download and play for free. This week I learned from Make Use Of that the Microsoft Flight Simulator is also available to play on the Steam gaming platform. Like the version available from Microsoft, the Steam version of the game is free for the basic package and there are add-ons that can be purchased.
Applications for Education
Playing Microsoft Flight might be a fun way for some students to experiment with some basic aerospace physics. On a related note, Google Earth has a flight simulator which you can activate by going to the tools menu and selecting "activate flight simulator" or by press "ctrl+alt+a.