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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator

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Commodore 64
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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.


Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Flying around a building as seen from the cockpit. (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Chuck Yeager criticizes your performance. (EGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator ZX Spectrum This is the view vertically down as the plane flies over a building. Its also possible to look up, left, right and back
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Main menu (Hercules Monochrome)

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)

The Press Says

Info Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 5 out of 5 100
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Dec, 1987 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer DOS 1986 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
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
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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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.


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


  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best MS-DOS Game '87
Information also contributed by Edward Lerner and Terok Nor.
Contributed to by Quapil (4745), Kabushi (116129), Martin Smith (63198), Edward Lerner (26), Terok Nor (17828) and Servo (55897)