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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (MSX)

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator MSX A view from the cockpit.

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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.

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Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator MSX A view from the cockpit.

Alternate Titles

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

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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.
Terok Nor (18999) added Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (MSX) on Sep 09, 2009
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