Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000

Microsoft Corporation (Proprietary)

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 is a flight simulation program developed by Microsoft Corporation released in the late 1999. It is part of a series of flight simulation programs released through the years. Microsoft Flight Simulator game series is one of the oldest programs developed by the company, even older than Windows. The program came between Flight Simulator 98 and Flight Simulator 2002. The game came in two editions—Normal and Pro.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 features customizable aircrafts and multiple sceneries. Aircraft styles differ as to model, textures, sounds, panel, and FDE or Flight Dynamics Engine. The game offers simulation features like visual damage effects for a more realistic gameplay. The game also comes with scenery grids with adjustable 3D elevations, GPS setup, and dynamic scenery. Dynamic scenery enables users to simulate taxiing and flying when there are other aircrafts present. The program also offers real-world weather conditions like precipitation, rain, and snow.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 provides access to more than 20,000 airports worldwide. These airports, radio towers, and other structures are based on real-world locations and structures as contained in public databases. This capability enables users to simulate long-haul flights to international destinations. It also trained players in relying to flight instruments more rather than visual sceneries when flying during nighttime.  Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 also introduced the most recently released aircrafts at that time, the Boeing 777, and the Supersonic Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde.