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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 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:39:10 GMT

Flight One Releases The DreamFleet Cessna 310

Just Flight Announces Lancaster

Just Flight Announces 777 Professional For FS2004

FS2004 Multiplayer

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. 

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.

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 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

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.

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.

It's Your Plane has trained

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:16:44 GMT

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.

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.

Latin VFR Release San Andres & Providencia Scenery for FS2004

Posted on Sat, 20 Feb 2010 11:42:42 GMT

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

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2010 16:40:29 GMT

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

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.

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