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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 Sun, 26 May 2019 09:48:36 GMT

Zinertek Releases Ultimate Water FX (FS2004)

FScene2002 Will Work In FS2004

Flight One Releases ATR 72-500

Abacus Announces Flight Deck 3 For FS2004

Latest news and articles

1947 C140 for FS2004 Released by SimFlight3D

Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT

A new product from SimFlight3D is 1947 C140 for FS2004. 

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. 

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

Posted on Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

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

Posted on Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT

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

Posted on Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:00:00 GMT

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

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

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.

SceneryPRO's Release of HD Environment 2010

Posted on Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:19:48 GMT

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

Posted on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:09:52 GMT

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

Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:27:40 GMT

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

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.

EFB2004 Version 1.5 Adds GMap Support

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:31:14 GMT

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

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.

Zinertek Releases Ultimate Airport Environment For FS2004

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:44:53 GMT

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

Posted on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:37:23 GMT

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.

Suppression Flight's Environment 2009 Released

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:53:01 GMT

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

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.

LHSimulations Release Freeware Fly Balaton LHSM Scenery

Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:59:51 GMT

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

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.

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