I've been a fan of Microsoft's Flight Simulator series for a few years, but it wasn't until I got my new PC a few weeks ago that I experienced the delights of Flight Simulator X.
For me, the joy isn't in flying passenger jets across the Atlantic at 45,000ft. Instead, I love flying smaller planes at around 5000ft across Alaska and British Columbia.
Unfortunately, FSX's default scenery isn't very detailed, but there are hundreds of add-ons to enhance the game's visuals.
I plumped for Ultimate Alaska, a fantastic paid for add-on by Scenery Solutions which adds a tremendous amount of detail, including accurately modeled cities, real roads, 400 glaciers and a load of other neat touches.
This adds enormously to the enjoyment for the game, and makes exploring America's largest state a pleasure.
I plan on buying the company's Ultimate Europe add-on next month for some flights closer to home.
Incidentally, the pictures here are my own and were taken with Ultimate Alaska enabled.
For more info on the product, visit: Ultimate Alaska