Unfortunately, if they haven't changed it, I'm sorry to say that you cannot download a patch to update FC to G-std. One has to send of for an update-CD. Not aware of from where if you live in America however, one assumes the US distributor?
Come on chaps! Surely there is someone out there who has a pilot chum who has or would like to try both sims and give his/her opinion on their respective realism!? As soon as I can get a similar comparison done by a qualified pilot I will post it here. Until then any others w bewinged chums ready to stick out their necks? From a gaming pow one may be more entertaining than the other but I'm after realism here, call me a purist, but one of these days that Camel of mine will take to the skies hence my thirst for the closest proximity as possible!