Media

Articles, books, films and documentaries related to flight simulation.

Video playlists

MiGMan (Peter Inglis)'s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority, 2006 F-111-with a Harpoon missile underwing. F-22 Raptor - Australis's best choice for our future Air Defence.
Exhibit: MiGMan (Peter Inglis)'s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australian Defence Force Regional Air Superiority, 2006

A Brief History of Flight SimsA Brief History of Flight Sims
A Brief History of Flight Sims

Books and Videos for the Carrier Crazed by Bruce Irving

RAAF Amberley (Home of the F-111) base visit, 1995
Exhibit - RAAF Amberley (Home of the F-111) base visit, 1995


Great State of Maine Air Show: 1997
Can I learn to fly in a flight sim?
MiGs at Peenemunde
Sydney Olympics 2000
Denmark 2001

Chino Ejects over Vegas - punches Elvis!

EF-Mockup-02
2003 Paris Air Show

Avalon Airshow - 2005

FSX launch, Sydney, October 2006 FSX launch, Sydney, October 2006 FSX launch, Sydney, October 2006
Article - FSX launch, Sydney, October 2006
Comments - On an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 MiGMan was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Mark Schimmer
Article - Flying T-6 Texans in Germany, 2006
Date - 2006
Author - Mark Schimmer
Description - "I was able to fulfill a dream last week, that is, I always wanted to fly in a World War 2 piston-powered fighter aircraft."

About MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum

Beginners

Air to Air Guns
Carrier: Catapult launch
Carrier: Taxi
Carrier takeoff video
F/A-18 Suoper Hornet carrier take off
Take -ff in a jet fighter
Basic switch assignments on your HOTAS
Virtual Cockpit
Virtual Cockpit 4
Virtual Cockpit 5

Mark-Berent Phantom-Leader
Books by Mark Berent

Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet
Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet
Comment - Captain Scarlet is basically Biggles reimagined for the 21st century, in the 1960s. Ripping yarns and tales of derring-do.

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Tom Clancy

Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy - the story behind the Hornet scenes in the film.

Stephen Coonts Stephen Coonts
Stephen Coonts

Computer Gaming World - Issue 01, 1981
Computer Gaming World


Exhibit - Computer Pilot
Official website - www.computerpilot.com
Description - A bimonthly mag dedicated to flight simulation.

Flight Sim Museum Collection

Computer & Video Games magazine
Computer & Video Games magazine


Exhibit - Deadliest Warrior
Platform - TV
Description - A comparison of classic warriors and fighting styles achieved with the aid of weapons experts and weaponeers, professional martial artists and trainers, biomechanical engineers and statistical modelling.

Flight Sim Museum Collection

Comparative costs of home entertainment - January 2008
Comparative costs of home entertainment
Comments - I ran a quick comparison, showing what PC flight sims cost per hour in relation to other popular forms of entertainment. It is interesting to note the both the most expensive and the cheapest items per hour are comic books. The content is the same, the media has changed from print to digital. Flight Sims turn out to be nearly the cheapest form of home entertainment per hour!

2008: What would you pay for comic books?

February 16th 2008: Site Progress: Navigation and Database

F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q. by Title

F.A.Q. by Year

F.A.Q. - Unresolved

MiGMan's Flight Sim Masterclass on the November 14, 2006 episode of Good Game VIDEO of MiGMan's Flight Sim Masterclass on the November 14, 2006 episode of Good Game

Peter "MiGMan" Inglis gave a Flight Sim Masterclass on the November 14, 2006 episode of ABC TV's 'Good Game'.

Computer Graphics

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Graphics in computer games and simulations

Examples of computer graphics: the 1990s

Graphics Preferences Graphics Preferences
Graphics resolutions in the late '90s.

Graphics Preferences Graphics Preferences
Texture Mapping 101

1998-2002
Microsoft Flight Simulator graphics 1998-2002

20 Years of Military Flight Simulations on the PC by Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson.

Archival indexes created with a database December 2007-January 2008. - deprecated
Aviation education and learning websites
Flight Sim and Game Hardware Websites - deprecated
External Links - deprecated
Multiplayer Games and Virtual Squadrons - deprecated
Flight Sim and Game Websites - deprecated

News Archives

The history of MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum

New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT, USA, 2009.


Title - PC Pilot Magazine
Release Date - Sep 1999 to present
Developer - PC Pilot Magazine
Publisher - PC Pilot Magazine
Collection - Yes, various issues.
Comments - PC Pilot is published 6 times a year, with issues published at the end of January, March, May, July, September and November. This mag is beautifully presented with generous screenshots. The writers range from professional aviation authors to academics - and they are all flight sim nuts! What a relief to find a quality games mag - and one that treats our beloved hobby with the respect it deserves.

PC World Magazine

MiGMan in the Press

The Golden Years:- 50 years of the RAAF The Golden Years: 50 years of the RAAF
Exhibit: RAAF in Korea

Simulating Reality Simulating Reality
Exhibit: Simulating Reality

Description: X,Y and Z axes, vectors, ray tracing, polygons, texture mapping, these and many more are the tools used to model real events inside a mathematical simulation.

Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds

To Dream, to fly - adventures in flight simming

Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'  Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'
Exhibit - Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'
Release Date - 2009
Platform - DVD
Developer -
Publisher - imp
In collection - Vol.1 "Fighters"
Comments - An adequate base level introduction to the subject. Afficionados will find the information too shallow. Content comprises a 40 minute documentary with stock footage and a single voice-over. The ""hard cover book"" is a 24 page booklet nested in the DVD case.

Who flies flight sims? (1999)

Archival indexes - deprecated

  • Please be patient as I rebuild the index

RAAF Amberley (Home of the F-111) base visit, 1995
Exhibit - Indexes

MiGMan logo
Exhibit: Videos by MiGMan

Release Date: Various
Platform: YouTube
Developer: MiGMan
Publisher: MiGMan
In collection: Yes
Comments: Videos uploaded or authored by MiGMan.

WWI Gun Training
WWI Gun Training

World War II
Exhibit: World War II

Description: From 1939-1945 the entire world was embraced by a conflict between the Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy versus... just about everbody else! This conflict shaped the world we live in now.

ZZAP! 64 magazine
ZZAP! 64 magazine

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How do I buy the games?
Submitting physical material to the Museum
The Flight Sim Museum channel at YouTube