Re: Productivity Loss/flight sims

David Takemoto-Weerts (
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 14:55:49 -0700

> Hi Gents,
> I fear getting too far afield, but if anyone would care to e-mail me
>directly I have all of those games on my PC (and more), and would be
>happy to expound on PC flight simulation (as an ex-development consultant).
> Erik
> "Here's to your Enemies' enemies!..."
> --Old Irish Toast

Thanks for the offer. I am an old WWI aero-history buff (Well, old enough
to have attended Cross & Cockade meetings in southern Calif. in the 60's and
70's and sat next to WWI aero-vets) and recent home computer owner. I
haven't taken the plunge into any flight sim games yet, in part because I
don't want to throw away money on inferior products. I have an IBM clone,
486/Pentium 60mhz with CD-ROM which should be able to handle any game. I
have the following questions:

Which WWI game is the best? A fellow flight enthusiast with much more
computer experience than I suggests "The Red Baron" and says that "Dawn
Patrol" is a dog.

What joy stick do you recommend? The same friend recommends the CH Flight

I have two children, ages 8 and 12. The youngest, my son, will no doubt
want to take the controls. Can someone that age have fun with the flight
sims? Or are there more basic versions that might be easier? Note that he
has zero experience with Nintendo and the like.

Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

--David Takemoto-Weerts
David Takemoto-Weerts ph. 916/752-BIKE

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