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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a game, a simulation., 2 Nov 2003
This review is from: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight (PC CD) (Video Game)
I earned a UK PPL at Stapleford airfield in 1995. Now 'real flight' costs around 100 per hour, to say nothing of the cost of buying and running an aircraft.
Let me say that this piece of software IS 'as real as it gets' and a little cheaper than the 'real thing'.
All the morse code idents are as in 'real life' and you could use the flight logs produced for 'real flight' though of course Microsoft add a disclaimer against doing this.
With realism settings on High your really close to reality...if you can land the simulated plane, you can land the real thing!
As usuall you will need a fairly high spec machine to get the full potential (but we already know that)
ATC is a slight improvement on FS 2002, but the only thing that bugs me here is as before all the ATC controllers speak with an American accent....and that need not be the case.!
Othherwise very similar to FS 2002, I think the new 'Dynamic Weather' is probably the biggest drain on resources (frame rates).
Worth it for the spectacular sunrise/sunset scenarious...don't let it distract you from flying the aircraft!!
For the aviation enthusiast its a MUST HAVE..!
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Initial post: 7 Apr 2012 19:52:24 BDT
Mrs. R. Hall says:
so is this the real game or is it the stupid booklet, which i got last time i tryed?? nice review

Posted on 7 Aug 2012 21:25:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Aug 2012 21:26:07 BDT
PMiller says:
Thanks to Kalgar for a splendid review!

I just wanted to add that if you do want more help, and fun with this simulator, then you can rest assured that FSFlyingSchool Pro Add-On for Microsoft Flight Simulator X FSX & FS2004 will do the job. A team of new flight instructors to take with you anywhere in the world, in any aeroplane. FS2004 has some built in lessons, but they are with a fixed plane and a fixed location.
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