FS2004 and FS2002 FX: Nick's A-I JET Exhaust with Control Gauge

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Hanging around the airport watching the A-I traffic and chasing A-I jet aircraft just got a little more interesting. Enjoy watching your entire A-I jet fleet as they display engine heat shimmer effects -after- push-back from the terminal and during taxi to the active runway. By Nick Needham.

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The archive NicksAIjetExhaust.zip has 28 files and directories contained within it.

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NicksAIjetExhaust12.23.030 B
FILE_ID.DIZ12.21.031.43 kB
HELP_ME.txt12.22.0334.15 kB
Images12.23.030 B
AI-737.JPG12.21.0341.18 kB
AI-747-CP.JPG12.18.0356.38 kB
AI-747-Takeoff.JPG12.18.0333.56 kB
AI-747-Zoom1.JPG12.18.0356.68 kB
AI-747-Zoom2.JPG12.21.0365.35 kB
AI-747.JPG12.18.0347.49 kB
AI-777-1.JPG12.18.0341.19 kB
AI-777-2.JPG12.18.0346.55 kB
AI-777-3.JPG12.18.0355.35 kB
AI-Lear.JPG12.18.0381.24 kB
AI-MD-CP.JPG12.15.0365.28 kB
AI-MD83-Takeoff.JPG12.16.0347.84 kB
AI1JE.jpg12.23.0333.43 kB
KNOWN_ISSUES.txt12.22.037.75 kB
MS_AIRCRAFT.txt12.21.0310.31 kB
NicksAIjetEX_FS2002.exe12.21.0368.00 kB
NicksAIjetEX_FS2004.exe12.21.0368.00 kB
README_FIRST.txt12.22.0335.41 kB
screenshot.gif12.21.0310.82 kB
screenshot.jpg12.23.0323.02 kB
TWEAK_IT.txt12.21.038.98 kB
NicksAIjetExhaust12.23.030 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


I downloaded this mod keen to see what it would add, having been told by friends that it made a big difference to their overall enjoyment of FS2004 once again. It’s always nice to get new models to mess around with and this A-I jet exhaust with control gauge was well worth picking up.

The AI has always been a bit of a problem for me as it always felt so mediocre in comparison to what it should be – this makes a nice, positive change to the model and certainly made me feel more comfortable with the overall image that you get from the simulator as you fly around.

With this you’ll get a lot more enjoyment watching AI aircraft fly by with new effects and designs. Now you’ll see heat shimmer effects and various other effects delivered from the AI aircraft as well. I was really impressed by the work that Nick Needham done here, it made the AI look a hell of a lot more authentic.

Best of all, it also made no real changes to the performance that I was getting. Now it felt just as it should; on time, with the right level of authenticity in every aircraft model leaving. I expected it would limit my performance around airports but it didn’t really make a major difference to performance which was a major boost.

A much higher level of realism would have been worth it if I had to trade it for some limited performance drops in circumstances, but nothing of the sort existed here. In return I got to enjoy a deeply realistic and fun flight style that I absolutely love taking part in.

If you are looking for an easy way to enjoy flying around with AI aircraft that genuinely look the part instead of the wooden versions in the original FS2004 engine, try this out for size.

Adam McEnroe

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. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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jrd929Mon, 10 May 2010 03:12:58 GMT
Looks really good, installation takes a while, but I liked how you made the instructions rather understandable and detailed.

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