Showing posts with label google earth flight simulator. Show all posts
Showing posts with label google earth flight simulator. Show all posts

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Try the Microsoft Flight Simulator for Free

When I was a kid a friend of mine had Microsoft's flight simulator on his computer (he was also the only friend I had that had a computer at home) and he played on it for hours. All I remember about it is that it had a lot of disks. Fast forward twenty or so years and now Microsoft Flight doesn't require any disks and, as I learned today from Jen Deyenberg, it can be downloaded for free. Check out the promo video below.


Microsoft Flight is what we call a freemium game. The basic game is free to download and play, but there are some upgrades that you can purchase from the Microsoft Marketplace.

Applications for Education
I downloaded Microsoft Flight but haven't played with it for more than ten minutes yet, but my initial thought is that it 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.