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Description

In Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer you have the chance to test pilot 14 different airplanes, such as the Bell X-1 and the Lockheed SR-71. It features 10 different viewpoints both inside and outside of the plane, with a zoom of up to 256x, and different aerodynamics for each plane.

You can do different things with the planes, from racing against a computer opponent, to practising formation and stunt flights. You can follow the testing and development programme through its evolution.

There is a "black box recorder" to replay your flights, and analysis of your performance compared to an ideal one.

Screenshots

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Preparing for stunt flying. (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Leaving the hangar for a test flight (EGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Main menu (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Your plane in the tower-view. (CGA)

Alternate Titles

  • "Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer" -- New title after Microsoft threatened litigation

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User Reviews

State of the art PC flight sim, back then. DOS ex_navynuke! (48)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Oct, 1988 912 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 912 out of 1000 91
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1987 89 out of 100 89
64'er Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 13 out of 15 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Commodore 64 1987 8 out of 10 80
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4 out of 5 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 78 out of 100 78
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 69 out of 100 69

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Trivia

Aircraft

One of the planes is the SR-71 Blackbird and one of its test flight scenarios is trying to best Yaeger's altitude record.

Copy protection

The game was not playable from the original disk since it was write protected and the game required the ability to write to the disk during play. However, the original disk was still required to be handy for the key disk copy protection.

Sales

It was EA's top selling game of 1987; 11% of their total sales in that year.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Commodore Format
    • February 1991 (Issue 5) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best MS-DOS Game '87
Information also contributed by Edward Lerner and Terok Nor.
Contributed to by Quapil (4721), Kabushi (156873), Martin Smith (62978), Edward Lerner (27), Terok Nor (22099) and Servo (55755)