Free Online Games Can Improve Your Memory

When it comes to free online games, many parents are not so keen about introducing them to their children. However, there are benefits in these games as well. For starters, many educational games over the internet can be enjoyed during their free time. These are the type of games that can boost a person’s general knowledge and memory skills.

As a matter of fact, it is not just children who can benefit from playing free online games. They, aside from being easily obtainable over the internet, can also be used as a bonding time of parents and their kids. Young tots care nothing more than an hour or two spent with their moms or dads having fun. For the child, it is enjoyment. For adults, playing these games can be a source of relaxation to their everyday duties.

Free online games stimulate a person’s mind in such a special way no other learning tools can. Games can enhance one’s memory without tiring it just like studying would be. Needless to say, everybody needs a dose of them every single day in order to make their mind work faster and better. If your body needs physical exercise, so does your brain. And there is no better way to do it than while having fun!

The exercise that mental games give to your brain keeps it focused and sharp. Select an online game that is both entertaining and stimulating so you can train your brain really well. For example, playing word games is a good way of improving your vocabulary. A simple game of Tetris, on the other hand, can improve your spatial abilities. Furthermore, there are a host of trivia and memory games online that can definitely make an intellectual out of you.

Free online games can be played either alone or against another player. Choose the one that best fits the situation any given day. It is also possible for you and your child to play as a team and battle it up against a computer. Pool in efforts and beat your opponents. There are also many networked games that pit you against other players in other parts of the world.

Over the internet, you will find only two general kinds of games: the paid for games and the free online games. While the paid ones are more elaborate and complex, there will always be free versions of them over the internet that you can play instead.

Also, there are downloadable trial versions of these games for sure. Before buying a game – if you really must – it is always advisable that you try them first-hand so you can be sure that it is the one that you really want and that it can entertain you in the manner that you desire. There are quite a number of free online games available these days, each belonging to a different genre or category. Try each of them if you have the time so you can fully explore the fun of playing online.

Computer Hardware and Simulation Gaming for Aviation Safety Considered

Modern day computer hardware is getting quite robust, and there is about 10 times the computing power in a smart phone as was used to fly the first Space Shuttle, maybe more. Still, when it comes to operating today’s aircraft simulators the computer hardware is intense, and these simulators can cost a ton of money. Because they cost so much the time to use them becomes very valuable, therefore most airlines only use them as required to check out their pilots, or train them for certification on the next aircraft that pilot needs to fly so he or she can get their type rating and satisfactorily prove they are safe.

The other day, I was speaking with an expert in computer online gaming communities, Troy Laclaire, about the use of simulators in aviation, and how great these tools were for complying with safety standards and preventing mistakes in the real world, carrying real passengers, when it really mattered most. One question we pondered was should airline pilots, commercial pilots, charter pilots, and fractional jet pilots be required to fly with another pilot to an airport first prior to going there as the pilot in command for the first time.

If such an onerous rule were to be made by the FAA, what about simulators, couldn’t a pilot merely fly the last 5-10 minutes on approach and take-off to each airport that the airline generally went too? Maybe, but in the case of a charter jet, that might mean they’d spend 100s of hours in a simulator and that costs a lot of money right? Okay so is there a solution to all this? Troy has come up with one potential solution, so lets’ talk about this shall we. First, Troy notes:

The only problem with this is that simulators are not exactly cheap to run and each simulation takes a fair amount of time, and far as I understand simulators are mostly used to get pilots comfortable with flying a particular plane type. However, since the pilots are generally already familiar with flying their planes (at least I should hope so) and nearly everyone has computers these days, it is possible that you could have a DVD series created to cover the routes, based around actual flights, and then have the pilots use their computers to run these so that they can get some familiarity with the airports.

Now then, this is a good idea, and it makes sense, a perfect solution, plus it also stands to reason that a gaming expert would come up with this concept. Okay so, Troy also suggests that we “provide the pilots with a take home DVD, basic flight-sim gaming controls, and they can use these to get some muscle memory.” This too makes sense, keeping it simple, and perfect for a last-minute booking for a fractional jet, or charter flight, as the pilot can merely practice a couple of ILS approaches, missed approach, take-off, and navigating the taxi ways, etc.

Troy, being a computer hardware engineer, and quite the prudent safety advisor also states; “Alternatively, have a “pilots room” setup where a pilot can run through a video/basic simulator of a previous flight that has already flown that route, letting them get a rough idea of what to expect when going to an airport they are not yet familiar with.”

Okay so that’s pretty easy, it can be set up in the break room of the local Jet Center, or at an FBO etc. Perhaps, for $10-20 they can shoot a couple of landings at the desired future airport that they will be flying too? Perhaps, it might also be available to ALL general aviation pilots, the DVDs and a flight simulator room at the local FBO, etc. May as well keep the system busy and paying for itself, perhaps it might also spit out certificates of completion and aviation insurance companies may consider lowering rates too? Indeed, I hope you will consider all this and think on it.

Flight Sim Games You Have to Try

If you are addicted like we are to Flight Simulation games, you are probably wondering what the best games for you to try are. Well, look no further as we have some of our favorites and we think that you will like them too. So here are the Flight Sim games that we loved and would recommend to anyone interested in getting in a little game time.

One that we definitely recommend is Combat Flight Simulator 3. It’s created by Microsoft and promises you a trip of dodging the enemy and shooting the enemy. If you love blood and guts when you play then look no further. You have found your match. You’ll go through situation after situation changing tactics and proving your skill level.

The newest game on the market is YS Flight Simulator 20090611. This is another top pick for Flight Sim games. It should be since it’s new and technology has advanced a great deal. Fly a hundred different styles to complete each mission. It came out in July and on many websites, it’s free to download.

Many are raving that when it comes to Flight Sim games, they cherish the Flight Simulator X. It has audio that rivets you into thinking you actually are flying a plane. You have mission after mission. They really know how to get your adrenaline going. People who play this game have said that they have really outdone themselves this time as you feel totally in control.

These are just a few though. Trust us, there are many out there. It half depends on the Flight Sim games action that you’re craving. While some just want to fly the plane, others out there want the air combat battles that come with some of the games. Keep your eyes open and find that game that fits your flying style.