Rescue Pilot Mission Pack for FSX5 reviews
When you think of flight simulation, one thing that many don't take into consideration is that this can be far more than just simulating the actual flying experience. There's so much scope to what you can do within the Microsoft Flight Simulator software that limiting yourself to just flying training flights is going to hamper the experience. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 281.6 MB
- Just Flight
Many outstanding mission packs exist that give you far more of a purpose within the virtual world that you are flying within, and lets you trial your flying abilities in a high-pressure situation which is sure to be hugely exciting. One of the most common reasons for these missions to exist is also for training purposes, to see how you would react and perform in a specific scenario.
This is the best way to elongate your use of the flight simulator software, and the Rescue Pilot Mission Pack by well-recognized development team Just Flight is the perfect challenge for any simulation user.
Take on the role of being a Rescue Pilot and see how you would perform when there are lives at risk. You'll need to use all of your talents and your experience to complete the job in time, and you'll have a very specific - and challenging - set of circumstances to deal with on the flight itself.
This is hugely entertaining and can be a brilliant way to give your flying even events to keep it fresh and exciting. You have the ability to make every mission fit your own desires and criteria allowing you to edit the weather, or even improve or reduce the difficulty curve of the mission that you are on for maximum realism. This lets you edit the parameters entirely and take on a flight that is going to be challenging for your own skill level.
What You Get
Within this package, you will receive four different aircraft which are either fixed wing or rotary. The four aircraft that you receive are;
- Bell 206 Jet Ranger Helicopter
- C-172 Single Engine Prop Helicopter
- King Air Multi Engine Prop Helicopter
- Learjet Multi Engine Plane
All four of the aircraft have been created using a huge amount of data to mimic their real life performances. You will be carrying out realistic tasks, so it's important to have the most relevant rescue aircraft at your disposal if you want to get the most out of your rescue mission. Each aircraft has been created with intricate detail and attention to the smallest, seemingly insignificant features that make them perform and develop as you would expect them to.
Additionally, each aircraft comes fully draped out in specific liveries that fit traditional looks and styles for rescue operation. This lets you get the right look and feel in as many ways as possible, enhancing the authenticity of the experience even further. If you are looking to take to the skies in a high-end helicopter that is nimble enough to carry out rescue tasks, or you wish to practice with either of these aircraft for experience, then this package can be just what you need.
you get to take part in a series of missions that are loaded with unique, exciting challenges that require specific skills and expertise to complete. The first thing that you will do, though, is set up your own headquarters - the name of your company will appear on the side, and you will select a base point to begin from with three brand new locations added in for maximum efficiency.
All of your missions will start at this base, and you can then choose the aircraft you will be using - if applicable - from this section by simply walking over to the aircraft and getting ready to go.
You will receive twelve missions in total that are made from various scenarios, all ranging in difficulty and the actual scope of the task. They take place over both land and sea, which gives you a massive range of tasks to help out in - from sea-based rescues to mountain rescue support, you will be offering professional aid to those in distress across many different parts of the region.
However, these are not basic scripted missions that have minimal flexibility - these are far more dynamic than you might expect.
The Mission Pack
The circumstances can change in an instant and fast decisions need to be made - you aren't just flying around anymore having fun, you need to get somewhere quickly and decide on the best course of action that will determine whether or not the person you are saving will survive. This keeps the action intense and the decision making thought-provoking, meaning that switching off can result in a serious accident or a failure to complete the mission.
If you want to get a first-hand experience of what being involved in the rescue world is like, or you want to get some simulated practice at home, then this is the best package out there for dynamic mission packages in the rescue world. You'll be gripped with tension and find yourself giving far more thought to your actions than you thought you would ever need to with a simulation!
The crises range quite wildly, and give you a fine example of what being a rescue team can actually involve. You'll go from one region to the next dealing with various circumstances, and along the way you'll come across a huge amount of new features and models included into the world for even more realism.
This is a professional mission-based experience that won't be easy to complete, challenging you to make drastic and serious decisions on a quick basis to help determine the success of the mission.
There's nothing that you won't need to face at one point during your rescue missions, ensuring that you are dealing with a huge array of different events from one mission to the next. This helps prolong the experience massively, ensuring that you have a whole new development curve to go along with to try and become the most adept rescue pilot that you can be.
The hardest part of being involved in the rescue missions is the serious decisions that have to be made - will you go for the high risk/high reward approach that could save more lives but risk your own? Or will you play it safe and hope that the clock buys you enough time to extract everyone safely from the problem area?
Usually, flight simulations can have you enjoying various long distance flights and being able to try out some of the finest hardware in aviation history. What you rarely have is a genuine purpose, and a timeline to be there for - you won't have time for taking detours in the skies and going sightseeing. Instead, you'll be expect to take the flight to exact locations at quick speeds, and deal with a rapidly degrading situation.
Whether this is someone losing their grip on the edge of a mountain or hanging on for dear life on a capsizing boat, you'll need to be prepared to get the rescue in order quickly. You get to experience the same simulated difficulties that many experts need to go through - if you want to experience that gripping tension and responsibility; this is just what you need.
Detailed and intricate inclusions of aircraft that are perfect taking to the skies and committing to rescue operations - you can make sure that you get to experience all the emotions that come with such an event. This lets you really get to understand the rapidly changing circumstances on what appeared to be a routine rescue mission, and how the role can totally expand at a moment's notice
Huge amounts of detail and research went into the procedure and creation of the missions, ensuring that you get something akin to what you would face in real life if you were to take on such a task. There's nothing more effective than the real thing and based on many hours of consultation, these missions have been created to give you the most realistic experience that they can
Various difficulties installed to make sure that you can learn the ropes and scale up the time limits and learning curve drastically. This allows the professionals to give themselves a real challenge, while it allows somebody with no rescue knowledge a chance to get a first-hand feel at just how incredibly difficult the process can be
Create your own narrative for each mission with ease - with an abundance of new features, models and inclusions into the game you can easily make sure that you are getting the most dedicated experience possible, full of new experiences that you won't find outside of this package. This makes enjoying a whole new side to the Microsoft Flight Simulator series much easier than ever before
Procedures and details have been created using professional assistance, and there has been a huge amount of instruction used in the creation of the actual circumstances around the rescue missions themselves - meaning that you get the most realistic tasks possible
About Just Flight
Based in the United Kingdom, Just Flight, owned by Mastertronic Group has been in the simulation business since the early days of FS2000. Developing in-house creations and publishing flight sim add-ons from third-party developers for various platforms including MSFS, X-Plane, and Prepar3D.
Their latest focus has been on the next-gen platforms including P3Dv5 and Microsoft's latest flight simulator, MSFS (2020) release.
Trusted by thousands of flight simmers worldwide, Just Flight is a household name in flight simulation.
Rated 3.0/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
The team at Just Flight have created a fantastic mission pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, this time putting us in the role of the Rescue Pilot. You'll need to draw on all of your past experience to fulfil your duties as a Rescue Pilot, but settings are available to match a pilots skill level. These can be smaller details like weather settings, or things that will directly affect the difficulty curve, like the time provided to complete each mission.
Included are four different aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary. The Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopter, the C172 single-engine prop, the King Air multi-engined prop and the Learjet multi-engined jet. Each aircraft are fitted with custom rescue liveries and have three base paints to choose from. For those who want to create an even more personal experience, a paint tool is included that lets you create your own liveries. Certain missions require a specific aircraft, but when you have the option to choose, the mission briefing will give you the information you need to point you in the right direction. Aircraft are accessed by walking to them from the custom-built company base. Your chosen company name will also appear on the side of the company building.
This package comes packed with twelve exciting missions full of challenge and drama. The missions take place over both land and sea, and include a wide variety of demanding operations from mountain rescues to races against the clock with organ transports. When unexpected changes turn your routine flight into a life or death challenge, you'll see that the Just Flight team have really put thought into this package, wanting to deliver something truly exhilarating. With realistic ATC and convincing scenarios, Just Flight have a created a package full of tension. Each mission feels incredibly urgent and the different crisis really do grip you. Custom objects, sounds and effects help this mission pack deliver an experience you couldn't get anywhere else. Combined with the already immersive visuals and sounds of Microsoft FSX, this package delivers hours of excitement spent on the edge of your seat.
2/5 Verified Purchase
Well, let¥s begin with giving the producers of this product a great round of applause for a well-intentioned pack of great missions - but let us also stop there because I was, in the end, quite disappointed by the various and many glitches located throughout this pack.
I have played, or at least tried to play through all of the missions. I had always been impressed, until, all too often, the thing just simply did not work. Each idea seems to be very well thought out and there is quite a variety of tasks to take care of in a variety of aircraft. Sometimes you even have the choice of which aircraft to use to do which part of certain missions.
Nonetheless, the overall impression at the end just left me with an unfortunate feeling of disappointment.
Examples: Mission Car Crash: Super idea, nice scenery add-ons, great commentary and then at the end, no matter where I put the heli, on and all around the final arrow, the mission would not end. Mission Organ Doner: Again, what a nice idea with good time limits, but the trigger at the hospital just would not kick in, despite landing on and all around the helipad. Mission Lost Child: Jumped all over the place and followed the directions to the tee and very flexibly - no reaction, finally researched many places in internet, found other complaint and some tips how to finally find the kid using some tricks (including having to use a landing light). Totally inefficient instructions. Mission Mountain Rescue: Again, trigger at hospital just does not work, so you can forget completing this. Mission Airline Crash: Absolutely cannot get past a mid-point trigger that refuses to fire. Mission Missing Diver: land where they tell you to and absolutely nothing possible - the arrow is really out of whack. Went to the shore at a good looking place away from the arrow and guess what, there he was!
I could go on and tell you about some of the others that work and that they are good, but when more than half of the missions simply do not perform and there is no customer support to assist you, well, I think that I have said enough.
I agree with JB, it IS a great idea and some of the missions work fine, right up to shutdown, but there are some where communication just stops. I've just flown the Airline Crash Mission at Ronaldsway. All was fine until I needed to leave Ronaldsway to take the patients to Liverpool. ATC said that there was a King Air on final and to hold. Half and hour later, I just took off. I had to complete a circuit before my co pilot woke up and said that we were off to Liverpool. Then he must have dropped off again as from that point there was nothing. I ended up dialing in the NDB and ILS frequencies for Liverpool hoping that he would wake up again. Surprisingly, about 20 miles out things started to talk again, but as my aircraft slid down the ILS onto runway 09, the heading helper in the top left corner of the screen was still pointing back to Runway 03 at Ronaldsway and that was the end of all communication with the mission. Such a shame as it would have been great to have dropped off the passengers and then head back to base.
Just bought this today. Missions are pretty good, they are challenging but not impossible to do. Someone posted that the missions the triggers don't work or it won't end, well, you need to shut the aircraft down as directed to. Only problem I had (well not really a problem, just an annoyance) was whoever did the voices says "tree" instead of "three".
The moving on the ground is the hardest part of this package. I land with the organ from organ donor and all I can do, is run into the damn Helicopter failing the mission! Nice try but it simply doesn't work...
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