to accom­mo­date ELITE soft­ware require­ments and com­pat­i­bil­ity. Please con­tact an ELITE Sim­u­la­tion Solu­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tive for more information.

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Professional version of ELITE software is necessary to log FAA Approved Flying Credits*

*You must have the additional hardware components required by the FAA approval guide for qualification of FAA approved Basic Aviation Training Device. This software alone does not qualify a device for logging credits.


ELITE version 8.6 is the most recent edition of our family of professional-grade flight simulation software, allowing pilots of all levels of experience to exercise their flying skills using the power of the personal computer for over two decades. With flight dynamics and aircraft functionality crafted to the highest fidelity, owners of the ELITE software can do anything from complete startup and shutdown procedures, fly different patterns or approaches, practice with normal or abnormal situations, or maintain proficiency, in a completely controllable virtual environment with 2011 navigational data.


Premium includes:
Beech Bonanza A36
Beech Baron 58
Cessna 172R
Cessna 182S
Cessna 182RG
Mooney M20J
Piper Archer III
Piper Arrow IV
Piper Seneca III
Socata TB10
Socata TB20
King Air B200 (King Air Quadrant Required)
McDonnell Douglas MD-81

Jet includes:
McDonnell Douglas MD-81

ELITE Features:

Fully functional GNS 430 WAAS simulation with 2011 data cycle (430 control module required)
Includes US and Canada navigational database, Updates Available
Includes US GenView™ Visual Database (addons available for Europe and Central/South America)
Adjustable view instrument panel
Downloadable METAR reports and real-time weather
High-resolution, accurately detailed instrument panels
Advanced Dynamic Weather Modeling
Trimble 2000 Approach Plus GPS
Apollo GX Series GPS
International GPS database
Moving Map display
Fully modifiable NAV Data
Hot Plates approach chart viewer
Multi-instructor monitor capability
Bendix/King Silver Crown and Silver Crown Plus Avionics
INOP instrument covers and malfunction/failure replication
FAA flight information publications
Premium also features:
Switchable ADF/RMI and DG/HSI
Bendix/King EFS-40 EHSI and EADI

Garmin GNS 430
**ELITE GNS 430 WAAS Control Module Required to Operate GNS 430 WAAS on screen display**
Developed in conjunction with RealityXP, our in-depth GNS 430 WAAS simulation emulates all of the real-life functions of the GNS 430 when used with our ELITE 430 module. Now you to learn, practice and brush up your GNS 430 skills in your own home or office without those tiring videos or boring training books, and you don’t have to pull your airplane out of the hangar; thus saving fuel, time and money. Version 8.6 includes 2011 data cycle, updates to the GPS data are available here.

Bendix/King Silver Crown Plus™ Avionics
This highly popular Bendix/King radio stack offers the latest in convenience and advanced features. The NAV/COMs alone have integrated elapsed timers, CDI/OBS, and the ability to store a myriad of frequencies! The Silver Crown Plus™ is a new stack for a new generation.

Enhanced INOP Instrument Presentation
Partial panel work has never been more realistic! The Instrument INOP feature allows you to place a virtual instrument cover on a selected instrument or instruments. The covers are similar in appearance to the familiar rubber suction cup covers used for partial panel practice in traditional instrument training. The covers can be used independent of, or in conjunction with, specific malfunctions as desired.

McDonnell Douglas MD-81
ELITE was the first to introduce a professional PC-based airliner class simulation software. Greatly refined since its original development, one of the most widely-used families of jet aircraft, the MD-80, is now part of the mainstream ELITE fleet.
Our Jet features:
Navigation data featuring jet routes and victor airways
Digital Flight Guidance System
Thrust Rate Indicator
Engine Pressure Ratio (EPR)
Autothrottle and Autoland
Cockpit voice warning annunciators
Cross-bar or V-bar flight director
Full asynchronous and reverse thrust

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in