I started on the 2nd picture there, in 1985. Only it was on an Apple //e, not an IBM PC, Atari, Commy, or Amiga.
I still have all of my manuals too, including one on flight physics which is still very useful. I also bought some Scenery Disks and they came with simple airport charts.
I did some great flights in those days. A lot of people today wonder how we could get immersed with graphics, sound, gauges, etc. that primitive...but as I am sure you know, it WAS immersive for whatever reason.