A short video showing the look of Microsoft Flight Simuator over the years since its beginnings in 1982.
Category Archives: Flight Sim
Flight Simulator options for use in a home sim.
Here’s an informative overview on some yoke options for some “desk flying” in a home-based flight simulator or “flightsim”.
If you prefer a joystick, the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick offers all controls necessary to operate a flightsim.
In addition to the simulator software option mentioned in the video, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is another option at a reasonable price via the Steam store. It’s older but still very functional for flightsim duties.
Hotel room with built-in flight simulator.
Click here to read more from the article. One could be forgiven for ordering a lot of room service with this setup…
Chuck Yeager on Air Combat
In the video below, famous pilot Chuck Yeager talks about air combat in three eras of conflict, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. The footage came on a VHS tape included in the deluxe version of Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat flight simulation game released by EA back in 1991.
Also featured is a video of the game itself. It was unique in that it allowed you to pit a fighter from one era against another. Flying a F-4 Phantom against a Focke Wulf FW-190 is not as easy as it sounds.
I logged many happy hours in this sim back in the day and it remains a classic. Enjoy.
Flight Sim Failure Training
When the weather’s not great, you can use a desktop flight simulator for some good practice dealing with failures.
Evolution of PC-based Flight Simulation
A neat trip down memory lane for those of us who got started in the early days of the personal computer in the early 80s.
Circuits in a 747-400
An example of a circuit flown in PMDG’s updated 747-400 simulation for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX). The detail is amazing and the systems modelling is 2nd to none.
Cessna 182 by A2A Simulations
Another very cool add-on for MS Flightsim X by A2A Simulations.
Cessna 172 by A2A Simulations
Another awesome add-on aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Click here to view more details of this awesome aircraft.
CYXX for Flight Simulator by Don Grovestine @ Stuff4FS.com
A very detailsed version of Abbotsford International Airport (CYXX) is being constructed for MS Flight Simulator by Don Grovestine @ Stuff4FS.com. It includes all the important buildings at the airport such as Cascade, Conair, the tower and even our very own clubhouse and club aircraft. Nicely done, Don! We look forward to the final product.