Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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January 5th, 2001

Zero Hour

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000

Added Zero checklists to the Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 exhibit.

  • Takeoff
  • Descent
  • Engine Start
  • Carrier Landing
  • Field Landing
  • Waveoff
  • Pre takeoff
  • Combat


B-24 Mitchell in action. Over 18,000 of this type were built during World War 2 - only 1 remains flying today.

  • John Hileman remembers a scary incident over New Guinea
  • A rare picture of a B-24 Mitchell ditching
  • B-24 Mitchell Waist Gun
B-24 Mitchell

Learning zone

Can I learn to fly in a flight sim?

Chino's flying skills improve. Another milestone was reached with his first Official Cross Country Flight. This is part of the ongoing series: Can I learn to fly in a flight sim?.


Hard realities in Sim - world ! has been around longer than most sites in the field and from the beginning was one of the best and most thorough websites devoted to simulation. As of December 2000 they have moved to a subscription model.

Classic Sims

Falcon AT

The first really hard-core sim I had was on my Atari ST. We used to start our 2 -player dogfights by racing over the bridge in the West as low as we dared! - yes - daring - that was us !!! - Falcon AT

Land Combat

Did you have a Mechy Xmas !

Well I spent Xmas 2000 at P.C.'s place and got engrossed in this giant robot slugfest! SO engrossed in fact that I bought a copy home - NO NO NO !!!!

I had promised myself to stay away from Mechs after losing months in MechCommander in 1998. And MechCommander 2 is due out soon. What can you do?

  • MiGMan jumps into the action
  • Long range tactics
  • Short Range
  • Repair bay
  • Sense of scale ...
  • and distance
  • the Manual
  • Graphics settings
  • By the way - the graphics are awesome in the extreme!
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance