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World of Aircraft is a series of standalone (so not an add-on to a simulator) casual flight simulators. In no way intended to compete with X-Plane or Microsoft Flight Simulator, the different World of Aircraft products offer an easy introduction into PC based flight simulation. They are low cost, easy to use and easy on the hardware. From starting the sim to being on the runway with an engine running takes 20 seconds (take that Flight Simulator!). Every version of WoA covers a specific area of flying. The first one, World of Aircraft; Glider SImulation is all about gliders, for a detailed description see the next post. Other ones can be about agricultural aviation, parajumping/skydiving, artic operations or floatplanes, the world is our oyster and we are happy to take your suggestion. Each version will come with one detailed airport/airfield (often with a second airport included), at least 25.000 km2 of terrain and a set of aircraft. They always have extensive training missions that assist you with getting to know the aircraft. You will be assisted step by step in mastering the specific aircraft type. While definitely easy on the systems, the simulation of the flight model is very high end. World of Aircraft is about the joy of flying. Not about weight and balance, tire pressures etc. the simulator handles that for you, but about how the aircraft reacts to your input. How you need to trim an aircraft to make it fly hands off. How to make that perfect landing. How hard it is to drag a glider up in the air with crosswind (believe me, it is, I got a load of wrecked aircraft to proof that). Distribution of the simulator is done via Steam, but we will sell the product in our own shops (and affiliated shops) as well. It will be very well supported (on these forums) as we know we will get a lot of people not to accustomed to simulation. Btw, the grass in the sim looks great, but not this great... ----------------------------------------------------------------- The first product in this range is WoA: Glider simulator. World of Aircraft: Glider Simulator is all about gliders. In every possible shape and size. The World WoA: Glider Simulator is set around a small airfield on the borders of the Rhine river in Germany (we used Herrenteich Flugplatz as inspiration). This airfield is a typical small airfield. Very calm in winter but on fine summer days it is very active. From early morning flights to other airfields (Google '$100 hamburger' and you get some idea) to BBQs in the late evening. It is a place where you make friends and meet friends. Flying is a hobby for the people there. The covered area around the airport is 25.000 km2 and includes the river Rhine (no, you are NOT allowed to buzz the ships), a major bridge (again no, not fly under it) a few small towns and villages and one larger town, Speyer, that has its own airport you can use. It is also the location of the Technik Museum that has some amazing aircraft on display. You will see them when you fly around. Makes the approach to the Airfield Speyer Ludwigshafen rather special. The Aircraft These aircraft are all included in the product: PZL-104 WILGA (tow aircraft) The Wilga is a weird ugly duck in this product as it is possible the world's worst glider. If you lose your engine better look down to select a place to land, the word. But it is a very reliable and strong aircraft to get gliders in the air. It is also a highly enjoyable aircraft with some weird characteristics. If you can fly a Wilga you can fly a lot of aircraft. H36 DIMONA (motor glider) The Hoffmann H36 Dimona is not your regular small aircraft. It's in the rather exclusive class of touring motor gliders; aircraft that are a cross between motor aircraft and gliders. They got the long wings of a glider but a standard (though often rather small) aircraft engine. You can either use them as a normal aircraft or switch off the engine and glide for a while. Truth be told, the H36 Dimona is not a brilliant aircraft. As a motor aircraft it a bit unwieldy, as a glider it just not has the performance you would hope for and as a touring motor glider it seems to combine the worst of both types of aircraft. But it has something that few aircraft have, character. ASK 21 (glider) The Schleicher ASK21 is one of the best-known gliders as it is used in many glider schools. It is not a hard glider to fly (that is what makes it a good instruction aircraft) and considered very safe. You can do some moderate aerobatics and cover some serious distance in this aircraft. ASK 21 Mi (motorized glider) Take a ASK 21 and make a big hole in the fuselage to mount a retractable engine and you get the ASK 21 Mi. However, that does not mean this is a motor glider. The ASK 21 Mi is classed as a ‘motorized glider’. You can take off with it and extend your flights without compromising the pure glider performance too much. LET L-13 BLANÍK (glider) This two-seater trainer has been for many pilots the aircraft they got their first flight in. It is used all over the world with over 3000 aircraft build since 1958. Even though it is a Czech aircraft, the US Air Force (and many other Air Forces) used it for a very long time for basic flight training (under the TG-10C name). The Blaník has exception good low speed handling with effective rudders control. It is highly forgiving. An ideal introduction to gliders! Special features As most gliders need assistance to get in the air, this edition of WoA has very strong multiplayer functions. You can fly the Wilga and drag other players up, or just compete with others to see who can fly the longest distance. To make it easy to communicate almost all of the standard communication is preprogrammed and you can just use a key command to tell the tow pilot you are ready to unlink the two line.
As you probably know Aerosoft does a lot more then Flight Simulator add-ons and in the next few weeks we are going to introduce some of them. The first one is Transport Company that will challenge you with ever more complex tasks that involve transporting goods. Steam release is not too far off. I can tell you that this title is one of our favorites in office. Huge fun!