Jet Flight Simulator For Endless Exciting Missions

When you think of a jet flight simulator, most people think of military fighter jets. This can also refer to civilian passenger jets as well. Either way, though, the flight sim fanatic will have a great appreciation for getting in the cockpit and speeding down the runway toward unknown adventures.

Some games are considered combat flight simulation because they are used to simulate military aircraft and their operations. Jet flight simulator games that allow air-to-air battle usually lack realism for the sake of the playability. They don’t focus on details of the plane or the cockpit, but they give you the chance to shoot down enemy planes.

Then there are games that offer the accurate feel and look of the plane but no combat. With these types of games, you will be able to fly a number of different jets, taking off and landing at airports all over the world. You’ll see the inside of the cockpit with as close a resemblance to the real thing as possible.

It is also possible to do aerial tricks and fly in formations with the second type of game. You have probably heard of the Blue Angels, a Navy flight demonstration squadron. They performed first in 1946 and are the oldest flying aerobatic team.

If you have jet flight simulator fanatical friends, you can hook up over a network and practice together in formation. There’s nothing more inspiring than when the fighter jets do a flyby at an event. Maybe you could get a group of flight sim junkies to come up with your own virtual demonstration squadron for virtual flybys over any of the realistic landmarks found in the scenery of the game.

Another exciting possibility for jet flight simulator fans is the opportunity to practice landing on an aircraft carrier. Landing on a carrier is described as a “controlled crash,” so you can imagine the adrenaline rush! The carriers are equipped with working catapults, arrester wires, and elevators to aide in the realism and excitement.

There are five historical generations of fighter jets and in a good jet flight simulator game, all five generations should be represented. From the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star of the first generation to the Eurofighter Typhoon of the fifth generation, there will be endless scenarios to experience.

No jet flight simulator would be complete without the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the F-18 Hornet. Other important choices would be the Douglas A4F Skyhawk, the Grumman A-6 Intruder, and the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet. All of these jets should come with accurate cockpits as well as interior and exterior views.

If you use a joystick or yoke and throttle system with rudder pedals, a pretty accurate cockpit can be simulated. These accessories do cost a little extra, but are not required, because you should be able to fly all of the aircraft using your computer keyboard.

Even though there will be no G-forces felt, you will never run out of possible scenarios to experiment with. With some research, you will be able to discover which full-featured simulator software is perfect for you.

What A Top Flight Simulator Game Should Have – The Buying Guide

Flight stimulator game is software that enables you to experience space flight with added elements of gameplay! The market is flooded with various kinds of flight stimulator games. But you need to be choosy when it comes to selecting a flight stimulator game for you! What features should you look out for in a fight stimulator game? This question is asked to make you aware that you cannot go and pick anything that comes to your way!

The features that you choose will definitely add more challenge to aircraft games that you would be playing. The features will bring you more closely to real flying and fighting the enemies. You will have the feel of sitting in a cockpit and facing the charging enemies! So let’s discuss what features you should look out for in a flight simulator game!

Remember that every good flight simulator must have the ability to roll, pitch, and yaw to give you the real feel of operating a stimulator. If a stimulator is being promoted and doesn’t posses these features it is not going to give you the real feel of flight!

The next feature that you should look at a flight simulator game is the addons! Your wish to have real experience of flying increases with the following addons. The features or addons of the simulator will increase the realistic touch for the game and at the same time it will let you get experience of what a real fighter pilot does when he faces such challenging enemies with so sophisticated weapons!

The added features in the simulator is also required to navigate the plane or the aircraft in the best possible ways saving the plane from enemy attack and trespassing danger zones.

What additional features are we talking about? They are off course related to graphics, scenery, controllers, additional keys, shooting points, shields, and others. Another fact to keep in mind is that in quest of saving few dollars don’t end up with something that is cheap. They may offer you some additional features and good graphics but the lifeline of such flight simulator games is very short. Try for something like the Microsoft Flight Simulator Games. Such games have every feature that one wishes in an air combat game.

The next feature should be variation of flights that one can choose for the combat. For instance the Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 is capable of providing you much training and also offers variation of aircraft like Supermarine, Lockheeds, Pipers, Cessnas and even sophisticated helicopters to use where there is no possibility to go with fighter jets. The more variation of flights you have the greater is the chance that you will get to learn how to fly the different aircraft that are really flown that way!

And above all the most important feature of a flight simulator game is its storyline – that covers the missions, campaigns and possible rounds. Without an interesting storyline and a challenging mission you won’t be enthusiastic to play a game.

The other necessary features of a flight simulator games are – sound system, control and hardware, navigating rudder pedals, gears and switches.

Computer Hardware and Simulation Gaming for Aviation Safety Considered

Modern day computer hardware is getting quite robust, and there is about 10 times the computing power in a smart phone as was used to fly the first Space Shuttle, maybe more. Still, when it comes to operating today’s aircraft simulators the computer hardware is intense, and these simulators can cost a ton of money. Because they cost so much the time to use them becomes very valuable, therefore most airlines only use them as required to check out their pilots, or train them for certification on the next aircraft that pilot needs to fly so he or she can get their type rating and satisfactorily prove they are safe.

The other day, I was speaking with an expert in computer online gaming communities, Troy Laclaire, about the use of simulators in aviation, and how great these tools were for complying with safety standards and preventing mistakes in the real world, carrying real passengers, when it really mattered most. One question we pondered was should airline pilots, commercial pilots, charter pilots, and fractional jet pilots be required to fly with another pilot to an airport first prior to going there as the pilot in command for the first time.

If such an onerous rule were to be made by the FAA, what about simulators, couldn’t a pilot merely fly the last 5-10 minutes on approach and take-off to each airport that the airline generally went too? Maybe, but in the case of a charter jet, that might mean they’d spend 100s of hours in a simulator and that costs a lot of money right? Okay so is there a solution to all this? Troy has come up with one potential solution, so lets’ talk about this shall we. First, Troy notes:

The only problem with this is that simulators are not exactly cheap to run and each simulation takes a fair amount of time, and far as I understand simulators are mostly used to get pilots comfortable with flying a particular plane type. However, since the pilots are generally already familiar with flying their planes (at least I should hope so) and nearly everyone has computers these days, it is possible that you could have a DVD series created to cover the routes, based around actual flights, and then have the pilots use their computers to run these so that they can get some familiarity with the airports.

Now then, this is a good idea, and it makes sense, a perfect solution, plus it also stands to reason that a gaming expert would come up with this concept. Okay so, Troy also suggests that we “provide the pilots with a take home DVD, basic flight-sim gaming controls, and they can use these to get some muscle memory.” This too makes sense, keeping it simple, and perfect for a last-minute booking for a fractional jet, or charter flight, as the pilot can merely practice a couple of ILS approaches, missed approach, take-off, and navigating the taxi ways, etc.

Troy, being a computer hardware engineer, and quite the prudent safety advisor also states; “Alternatively, have a “pilots room” setup where a pilot can run through a video/basic simulator of a previous flight that has already flown that route, letting them get a rough idea of what to expect when going to an airport they are not yet familiar with.”

Okay so that’s pretty easy, it can be set up in the break room of the local Jet Center, or at an FBO etc. Perhaps, for $10-20 they can shoot a couple of landings at the desired future airport that they will be flying too? Perhaps, it might also be available to ALL general aviation pilots, the DVDs and a flight simulator room at the local FBO, etc. May as well keep the system busy and paying for itself, perhaps it might also spit out certificates of completion and aviation insurance companies may consider lowering rates too? Indeed, I hope you will consider all this and think on it.