Despite the death of Microsoft Flight Simulator almost a decade ago, the flight-sim community has never been more active. They’re increasingly popular these days for pilot training, too — as a private pilot, I can verify that good-quality SIMs can keep your skills sharp and help you prepare for tricky cross-country flights and instrument approaches. That said, setting up a flight sim can be a pain, so the bundle makes sense for a lot of users.
The PC is a variant of Maingear’s Vybe desktop model, embellished with a Honeycomb logo. The base model, which starts at $1,499, will come with an NVIDIA RTX 2060 video card and Intel Core i5 CPU that should provide plenty of performance for a typical flight sim. It also includes pedals and Honeycomb’s pilot-designed yoke, which which the uses “genuine aerospace components and the same internal mechanics used in premium certified simulators approved by the FAA for flight training use,” Honeycomb says. There’s no word yet on when the bundle will come to market.