|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 Lightning, a WWII airplane, son's favorite|
Here are some useful website about pilot games:
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. About.com explains Flight Gear.
Next week, I will be covering the letter Q.
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.