Experience interactive Air Traffic Control (ATC) - for the first time, Flight Simulator includes realistic, interactive air traffic control. Through pop-up menus and key commands, players ask for permission to taxi, take off and land, plus request en route clearances and vectors for instrument approaches. ATC responds with verbal instructions.
Marvel at auto-generated scenery - when flying above cities, towns, farmland, and dramatic landscapes, Flight Simulator automatically adds buildings and vegetation appropriate to the terrain below. Office buildings, factories, homes, farmhouses, and trees smoothly blend in at the horizon and fill the area with detail that adds unprecedented depth and reality to Flight Simulator
Fly new aircraft - Flight Simulator 2002 includes the aircraft users have requested most. Climb into the cockpit of the Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet and fly in real time across the ocean or fly a bush-pilot adventure in the Cessna Caravan on amphibious floats. New players can begin flying careers in the world’s most popular trainer, the Cessna 172S Skyhawk.
Flight analysis - pilots work to improve their skills and enthusiasts looking for new challenges and bragging rights can check the precision of their flying. Maps and graphs show how well virtual pilots maintained their course, altitude and speed. Flight Simulator 2002 Professional Edition also includes a multiplayer "instructor’s station" for pilots who want to take on anything that a wily instructor can throw at them.
New lessons and challenging flights - the addition of a floatplane and other aircraft opens many possibilities for engaging activities. Players can be a bush pilot over Alaska, fly a 747, or earn an instrument rating in the Cessna Skyhawk. New and expanded lessons and flights help new players get into "Flight Simulator" for the first time while challenging experienced Flight Simulator pilots
Included tools for add-on developers - Flight Simulator 2002 features gMax, a 3-D modeling tool from Discreet. Add-on developers can create scenery objects using an industry-standard format. Also included is a vastly improved Flight Dynamics Editor that makes modifying and creating "Flight Simulator" aircraft much easier.