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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Probably many of us have wished we could fly a plane. Some may have tried and failed. Some have become successful pilots either flying war planes or civilian aircraft. But some, particularly perhaps those who like computer games, have mastered a flight simulator. If this is your area of expertise or desire, then the new Microsoft Flight Simulator may be right for you – if you have about $110 to spare.

Microsoft has given a major update to its flight simulator for the first time since 2006. It is said that the Microsoft Flight Simulator, ”Is the next generation of one of the simulation franchises.” From light planes to wide-body jets, you can fly highly detailed and stunning aircraft in an incredibly realistic world anywhere on Earth, as they have modelled the entire planet with the help of satellite photos and artificial intelligence. Again, it is said to be very realistic, very much like the real aerial view, although with a few inaccurate details. For example, apparently Buckingham Palace looks like a block of flats and the AI has managed to put some of London’s bridges under water! Some areas of the world where you cannot fly over in real life are a bit sparse in detail, but nevertheless, you can create your flight plan and fly anywhere on the planet, flying day or night virtually like the real thing. Visit the Taj Mahal or perhaps the pyramids. Why not see what Auckland looks like from the air? Try landing at one of the trickier airports once you have mastered the programme.

However, for the best performance, you will need a good internet connection, preferably a good gaming computer and a spare 100 gigabytes of space. Good luck.

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