AVSIM Commercial Aircraft Review
Publisher: MAAM-Sim Group
Description: Classic DC-3/RD4 aircraft and Scenery Package
Reviewed by: Steve (Bear) Cartwright - Sr. Staff Reviewer
The AVSIM Commercial Rating System: 1-Star to 5 Stars in one-half star increments. As a general rule, a 3-Star rating indicates the product matches the best technology currently available in that genre. A 4-Star rating requires the product be good enough to reset that current notion of what is "best" and the rare 5-Star rating reserved for those exceptional products which mark a quantum leap in the thinking and technology of the genre. Complete details of the rating system may be found here .
The Douglas DC-3 represents one of aviation history’s greatest success stories and even with the release of FS2004, Century of Flight, Microsoft saw fit to have included the “Gooney Bird” as a default aircraft. It was the DC-3, first released in the 1930s, that provided the foundation for the Douglas Aircraft Company to lead the world in the production of civilian propliners over the subsequent two decades. During the period of World War II, the Douglas DC-3 (the military versions were designated as the C-47 or the R4D) served faithfully as a cargo and