Get F18 Carrier Landing Lite on your BlackBerry thanks to OS 10.2.1

By James Richardson on 12 Feb 2014 02:12 pm EST

For Z10 and Z30 owners running BlackBerry 10.2.1 you may be interested to hear that one of my all time favorite games is now available to download - F18 Carrier Landing Lite. It's the Android version, hence the 10.2.1 part, but it works perfectly and is totally awesome if simulator games are your thing. 

With this being the 'Lite' version of the game it is of course free. I've previously played the full edition both on Android and iOS and for me it's kept me entertained for hours. As well as the great feeling of just flying the F18 fighter jet around there are a bunch of variations within the game. 

For starters - you can choose the scenario and with the free edition you have a choice of three - Rectangles, Forest Islands and Canyon. You can also alter the weather conditions to make things as challenging as you like. If you fancy making things a little harder you can change the time of day you fly, the wind speed, amount of clouds, fog and also the height of the cloud cover. As you start each game you'll be given the opportunity to calibrate your device which is always handy for when playing in different places. Clearly laying down in bed is going to need changing from when playing sitting up. 

Although the game is called Carrier Landing there's plenty more variation to be had. You can choose if you want to start by taking off from the carrier, start on the approach, perform an airbase landing or an airbase takeoff. These options are all accessible in the 'lite' version although the paid edition does offer up a couple more. 

When it comes to flying you've got three options in terms of how you view your plane. Up at the top right of the display is a camera icon. Tap this and you'll be able to switch between views. 

Controlling your aircraft if pretty simple once you get the hang of it. There are training modes if you need them but the essentially you have a throttle on the left of the display and your landing gear switch on the right. Moving the plane up/down/left and right is done via tilting your BlackBerry - and it feels real good. 

Depending on which camera mode you are using will depict the way you see the HUD (Head Up Display). Either way, you will have your airspeed on the left and your altitude on the right. There is also a small electronic map which will show you the direction you need to fly and also your distance from the target. 

When landing you'll need to practice a bit to get things right - particularly on the aircraft carrier. If you're going too fast the runway won't be long enough, and too slow may see you ditch into the sea. Half the fun is getting acquainted with the game if you ask me. 

If this one looks like your cup of tea, give it a go. I'm confident you won't find a better, free, flight sim out there. It can get quite addictive though, but that's a good thing right?

If you need assistance on how to get Android apps onto your BlackBerry 10 smartphone hit up the link below. If you already know what your doing, jump into the Snap app and grab F18. 

More information on how to install Android apps on BlackBerry 10.2.1

Reader comments

Get F18 Carrier Landing Lite on your BlackBerry thanks to OS 10.2.1


Cant download instavenue on bb world even its free as a valentines day for day 6 promotion , they ask for paypal n credit card , huhu ,

Posted via CB10

why? Shouldn't you know how to load android apps now? Use Snap, Amazon, Aptode, 1mobile or the MANY different ways to load from a store....

I think anger management may be something you might want to go to......just sayin......

Posted via CB10

Whoa, who the eff do you think you are talking to? I was being helpful you snot rag POS. He asked about a link to APK's and I said nope, find them in the stores. Don't ever talk to me like that.

All of your replies are condescending and derogatory in nature. You don't simply answer ppl, you can nuts as if you know everything why doesn't everyone else. You fix up the way you leave posts and I won't cut you up like thanks giving turkey, biatch....

Ps others who see your posts would agree with me.

Posted via CB10

Ya well if I were you, I'd start keeping your mouth shut. And believe me, the only thing you'll be cutting up is the pieces I leave of you. And I don't flush phones down the toilet, but I flush ignorant people like you down the crapper.

And the best part is, your negative posts are just as bad if not worse than mine ever have been, so think before you think you can be mister keyboard warrior.

I have written probably 10 posts, not including me parenting you on being nice. I have never been rude to someone asking a simple question. Yet for you and your posts, I will be ruthless. You have failed arguments against me and sound like a child with dad's BlackBerry. Give the phone back and pick up that crayon you were using, kid.


Posted via CB10

Hahaha keyboard warrior is at it now apparently,loser, trying to insult me by calling me a kid!!! I'm older than you are bitch!

Why don't you take your ass off the bb and go get laid. Because you need to release some tension. Now run along bitch

You are a kid, mentally at least. I'm done arguing with an imbecile, i'll be right there when you make your stupid posts. Be nice dipsh¡t

Posted via CB10

Thanks a Million for this one,I actually wanted to be a fighter pilot,Oh well,I'll get the app for sure.Graphics look great.shit just went to the link and saw it was an android

It seems CrackBerry has given up on BlackBerry.

But you're little slip is right on, 'droid crap is a threat.


This looked good enough for me to finally sideload Snap. Let's see how this goes!

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

Dont keep updating about 10.2.1 apps. We are still at Blackberry Q10 unlocked Vodafone Albania.

Posted via CB10

Great. TMobile USA and Albania both lack 10.2. Uh, no offense to Albania, but you know, the USA is supposed to be a technology leader.

Posted via CB10

It is sad that CB has joined the masses and seems to think BlackBerry is dead.

Support those who make software for BlackBerry, if we wanted an Android phone we would get one.


Hey, be careful with this app. I downloaded from Google play via snap and it brings the game up but as soon as I Click the tutorial button it goes to the screen of another game that I don't even know. Tries to bring up a Web page. Then crashes. Not working at all on my z10. I will qualify that I did get a download error the first time but then just started the download again
Not sure what the problem is but somethings wierd!!!

Posted via CB10

OK just to clarify, it must be an ad that pops up as I can see it in the background before it actually pops up. Pretty aggressive ads I must say! Don't even get started and they are popping up!

Posted via CB10

Awesome quality game for an Android game on my z10.

Couldn't use snap since its a paid game so I purchased it from Amazon..

Great find... I'm a sucker for flight simulators.

Posted via CB10

I thought you had to have it paid first in Google Play before you could download it via snap.

I didn't think you couldn't directly purchase the app for the first time using snap or am I mistaken?

BTW, the game runs very well and smooth on my z10. Crashed and burned the first time in the tutorial while trying to land when I cut down too much on the throttle..

Posted via CB10

the review is for the Lite version which is free.

The paid option looks pretty nice though, would be nice to get into the cockpit of the retired F-14!

Y A P G,....

Yet another "parking" game. James & the CrackBerry folk, do you have some kind of obsession with these?

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

Am I being a grumpy boots but every other app in Snap requests more permissions than required, this app for example requests access to phone number, blackberry id as well as device information and shared files. Surely, the game itself doesn't require this and unfortunately as a ported app, permission can't be amended - if you decline - no game - no play :-(

Posted via CB10

It isn't even a port. It IS Android.

Stay away from this type of junk if you're even a little security minded.

Only reason to want ph#, bbID and the like is data-mining.


Sorry wrong use of terminology. I stand corrected. This indeed is an Andriod app, downloading from Amazon doesn't make a difference either.


Posted via CB10

Only thing that works for me is the tutorials. Everything else freezes up halfway through a session. Looks like a fun game if it worked on my Z10.
Wondering if it is the wifi. 10 Mbps speed is as fast as we can get here in the rural area.