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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 Title screen (CGA)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator Apple II Title Screen
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator DOS Flying (CGA composite mode)
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator Apple II Main Menu

Promo Images

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "上級 フライト・トレーナー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Jōkyū Flight Trainer" -- Japanese title
  • "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. DOS ex_navynuke! (48)

Critic Reviews

Info Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 912 out of 1000 91
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Oct, 1988 912 out of 1000 91
Happy Computer DOS 1986 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Datormagazin Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 4 out of 5 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amstrad CPC Apr, 1989 69 out of 100 69

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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)
  • 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.
Contributed to by Quapil (5240), Kabushi (251223), Martin Smith (71452), Edward Lerner (26), Terok Nor (29664) and Servo (57388)
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