How To Find Fighter Jet Simulator
If you're trying to learn how to find a fighter jet simulator, you have two vastly different options. The first involves browsing a variety of virtual flight simulators for your computer. The other involves traveling to a professional simulator accessible at such locations as air force bases. No matter which alternative you're looking for, however, a fighter jet simulator of any caliber can be a fun and exciting way to experience a quick jaunt as a fighter pilot.
What you will need:
- A computer (Windows OS preferable)
- Plane tickets to Anaheim (optional)
- Browse computer game retailers online or in stores. The "JetFighter" series is popular amongst flight sim enthusiasts who seek a more action-oriented experience. Meanwhile, Microsoft's "Combat Flight Simulator" series is a better choice for those seeking a more complex, authentic flight simulation. "Falcon 4.0" is considered to be one of the shining examples of combat flight simulation, and the sim boasts a realistic simulation of the F-16 Fighting Falcon jet. Many of these games were developed in the late 1990's, so if you're seeking a more contemporary simulation, try "IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" or "Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory." Despite age, computer games—especialy used—are not typically that hard to find. Browse eBay auctions or visit your local vintage gaming/video store. Keep digging until you find the sim that provides the best experience for you.
- For the more ambitious fighter jet sim enthusiast, seek out a professional flight simulation! These simulations are not terribly commonplace in the United States, but they do exist. For example, the Flightdeck Air Combat Center in Anaheim, CA offers combat flight simulation at a variety of rates for (almost) all ages. The simulation is friendly to motion-sickness prone individuals, and the center offers several "missions" which the pilot can accomplish. If you can't make the trip to Anaheim, other such locales exist, such as Air Combat USA and Mike's Flight Deck. Check your local listings for an air combat simulation center near you!