Press 'Fly Now'
So here we are with a new simulator from Microsoft and to perhaps paraphrase the late Neil Armstrong, “It’s a giant leap for flight simulation.” A bit cheesy I know but this is the opinion of a flight simmer who once sat in a school hall with other members of the then BBC Micro Users group watching a software demonstration for 30 minutes of a 747 aircraft landing at London Heathrow. I can’t tell you how long ago that was but I remember the screen was completely black, showing just a wire-frame instrument panel. There was only a low-frequency buzz to represent the engines and of course the whole thing was keyboard-operated. Yet we were all captivated by the possibility of where this might lead to in the future. Little did we know how far that would be!