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My interest in flying got started in the early 1980's when I went on a few flights with my friend from Cranston, RI, Len Ruppert, who worked at one of my favorite haunts - Heath Electronics. He had his pilot's license and needed to get flights under his belt, so I went flying with him. I lost touch with Len in 1984, when I moved to Florida, so Len, if you find this, send along an email!

I first got interested in flight simulator software back in the early 1980's, with a flight simulator program for my Timex/Sinclair ZX81 in 1982, and Flight Simulator II for my Radio Shack Color Computer (Coco). Later, in the Windows world, I got into Micropose's Strike Eagle II, and then got the Operation Desert Storm scenery add-on for it. There were two or three other flight simulator programs that I got, but then life simply got too busy and that fun wained.

Now, in late 2012, I built-up a new faster PC, and once again got the urge to enjoy some flight simulators, so I picked up Flight Simulator X, Gold Edition, on a recent trip down to Cambridge, MA and MicroCenter.

I have almost immediately gotten the bug to create my own scenery files. Probably enhanced by the fact that I work as a CADD Technician for an engineering company's aviation division. So, I am planning on creating scenes for Brunswick Executive Airport, KBXM, in Brunswick, Maine.

My thoughts for BXM are to start with the original runway configurations, including the light-than-air (LTA) mooring masts. Hopefully, I will be able to find an LTA aircraft appropriate to the 1940's timeframe.

I will keep these tasks updated on this webpage, as well as making the scenery files available here for free download, with links to other resources created by others, to complement my work.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold Edition (circa 2008)


Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold Edition

The latest flight simulator program that I have purchased.

Click here to view some videos that I have made of FSX. The videos are in 1080p HD format, and were created using the undocumented AVI recorder in FSX.



Konami Top Gun Danger Zone Flight Simulator

Konami Top Gun Danger Zone Flight Simulator (circa 1991)


Konami Top Gun Danger Zone Flight Simulator



Microprose Nighthawk F-117A Flight Simulator

Microprose Nighthawk F-117A Flight Simulator (circa 1991)


Microprose Nighthawk F-117A Flight Simulator



Microprose F-15 Operation Desert Storm Scenario Package

Microprose F-15 Operation Desert Storm Scenario Package (circa 1991)


Microprose F-15 Operation Desert Storm Scenario Package



Microprose F-15 Strike Eagle II Flight Simulator

Microprose F-15 Strike Eagle II Flight Simulator (circa 1989)


Microprose F-15 Strike Eagle II Flight Simulator



Velocity Jetfighter II Flight Simulator

Velocity Jetfighter II Flight Simulator (circa 1990)





Microsoft Flight Simulator, Version 1

Microsoft Flight Simulator, Version 1 (circa 1985, Tandy 1000 version)



This was one of my first flight simulator programs. It was originally produced by Bruce Artwick's company, subLOGIC Corporation, in 1979, for the Apple II platform. Other platform versions followed, 1980 - TRS-80; and 1982 - IBM PC. The version that I purchased for around $50 in 1985, was the Tandy 1000 version, Radio Shack's part number 26-5379.

The text from the 1985 Radio Shack catalog, for this item:

New! Microsoft Flight Simulator
A real-time flight simulator program. The simulation considers 35 important aircraft characteristics and includes an out-the-window three-dimensional dynamic flight display and extensive flight controls. Flight Simulator features detailed graphics that closely simulate a pilot's actual perspective. Flight instruments look and behave like the real thing. The "world" is more than 10,000 square miles and encompasses the entire continental United States and extends into Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The "populted" world consists of four areas and includes more than 80 airports. Winds, clouds, time of day (for dawn, day, dusk and night flight) and navigation aids are also included. In "easy flight mode", you fly in optimal conditions and use only the primary flight instruments and controls. Select "reality flight mode" to simulate more sophisticated flight factors. in either mode, you can add environmental conditions, such as wind, time of day and turbulence. In addition to the easy and realistic simulation modes, it includes the WWI Ace war game, which lets you test your dogfighting and bombing skills. Also runs on the Tandy 2000, Tandy 1200 HD, and the IBM PC and PC Compatibles.
26-5379 (Avail. 10/30/85) ... 49.95



subLOGIC Jet Flight Simulator

subLOGIC Jet Flight Simulator (circa 1985, PC version)





Tom Mix Flight Simulator

Tom Mix Flight Simulator (circa 1984)

for the Radio Shack Color Computer.



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11/12/2019 03:27 AM
Home - Microsoft Flight Simulator
On September 19th and 20th, Microsoft hosted a small number of press and community representatives at the Rainier Flight Service in Renton Washington to attend the Global Preview Event for the next evolution of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The team was honored and humbled to share our passion for flight with attendees from around the world.
11/05/2019 11:49 AM
GeoFS - The Free Online Flight Simulator
GeoFS is a free, online flight simulator, with global scenery, that runs in your web browser. Whether you are a licensed pilot practicing VFR, an aviation enthusiast or just looking for some fun flying in beautiful landscapes, you can enjoy any of the 20 available aircraft, ranging from para-glider to airliners, absolutely anywhere in the world.
11/08/2019 06:05 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition on Steam
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10/23/2019 03:13 PM
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11/12/2019 02:33 PM
X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator | More Powerful. Made Usable.
X-Plane is my flight simulator because it offers great flight models, excellent graphics, a smooth frame rate, and realistic weather and lighting. Philipp J. Münzel, CFI...Once in the air, I was then confident in what I was doing—because I'd been there already, the night before, in X‑Plane!
11/09/2019 02:22 PM
Flight Simulator - Play Free Flight Simulator Online
Flight Simulator Flight Simulator Online is a realistic airplane flying game where you can check your pilot skills. Start the engine and fly away from stress with this awesome flight simulator. Try to take off and control a flying airplane without crashing.
10/16/2019 08:01 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator - Wikipedia
Microsoft Flight Simulator (often abbreviated as MSFS or FS) is a series of flight simulator programs, marketed as video games, for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and earlier for MS-DOS and Classic Mac OS. It is one of the longest-running, best-known and most comprehensive home flight simulator programs on the market.
11/12/2019 07:59 AM
GeoFS - Free Multiplayer Flight Simulator
Free multiplayer flight simulator with worldwide satellite images. GeoFS runs in your web browser: nothing to install.
11/12/2019 01:39 AM
FlightSim.Com - Home - PC Flight Simulation Downloads And More
Flight simulation and aviation are filled with specialized language and abbreviations that are confusing to the beginner and hard to keep up with even for the more advanced sim pilot. In this article Paul Mort helps to clear up the confusion by offering definitions of a wide range of sim and flight lingo. Take a look and see how much you know.
11/10/2019 04:44 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Download
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is an incredibly well known simulation of aircraft flight that has been delighting would-be pilots for generations. Take to the skies in a number of various flying machines with a full range of realistic controls and environments, in this award-winning flying experience. Revered Simulation of Authentic Flight Physics


About this Webpage

A set of webpages that I have prepared about flight simulator programs. They range from Micropose's Strike Eagle II to Miscrosoft's Flight Simulator X (FSX). Also, I hope to include a fairly good profile of FSX links to scenery and aircraft development.

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