Like many others, my favorite era in history to study is World War II. World War II flight simulators are a great way to learn more about the time period, and get a chance to fight for your country. Developers have put a lot of time and research into these games, to make them as realistic as possible.
"IL-2 Sturmovik" is a WWII combat flight simulator. If you are looking for a combat flight simulator, look no further. This game has awesome features. There is an excellent mission builder, multiplayer features (up to 32 players in dogfight mode), and stunning graphics. The combat takes place in the air, and from the air to the ground.
Attention historical flight sim fans that absolutely love attention to little details. In this flight simulator you'll have the choice of flying either American or Japanese planes. Not only is this another great flight sim for newbies, but it has lots of missions and training to keep you busy.
3. "Jane's WWII Fighters""Jane's WWII Fighters" is a beautiful flight sim that allows you to fly a variety of planes from the World War II era. This game is training missions for all level of players; a reason this is a good game for those new to the fligh sim genre. Another great feature is the multiplayer feature, which allows you to play up to 8 people on a LAN or internet.