Microsoft Flight Simulator X gets a little more real

Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2006 - 12:12 PM |

Microsoft has partnered with Aero-News, a world wide real-time news service for aviation and aerospace.  Flight Sim X will be gorgeous already, but this partnership raises the possiblity of real time weather and other new and unique features.

Aero-News Network, the 24/7 real-time news service for "all things aviation" and Microsoft Flight

Simulator X, the world's premier PC-based flight simulation product, announced a partnership that will

bring Aero-News' trusted news and resources directly to Microsoft Flight Simulator X pilots.

Scheduled to reach the shelves this October, Microsoft's Flight Simulator X website will make great

use of Aero-News stories, content, photography and Aero-Audio products when the project is officially


The collaboration with Aero-News Network (ANN) is a major program for both organizations. "We are very

excited to be working with Aero-News Network, the leader in its field," said Hal Bryan, Microsoft's

Flight Simulator Community Evangelist. "We are pleased to make available Aero-News' in-depth

real-world aviation content to our Flight Sim audience. It's a win-win for everyone, especially our

consumers." In addition to newsfeeds, links, and other resources, added Bryan, "other concepts with

Aero-News are on the horizon.""

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