Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2002 Professional Edition is the latest version of Microsoft’s highly realistic aviation simulation—the best-selling PC flight simulation ever produced. FS2002 introduces many exciting features, including interactive air traffic control (ATC) and auto-generated scenery, plus challenging new aircraft and stunning visual enhancements that truly make Flight Simulator 2002 Professional Edition “As real as it gets.”Interactive Air Traffic Control (ATC). Ask for takeoff clearance. Get vectors for an instrument approach. Hear other traffic as you fly. ATC adds a new dimension to Flight Simulator.
Flight Simulator 2000 Professional Edition includes a wide variety of aircraft for you to fly—from a new Cessna 172S single-engine trainer and a Caravan floatplane to the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet. You can splash down in a lake, hover in the Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter, or practice aerobatics in the Extra 300S
New Aircraft In FS 2002 Professional Edition:
Cessna 208 Caravan on Amphibious Floats
Cessna 208 Grand Caravan
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Raytheon BE58 Baron
Favorites from Previous Versions:
Raytheon/Beech King Air 350
Cessna 182S Skylane
Bell 206B JetRanger III helicopter
Learjet 45 business jet
Cessna Skylane RG
Extra 300S-Patty Wagstaff's aerobatic airplane
Schweizer 2-32 sailplane
AutoGen Scenery: As you fly above cities, towns, farmland, and dramatic landscapes, Flight Simulator adds buildings and vegetation appropriate to the terrain below. Office buildings, factories, homes, farmhouses, and trees smoothly blend in at the horizon and fill the entire area with detail that adds unprecedented depth and reality to Flight Simulator.
Crowded Skies: While the auto-generated 3D objects fill in details below, a new artificial intelligence system generates air traffic around and between airports. You're no longer alone in the sky.
Floatplane Flying: With the famous Cessna Caravan utility aircraft on floats, you can take off and land from lakes, rivers, and bays all over the world.
Enhanced Visual Effects: Stunning visual effects that made Combat Flight Simulator 2 so exciting are now in FS. You'll see contrails from high-altitude jets, dramatic lighting effects, and puffs of smoke from tires at touchdown.
Enhanced Virtual Cockpits. If you have a 3D graphics card, you can fly many FS2002 aircraft from a new perspective-3D cockpits with working instruments.
Tools for Hobbyists and Add-On Developers: We've teamed up with Discreet to offer gMax, a new 3D modeling tool that makes it easy to create aircraft, buildings, and other 3D objects for use with Flight Simulator.
Flight Analysis and Instructor's Station: Pilots working to improve their skills and enthusiasts looking for new challenges and bragging rights can check the precision of their flying. Maps and graphs show how well you maintained course and altitude. FS2002 Professional Edition also includes a multiplayer "instructor's station" for pilots who want to take on anything that a wily instructor can throw at them.
More than 21,000 airports plus Jeppesen NavData database. Flight Simulator 2002 includes almost every airport in the world, from major international terminals to small-town airstrips. The authoritative, worldwide Jeppesen NavData database includes VORs, NDBs, airways, intersections, and approach waypoints.
Moving map and basic Global Positioning System (GPS). The GPS provides point-to-point navigation with constant position updates on a moving map, plus ground speed, course to the next waypoint, and other information.
Graphical Flight Planner. Plot your route from departure to destination on an interactive map that features automatic or manual routing via great circle or airways.
Updated and improved weather system. Download current weather reports provided by Jeppesen, and Flight Simulator 2002 automatically re-creates current conditions worldwide.
New Lessons and Challenging Flights. The addition of a floatplane and other aircraft opens many possibilities for engaging activities. Be a bush pilot in Alaska, fly a 747, or earn an instrument rating in the Cessna Skyhawk. We've added lessons and flights that help new users get into FS for the first time and challenge experienced FS pilots.
Exclusive content from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Student pilots and seasoned pros can tap into articles from AOPA Flight Training and AOPA Pilot magazines.
Multiplayer capability. Fly with other pilots over the Internet, a network, or via direct modem connection. To find fellow pilots visit the Zone at www.zone.com.