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A beginner’s guide to flight simulation

… Preparing for take-off Taking flight simulation up as a hobby can be a daunting experience. The … newcomers are likely to face by looking at the different flight simulator platforms and highlighting the various …

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 5

… Design's B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth, a simulation destined for classic status. It focused on the … in the skies, a fully dynamic campaign system, top-notch flight models and the ability to influence the course of … waypoints for ships and ship-to-ship engagements, IFR in-flight refuelling and an improved view system. Furthermore, …

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 4

… Bonanni (a serving USAF Viper pilot) pulled off a sweeping simulation of the F-16 and its combat environment. Falcon 4 … had a great variety of missions and sported outstanding flight models. MiG is renowned for some of the best … dogfighting action yet seen and remains a benchmark combat flight simulation. Also in 1999, SSI released its …

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 3

… [the author of this series – Ed]. These two Canadian simulation fans gave a voice and created a forum for the … at that time. Also, in 1997, Glass Technologies released Flight Unlimited III and Microsoft released Flight Simulator 98. Interactive Magic (iMagic) released …

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 6

… sight comprised of a ring with a cross-bracing, as used in flight sims such as Rise of Flight. Its use as a point of reference helped with judging … and more on science. By Derek ‘Baron’ Davis … Air Combat Simulation – Part 6 …

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 2

… journey continues... 1991 saw the release of 11 military flight sims for the PC. Of all the titles, Falcon 3.0 heralded a new generation in simulation technology. Enter Falcon 3.0 Falcon 3.0 had the … features gave birth to virtual squadrons and a true flight simulation community, even before the internet. Falcon …

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A History of Military Flight Simulation - Part 1

… vote. But so what? The real story is that the first flight simulations appeared in 1980, with FS1 for the TRS-80. … company by the name of Microsoft released its first flight simulator for the IBM PC. Flight Simulator wasn’t much … the g forces slam against your seat in this sophisticated simulation of the F-15 Strike Eagle. From the realistic …

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 3

… from ‘Sopwith Scout 7309’ by Sir Gordon Taylor. Air combat simulation The quoted extract above is taken from a book … and you have confidence in flying it to the edge of its flight envelope and beyond. In essence, you must learn how to … management Tactical positioning Using altitude Pursuit flight paths Aerial gunnery Offensive tactics Defensive …

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Air Combat Simulation – Part 2

… to the second instalment of our series on air combat simulation. Before discussing the 'mechanics' of aerial … to the next. Specifically, I'm referring to your flight controls, namely: the joystick, rudder pedals, … device. Hardware When it comes to controllers, the flight simmer has a wide range of products to choose from to …

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The ultimate flight simulation experience

… Taking flight simulation to the next level For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and … held annually to raise funds for charity and sponsored by simulation and real-world aviation enterprises. Johnston and …

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Flight Simulator Days

… Flugsimulatorclubs Flight Sim Show I enjoy my job. I get to review countless new … I adore ‘getting out there’ and meeting people, visiting flight sim shows and generally sharing my love of our hobby … of day. This coming together to share a love of flight simulation was remarkably early and makes the FSC one of the …

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Flight simulator training – Mountain flying

… and first officer on a DC-3. In 1991, I started my own flight school and worked out of Spanish Fork Airport. I also … must know, I respond with the following explanations. Flight preparation First, is an extensive knowledge of the … / Jeppesen. Navigraph Charts are intended for flight simulation use only, not for navigational use.) and Laminar …

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Hughes XF-11 takes flight in MSFS

… announced the Hughes XF-11 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS). In 1943, the US Air Force placed an … for 100 military reconnaissance aircraft with an ambitious flight envelope including high altitude, cruise speed and … Dynamics (CFD) model. It also features complex systems simulation, including the electrical system with functioning …

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Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

… Just Flight has announced the PA-38 Tomahawk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now. Developed by Just Flight's in-house team, this simulation of the Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk was …

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A300-600R lands in Microsoft Flight Simulator

… iniBuilds has announced the Airbus A300-600R for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available. Previously released for X-Plane, the aircraft for MSFS sports an authentic simulation of the hydraulic, electrical, pressurisation and … highlights include independent and fully functional FMS (Flight Management Computers) with realistic RNAV and autoland …