How to install an aeroflyFS, an Update or an AddOn-aircraft


Installations manual – Step by step



Before you start please update the driver of your NVDIA- or ATI graphics card at first. See here how to do under windows. If you have already updated the driver or if you want to try it without then you can start the installation. If the program does not start at the end of the installation, please note the different error messages.


Installation aeroflyFS:

af-install-01Step No.1: Insert the DVD with the printed product key at first and wait until the installation will start. Then click on “start setup.exe”.

If the installation does not start by itself, then please open with an Explorer the DVD and double click on the file setup.exe”.




Step No.2: The installation starts with the language selection. You always can change the language later on if you want!



Step No.3: Confirm the license agreement and click on next


Step No.4: If you dont have advanced computer skills, then please install the aerofly into the default directory C:\ProgramFiles (X86)
If you select another path take care about user permissions. Otherwise the program can`t be installed or updates will have problems to locate the main programm.


Step No.5: At the end of the installation you are prompted to activate the product. If you want to check a smooth aerofly running on this PC at first, then click on “Activate Later“. Then you can start flying one aircraft and double check the system or renew the grafic card driver. When the program runs well, you can activate directly from the program later on.



Step No.6: Launch the aerofly without a joystick at first. If the software installation was good, then the programm starts with at least one aircraft.

Select via the main menu under controller” the mouse” as control device for a first test. If you can control the elevator and ailerons by moving the mouse, the program runs well and recognizes an USB input device. It`s only a test!


Step No.7: Quit the program via the main menu Simulation” and Exit”. Now plug in the USB joystick and wait until the Windows message appears that a new USB-Device is recognised and installed. 

Step No.8: Launch the aerofly again. You should see a message that a new engine has been detected. Click on O.K. to calibrate the new control device.





Installation of an Update

install-fs-08Step No.1: Please only install downloaded updates from this site: You`ll cfind them under Support->Downloads


install-fs-09Click on the update you want to install and save tha datas on your computer (download-folder or desktop)


install-fs-01Step No.2: Start the downloaded file with the extension * .exe by a double click. Later on you can delete or archive the update.exe.
Step No.3: Follow the instructions and please install the update into the recommended folder. If you select another path take care about user permissions. Otherwise the update will have problems to locate the aerofly.

install-fs-11Step No.4: After finishing the update installation please reboot your computer and launch the aerofly again. You will be automatically prompted to renew the activation. If not select at the main menu “Help” > Activation” The computer must be to online for activation!


Installation of an AddOn-Aircraft

install-fs-12Step No.1: AddOn aircraft for Windows are only available via the IKARUS online shop. After paying via PayPal or CreditCard you`ll get an download installer.exe via mail and an activation key.

install-fs-13Step No.2: Save the installer.exe e.g. at the desktop and start the .exe by a double click. Later on you can delete or archive the installer.exe.


Step No.3: At the end of the download progress the installation will start automatically.

Sinstall-fs-15tep No.4:

Follow the instructions and install the add-on in the recommended folder. If you select a different path you maybe will have problems with user permissions.

install-fs-16Step No.5: After that please open the aircraft selection. Now you can see the new AddOn-Aircraft. Click on the green button to activate.

install-fs-17Step No.6: Geben Sie in dieser Maske den Produktkey ein, den Sie nach dem AddOn-Kauf per Mail zugeschickt bekommen haben.


Importand note: If you lost the mail with the download link or activation keyy, then you can see this information at any time in your IKARUS-ShopAccount after login!