Originally Posted by chuck75
Over thirty years ago, I had the opportunity to "fly" a real F-15 simulator. Several times, I ended up using the backup "standard" instruments because the heads up display had too much info, and was confusing. The backups told me enough to understand what the heads up was displaying. Glass cockpits are much more common today, down to SEL aircraft. Each technology builds on the previous one. Needed pilot response time becomes much shorter as you transition from simple to complex to jet.
About the same time while at McDonnell Douglas, I had an opportunity at flying a second generation Navy trainer jet simulator. A friend knew one of the engineers in the simulator lab. It was a DEC Vax based simulator, fixed base but had a hydraulic joy stick. If you were nearing a stall, it would shake, wheel hit the runway, it would jerk. After several attempts 2 miles out, I made my first carrier landing.
Since model flying is different than flying the real thing (even real pilots must learn how to fly R/C), I've never bothered comparing model flight to real aircraft experiences.