View Full Version : Flight sims

20-07-2012, 01:01 AM
Is there anyone out there who likes flight simulators? I've been using them for a lomg time now - ever since Aviator on the old BBC Micro (remember them?) through to Microsoft FSX and now X-Plane 10. I've added fla flight yoke, rudder pedals, throttle quadrants and instrument panels to my home PC which now looks more like a flight deck than anything else! All of this eventually prompted my other half to treat me to some time in a real commercial simulator and I'm now addicted to it! Here's a shot of me in the cockpit of a 737-200 just after landing at Aberdeen Dyce.


So, is anyone else just as daft about flight sims or is it just me ? :)

20-07-2012, 11:35 PM
No just youpmsl

there not bad but i prefer my rally set up http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens18951136_1322759272logitech_g27_gaming_wheel

22-07-2012, 10:10 AM
I never did get into driving sims apart from nucking about with Gran Turismo on my former brother-in-law's PS2. I might take another look at them, just to see how far they've advanced since then. Any advice on a good one - PC only as I don't have any consoles :)

22-07-2012, 01:45 PM
well im pc guy only just cos thay kick ass for driving sims it all depends what your after if you can weight for October then get World Rally Championship 3 i downloaded the 2011 game and it rocks but i also have all the need for speed games and one very slimier to those i also like my trucking sim games as id like to be trucker but cant cos of my bad knee also off raod is game for a laugh

im a pc and all my games i get for free ;)

25-07-2012, 11:29 PM
Thanks for the info, Dave. A trucking sim sounds a bit different so I might give one a go :)

31-07-2012, 12:00 AM
I played Microsoft Flight Simulator a few years back. Didn't rate it too much.

Sort of moved on from it.. love the HAWX series (not a simulator but an excellent series).

14-08-2012, 02:06 AM
lol nice pic OP
have you ever used bohemia interactives flightsims?

or played arma 2 OA thats quite good for a mix of gameplay and flight reaslim. :)

22-08-2012, 12:10 AM
Not used those sims yet. I played partway through HAWX 2 but have been looking at Arma 2 for another bit of combat excitement. I might give it a try :)

14-09-2012, 01:06 AM
I really enjoyed one of the X-Planes as a kid, can't remember what iteration. Recently I got myself a yoke and throttle to have a blast on Microsoft Flight but I was really disappointed with it. They're great to use in X3 though.

22-09-2012, 10:33 PM
The only one i ever played was Flight Sim 2000. That was pretty good. Never got X though.
I am meant to be getting a simulator experience for my Birthday so should have about 1hr in the cockpit of a 747 :-)