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Saitek flight gear replicates Cessna 172 Skyhawk, lets you simulate lazy Sunday flyovers


Sure, some flight-sim junkies want to imagine themselves dogfighting with an F-16, afterburners screaming as they climb into the sky. But for virtual pilots less interested in white-knuckle air warfare, Mad Catz has unveiled a product line based on that ubiquitous trainer, the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. The company's Saitek brand now offers a Yoke ($200), Trim Wheel ($50), and Rudder Pedals ($210), all officially licensed from the airplane manufacturer. Buy them all together and you'll receive a free Flight Switch Panel, thereby completing your cockpit ensemble. Remember, though: you're in this for the pure, majestic joy of simulated flight. It's not a competition, so don't let this guy and his $300,000 flight simulator get under your skin. Cool?

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Mad Catz® Announces Shipping of Licensed Cessna® Pro Flight Products
New Range Replicates Controls Found In Cessna 172 Skyhawk® Aircraft

San Diego – July 19, 2011 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of a new range of licensed PC Pro Flight products based on the Cessna brand of general aviation aircraft and being launched under the Company's Saitek™ simulation brand.

"The Cessna range of Saitek Pro Flight products supports our initiative to reach new customers and enhances our position in the flight simulation market." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We believe that leveraging our Saitek Pro Flight products with a brand as recognizable as Cessna will open up a sizable new audience of flight schools, pilots and flight enthusiasts and is consistent with our strategy to build specialty products that evoke a passionate consumer response."

Products shipping as part of the Cessna Pro Flight range include the Cessna Yoke, Cessna Rudder Pedals and the Cessna Trim Wheel.

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About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton® (gaming audio), Saitek® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to

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