The Soaring Simulator (DOS)

The Soaring Simulator DOS The splash screen


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The Soaring Simulator 3 is a flight simulator focusing on gliders (also known as "sail-planes") - aircraft that have no engines and fly silently, using thermals (rising expanses of hot air) to stay aloft for extended periods of time.

A sophisticated flight model emphasizes the unique characteristics of these special aircraft. Players have the choice of flying a KA-8, LS-1F, SB-10, ASW-27 or a radio control model. In order to get airborne, players have an option of using a tow-plane, a winch, or by-passing the take-off and starting in the air.

Much of the game centers around learning how to ride thermals so that the glider will gain altitude. Players can seek out thermals using clues found in the layout of the land, cloud formation, and weather. Weather effects can be customized. Additional planes and geography are available for download on the developer's site.


The Soaring Simulator DOS Setting wind direction and strength
The Soaring Simulator DOS A radio-control perspective
The Soaring Simulator DOS The cockpit dips as you look upwards.
The Soaring Simulator DOS Selecting a starting point

Alternate Titles

  • "SFS PC: The Soaring Simulator" -- In-game title
  • "Der Segelflug-Simulator" -- German title

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The Soaring Simulator 3 offers a solid flight model with so-so graphics. Les Nessman (263) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

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Les Nessman (263) added The Soaring Simulator (DOS) on Sep 17, 2005