Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
I am a longtime fan of flight simulators and space-based simulators and since the old days of Flight Simulator 2004 where I picked up a Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback flight stick I have been hooked on the use of a flight stick. As the years went on I became more interested in the benefits of a H.O.T.A.S. system (which stands for "hands on throttle and stick" for the uninitiated) though only trying a handful over the years. Due to the complexity and relative high cost of a HOTAS system there are unfortunately far too few manufacturers that make affordable systems, though there are plenty out there that provide the flight stick only.