* A Splendid View: Spot view allows you to look out your cockpit from whatever
window you like. The easiest way to shift your Spot view is to use the Shift
key and the keypad. For example, Shift-keypad 6 gives you the view out of your
plane's right window, while Shift-keypad 4 shows the view through the left
window. Work your way around that keypad!
* Aerial Photography: Capture your most exciting moments of flight on film --
like the time you buzzed the World Trade Center in New York City, or flew
under the Golden Gate (or Bay Bridge) of San Francisco. Just open the Views
menu, and click Flight Photograph. Use the Filename box to name your photo,
press Enter, and click OK.The image will be saved as a PCX file in Flight
Sim's root directory. Use Paintbrush (TM) or another graphics program to view
your brilliant photographic work.
* Coastal Pilot: You haven't really seen a country until you've flown
completely around its borders. Depending upon the size of the country (and
your Flight Control Realism settings), such an expedition could take days to
complete. After you've flown the complete borders of a nation, you can follow
it's rivers. One fun run is to follow the Mississippi River and its
tributaries from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, and beyond. And when
flying the East Coast, don't forget to dip in for a complete tour of
* And Now for a Replay! You can enjoy your best moments of Flight
Simulator as if you were constantly being followed by television video crews.
From the Options menu, click Instant Replay. If the Repeat Replay box isn't
checked, click the box, and then click OK. Enjoy the show! For a slow-motion
replay, type 50 or 25 in the Replay Speed box, press Enter, and click OK.
* The Pause that Refreshes: When things get tense, for instance, during those
pesky nightime aircraft carrier landings, remember that you can press the
Pause key (or the P key) to freeze the action while you wipe your brow, run to
the bathroom, or grab something to eat. When ready to jump back into action,
just press Pause again.
* Flying through the Night : Just because you have to go to sleep at
night (or to work in the morning) doesn't mean that your airplane has to sulk
in the hangar. Try leaving your plane in flight while you're sleeping or
working, and then use Map View to figure out where you are upon returning to
your screen. You might want to have your Flight Control Realism set for 0, so
you don't run out of fuel.