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Flight1 Release Cessna 172R Skyhawk

Posted on Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:04:19 GMT
Just released from Flight1 is their Cessna 172 Skyhawk package, which has been updated for Flight Simulator X and Windows Vista.  Click on Read More for the full story.Flight1 Software in cooperation with their sister company Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Inc. produced the best recreation of Cessna's best selling aircraft of all time - the 172.

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is one of the most popular general aviation aircraft ever created. Tracing its roots back to the original production lineage of the late 1950's, the 172 Skyhawk has undergone many changes.

When the Cessna single engine facility re-emerged in July of 1996, the 172R Skyhawk was reborn. New features included a fuel injected Textron Lycoming IO-360-L2A engine with dual engine driven vacuum pumps, epoxy corrosion proofing, stainless steel control cables, thicker windows and new acoustic soundproofing. Cessna claims the 172R is significantly quieter than the O-320 it replaced, and it can produce its maximum power at just 2400 rpm.

The Flight1 172R Skyhawk captures the spirit and feel of this famous and popular high wing, single engine aircraft. Features include a photo realistic 2D panel, 3D aircraft model, exceptionally clear virtual cockpit, new sounds, and flight dynamics that have been developed using real performance tables.

Flight1's 172R Skyhawk continues the tradition and commitment in offering you the highest level of product realism and integration for Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2004 and Flight Simulator X.

Feature Highlights

Gmax Aircraft Model - Designed in Gmax with exceptional detail. All control surfaces are fully animated, including the cabin door and cargo compartments.

Beautiful 2D Panel - The 2D panel uses high definition technology for unmatched clarity and detail. The unique main panel perspective gives you the feeling of being in the real cockpit. The panel and sub-panels can easily be accessed with the included "Panel Manager" which allows you to move around the cockpit with just a few mouse-clicks.

Clickable Virtual Cockpit - The virtual cockpit of the 172R includes incredible detail with full working gauges, switches, and moving parts. This cockpit sets a new milestone in terms of clarity for a virtual cockpit, allowing you to get the full experience of what its like to fly this beautiful aircraft.

Highly Accurate Flight Model - The flight model has been carefully developed right from actual performance tables.

Authentic Sounds by "MeatWater" - The sound package is digitally recorded from an actual Skyhawk 172R, by "MeatWater" Sounds.

Skyhawk 172R Tutorial Flight - The tutorial flight will challenge your flying skills and will require you to perform various maneuvers to a given set of tolerances (FS2004 only).

Configuration Manager - Use to add/remove passengers, add cargo to the baggage compartment, and then see if you fall within the specified weight limits to fly your aircraft. The configuration manager also includes two selectable flight dynamics models and a wheel pants off/on model.

Text-o-Matic for Repaints - Flight One's proprietary Text-o-Matic aircraft repainting utility allows you to download additional user created paint schemes and install them on your system with just a couple mouse-clicks.

The Skyhawk 172R package also includes extensive printed documentation, checklists, and specifications to get you flying in no time.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 or Flight Simulator X
  • Windows - Windows XP and Vista
  • Processor - 1.8GHz
  • Memory - 512Mb
  • Hard Drive - 500Mb free
  • Video Card - 128Mb

About Flight One

Atlanta-based Flight One Software, Inc. (Flight1) is a successful and critically acclaimed developer and publisher of flight simulation technology and software.

Founded in 1997, Flight1 has released some of the best and most recognized expansions for Microsoft's Flight Simulator franchise, including Greatest Airliners 737-300, FS Clouds, Ultimate Traffic, Flight Environment and many more, including the recently released and officially endorsed ATR72-500 and Pilatus PC12 simulations.

Flight1 Europe has been established to provide local marketing and sales support for the company's range of products in major markets outside of the USA.

For more information about all Flight1 products visit

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Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation industry expert with over 20 years of experience and also has 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


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