With an upcoming series of posts that touch on multiple flight simulator products, please share which flight simulator that you fly the most?
Poll closes Friday, November 2nd at Noon PST!
Update 12/01/12: There is a new site up called, Project Opensky Archive, which contains all of the original Project Opensky (POSKY) files. In Addition, the FreeSky Project domain has expired. If anyone has any news, please leave a comment.
Update 09/01/12: Additional Facebook sites have been added to cover an updated POSKY Boeing 777 model and the release of the CRJ-1000. Below are links to the corresponding page depending on the aircraft model you are looking for:
Boeing 777 ~ SkySpirit2012 – 777
Bombardier CRJ-1000 ~ SkySpirit2012 – CL Series
Boeing 767 ~ SkySpirit2010
Boeing 747-8i(f) ~ SkySpirit2011
Project Opensky Archive Site ~ poskyarchive.com
Update 10/30/11: Free Sky Project is no longer supporting the Project Opensky models. The models are available for download from the original
Project Opensky site (site has expired as of 8/1/12). Free Sky Project has moved on to other unknown projects for fs. The Lockheed L1011 is dead, but you can get one from Historic Jetliners Group.
Update 2/14/11: This post has been updated with more accurate information regarding the status of SkySpirit2010. The SkySpirit2010 Facebook group is only active to support the 767 model. Please keep all discussions and posts to the group limited to the 767 model only. All other models in development will be released under a different group(s) when they are formed.
Update 2/16/11: Previews of the Boeing 747-8I by Hiroshi are now available at a new Facebook group called SkySpirit2011.
All good things must come to an end. Shortly, the group known as Project Opensky, one of the best flight simulator freeware add-on developers, has closed its doors. For reasons that I will not mention here, the group has disbanded.
However, for every end, there is a new beginning. A few members of Project Opensky are taking ownership of maintaining the files and continuing operation under the name of Free Sky Project (FSPro). They are currently in the process of launching a new website and forum, so be patient over the next few days as they ramp up.
Note the aircraft under development with Project Opensky are not going to be released under the new group. Hiroshi created the SkySpirit2010 group to release and support the 767 model only. All future aircraft will be released under a yet to be named group.
It is with some sadness and great admiration that I bid farewell to Project Opensky. For so many years, they have set the standard for freeware flight simulator add-ons that it is safe that they have dramatically shaped the freeware community into what it is today.
With an open mind, great respect, and a tad bit of curiosity, I welcome the FSPro team. I am looking forward to flying their work and hope they will continue the spirit set by POSKY.
Time for a quick poll.
I, personally, have been exploring X-Plane as an alternative to the traditional Microsoft simulators this blog covers. I have found the X-Plane is quite a remarkable, efficient, and fun environment to fly in. However, there is still a lot of life in FSX and FS9. Which begs the question, which flight simulation software do you favor most?
Well, we thought Microsoft Flight Simulator was dead when Bill & Family killed the ACES team way back in 2009. This was great because many of us were introduced to the wonderful world of X-Plane.
As it turns out flight simulator is dead in name only. Microsoft recently previewed Microsoft Flight, the next generation of their venerable flight simulator series.
What do you all think? Is it an FSX killer?