If you want to experience how to fly a Boeing 747 or a Dreamliner, you’ll want to use yoke controls instead of a side pole. Unlike Airbus, Boeing does not adapt to all malarkeys, and this is a fun fact for you, for free. You currently have some PC-compatible computer options, such as the Logitech G Saitek and the Honeycomb, but there’s also a new contender looking to take control of your wings: the Turtle Beach VelocityOne Flight.
The VelocityOne PC will be released "this summer" for PC and Xbox Series X / S. It's a complete yoke control system with quadrant accelerator, but using a yoke handle will offer a you want slightly different to your usual lever and throttle lever duo. However, it adapts quite well to small and commercial aircraft, so it will be a good fit for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Speaking of which, I’d bet VelocityOne’s release will be tied to Microsoft Flight Sim on Xbox consoles on July 27, 2021. So you might be looking forward to the release then.
Yoke steering controls offer a lot of features based on how things look. Some of which will be needed to maneuver the plane (rudder control, brakes, etc.), but others that will simply make life a little easier for the sim flight.
The main attraction of this particular system, however, could end up being the flight management screen, which can be used to help you learn the controls (which could be very useful) or set up your aircraft systems in MS Flight Sim. It sounds pretty neat, but Turtle Beach does notice that some of its features will only be enabled after launch.
There’s also a status indicator panel that lets you get ahead before anything turns on, which can be especially useful if you prefer to fly freely with an outside view of the cockpit camera.
However, at $ 350 is not the cheapest. This is a bit more effective than the comparable Logitech G Saitek configuration and the more expensive Honeycomb. At the very least, you’ll get everything you need to do some serious Flight Sim action. After last year’s brief shortage of joysticks, which now seems to have dwindled, I’m glad to see more options available for frequent travelers.