I recently saw a video from youtuber AvAngel who went back to visit the place her love for aviation all began, and asked her channel viewers to do the same.
It’s hard to pinpoint that exact moment for me, but I certainly remember the countless hours spent in the first flight simulator program that I ever owned, being Flight Unlimited II from Looking Glass Studios back in the late 1990’s.
This sim map was limited to 11,000 square miles of the San Francisco Bay Area and I have fond memories taking off from Half Moon Bay and exploring the scenery low and slow with my first ever joystick- thinking the graphics were great at the time!
For a bit of nostalgia today, I loaded back up at KHAF and went for a cruise around this familiar airspace once again, this time in the JustFlight Turbo Arrow III. The high res DEM from the USA world update, coupled with the photogrammetry for the CBD and some early morning misty weather was just great. Here are a few shots from my flight, ending at Moffett Field in Silicon Valley.
I’m curious to see if there’s any other Flight Unlimited II veterans here. Sing out if you played it too!