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Before we tell you what a combat flight simulator is, we are going to tell you what it isn’t.

What a combat flight simulator is not

A combat flight simulator is not a flight simulator, not in the strictest sense. It does not teach you how to fly a real aircraft, and it certainly does not train you to fly an aircraft into combat.

The confusion arises because there are flight simulators, which are also computer programs, which do simulate actual flying conditions, with actual aircraft controls, which all pilots must become proficient at in order to obtain their pilot’s license.

What a combat flight simulator is

A combat flight simulator, as it applies to the buying public, is a game, one which simulates, or closely replicates, the act of flying an aircraft into combat. It is an online computer game, one which puts players into simulated combat situations, against either the computer or other players, in specific scenarios. Players fly missions and oftentimes gain points for the level of success they have on those missions.

Again, it does not train you in the skill of flying an aircraft. All a player does is fly a simulated aircraft in a simulated game.

Also known as a World War 2 flight simulator

Most combat flight simulators are also World War 2 flight simulators, meaning that the scenarios they offer to their players are World War 2 era scenarios i.e. The Battle of Britain, or Iwo Jima. There are also World War 2 flight simulators, and Vietnam flight simulators, and Korean War flight simulators, but they are few in number compared to the World War 2 flight simulators.

Also known as a flight sim game

In the gaming community, these games are also known as flight sim games, and the players who play them are known as gamers. Most of these flight sim games are also known as MMO games, meaning they are massive, multi-player games, oftentimes offering gaming arenas with hundreds of players from around the world taking part in them. And it is also possible to simply test your skills against the computer and not compete against other players.

A final word about Aces High

Having said all that, it should also be noted that there are dozens of such games on the market, making it a bit confusing for first-time players/buyers to know which of the dozens is right for them.

That is why Aces High offers a free two-week download of our game, giving wannabes an opportunity to play the actual game for a full two weeks, in order to find out if that game is right for them. In our opinion, if a game does not offer a free testing period, it is a game you should skip when it comes time to purchase it. There is no reason to not offer a free trial period, and many reasons why you should offer it, as Aces High does.

Aces High is the product of HiTech Creations, and it has led the way among all combat flight simulators since 2000. For twenty-two years, Aces High as been among the very best in combat flight simulators, and that kind of track record is worth noting.

Strap on your flight helmet, and fly the skies with Aces High.

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Aces High is a massive, multi-player combat simulator, rented by the month, and it is the Christmas gift which keeps on giving. One month of unlimited play, for only $14.95 per month, and the absolute best news is that the first two weeks are free with our free two-week download offer.

Unlimited play . . . you will be giving a gift which has no shelf-life, never wears out, never breaks down, and never needs repair . . . all for only $14.95 per month.

Make yourself a star this Christmas, and buy that gamer in your life the gift that keeps on giving.

If you log on to our flight sim game Aces High, and peruse the various links, one such link you will see will be “arenas.” There you can choose where you want to engage during that play session.

You have multiple options with our World War 2 flight simulator within this broad category, and several pieces of information for each arena, so we thought we would take a moment and clarify what all of that information means to the players.

The arena list you will see includes the Arena name, the Players/Max, and the Ping time to the arena.

The first number listed for an arena in the Players/Max count represents the current number of players in the arena and the second number is the total number of players allowed in the arena.

The Aces High combat simulator arenas use a dynamic, or floating limit, for the arenas where there are two, or more, of the same type. For instance, the two Late War arenas will show a limit that changes as the number of players in these two arenas change.

The arena limits in our combat flight simulator are governed as follows: As an example, if the “Orange” arena reaches a certain percentage of its maximum capacity, the server will adjust the “Blue” arena limit to a higher number.

When the Blue arena reaches a certain percentage of its limit, then the “Orange” arena limit is raised. Conversely, the arena limits are also reduced in the same manner.

This gives the possibility of an arena limit being lower than the actual current number of players in that arena.

Highlighting an arena in the list and clicking Ping Details shows additional information about the connection to that arena.

The Early, Mid, and Late War Main Arenas are where you'll find the majority of players. These arenas differ in the plane sets offered. The Early War Main arena has early World War II planes or planes which best compete in that era. The Mid War Main Arena contains planes specific to the middle of World War II as well as the planes from the Early War Main arena.

The Late War Main Arena has all aircraft enabled from all time periods of World War II.

The Axis versus Allies arena is set up for historical gameplay.  There is a two-sided war, a limited plane set, and reduced radar.

The Dueling Arena contains a special terrain with separate areas for all types of game play including furballing, tanking, and canyon fighting.

The Special Events Arena is available to all players and events are scheduled by the Aces High Campaign Managers.  For a schedule of events, please visit events.hitechcreations.com.

And, finally, the training arena offers a unique opportunity to sharpen your skills without it affecting your score and without you actually playing against any other “live” players.

All of this may see a bit complicated now, but once you log on and enter an arena, it will become obvious very quickly.

So many options . . . so much fun to be had. Aces High awaits you. Strap on your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High. The world’s best combat simulator players await your arrival, and we offer a free two-week download for your enjoyment.

We thought we would take a moment and point out two features which are fairly unique for flight sim games like Aces High.

With Aces High, you have the ability to form your own squadron. Grab up a couple buddies, join in the action as a squadron, and do battle against other gamers.

You can also choose your own mission on Aces High. If you want to destroy a railroad bridge in one of the arenas, you have the ability to do that, and build a game around that mission. Not all combat simulators have that ability or option.

Grab your flight helmet and fly the skies with Aces High. We would love to have you join us.

In this short article, we want to dispel a misconception that flight simulators, like our own Aces High, only fly aircraft in a combat game. That simply is not the truth.

In Aces High, and in several other combat flight simulators, you can engage in combat in the air, on the sea, or on land. It is a three-pronged combat simulator. Most certainly, the main focus is on the aircraft, simply because we are known as a flight simulator, but there is more than just flight going on.

Find out for yourself and try our free two-week download of Aces High. Grab your helmet and fly the skies of Aces High.