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.
The creme-de-la-creme of Australia's gaming journalists gathered at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, and
embarked on a champagne flight over Sydney Harbour in a C-47, the military transport version of the Douglas DC-3.
VIDEO of a DC-3 flight over Sydney, 2006
Images from the DC-3 video
The Flight sim fans turned up dressed most appropriately! People there included Bennet Ring, ace games journalist from http://au.ign.com/
On landing at Bankstown, Sydney's second major airport, we were treated to a hangar full of classic aircraft...
F-86 Sabre Jet
Bell helicopter - cockpit
But the best was yet to come..... at the back of the hangar were two full motion cockpits. Yes, that is 360 degrees of motion with a roll rate of 360 degrees per second.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X