FS2002 is a Microsoft Flight Simulator for Microsoft Windows. Often marketed and viewed as a video game, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 is one of the most popular and most comprehensive Microsoft Flight Simulators.
Launched in 2001, Microsoft FS2002 is Microsoft's highly realistic, graphically advanced, and the best-selling PC flight simulation programs. Officially known as Flight Simulator 8.0, Microsoft FS2002 was released as a major improvement over the previous versions including Flight Simulator 1.0, Flight Simulator 2.0, Flight Simulator 3.0, Flight Simulator 4.0, Flight Simulator 5.0, Flight Simulator 5.1, Flight Simulator 95, Flight Simulator 98, and Microsoft FS2000 (7.0).
Microsoft worked closely with leaders in the aviation industry, aircraft manufacturers, training and pilot organizations, data suppliers, and flight instructors to bring out flight plans for fs2002 “as real as possible.” Microsoft offered graphically improved flight plans for fs2002. ATC (Air Traffic Control) was first time introduced in the flight plans for fs2002. The flight plans for fs2002 let users to fly alongside computer controlled aircraft and communicate with airports. The Boeing 747-400 was first time featured among the flight plans for fs2002.
The fleet for the flight plans for fs2002 include Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, Airbus A321, Air Creation Trike Ultralight 582 SL, Beechcraft Baron 58, Beechcraft Baron 58 G1000, Beechcraft King Air 350, Bell 206B JetRanger, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300, Bombardier CRJ 700, Bombardier Learjet 25G, Bombardier Learjet 35A, Bombardier Learjet 45, Cessna C208 Caravan Amphibian, Cessna C208B Grand Caravan, Cessna C172SP Skyhawk, Cessna C172SP Skyhawk G1000, Cessna C182S Skylane, Cessna C182RG Skylane, Curtiss Jenny, de Havilland Dash 8-100, de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Floatplane, de Havilland DH-88 Comet, DG 808S 18 Meter Sailplane, Douglas DC-3, Extra 300S, Ford 4-AT-E Tri-Motor, Grumman G-21A Goose, Lockheed Vega, Maule Orion M-7-260C Ski, Maule Orion M-7-260C Super Rocket, McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing MD-83, Mooney Bravo, Mooney Bravo G1000, Piper Cherokee 180, Piper J-3 Cub, Robinson R22 Beta II, Schweizer 2-32 Sailplane, Sopwith Camel, Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”, Vickers Vimy, and Wright Flyer.
The simulated flight plans for fs2002 run smoother than that of Flight Simulator 2000. The flight plans for fs2002 feature external view and inertia effects inducing an illusion of movement in a realistic physical environment. There is a wide range of flight plans for fs2002 available online that can be downloaded and enjoyed.