Some History
I am also very interested in Flight Simulation on Personal Computers.
Started with Bruce Artwicks Flight Sim 1982 which then became the well known :
 Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The Graphics were rather simple in these early days as you can see, on this page since then i used many different FS Sim-Versions and now i am flying with my Microsoft Flight Simulator X with much improved Graphics and Flight Sim Add On Programs .
You can see some screenshots on the following Pages .

And for my more professional simulation the Software of Project Magenta and now the Prosim 727 software to power my Homecockpit using still the Flight Sim X  and diverse
Addon programs and Sceneries