I’m no fan of flight simulators, but I guess they’re pretty cool if you’re into that sort of thing…

I haven’t really been keeping tabs on the flight simulator world, but the last time I played one it looked like this:

Nowadays they look like this:

Yes, pretty incredible. That first one was from Chuck Yeager’s Advanced Flight Trainer released 19 years ago. The second one is from Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator X.

And if that screenshot isn’t enough to convince you, check out this quick video comparing an approach to Princess Juliana Airport in a splitscreen view with both real-life and in-game displays. Until the video told me which was which, I really couldn’t tell.

Pretty crazy stuff there!

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