Summary: I've been a Flight Simulator fan since the pre-Microsoft days when I played it on a Commodore 64. Since then, of course, everything's changed for the better. This purchase, actually was to replace my previous set (lost one of the DVDs when it cracked all the way through to the data layer, rendering the set useless).
Summary: This is 2006 software so I had some compatibility concerns, but went to avsim.net forums and used their FSX hardware and software guide and it installed without a hitch. In fact the preferred OS is Win 7 64-bit. Many other tips are there as well to help you get the most out of your installation. Current using this to get my instrument scan back to check-ride standards and learn about G1000 avionics system.
Summary: I've been using FSX for a couple of years now. I'd originally downloaded it from Microsoft. Over time I lost the information needed to download it again when I wanted to reinstall it. Now that I have the physical disks from Amazon I won't have to worry about a repeat of the problem. . FSX was officially released to the US market on October 17, 2006. It's no longer under development BY MICROSOFT, but that hasn't stopped it from selling and being popular.
Summary: My 11 year old boys really like this. It has tons of details that of the things you would normally have to do if you were actually flying these planes. I purchased a cool joystick to go with this and it just makes the flying so much more realistic and fun.
Summary: The product is amazing in it's entirety. The craft, airports, variables etc are incredible. For anyone flying, wanting to fly or just wanting to have fun, this is a game to play with. while the worthwhile equipment may cost you more your experiences will be very real except for the movement. I don't know why they quit making the program but I guess that will make mine that much more valuable in the future.
Every new pilot and student pilot needs this program!
6 January 2013
Summary: I am a commercial pilot with 40 years experience and over 25,000 hours of flying experience in fixed wing...from Cherokee 140's to Marine A-4 Sky Hawks,and helicopters from the Jet Ranger all the way up to the CH-47 Chinook. I bought this program for my twin 10 year old grandsons. I had no idea how realistic this program would be.
A GREAT GAME I WOULD RECOMMENT to my FRIENDS that LIKE to FLY!!!!
2 June 2012
Summary: Very nice there are so many more features since the last edition I bought it is unbelievable. The Graphics are okay better then before, I was a little disappointed that my local towns were not as detailed as I was hoping for, but the highways were really good and the rivers and other areas seem to be really close.The real world weather and the other flight traffic makes it more challenging and the different challenges are fun to play also.
Summary: I bougth the MFS X because I need to keep up to date in flying techniques, and this program offers them all. Because I haven´t been flying in a while, and I´m a licensed pilot this was a good choice.