FLY by Terminal Reality.

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MiGMan got his hands on a beta version of this exciting looking civilian flight sim.

Ok, into the cockpit... wow! The cockpit is huge (about 2 screens wide in 800 x 600) and is photorealistic.

It seems to have every switch, latch, knob, dial, lamp that you see in the real aircraft. The mouse pointer changes shape indicating what actions you can perform... push, pull, turn etc, and labels pop-up to describe each item if you hover over them.

Pop-up labels on the instruments.
Pop-up labels on the instruments.

Ready for takeoff
Ready for takeoff

Virtual Cockpit
Virtual Cockpit

After poking around for a while, playing with the radio, watching the throttle/s move in response to my Saitek controller urgings I found the "autostart". Now this is nothing less than real time lesson in starting the aircraft.... by the book!

The display scrolls to each cockpit component and a label pops up describing the action being taken. Try this in a twin and enjoy!

Once the auto start sequence has finished all you have to do is release the brakes and take off. There appear to be a range of window options, not all workng in this BETA version. The item " 3D window " looked particularly interesting, conjuring up in my foetid imagination images of running separate windows on my 2 monitors.

Let's say one for the regular view and the left monitor for.... left view? Don't laugh, this would be great for those left hand circuit patterns. An option I did get working was to turn the main cockpit display off and substitute a smaller display of the basic instruments. Very nice!

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