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Boeing and game designers reveal life behind the flight simulators used to train pilots

Boeing and game designers reveal life behind the flight simulators used to train pilots

This story about flight simulators used by the military to train pilots is full of neat little details, from how long it takes to train in a simulator before being allowed to fly to the fact that one of the designers developing said simulations used to work on the NCAA and Madden titles for EA. You wouldn't think there's much crossover there, but software engineer Ryan Kawicki learned from it, and it's helped him gain perspective on development.

I'm always a fan of seeing how video games can branch out beyond their existence as an entertainment medium that too often gets compared to movies and books. We've seen video games help people with gender identity, with autism, and many other issues. They are far more than simple toys

To see how they can help train pilots in the armed forces is just another in a long list of "things video games can do for us that most people don't think of," and I'm all too happy to show off what our hobby can do.