Digital Review

CD-ROM Review: 'Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.1'

The first things you notice about this disc are its 300-page instruction manual and its bewildering on-screen array of dials, gauges, and indicators, which reminds me of the scene in Airplane! where replacement pilot Robert Hays first gets a load of the cockpit dashboard. In other words, for all its fancy scenery and true-to-life physics, this latest version of Flight Simulator isn't for the fainthearted. But if spending hours practicing looping the loop sounds challenging, it may be right down your runway. B

Originally posted Sep 08, 1995 Published in issue #291 Sep 08, 1995 Order article reprints