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Flight Simulators

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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08/12/2018 09:07 PM
Flight simulator - Wikipedia
A flight simulator is a device that artificially re-creates aircraft flight and the environment in which it flies, for pilot training, design, or other purposes. It includes replicating the equations that govern how aircraft fly, how they react to applications of flight controls, the effects of other aircraft systems, and how the aircraft reacts to external factors such as air density ...
08/14/2018 01:55 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition on Steam
Take to the skies in the World’s favourite flight simulator! The multi award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X lands on Steam for the first time. Take off from anywhere in the world, flying some of the world’s most iconic aircraft to any one of 24,000 destinations.
08/13/2018 03:48 AM
Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Wikipedia
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (abbreviated to FSX) is a 2006 flight simulation computer game originally developed for, and published by Microsoft Game Studios for Microsoft Windows.It is the sequel to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and the tenth and most current installment of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, which was first released in 1982. It is built on an upgraded graphics rendering ...
08/15/2018 01:32 PM
FlightGear Flight Simulator – sophisticated, professional ...
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07/29/2018 10:49 PM
Flight Simulator Mod for Minecraft 1.10.2/1.9.4 | MinecraftSix
The Flight Simulator Mod does what many people have considered impossible for Minecraft over the years. It implements the aspect of full-fledged flight and allows players to take to the skies on many different kinds of incredible airplanes and enjoy the game from a whole new perspective.
07/29/2018 12:48 PM
ClearView RC Flight Simulator - Home
High quality RC flight simulator for radio controlled models. Supports normal game pad. Many RC planes and helicopter models included. Import your own flying field or RC model.
08/13/2018 01:03 AM
Amazon.com: Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition ...
This item does not come with a disc. This item is a downloadable Product Code Only: No Disc Required. 24 Precisely-Rendered Aircraft-Pilot everything from single-prop planes to helicopters, fighter jets, and ultralights
08/14/2018 05:16 PM
Sky Simulator | Flight Simulator Malaysia
Sky Simulator brings you a highly realistic flight simulator experience that one could only dream of. An experience one can never forget, with its close replica of a real 737NG cockpit with ultra-realistic outside High Definition visuals, realistic sound and an accurate cockpit environment.
07/31/2018 09:14 PM
Great Planes RealFlight Drone RC Flight Simulator with ...
Learn to maneuver your drones for impressive aerial photos and develop FPV camera and gimbal control skills risk free on your computer. The exclusive RealPhysics technology in RealFlight Drone recreates multirotor aircraft and flying environments with exceptional accuracy.
08/14/2018 08:04 AM
Bangkok Flight Simulator - Bangkok.com Magazine
A simulation flight is an extra-special gift for everyone, from young children who dream of being pilots to those who have a passion for planes, and according to research it can even help those who are scared of flying find their wings.


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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