The developer Rami Ismail conducted an unusual experiment in which he arranged a “race” of a real aircraft and an analogue in Microsoft Flight Simulator . Ismail launched the game already on board and chose the same route and the same departure time.
According to the developer, the entrance to the clouds occurred with an interval of several seconds, and the exit from them – with a difference of about 30 seconds. After that, both aircraft entered the North Atlantic tracks at approximately the same points, and the MFS was ahead of the actual flight by about 6 minutes.
Ismail was shocked by the detailed similarity of the game with reality. He noted that the clouds, lighting, dawn, weather, and even stars on the screen matched what he saw through the window. Even the descent of the plane began at almost the same time.
After all, Ismail landed four minutes earlier in Microsoft Flight Simulator than in reality.