Night Flight Missions for FSX2 reviews
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 52 MB
Sometimes, flights are more fun when you take them on at night! The world of FSX is a unique and interesting place to begin with but you can make it really interesting by simply adding in the unique challenges provided by these new night missions. Designed to give you a challenge beyond that of what you might normally have expected, you’ll be able to take on a new range of night-based missions that will test your vision as much as your flight co-ordination.
As you sit ready to take off with your co-pilot, you need to make sure that you have both taken care of all the little issues. After all, it’s the little details that will dictate the success – or failure – of a flight in the modern world. In front of you on the runway will be little visibility and you’ll need to use your tools and intelligence to make sure that you fly safely. Flying at night really is like a whole new idea, so it makes sense to start preparing and planning for this – nothing is the same, and you have to really consider how to take off and do so in the safest manner possible.
With this mod, then, you can get all the practice that you want! You’ll now have to deal with faded visibility and new challenges that only come out at night, ensuring that you can handle everything from visibility to the weather during those dark nights. Everything included in this package has been optimized and modified so that you can get the finest night experience that you possibly can.
By doing this, you make sure that you are going to get the finest preparation that you can for making sure you reach the destination in darkness without any of the usual problems. With this addition, then, you get access to;
Four unique flight missions based in Asia, England, Europe and South America. Each mission taken on poses new challenges and ensures that you’ll need to be good at thinking on your feet, ensuring you can continue to change and improve further.
Also, four night flight weather themes are added so that you can have the overlay and format you need to see the weather at its best. These improved changes make sure you are flying far more efficiently and realistically as the weather will now play a key role in your success.
Various aircraft are recommended such as the Boeing 737, but this really is compatible with any aircraft that you wish to take off with!
Backup flight plans so that you can get around safely and with information if you are going to be using these plans; if you don’t feel confident enough to make your own, this can be a good place to get started.
Additionally, this also comes with night flight recommendations and advice so that you can avoid getting into a tight spot when flying around.
With unique personnel chatter added in now, you’ll get that extra layer of realism that makes the cockpit such a fun place to spend your time!
Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
3/5 Verified Purchase
This pack of four missions in reality is nothing more than four free flights. You take off and find your own way to the next airport, and so on, and there are no comments or instructions apart from some light banter from the cabin crew (some of it even in Chinese!) at each stop.
There are flight plans supplied, but to use them you have to sort out a lot of incorrect paths and the like.
The sales text states that you can use any aircraft you like. The PDF Instruction File says to do that by ticking "Enable changes" in the Missions dialogue box, but before you get there the Flight Simulator will complain that it can't find the aircraft that are in the flight files. On the other hand, if you should like to use these, you have to do some fancy detective work to see where they can be found - not impossible but quite a handful to the less experienced simmer, and definitely not as easy as the sales text will have you believe.
The worst thing about these "missions", however, is the weather that the mission maker (apparently Gera Godoy Canova) has supplied you with. All four have extremely strong winds, in one case as strong as 75 knots (!), and with constantly changing direction. No pilot in his senses would try to take off in that wind! These weird winds also make the airspeed indicator flutter wildly, to the degree that is is unusable.
If you use the flight plans (which are VFR), you will find to your chagrin after a seven hour flight that the last airport is closed to VFR traffic!
To add to all this, the text files (PDF file, briefings, text messages, etc) are full of spelling mistakes.
In all, this pack is sloppily made up, rather meaningless to fly, and not worth the price.
Iíll be honest and say that I hate flying at night Ė Iíve been on some planes before in the past in real-life travelling overnight and I hated it. Itís just terrifying and I donít know how pilots deal with this. However, my new job has seen me taking on a fair amount of night flights so I downloaded this to give me some help in understanding that perspective to see if it could help calm me down.
I loved the aspects that this brought to the table, then, as it really helped me understand why flying at night could actually be an enjoyable experience for someone. The way the weather comes into play is massive and gave me a total appreciation for the contrast it makes Ė it really was like a new way of flying for me at times, such was my enjoyment. I loved the attention to detail in making the missions stand out so much from one another, and in really emphasizing the trouble that flying at night can give you.
The instructions were really easy to follow and I also found that the aircraft suggested were the best to fly with, as it seemed to correlate best with the actual requests in the missions. Overall I found that the whole package was every enjoyable and made it easier for me to get used to flying at night, so hopefully my new flights at work wonít be quite as intimidating even if Iím just a passenger again!