Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator
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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.
- 上級 フライト･トレーナー - Japanese spelling
Credits (DOS version)
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Average score: 82% (based on 16 ratings)
Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 36 ratings with 1 reviews)
I enjoyed the variety of the aircraft available to fly. You could fly the sopwith camel, fokker triplane, P-51, cessna, SR-71, and some wild 1950s and 1960s x-series jets!
There were a couple of remote 'airports' to land and take off from, so you could practice from other locations than your home airport. You could land anywhere, really.
It was also fun to play the air races game, although I never was able to outfly the computer opponents.
Crashing was even fun. You got a pixellated view of Chuck Yeager telling you what a screw up you were :)
The colors were absolutely monotonous, and the ground features for mountains were simple pyramids, cones, and cylinders.
Flight physics were pretty simple.
The jet engine howl got old and you had to turn the volume off.
The Bottom Line
A fun game to hop on the computer and try your hand at several types of aircraft. Easy on a beginner.
DOS · by ex_navynuke! (42) · 2005
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.
- 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
- MobyGames ID: 4812
- Wikipedia (en)
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Game added by Servo.
Game added August 20th, 2001. Last modified August 30th, 2023.