Byline: Geoff Quattromani
Thousands of Australians had international travel plans cancelled or disrupted in 2020. Most of us won't fly this year at all and perhaps not till much later in 2021. Whether it's for business or pleasure, there is something special about boarding an aircraft, venturing 30,000 feet above the ground and seeing the world shrink beneath you. For those of us having withdrawals, this is the "working from home" alternative to air travel.
The first Microsoft Flight Simulator was in 1982 and it has certainly come a long way over the years. The game lets you fly all forms of aircraft anywhere on planet Earth. Today, the game has up to 30 aircraft from single engine piston aircraft, Cessna Citation private jets to airliners such as the famous Boeing 747-8 and new Dreamliner 787.
The detail put into creating a real life example of these aircraft inside the cockpit and the external design are meticulous to the finest details.
Taking any of the aircraft off the runway and into the skies is not as simple as your favourite arcade experience at TimeZone. It requires patience, in-game training and perseverance. In my experience, the more you commit to doing the training exercises, the more enjoyment you will have and the closer you...