My friends dad was getting his piolots license and wanted some extra practice hours... he went all out and got the pedals a yoke with throttle control and mixture control with all sorts of buttons on it and he spent about $150. I'm also getting my pilots license but do not have $150 to throw around on something like that so I boght the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro from my local Wal-Mart. I think it was around $30. It has a third axis for rudder control and I think its great. It all depends on how into it you are going to get and how much money you have to spend.