Winter Aviation Blues? Play an Aviation game

It’s mid-February in Wisconsin and there are very few things you can do to pass these long cold months.  Winter is far from over but I always consider this the half way marker for the return of reasonably comfortable flying weather.  Winter provides us with great flying conditions for the airplane and tolerable conditions for the eager pilot, however my wife is less than excited about dealing with the cold in an old 172.  I am just a little jealous of you lucky pilots in Caribbean right now.

I keep myself busy working with my local EAA chapter (1158) and attending my “Day Job”, but it is a far cry from the excitement of flying.    Like all of you living in northern Winter climates, I look forward to Spring and the Aviation activities that follow.

How do you keep your head in the game (PIC) during winter months?

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A game I found recently, and have become attached to, is Air Control Lite available for Android.  It is a “simple” game that allows you to play air traffic controller and direct Jets, Twins, Singles, and Helicopters to safe landing at an airport.  The airspace becomes busier as you move ahead.  You need to develop a strategy and keep a cool head to master the game.   It will also require planning and quick reflexes.   There is a free and paid version.  I have only tried the free version so far.  I will admit it is more difficult than it looks, my High Score to date is a mere 119.

Okay, so it is not exactly flying a simulator but I think it encourages you to think quickly and plan ahead.  Both are essential to the safe operation of an Aircraft so I am going to keep playing.

Are there any other Free or Cheap Aviation related games out there?


Disclaimer:  Air Control Lite is a Free App available for Android.  I did NOT create this app nor am i connected to the publisher or developer of the app in any way.  This is a personal review of an Android game I had FUN playing.

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