Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
Flight simulation Cockpit view of an old style Boeing 707-320. For FS9 lots free or low priced add-ons are available. Even more complex ones, this B707 includes five 2D operatable cockpit panels. This view is "Right seat" only
FS2004 (9.0) – Featured dynamic weather with three-dimensional clouds and improved graphics.
- Released on 29 July 2003
Flight Simulator 2004 (9.0): A Century of Flight, also known as FS9 or FS2004, was shipped with several historical aircraft such as the Wright Flyer, Ford Tri-Motor, and the Douglas DC-3 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight. The program included an improved weather engine, that provided true three-dimensional clouds and true localized weather conditions for the first time. The engine also allowed users to download weather information from actual weather stations, allowing the simulator to synchronize the weather with the real world. Other enhancements from the previous version included better ATC communications, GPS equipment, interactive virtual cockpits, and more variety in autogen such as barns, street lights, silos, etc.
A service update (9.1) was released on 10 June 2004, that included over 160 bridges missing or wrongly displayed in the original version, with several other corrections and performance improvements. As of 2015, FS2004 is still the most popular of Microsoft's simulators.