Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004  models important aircraft and flights from  the 1st Century of Aviation Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004  models important aircraft and flights from  the 1st Century of Aviation Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004  models important aircraft and flights from  the 1st Century of Aviation
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004- A Century of Flight.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor

Descriptions from - www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulator/aircraft.asp  >> 2009 update - web page is gone << 


VIDEO
Transcontinental Air Transport made headlines in 1929 when it reduced the travel time between New York and Los Angeles to a mere 48 hours, shuttling passengers by Ford Tri-Motor during the day and by train at night. Those who could afford the sojourn paid dearly for their tickets, and in return made a trip both elegant and revolutionary, as well as monumentally uncomfortable.

Air travel as a paying passenger in the roaring 20s was a playground for the rich, and as such was sumptuously appointed by TAT. The service, decorations, and in-flight meals were luxurious by any standards, all set to the tune of three hand-crank radial engines thrumming the cabin with noise and vibration. The Ford Tri-Motor was quite stable in calm air, even by modern standards, but flew low and buffeted passengers severely thanks to heavy low-altitude turbulence. Even pampering and privilege must take a back seat to the natural world.

 >>> external web-site –  High Times at Low Altitudes by Lane Wallace



These images were taken using a GeForce 6600 GTgraphics card,
on a Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running

Back to Historical aircraft

Back to Flight Simulator 2004