a device used in pilot and crew training that provides a cockpit environment and sensations of flight under actual conditions.
Origin of flight simulator
First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for flight simulator
a ground-training device that reproduces exactly the conditions experienced on the flight deck of an aircraftCompare Link trainer
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