YsFlight free flight simulator for Windows and Linux Review and YouTube Movies by AskMisterWizard
The "YsFlight" flight simulator is very simple. It runs well on older
hardware and it is easier to learn than most others. It's great for introducing
new people to the flight simulation hobby, and I've even had fine success
teaching my grandsons (ages 4 and 7) to fly it. The graphics, written in both "opengl"
and "DirectX3", use old-style "polygon" techniques that result in bright,
high-definition, crisp images that lack the ultra-realistic appearance of
the most modern sims, but that excite the attention of younger people.
In September of 2009 I downloaded, installed, and configured the latest
version on my Windows XP and PcLinuxOs hosts, and I set up a LAN-based YsFlight
lab that allows me and 4 friends to fly "Head to Head". You can learn the basics
of setting up LANs at:
where you'll find fantastic video instruction.
Here is our YouTube Playlist showing YsFlight basics: