TOULOUSE - April 27, 2005. The newly constructed A380 is rolled out of its hangar for its maiden test flight. Airport and Airbus staff have joined government officials and members of the public to see the flight off.
As Official Test Pilot, you will embark your A380 for a 60 minutes Maiden Flight. After a (hopefully) successful take-off from Toulouse Blagnac, you will be asked to execute a smooth touch-and-go in Spain, over majestic Pyrenees mountains and 'hollywood-type' cinematics sequences. During the flight, ground engineers will ask you to perform in-flight tests over beautiful landscapes and the Atlantic ocean. Then, you will be directed to the factory home base so that the test sensor data can be offloaded.
This Flight Simulator X mission, supplied in different complexity levels, allow beginner and expert pilots alike to train through a step-by-step tutorial, from cold and dark cockpit to full kiss landing. The missions feature English voices and subtitles displayed in English, German or French.
Aircraft Features (for FSX)
Highly detailed replica of the Airbus A380
Flight Simulator X only : Jetways connection animations.
NEW : Three realism levels available: beginner, intermediate and expert. Beginner users won't have to read tons of documentation to fly, intermediate users will have more realism while enjoying some FS "shortcuts", while expert users will have to follow actual procedures.
Flight Simulator X Viewpoints : Gear, Wing, Cabin, ...
3DSMax exterior/interior models with high resolution reflectives textures, dynamic shine, realistic night lighting,...
Numerous international liveries : Airbus livery - Air France - British Airways - China Southern Airlines - Emirates - Etihad Airways - Korean Air Lines - Lufthansa - Qantas Airways - Singapore Airlines - Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Outstanding 3D Cabin : luxury First Class, economy class, sleeper cabins,...
Ultra realistic digital 'FLY-BY-WIRE' technology.
Real simulation from complete Cold & Dark cockpit to full auto landing
Numerous sound effects
Numerous animations : hydraulic suspension, flaps, slats, spoilerons, speed brakes, thrust reversers, passengers door, cargo hatches, ...
Easy-to-use Paint Kit to create your own airline and share them on the net (Photoshop required).
Panel Features (for FSX)
Glass cockpit with advanced digital avionics, CAT II and III landing certification.
2D panel with multiple subpanels : overhead, pedestal,...
Interactive 3D Virtual Cockpit - Exactly as the real aircraft !
Traffic and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)
Ability to save your flights including ALL FMC programmed parameters
Day and night lighting.
Aircraft flyable from the Captain or First Officer's seat from the Virtual Cockpit.
Hotspots on the panel to ease access to 2D panels.
Pop up EFIS screens for multi-monitor displays, resizable and detachable for any additional monitor use.
Vector graphics displays (GDI+ technology) for nicer and smoother graphics.
EFIS Features (for FSX)
All the Airbus EFIS are available: Primary Flight Display (PFD), Navigation Display (ND), Engine/Warning Display (E/WD), System Display (SD), with all the system pages available
All the EFIS screens are developed with vector graphics technology that makes them detachable and resizable without any quality loss, and their brightness is adjustable.
Advanced Configuration Module (for FSX)
Integrated module accessible through the Flight Simulator pull-down menu
Available features: User Experience: allows the user to select the realism level of the systems
Systems Features (for FSX)
Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and caution messages.
Radio Management panel.
Realistic auto-brake system.
Inertial Reference System (IRS) - Fully working Navigational System
Fully featured Fly-by-Wire system
Fully featured autopilot system, with ALL the Airbus specific modes
Fully featured FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) system
FMS Features (for FSX)
The flight management system is composed of : Basic features - Advanced features - SID/STAR management
Go Flight modules (except GF-MCP Pro) & Track IR Deluxe Pack
Instruments and systems have been developed based on manufacturer specifications, within limits of Airbus confidentiality and information availability.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP1 & FSX SP2 (or Acceleration Pack)
Windows XP 32 - Vista 32 bits - Seven 32-64 bits