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FS2Crew PMDG 747 FSX Edition Contest

Last updated Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:30:40 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 02 Dec 2007 15:51:57 GMT

PMDG 747 FSX drivers please note, the FS2Crew: PMDG 747 FSX Edition Contest is officially underway.

Answer five skill testing questions for your chance to be one of 10 lucky winners who will receive a free copy of FS2Crew for the FSX PMDG 747.

Winners will be announced on the day of release, November 16th.

This contest took in took lucky winners who were able to walk away with the awesome prize of picking up a new flight simulation toy to play with; in this case, one of the finest aircraft products that FS2Crew had produced at the time!

The PMDG 747 was a hugely respected model of aircraft and when it was taken on and re-created by FS2Crew in this manner, it’s no wonder it was such a coveted prize! Well established in the industry for their name and their caliber of releases, this was certainly a contest that was well worth entering!

Created using plenty of user feedback, hours’ worth of research and referencing and also the ambition to try and include some brand new features for the era, this aircraft soared to the top of the FS2Crew charts.

It’s a major release within the series of aircraft that they were creating at the time, and provided people with a chance to see what more than two years’ worth of design time and development can lead to. As a package, this was one of the most impressive releases purely because of the level of accuracy that was provided with every part of the flight.

It managed to capture the intimate detail and realistic nature of the flight incredibly easily, giving you access to new features and additions that were not previously accessible with FSX. For those looking for an easy way to enjoy this quirky and enjoyable aircraft, this was the way to do it.

The main difference with this release, for example ,was the fact that it made it more of a team game than a solo exercise; you actually felt as if you were part of a crew. The entire routines have changed here as you will be working alongside your First Officer and the Cabin Crew as well as the Operations team and the Engineers to make sure that everything can be managed safely down from the flight. you’ll be expecting to take on new situations, as well, such as handling the condition of a passenger who has taken ill and needs medical assistance.

Having to take on all of these little versions and changes, you’ll start to get something that mirrors the real life bearings of a pilot far more than it would have if you were just getting started here. It’s a brilliant idea and makes it incredibly easy to fly the aircraft as well as get into the overall feeling of what you need to do as a real pilot – there is more to it than just managing the console and flying the aircraft!

It’s been updated plenty, too, to ensure that it has full DirectX integration and to ensure that it performs and loads as quickly as it possibly can, increasing the overall level of performance – and enjoyment- that you will get out of flying this plane by a considerable margin. As far as giving yourself the “real” tour of this aircraft goes, this is the perfect way to do so! 

747 Captains can taxi to to enter the contest.

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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. 

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