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