One thing I've observed in my time spent with CCL is that we all love a free game every once in a while. So I'm happy to let our readers know that Microsoft Flight is available for instant download allowing you to take to the skies in just a few clicks. The game is a free download but from what I've gathered you can download additional packages from the Market Place although the ones I had a quick look at were free too.
I personally had a dabble with Microsoft Flight Simulator X a while ago when I purchased my Saitek F.L.Y. 5 (Link below) and enjoyed following the little missions it gives you in order to help you get to grips with the controls and mechanics of the game.
However when I found out that this was available for free download I felt I had to share it. It's requirements aren't too demanding so I think it's worth a look if you've ever had an urge to barrel roll through the clouds.
It's minimum requirements are :
- CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
- GPU: 256 MB card capable of shader 3.0 (DX 9.0c compliant)
- HD: 10 GB hard drive space
- OS : WinXP SP3 or newer
- RAM: 2.0GB
Meaning this should be playable to most of our readers if not may I take this as an opportunity to shamelessly plug our CCL Elite Griffon system
Now I'm not suggesting we all go the whole hog here but if immersion is what you're looking for Saitek cater for the enthusiastic E-Pilots too with their Cesna style flight control system the Saitek Pro Flight Cessna Yoke with 3 Lever control
So head over to the Microsoft Flight website and join me in taxiing down the runway and taking to the skies.
Download Link : http://www.microsoft.com/games/flight/