Experimental Aircraft Association Looks at New Microsoft Flight Simulator  # 7 October 2019

Longtime Microsoft employee Jorg Neumann was working with developers from Asobo on a project for Microsoft HoloLens, a wearable display that offers immersive “mixed reality” experiences. The project was a virtual tour of Machu Picchu in Peru using imagery from Bing to completely re-create the famous site. This gave Jorg an idea: If they could create convincing real-world scenery of one area, could they do that for the whole planet? If they could, then they’d have the basis for a remarkable and long-awaited return of Flight Simulator.

If we could use a flight simulator to fly over the entire Earth with near real-time scenery taken from recent satellite images, would we be moved to make decisions in our lives that help preserve the natural environment?