Flight simulators: Simulate flight Move up, down, left and right while going forward (or back: helicopters) So, not all airplane games are flight simulators Controlled with mouse, keyboard, yoke, or joystick
Science Force and Motion: Forces of Flight Propulsion systems Air Density Weather Instruments Navigation
Technology and Engineering Aircraft evolution Instrumentation Navigation Program parameters and controls Open source sims and mods Online safety
Math Instruments: speed, altitude, attitude, direction, engine Navigation: compass rose, clock face, latitude and longitude Weight and balance, fuel
Science Forces of Flight: Gravity, Lift, Thrust, and Drag
Technology and Engineering Aircraft evolution (wind tunnel apps) Instruments: analog and digital (“steam gauges” vs. “glass cockpit”) Navigation evolution: pilotage>radio navaids>GPS Open source www.flightgear.org www.gefs-online.comwww.flightgear.org www.gefs-online.com Online safety
Math Instruments: gauges, glass, HUD (heads up display) Speed, altitude, attitude, direction, engine
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