The latest episode in the long-running Flight Simulator series has been cleared for takeoff in late October but if you just can’t wait to get your hands on FS 10 you can download the free trial version.
The Flight Simulator X demo includes 3 different types of aircraft, 2 airports and 3 missions, from St Maaten airport in the Caribbean. In Mission 1, for novices you get to fly a de Havilland Beaver DHC2 float plane. Mission 2 puts you behind the controls of a microlight and the idea is to ‘bomb’ targets with bags of flour and in Mission 3 you have to take off and land a Bombardier CRJ700 at a busy airport, monitor air traffic control and avoid the other planes in your airspace.
The download is a hefty 636Mb but it’s well worth the effort to see the stunning detail and scenery, and if you know anything about flying, the realism and skill needed to fly these birds.