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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 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:03:38 GMT

New Freeware Scenery - Creuse 2008 for FS2004

Eaglesoft Releases CJ1

Abacus Announces WWII Carrier Ops

FS Global 2005 Now Available

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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