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Additional features in these newer versions include air traffic environments with interactive air traffic control functions, new aircraft models from the historical Douglas DC-3 to the modern Boeing 777, interactive lessons, challenges and aircraft checklists.The two latest versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator have a "kiosk mode", which allows the application to be run in electronic kiosks located in public places like shopping malls.Microsoft continued to produce newer versions of the flight simulation software, adding features, such as new aircraft types and augmented scenery.The 20 versions were available in "Standard" and "Professional" editions, where the latter included more aircraft, tools and scenery options.
Microsoft Flight Simulator reached commercial maturity with version 3.1, and went on to encompass the use of 3D graphics and graphic hardware acceleration.
It is one of the longest-running, best-known and most comprehensive home flight simulator programs on the market.
It was an early product in the Microsoft application portfolio and differed significantly from Microsoft's other software, which was largely business-oriented.
The company began selling flight simulators for several computer platforms, including the 8080, Altair 8800 and IMSAI 8080.
In 1979 sub LOGIC released FS1 Flight Simulator for the Apple II.