"As Real As It Gets"(tm) Meets "As Real-Time As It Gets"
Aero-News Network, the
24/7 real-time news service for "all things aviation" and Microsoft
Flight Simulator X, the world's premier PC-based flight simulation
product, announced a partnership that will bring Aero-News' trusted
news and resources directly to Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Scheduled to reach the shelves this October, Microsoft's Flight
Simulator X website will make great use of Aero-News stories,
content, photography and Aero-Audio products when the project is
The collaboration with Aero-News Network (ANN) is a major
program for both organizations. "We are very excited to be working
with Aero-News Network, the leader in its field," said Hal Bryan,
Microsoft's Flight Simulator Community Evangelist.
"We are pleased to make available Aero-News' in-depth real-world
aviation content to our Flight Sim audience. It's a win-win for
everyone, especially our consumers."
In addition to newsfeeds, links, and other resources, added
Bryan, "other concepts with Aero-News are on the horizon."
Microsoft Flight Sim, the leader in desktop aviation simulation
technology, has led the market for some 25 years. It's newest "X,"
or tenth, version promises to create an exceptionally rich and
immersive 3D world for aviation enthusiasts. Graphics advancements
will provide a new level of detail in both the models and realistic
effects. Improvement of the multiplayer technology allows the
community to connect in new ways. Additionally, Microsoft Flight
Sim is adding a mission-based element to give users a sense of
progression and skill development.
"With this partnership," added Bryan, we are dedicating
ourselves to providing more consistency with the real world of
aviation and bringing the real and virtual worlds of aviation
together. This is about bringing ongoing content and enhancing
value to our customers."
For Aero-News Network, the partnership not only brings the
aviation world's daily news service to the massive and dedicated
FlightSim community, but builds a valuable relationship with one of
the most talented and experienced flight simulator development
staffs in the world, according to Jim Campbell, ANN
"With this collaboration, said Campbell, "users will learn about
aviation from Aero-News and experience it through Flight Sim. We
are delighted to be involved in launching and facilitating the
dreams of both current and future aviators."
serving the aviation world for nearly a decade, has fast become one
of the most trusted sources for inside information on the aviation
The source for news and "all things aviation," ANN provides
real-time aviation news, columns, audio programming, features and
event coverage, discussion boards, weather, aero-marketing, and
much more. Said Campbell, "At Aero-News we have an unparalleled
commitment to safety, consumer activism, aero-education and
aero-entertainment. ANN delivers immediate, up-to-date information
24/7 on aerospace, general aviation, sport aviation, military
flying and the commercial industry."