June 30th 2001Contact MiGMan with your experiences regarding this sim.'s European Adventure.
Yes, I'm off to Europe for the month of July, so use the opportunity to explore those parts of the museum you've never been to yet. Believe me, few people have explored ALL the exhibits - it's a pretty extensive collection! You might use the Search Engines at the bottom of many of the pages to help your wanderings. I've also revised the recommended sims pages :
- Sims recommended according to hardware requirements
- World War I sims -
- World War 2 sims -
- Jet Combat sims
All the past "What's New" bulletins are archived and you can read them via the
Hopefully I'll bring back a flying story or 2, see you in August!
Contact MiGMan with your experiences regarding this sim.
Birds of Prey
1991 saw the release of an ambitious survey combat flight sim from
I was still using the
at the time and I used to drool over the artwork on the box and envy my PC-owning friends !
- Birds of Prey
The cover art showed a sleek, curved aircraft which represented the "best guesses" by the aerospace industry
at the time. Bear in mind that the F-117 was flying in secrecy for about 10 years before the general public
got a look at it! Quite a remarkable achievment.
Playing this sim on my Atari ST prompted me to get back into scale modelling, so I went out and bought a 1/72 scale F-117 model, which although more accurate in general shape than the F19 guesses still wasn't quite right, being too short and stubby. - F-19 Stealth Fighter (1989)
Sega StealthSega Genesis? Well the museum is about completeness, and with the X-box coming out we will probably see a few light sims for that platfirm. I certainly hope so anyway - F-117 Nightstorm Stealth Fighter
Marine Air CombatJoe Weber is an ex Marine pilot writes exciting Air Combat Fiction. In June 2001 Joe wrote me :
"It has been a busy spring for me. "Dancing with the Dragon". (the sequel to Primary Target) is finished -- edits and all. In keeping with my writing style, it is an action-packed, fact-based technothriller about a confrontation with China. My publisher plans to release it in hardcover early next year, (probably in March). Meanwhile, I'm working on the next manuscript ! "