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Your First Ever FS Addon?  
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6577 times:

Does anyone here remember their first FS addon?

I remember coming across flightsim.com back in '97 at college, and suddenly realising there was a whole load of aircraft you could download completely free for Flightsim! My first download was a BA 737-200 in their 'Rendezvous' world tail, and I remember flying it from the default BHX (in FS95 just a runway in the middle of nowhere!  Smile) with the default 737 sound and panel (okay a tad unrealistic for the old "pocket rocket" but that was the moment that changed my FS life forever! The download was but 41K and after a few weeks I regularly had dozens of FS aircraft on a single floppy disk that I used to transport between home and college (no internet access at home back then!)...

I now have hundreds of aircraft as well as loads of scenery (and I've even started paying for addons now!!

What were yours?

And does this make me officially  old .....(in FS terms!)

Cheers,
Noel.

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User currently offlineAC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Some random DC-9 For Flightsim 5.1 It was the coolest thing that had happened to flight simming, as far as I knew. Heh, I never woulda thought I'd be making the screenshots that I have back then. Then again, I was only 10 years old at the time.

User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

Quoting AC21365 (Reply 1):
Some random DC-9 For Flightsim 5.1

I remember that one, altough I could'nt install it anyway on my 386 back then!
that must have been 8 to 10 years ago...

Quoting NoelG (Thread starter):
Does anyone here remember their first FS addon?

My own first add-on on my own PC was if I remember correctly a scenery of an airfield of Westwind Virtual airlines, must have been 1996.


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

GB Airports was mine. Thought it was brilliant at the time but how add-ons have improved over the years.

User currently offlineJasond From Australia, joined Jul 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

First payware was Dreamfleet's 737-400 (Greatest Airliners). I still use it albeit coupled with Ariane's 7374 and 7375. Still a great bit of kit.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2039 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6444 times:
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Wilco CRJ-200... yay CRJ!  Silly

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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

FS98.

Yer, that's what i mean. I got Airbus 98 before FS98  banghead 

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6419 times:

I had a 747-400 add-on. Had the liveries of BA (Old and New), Virgin, JAL, Air France and so on. Was really good, even could activate seatbelts/smoking signs!


Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6407 times:

For me it was the Project Airbus A320 Air Europe, in FS2002 !

I was so impressed of the quality of the aircraft, comparing to the default 737 Big grin



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6385 times:

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 7):
I had a 747-400 add-on. Had the liveries of BA (Old and New), Virgin, JAL, Air France and so on. Was really good, even could activate seatbelts/smoking signs!

Woow... even seatbelt signs!  

Fun to share but a little bit of topic,
My first "official IFR flight" was if I believe in 1994 ( I was 13 years of age!) on FS5.0 in the learjet 35a from Chicago to New York!
I'll never forget the style I used to get there,
Take a map of the USA, take a radiant ruler, put the ruler with the correct radiant to NY, it showed 110°, take of at KCGX, turn right to course 110°, tune in to JFK VORTAC (117.50?? if I remember correctly!) and wait till you get the VOR and cheer;
LAND IN SIGHT or better NY!
FSIM colombus style!
(Because between Chicago and NY there was nothing rendered of VOR's let alone airfields!)

and today I fly the PSS A340 merged with POSKY's A340 from Zürich to Bangkok and singapore, as real as the real bird just as routinely as going to the grocery store!
FSIM has come a loooooong way!

[Edited 2005-10-08 01:56:10]

User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6379 times:

Quoting NoelG (Thread starter):
And does this make me officially    .....(in FS terms!)

Tell me about it!          in terms of FSIM versions past my teeth!

[Edited 2005-10-08 02:02:13]

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6354 times:

PSS 777 version 1.0 for FS2000.
Later bought the v2 and now waiting for the v3  Smile



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineGEG From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6330 times:

i don't remember freeware addons but the first I payed for was Voicebuddy.

-Dan



Cant sleep...clowns will eat me...cant sleep...
User currently offlineGoinv From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

It may sound daft but my first add-on was Flight Sim 2000

I had FS98 and decided to order the inside guide from Amazon. They sent me the guide to FS2000 by mistake.

Reading through the book I realised that FS2000 was a lot better than FS98 (GPS) etc so I had to go out and buy it.



Be who you are, The world was made to measure for your smile. So Smile.
User currently offlineAC21365 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Looks like I have everyone beat in the 'age when acquired first addon' category  Big grin

User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Quoting AC21365 (Reply 14):
Looks like I have everyone beat in the 'age when acquired first addon' category

Yep you do! lol!


User currently offlineGg190 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6276 times:

Mine was British Airports VFR for FSFW95. Added 300 airports from the British Isles to FS. That was nearly doubling the number of airports on the sim!

I was dead impressed with the addon, especially since it only cost me a fiver! and because it was the first time I had ever seen the Isle of Man airport in FS, i could now fly out of my home airport!


User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6253 times:

Mine was an Aero Commander 520 (or some 5xx model, I don't remember) for FS2002 from flightsim, and it took me forever to get it up and running because I didn't know squat about how to install it, but once it was there, I flew it and thought how cool it was and how realistic it looked compared to the default planes. Now I have around 100 planes (all AI, since I use AI planes for flying as well) each with an average of 5 repaints, and have written roughly 3,650 flightplans for them all. The only thing I haven't changed is the scenery (non-airport).


Next flight: GRR-ORD-PDX-SEA-ORD-GRR
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9545 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

First add-on was probably Fireball XL5 (!) from Flightsim.com for FSS98 or FS2000. I don't bother with freeware aircraft anymore, having got a few excellent payware examples; PMDG 737 & 747, PSS A330/340, Abacus VC-10. I still take a few scenery updates, though.

The first payware was some potentially good but dreadfully executed BA stuff from a company whose name I can't remember. One of the flight magazines got so many letters of complaint about them that they asked for a comment. The company told them to get stuffed and threatened to sue if anything was published about them. I think they lasted a couple of months after that.

The first legit payware would have been World Airports, I think.


User currently offlineJumpseatflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6066 times:

I feel so fresh here. Back in the FS5 days I was still... let's see... under the impression that girls indeed had cooties. I do, however, recall playing FS5 once. Couldn't even get the Cessna up. I must have been 7 or 8.

I learned on FS2000. First download was through my brother-- Meridian VA 737-300. Wonderful memories on all those flights around Memphis. A lot of the time I was using field-centered VORS as Localizers until I was visual w/ the field. I tried that in Pittsburgh. Clueless boy of twelve.

FS2002 was MY first sim... most memorable download has to be Mexicana 727. I find Mexico very attractive for its high field altitude/ocean environment.

FS2004... I've donwloaded so many hundreds of files by now I couldn't tell you what the first was, but my favorite thus far is the POSKY CRJ-200.


User currently offlineFaroeFlyer From Faroe Islands, joined Aug 2005, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5987 times:

Sorry can't remember my first addon but am pretty sure it was downloaded from www.flightsim.com.

I got my first pc in 1990 which came with FS3 on a 360k floppy. Yes those were the days. Played default for many versions. Not until FS98 (I thinK) did I start downloading addons. My first payware addon wasn't until recently. Probably ActiveSky 2004.



Cast your dancing spell my way...
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

Boeing 747-200 for Flight Simulator 2004.


First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

"Fly the big one" (747) for FS98, the first, and worse addon I ever had, and probably the worse made for FS98, and I wasted $24 dollars for that crap!!!  banghead   cry 

User currently offlineA3204eva From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 1060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

Either Concorde or Airbus package for FS98.. phew that's going back a while!


"They have lady pilots......... they're not that good, but they have 'em"
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2477 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

My first addon for flight sim was Singapore scenery and aircraft for fs 98  Smile I loved it!!

25 Post contains images AirPacific747 : Haha I think it was the same I bought  it said "anyone can fly a cessna" on the front right?! [Edited 2005-11-11 15:46:56]
26 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : LOL. I remember one day, back when I had FS2000 (which had a glitch, cuz it would never run) I bought a (I think ) Perfect Flight Addon American Airli
27 SWISSER : Ha yes, I have that one too... yup, thawas real crap!
28 Lastordu : I just got it on Fri. It was a DL Dc-8-73. But I deleted it just as fast. For some reason I just didn't like it. Now the 1st download that I kept was
29 QF108 : Having just upgraded to FS2002 was searching the web and came across a UA A320 for download and thought this looks too good to be true, real world air
30 Post contains images Jeffry747 : First one for me was on FS2002. I found out you could download free stuff for FS and once I started I coudn't stop. The absolute first download was PO
31 AC21365 : Anyone remember the Flight Sim 'Flight Bag'? for the longest time it came on a single 3.5" floppy disc. I forgot what magazine you could order it out
32 EA CO AS : Ok, showing my age here... First addon? "FlightSim FlightShop" for FS5.0 I remember my trusty P1, 66mHz booting up Windows95, dropping into a DOS prom
33 Post contains images AC21365 : I got ya beat Zeos 33mHz Intel DX2 with 8mb of ram and 512kb of video ram. Booted straight into DOS. My craptastic monitor capable of 640x480 max. Lo
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