New engaging features such as interactive multimedia provide a wealth of historical information on the planes that shaped aviation history and the pilots who flew them. Informed and insightful articles explain all there is to know about Microsoft's Flight Simulator and the 24 aircraft included in the software. Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight also introduces an updated, dynamic weather system, enhanced automatically generated scenery (AutoGen) and detailed visual effects, improved Air Traffic Control functions, and 3D interactive cockpits, as well as 15 modern aircraft, including the Bing 777, the Beechcraft Baron and the Robinson R22 helicopter.
- Celebrate the past. Players can take the controls of nine aircraft that changed the world, including the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane Charles Lindbergh piloted on the first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. They can exp
- Interactive multimedia content Virtual pilots have new streamlined access to informed and insightful articles about "Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight," its remarkable aircraft, briefings and interactive lessons without ever taking their eye
- Improved scenery and visual effects The software enhances an already stunning graphics engine with expanded AutoGen scenery, improved taxiway and runway signs, and highly detailed modern airports. In all, more than 23,000 airports from around the world ar
- Explore the present Take command of 15 contemporary aircraft, from the Cessna 172 Skyhawk SP and the massive Boeing 747-400 to the Robinson R22 helicopter. The long-established "Flight Simulator" physics engine lives up to its reputation for providing an
- Dynamic weather system Watch raindrops on the windscreen on a foggy, drizzly morning or wispy cloud fronts move across the horizon on a hazy summer day with the improved Real World Weather system. You can create custom weather, choose from a variety of we
- Interactive 3-D virtual cockpits "Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Century of Flight" improves on the franchise's virtual cockpit by allowing pilots to operate aircraft controls, tune radios and flip switches without leaving the virtual cockpit view