Glider sim or Simulator
Although nothing can really compass with the
feeling of flying a large white plane through clear sky's looking for thermals to keep you on you way. However on long cold
nights (gliders can't fly at night) or rainy days glider simms can be a fun way of improving your skills or just practicing
wild acrobatic maneuvers.
A very clever on line simulator that
allows you to fly a 100km task from your desk top without downloading a large program. Ideal for boring days in the office!!
Competition Soaring Simulator is designed to recreate the ultimate experience of competition soaring on your PC.
of attention was put in to create an environment which would create an immersion of real competition flying. This means that
the aerodynamics and weather physics were in focus of the development. The result is amazingly real feel of flight in all
flight regimes and weather conditions which challenges a real soaring pilot on a competition day.
It's the simulate I fly!
It's a real advantage over any other simulator that there is a comunity of flyers (many of them real life glider pilots) to
fly against. I would without hesitation tell you to buy this sim. (you can use the button on the left.)
Krasnoff soaring simulator
Another game that you can play on line. No graphics however it may help you understand
or Soaring Flight Simulator is a German flight simulator designed by glider pilots.. It simulates the flight with a soaring
plane on Windows computers and uses a very realistic modelation of the physical characteristics. Manouvers, you can fly with
the real plane, can also take a winch launch or tow, practice your thermaling and ridge soaring as free flight, even competitions
against computer controlled pilots. Cost £37.95 8 minute demo available from the web site.
the beginning an enormous amount of time has been dedicated to the SotS project. Reengineering was a painful but necessary
practice. But finally I can say Gold version has attained the highest standards in the flight simulation market and it has
become my favorite one :) . The sim I always dreamed. Cost €19.00 (approx. £12) 5 minute demo available from
the web site.
The Silent Wings Simulator is a highly realistic flight simulator, designed to give high training value
for soaring pilots as well as great fun for everyone interested in flight simulation. Cost € 69.00 Demo available
for free evaluation in a 2 week period.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
very non specific sim of more interest to people who would like to fly a jet etc. Cost Expensive no demo.
A site dedicated to flying with sailplanes in microsoft's flight simulator FS2004.
Pilot Flight simulation magazine.
Browse this web site for information on building your own 3D virtual reality theater for 3D flight simulation.
fantastic for learning to fly RC gliders and not too bad at teaching you ridge soaring. Its FREE
model simulator is simmilar to the above exept it is based on a windless site. However very good at teaching powered RC flight.
I'm sure that there is more interesting simulation software out there if you have a favorite please
email me and I will add it to the list.