December 7th, 2001
History of Flight Sims Parts 1 and 2
Len Hjalmarson put together a great history of Flight sims - this first part runs from 1971 to the beginning of 3DFX. A History of Military Flight Simulations on the PC
Free manuals on the webFree manuals on the web - from civil aviation to AH-64 Apache and F-16 manuals.
Caricature artist extraordinaire!
Rob "Bomber" Henderson Check out Rob's reminiscences of a whole swag of 1980's sims - then duck over to his website and enjoy his aircraft caricature art which has a focus on those British types!
Cliffhanger- Whenever I want a huge adrenaline rush - to pit my flesh and sinew against the unforgiving precipice - to push my body to the limit of endurance - and beyond .. then I make a nice cuppa and watch Stallone in Cliffhanger.
Realistic hanglidingMicroflight started out as a project by Ilan Papini to create a realistic sim for gliding, hangliding and ultralight fun. The open architecture has encouraged a host of addons so you can now do everything from ride a bicycle around San Francisco to fly an ultralight down the Grand Canyon: Microflight
Museum hosts the Indian Scenery for F/A-18 Super Hornet
The Indian scenery update disappeared from it's original home and after Edge helped me locate it again I decided to house it in the Museum at F/A-18E Super Hornet patches and scenery
No pilot voice patchF/A-18E Super Hornet patches and scenery
Saitek X-36 analog config fileF/A-18E Super Hornet patches and scenery
Bond - That's James Bond!Aircraft, aerial stunts, Jet Fighters, seaplanes, helicopters, Gyrocopters, Mini-Jets... it seems every Bond movie features some air action. And let's not forget the plethora of gadgetry! In the interests of science I hit the local video-rama and revisited these classics. I thought I'd seen them all, but not so!
- 1963 - Dr. No
- 1964 - From Russia with Love
- 1964 - Goldfinger
- 1965 - Thunderball
- 1967 - You Only Live Twice
- 1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- 1971 - Diamonds are Forever
- 1973 - Live and Let Die
- 1974 - Man with the Golden Gun
- 1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me
- 1979 - Moonraker
- 1981 - For Your Eyes Only
- 1983 - Octopussy
- 1983 - Never Say Never Again
- 1985 - A View to a Kill
- 1987 - The Living Daylights
- 1989 - Licence to Kill
- 1995 - Golden Eye
- 1997 - Tomorrow Never Dies
- 1999 - The World is not Enough
Falcon series refurbishedI refurbished all the Falcon exhibits and added an image of the HUD in Falcon 3.0. For 1991 it seemed incredibly complex but compare it to the cockpits in later sims like F/A-18E Super Hornet or even F-15 by Janes Combat Simulations.
Versions of the classic F-16 combat flight sim "Falcon":
F-16 Fighting Falcon - 1985
Falcon 2.2 - the Mac version
Falcon 4 Allied Force
Falcon 4.0 gets a Super upgrade
The release of the Falcon 4.0 Superpaktempted me back to this iconic sim. Here's some info to whet your appetite as I get under the hood of the Falcon again - Falcon 4.0