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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Flight Simulator 2004, by Microsoft, is popular software used by ‘simmies’ all over the world. If you are interested in learning about FS2004 developments and want to be kept up-to-date, you’ll find great information here.

In recent news regarding FS2004, Carenado has committed to provide continued support for all Flight Simulator 2004 products. The company backed up this commitment with their release of the PA-34 200T Senaca II package. It is feature packed and includes audio files, 3D animations and manuals amongst other things.

Boeing E-4B Nightwatch, a freeware application, was released for Flight Simulator 2004. Project Open Sky was the developer. The Boeing 747-200 E-4B Nightwatch has a tremendous amount of features, including reverser spray and animated parts. This obviously is only a partial list. The E-4B Nightwatch has many other great features.

The Fokker 50 was released specifically for Flight Simulator 2004 as well. PAOB created this terrific package. It includes lots of great details, manuals and checklists. It really is a great piece of software and would be a good addition to the FS2004 package.

In even more FS2004 news, the C172N Skyhawk II is now available to FS2004 users. It includes a number of great offerings, for instance, bloom lights, dynamic shadows, specular mapping, plus much more.

Want more FS2004 news? Keep coming back. We’ll add more information as we get it.

1947 C140 for FS2004 Released by SimFlight3D 1947 C140 for FS2004 Released by SimFlight3D

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (13193 reads)

A new product from SimFlight3D is 1947 C140 for FS2004. 

Flight Planning Made Easy With Virtual Dispatch Flight Planning Made Easy With Virtual Dispatch

Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (17636 reads)

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

A Runway in Your Own Backyard with Fun-Air Farmhouse Flying A Runway in Your Own Backyard with Fun-Air Farmhouse Flying

Posted on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (9606 reads)

MikeMax Aviation has released Fun-Air Farmhouse Flying, an add-on that allows you to have a runway in your own backyard. If you want to take a break from landing at large airports and runways, you will enjoy this add-on.  

New From MikeMix Aviation: Salina-Gunnison Airport Add-on New From MikeMix Aviation: Salina-Gunnison Airport Add-on

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (9349 reads)

MikeMax Aviation has announced a new product a FS2004 scenery add-on for Salina-Gunnison Airport.

Final Pack of the BAC/English Electric Canberra Released Final Pack of the BAC/English Electric Canberra Released

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:00:00 GMT (8666 reads)

Flying Stations has released the final pack of the BAC/English Electric Canberra series for FS2004. 

Mexsim Releases Acapulco FS9

Posted on Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:09:50 GMT (4715 reads)

In February 2010, Mexsim announced its release of the FS2004 scenery of General Juan N. Alvarez International Airport in Acapulco, Mexico.

Carenado Releases PA32R 301 Saratoga SP For FS2004 Carenado Releases PA32R 301 Saratoga SP For FS2004

Posted on Sat, 04 Feb 2012 09:00:00 GMT (6968 reads)

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

Posted on Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:48:59 GMT (9596 reads)

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.

SceneryPRO's Release of HD Environment 2010 SceneryPRO's Release of HD Environment 2010

Posted on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:19:48 GMT (5003 reads)

In January 2010, International Virtual Aviation Organization (IVAO) launched Crowded Skies V, a major online event where many players – pilots and air traffic controllers – come together to fill the virtual skies.

AFS Design Release Sukhoi Su-27 for FS2004 AFS Design Release Sukhoi Su-27 for FS2004

Posted on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:09:52 GMT (35873 reads)

AFS-design brings a excellent rendition of Sukhoi Su-27 (NATO reporting name: "Flanker").  The Sukhoi Su-27 is a one-seat Mach-2 class jet fighter originally manufactured by the Soviet Union, and designed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

Eiresim Announces Dublin 2009 Scenery Eiresim Announces Dublin 2009 Scenery

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:27:40 GMT (7029 reads)

Eiresim are proud to announce Dublin 2009 Scenery for FS2004 which has just been released. Two years in the making and includes all major developments at EIDW recently including Pier D and the Brand new Terminal 2.

FSWidgets Electronic Flight Bag for FS2004 Now Available FSWidgets Electronic Flight Bag for FS2004 Now Available

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:06:23 GMT (6664 reads)

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.

EFB2004 Version 1.5 Adds GMap Support EFB2004 Version 1.5 Adds GMap Support

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:31:14 GMT (4416 reads)

FSWidgets EFB2004 (Electronic Flight Bag for FS2004) Version 1.5 has been brought up to the same standard as the FSX edition of the flight bag by adding support for the GMap for FS2004 utility, compatibility for systems with 120 DPI (Large Fonts), PNG weather image capacity and Windows Vista UAC support.

Carenado Releases PA-28-181 Archer II For FS2004 Carenado Releases PA-28-181 Archer II For FS2004

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:50:10 GMT (6417 reads)

Carenado has released the FS2004 version of the previously released FSX PA28-181 Archer II. This product is not an upgrade from our previous Archer...it 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.

Zinertek Releases Ultimate Airport Environment For FS2004 Zinertek Releases Ultimate Airport Environment For FS2004

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:44:53 GMT (6375 reads)

Ultimate Airport Environment is a comprehensive texture booster that greatly enhances all the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 default airports throughout the world. You will see more realistic and detailed runways, taxiways, tarmac surfaces, airport buildings, hangars, warehouses, and much more! You will also see new airport fields along with seasonal runway effects.

MikeMax Avalon Island Catalina Airport Released MikeMax Avalon Island Catalina Airport Released

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:37:23 GMT (4528 reads)

Catalina Airport (KAVX) is a privately-owned airport located six miles northwest of the central business district of Avalon, California in the middle of Catalina Island, and 32 nautical miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The airport is primarily used for general aviation. The airport is also used for airfreight from the mainland.

Iris Simulations Pro Series Christen Eagle Released Iris Simulations Pro Series Christen Eagle Released

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:47:07 GMT (4544 reads)

August 2005 saw the release of what is now widely regarded as one of the benchmarks for Flight Simulator Aerobatic aircraft in the form of the Long Island Classics Christen Eagle for FS2004.

Suppression Flight's Environment 2009 Released Suppression Flight's Environment 2009 Released

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:53:01 GMT (5138 reads)

Accurate Flight Simulator 2004 High Definition Enhancer (HD) with reduced FPS Impact. Taking these 2 phrases under consideration - "As Real As It Gets" & "Feel The Real Life Flying Experience," we made this product for the best flight simming experience with FS2004.

SkyDecks Boeing Jets: Widescreen Panel Pack Now Available SkyDecks Boeing Jets: Widescreen Panel Pack Now Available

Posted on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 23:00:00 GMT (10723 reads)

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.

LHSimulations Release Freeware Fly Balaton LHSM Scenery LHSimulations Release Freeware Fly Balaton LHSM Scenery

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:59:51 GMT (8899 reads)

LHSimulations is proud to announce the release of his very first scenery. Yesterday the Sármellék LHSM scenery is available for download. It is still a beta version, but the full v1.00 will follow soon. The scenery currently available only for FS2004 but with version 1.00 we intend to include the FSX version as well. The developement lasted almost a year.

SKYSimulations Release DC9 For FS2004 SKYSimulations Release DC9 For FS2004

Posted on Mon, 06 Jun 2011 21:28:23 GMT (12556 reads)

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.

Zinertek Releases Ultimate Water Advanced Zinertek Releases Ultimate Water Advanced

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:00:50 GMT (8969 reads)

Get ready for a brand new experience in Flight Simulator!  Ultimate Water Advanced will take your FS2004 to a whole new level of realism. Oceans, lakes, and rivers come to life unlike never seen before! You will see a dramatic improvement to the overall look of the simulator.

HD Environment Redux by SceneryPRO Software Released HD Environment Redux by SceneryPRO Software Released

Posted on Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:07:34 GMT (9812 reads)

SceneryPRO Software has just released HD Environment Redux for Microsoft® Flight Simulator® 2004. This is the latest release for 2011 and incorporates many new photo-real textures taken in HD at various altitudes during real flight.

It's Your Plane has trained It's Your Plane has trained

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:16:44 GMT (12066 reads)

Submitted in a press release received today, It's Your Plane, or as they are known, IYP announce that they have trained their virtual first officer, "Michelle", to fly the MAAM-SIM DC-3 and C-47 aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.  It's Your Plane is a voice control system developer for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004.  It fully integrates with your copy of the simulator and provides voice control over functions within the sim.  For example, Air Traffic Control, full control over cockpit controls; for example, having the landing gear retracted or deployed by voice control.

Freeware Boeing E-4B Nightwatch Released for FS2004 Freeware Boeing E-4B Nightwatch Released for FS2004

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:15:24 GMT (11572 reads)

Released from freeware flight sim developer, Project Open Sky is this fully featured Boeing 747-200 E-4B Nightwatch aircraft for FS2004.  The package features many great features including high quality panel, reverser spray, autobrake and many more.  It also has many animated parts with lots of eye candy.  You can download it here from the downloads library.

PAOB Fokker 50 Released for FS2004 PAOB Fokker 50 Released for FS2004

Posted on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:09:21 GMT (10698 reads)

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.

Carenado Releases C172N On Floats For FS2004 Carenado Releases C172N On Floats For FS2004

Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:28:33 GMT (8054 reads)
Already available in an FSX version, Carenado now offers its C172N Skyhawk II on floats for FS2004. New features: external dynamic shadows, internal dynamic shadows on VC, normal mapping, specular mapping and bloom lights - Polygon optimized model - Two different paints with maximum details and realistic textures (Rusty Green & Blue Wave)

SimFlight 3D Release 1958 Cessna 172 For FS2004 SimFlight 3D Release 1958 Cessna 172 For FS2004

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:50:37 GMT (10592 reads)
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.

Latin VFR Release San Andres & Providencia Scenery for FS2004 Latin VFR Release San Andres & Providencia Scenery for FS2004

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:42:42 GMT (10122 reads)
The main airport in this package serves the cities of San Andres and San Luis, but also commercially serves the nearby island of Providencia Island. All being major tourist and vacation spots for South and Central American tourists. Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport is also known as Sesquicentenario International Airport.

Project Open Sky Release P-8A Poseidon Project Open Sky Release P-8A Poseidon

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:40:29 GMT (10711 reads)

Project Open Sky has released the second military variant of the Boeing 737NG, the P-8A Poseidon. The P-8A Poseidon is based on the Boeing 737-800 and is designed to replace the P-3C. The first flight was April 27, 2009. Please have fun flying our newest model.

You cannot select the Undock View feature in Flight Simulator 2004

Posted on Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:30:17 GMT (16842 reads)
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 (32092 reads)
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 Homestead General Aviation Airport released by MikeMax

Posted on Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:09:03 GMT (17832 reads)
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 Cuzco Scenery released by Latin VFR for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Sat, 14 Nov 2009 06:05:36 GMT (11133 reads)
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.

MikeMax Lock Haven Piper Memorial Released MikeMax Lock Haven Piper Memorial Released

Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2009 15:34:46 GMT (7455 reads)
William T. Piper Memorial Airport in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA, is a historical city and airport in the history of aviation. For many years it has been the home for Piper Aircraft Corporation and birth place for hundreds of Piper Cubs and other Piper Aircrafts. William Thomas Piper Sr., the founder of Piper Aircraft Corporation, lived and died in Lock Haven. Currently the airport runs the Piper Aviation Museum.

MikeMax - Groom Lake Area 51 scenery for FS2004 released MikeMax - Groom Lake Area 51 scenery for FS2004 released

Posted on Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:33:41 GMT (18180 reads)

The mysterious Area 51, top secret Groom Lake US Air Force military installation hidden behind the hills of the Nevada desert. The scenery features the Area 51 airfileld, known as Homie Airfield (KXTA).

VRinsight Announces ProPit for FS2004/FSX VRinsight Announces ProPit for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2009 16:59:49 GMT (9165 reads)

The ProPit panel of VRinsight is a control and screen system for propeller type aircraft.  All gauges are synchronized with Microsoft's Flight Simulator, supporting MSFS original and add-on aircraft. Gauges offer fully functional rotation knobs, push buttons and GPS allowing for users to experience the most enthusiastic flight.

AFS Design - Eurocopter EC-505 Tiger Released AFS Design - Eurocopter EC-505 Tiger Released

Posted on Wed, 08 Jul 2009 07:12:06 GMT (9994 reads)

AFS-design brings a excellent rendition of the Eurocopter EC-505 Tiger. In 1984 the German and French governments issued a requirement for an advanced multi-role battlefield helicopter. A joint venture consisting of MBB and Aerospatiale was subsequently chosen as the preferred supplier.

Michael Jackson Tribute Aircraft Michael Jackson Tribute Aircraft

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2009 15:32:18 GMT (15140 reads)

This is a Michael Jackson tribute aircraft for FS2004.  A fictional livery of a charter carrier called Jackson Airways. Specially dedicated to the King of Pop himself, Michael Joe Jackson.  Michael Jackson passed away on the 25th June 2009 and died from a suspected heart attack.

Announcing The Release Of The ADF AI Package for FS2004/FSX

Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2009 13:55:54 GMT (9311 reads)

The team that brought you RAAF AI from Australian Simulation are pleased to announce the release of their much anticipated ADF AI packages for FSX and FS2004. These packages are selectware (exclusive freeware) and available for download now from Vista Australis.

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