Canadian Xpress September Fly-In – Happy 19th MS Flight Simulator 95


In the fall of 1996, Microsoft released Flight Simulator for Windows 95 (FS6), the first windows based version of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Although this was more or less just a port from the DOS version (FS5.1) released just a year earlier, it did feature vastly improved frame-rates, better haze as well as additional aircraft, including the Extra 300 aerobatic aircraft. It also featured more 3-D detailing. This could be noticed in many places such as Manhattan and Meigs Field. This version was the first to also include major airports outside the US and Europe, which put Canadian airports (11 of them) in the simulator for the first time.

This month we are going to pay tribute to that lost flight simulator, which helped get it all started some 19 years ago. Departing from Toronto (CYYZ), it would be fitting to visit the default airport of Flight Simulator for Windows 95 Meigs Field (KCGX). However sadly due to political reasons at the time using the tragic events of September 11, 2001 to back up his actions, on the night of Sunday March 30, 2003, Mayor Daley ordered city crews to destroy the runway in the middle of the night, bulldozing large X-shaped gouges into the runway surface.

So unable to stop at Meigs Field, Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, September 26th at 10h00edt (14h00z) and 21h00edt (Sunday 01h00z) for our September 2015 fly-in where we will fly from Toronto (CYYZ) to another Chicago area airport and one of the busiest in the world Chicago O’Hare (KORD) and celebrate the 19th anniversary of Flight Simulator for Windows 95.

This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress® sponsored event that will be flown on the VATSIM network.

More information regarding this event including charts and optional add-on scenery can be viewed by visiting the Monthly Fly-In link that is available via the page under Events menu on our web site.

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