A Russian national is currently being held in Weber County, Utah, after being arrested and charged with “conspiring against the United States, smuggling and violating the Arms Export Control Act”. All over what he claims are some manuals he was using to make a flight sim.
Digital Combat Simulator is more widely famous for a takeoff video, but jokes about how complicated it is can get in the way of just how good these planes can look.
James Price, an air traffic controller at Oakland airport, owns a flight simulator. Not a “buy a joystick and plug it into your computer” flight simulator.