Flight Simulator 2004
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 'A Century of Flight' allows pilots & aviation enthusiasts to experience history and modern day aviation aeroplane handling at the controls of historic aircraft, such as Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3 and the world's first successful powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer and modern Aircraft Iincluding the Cessna 172SP, Cessna 182S, Cessna Caravan on amphibious floats, Cessna Caravan on wheels, Beechcraft BE58, Baron Beechcraft, King Air 350, Extra 300S, Learjet 45, Mooney, Bravo, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 737-400, Schweizer 2-32 sailplane, Boeing 747-400 ,Robinson R22 helicopter and Bell JetRanger III helicopter.
New engaging features such as interactive multimedia provide a wealth of historical information on the aeroplanes that shaped aviation history and the pilots who flew them. Historical Aircraft include: 1903 Wright Flyer, Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Vickers Vimy, Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" Vega, Ford Trimotor, Piper Cub, Douglas DC-3 and DH 88 Comet.
Dynamic weather system based on realistic atmospheric physics, with true three-dimensional clouds that form and dissipate, and automatic real-world weather updates when you're connected to the Internet. Weather "themes" that generate a wide variety of stunning and challenging flying conditions with just a few clicks of a mouse. Enhanced interactive air traffic control (ATC), including traffic at all airports around the world (including non-towered airports), altitude changes en route, pop-up IFR clearances, and precision and non-precision approaches to multiple runways Interactive 3D "virtual" cockpits tune radios and operate key aircraft controls and avionics by pointing and clicking in the virtual cockpit view.
Scenery improvements, including taxiway and runway signs, enhanced auto-gen 3D objects, more high detail airports, and improved lighting and sky effects. Garmin 500 and 295 series GPS with colour moving maps and airport/facility information Improved full colour map view with terrain display. Learning Centre a "Web site on the disc" available while the simulation is running that includes a Key Topics visual guide to the features in Microsoft Flight Simulator, direct links to flights and lessons, flight briefings, how to procedures, aircraft handbooks, and more. New and expanded lessons and ground school topics Kiosk mode for unattended demonstrations.
Other features include; Worldwide scenery with accurate 3D terrain and auto-gen objects that fill in the world with appropriate buildings and vegetation no matter where you fly.
Jeppesen NavData database, including VORs, NDBs, ILS, low and high altitude airways, intersections Approximately 24,000 airports worldwide. Flight planner to create realistic VFR and IFR flight plans and navigation logs Flight analysis to play back a flight on a moving map that shows ground track, key flight data, and a vertical profile Instructor's station link two PCs so that one pilot can observe a Flight Simulator session, change weather, fail systems, and provide comments and help via a chat window. IFR training panels for selected aircraft that include all key instruments, avionics, and controls in one window for realistic IFR flights. Multiplayer capability over a local network or the Internet.
System Requirements: Windows PC, 2000/XP 128 MB Ram, 98/Me 64 MB Ram, Processor:450 MHz minimum. Available hard drive space:1.8 GB, Video card: 8 MB/3D with DirectX 7.0 or later drivers, mouse, joystick/yoke, sound card, speakers/headphones Online/multiplayer: 56.6 kbps modem or LAN.