The slogan of FSEconomy–a free persistent virtual world of aircraft, airports, and passengers–is “as fun as it gets.” As someone who’s been around the block with flight simulators and addons of all sorts, I tend to agree.
The first aircraft I owned in FSEconomy was N85AL, a Grumman G-21 Goose that I flew all over the western coast of the United States and into Baja California. Here is a map of my virtual adventures:
The Goose is a fun aircraft to fly and has many challenging elements to it: twin engines, tailwheel, seaplane, vintage warbird, retractable gear, and more.
But after flying the Goose for hundreds of hours, I was looking for something more modern to practice my VFR and IFR virtual flying. So I traded my trusty (and rusty) N85AL Goose for N86IA, a Cessna Citation 510 Mustang.
The addon I will be using to fly it is Flight1’s Cessna Mustang for FSX. Here is a screenshot of the exterior of the Mustang:
And here is one of the flight deck:
My Mustang, which I acquired with helpful financing from Capital Aircraft Financing, is currently located in New Zealand, quite far from my FSE “home” airport of 9CA7, Harris River Ranch (where I “own” an FBO). But I decided to make an adventure out of ferrying the aircraft, exploring several countries (circled in red below) along the way from Auckland to California:
I hope to have many adventures in the Mustang as I did in the Goose in FSEconomy. If you’re a flight simmer and haven’t checked out FSE yet, why not give it a shot?