Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (ZX Spectrum)

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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 ZX Spectrum The test flight has the plane weaving around four large blocks / buildings. Ahead is one of the buildings
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator ZX Spectrum This is the main game menu. The manual says that the 'Into Flight' is called a Demo on other machines. Some menus such as Option, Eye, Zoom that are present on other machines are not available
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator ZX Spectrum There are three more ahead
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator ZX Spectrum This is the chase plane view of an attempted landing

Alternate Titles

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

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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.


  • ACE
    • 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
Information also contributed by Edward Lerner and Terok Nor.
Kabushi (141390) added Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 11, 2004
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