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flight simulator

A flight simulator is a system (software and hardware) that allows the user to experience what it feels like to pilot a specific type of aircraft. It is regarded as one of the first successful applications of virtual reality software.

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The Flight Simulator History Web site has a Flight Simulator Timeline

You can learn more about the history of virtual reality at the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications Web site. 

This was last updated in December 2008

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