Breitling App Puts You In The Reno Air Races

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Breitling Chronometers has released a free iPhone game called Reno Air Races, where you get to try your hand at the pylons at Reno using the accelerometer in your iPhone in place of stick and rudder. The visuals are rather stunning and performance is quite good for something running on a phone. The game has a quick play mode, multiplayer (online) mode, tutorial and even its own YouTube movie.

You hold the phone horizontally and tilt back for elevator, left and right for aileron, and there are two buttons in the bottom corners for the rudders. There is also a button for a speed brake, and a button for an extra "boost" of speed when you need it. Tip: For a knife-edge turn, you still need rudder in the direction of the turn rather than "top rudder." Warning: It's easy to blow a lot of time without realizing it, and the hard turns can be hard on your phone if you're standing too close to a wall.