Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer
is a 1987 computer aircraft simulation game
produced by Electronic Arts
. Chuck Yeager
served as technical consultant for the game, where his likeness and voice were prominently used.
The game allows a player to "test pilot" 14 different airplanes, including the Bell X-1
, which Yeager had piloted to become the first man to exceed Mach
1. Other aircraft one can test fly include the SR-71 Blackbird
; the P-51 Mustang
; the Cessna 172 Skyhawk
; the F-16
and the F/A-18
The game is embellished by Yeager's laconic commentary: When the user crashes one plane, Yeager remarks "You really bought the farm on that one!"
Game reviewers Hartley and Patricia Lesser complimented the game in their "The Role of Computers" column in Dragon
#126 (1987), stating "There is so much in this game that it’s going to be quite some time before another flight simulator can offer so much performance for your buck." The reviewers gave the PC/MS-DOS version of the game 4 out of 5 stars. The Lessers reviewed the MacIntosh
version of the game in 1988 in Dragon
#140 in "The Role of Computers" column, givng that version 4 stars as well.
This game was followed in 1989
by Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer 2.0
and in 1991
by Chuck Yeager's Air Combat