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Saitek PZ44 Pro Flight Yoke System

  • PZ44
  • 14 buttons
  • POV Hat Switch
  • 3-position Mode Switch
  • 3 axis levers on Quadrant
  • Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Works with: Windows XP, XP64 , Vista and Windows 7
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The Aspiring Pilot's Introduction to Flight Simulation Hardware

Whether your preferred plane is commercial or private, the Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with included Throttle Quadrant is a must-have for beginning and advanced flight simulation enthusiasts. Delivering realistic and precise control while enhancing muscle memory, the Yoke and Throttle Quadrant with five total axes simulate what it feels like to truly fly an aircraft. Saitek's Pro Flight equipment is modular and interchangeable, and the Yoke anchors a comprehensive flight sim setup. There's no better way to begin your flight sim experience than with Saitek, the market leader in high-performance flight simulation hardware.

Simple Plug-and-Play Installation

The Throttle Quadrant connects to the Yoke via PS/2 connector cable, and the Yoke directly connects to a USB port on your PC or Mac. You can then simply load your favorite sim, set controls in the sim's options menu, and you're all set for virtual flight without the need to load drivers or install extra software. The Yoke's four-foot-long USB cable frees you to place the controls where they're most convenient for you.

P.U.L.S.E. Keys Optimized for Fluid Typing

Pro Flight Yoke with Durable Metal Shaft

Unlike the mostly plastic offerings on the market, Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke utilizes a durable stainless steel shaft with precision bearings for smooth, predictable elevator and aileron control. Whether navigating the front-to-back, side-to-side, or vertical axes, all controls are right at your fingertips. The built-in stopwatch is perfect for timing approaches, and if your PC lacks available USB ports, an integrated USB Hub* provides a docking station for additional Saitek hardware.

*Saitek Pro Flight Yoke Power Adapter required to power Yoke's USB Hub

Smooth Transitions between 4 Bluetooth-enabled Devices

Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant with Detachable Knobs

Every Pro Flight Yoke includes a Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant. For precise control over multi-engine aircraft, additional Throttle Quadrants* are available. The Quadrant's levers are fully programmable. Detachable lever knobs enable you to customize your flight by configuring any combination of throttle, flaps, mixture or propeller pitch. Simply remove the lever knobs, create the configuration that works best for you, and then assign commands to the levers in your favorite sim. The levers' detents—physical markings indicating where a certain action takes places—simplify control of your plane's idle and reverse thrusters.

*Additional Throttle Quadrants sold separately

Smooth Transitions between 4 Bluetooth-enabled Devices

Powerful Programming Software (PC Only)

The Yoke and Quadrant combo comes with 25 buttons and switch positions, more than enough to assign the essential controls in your favorite sim. However, if you need even more programming capability, simply go to the Downloads page on and download the Drivers and Software for your computer's operating system. You can then use a three-position switch to cycle through three different modes. The ability to switch modes elevates the total number of user-definable controls to 75.

Durable and Flexible Performance Mic

Rugged Mounting Hardware

Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke and Throttle Quadrant are both equipped with adaptable mounting clamps which provide the freedom to configure your kit in any manner you see fit. Whether on top of your desk or clamped to the front, you can securely place the controls exactly where you want them.

Ergonomically Designed for Extreme Comfort

Fully Customizable to Meet Your Needs

Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke is the foundation of an authentic flight sim experience and built to harmonize with many other Saitek flight simulation products. Saitek's range of Instrument Panels are modular and interchangeable by design, and can be situated one on top of another or side-by-side. Want the Altimeter above the Compass? Done. Want your Vertical Speed Indicator to the left of your Airborne Direction Finder? Go for it. It's your choice. Easy-to-use mounting brackets provide the means to arrange your flight simulation setup in a configuration only limited by your imagination.

Ergonomically Designed for Extreme Comfort

Build Your Own Flight Sim Cockpit

Beginning with Saitek's Pro Flight Yoke, the configuration of your dreams can become reality. From just a Yoke and a Throttle Quadrant, easily add Rudder Pedals and a multitude of Switch, Navigation, and Instrument Panels to fully customize your flight simulator. Commercial or private, seasoned or novice, you have the ability to equip your flight simulation setup with all the essentials needed to vastly improve your skill set and muscle memory.

Smooth Transitions between 4 Bluetooth-enabled Devices

Or Get the Ultimate Pre-made Flight Sim Cockpit

Saitek now offers two solutions which effectively remove the guesswork from creating your own flight sim setup. The first solution is a solidly built, custom cockpit frame which securely houses all of your Pro Flight gear. The second solution is even more robust—a fully loaded, professional-grade cockpit which includes all controls and instruments to qualify as a complete procedure trainer.

Product Features:

  • The market-leading brand in flight simulator hardware
  • Durable stainless steel shaft with precision bearings gives smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control
  • Downloadable programming software configures controls to suit your preferred flying style
  • Integrated chronograph accurately times each leg of your flight plan 14 buttons, POV hat switch, and 3-position mode switch
  • Desk clamps secure Yoke and Throttle Quadrant to almost any flat surface for maximum control
  • Backed by a two-year limited manufacturer's warranty

Product Includes:

  • Xbox One Audio Input Type: 3.5mm
  • Cable Length: 3.3ft/1m
  • Speaker Diameter: 40mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 1%
  • Resistance: 16 Ohms

Flight Simulation Software Compatibility:

  • FSX - Flight Simulator X (PC only)
  • X-Plane 10 (PC and Mac)
  • Prepar3D® 2.2 (PC only)
  • Most Other Flight Simulation Software

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows®: XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Mac: OS X 10.6.8 or Later
  • USB 2.0 Port

Learn more about the Saitek PZ44




14 buttons
POV Hat Switch
3-position Mode Switch
3 axis levers on Quadrant
Elevator and Aileron Axes on Yoke

Connectivity: USB 2.0
Works with: Windows XP, XP64 , Vista and Windows 7


Durable Stainless Steel shaft with precision bearings gives smooth and predictable elevator and aileron control
Used with the supplied SST Programming software, integrated mode switch trebles the number of controls you have at your fingertips
Accurately time each leg of your flight plan with the integrated chronograph
Separate throttle quadrant with additional switches to configure any combination of throttle, flaps, mixture or prop pitch. Mount on top, in front of your desk, pilot or co-pilot side so that the controls are exactly where you want them
Unique, 2-position desk clamp keeps your yoke and quadrant securely fixed no matter how extreme the flying conditions
Use the integrated USB Hub to easily connect other parts of the Saitek Pro Flight range of products, such as additional Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant or Pro Flight Instrument Panel (both sold separately)
Saitek's powerful Saitek Smart Technology (SST) programming software allows gamers to configure their controls to suit their preferred gaming style, and to save the configurations aspersonal profiles

The Saitek Pro Flight Yoke System is highly engineered to meet the exacting needs of the true flight simulation enthusiast. Stainless steel shaft, ergonomic controls, integrated chronograph and separate throttle quadrant ensure a smooth, accurate and totally realistic flying experience.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Saitek PZ44

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  • Thomas S.
  • 9/20/2014 11:13:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat system

Pros: Very precise, very realistic, great system overall.

Cons: BUSB hub requires an extra power cable if you want to run more than 2 peripheral devices off it.

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  • Richard D.
  • 1/8/2013 8:26:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: This Yoke system is great because it comes with the throttlle/prop/mixture controls as well. Its very easy to set up and really enhances your flight sim experience. Its somewhat durable and lasted many years - I had my first yoke for over 6 years!

Cons: As others have stated the throttle/prop/mix controls will start to go after a year or two. The yoke did eventually start to stick on me, but it was like 3-4 years down the road. DO NOT USE WD40.. I was reading in forums and you should not do this. Even after opening up and greasing the gears things only got worse, therefore I had to buy another. But after 6 years of heavy use I could not complain.

Other Thoughts: A really great addition to any flight sim, its a must have for the real enthusiast, much better control and feel over a joystick. Get the pedals too. They are great for turns and taxiing.

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  • Robert J.
  • 4/27/2012 4:19:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: It is a pretty good yoke, and the yoke itself will last a long time (going on 4 years, no problems). Combining it with their rudder pedals, it makes for some excellent simming.
Plenty of programmable buttons and reverse thrust on the throttles (programmed as a button) is a nice feature, though it could have been better implemented. It has a clock/stopwatch on the front which is very convenient for non-radar position reports and logging times for a VA.

Cons: After a few years, the throttle quad will stop working. It has happened twice to me (first time was my fault) and Saitek took FOREVER to replace it both times, but it was free of charge (even though the 2nd time it was out of warranty). Also, the yoke only turns 45 degrees in each direction, which is kind of a drawback when you're used to real aircraft. I wish there was a way to set the clock on it to zulu without setting at your computer time, but it wasn't a big deal for me. The pins on the throttle quad cable are very easy to bend, so make sure you line everything up when plugging it in, I recommend plugging it in before mounting the yoke.

Other Thoughts: If you are buying it, I would seriously consider upgrading to their newer Cessna yoke. Its about $50 more than the normal price of this one ($75 compared to the Newegg price ;) ) but it is made of better material and (more importantly) it has a 1:1 scale so it can turn 90 degrees in each direction. If you cannot afford the upgrade, I would definitely buy this one. When paired with rudder pedals it is a great addition to any flight simulator setup.

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  • Danny K.
  • 2/24/2012 6:26:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsfeels like a toy, but a great but

Pros: This pro flight system adds a lot of control to a flight simulator. Very responsive and easy to map. Costumer service is actually very great, I get a CSA in like a minute. Also a CSA gave me permission to open the yoke to lube the gears without voiding my warranty. I have had this system for over a year and nothing has gone wrong with it yet. The mounts are sturdy and the shaft is stainless steel. On the back there is a USB hub with 2 outlets AND and a power for powered USB in case saitek comes out with a addition that needs more juice. Throttle has no dead spots after over a year of use. Throttle has a notch at the bottom to act as reverse thrusters.

Cons: This in no way adds realism to a simulator. The yoke is wayyyy to easy to move and the shaft does have some play in it. No adjustable resistance like on their foot rudders and the yoke feels like a toy.

Other Thoughts: Wish yoke had an adjustable resistance knob. Saitek should make this a little more sturdy to feel a little more real. Overall it's an amazing product. I have all the additions that the pro flight series have and the plug and play features are amazing.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2011 1:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Choice

Pros: A great combination of buttons you can program for various functions.

Very realistic feel, except no active feedback. Though as a pro pilot I should point out many hydraulicly actuated systems on real planes and especially choppers have little feedback anyway.

Works well with the Pro Flight Rudder pedal set, including braking on the pedals.

Cons: The clock functions are of limited use & the mount clamp doesn't feel real sturdy. I haven't broken it yet, but it feels dicey.

Also the yoke shaft, as someone mentioned does tend to stick on occasion.

Other Thoughts: Before failing my flight physicals I was licensed for both fixed and rotary wing, multi engine, all weather. Now using FSX or riding with a buddy is the only flying I do.

Therefore I'm always looking for the best equipment I can find. I've tried several control systems packages for FSX and this one is the most realistic I have found. I found Windows 7 as easy to set-up as my old Vista system was.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU PURCHASE THE RUDDER PEDAL SET AS WELL. And since FSX is so adaptable, I now use three screens for a 150 degree view.

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  • Nury M.
  • 7/24/2011 8:23:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Good Product !

Pros: Well Built, plasticly but shaft is metal, calibration is ok under win7/64, works good, all buttons responsive and easy to assign on fsx.

Cons: centering sometimes mess up as deadspot on shaft sometimes goes up or down and u have to regain control by pulling/pushing even if u have trim ur pitch, mode selector is useless cause u have to do all assigments via FSX cotrol configuration. preset for fsx do not work very good on windows 7/64bit be aware. do your own control assigments in FSX ...lack of programming support from saitek is a major dissapopintment .. i guess they made them to work once for prior MSFS and older airplanes but under win7 they hasnt been able to catch up or just dont care about it !!

Other Thoughts: i could by this one again if neccesary, it adds more realism to flightsim, just beeing carefull not to pull things around too hard cause is not made out of steel like in real planes, but averall is a reasonable pc of equip to add to your controls.

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  • Dewey B.
  • 7/20/2011 2:35:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellant system

Pros: Great addition to flight simulator

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This adds a LOT of realism to flight simulator. I am a licensed pilot and this yoke is the most realistic system I've used.

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  • James C.
  • 1/29/2011 2:17:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsBetter than keyboard or joystick

Pros: Built in timer and good mount for desktop. Comes with a seperate throttle quadrant. USB Drivers installed automatically on Windows 7.

Cons: Cheaply made. Even though the yoke shaft has a metal sleeve the pitch action is not smooth throughout it's range. Roll is OK. Timer buttons are not marked very well.

Other Thoughts: I assumed that this yoke would be an upgrade from my current CH USB yoke but I was wrong. It does have more features but a professional yoke it is not.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 1/26/2011 12:51:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSaiteck Yoke System

Pros: Realistic feel, hooks reasonably well on to a table

Cons: The Yoke would not accept extreme turns. Also the fire button broke just a few times after using it. Unfortunately, I was travelling a lot so I didn t get to return it to Newegg (who has excellent customer service). When I contacted Saiteck all I got was voicemail. They never called back. I tried to e-mail their support and again I heard nothing. For the price of the yoke, I had expected better customer service.

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  • Beau D.
  • 1/19/2011 9:48:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFlying alot easier

Pros: When I first connected the yoke to the USB port everything installed perfect did not need to use the driver CD it came with. Handles really well buttons function perfectly. Like the fact that there is a timer on the yoke so you can time your flights. Love it when it lights up in the dark makes flying a little more realistic. Like how there are more USB ports on the yoke so you can connect your footpedals and instruments to the yoke to make flying even more easier.

Cons: The only thing i can think of is the blue and red handle on the throttle doesnt work. The black one works however and controlles all the engines on the plane. For instance if you where flying a 737 the 2 engines work with the black handle when you would think it would work for the black and the blue handle. Like a said not a big deal but just throwing that out there.

Other Thoughts: Shipped really quick and I live in alaska so that was good. Had it for more then a year and still working great.

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