• Review: Short Flights From Simple FSX Missions

    Review: Short Flights From Simple FSX Missions

    By Bill Stack

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    Short Missions by Simple FSX Missions contains 10 missions for Microsoft Flight Simulator X®. Four missions are categorized as intermediate skill level, and six are expert level.

    • Intermediate missions start short of the active runways.
    • Expert missions start at the gates.
    • Pilots navigate by following audio instructions from their copilots.
    • Expert missions involve the use of flight plans and air traffic control.
    • Some missions are commercial airline flights, and others are general aviation.
    • Durations range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.
    • Simulation rewards are earned at successful completion of each mission.
    • All missions were created by Max Scarcia.

     

    THE MISSIONS
    Mission Locations Aircraft Skill Level
    Atlanta to Macon Georgia, U.S.A. Bombardier CRJ 700 Expert
    Buenos Aires to Bahia Blanca Argentina Boeing 737 Expert
    Cape Town to Sumersveld South Africa Beechcraft Baron 58 Intermediate
    Christchurch to Wellington New Zealand Bombardier Learjet 45 Intermediate
    Heathrow to Bristol England Boeing 737 Expert
    Manila to Plaridel Philippines Moony Bravo Intermediate
    Molakai to Honolulu Hawaii Bombardier CRJ 700 Expert
    Princess Juliana to Grand Case Netherlands Antilles Cessna 172 Intermediate
    Rome to Pescara Italy Bombardier CRJ 700 Expert
    Tokushima to Osaka Japan Boeing 737 Expert
    The Buenos Aires mission does not appear in the list on Simple FSX Missions' product description, but it is in the package.

    Missions Overall

    These missions can be found in the FSX missions menu by selecting the SFSXSM Short Flights category. Each mission begins with a briefing that contains separate screens for overview, details, and facility information. As can be seen from my screen shots, the overview and details screens provide minimal information. The facility-information screen presents tabular data that resembles what is found in the FSX map.

    Expert missions involve air traffic control, prescribed instrument approaches, and GPS navigation. They require complete taxiing because they begin at the gates. Intermediate missions require some taxiing because they begin short of the active runways. Durations and skill levels are unrelated. A "certificate" is awarded to upon successful completion of each mission.

    MISSION SELECTION SCREENS
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    Missions List
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    Mission Overview
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    Mission Details
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    Mission Facility Information