Civil sims

  • 747
  • date_range 1981
  • content_paste 747 was a civil flight sim created for the Atom computer, running in 12K of RAM ( !!!) in 1981. To give you an idea, 12k is about the size of a small web page these days. Or a few pages of text.
  • tagCivil
3-D Helicopter Simulator
421C Golden Eagle
727 Professional
757 Captain
A320 Airbus
  • A320 Airbus
  • date_range 1992
  • content_pasteRob "Bomber" Henderson remembers: "A320 AIRBUS by Thallion : This was bar far the most complex civilian flight sim I flew on the Amiga. It was developed in conjunction with the airline LUFTHANSA of Germany. The sim came with a huge manual, a massive "notepad" containing Jeppessen airfield approach charts for almost every controlled airfield in Central Europe, and 4 high level navigation charts, and a massive poster of a real A320 cockpit."
  • tagCivilAdd-on
A320 Airbus
  • A320 Airbus
  • date_range 1992
  • content_pasteRob "Bomber" Henderson remembers: "A320 AIRBUS by Thallion : This was bar far the most complex civilian flight sim I flew on the Amiga. It was developed in conjunction with the airline LUFTHANSA of Germany. The sim came with a huge manual, a massive "notepad" containing Jeppessen airfield approach charts for almost every controlled airfield in Central Europe, and 4 high level navigation charts, and a massive poster of a real A320 cockpit."
  • tagCivilAdd-on
A320 Pilot in Command
  • Acrojet
  • date_range 1985
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteAcro Jet was released in 1985 on the Sinclair Spectrum.
  • tagCivil
Aerofly FS 2
  • Aerofly FS 2
  • date_range 2017
  • precision_manufacturing IPACS  
  • content_pasteA cross platform sim with gorgeous graphics and a fluid flight model. The sim ran totally fluidly on my i7 and Nvidia 1060 graphics card. Helicopter flight modelling seems well supported. A great variety of aircraft are provided in the standard fleet. The interface and load times are a marvel to behold (they are fast!). My only question remains as to the flight planning, which I found quite obscure. I'll return to that.
  • tagCivil
African Safari Scenery
Air Bucks
Air Hauler
Air Manager
  • Air Manager
  • date_range
  • content_paste"Air Manager is an application which allows you to create your own 2D flight simulator panels. You can run it on the same computer as your flight simulator, or on a seperate computer. It will automatically connect to your X-plane, FSX or Prepar3d flight simulator on your local network."
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Airbus 2000
Airbus Collection
Airbus Series Vol. 1
Aircraft and Adventure Factory
  • Aircraft and Adventure Factory
  • date_range 1992
  • precision_manufacturing Mallard  
  • content_paste"In my opinion this is what made Flight simming really interesting - designing visually accurate (in a relative sense, or at least for the time) aircraft, that flew close to what the real planes did. And if they didn't, you tweaked it until it did. If this had not happened, I don't believe that the hobby would have gone to where it is today. " - Thomas Long.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Aircraft Animator
  • Aircraft Animator
  • date_range 2000
  • Abacus  
  • content_pasteIt took aircraft from Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 and added moving parts such as landing gear and propellor blades.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Aircraft Factory 99
Airline Commander
Apollo 18
Around the World
  • Around the World
  • date_range 1999
  • precision_manufacturing Abacus  
  • content_pasteAdds Amelia Aerhart's aircraft - the Lockeed Electra - and scenery all along the route of her last, unfinished flight of 1937.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Australia Special Edition 98
Aviator - Bush Pilot
  • Aviator - Bush Pilot
  • date_range 2014
  • precision_manufacturing UIG Entertainment   Netmin Games  
  • content_paste"As the busy operator of a hangar and runway in the heart of a region like the Serengeti, there are countless ways to earn a living. As an ‘old school’ bush pilot, you must undertake challenging jobs to make the lives of both tourists and locals a lot easier. Fight bush fires, transport goods, find missing people & items, serve as a first responder & wildlife preservationist, or simply take some snapshots of archaeological finds."
  • tagCivil
Azores & Madeira
  • Beseige
  • date_range 2020
  • precision_manufacturing Spiderling Studios  
  • content_pasteAdds many aircraft and physics based flight models to 'Beseiged'. "The game allows players to build outlandish medieval siege engines to pit against castles or armies."
    It has also been used to create flight sim experiences.
  • tagCivil
Buzz Aldrin’s Race into Space
  • Buzz Aldrin’s Race into Space
  • date_range 1992
  • content_pasteBuzz Aldrin's Race Into Space offers twenty different approaches to the moon. Do you follow history or do you cut your own path to glory? Will the United States land on the moon first? Or will the Russians continue to dominate space and plant the red flag on lunar soil first?
  • tagCivil
C-130 Hercules
C-5M Super Galaxy
  • C-5M Super Galaxy
  • date_range 2009
  • content_paste"Built for FSX engine, very high detail exterior and interior, photoreal textures, detailed doors and cargo bays."
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Cargo Pilot
  • Cargo Pilot
  • date_range 2006
  • Just Flight  
  • content_paste"Enjoy a career as a virtual cargo pilot - feel the pressure as you fight bad weather, with the Black Box watching your every move." - pub info.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Chuck Yeager’s Advanced Flight Trainer
  • Chuck Yeager’s Advanced Flight Trainer
  • date_range 1987
  • precision_manufacturing Electronic Arts  
  • content_pasteFlight Instruction, Formation flying, Aerobatics, Pylon racing, this sim had it all! Despite the clunky looking graphics by today's standards, Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer was an ambitious attempt to teach the basics of flight on a personal computer. Edward Lerner developed and programmed it to showcase 14 different flyable aircraft. This exhibit contains AUDIO content.
  • tagCivil
Classic Airliners 2000
Conquer the Skies
  • Conquer the Skies
  • date_range 1997
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteThis collection was published by Microprose in 1997. It contains four of Microprose's best DOS combat flight sims: 1942: Pacific Air War, Falcon 3.0, Fleet Defender and Gunship 2000.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Constellation Professional
  • Constellation Professional
  • date_range 2009
  • precision_manufacturing Aeroplane Heaven   Just Flight  
  • content_paste"The Constellation is a true aviation pioneer and thanks to its distinctive shape it is one of the most easily recognised airliners ever to grace the skies. The C69 Military transport, C69/L049A and the L049A production versions are included in Constellation Professional and span a range of 11 different aircraft."
  • tagCivilAdd-on
Corporate Pilot
Custom Panel Designer
Dangerous Airports
  • Dangerous Airports
  • date_range 1998
  • content_pasteEnables you to fly into new airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator 98. What makes these airports so dangerous? These airports are all located hundreds or thousands of miles apart. But in a word - what makes these airports dangerous is the surrounding terrain. Weather, high altitude, narrow approaches and hidden runways all add to the challenge. And designers Jim Rhoads and Tim Dickens are carefully detailing each airport to bring you an authentic flight experience.
    Airports: Dutch Harbor - Aleutian Islands | Funchal, Madiera Island (Portugal) | Innsbruck, Austria | Kathmandu, Nepal | Guatemala City, Guatemala | Aspen, Colorado | Kodiak, Alaska | Akureyri, Iceland | Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland | Templehoff Berlin, Germany.
  • tagCivilAdd-on
DC-10 Collection
Escenario Suramerica Andes
Europe 1
Europe 2
Europe 3
Extreme Landings
F-1 Tornado
  • F-1 Tornado
  • date_range 1990
  • content_pasteF1Tornado was released in 1990 for the Sinclair Spectrum. Once of the intro screens, curiously, shows a profile view of an F-4 Phantom II.
  • tagCivil
Flight Sim Toolkit
  • Flight Sim Toolkit
  • date_range 1993
  • content_pasteFlight Sim Toolkit was a unique concept, putting creative power in the hands of the flight sim enthusiast. Please contact me if you have videos of the series in action.
  • tagCivil
Flight Simulator 1
  • Flight Simulator 1
  • date_range 1981
  • precision_manufacturing SuBLogic  
  • content_pasteFlight Simulator 1 was one of the first flight sims released for personal computers. A whole generation of flight sim fans were hooked for life on the wire frame graphics and the "dogfighting" in the Sopwith Camel. The graphical splendour rested mainly in the mind of the player - but it was a beginning! This was my very first exposure to flying on a personal computer and I was hooked!
  • tagCivil
Flight Simulator II
  • Flight Simulator II
  • date_range 1983
  • precision_manufacturing SuBLogic  
  • content_pasteMichael Woodley reported: "At the time, there were three 6502 versions of FSII. There was one for the Apple II, one for the Commodore 64 and one for the Atari 800. When the the Atari ST and Amiga were introduced (which ran the Motorolla 68000 processor), new versions were released for those machines, for the Tandy and for the MacIntosh through Microsoft. The versions of FSII for the 6502 processor DID have solid filled graphics not just wireframe."
  • tagCivil
Flight Unlimited
Flight Unlimited II
  • Flight Unlimited II
  • date_range 1997
  • precision_manufacturing Looking Glass  
  • content_pasteStunning landscape and weather complemented by ATC and realistic physics made this a high watermanrk in civil flight sims.
  • tagCivil
Flight Unlimited III
Fly the Best
Fly the Grand Canyon
  • Fly the Grand Canyon
  • date_range 1991
  • precision_manufacturing Hyacinth  
  • content_pastePossibly the first ever 'VR' sim released for home PC? It was a 3D wire mesh model of the Grand Canyon which you viewed with 3D glasses.
  • tagCivilScenery
Flying Club 2
Flying Club Duchess
Flying Club R44
Flying Club R44
Flying Club X
Flying Club X
FS 2002 Sky Ranch
FS Action Scenery
FS Assist
FS Assist 2002
FS Clouds 98
FS Design Studio
FS Flight Deck
FS LogBook
FS Maintenance
FS Scenery Enhancer
FS Traffic 2
Georender 1
Georender 2
Georender 3
GS Lakes
GS Lakes
Helicopter Flight Simulator
Helicopter Simulator 2014: Search and Rescue
  • IFR
  • date_range 1983
  • content_pasteIFR was a flight sim released on the Commodore 64 in 1983 "I think you could say it turned a liability into a virtue when it called itself an IFR simulator, since it had no out the window graphics at all! It's about as IFR as you can get. It's been a long time since I flew it but I still recall it was a rather strange experience. You followed yourself on a grid, and controlled your position by taking different headings. The idea was to fly at different altitudes, slip through narrow openings, make 90 degree turns to snake your way through, and land at different "airports" (which were just locations on the grid) by landing completely blind, with descent rate at touchdown determining whether it was a landing or a crash." - Ed Brooks.
  • tagCivilMultiplayer
Infinite Flight
  • Infinite Flight
  • date_range 2020
  • precision_manufacturing Infinite Flight  
  • content_pasteA serious contender in the relatively new area of mobile platform based flight sims. Features satellite terrain imagery, dozens of aircraft, adjustable weather, Fore Flight connections and multiplayer servers with human ATC.
  • tagCivilMobileMultiplayer
Instrument Flight
  • Instrument Flight
  • date_range 1987
  • precision_manufacturing SPITE Software  
  • content_pasteThe first talking ATC in a sim? Jim Bailey, Yellow Springs, Ohio wrote and published a sim for CP/M back in 1987 called "Instrument Flight". "There was also an interpreter which you could create your own scripts for to provide ATC guidance. Not a canned script, but rather the ability to request vectors on the fly and get an intercept to the localizer or request the full approach on your own. It hollered at you if you were off your altitude!"
  • tagCivil
Island Flight Simulator
Italy 98
MegaScenery USA 2004
Mexico Scenery Gold
Microsoft Flight
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
  • date_range 2020
  • precision_manufacturing Microsoft   Asobo  
  • content_pasteAfter a 14 year hiatus Microsoft re-envisioned their flagship IP. A combination of Bing satellite mapping, cloud storage, Azure cloud computing, photogrammetry, atmospheric physics modelling and many other bespoke software technologies have delivered a quantum leap in the flight sim experience. The next decade looks to be the best yet for flight sim fans!
  • tagCivil
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.1
Microsoft Flight Simulator 95
Microsoft Flight Simulator 98
Microsoft Flight Simulator Advanced Scenery Designer
Microsoft Flight Simulator X : Steam Edition
Microsoft New York
Microsoft New York
Microsoft Paris
Microsoft Scenery Pack
MiGMan’s World Tour
  • Orbiter
  • date_range 2005
  • content_pasteMartin Schweiger's "Orbiter" is a freeware space flight simulator for the PC that is fun, powerful, realistic, expandable, and educational. Based on the real science and math of orbital mechanics and atmospheric flight, it features a first-person astronaut's perspective and beautiful 3D graphics. Orbiter's developer, Dr. Martin Schweiger, has created an amazing virtual world of real and fictional spacecraft, space stations, planets, and moons. It includes a variety of spacecraft, space stations, and sample scenarios or missions.
  • tagCivilSpace
Orcas Island
Perfect Flight Deluxe Ireland
Pilot Wings 64
Private Pilot
Pro Pilot
  • Pro Pilot
  • date_range 1997
  • content_pastePro Pilot was a civil aviation sim released in 1997 by Sierra. I bought a copy in 2000. In 2001 I finally got around to trying it out for the museum and scanned the box contents, admired the manual and checklists then realised there was no CDROM in the box! .. no wonder it was on sale! You win some, you lose some.
  • tagCivil
  • Proflight
  • date_range 1990
  • content_pasteProflight was one of the first flight sims I saw on a personal computer. I had bought an Atari ST to arrange and print music for my string quartet and included in the package was a demo of this amazingly fluid sim, running at 600 x 400 pixels (in monochrome).
  • tagCivil
Project 1
Real Flight Simulator
Rescue Air 911
San Francisco
Silicon Graphics Flight Sim
  • Silicon Graphics Flight Sim
  • date_range
  • content_paste"... we hunched around an old IRIS 2400 Turbo playing this amazing flight simulator game from Silicon Graphics, Inc.". Modern personal computers in the 90's (were) now as powerful as graphics workstations of the 80's."
  • tagCivilCombat
Simple Planes
  • Simple Planes
  • date_range 2015
  • precision_manufacturing Jundroo  
  • content_paste"BUILD AIRPLANES. You have the tools you'll need to bring any airplane to life. Snap parts together to build your airplane's body. Place engines to add thrust. Design and attach wings and then strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies." - Steam
  • tagCivil
Solo Flight
Space Shuttle
Stunt Flyer
Super 80
Super Chopper
  • Super Chopper
  • date_range 2021
  • precision_manufacturing Webfoot   Ziggurat  
  • content_paste"Climb into the cockpit of a military attack helicopter and take on five life or death scenarios, or make your own missions in the included level editor!" - Steam
  • tagCivilRotary Wing
Super Huey III
Take On Helicopters
  • Take On Helicopters
  • date_range 2011
  • precision_manufacturing Bohemia Interactive  
  • content_pasteTake on Helicopters is a civil helo sim with campaign built in the ARMA 2 engine. This sim was released in 2011 and still looks great 10 years later. The fluid feel of the flight dynamics and the immersive campaign put it into my list of all time favourites. I can only hope that Bohemia Interactive release more titles like this, they don't need to update the engine - just give us more great stories to fly through!
  • tagCivilCombatRotary Wing
Western European Tour Scenery Disk
X-Plane 08
ZX-81 Flight Sims
  • ZX-81 Flight Sims
  • date_range 1980
  • content_pasteType in a flight sim from a magazine article? Yes, that was computer flight simulation in the early 1980s.
  • tagCivil