Recently I did a flight with MAVERICK Helicopters (The "Dreamcatcher" tour). We flew over Vegas to the Grand Canyon and landed in the canyon by the river. On the return journey we passed over the Hoover Dam as the sun set then flew over "Old Las Vegas" and along "The Strip" for a superb view of the Casino lights.
It was awesome to see but strangely familiar. Credit for that goes to the Flight Simulator 2004 team as I had flown "The Strip" in it before leaving home. It looked surprisingly similar!
Some on the flightsim newsgroup wanted to see how similar so I made an album with photos taken on the flight and the same images taken from Flight Simulator 2004 (as close as possible) for comparison.
Flight Simulator claim "As real as it gets" and I think this shows it gets fairly real!
Open the Album: Flight Sim 2004 Vs Real.
NOTE: I have two freeware add-ons seen in some shots. Other than these everything you see is out of the box Flight Sim 2004: