Good Game, TV show on ABC Australia

ABC TV: Good Game Episode 9, Nov 14 2006 | Partial transcript

Good Game host JUNGLIST : "This week we present a Flight Sim Masterclass by MiGMan."

Microsoft Flight Simulator X launch party

"... and if there's anything he doesn't know about flight sims... "

To the tune of "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines"

" They go uppity up up, they go downditty down down..."

JUNGLIST : "We're checking Microsoft Microsoft Flight Simulator X. We've just gone for a flight in a DC-3 and are going to check out how the sim compares to the real thing."

JUNGLIST : "What were you thinking MiGMan?"

MiGMan: "I thought it was pretty smooth, and we're looking forward to checking out the simulator."

JUNGLIST : "Let's check it out!"

We survived!

JUNGLIST: "How would you compare the sim with the real thing?"

MiGMan: "The real... the virtual world... I get them mixed up sometimes!"

JUNGLIST: "Let's get back to the studio and do our Masterclass."


JUNGLIST: "What is it about flight sims that's so... addictive?"

" Addictive... is it addictive?"

: " ... I think it's because of the freedom in the genre. The freedom to do anything you want to do in an aeroplane."

JUNGLIST: "Is it easy to get in to?"

: " Yep. If you get some guidance, and most of the sims now have good instructional material built in."

JUNGLIST: "Take us through your rig."

: " This is the MINI-MIG-RIG!."


JUNGLIST: "First thing to do in a flight sim is the takeoff. Can you show us how to do that?"

: " Sure thing!"

" We've made sure the throttle's pulled right back... "

" There's no old ladies crossing the runway... "

" Throttle smoothly forward, 250 kilometres per hour, this is a HOT machine! "

" 350, let's pull back on the stick.... hold it back.... 10 degrees nose up... "

" Positive rate of climb, gear up. Let's go outside and have a look. Here we come! "

JUNGLIST: " Flawless! "


: " We'll fly right up and ..."

JUNGLIST: "Gun him down!"

: " They're breaking left, right and every which way!"

" A bit of a yo-yo here.... and... I'm still behind them."

JUNGLIST: " Can you tell us about the high G yo-yo?"

: "I'm coming in high and fast. You see me and pull hard right."

" ... and you turn real quick... "

" ... and I fly right past you... and get shot down! "

" Let's do it again. This time I convert speed to altitude.... "

" Then I can roll inverted and down. You can't see me, and I shoot you! That's the high G Yo-Yo. "


" The key to any good landing is in the setup. "

" The computer gives us speed and altitude... "

" In the landing phase the controls are reversed. "

" Use the throttle to control altitude and Rate of Descent and the stick to control speed. "

JUNGLIST: " You're landing at about 300 kph... "

I'll see you online for a dogfight! "

" Check Six! "