Category Archives: Flight Sim

Anything to do with flight simulation, e.g. Microsoft Flight Simulator X, X-Plane.

Flight Simulator options for use in a home sim.

Here’s an informative overview on some yoke options for some “desk flying” in a home-based flight simulator or “flightsim”.

If you prefer a joystick, the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick offers all controls necessary to operate a flightsim.

In addition to the simulator software option mentioned in the video, Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition is another option at a reasonable price via the Steam store.  It’s older but still very functional for flightsim duties.

Chuck Yeager on Air Combat

In the video below, famous pilot Chuck Yeager talks about air combat in three eras of conflict, WW2, Korea and Vietnam.  The footage came on a VHS tape included in the deluxe version of Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat flight simulation game released by EA back in 1991.

Also featured is a video of the game itself. It was unique in that it allowed you to pit a fighter from one era against another. Flying a F-4 Phantom against a Focke Wulf FW-190 is not as easy as it sounds.

I logged many happy hours in this sim back in the day and it remains a classic. Enjoy.


Mark Thibault