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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
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 - A landmark in Flight Simulation.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X