Does any one know of a flight simulator that could be useful in improving navigational and R.T. skills for a trainee pilot who intends to obtain a Private Pilots Licence, also what kind of Joystick would be appropriate?
I quite often fly one of the Microsoft simulators and they are great, particularly for navigation practice using they various NDB and VOR becons, you can make it as easy or as difficult as you like.
R.T though is a completely different ball game. The only way to practice that is in real time. I used to be an instructor in comms in the RN and believe me, it takes a lot of practice to get it right, so find yourself an expert in aviation communication procedure to give the necessary practice.