The best F-15 flight simulation is Lock On: Modern Air Combat. This flight sim allows you to fly eight different fighter jets, including the F-15.
Another flight sim where you can fly the F-15 is X-Plane 10. This flight simulator has better graphics than Lock On, but it doesn’t allow you to fire missiles or engage enemy aircraft for the full fighter pilot experience. You will have to install the following add-on to use the F-15 in X-Plane.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is the USAF’s premier multi-role fighter jet. Capable of air-to-air missions as well as ground attack and bombing operations, the F-16 is the workhorse of an air campaign. F-16’s flew thousands of sorties during the Gulf War, operations in the Balkans, and the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. F-16’s are fast, maneuverable, and adept at dogfighting – the F-16 can handle 9G’s of turning force, making them one of the most agile fighter jets in existence. F-16’s can carry 6 air-to-air missiles, including the AIM-120 long range AMRAAM, and the AIM-9 heat-seeking Sidewinder missile. Radar capable of detecting threats 100 miles away, laser-guided smart bombs, Maverick Air-to-Ground missiles, and a 20mm automatic cannon round out the F-16’s fearsome capabilities.
F-16 Flight Sims
F-16’s are very popular; many flight simulations include them, and several focus on the F-16 entirely. The most well-known is Falcon 4.0: Allied Force, which is a hardcore, 100% realistic simulation of exactly what it’s like to fly an F-16 in combat. Another way to play Falcon 4.0 is to download this version of the game and then use the Benchmark Sims addon for improved graphics and realism.
Here it is, the definitive list! Every plane you could ever dream of, there’s a flight sim where you can fly it. Click the plane name in the list to see the simulations which include it. Some planes have multiple games completely dedicated to them. In these cases, I’ll compare the available flight sims and help you choose which one to get. I’ve played many of these games personally, and talked with people from all over the world who’ve played the others.
I am adding to this list every day. Check back tomorrow and you’ll find 20 more planes on the list! 🙂
The B-58 is one of the coolest planes ever made in my opinion. It was the first bomber of the jet age that cracked the Mach 2 barrier (that’s twice the speed of sound.) Amazingly it still holds the World Record for fastest flight from Tokyo to London at 8 hours, 35 minutes, 20.4 seconds.
My callsign is Viper, I’m an electrical engineer in my 40’s, and I am a flight sim addict! I’ve been a huge flight simulator nerd for going on 20 years now, starting with the early days of Jane’s F-18 and Falcon 4.0 and still going strong today with the amazing flight sims now on the market. Every day my mind gets blown again by how far we’ve come in the world of flight simulations. Still, the old classics hold up extremely well and I love to play them too! There’s a flight sim for everybody on my site, and I hope you find it. 🙂 Happy flying!