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Just Flight Announces SR-71 For FS2004

Last updated Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:28:02 GMT
Originally posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2006 12:15:44 GMT

Coming next month from Just Flight is an FS2004 version of one of the most exotic production aircraft ever: the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Developed by PILOT'S, the SR-71's performance allows trips from New York to London in under two hours. For more information, click on Read More.

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Just Flight is pleased to announce that they are to publish SR-71 Blackbird. Developed by PILOT’S, SR-71 Blackbird is a faithful re-creation for Flight Simulator 2004 of the most amazing aircraft ever to grace the skies.

Fast? The SR-71 certainly was! How about New York to London in under two hours and London to LA in less time than it takes to drive from London to Manchester? The Blackbird remains in the record books to this day and it’s unlikely that an aeroplane will ever be built that goes any faster. SR-71 Blackbird is heading for FS2004 and there will soon be another chance to approach 3000mph at 85,000 feet.

As you’d expect with a unique aircraft, there are plenty of unique features. The accurate flight model reflects the SR-71’s ability to fly at nearly three times the speed of sound and peer down on the earth from altitudes that look like a misprint. The aircraft bristles with animations and accurate detail; features include opening cockpit canopies, afterburners, the distinctive three-wheel landing gear, a functioning HUD and even the Blackbird’s trademark dripping fuel is modelled.

Just Flight’s product manager for SR-71 Blackbird, Martin Wright, said: “The SR-71 is an aviation icon and this is a marvellous opportunity for us to publish a simulation that really does justice to such an amazing plane. Let’s face it, although satellites have made these awesome machines redundant, they don’t really compare in the excitement stakes. Flying the Blackbird was an incredible experience for real aviators and with this excellent expansion we’ll be able to give virtual pilots the same thrills.”

SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft™ Flight Simulator 2004 – Windows XP

MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Multimedia PC with 1.7GHz (equivalent or higher) processor, 512Mb RAM, graphics card with 64Mb (or higher) video memory, DVD-ROM drive, Hard disk space 250Mb for full install

About Just Flight

Just Flight is the world's leading flight simulation specialist, publishing a wide variety of digital aviation products. Their range comprises a multitude of different titles, including stand alone flight simulations as well as add-ons for Microsoft’s multi-million selling Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator. Just Flight also has Just Trains, a specialist label devoted to stand alone train simulators as well as add-ons for the ever-popular Microsoft Train Simulator.

A British company, based in Cambridge, Just Flight has been established for ten years. It prides itself on quality, value and customer service, which it backs up with a unique money-back guarantee on all its products.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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