The Boeing MD-80 first saw service in the 1980s, attracting airlines from around the world from launch. It continues in regular service today, with both ‘Classic’ and ‘Next Generation’ cockpit incarnations providing reliable and efficient operations around the globe.
This ‘Ultimate Airliners Edition’ of this popular and critically acclaimed airliner for Flight Simulator X now includes the original ‘Classic’ Super 80 and the later Super 80 Professional releases of Coolsky’s MD-80 airliner.
That’s two aircraft and two complete cockpit systems - the original mix of analogue and early 1980s period electronic instrumentation and the latest generation cockpit with full EFIS, FMS, TCAS and other modern systems. You choose which you want to fly...
This outstanding simulation has been exclusively designed for FSX to take advantage of the latest technology. Featuring a unique Integrated Cockpit Training system that guides you step-by-step through in-flight procedures and systems, PLUS with an automatic aircraft/panel configuration utility - this is one aircraft you can either just jump in and fly or follow the checklist from start-up to shut down!
Alexis Esguerra, AVSIM Senior Reviewer.
Jane Whittaker, PC Pilot Magazine.
Benjamin van Soldt, simFlight.com.
William Nonya, Fly Away Simulation.
I can certainly add my comments here and it's no secret how I feel about this aircraft as I've posted numerous times since this beautiful bird first came out. I've flown it constantly since buying it two and a half years ago and it’s never gotten stale nor has it lost its challenge. Its complex enough to keep you busy from start up to shut down yet is easily learned thanks to the Interactive Cockpit Training System and the rapid and courteous support from CoolSky. There's a lot of great payware out there but the Super 80 tops the list for me.
John Patterson, Texas, USA
As an old retired airline pilot who flew all of the DC-9 models, I've found flying your MD-80 in FSX as close to the real thing as possible. I've tried many add-ons including the new B717-200X and yours is the best. I've even made the MD-80 my default aircraft in FSX. Whenever I'm down and need a quick pick me up, I'll plan a flight in the MD-80 and take off. Great job making this add on.
Charles Townsend, Illinois, USA
This is an absolutely great product! But be warned: it is definitely NOT a plug 'n play aircraft that will take off by itself the first time you line up with the centerline and apply full power. And that is precisely why it is my favorite FSX add-on. The MD-80 was introduced before glass cockpits and multiply-redundant systems, and its original form is modeled here -- no GPS or other modern features that have been added to most current MD-80's. The original procedures are faithfully reproduced in The Super 80, including many charts and checklists copied from actual TWA manuals (some even have handwritten notations made by the pilots who originally used them). Since the MD-80 is used for short- to medium-length flights, you won't spend as much time in high altitude cruise, but isn't it more fun taking off and landing anyway?
Stuart Ball, Greenwood, Indiana, USA
I’ve flown this beautiful and elegant aircraft since I bought it June 2006 and I’ve always enjoyed it extremely much every second. In my opinion the Super 80 is not just a common add-on, but truly a piece of art.
Peter Vincent, Copenhagen, Denmark
My first purchase with Flight 1 was the Cessna 441 and of late, the Super 80. Let me tell you, this machine rocks! I was so used to downloaded aircraft from websites where all you had to do was set up the altitude, rate of climb, and heading. Hit the autopilot and virtually do nothing but answer a few radio transmissions. When I read the description of what the Super 80 package had to offer, it didn't take long to decide whether or not to purchase this package.
There's nothing like climbing into a cold cockpit and actually following a very detailed checklist from start to finish. This one puts you in the pilot seat. All that's missing is the smell of the coffee. The support from Coolsky, the program author and users has been tremendous.
A.G. Engelkes, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
The Super80 is the classical airliner with an aura that roars the good old days. Coolsky’s nice and friendly support forum together with the excellent Super80 is simply the best!
Conny Berggren, Sweden
DISTRIBUTED BY FLIGHT1
This aircraft package is distributed by Flight One Software. Flight1 has a generous 30-day return and refund policy. No questions asked. Flight1 does not charge for re-downloads of their products. You can install on multiple computers, and most problems can be handled automatically by visiting the Flight1 customer service pages. Please read Flight1’s Terms of Service for details. You can download and purchase with confidence from Flight1.
FSX: STEAM EDITION
To fly the aircraft in Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition you must install the Steam Edition Hotfix after installing the main installation package. You can find the Steam Edition Hotfix in the Updates section. While the installation package is the same for both FSX and FSX:SE, the Steam Edition Hotfix makes the aircraft compatible with FSX:SE.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - FSX VERSION
Microsoft Flight Simulator X with Accleration or SP1/SP2 installed, or Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
Operating System: Windows 7, Vista or XP
Processor: 2.8 GHz
Memory: 1 Gb RAM
Video Card: 512 Mb RAM
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