IFR (Flight Simulator) (C64, Cassette) Academy Software - 1983 USA, Canada Release

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IFR (Flight Simulator)
Packaging cover IFR (Flight Simulator).
Product ID ACADS0002
Manufacturer # C989
Platform(s) C64
Packaging Retail Box
Media Cassette
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Academy Software
Developer(s) Ron Wanttaja
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Flight Simulator
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

An exciting real-time adventure in the sky!

Put yourself in the pilot's seat! This program provides a very challenging, realistic simulation of flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in a single engine light plane. Take off, navigate over difficult terrain and fly an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to a landing. (Two of the four airports have ILS transmitters, along with refueling and repair facilities.) As your flight skills develop, you will also attempt landings at the non-ILS equipped airports. Then, to conserve fuel and to reach all the airports in the minimum time, you will fly a short cut through a narrow, twisting mountain pass to reach a refueling airport on the other side of a high mountain range. Plenty of thrills for pilots and non-pilots alike!

Use "Pause" to break for dinner, or to answer the phone, and later continue the flight with the touch of a key. "Edit" allows positioning of the aircraft anywhere on the course, particularly useful for instrument landing practice. Selectable wind and turbulence values enable the novice and the expert to set flying conditions suitable for their ability.

Flight tested by professional flight instructors and found to have very realistic aircraft response.

The on screen display includes:

  • Artificial Horizon
  • Turn and Bank Indicator
  • Vertical Speed Indicator
  • ILS Glide Slope
  • ILS Localizer
  • Airspeed Indicator
  • Altimeter
  • ADF Radio
  • ILS Marker Beacon Lights
  • Flap Position Indicator
  • Landing Gear Indicator
  • Inertial Navigation System
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Compass
  • Tachometer
  • DME Radio

Full aircraft features and realistic specifications:

  • Stalls/Spins
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Nosewheel steering
  • Brakes
  • Flaps
  • Pitch Trim
  • Selectable ILS frequencies
  • Absolute Ceiling
  • Redline Speeds
  • Best rate of climb speed
  • Best angle of climb speed
  • Cruise speeds
  • Approach speeds

Stall speeds
Wind
Turbulence

Complete with instructions, maps and helpful hints for successful flying.

System Requirements

C64
Required RAM 64K
Requires Joystick Yes

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Retail Box cover IFR (Flight Simulator). Retail Box back IFR (Flight Simulator).

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