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.

Flight Club

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!!



The Competition Soaring Simulator is designed to recreate the ultimate experience of competition soaring on your PC.
A lot 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.)


Peter Krasnoff soaring simulator

Another game that you can play on line. No graphics however it may help you understand competition flying.

SFS PC 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.

From 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.

Silent Wings Simulator

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

A very non specific sim of more interest to people who would like to fly a jet etc. Cost Expensive no demo.

FSZwever A site dedicated to flying with sailplanes in microsoft's flight simulator FS2004.

PC Pilot Flight simulation magazine. Browse this web site for information on building your own 3D virtual reality theater for 3D flight simulation.



Gliding model simulators

Absolutly fantastic for learning to fly RC gliders and not too bad at teaching you ridge soaring. Its FREE

Flying model simulator is simmilar to the above exept it is based on a windless site. However very good at teaching powered RC flight. Free


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.

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