In some respects, flight simulation programs are very similar to every other sort of recreational program: once you've completed all of the missions included in the game, once you've flown every single plane for hundreds of hours, there isn't too much left to explore that is new. And while this can take literally months, when it does happen, it can leave you aching for more. Thankfully, the Internet abounds with sites that make possible various flight simulator downloads that will make your computer flying experience far more expansive than you ever thought possible.
Depending on the flight simulation program that you are using, the amount of available flight simulator downloads will vary. Some flight sims, such as Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004, boast a wide compatibility with downloadable missions and custom aircraft that many people have worked hours to craft and upload to share on the net. Ever wanted to fly a specialty plane like the WWII Spiteful Fighter? You can as an add-on flight simulator download for Microsoft Flight Simulator X!
The types of flight simulator downloads available break down into two categories: add-ons and accessories. Add-ons are extensions to gameplay, and accessories and nifty little things like wallpaper for your desktop. As you can guess, the former flight simulator downloads are far more popular than the latter.
Add-ons themselves are further broken down into different types. Aircraft add-ons or extensions are flight simulator downloads that add a new type of aircraft for you to fly in the game. These can either be completely new aircraft with new on screen models and cockpit, or they can be “reskinned” versions of aircraft already in the game: so, instead of a tan-painted jet, you can fly one that is blue and yellow. Mission add-ons add new tasks for you to complete. These flight simulator downloads vary in intricacy and length, and for some these have become veritable games within a game, with full campaigns and multi-mission goals. So, if you do find yourself needing more to do with your simulator, get on the net and find some flight simulator downloads.