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A flight simulator is a piece of equipment that artificially re-creates aircraft flight and other aspects of the flight environment, that includes the equation on how the aircraft flies, its reaction to certain applications of the controls and other aircraft systems, clouds, precipitation etc.
Flight simulation is also used for different reasons, such as flight training, design and development of the aircraft, and research into aircraft characteristics and control handling qualities.
Originally, the purpose of flight simulation devices was to help pilots fly the Antoinette monoplane. The Antoinette used two wheels mounted on the left and right of the pilot, one for pitch and the other for roll, while the Wright brothers' design used levers for pitch and roll control.
Flight simulation played a big role during World War I and World War II.
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