Hello fellow fs9 simmers,
I have started my flight simulation in early 1980s , with the first versions of Microsoft. As you know, we have landed on the most stable version from Microsoft, FS2004 or FS9. I concur with Will, and Jay, I have accumulated so many planes in my fs9 aircraft folder and many hours of flying on laptops and PCs that do not require much horsepower, it has become the norm for me. I have bought FSX and installed and flew many planes with it. The primary reason I stay with FS9, besides the fact that it is stable, it has been very flexible with being compatible with many add-ons and sceneries as well as other programs that I have installed and now have become part of my flying, I have added FSRecorder, which is a much more versatile than the default Instant Replay program. I have downloaded and use FSNavigator for fs9 , which is an integral part of my flights. I know there is an equivalent program (FSTramps) for FSX, however FSNavigartor has grown on me. During the years, many people have created planes of many kinds for fs9 which are freely downloadable. The sceneries aren't too bad either in fs9 .
I just wanted to express my opinion about fs9 as it is still maintaining its dedicated membership and continuing its robust reputation.