A selection of the best flying simulators out there, both free and paid.
Open-source software built by an enthusiastic dev community since 1997, with tons of advanced settings (installation can be difficult), massive customization possibilities, downloadable add-ons and assets.See on www.flightgear.org
Modern and ultra realistic flight simulator for an immersive and ultra-realistic experience inside of true-to-life 3D cockpits, and incredible world-wide sceneries.See on www.x-plane.com
A reboot for the award-winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X (originally-released in 2006). Take to the skies in the World’s favourite flight simulator! The multi award winning Microsoft Flight Simulator X lands on Steam for the first time. Take off from anywhere in the world, flying some of the world’s most iconic aircraft to any one of 24,000 destinations.See on store.steampowered.com
Google Earth’s desktop client includes a very minimalistic Flight Sim option (HUD view only) to let you choose from a F16 jet fighter or the SR22 four-seat propeller airplane to explore available 3D maps (Earth, Sky, Moon, and Mars!)See on www.google.com