About Flight Simulation

The Aviation Shop was established in 1990 and Karel Zaayman, its owner, is well-known for providing the aviation enthusiast and hobbyist with a variety of superb products, many of which cater for the Virtual Pilot who has discovered the wonderful world of Virtual Aviation and Flight Simulation.

Karel recognised the need to branch out and form Flight Simulation, a division of The Aviation Shop, to support the Virtual Pilots in South Africa by providing them with a one-stop-shop and resources dedicated to Virtual Aviation. Flight Simulation  is your one-stop flightsim pilot shop.

In order to cater for the ever-growing hobby of Virtual Aviation this website details the products that are available for the Virtual Aviation Pilot and some useful hints and tips.


The Virtual Aviation Software used are the various versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator 9 (FS2004), Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Graphsim Entertainment X-Plane 9.

Hardware in the form of Joysticks, Yokes, Pedals, Throttle Quadrants, Instruments, Radio Panels, Headsets etc are the more popular ones manufactured by Saitek, CH Products, Natural Point and Hobby Flight.


Once a month the shop hosts a Virtual Aviation Demonstration Event where the public are welcome to come and experience firsthand the enjoyment of Virtual Flight.

These Demonstrations are conducted in conjunction with
VATSAF,Virtual Air Traffic Simulation South Africa)the South African Division ofVATSIM (Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network).


This link takes you to the calendar of scheduled Virtual Aviation Demonstration at the Aviation Shop.