I started my flight simulator adventures in the late 1980’s, on the original IBM Personal Computer. I can’t quite remember if that was with Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0 or 4.0 as I haven’t kept those disks. However, I still have the “tin box” Flight Simulator 2004 “A Century of Flight” came in. A lot of aspects of this hobby have evolved since then, but one thing hasn’t changed: virtual pilots are always looking for that “one more thing” to make their experience even more immersive.
GENERAL AIRLINER COCKPIT
As it is hard to commit to flying just one plane, my cockpit then evolved to support other aircrafts: multi-engine general aviation planes first, then commuters, and finally airliners. I invested in some new hardware and this is the cockpit I currently fly, from VFR group flights, to long-haul flights over the oceans. It still supports the SR22, but is now much more modular, allowing me to fly airplanes such as the Dash-8, Boeing 737 and 787.