Radio Control Model Airplane Club
HowTO – R/C flight simulators
Flight Simulators are very useful to learn the basics with out the crash headache.
Many simulators are available that work with a simple dedicated USB transmitter box or you can buy interconnect cables to adapt to your own R/C transmitter.
Simulators vary in cost and quality from $0 to $ 150.
$0 – ClearviewSE - http://rcflightsim.com/
$130 – Phoenix - http://www.phoenix-sim.com/
These simulators are available for Windows PC machines.
Their are very few sims available for Apple/Mac but they do exist.
Several sims are available for iPad devices.
For controller box I like - Dynam USB rc flight simulator – search in ebay or Amazon – about $25.
Practice, practice and practice.