Msg#: 4404562 posted 6:59 pm on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0)
Microsoft has said that it will be reviving its Flight Simulator franchise this spring with a free version of the game entitled simply Flight.
Redmond is making the game available in a private beta at present, but plans to release it as a free download eventually. The game needs a minimum of 10GB of hard drive space, a dual-core 2Ghz processor, Windows XP SP3 and 2GB of RAM, according to the video trailer. Initially Flight will only have one plane – the ICON A5 flying boat - but Windows Live users will get access to extra missions and plane types if they sign in.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/06/microsoft_flight_sim_free/ This is neat. One of the few simulators I really enjoyed "way back when"/
Msg#: 4404562 posted 11:28 pm on Jan 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Due my past employment hisory I have spent a lot of time in 737's and 757's. Including, when I was allowed, sitting in the pilots seat. Wouldn't be allowed these days of course. employees are a security risk. Guess what I still can't fly a software simulator! I have had the waymarkers explained to me many times and I still get lost ! Then crashed on landing, takeoff is easy, V1 then V2.
I was told that if the aircraft has a prob on V1 it's Goodnight, Sunshine. Now I count the seconds of going down the runway on planes I am on, as know what the max time is to V2. Knowledge can be disturbing...