Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Boeing 737 with jetway in FS2004.Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 or FS2004 as it's known in the industry was the flight simulator that modernized the industry.  Released back in 2003 by Microsoft, this version was a game-changer for the future of PC flight simulation.

While many years have passed since its release, many thousands of users have stuck with this old faithful and never even shifted to the newer FSX (which was released in 2006).

While the freeware and payware released have slowed down for this version, many developers have still built in compatibility for FS2004.  From time to time, new releases come out that include FS2004 compatibility and we will announce them in the news section below.

Also included below are four articles that may be of interest (editor's selection), chosen by our in-house editors and updated every two days.

Don't forget, we still support FS2004 add-ons and have many thousands of free to download files in our file library here.

Editor's Selection

Editor's selection articles last updated Mon, 17 Jun 2024 08:15:25 GMT

New Texture Bundle Pack For FS2004

ACT Hangar Manager Now Freeware

How to manually uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

CLS Announces Eclipse 500

Latest news and articles

Flight Planning Made Easy With Virtual Dispatch

Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

If you want an advanced tool for planning your flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, you can’t look past Virtual Dispatch.

Carenado Releases PA32R 301 Saratoga SP For FS2004

Posted on Sat, 04 Feb 2012 09:00:00 GMT

Carenado announced its release of PA32R 301 Saratoga SP for FS2004 in February 2010. Over the past few years, Carenado has created many products for FSX and FS2004. Their latest release, Piper PA32R 301 Saratoga, offers a high performance single engine aircraft with a trendy design. Carenado previously released an FSX version of the same add-on.

Boeing 767-200 and -300 for FS2004 Released by CLS

Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:48:59 GMT

Commercial Level Simulations (CLS) announced on 1 February 2010 its release of Boeing 767-200 and -300, a dedicated model for FS2004. After one and a half years of unwavering commitment and hard work, CLS released this high quality and highly detailed package which they designed with one goal in mind – to ensure that it enhances simulation experiences for all flight simulation enthusiasts.

FSWidgets Electronic Flight Bag for FS2004 Now Available

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:06:23 GMT

VERSION 1.5 - NOW WITH GMAP SUPPORT! EFB2004 (Electronic Flight Bag for FS2004) is a software-based display system intended primarily for the simulated cockpit or flight deck. It virtually does away with the need for paper charts and other physical copies of documents such as aircraft operating manuals, performance data, approach charts and checklists.

Carenado Releases PA-28-181 Archer II For FS2004

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:50:10 GMT

Carenado has released the FS2004 version of the previously released FSX PA28-181 Archer II. This product is not an upgrade from our previous is a completely new development with many new liveries. The product has superior textures and the 3D model has an excellent relationship between polygons and details, soft curves and excellent FPS allowing a smooth performance.

SkyDecks Boeing Jets: Widescreen Panel Pack Now Available

Posted on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:00:00 GMT

Did you ever wonder why the MSFS franchise didn't include widescreen panel support for its 2-D panels? FS2004 is arguably the best Flight Simulation product to date, but for whatever reason Microsoft chose not to add widescreen monitor support for the use of any of its 2-D panels.

SKYSimulations Release DC9 For FS2004

Posted on Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:28:23 GMT

Sky Simulations is pleased to announce the release of the DC-9 For Flight Simulator 2004. This model is a replica from the real one. Every part and detail of the real aircraft you'll find it within this aircraft. It was made based on flight, maintenance and dispatch manuals with the collaboration and the professional advise of maintenance technicians of many important carriers using this aircraft.

PAOB Fokker 50 Released for FS2004

Posted on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:09:21 GMT

Released by PAOB is their Fokker 50 package for Flight Simulator 2004. This aircraft add-on features a very high level of detail and included full aircraft manuals and checklists for the virtual pilot. This packaged brings an extra level of realism to your flight simulation experience.

SimFlight 3D Release 1958 Cessna 172 For FS2004

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:50:37 GMT

The C172 is a four-seat, single-engine, high-wing airplane, capable of cruising at 131 knots. Original models shipped with 0-300, 145 horsepower, 6-cylinder engines. The Skyhawk is considered the most popular flight training airplane in the world and is still being produced today. More than 35,000 aircraft have been built.

You cannot select the Undock View feature in Flight Simulator 2004

Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:30:17 GMT

This is an article from the Microsoft support website featuring information on how to fix the Undock View option to make it usable.

How to manually uninstall Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Posted on Mon, 07 Dec 2009 06:20:18 GMT

This article covers the topic of removing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 manually. This article can also be used as reference for doing the same to Flight Simulator X. The article includes the information found on the official Microsoft website.

Homestead General Aviation Airport released by MikeMax

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:09:03 GMT

Homestead General Aviation Airport (FAA LID: X51) is a county-owned public-use airport in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located four nautical miles (7 km) northwest of the central business district of Homestead. Airport covers an area of 960 acres (388 ha) at an elevation of 7 feet (2 m) above mean sea level.

Cuzco Scenery released by Latin VFR for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:05:36 GMT

Cuzco or how is also formally known today as "Cusco" is one of the most important cities of Peru and is the historic capital of the Inca empire, it is also the historical capital of Peru designated by its constitution. The city is located in the Andes mountains and its elevation is above 3.310 metres or 10.860 feet above sea level.

TSS Releases ATR 42/72 Sound Pack

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2009 00:06:02 GMT

TSS is proud to announce the release of the TSS ATR-42/72 6-Bladed PW Soundpack for FS2004. With this soundpack, we have captured all the best ATR-42/72 sounds with the six blade config, and put them together, to combine a truly stunning representation of the ATR family.

AFG Caravelle III Released for FS2004

Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:19:11 GMT

After many years in the making, it's our pleasure to offer the Sud Aviation Caravelle III for download. The initial release is for FS2004 only. For the moment no FSX release is planned.

FriendlyPanels Announces Bombardier Learjet 45 Panel for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Sun, 01 Mar 2009 21:15:27 GMT

Features: Two 2D panels for Learjet 45 (FS2004 and FSX) All gauges visible in an only screen (except for FMC, that requires a separate windows) keeping an excellent readabilty. Aircraft Virtual Cockpits totally adapted to new gauges.

Shockwave 3D Lights Redux Now For FS2004/FSX

Posted on Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:11:37 GMT

Shockwave 3D Lights Redux adds an all-new suite of lights with over 40 new visual effects, including strobes, beacons, and runway lights. For FSX/FS2004.

VOZ 1.6 Released

Posted on Fri, 07 Mar 2008 02:06:59 GMT

VOZ 1.6 by Team VOZ at Vista Australis now brings you an updated Kingsford-Smith International (YSSY), Canberra (YSCB) and Maroochydore (YBMC). Western Australia has a list of 40+ fields added to it and there is a lot more for you to explore and find in the new VOZ 1.6.

New Texture Bundle Pack For FS2004

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2007 23:00:00 GMT

Aero Files Texture Bundle Pack FS9 is a high quality texture enhancement for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004; it is a selection of runway textures, sky textures, tree textures as well as airport roads. This bundle includes Texture Booster Pack FS9, Texture Booster Pro FS9 and Sky Environment Ultra FS9 all available as a single purchase.

ACT Hangar Manager Now Freeware

Posted on Sat, 11 Aug 2007 13:45:29 GMT

ACT Hangar Manager includes tools for configuring aircraft, panels, flights and sounds as well as 'hangaring' aircraft so as to only maintain active those needed for a given flight whether flyable or AI. Click on Read More for the full story.

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