- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
- File size
- 72.7 MB
The team at Just Flight present the Cargo Pilot add-on, which is available as an immediate download for Microsoft FSX and FS2004, and is compatible with both Acceleration and SP2.
You're put in the role of a wannabe Cargo Pilot as you do your best to advance your career, working your way up from the bottom rung of the ladder. After paying your dues piloting single-engined props and transporting poultry from jungle strip to slightly different jungle strip, you can advance to piloting valuable cargo across the world in enormous jet freighters.
Before each flight, get a full briefing from the intelligent OPS program, including full route, fuel requirements and weather reports. Depending on the selected level of difficulty and your experience, weather conditions could range from peaceful blue skies to raging thunderstorms, thanks to a custom-built weather generator.
Pay close attention to how you fly too because Bertie, a customized black box that sits at the back of your aircraft, is all ways watching you and tracks your flight from moment to moment. You will receive reports on how you are performing regarding things like start time, way-point times and altitudes. All statistics are forwarded to Operations and will affect how quickly you progress through your career. As your experience grows, so will Bertie's expectations of you.
Stress and wear on your aircraft is also logged; you need to make sure you keep enough money aside to be able to afford regular maintenance, in order to avoid affecting your safety record should any systems fail. It's a nice feature that helps promote good practice.
Cargo Pilot allows you to create your own airline, and that airline name can then be applied to a pre-made custom livery so you can set yourself apart from everyone else. You can even choose where to set as your home base, before you begin expanding your enterprise. Buy multiple bases around the world and buy new and bigger aircraft, in order to increase the range of your operations, as you become an international player in the business.
Should you rather not use the default Cargo Pilot fleet, which consists of the default FS models, the brilliant aircraft importer allows you to import any other add-on aircraft you might have in your hangar, be it freeware or payware.
Cargo Pilot gives you the chance to fly your way along a career path that starts at small desolate strips with single engined aircraft and moves up to international operations with large jets. Enjoy the varied world of air cargo from flying chickens in and out of jungle strips to moving racing cars around the world in a 747 freighter. You will need to fly and operate in a safe and punctual fashion to ensure that you progress onwards and upwards.
Cargo Pilot is the natural successor to our hugely popular Airliner Pilot and is aimed at the virutal pilot who prefers his passengers to be box-shaped! Build your own global cargo airline. Cargo Pilot allows fictional airline names to be used in order to create an individual airline for each pilot.
Start small - get BIG! Start with a single engine prop aircraft flying from a small base in the middle of nowhere and progress up to massive multi-engine jet freighters at international airports. Earn £££! The more cargo you fly safely and over longer distances then the more money you will earn for you and your airline.
Go LARGE! Once your airline has grown more financially secure you will be able to expand, fly from larger bases and purchase larger, more complex aircraft.
Choose to fly your own aircraft. If you have add-on aircraft installed the easy to use aircraft importer will allow you to fly these aircraft instead of the default fleet - Caravan 208b, DC-3, 737-400 and 747-400 Freighter (default Flight Simulator models).
Choose your livery! Pre-made custom aircraft liveries can be selected with the airline name included in the aircraft livery.
Fly the World! The routes you can fly vary from regional (national), short range (international), medium range and long range and depend on the aircraft's range capabilities.
The 'black box' - we call him Bertie - is watching you! A custom designed black box sits at the back of your aircraft and tracks your flight from the moment you start your assignment to the bitter end. Bertie will evaluate and report back on your performance. It monitors thngs like engine start time, departure time, waypoint times, altitudes, landing time and even engine shutdown time; and don't forget to give your cargo of chickens and pigs a smooth flight as any deviation from the acceptable flight envelope will be noted by Bertie and reported back to Operations. So, fly the plane, follow the route according to the rule book and success will be yours. But, remember, as your experience grows Bertie's expectations of your abilities will grow as well!
Can we fix it? Cargo Pilot comes with a maintenance modulen- your aircraft need to be flown safely and some of your earnings need to be re-invested in regular planned maintenance. All your flights are monitored and aircraft stress and abuse is logged. If your aircraft is over-stressed, not maintained on time or maintenance funds are lacking, then inevitably some aircraft systems will fail and your safety record will get worse.
Intelligent operations - Flights are assigned by the OPS program according to the aircraft available and their range. Longer flights are pre-planned but shorter flights are direct routes and give you more freedom because they are outside the pre-planned regime. Get a full briefing! The full route, fuel requirements and weather reports are included in a comprehensive briefing. The weather briefing includes all the necessary information required to successfully complete your flight. Briefings can be printed out.
Look out - there's a storm about! Realistic weather settings from the custom-built weather generator reflect the selected difficulty level and your experience. It might be clear blue skies or dark and deadly thunderstorms!
Plan your flight! The Flight Operations program (Flight Ops) provides all the required pilot administration, career simulation and pre/post flight simulations from generating the flight assignments, flight plans, briefings, debriefings, evaluating the pilot's performance, income and maintenance calculation, aircraft purchases - even down to rostering the aircraft for you to fly.
Fly from home - Selectable regions allow you to base your airline and fly from your home turf or from somewhere more exotic if you wish! Call ATC - You can fly the routes under FS ATC guidance. Want a challenge? A set of difficulty levels are available to allow you to fly to your capabilities.