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Exhibit:Flightsim by Psion for the Sinclair Spectrum

"Psion flight simulator from the Psion company is the same one still going now, they moved out of software in 1984 and went into hardware and produced the PSION organiser series of handhelds.

The game itself... well it cost me £4.99 thats about £12 now maybe more it came on a cassette that was about 4 minutes long and the manual was printed on the inside of the cassette insert.

The game started with you 5 miles from the airfield, the screen was split in two the upper part your view window and the lower your instrument panel. The view of the outside was black and white only grey sky, black ground and the only 'scenery' was the airfield runway made up of white dots about 5 pixels by 5.

The instrument panel included Airspeed, Altitude, Artificial Horizon, and a sort of ADF, I played it for weeks and weeks and here I am 15 years later still playing sims."

Mike Blackmore. (1999)

"From my memory as a 12 year old lad I was slightly disappointed with this game as It made itself out to be a realistic simulation of flight. It isnít any more than a moving horizon backed by numbers. You can on landing see a very basic impression of the runway. However it was 1981 and the machine only had 16K, I'll let it off this time."

Ian Marshall from The Retro Computer Gallery

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