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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Demo

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Screenshot showing a helicopter approaching a boat in FSX.

Screenshot showing a helicopter approaching a boat in FSX.

This is the demo edition download of FSX.  You can play this trial for free before you purchase the full edition.

Flight Simulator X immerses you in a beautifully rich and realistic world with dozens of aircraft and interactive missions for a completely new and innovative gaming experience. Free Flight lets you fly anywhere in the world, from your hometown airport to the most exotic places you’ve ever dreamed of. Gamers and simmers of all ages and skill levels feel firsthand what it’s like to be an aviator traveling the globe solo or online with others.

The Flight Simulator X trial version includes two airports, three missions, and three different aircraft. All of the missions take place at St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

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This file has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 with a total of 5 votes and 4 review comments.

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Editorial

Despite the fact we are closing in on the epic release of a new member of the flight simulation community, people are still being introduced to the world of FSX all the time. Its fine blend of authenticity, reality, control and features makes FSX one of the best simulators ever released and this is why those who are just getting into simulation might decide to start here.

It’s packed with features, planes and scenery as well as things to do at an ample opportunity. Whatever you want to do and see, you’ll find that using FSX can be the perfect way forward in terms of getting you more into aircraft.

Take me, for example; prior to using FS2004 in my younger years I was terrified of using planes! However, getting used to the procedure and the reality of how an aircraft worked made sure that my next holiday – in 2007 – was far simpler to navigate. Today, the prospect of going on a plane is something that excites me! Even if you only want to start using a flight simulator to get a bit of context for a fear of flying, this is the perfect place to start at.

It takes a lot of time and patience to get things right, of course, and this can put a lot of people off making the purchase of FSX. However, what if we told that you could get a hands-free attempt at using this awesome simulator without spending a dime? With the help of the brilliant FSX demo that was released a few years ago, you can do just that.

You’ll be given trial access to two different airports and three different missions to try out, alongside three different kinds of aircraft. This will help you get used to how to fly properly and how to get used to the kind of flight mission that you can expect to try. As a fully paid-up member of the FSX fan club you won’t find me complaining about the full game, but if you are left underwhelmed or uncertain about whether or not it’s for you, then this demo will give you the best kind of chance to try it out.

Whilst many demos these days are nothing more than a trailer that lasts a bit longer and asks you to punch a few buttons, this actually gives you all the help that you could possibly need to get into the style of things. There’s nothing hidden in this demo and nothing really held back from you in terms of what the game has to offer; you just don’t have the full armada that you would get with the full edition of FSX. Overall, though, the progress and development of FSX has never been more acute as it shows you just how flight simulators have progressed in the last few years with the additions and changes within the gaming industry as a whole. If you want to see what the fuss is all about, I’d recommend starting here! 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.

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H. CassaWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:03:46 GMT

Dear Sir,

Can you advise me how I can download Microsoft Flight Simulation X Demo (build 60905.00, released 29 sept. 2006) which includes the Robinson R22 helicopter. I found a description on www.fsoutsider.wordpress.com/versions/, but no download instructions. I appreciate your advise. Thank You, H. Cassa.

Pro MemberjbealeThu, 23 Dec 2010 20:11:36 GMT
GET THE FULL VERSION ITS WORTH IT ITS FABULUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pro MemberAndyguardsFri, 09 Feb 2007 16:31:28 GMT
Rock ON! this FS is gr8 =P better than 2004 by MILES! Well worth getting the full version =P
Pro MemberGraveDiggerUKWed, 13 Sep 2006 18:12:23 GMT
awesome

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