Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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March 1st, 2002

News Flash: Microsoft announces Combat Flight Sim 3

Microsoft has announced the imminent release of Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3 in Fall, 2002. Microsoft has announced the imminent release of Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3 in Fall, 2002. Here is the press release and three official screenshots from Microsoft. March 1,2002: Combat Flight Sim 3 announced

Air Power: The Cold War - The N.A.T.O. aircraft
The N.A.T.O. Aircraft test flights concluded in Air Power: The Cold War (2000).
  • B-47E Stratojet
  • B-52F Stratofortress
  • Dassault Mirage IVA
  • F-101A Voodoo
  • F-102A Delta Dagger
  • F-104S Starfighter
  • Handley-Page Victor B.1
  • Vickers Valiant B.1

Harrier Jump Jet
Harrier Jump Jet (1992)

Those were the days! A 270 page manual printed on glossy stock and well bound in a size ideal for throne room reading. As well as heaps of tables detailing air-to-ground weapon effectiveness there was diagram after diagram on air combat manoeuvres. Not to mention the 3 full - colour maps! After scanning the material for this museum entry I moved with bated breath towards my P166 laptop, 3 disks in hand, all psyched up for some retro-viffing. Alas it was not to be.... there was data corruption on Disk 1 ... Aaaaaaaaaaaaagghh! Never mind.

Sim HQ sent me a copy with working disks and this time I at least got to see the menu screens! - Harrier Jump Jet (1992)

Microsoft Flight Sim History

Flight Simulator 1 Microsoft  Flight Simulator 2002

Jos Grupping has made a good start on a history of the Microsoft Sim series: at This inspired me to tidy up the Flight Sim Museum exhibits:

Microsoft's Civil Aviation Simulations
Published by SubLogic::
Flight Simulator 1
Flight Simulator 2
Published by Microsoft:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3
Microsoft Flight Simulator 4
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Microsoft Flight Simulator X

F-16 Fighting Falcon/Harrier ?

F-16 Fighting Falcon by Mastertronics

Yes, yes, I know that's not an F-16! It's a Harrier.. .. .. with TWO vertical tails.. .. ! Francisco J. Campos sent in the splash screen from this 1980's Spectrum sim: F16 Fighting Falcon - 1990

FREE AREA (note that the entire content of the Museum is free to read now).

DOS sim problems

There isn't much info on the web these days on running old sims. Often the answer is as simple as this: Reinstall drivers.

MiGMan to retail Thrustmaster Cougar in Australia

In response to enquiries - YES - I will be retailing the Cougar for Australia only, and will announce details shortly. Email me - Contact MiGMan with your experiences regarding this sim. and I'll put you on the contact list.

Not sure what the Cougar is?

Len Hjalmarson on the HOTAS Cougar

Text last edited January 2008