Many people use civilian flight sims to help them get an idea of whether or not they may want to take actual flying classes. But that's not all they are good for. Civilian flight sims are relaxing and the scenery is often beautiful.
"Microsoft Flight Simulator" is the most comprehensive and thorough civilian flight sim on the market. There are literally thousands of airports to fly too. And the flight instruction school will help any newbie get started.
2. "Flight Unlimited III""Flight Unlimited III" isn't one of the newer flight sims available, it was released in the late 90s. However, it does have realistic graphics and cockpits. The only downside is the limited number of places to fly.
3. "Fly! 2"With "Fly! 2" you get realistic graphics and a steep learning curve. The learning curve isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it means the game is full of details. Like many other flight sims, you'll need a high-end system to fully enjoy the detailed graphics.