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FSX Keyboard Controls – Microsoft Flight Simulator X PC

Simulator – FSX Keyboard Controls

Pause P or BREAK
Full Screen Mode ALT + ENTER
Menus (display/hide) ALT
ATC Menu (display/hide) ACCENT or SCROLL LOCK
Kneeboard (display/hide) SHIFT + F10
Sound (on/off) Q
Reset Current Flight CTRL + ;
Save Flight ;
Exit Flight Simulator CTRL + C
Exit Flight Simulator Immediately CTRL + BREAK
Joystick (on/off) CTRL + K
Cycle Coordinates/Frame Rate SHIFT + Z
Select Item 1 1
Select Item 2 2
SelectItem 3 3
Select Item 4 4
Select Time Compression R
Drop Objects SHIFT + D
Fuel Truck (request) SHIFT + F
Aircraft Labels (display/hide) CTRL + SHIFT + L
Flying Tips (display/hide) CTRL + SHIFT + X
Increase Selection =
Increase Selection Slightly SHIFT + =
Decrease Selection Slightly SHIFT + –
Decrease Selection
Capture Screenshot V
Jetway (attach/detach) CTRL + J
End Flight ESC

Control Surface – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all Microsoft Flight Simulator X, FSX Keyboard Controls, PC Control Surface Commands

Ailerons (bank left) Num Pad 4
Ailerons (bank right) Num Pad 6
AileronTrim (left) CTRL + Num Pad 4
Aileron Trim (right) CTRL + Num Pad 6
Rudder (yaw left) Num Pad 0
Rudder(yaw right) Num Pad ENTER
Rudder Trim (left) CTRL + Num Pad 0
Rudder Trim (right) CTRL + Num Pad ENTER
Center Ailerons and Rudder Num Pad 5
Pitch Down (elevator) Num Pad 8
Pitch Up (elevator) Num Pad 2
Elevator Trim Down Num Pad 7
Elevator Trim Up Num Pad 1
Flaps (retract fully) F5
Flaps(retract incrementally) F6
Flaps (extend incrementally) F7
Flaps (extend fully) F8
Extend/Retract Spoilers/Airbrakes /
Arm Spoilers SHIFT + /
Water Rudder Up/Down CTRL + W

Engine – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the PC Engine Commands

Select Engine E + engine number (1-4)
Select All Engines E + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
Engine Autostart CTRL + E
Throttle (cut) F1
Reverse Thrust (turboprops/jets) F2 (hold)
Throttle (decrease) F2 or Num Pad 3
Throttle(increase) F3 or Num Pad 9
Throttle (full) F4
Propeller (low RPM) CTRL + F1
Propeller (decrease RPM) CTRL + F2
Propeller(increase RPM) CTRL + F3
Propeller (high RPM) CTRL + F4
Mixture (idle cutoff) CTRL + SHIFT + F1
Mixture(lean quickly) CTRL + SHIFT + F2
Mixture (enrich) CTRL + SHIFT + F3
Mixture (full rich) CTRL + SHIFT + F4
Carb Heat/Engine Anti-ice ((on/off)) H
Magnetos (select) M
Master Battery/Alternator (select) SHIFT + M
Jet Starter (select) J
Helicopter Rotor Clutch ((on/off)) SHIFT + .
HelicopterRotorGovernor ((on/off)) SHIFT + ,
Helicopter Rotor Brake ((on/off)) SHIFT + B
Increase Selection =
Increase Selection Slightly SHIFT + =
Decrease Selection Slightly SHIFT + –
Decrease Selection

General Aircraft – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the General Aircraft

Brake (set parking) CTRL + .
Pushback (start/stop) SHIFT + P + press 1 or 2 to turn tail right / left
Brakes (apply/release) .
Brakes(apply left brake) Num Pad +
Brakes (apply right brake) Num Pad –
Landing Gear (extend/retract) G
Tail wheel (lock/unlock) SHIFT + G
Landing Gear (extend manually) CTRL + G
Fuel Dump (on/off) CTRL + SHIFT + D
Subpanels (display/hide) SHIFT + 1 through 9
Smoke System ((on/off)) I
Cowl Flaps (open incrementally) CTRL + SHIFT + V
Cowl Flaps (close incrementally) CTRL + SHIFT + C
Tow Plane (call) CTRL + SHIFT + Y
Tow Rope (release) SHIFT + Y
Doors (select) SHIFT + E

Light – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the PC Light Commands

Lights – all (on/off) L
Strobe Lights (on/off) O
Panel Lights (on/off) SHIFT + L
Landing Lights (on/off) CTRL + L
Landing Light (tilt down) CTRL + SHIFT + Num Pad 2
LandingLight (tilt left) CTRL + SHIFT + Num Pad 4
Landing Light (tilt right) CTRL + SHIFT + Num Pad 6
Landing Light (tilt up) CTRL + SHIFT + Num Pad 8
LandingLight (center) CTRL + SHIFT + Num Pad 5

Radio – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the PC Radio Commands

ATC Window (display/hide) ` (accent) or SCROLL LOCK
VOR 1 Ident (on/off) CTRL + 1
VOR 2 Ident (on/off) CTRL + 2
MKR Ident (on/off) CTRL + 3
DME Ident (on/off) CTRL + 4
ADF Ident (on/off) CTRL + 5
Standby Frequency (swap) X
COM Radio (select) C
NAV Radio (select) N
OBS indicator (select) SHIFT + V
ADF (select) CTRL+SHIFT + A
DME (select) F
Transponder (select) T
Increase Selection =
Increase Selection Slightly SHIFT + =
Decrease Selection Slightly SHIFT + –
Decrease Selection

Autopilot – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the PC Autopilot Commands

Master (on/off) Z
Flight Director (on/off) CTRL + F
Wing Leveler (on/off) CTRL + V
Yaw Damper (on/off) CTRL + D
Altitude Hold (on/off) CTRL + Z
Altitude Bug (select) CTRL + SHIFT + Z
Heading Hold (on/off) CTRL + H
Heading Bug (select) CTRL + SHIFT + H
Airspeed Hold (on/off) CTRL + R
Mach Hold (on/off) CTRL + M
Autothrottle (arm) SHIFT + R
Autothrottle engage (TOGA) CTRL + SHIFT + G
Nav 1 Hold (on/off) CTRL + N
Approach Mode (on/off) CTRL + A
Back Course Mode (on/off) CTRL + B
Localizer Hold (on/off) CTRL + O
Attitude Hold (on/off) CTRL + T
Increase Selection =
Increase Selection Slightly SHIFT + =
Decrease Selection Slightly SHIFT + –
Decrease Selection

Instrument – FSX Keyboard Controls

These are all the PC Instrument Commands

Heading Indicator (reset) D
Altimeter (reset) B
Pitot Heat (on/off) SHIFT + H
Increase Selection =
Increase Selection Slightly SHIFT + =
Decrease Selection Slightly SHIFT + –
Decrease Selection

View – Microsoft Flight Simulator X PC Controls

These are all the PC View Commands

2-D Cockpit (cycle panels) W
Snap to Panel View SHIFT + Num Pad 0
View (next category) S
View (previous category) SHIFT + S
View(next view in category) A
View (previous view in category) SHIFT + A
View (previous view toggle) CTRL + S
View(default zoom) BACKSPACE
Look (snap) Num Pad
Look (pan) Hat switch or thumbstick
Look(reset to forward view) SHIFT + Num Pad DEL
Look Using Mouse (on) Hold SPACEBAR
Look Using Mouse (on/off) SHIFT + O
View (open new window) [
View(close selected window) ]
View (open new top-down window) SHIFT + ]
Virtual Cockpit F9
2-D Cockpit F10
Locked Spot View F11
Top-Down View F12
2-D Panel Transparency CTRL + SHIFT + T (+ or -)
Window (bring selected to front) ‘ (Apostrophe)
Zoom In =
Zoom Out (Hyphen)
View (next window) CTRL + TAB
View (previous window) CTRL + SHIFT + TAB
Eyepoint (move back) CTRL + ENTER
Eyepoint (move down) SHIFT + BACKSPACE
Eyepoint(move forward) CTRL + BACKSPACE
Eyepoint (move left) CTRL + SHIFT + BACKSPACE
Eyepoint (move right) CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER
Eyepoint(move up) SHIFT + ENTER
Eyepoint (reset) CTRL + SPACE

Slew – Microsoft Flight Simulator X PC Controls

These are all the PC Slew Commands

Slew Mode (on/off) Y
Heading North/Attitude Level CTRL + SPACEBAR
Freeze All Movement Num Pad 5
Slew Forward Num Pad 8
Slew Backward Num Pad 2
SlewLeft Num Pad 4
Slew Right Num Pad 6
Slew Up Slowly Q or F3
SlewUp Quickly F4
Slew Down Slowly A
Slew Down Quickly F1
Freeze Vertical Movement F2
Rotate Left Num Pad 1
Rotate Right Num Pad 3
Pitch Nose Up 9
Pitch Nose Up Quickly F5
PitchNose Down F7 or 0
Pitch Nose Down Quickly F8
Freeze Pitch F6
Bank Left Num Pad 7
Bank Right Num Pad 9

Mission – Microsoft Flight Simulator X PC Controls

These are all the PC Mission Commands

Compass/Pointer (on/off) U
Compass Objective (next) K
Compass Objective (previous) SHIFT + K

Multiplayer – Microsoft Flight Simulator X PC Controls

These are all the PC Multiplayer Commands

Chat Window (display/hide) CTRL + SHIFT + ]
Chat Window (make active) ENTER
Voice (start transmit) Caps Lock
Voice (stop transmit) ^Caps Lock
Voice(start transmit to all) SHIFT + Caps Lock
Voice (stop transmit to all) ^SHIFT + Caps Lock
Transfer/Accept Control SHIFT + T
Follow Other Player CTRL + SHIFT + F

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