News

Oct 12, 2015: FSCaptain 1.7.1 is released! This is a fixpack to a major upgrade which brings many real-world Air Transport Pilot policies to your simulator for the first time: Minimum Safe Distance, Customs Services, Private Use Airports, and more!

Please note that the version you download here is the "free trial" version which can be turned into the full version by purchasing FSCaptain using one of the links to the right. They will allow you to purchase a registration code and then enter it into the program. The only difference between the limited demo and the full version is the demo is limited to six airports you can take off from - KSEA, KOLM, KPDX, EGCC, EGGD, EGJJ.

 

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Features

  • Three versions for the price of one - FSCaptain works in FS2004, FSX (including FSX-Steam Edition) and Prepar3D (Version 2 and Version 3).
  • FSCaptain support multiple installations on the same computer, on multiple computers, as well as maintaining the same career in all your installations!
  • FSCaptain updates are free for all.

 

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Unequaled Realism:

 

  • An ACARS gauge (illustrated above) is provided for easy and efficient communications with your dispatch office.
  • An ACARS EXE is also provided so you can run outside of your flight simulator -- very effective if you have multiple monitors or networked PCs.
  • Accept (or decline) assignments from your employer -- just as it happens in the real world.
  • Be assigned to scheduled flights, charter flights, or choose non-revenue ferries where you select the destination.
  • Make passenger or cargo flights, sometimes with special requirements such as priority delivery, fragile cargo, or VIPs.
  • Prefer to fly unpressurized aircraft? Don't take your passengers (or live cargo) too high for too long or they may have trouble breathing and pass out.
  • You don't have to fly alone: you can fly with a first officer -- and on passenger flights with a cabin crew and passengers who react and whose satisfaction is your major concern after safety.
  • The loading and unloading of passengers and/or cargo can be automatically handled by gate staff and ground crew.
  • Wanting to make an international flight? Your FSCaptain dispatch office will know which airports have Customs Services and what their capabilities are.
  • Cabin service is handled realistically by your cabin crew -- you set parameters but do not micromanage.
  • You'll interact with the dispatch office to plan and monitor flights. If they notice weather conditions at your destination could present a hazard, they'll advise you to divert to a safer location.
  • Your dispatch office will warn you about many risk factors that could affect your flight even before you take off. Planning a flight to a very high altitude airport? That's okay, but what if you'll be landing heavy or what if their runways are reported as contaminated with heavy rain or snow? Your FSCaptain dispatch office will let you know what to look for.
  • You face the real-world hazards of aviation: FSCaptain includes a wide array of potential mechanical failures, bird strikes, blown tires, and other hazards - even medical emergencies and smoke in the passenger cabin.
  • FSCaptain can optionally enhance the effects of hazardous weather in your simulator including making thunderstorms and icing dangerous -- even making runways and taxiways slick when frozen over! You can even include a full simulation of icing on the ground or in the air, including realistic ground de-icing and anti-icing procedures.
  • Your career is tracked and evaluated and your professional skills will be rewarded as you move up the ladder of success. But watch out: your flaws are tracked closely too!
  • The financial side of your airline is handled by the bean counters and executives -- you are a Captain and your concern is delivering your payload safely to your destination on time with consummate professionalism.
  • However you can enable an "Economic Mode" which allows you to see what your flights contribute to or cost your airline in its revenue.

 

Unsurpassed Flexibility:

 

  • You aren't limited in the size or type of aircraft based on your career position. You can make your first flight in the largest jumbo, or in the fastest SST.
  • FSCaptain works for any of the default airlines provided by your simulator, or you can create your own including those that match real-world companies. You can fly for Passenger or Cargo airlines (or both), on Charter or Scheduled operations (or a mixture!).
  • Create your own schedules or import them from the AI schedules inside FS9 / FSX / FSX-Steam Edition / Prepar3D (Version 2 and Version 3.).
  • FSCaptain can optionally warn you if you're flying too low outside an airport's control area. Think you can buzz houses or buildings with a cabin full of passengers or cargo with no repercussions? Think again!
  • The risk factors for failures are fully under your control, but by default they are very realistically implemented, quite rare, and completely random.
  • Airline policies are configurable in detail from the simplest to the most complex -- from a requirement to have your landing lights on at lower altitude levels, to how effective their maintenance operations are!
  • Aircraft characteristics are configurable, including detailed fuel and payload charts.
  • You can choose to honor airports which have been closed since your flight simulator database was created, as well as airports which are "private use."
  • There is support for reporting your flights automatically over the Internet to your Virtual Airline.
  • FSCaptain is aware of the status of various ground services offered by FSDreamTeam's GSX. If you use GSX for catering and fueling on a flight, you won't be allowed to start boarding passengers until they have completed their service.

 

Encompassing Compatibility:

 

No other airline simulator can claim compatibility with the range of aircraft which FSCaptain has achieved:

 

  • All "Default" aircraft
  • Aerosoft Airbus
  • Aerosoft Twin Otter
  • CaptainSim 707
  • CaptainSim 727
  • CaptainSim 737
  • CaptainSim 757/767
  • CaptainSim 777
  • CaptainSim L1011
  • Carenado B200
  • Carenado C208EX
  • Carenado Citation
  • Coolsky DC9
  • Digital Avation Fokker
  • feelThere EMB
  • feelThere ERJ
  • feelThere Phenom 100
  • FlightOne ATR-72
  • Flysim Cessna 441 Conquest
  • iFly 737 NGX
  • iFly 747
  • Leonardo Maddog
  • Majestic Q400
  • Milviz 737
  • PMDG 737 NGX
  • PMDG 747
  • PMDG 777
  • PMDG JS4100
  • PMDG MD11
  • QualityWings 757
  • QualityWings BA46
  • RAZBAM Metroliner
  • RealAir Duke Turbine
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    A safe product to evaluate and use:

     

    • The free trial version of FSCaptain that you can download from our site is fully functional and not limited in any way except that operations must be started from six airports -- three located in the Pacific northwest of the USA, and three located in England and Jersey. The registration code which you purchase simply removes this restriction. You can evaluate the program at no expense risk-free for as long as you like, and you can even engage in future beta tests and enjoy free updates if you choose.
    • FSCaptain is carefully designed to be safe to install -- it does not modify your flight simulator or your Windows in any way except to add its own separate database folder and its gauges. The Windows registry is not touched in any way, shape, or form.
    • The gauges installed for your aircraft (the FCOM and the FCDU) are easily installed or removed by a program with no tweaking needed. It is unobtrusive and not seen unless called up, and it does not affect the appearance of your other panels in any way.
    • Your flight logs are carefully stored and backed up automatically to eliminate the risk of loss of your valuable career data.