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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (DOS)

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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 Your plane in the tower-view. (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS An analysis of your flying skills (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Chuck Yeager criticizes your flight. (CGA composite mode)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Title screen (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. ex_navynuke! (48) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Dec, 1987 89 out of 100 89
Happy Computer 1986 85 out of 100 85

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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)
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best MS-DOS Game '87
Information also contributed by Edward Lerner and Terok Nor.
Servo (55897) added Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (DOS) on Aug 18, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Quapil (4742), Kabushi (120913), Martin Smith (63168), Edward Lerner (26) and Terok Nor (18320)