Exhibit - Lago F-16 Collection for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Release Date - 2004
Platform - PC
Publisher - Lago
In collection - Yes
Comments - Lago's F-16 Falcon Collection gives you the choice of several different variants including a few 2 seaters (D model) and some of the most recognisable and colourful paint schemes.
The cockpit has eight - yes eight ! - panels.You can switch between them with the standard Shift 1-9 keypresses or with a mouse-clickable icon which is shaped like the cockpit. Clicking on a panel symbol once displays the panel and clicking again hides it. This type of intuitive interface is a real bonus for getting around what seems to be a daunting cockpit.
Flyers used to F-16 combat simulations will find that every switch and button is here and where the simulation supports their functions, they work.
As you would expect the radar and weapons targetting systems are the least functional in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, although the air radar module by Eric Mariano can be activated in the left Multi-Function Display (MFD). Using this makes your 'practice interceptions' of the hapless AI controlled FS aircraft more practical and in fact the manual authors recommend this as a fun way to use the F-16 in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
The virtual cockpit is one of the best I've seen in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, making the F-16 a good choice for seeing the sights.