Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Microsoft's Flight Simulator X is the 2006 installment in the "Flight Simulator" series. Featuring many updates from its predecessors, it is the first Microsoft Flight Simulator game to be DX10 enabled.


Since the release of the original Microsoft Flight Simulator in 1982, the title steadily increased in popularity hitting it's mark finally with the last release in the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Due to it's long running popularity, Flight Simulator has spawn an entire third party market dedicated specifically to creating and selling add-ons for the game, new scenery, new aircraft, extremely detailed airports, scenario creators and even entire fictional economies have been created for Flight Simulator, where players sign-up and fly cargo and passengers to earn virtual money that can be used to upgrade aircraft, acquire new jobs and progress in your career as a virtual pilot.

Flight Simulator X is currently the most popular civil flight sim on the market, with hundreds upon hundreds of add-ons made to enhance the flying experience. Flight Simulator X is such a well known and highly praised simulator that Lockheed Martin, the same company that brought you the F-16, acquired the source code from Microsoft for use in a new flight simulator by the title of Prepar3D, intended for use by civil pilots and instructors.


  • Airbus A321
  • Air Creation 582-SL Trike Ultralight
  • Beechcraft Baron 58
  • Beechcraft Baron 58 G1000
  • Beechcraft Kingair 350
  • Bell 206B JetRanger
  • Boeing 737-800
  • Boeing 747-400
  • Bombardier CRJ-700
  • Bombardier Learjet LJ-45
  • Cessna 208-B Grand Caravan
  • Cessna 172S SkyhawkSP
  • Cessna 172S SkyHawkSP G1000 *
  • De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane
  • De Havilland DHC-Dash 8-100 **
  • DG-808-S Competitiion Sailplane
  • Douglas DC-3
  • Extra EA-300-S
  • Grumman G-21-A Goose *
  • Maule Orion M-7-260-C Super Rocket on Skis *
  • Maule Orion M-7-260-C Super Rocket *
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-83 **
  • Mooney M-20-M Bravo *
  • Mooney M-20-M Bravo G1000
  • Piper-PA-28 Cherokee 180 **
  • Piper J-3C-65 Cub
  • Robinson R-22 Beta II

* Deluxe Edition only

** AI controlled only

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Windows Vista
  • PC with 1 GHz equivalent or higher processor
  • RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB
  • 15 GB available hard disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card required
  • Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play