Logitech Extreme 3D Pro is a joystick designed for personal computers. Used in video games, the Extreme 3D Pro controller features a precise twist handle with an eight-way rubber hat switch. The controller also features 12 fully-programmable buttons, and smooth throttle controls. The joystick is primarily used in flight simulator games to add another level of realistic control over virtual aircraft.
Flight Simulator X
"Flight Simulator X" is a game produced and distributed by Microsoft. The game features a realistic world with dozens of aircraft. Released in 2008, "Flight Simulator X" contains more than 80 missions around the globe. A realistic weather cycle allows you to witness the day change from dawn, to the afternoon to the evening within a flight. The simulator allows users to experience what it's like to fly 32,000 feet in the air. Additional game features include an online mode that allows you to race against other players, and a free mode that allows users to fly freely without an assignment.
X-Plane V. 9.0
"X-Plane V. 9.0" is a computer flight simulation game developed by ValuSoft. Featuring an "E" rating (for Everyone), "X-Plane" is compatible with Mac OSX, and Windows XP operating systems and above. Featured aircraft in the game include the Bell 206 Jet-Ranger helicopter, the Cessna 172 light plane, the Concorde and the Mach-3 XB-70 Valkyrie jet. Each plane in the game is customisable, including the paint job, instrument panel, throttle and weapons. Over 18,000 airports are available to land on, including exclusive locations like aircraft carriers, helipads and oil rigs. A notable feature in the game is Space Shuttle mode, which allows players to orbit planets and moons, or fly through outer space.
Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War Iron Cross Edition
"Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War Iron Cross Edition" is a World War I flight simulation game developed by 777 Studios. Released in 2010, "Rise of Flight" features intense aerial combat in historical, realistic settings. The enhanced graphics feature High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting, with updated cloud layers, realistic rain drops and accurate wind patterns that interact with smoke and windsocks. Game modes include an offline mode for single-player missions, multiplayer dogfight mode with support for up to 64 players and a quick mission builder to create custom combat scenarios. Eight accurate WWI planes are available to play with, along with dozens of scouts, fighter, bombers and recon planes.