Flight Simulator X Keyboard Commands

Flight Simulator X Keyboard Commands
The complete list of Keyboard Commands for Flight Simulator X

NOTE: Make sure Num Lock is OFF before using Num Pad commands.

 

SIMULATOR COMMANDS

 
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+; (SEMICOLON)
Save Flight
; (SEMICOLON)
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
Select Item 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
= (EQUAL SIGN)
Increase Selection Slightly
SHIFT+= (EQUAL SIGN)
Decrease Selection Slightly
SHIFT+- (MINUS SIGN)
Decrease Selection
- (MINUS SIGN)
Capture Screenshot
V
Jetway (attach/detach)
CTRL+J
End Flight
ESC
 

CONTROL SURFACE COMMANDS  

 
Ailerons (bank left)   Num Pad 4
Ailerons (bank right)   Num Pad 6
Aileron Trim (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   / (FORWARD SLASH)
Arm Spoilers   SHIFT+/ (FORWARD SLASH)
Water Rudder Up/Down   CTRL+W
 

ENGINE COMMANDS

 
On multiengine aircraft, engine commands affect all engines unless you first select an engine.
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 (press and 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+. (PERIOD)
Helicopter Rotor Governor ((on/off)) SHIFT+, (COMMA)
Helicopter Rotor Brake ((on/off)) SHIFT+B
Increase Selection
= (EQUAL SIGN)
Increase Selection Slightly
SHIFT+= (EQUAL SIGN)
Decrease Selection Slightly
SHIFT+- (MINUS SIGN)
Decrease Selection
- (MINUS SIGN)
 

GENERAL AIRCRAFT COMMANDS

 
Brake (set parking)
CTRL+. (PERIOD)
Pushback (start/stop)
SHIFT+P  (then press 1 or 2 
to turn tail right/left)
Brakes (apply/release)
. (PERIOD)
Brakes (apply left brake)
Num Pad + (PLUS)
Brakes (apply right brake)
Num Pad - (MINUS)
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 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
Landing Light (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
Landing Light (center)
CTRL+SHIFT+Num Pad 5
 

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
= (EQUAL SIGN)
Increase Selection Slightly
SHIFT+= (EQUAL SIGN)
Decrease Selection Slightly
SHIFT+- (MINUS SIGN)
Decrease Selection
- (MINUS SIGN)
 

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
= (EQUAL SIGN)
Increase Selection Slightly
SHIFT+= (EQUAL SIGN)
Decrease Selection Slightly
SHIFT+- (MINUS SIGN)
Decrease Selection
- (MINUS SIGN)
 

INSTRUMENT COMMANDS

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

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)
[ (LEFT BRACKET)
View (close selected window)
] (RIGHT BRACKET)
View (open new top-down window)
SHIFT+] (RIGHT BRACKET)
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
= (EQUAL SIGN)
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 COMMANDS

 
Slew to rapidly reposition your aircraft without flying in real time.
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
Slew Left
Num Pad 4
Slew Right
Num Pad 6
Slew Up Slowly
Q or F3
Slew Up 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
Pitch Nose Down
F7 or 0
Pitch Nose Down Quickly
F8
Freeze Pitch
F6
Bank Left
Num Pad 7
Bank Right
Num Pad 9
 

MISSION COMMANDS

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

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
 
To add or customize keyboard commands, on the Options menu, point to Controls,
then click Buttons/Keys. To learn more, see the Using the Keyboard article in the
Learning Center
 
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