Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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December 10th, 2002

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



Flight sim competition

Courtesy of Microsoft, MiGMan has 5 copies of Flight Sim 2002 to go to creative members over the Xmas period.

Get the details here :

Microsoft and MiGMan competition - Xmas 2002

Microsoft and MiGMan competition



BFM, a Supergeek serenade

Bruce "Chino" Irving
Bruce Irving reported - " I was in a funny mood and was telling my brother about the old US Navy Fighters sim and how one of the RIO voices would say "C'mon, do some of that pilot shit." This got me sim-nostalgic and I wrote this song. SFX are from Falcon 4.0(reinstalled for the occasion!). "

SuperGeek profile: Viking 1

Len ' Viking 1 ' Hjalmarson
I updated Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson's profile. For those who don't know of him, he is the most prolific and widely read writer in Combat Flight Sims. Check out his A History of Military Flight Simulations on the PC by Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarsonon this site and then head over to www.combatsim.comwhere they have years of his output archived.

1980's Interceptor: a prelude to Jetfighter

F/A-18 Interceptor
F/A-18 Interceptor was written by Bob Dinnerman who was the force behind the later Jetfighter series. Containing only 5 missions, yes, that's F I V E - this 1988 sim nonetheless amused and entertained sim fans around the world for months at a time. F/A-18 Interceptor

F-19 on the Amiga

F-19 Stealth Fighter
" This was the first sim I brought for the Amiga - and what a cracking game it was. The cockpit & systems were just mind-blowing when comparing to the earlier sims on the Spectrum I had used. The main game was based on the same campaigns as the Spectrum version : Libya, Persian Gulf, North Cape & Central Europe. " - Rob "Bomber" Henderson recalls this classic sim in its Commodore Amiga incarnation. - F-19 Stealth Fighter on the Amiga

Early virtual cockpits on the Amiga

Dogfight
Published by Microprose, Dogfight was released on Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and PC platforms. I bought the Atari version and was blown away by the smooth and "complex" graphics and variety of gameplay. The graphics looked nothing at all like the splash screen at right - being state of the art early 1990's shaded polygon models. One outstanding innovation for the time was the inclusion of virtual cockpits with padlock view. The Atari graphics looked much crisper than the PC version, probably because the Atari hardware and monitors were optimised for the low screen resolution whereas PC monitors displayed the 320 x 200 graphics as chunky rectangular pixel blocks. - Commodore Amiga version of Dogfight

Open source sim

Flightgear is an open source project which is getting enthusiasts involved in building their own flight sim. It models civil aviation activities and looks pretty good too. Support for 3 displays is built in - now that's forward thinking ! - Flightgear

Flightgear: open source flight sim website

Check out their website at  >>> external web-site –  www.flightgear.org

How to land a 737 on an aircraft carrier.

A tutorial on how to land a 737 on an aircraft carrier. They also have a custom helicopter fun base and lots of other fun ideas for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. -  >>> external web-site –  http://www.navyair.com