flight simulator

(redirected from Flying game)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

flight simulator,

device providing a controlled environment in which a flight trainee can experience conditions approximating those of actual flight. A simulator generally consists of an enclosure housing a working replica of the interior of the cockpit of an aircraft. This replica has all the usual instruments and is mounted in such a way that it can be moved to simulate the rolling, pitching, and yawing motions of an aircraft. The instrument readings, the student's control inputs, the position of the simulator, information about the characteristics of the aircraft being simulated, and information about the terrain over which it is supposed to be flying are coordinated by a computer so that the student experiences everything but the accelerations of actual flight. In early simulators, all visual information was provided by the instruments. Thus the student received practice in flying blind. The recent use of sophisticated computers has made it possible to provide realistic video displays of conditions outside the cockpit.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

flight simulator

[′flīt ‚sim·yə‚lād·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A training device or apparatus that simulates certain conditions of actual flight or of flight operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flight simulator

A training device or apparatus that can simulate entire flight characteristics of any particular aircraft type. The simulator cockpit is an exact replica of the aircraft cockpit. The simulator is computer-driven. A facility is provided to project terrain, airfield layout, etc. to simulate conditions as realistically as possible. The actions taken by a pilot can be monitored from outside the simulator and recorded for a detailed debrief. Simulators can be used to train pilots in procedures, emergencies, and, in certain types, even air combat. It is possible for the instructor to simulate various in-flight emergencies from his or her control cabin outside the simulator cockpit.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

flight simulator

Hardware and software that models the behavior of airplanes and spacecraft. Flying a plane can be simulated in a regular computer with flight simulator software; however, pilots and astronauts learn how to fly in full-scale systems that recreate the experience with extreme realism. See simulator.


Flight Simulator
Evans & Sutherland supplies the computer simulation for flight simulators used in commercial and military aircraft training. This 20' dome in the Netherlands has an actual cockpit inside. The simulated scenes are projected onto the dome, and the hydraulics move the unit. (Image courtesy of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation, www.es.com)







Military and Commercial Simulations
Military pilots are trained by simulating enemy aircraft. Commercial pilots are trained by simulating takeoffs and landings at major airports. (Images courtesy of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation.)


Military and Commercial Simulations
Military pilots are trained by simulating enemy aircraft. Commercial pilots are trained by simulating takeoffs and landings at major airports. (Images courtesy of Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation.)







In a Gaming PC
In 2012, PC maker MAINGEAR introduced a very elaborate game controller for flight simulation on a Windows PC. With the monitor placed on top of the controller, you are flying the plane! For more information, visit www.maingear.com.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Arnold, Winged Warfare (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941), 213; and Arnold, This Flying Game, 3, 22.
Hop on your Nimbus 2000 broom and play a virtual game of Quidditch with this interactive flying game. pounds 34.99.
And we've had every type of flying game possible, from the Red Baron biplanes of WW1 to taking on the modern MiGs in the Gulf War, to flying tourists on holiday in a 747.
V2000 is a shoot-'em-up, strategy, flying game that attempts to combine several different genres into one.
FLYING GAME: Ryan Nelsen trips Ronnie Wallwork' YOU'RE THE MAN: Nigel Quashie hails scorer Kevin Campbell
FLYING GAME: Jonny Wilkinson takes off, but he can't stop Shane Williams
Even Descent - the prototype for this kind of flying game - should be abandoned for a newcomer packed with splattering in-your-face action.
Flying games are not usually my forte, but Anthem's flight controls in the Javelins felt pretty forgiving, lending themselves well to suit different play styles.
LuKe said: "We all LIKE helicopter and flying games and created something that we all LIKE to play.
In order to expand the product's use and compatibility with other operating systems--and to develop new flying games and applications--Parrot provides developers and members of the Apple and Android communities with a software development kit.
If you accept the plot premise, this title is an enjoyable alternative to serious flying games, with some refreshing touches of humour - but after a while the "retro" graphics just seem dated.
Join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family in which you can watch a Tiger Moth wheel above the waves, see birds of prey in action, join in our flying games, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians and acrobats and even create your own airborne objects in our craft workshops.