Taking to the skies in 2007, Tailwind
would serve as Rare's first flight simulator on the Xbox 360, second only to their previous attempt with Fokker
in the arcades during the late 1980's. In Tailwind
, players would assume the role of an aviation enthusiast and proprietor of a fledgling courier service hoping to spread its wings. As the player progressed through Tailwind
, a fleet of varying aircrafts would become available for purchase, each with a distinct manner of flight and control. Unfortunately, Tailwind
was never given a chance to soar past the prototype stage, and was grounded soon after.