I only use Flight Model Simulator The reality is that this is the only free flight simulator in the bunch that is actually realistic for flying model airplanes, which is of course what started me on the hunt for flight sims in the first place! When I play this I realize just how much practice I actually need before going out and crashing my R/C plane and helicopter. Seriously, I’ve practiced for hours and I still suck! So, the reason that I didn’t rate this game number 1 is that it’s not what I would call “fun” although it is educational. Also, it’s a little rough around the edges in certain areas mainly relating to the graphics and to how the joystick interfaced with the game. However, if you’re needing some software to practice for a remote controlled plane you need to get this one and use it!
I’m no pilot, but for Christmas I did get two new awesome remote control toys: A Blade CX2 electric helicopter and an AeroBird Swift electric airplane. These are not the cheap kind you get at Toys R Us, but the high end ones that come only from hobby stores. (Reviews coming soon…)
Having never owned any high-end R/C machines before I unpacked my toys and proceeded to immediately crash them, with impunity!
After this costly little experience I decided that perhaps it would be less costly to get a little “virtual” practice before I put myself in the poor house buying replacement parts.
Not wanting to spend a fortune on flight simulation games either, I began searching for free ones that would be both entertaining and educational. Here now is my thoroughly tested list of top free flight sims.
YSFlightis my Favourite game.
Of all the free games here, this one impresses me the most because it was created by just one guy, who happens to also be a pilot. The fact that it comes from a lone developer doesn’t seem to have been a problem though because the game allows you to fly more than 40 types of airplanes, dogfight, ground attack, be a formation leader, take off & land on an aircraft carrier, try cross wind landings, network play, and more! The best part about this game is that you can use it as a flight simulation trainer, or you can use it as an air combat game! It is a relatively small download, the plane choices are actually planes you’d want to fly, and it’s just plain fun. YSFlight simply wins this contest hands down! If anyone has other good freeware flight simulators that I should check out, I’d love to know about them! Just drop a comment belo