In 1998 I created MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum with 4 pages where I enthused about my current favourite sims. I quickly realised that the history of our hobby hadn't been documented, and so today the museum has grown to 10's of thousands of pages to fill that void. I've also promoted flight simulation in the gaming press and mainstream media: MiGMan in the Press.
The most popular topics are linked at the top of each page, or you can dive into the search facility, whic also lists ALL the main indexes! Maybe you'd care to share your fondest flight sim memories by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
If you are excited about the history of Flight Simulation consider contributing via my Patreon page, where I also post all the latest updates.
Thank you and enjoy the Museum!
Peter 'MiGMan' Inglis."
A quick tour of the Museum.
About the FSM
Encourage and develop interest in Flight Sims.
Preserve the history of Computer Flight Simulation.
Celebrate human creativity in related fields.
How do I do this?
Curate Virtual Museum Exhibits
Curate Physical Museum Exhibits (Watch this space in 2019)
A physical collection of historic software and hardware.
About the FSM
Hi, my name is Peter Inglis, aka "MiGMan".
More than 25 years ago I created the Flight Sim Museum, creating virtual museum exhibits and continue overseeing it's growth.
During that time I've seen many incredible changes in software environments, hardware platforms and communication speed and breadth brought about by the internet.
A short promo for the Flight Sim Museum which I put together in 2006. I also composed the music. It goes from the Wright Brothers to an F/A-18E Superhornet and features a few of my favourite flight sims.
"I composed this fanfare in 2006 to promote a proposed Television series. "MiGMan Fanfare" (c) 2006 Peter Inglis. All rights reserved."
Peter "MiGMan" Inglis gave a Flight Sim Masterclass on the November 14th 2006 episode of ABC TV's 'Good Game'.
Commissioned by PC Powerplay to write a six page feature article: "MiGMan's Guide to MechCommander" for the November 1998 issue.
"The team at MiGMan's have done a fantastic job cataloging the history of desktop flight simulation. As well as the exhibits, there are a host of combat flying tips, links and resources. We owe them a great many thanks for all their combined efforts, helping us to remember the heritage of this ever-expanding hobby.""
Kenji Takeda, 1999
Lecturer in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK."
"Some sites aspire to be comprehensive; once achieved, they aspire to be MiGMan's."
Jim Dattilo, Computer Simulations Guide at about.com who in October 1999 awarded www.migman.com "Site of the Month".
Commissioned by PC Powerplay to write "A History of Flight Sims", a 6 page feature article in the March 1999 issue.
" Flight simulation fanatics should bookmark this site now!"
... said Kevin Cheung in the May 26th, 2001 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald.
"By allowing gamers to add their own planes, landscape and missions, Microsoft's CFS2 remains popular. ... Creating "add-on" aircraft and missions isn't a new phenomenon.
"Fans have been hacking into the code - sometimes with the blessing of the publisher - for a long time," says Peter Inglis of Sydney, Australia, who is in charge of the MiGMan's Flight Simulation museum, a Web site that has cataloged about 200 flight simulators from the past 20 years. In the 1990s, he said, Flight Sim fans wormed their way into Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and Jane's U.S. Navy Fighter games to fly airplanes that only the computer was designed to pilot.
Inglis, a musician by trade, says that someone leaked the code to Microprose's Falcon 4 in the late 1990s, allowing dozens of people to create patches - pieces of software that fix bugs in games - and additional missions.
Article by By Kevin Washington."
"Commissioned by Computer Pilot to write "A Brief History of Flight Sims", a 6 page feature article which was an entertaining time travel piece revealing the fun of combat flight sims through personal anecdotes. July 2002 issue.
21/10/19 - audio restored! || 26 mb wmv file. It should play in your browser, or you can download it. At YouTube they disable all the sound because the video contains about 15 seconds of 'Danger Zone' from Top Gun... even though that was a licensed usage.
"Teaser for an Air Combat drama series which didn't make it into production. Script, production, editing and original music (c) 2007 by Peter Inglis.
Lock On Modern Air Combat game engine used with permission of Ubisoft Australia."
Used wih permission, images of flight simulation for a high school science textbook.
Table based comparison of the F-111 Aardvark, and it's proposed replacement, the F-35 JSF.
In this 60 second video (made in 2006) I introduce you to the spectacle and drama of flight simulation.
Soundtrack: "MiGMan Fanfare" composed by Peter Inglis.
Virtual Pilot | Video editing: Peter Inglis.