aerofly FS

Developer: IPACS

Current Version: 1.3.3

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 15.4 GB - Download


*** Please Check System Requirements Prior to Purchasing ***
*** aerofly FS does not run on the MacBook Air models from 2012 or earlier ***

Fulfill your dream of flying with aerofly FS!


aerofly FS lets you enter the world of flying in a quality never seen before. aerofly FS sets a high value on realistic flight physics, highly detailed aircraft and terrain and smooth frame rates. At the same time, aerofly FS features an intuitive user interface and requires virtually no training time.

The highly detailed aircraft and ultra realistic flight physics give you a stunning level of realism. Take your seat in the cockpit and enjoy flying over the beautiful scenery of Switzerland with its fantastic mountains. Choose the comfortable Robin DR-400 for sightseeing, use the Discus glider to climb in thermals or practice your aerobatic skills in high performance aircraft like the Extra 330. Experience the thrill of speed flying the F-18 low-level through deep valleys and over the highest peaks of the Swiss alps.


• Highly detailed aircraft with animated instruments
• Ultra realistic flight physics
• High resolution aerial photos of Switzerland with a resolution of up to 3 feet
• Intuitive user interface, use either a joystick, gamepad, mouse or keyboard to fly
• Interactive flight challenges for beginners as well as experts
• Sophisticated simulation of wind and thermals with graphic wind field display
• Display terrain features like mountains, lakes and cities for easy navigation


Controlling the Aircraft:
All aircraft can be flown using the mouse and keyboard only. For the best experience, we recommend using a joystick.

IMPORTANT, the following graphic cards are NOT supported:
The Intel integrated graphic cards GMA 950 and GMA X3100

Supported graphic cards:
NVIDIA GeForce 9600, 320M, 330M or faster with 512 MB or more
ATI Radeon HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750, HD 5770, HD 5870, HD 6750 or faster with 512 MB or more
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB (on Mac OS X Lion and with reduced graphic settings)

Do not use the High setting for the texture quality within aerofly FS if your 3D card has only 512 MB or less

The download size is very large and will take several hours to complete!


Release Notes:

- This update offers better fullscreen support for OS X El Capitain
- Better support for Retina Displays
- Fixed a rare bug when doing a long flight
- Minor performance improvements
- This update now consumes less space on your Mac


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.5
Review by slallen51

Beautiful Looking Flight Sim - The graphics are really nice! The models are highly detailed and the shaders they use are nice as well. Seriously awesome realism from a aircraft graphics standpoint. I've been flying this for a couple of weeks now and have had no problems. If I had any gripes it would be the a limited flying space. Also, the frame rate drops a little when cumulus clouds are enabled making for some chop. There is lack of variation in aircraft as well. Admitedly I'm really not into civil aviation. The F/A-18 is a blast to fly in the mountains and the Sopwith Camel is a kick too. However, I would like to see some old warbids from WWII and Korea. It compares to X-Plane in some ways(I have X-Plane 10). I feel X-Plane probably has the more realistic flying dynamics and without a doubt has greater variety in aircraft, where as AFFS has the better visual punch. My machine is a 2.4 GHz 8 core Mac Pro with 14 GB of memory running Lion. For a video card I have an ATI Radeon HD 5770.

Found helpful by 22 out of 23 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by C+10

Does NOT work!!!! - my computer exceeds the requirements but the game just won't work. since the very first moment i opened the application i got a "warning" FPS too low. i'm running Lion 10.7.3, i have an Intel Core i7 2.7 GHz processor and 8GB of ram. my HD is about 10% full. please fix or give me my money back!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNTILL PROBLEM IS FIXED!!!!

Found helpful by 43 out of 56 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.3
Review by WonderingWhyOF

Really??? - I bought this in 2012 when my mac was still supported only to find out its not anymore, even though it was running perfectly fine before the update. This is really crummy of IPACS, they really should either make it work with 2012 macs or reimburse me for the entirety of the game’s cost. Really really upset.

Found helpful by 5 out of 9 people
Version 1.3.3
Review by Eddie Astro

Flight Sim for the rest of us - If you want to practice your instrument procedures, land on aircraft carriers, fly large passenger jets, control every knob and dial as on the real aircraft, then this simulator is not for you. This simulator is for those who appreciate the JOY of flying a small plane under VFR (visual flight rules) conditions. Part of the joy comes from enjoying the scenery, and here this app really shines. The scenery is simply STUNNING. Instead of trying to implement the whole world, the developers restricted the world of this simulator to just Switzerland, one of the most scenic countries in the world, with snow capped peaks, verdant valleys, rivers, and lakes. There is also a fair number of 3D structures close to the airports to bolster your enjoyment of the program during takeoffs and landings. Plenty of trees all over the place (well… not over the tree line)! Although I am not a pilot, other reviewers have stated that the flight models are well implemented. Still, the planes are easy to fly (the ones I tried - have not tried the F-18 fighter or the acrobatic planes). The high resolution scenery makes it easier to land a plane as you can see the runway from further out, so you can line up earlier and then just make small corrections as you get closer. The planes do not have working radios and navigation instruments, but everything else is there. In addition, the program features a moving map display to help with navigation. It also displays the direction and distance to the two nearest airports. The planes feature an autopilot that not only can hold altitude and heading, but can also attain new preset headings and altitudes. The simulator is preset to a certain time and date, meaning you cannot change seasons or time of day. You cannot fly at night, but then again, you would miss all that gorgeous scenery! Also, you would probably crash into one of those numerous Swiss mountains. There is no rain or snow (although there is snow on the mountain tops). However, it is NOT all boring blue skies. You can set up the amount of clouds in the sky, and even fly through them (watch out for those mountains!), set fog, and control winds and turbulence, and thermals. Thermals, of course, are critical for the gliders. Not only is the scenery spectacular, but the airplanes are also very detailed, inside and out. There are plenty of views inside and outside the cockpick. When you swich seats in the cockpit, a pilot appears in the left seat (it would look strange to have the pilot’s seat be empty). The external views show the navigation lights and strobes flashing. There is an annoying small smudge of dirt on the left side of my Cessna’s 172’s windscreen - hard to see, but realistic nontheless. Sound is also great - engine, wind noises, landing, change in noise due to flap deployment, etc. The simulator can be controlled with the mouse, but it is easier with a joystick. I am using a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro (~$37) for Windows (works fine on a Mac - just plug it in to a USB port and you are good to go). The simulator has a menu command that brings up a table that lets you configure joystick (and keyboard) buttons to your liking. The program allows to select among 6 airplanes, and from a number of airports in Switzerland for takeoffs or landings. At most airports you select which end of the runway you want to start from. At a large airport such as Zurich you can select from more than one runway. You do always start at the head of the runway. My Mac is from 2010 with an i7 processor and and an ATI graphics card with 1 GIG graphics memory - came that way from the factory. I have Texture Quality, Terrain Mesh and Terrain Texture set to High Quality, everything else set to Medium. With these settings, I get frame rates from 30 to 60, mostly in the 40s and 50s. Keep in mind that movies are 24 fps and and TV is 30 fps. So, everything moves smoothly with no jitter or hesitation. On my Macbook Pro with the 2.5 MHz i7 chip and Nvidia graphics card with 2 GB memory, but with retina display I get similar frame rates, although not so much at the high end (due to the higher resolution display). Bottom line - a superb flight simulator for the Mac “for the rest of us."

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 1.3.3
Review by Apps2Use

Best looking Flight Sim for my older mac - Best looking flight sim for my aging laptop. I will review this copy if ever I finish downloading the time consuming update. I wish the planes weren’t quite so expesive, hopefully the update will offer better deals and will still run on my machine.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people
Version 1.3.3
Review by jacbob-67

Virtual pilot - Updating MacOS to High Sierra killed the application. The video stuttering makes imposible to have a decent flight experience I hope someone will fix this.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people