Title: Cargo Pilot
Label: Just Flight
Developer: Just Flight
Genre Flight Simulation
Release Download - 4th August 2006. Boxed - 4th August 2006
Pump up your pallet truck!
Just Flight is pleased to announce that the testing of Cargo Pilot is now complete and it is scheduled for release on 4th August.
Cargo Pilot has been developed in-house by the team at Just Flight and they are justifiably proud of their achievements in producing such an immersive piece of software. Cargo Pilot is a unique expansion for FS2004 pilots who think they've got what it takes to become a success in the challenging world of air cargo operations. This is the natural partner to Airliner Pilot, but instead of passengers, virtual pilots will be doing everything from freighting chickens to delivering racing cars around the globe.
Captain Cargo! Fly your own aircraft and build your own cargo airline around the globe. Cargo Pilot allows fictional airline names to be used in order to create an individual airline for each pilot.
Start small - get BIG! Start with a single engine prop aircraft flying from a small base in the middle of nowhere and progress up to massive multi-engine jet freighters at International airports.
Earn £££! The more cargo you fly safely and over longer distances then the more money you will earn for you and your airline.
Go LARGE! Once your airline has grown more financially secure then you will be able to expand to fly from larger bases and be able to purchase larger, more complex aircraft.
Choose to fly your aircraft of choice!
Choose your livery! Easy-to use Paint Tool included to create aircraft with your own company paint scheme. Works with the default B737, B747, B777, Caravan and CD3 and can be expanded to work with other aircraft as well. Blank texture templates are included for quick and easy repaint fun!
Fly the World! You can fly from any airport in the Flight Simulator world to any other airport. Routes can be preplanned.
The "Black box" - or as we call him 'Bertie' - is watching you! A custom designed "black box" sits in the back of your aircraft and tracks your flight from the moment you start your assignment to the bitter end. Bertie will evaluate and report back on your performance, monitoring amongst other parameters, engine start time, departure time, waypoint times, altitudes, landing time and even engine shutdown time, and don't forget to give the Chickens and Pigs a smooth flight as any deviation from the acceptable flight envelope will be noted by Bertie and reported back to Operations. So fly the plane, do the route and do it according to the rule book and success is on the menu, but of course remember as your experience grows then Bertie's expectations of your abilities grows as well.
Can you fix it? Maintenance module: Your aircraft need to be flown safely and some of your earnings need to be re-invested into regular planned maintenance. All your flights are monitored and aircraft stress and abuse is being logged. If your aircraft is being overstressed, not maintained on time and maintenance funds are lacking then inevitably some aircraft systems will fail and your safety record will get worse.
Intelligent operations. Flights will be assigned by the OPS program according to the aircraft available and their range. Longer flights are pre-planed but shorter flights are direct routes and therefore have more freedom being out side the pre planned regime.
A decent briefing! Briefings include the full route and include the fuel requirements weather reports. The weather briefing includes all the necessary information required to successfully complete your flight. Briefings can be printed out.
Look out! Look out! There's a storm about! Realistic weather settings from the custom built weather generator reflect the selected difficulty level and your experience and can be clear blue skies or dark deadly thunderstorms.
ATC help! You can fly the routes under FS ATC guidance.
Want a challenge? A set of difficulty levels are available to allow you to fly to your capabilities.
Plan your flight! The Flight Operations program (Flight Ops) provides all the required pilot administration, career simulation and pre/post flight simulations from generating the Flight assignments, flight plans, briefings, debriefings, evaluating the pilot's performance, income and maintenance calculation, aircraft purchases down to even rostering the aircraft for you to fly.
Brilliant artwork! Custom splash screens and fully graphical user interface will make you "feel there". Even your office interior will change the further you are progressing through the simulation.
Cargo Pilot has a vacancy - who can rise to the challenge?
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 - Windows XP
MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Multimedia PC with 1.7GHz (equivalent or higher) processor, 512Mb RAM, graphics card with 64Mb (or higher) video memory, DVD-ROM drive, Hard disk space: TBA
About Just Flight
Just Flight is the world's leading flight simulation specialist, publishing a wide variety of digital aviation products. Their range comprises a multitude of different titles, including stand alone flight simulations as well as add-ons for Microsoft's multi-million selling Flight Simulator and Combat Flight Simulator. Just Flight also has Just Trains, a specialist label devoted to stand alone train simulators as well as add-ons for the ever-popular Microsoft Train Simulator.