A couple of days before we completed typesetting
on this issue, a copy of FIGHTER PILOT arrived and it became obvious
immediately that a simulation of this complexity could not be
reviewed fully in the time available. A brief description here then
and a full review next issue.
I am sure that the program would have been called
F-15 Strike Eagle if that title had not been used already, as it
features a full simulation based upon the F15 Eagle, the USAF air
superiority jet fighter. The program features a 3-D view from the
cockpit, fully aerobatic performance, air-to-air combat, crosswinds,
turbulence and blind landing with training modes for each option and
a pilot skill rating for each level.
The graphics are superb and the simulation very
realistic and initial feelings are that anyone interested in flight
simulations should check this - out. We will ask one of our
reviewers to put in several flying hours and give you a full mission
report next issue.