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F-Sim Space Shuttle

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to land the Space Shuttle? Now you can find out. F-Sim Space Shuttle is a critically acclaimed flight simulator for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It simulates the Space Shuttle approach and landing in incredible detail and accuracy. We’ve tried to combine realistic flight dynamics with stunning graphics and fun game play: Each landing attempt takes just a few minutes. Our landing analysis and scoring system tells you exactly how to improve your next landing. It will make you come back and try again.

No ads, no in-app-purchases.

Each flight starts at either 10,000 feet, already aligned with the runway, or at up to 50,000 feet, before banking into the heading alignment cone. During descent, the Orbiter is an unpowered glider, so you will only have one chance to get it right. Astronauts used to call it a flying brick: because of its 200,000 lbs. gross weight and low lift over drag ratio, the approach is six times steeper and two times faster than a typical airliner approach. Landing the Orbiter takes practice, but the built-in autopilot demo and tutorials will get you started. After your first safe touchdown, chase that perfect landing, compare your high scores online with your friends, earn medals, and unlock achievements. Experiment with different weather conditions, night approaches, and even emergency scenarios or system failures. At the end of each flight, watch a replay from different camera angles.

You control the Orbiter’s pitch and roll axes by tilting your device. Alternatively, you may switch to on-screen analog sticks. Rudder, speed brake, gear, and chute are usually handled by the autopilot, but you can have full manual control if you like. For beginners, we’ve added rectangles that visualize the desired approach path. Simply try to stay within the corridor of rectangles, and they’ll guide you right to the touchdown point. Advanced pilots can turn them off and rely on the instruments in the head-up display (HUD) instead. The simulated guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems are authentic replications of their counterparts in the real Orbiter, and the HUD features all the instruments real Space Shuttle commanders used to employ to skillfully land this unique aircraft. Now it’s your turn to give it a try.

Here’s what others have said about it:

“Because this app is so visually exciting, so technically deep, so sophisticated, so beautifully done in its realism, effects, and documentation, it earned a perfect 5/5 rating, Outstanding.”
John Martellaro, Senior Editor for Reviews, The Mac Observer

“I was excited to see that I can enjoy flying the space shuttle realistically also on my iPhone and complement my addiction to our Space Shuttle Mission Simulator on PC when I am on the road.”
Alex L.,

“Absolutely awesome app that is a must for shuttle huggers and aspiring astronauts.”
Chris Bergin, Managing Editor,

F-Sim Space Shuttle takes full advantage of modern iOS devices, but also runs smoothly on older hardware. We’ve tested it on all iOS devices, and iOS versions 3 to 7.

What's New in Version 2.10

This is a relatively minor upgrade. New features include
• support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus screen resolutions
• enhanced user interface on iOS 7 and iOS 8
• a new replay manager: F-Sim Space Shuttle now stores replays of the 10 most recent and the 10 best flights. You can watch them later or save them as video
• MFI game controller support. Tilt controls are still the preferred way to control the orbiter, but if you have an MFI game controller, you can now use it as an optional control input (switch to analog controls in the options menu when your game controller is connected)

We hope that you like this update and kindly ask to rate or review it in the App Store.

We are already working on a major update and on a new flight sim app. Stay tuned!


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Customer Reviews

Great sim

If you like flight simulator or any simulator for that matter, this is one app you've got to have. I have had this, well for as long as I can remember, but just give it go and you will fall in love with it. Will want to have safe, then good then those perfect know what I am talking about, if not, go and give it and go and it will make sense. Those in aviation or flying small planes like myself for hobby well, you must have it that's all I'm going to say and no doubt the guys at F-Sim will continue their hard work to make this an even better app ;) keep up the good work guys

I've removed a star...

...for reasons which I will come to later. This is an outstanding app- difficult, challenging, frustrating and rewarding. It may be the ultimate 'oh-just-one-more-go' app- almost impossible to put down. Highly recommended. However- caveat emptor- the link to Gamecentre does not currently work at all, and that's why I've removed a star from the rating. Sure, it's still a superb stand-alone app, but if you want to measure your achievements against the other half-a-million users out there, you currently cannot.

It's a shame, because when it's working it's the best sim out there. Here's hoping for a prompt fix!


This Sim is one of the first 'games' I've played on a mobile device and thought 'wow'.

The technical accomplishment this work demonstrates is quite something and is more than worthy of a 5* rating

F-Sim Space Shuttle
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £3.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 45.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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