THE MICROSOFT CORPORATION RESURRECTS THE HIGH-FIDELITY MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR PLATFORM
On Tuesday August 18, 2020 (A.D.) THE Microsoft Corporation Resurrected The High–Fidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator Platform.
Aerospace Weekly Highly Recommends the purchase of the Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.); because I was a member of both the Alpha (Developmental Builds) and Beta (Pre-Release & Final Builds) Testing Teams. M.S.F.S. has developed nicely from the Earliest Alpha Builds!!!
The Microsoft Flight Simulator Brand product line legacy pioneered and preeminently led the Market in an Undisputed Dominative Fashion for approximately twenty-nine (29) years, or nearly three (3) decades, dating back to the 1980 on the Apple II and Tandy TRS–80, according to McCracken (2009), and Lai (2009). Several Credible Media Outlets (i.e. FLYING Magazine, IGN.com, Gamespot.com, Computerworld, Gamasutra.com, and Technologizer.com) reported that the Microsoft ACES Games Studios, which included the Microsoft Flight Simulator Team, was closed amid a companywide five-thousand (5,000) employee layoff operation. The Microsoft Corporation Public relation spokesperson confirmed the closure of its ACES Games Studios, “In a statement, Kelda Rericha of Edelman, Microsoft’s public relations firm, said that the decision was made within Microsoft’s Internal Entertainment Business “to align our people against our highest priorities,” according to Ocampo (2009). “The spokeswoman confirmed that as part of Thursday’s layoff of 1,400 employees, Microsoft closed the ACES Studio that produced FlightSim. She attributed it to restructuring by Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business that “followed our annual strategy review process”“ (Lai, 2009).
Regardless of the Brazen Discontinuation of the product line and Termination of the Employment of the entire ACES Games Studio Division, “Microsoft told PC Magazine it remains committed to “enabling great live experiences on Windows, including flying games, but we have nothing specific to announce at this time,”” according to Phelps (2009). These Very Well Thoughtout decisive decisions and acts were conducted and committed at the tail end of the Great Recession (2007 though the Spring of 2009).
Eleven (11) years and six (6) months and eighteen (18) days later a Resurrected High–Fidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator Platform has Materialized. As Expected, the Resurrected High–Fidelity Microsoft Flight Simulator Platform Aligns and Overlays Ideally with Prioritized and Reasonably Modern (i.e. within the last five  years) computer hardware, software architecture, data-technologies, and internet speed, bandwidth, flexibility, robustness, and architecture technologies.
Cable News Network (C.N.N.)’s Peter, also known as (a.k.a.) “Paul,” Sillers Publicly Published an Outstanding Comprehensive Full–Length Article, in layman’s terms on the subject, on Thursday August 6, 2020 (A.D.), which can be Accessed by Clicking RIGHT HERE. Sillers Suggests, Hints, Points To, Eludes To, Infers, Pitches, and Directly States that the Resurrected Microsoft Flight Simulator “may be the safest way to travel this year,” according to Sillers (2020).
AeroSpaceWeekly has utilized its financial instruments to purchase a single copy of the Microsoft Flight Simulator Premium Deluxe Edition.
Back to the A,B,C‘s and Basics:
In real life (i.e. reality) this author (David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.), or me, completed his first solo (i.e. alone with no other aircraft occupants) piloting flight on Christmas Eve December 24, 1993 (A.D.) in Vancouver, Washington (WA); United States of America (U.S.A.). Vancouver, WA (U.S.A.), across the Columbia River from the Portland, Oregon (U.S.A.) metropolitan area, at Pearson Airfield (KVUO). I started and completed my initial private pilot single engine land flight training at the Troutdale Airport (KTTD) on the south side of the field an a rented/leased office building a few miles east of Portland International Airport (KPDX). The constant high winds coming out to the Columbia River Gorge provided an excellent environment for learning to fly an aircraft in heavy winds near the ground in the takeoff and landing phases of flight, while also located adjacent to a moderately busy airport (KPDX). I did a touch and go (i.e. no stopping on the runway) between landing airline (e.g. Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 passenger airline aircraft) at KPDX. The KPDX air traffic controller firmly instructed me to increase my airspeed on approach and final so the landing Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 passenger airline aircraft did not have to abort their approach to landing and go-around to restart their approach.
I completed my first solopiloting flight was in a Cessna 150 (C–150) United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) aircraft tail number N19298 on Christmas Eve December 24, 1993 (A.D.) at Pearson Airfield (KVUO), as stated in the above paragraph. As shown in my official legal documentation and recording below, three (3) solo landings were conducted following four (4) practice landings at KVUO. After four (4) practice landings, without warning, my instructor told me to park the plane and he got out and said to go do solo touch and goes at KVUO. The left main tire got stuck in mud on a turn on final left turn on the taxiway enroute to the departure end of the active runway, facing west. I got out of aircraft with the engine running and pushed the left main wing diagonal support bar to get the plane out of the mud and back onto the taxi way prior to my first solo takeoff. My flight instructor was Michal Mustra Certified Flight Instructor (C.F.I.), Certified Instrument Flight Instructor (C.F.I.I.), and Multiengine Flight Instructor (M.E.I.) F.A.A. Instructor #531964904. Mr. Mustra did an Outstanding job of training and instructing me, which particular techniques of Slow Flight, Stalls and Spin Recovery Techniques. Mr. Mustra trained me through the strong majority of this private pilot training will into and possibly to through the cross-country flight training phase. At the end of my training Mr. Mustra was hired as a First Officer (i.e. Co-Pilot) for the Portland, OR based Horizon Airlines, now owned by Alaska Airlines. Now without an instructor, recommendation, and/or referral, I transferred his flight training to Aerowest across the field at KTTD. Aerowest was owned and operated by a Horizon Airlines Training Captain. Next, I completed my flight training and prepared for my official check-ride at Aerowest with a new flight instructor.
I earned my private pilot license in Portland, OR on March 10, 1994; immediately following a successful check-ride examination conducted by Joseph L. Bogart an official, local, seasoned, experienced, and mature F.A.A. Designated Examiner.
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Lastly, I Highly Recommend the purchase of the Carenado Cessna 182 Turbo of C182T as the first available High-Fidelity Third-Party (3rd Party) add-on Aircraft. The C182T Skylane aircraft is currently produced by Textron Aviation. The product web page can be accessed by Clicking RIGHT HERE.
The Carenado C182T can be seamlessly purchased in the MSFS in-simulator Marketplace for $29.99 United States Dollars (U.S.D.).
Below are images of AeroSpace Weekly‘s first flight in the Carenado C182T from Stark’s Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3), located in Hillsboro, OR (U.S.A.), to Newport, Oregon (U.S.A.) airport with a GPS approach heading to the south due to the marine layer clouds.
BE SAFE, WALK & DRIVE & FLY SAFE, and HAPPY FLYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Lai, E. (2009, January 23). MS Still Committed To Flight Sim Games Despite Key Team Layoffs. Computerworld. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.networkworld.com/article/2273082/ms-still-committed-to-flight-games-despite-key-team-layoffs.html
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Ocampo, J. (2009, January 23). Microsoft Confirms ACES Closure. IGN.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.ign.com/articles/2009/01/23/microsoft-confirms-aces-closure
Phelps, M. (2009, January 29). Microsoft Flight Simulator Jeopardized by Company-Wide Layoffs. FLYING Magazine. Accessed on August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.flyingmag.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator-jeopardized-company-wide-layoffs/?loc=contentA&lnk=IMG&dom=section-5
Remo, C. (2009, January 23). Microsoft Makes Big Cuts At Flight Sim Studio. Gamasutra.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/112931/Microsoft_Makes_Big_Cuts_At_Flight_Sim_Studio.php
Sillers, P. (2020, August 6). Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 2020 Reboot May Be The Safest Way To Fly This Year. CNN.com. Accessed on Saturday August 15, 2020. Sourced from: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-release/index.html