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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight is the 20th anniversary release in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Series. Released in a hinged tin box, A Century of Flight includes an additional 2,000 functioning airports and nine new aircraft, including Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, the Douglas DC-3, and the Wright Flyer (the first successful airplane). A collection of articles provides information on the history of flight, the Microsoft Flight Simulator, and the featured airplanes. New features include enhanced scenery and 3D interactive cockpits.
As with previous versions, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 contains sections on creating or selecting flights, expanding the experience by downloading add-on packs of scenery and aircraft, and a detailed on-CD manual. Additional aircraft featured in the 2004 edition include the Curtiss JN-4D (Jenny), Vickers F.B.27A (Vimy), Ford 4-AT Tri-Motor, Model 5B and 5C Vega, de Haviland DH-88 "Comet," Piper J-3 Cub, Robinson R22 Beta II, Schweizer SGS 2-32, Extra 300S, Cessna Skyhawk SP Model 172, Cessna Skylane Model 182S, Cessna Grand Caravan C208B, Cessna Caravan C208 Amphibian, Mooney M20M "Bravo," Beechcraft Baron 58, Beechcraft King Air 350, Bell 206B JefRanger III, Bombardier Learjet 45, Boeing 737-400, 747-400, and 777-300. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide