Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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July 5th, 2002

The Soaring Simulator: Version 4 added

Der Segelflugsimulator - The Soaring Simulator - version 4
Soaring Simulator 4 is a highly realistic soaring flight simulator. Take off, landing, thermals and ridge soaring are possible.
  • The scenario
  • Hardware requirements
  • The team
  • Links
  • Patches
Flyable aircraft
  • KA8 Porta
  • ASW 27
More here: Soaring Simulator 4

Longbow box contents

Longbow from Janes:  Box Contents
Longbow from Janes was released in 1996 and remains possibly the most immersive simulation of the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. I've added scans of the box contents - now that was what you called a manual!. - Longbow box contents

Longbow 2's immersive virtual world

Longbow 2 succeeded in immersing me totally in it's virtual world. Longbow 2 was the sequel to Longbow and it added two more flyable choppers to the stable
  1. BlackHawk
  2. Kiowa Warrior
There was also added a virtual cockpit mode, fully scrollable with readable instrument displays. The Kiowa and Blackhawk cockpits featured side by side seating, and the Blackhawk even had door gunners!
  • Battlefield
  • Snapshots from the Front
  • Cockpits
  • Kiowa Warrior cockpit
  • Box
  • Links

1998 combat helicopter squadron: Longbow Anthology

In 1998 both Longbow and Longbow 2 were released along with the Flash Point Korea - Mission Pack in Longbow Anthology.

Tornado or Phantom sim?

F1Tornado - 1990
Francisco J. Campos sent in some shots from this 1990 Spectrum sim. Yes, it was a Tornado sim of sorts even one of the splash screens shows an F-4 Phantom ! - F1Tornado

Instrument Flight with voices!

In 1987 Jim Bailey wrote and pubished an instrument flight sim for the CP/M operating system. It even had voices! " It hollered at you if you were off your altitude!". Later he wrote an add-on for Microsoft Flight Sim which provided voice Air Traffic Control using the aircraft location, heading, altitude and radio settings extracted from the sim.

Instrument Flight - a CP/M sim from 1987.

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