Flight Simulators, AKA Airplane Games!
For centuries humans have dreamed of soaring with the birds. From Icarus and
his wings of feathers famously bound with wax to the modern day average Joe who thinks nothing of stepping into a
jet liner. Even with budget airlines these days flying isn't always cheap and of course you don't get to
pilot the plane!
For a modern world there's a thoroughly modern solution for those that would love
to be a pilot but can't for whatever reason, be it health reasons, time constraints, financial reasons or
whatever. A flight simulator on the computer. Some enjoy them as games and others enjoy them as serious
simulators. Whatever your level of interest there are certain things every one will be looking
- Attention to detail. Whether a casual gamer or a serious sim user
you'll want as an immersive a world as possible.
- Realistic scenery. As part of the full gaming experience you'll want
the scenery to be as realistic as possible for that immersive feeling we mentioned above. Those based on
millitary terrain detail are the best.
- Realistic planes. To get the full challenge for gamers realistic planes
are a bonus, for serious simmers they're essential. The plane you're flying must behave in the same way
that the real thing would or it's not really a simulator, it's a fantasy world with made up planes.
- Real airports. More for the connoisseur user real airports are
important to make the whole experience as life like as possible. It can also be an opportunity to fly
into airports that no longer exist, for example the famously difficult old Hong Kong airport. Although
for the more serious user, the casual gamer will also enjoy bringing a plane down at their local
With all the sights and sounds (sorry, no smells) as realistic as possible the
user can really plunge themselves into the game and get full enjoyment out of it. Commercially available
flight simulators are so good these days that they could conceivably be used by people who are planning on taking
private pilot training to get an idea of what's what and learn what the flight deck of their training aircraft
looks like, where all the dials and switches are and so on.
When searching for a great flight sim Pro Flight Simulator stood out for the author above the others available. It seems to
tick all the boxes and more! Well worth checking out.