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Exhibit: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002

Comments: The sequel to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, this sim added interactive ATC, dynamic 'auto-gen' scenery, terrain mesh mapped for the entire planet and all with much smoother frame rates than it's predecessor.

Artwork & packaging

These are the physical components of the flight sim package. From the year 2010 onwards more and more software was purchased via download rather than on a physical storage medium.

Box Art Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 - Box Art - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 - Box back -
CD ROM sleeve Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 CD ROM sleeve
CDs Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 CD ROM     Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 CD ROM     Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 CD ROM
Physical Documentation Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 install guide     Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Command Reference

Warranty and Keyboard reference (32 pages).
Manual There is no printed manual!

The future is here. I would like to see the printed manual offered as a separate retail item, I'm sure Microsoft can publish the manuals for a fraction of the cost I would spend at Kinko's ... or on cartridges for my bubble jet! Then again... maybe a printed manual isn't necessary. The on-line help might be quite adequate. I'll return to this after having flown the sim for a couple of weeks.

Apparently the manuals are not in a particularly printer -friendly format - Mike Holland has reformatted them so they print using in 1/2 the amount of paper - Download them here. (Note - he has password protected the files so you will need to own the software to access these.)

I got my hands on the Pro edition and was eager to see whether it could live up to the hype.

First flight

Features

Flight Analysis

1998-2002
Microsoft Flight Simulator graphics 1998-2002

Flyable aircraft

Sample Flights

Some of the Airports

MiGMan's initial conclusions

Links
Learjet 45

Boeing 737-400

Flight Analysis

Boeing 777-300

Boeing 777-300 cockpit

Boeing 777-300 Virtual Cockpit

Boeing 747-400 Virtual Cockpit

Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian

Extra 300S

Beech King Air 350

Bell 206B JetRanger III

Cessna 172SP

MiGMan's curated videos

(If the video doesn't play on your device, click here to watch the playlist at YouTube)