F14 Tomcat (1990) intro about: The opening scenes to this 1990 flight sim from Activision are an accurate time capsule! The PC hardware of the day was only capable of displaying a limited number of polygons and colours, and the sound made good use of the latest sound card technology. Note that in the game you could also fly in cockpit view. software: F-14 Tomcat aircraft: Grumman F-14 Tomcat org: Activision tags: ObjectsScenery published: 1990
F-16 Combat Pilot (1989) about: The simple graphics of this sim belie the amount of information it presented to the pilot in real time, a milestone achievement for flight sims of the era. I first played it in the 1980's on an Atari ST. I used to fly on instruments most of the time and play with the comprehensive information available on the 3 Multi-Function Displays. It was the first flight sim with a dynamic battlefield. (Note: there is no sound on this video.) software: F-16 Combat Pilot aircraft: General Dynamics F-16 Falcon org: Digital Integration tags: ObjectsSceneryMiGMan: Combat Diary published: 1989
History about: Michael Woodley reported: ""In 1984, I was hired as the 4th engineer at subLOGIC Bruce Artwick, Dave Denhart, Charles Guy and myself were the entire engineering department there. I was hired specifically to develop scenery for all the Flight Simulators. | READ ON software: Flight Simulator II org: SuBLogicMichael Woodley tags: HistoryScenery
Scenery about: The combination of high density elevation data with the auto generated trees and buildings, plus shadows from the clouds and shadows calculated on from the interaction of terrain and the sun... all these factors combine to create the most convincing effect of flying over real terrain I've yet experienced. software: Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 tags: Scenery
Hawaii about: The islands of Hawaii are ideal for visual joyflights. You can't get lost! Just take off from any of the numerous airports, follow the coastline and you'll end up back where you started in about 10 or 15 minutes. The islands are close enough to be visible from each other so you can go island hopping wihout fear of getting lost at sea.
Or you can just land at any of the airports you'll see along the way. software: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 country: USA tags: Scenery published: 2002
15 minutes of FUN in Guinea: extra footage about: I couldn't resist recording some of the fab landscape as I returned from a camera calibration test flight. airport: Conakry Gbessia International country: Guinealocale: Conakry tags: Scenery published: 2021 updated: 2021-04-08
Iceland: Blue Lagoon (extra footage) about: Blue Lagoon Iceland: Popular spa destination featuring an outdoor lagoon with mineral-rich waters in a lava field, and next to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant. tags: SceneryFeatures published: 2021 updated: 2021-04-17
Bell 206B JetRanger about: One of MiGMan's wobbly test flights!
In the default Bell 205B helicopter, taking a sedate flight over the strip in Vegas. Landmark areas of scenery such as this received particular attention by the developers and they pushed the software and hardware of the day to the limits to achieve this amount of detail. Compare this to the same flight in FS2002.
Gemini 1965 mission to low Earth orbit about: This 2004 video by Jim Kallinen shows the outstanding space sim "Orbiter" recreating the Gemini 1965 mission to low Earth orbit. software: Orbiter country: USA tags: ScenerySpace published: 2004
1969 Moon landing by the Eagle Lander about: This 2004 video shows the Eagle Lander 3D simulation in action with a recreation of the Apollo 12 moon landing. The video was created by Ron Monsen. software: Orbiter country: USA tags: ScenerySpace published: 2004
about: The package installs over 150 new textures including several airfields and 2 dimensional representations of the docks and urban landscape around Pearl Harbour. This technique looks good at altitude but unimpressive at low level. It does keep the frame rates up however. software: Pearl Harbor (2001) tags: Scenery
Scenery | ORBX Ausralia(external link): ORBX Ausralia about: "Australia v2 is a landclass-style region that brings together everything on a massive scale. Almost 700 airports have been upgraded or created from scratch, giving you the perfect opportunity to criss-cross the country in true VFR style. Coastlines, waterbodies, road, rail and powerline networks have been recreated from scratch, using the latest high-fidelity data to vastly improve accuracy and detail across the continent." software: Prepar3D org: ORBX tags: Scenery