Wannabe pilots will love the following apps, which are designed to simulate flying commercial and military aircraft in peacetime, and at war.
MetalStorm: Online (Free) — Modern fighter jets are yours to command with MetalStorm: Online. Fight in solo military campaigns, or challenge friends to duels. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100)
Rc Plane 2 (Free)* — This flight-simulation app has a selection of flying machines to explore, including jet fighters, passenger liners, vintage aircraft and cargo planes. (Score: 99/100)
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Infinite Flight — Flight Simulator ($4.99)* — Infinite Flight features 31 commercial aircraft that you can virtually pilot in various weather conditions and land on realistic runways. (Score: 97/100)
X-Plane for iPad ($9.99) — This iPad-only app takes advantage of the iPad’s beautiful display to immerse the player in a flight simulation that comes alive in various locales. (Score: 91/100)
F18 Carrier Landing Lite (Free)* — Great pilots know that the landing is as important as the flying. This app simulates one of the most difficult landings: on an aircraft carrier. (Score: 90/100)
Airplane! (Free)* — The gamer playing Airplane! jumps into the abandoned cockpit of a plane that’s ready for takeoff, and learns to fly as he goes. (Mobilewalla Score: 98/100)
Pilot! (Free)* — Whoops! In this game, the plane you are flying on is suddenly without a pilot. You must jump into the pilot’s seat, fly the plane and save the day. (Score: 97/100)
Aircraft Combat 1942 (Free)* — This World War II jet-fighting game allows the player to use a variety of weapons and strategic ideas to beat opponents. It’s more than just a simple shooter. (Score: 91/100)
Flight Simulator: Fly Plane 3D (Free) — This commercial flight simulator focuses on takeoff, flight navigation, landing and even parking your large craft. (Score: 90/100)
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy (Free)* — Sky Gamblers is a flight-combat game with a variety of modes and missions for solo or group play. (Score: 90/100)
*Available on Apple and Android