Blue Max was the first “flight sim” I ever played. At the time my Atari 1200XL was one bad arsed machine and this was THE game. I love this game and spent 100s of hours playing it. Now I look back on it with fondness ever though it is quite ridiculous compared to modern games.
I just discovered this trailer on YouTube and found the animation style interesting. Check out the trailer below. This short film is available on DVD from Amazon and I have included a link below the trailer.
The Latécoère 631 was a civil transatlantic flying boat built by Latécoère, the largest ever built up to its time. The last Latécoère 631 was withdrawn from service in 1955 after the losses of aircraft no.7 (owned by Latécoère, lost at sea), 6 (Air France, lost in the Atlantic), 3 (SEMAF, off Cap Ferret) and 8 (France-Hydro, in Cameroon).