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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

P is for Pilot Games for History

I'm currently participating in 
an ABC's for homeschooling challenge.  
Since it falls on Tuesdays, 
I am adding a technological slant to the challenge.  
I hope you stay tuned and enjoy my entries.

The Ultimate Flight Collection--front cover

My teenage son loves airplanes.  That's why he asked us to buy him the Ultimate Flight Collection, three computer pilot games in one box.  We bought it at a local store.  This set contains airplanes which were used in World War II.  The history he has learned from these games has made him appreciate the use of airplanes in World War II.

The Ultimate Flight Collection--inside cover

Pacific Fighters and IL-2 Sturmovik cover airplanes from World War II.  Lock On covers modern air jets.

The Ultimate Flight Collection--back cover

My son enjoyed the set because of the history it contains of about 3 to 4 hundred airplanes.  The history includes when and why each airplane was made.  The games are realistic, with rich scenery.  Everything that can happen to a pilot, including malfunctions, are covered.  Whereas some games only allow left to right movement, these allow up and down, too.

The appreciation of aircraft has sparked an interest in my son to become a pilot.  That could lead to serving time in the military.  Perhaps, he could work in the private sector.  It's wonderful that he shows such a wonderful interest and much knowledge of aircraft.  Who knows what my son may end up becoming!

The Lightning, a WWII airplane, son's favorite

Here are some useful website about pilot games: has done an overview of The Ultimate Flight Collection.

Ubisoft, a French computer developer and publisher, provides some basic information about The Ultimate Flight Collection.

Flight Gear is a free (open source) flight simulator computer game.  My son found this game, for this blog entry, and is thinking of downloading to play. explains Flight Gear.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a more pricier game.  This one costs about $60.  My son would like this game.  It's a multi-player game which requires a pilot to land near other airplanes.

Well, thanks for reading this entry.  
 I appreciate you taking the time to view the pictures.

Next week, I will be covering the letter Q.  
Please stay tuned!

How about you, my readers?  Do your children play any pilot games?  Do you think your children could benefit from playing a pilot game?  If so, which ones?  I believe in using strategic computer games.  I encourage you to expose your children to education through technology.

I pray that God gives you all, my beloveds, His wisdom and peace.
This has been an entry for the Technology Tuesdays series.


  1. Oh wow my sons would love those!! I will have to see what we can find. They haven't played any pilot games before but I can see how they would definitely learn a lot from them. Also, if your son is interested in flying, have you checked into the Civil Air Patrol? It's for Jr High/High schoolers interested in flying and the Air Force. They teach them how to fly and they get some "military" experience too, as they wear uniforms and run things rather formally. The kids I know who are in it LOVE IT. Many are able to get their pilot license while in CAP.

  2. Dawn,

    Thanks for commenting.

    I've heard of the Civil Air Patrol. I'll have to look more into it. I think he would enjoy working in that environment. My son has a nice personality and is quiet. I think he would work well with others. We live in a city that has many military bases so that is a plus. :)

    Rebecca G.

  3. I think it is wonderful that so many games can be used to stimulate educational interest! Creating that interest is half the battle.

  4. Naomi,

    Thanks for commenting.

    Yes, it's awesome that a game spark interest in a particular career.

    Rebecca G.


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