The concept is to give the people the actual feeling of places, aircraft, and airports, take off and landing experiences, and fly by clouds thrill.
The flight simulator is an exact replica of real life flying experience.
The games vary from online to cockpit replicas and virtually controlled by computer programming.
It has become so essential that military and civil aviation are using them with similar cockpit arrangements to train the pilots in emergency conditions, which they normally cannot afford to do it in a real aircraft.
They use critical equipments on simulators like the hydraulic actuators to provide an authentic feeling.
For the training of the pilots different varieties of simulators are used ranging from the PIT (part-task trainer) to FFS (full flight simulators).
The cockpit is loaded with the visual system which gives you a natural feeling of the ground and sky.
Flight simulators are also used to train the pilots on the system of different aircrafts.
Many pilots practice at home with these gadgets by buying the hardware from the market and work on the simulator to experiment critical situations.
This gives the pilot an unofficial training and builds confidence in them.
Home flight simulators basically cater to the needs of everybody starting from a novice to an expert combat fighter.
Many new features are added periodically to upgrade the simulators.
The number of airports are increased giving the exact visual experience, varieties of aircrafts are added, different cities pertaining to the destination of the flight is visualized, and many more features.
When you play online you have number of add-ons which are provided.
Recently the inclusion of multiplayer system is a definite improvement on the standard version of flight simulators.
It gives you the scope of communicating with other pilots and also provides the air traffic instructions.