I just had the most amazing VR experience in Microsoft Flight Sim, courtesy of The Flying Dad having some FBOs at Coromandel and Waihi Beach which gave me the shove I needed to get into FSEconomy, Kiwi Mace pointing out the the Cessna 208 as a good plane for grinding dollars and really explaining how FSE worked in terms even I could understand, and some serendipitous incompetence on my part.
I was browsing around bits of the world I don't normally fly in for Cessna 208s that ticked a few boxes - not too expensive to rent, high bonus, around 150-200 nm away from their home airport, at an airport where there was a full(ish) load going towards their home airport. It takes a while to find a good fit but I got there, finding a C208 with a high bonus and 11 passengers at YBHI Broken Hill all wanting to be at YPAD Adelaide, and two high value passengers on the way at YREN Renmark which filled the plane.
Then I cocked up the setup and took off an hour before sunset. I don't do night flying. Whoops.
Unless I'm in a complex airliner I more or less fly everything in VR now, and being in a new part of the world I can sit there for hours looking out of the window watching the scenery which is what I did now, thinking how brown it all was and how pretty with the sun rising in the- wait, that's West. Oh god.
Took off from Renmark with the sun on the horizon for the half hour hop to YPAD and on the way the sun set, the sky and the clouds went pink then red then yellow then purple then black, the stars came out, and I wasn't just looking at it on a screen, I was actually sitting in the plane twisting my head around staring at it all with my jaw hanging open. Mind blown. It was like my first takeoff in VR, I actually gasped and oohed and aahed out loud. I really can't do it justice with words.
Arriving in Adelaide at night would normally have ended in disaster but in VR situational awareness is so much better that even I can land properly more often than not - I even flick into VR to land the airliners - so I floated across YPAD and down onto the runway almost like I knew what I was doing and made a (early game) ton of dollars. Winning.