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Is flying a plane in a video game like flying a real plane?

An airplane landing on a runway

Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: 3-5
Subjects: History

Video game flight simulators use real cities and real airports as models, and the airplanes behave like real airplanes. NASA researchers use information from wind tunnels and real airplanes to make flight simulators.

Is flying a plane in a video game like flying a real plane?
Duration: 1 minute
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Page Last Updated: December 11th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild