• Interview With Jarrad Marshall Of Orbx

    Orbx is well known for creating some of the most detailed Flight Simulator scenery around. How do they do it? Is this interview, we talk to Jarrad Marshall, one of the Orbx team and designer of many scenery packages. We learn more about him and how all this great scenery comes to be.

    March 27, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Review: Milviz - MV MD530F

    The MD530F is the high altitude and high heat version of the MD-500 series. This Milviz MV MD530F model in this package is a highly detailed FSX and Prepar3D replica of its real-life counterpart. The model was created using quality digital photos and many hours of work. Reviewer Ray Andersen found it to be nicely detailed and a pleasure to fly.

    March 26, 2015, 8:20 am

    X-Plane Scenery Tutorial

    Richard Nilsson is a talented X-Plane scenery designer and in this tutorial he shares his techniques for creating airports and their surroundings using graphic overlays. He covers sources for data, tools used, artistic considerations and the various techniques needed to put everything together.

    March 22, 2015, 8:03 am

    Review: Carenado - C210M Centurion II HD Series

    The Caranado C210M Centurion is yet another fine file from arguably the best general aviation add-on team available to X-Plane consumers. It has gorgeous good looks, incredible sound, and a decent flight model. It's not perfect, but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it a worthy addition to his hangar.

    March 20, 2015, 6:16 pm

    Op-Ed: My Cool Computer

    Bill Stack finds his computer overheating. Internet research provides lots of ideas but no real solutions. But sometimes it turns out the answer is easier than you think, given a little investigation.

    March 18, 2015, 11:05 am

    Where In The World #71

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being Canberra, Australia. This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

    March 16, 2015, 11:09 am

    Review: Lionheart Creations - Q200

    The Quickie Q200 package for FSX and Prepar3D from Lionheart Creations features a version of the 1980's Q200 Dragonfly kit plane. The LHC version Q200 has a high performance Continental O-200 engine, cruises at 180 MPH, and features standard instrumentation. Reviewer Bill Stack found it to be a unusual looking but visually appealing plane that was fun to fly.

    March 14, 2015, 7:24 am

    Garry J. Smith Interview

    Garry J. Smith enjoys both graphic development and aviation, and turned those interests towards creating aircraft for the rest of us to enjoy. The Ford Trimotor Project is one of his biggest efforts but is really just one of many. He also has an interesting background in aviation, having spent 20 years in the RAAF. Learn more in our interview.

    March 11, 2015, 8:04 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Eleven

    In this tutorial, Paul Mort gives us an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. This 11th part offers some tips on avoiding problems that often affect new designers.

    March 8, 2015, 9:10 am

    Review: FSAddon Publishing - Lockheed Hudson Electra

    The FSAddon Publishing - Lockheed Hudson Electra package for FSX and Prepar3D includes an entire set of aircraft, both military and civilian, with all Hudson models, the A28 and A29, the PBO and also the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra and Model 18-56 Lodestar. Reviewer Bill Stack reports that they are well modeled and have lots of features and fly well.

    March 6, 2015, 10:25 am

    Interview With Ruud Faber

    Designer Ruud Faber discovered Flight Simulator nearly twenty years ago, but was quickly dissatisfied with the look of the simulated terrain. He decided to do something about it and put his artistic talents to use, creating FScene, a series of ground textures that change the entire look of the flightsim world. Learn more about him in our interview.

    March 4, 2015, 4:32 pm

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  • Virtavia - AS365N Dauphin FSX Steam Edition

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is Virtavia - AS365N Dauphin FSX Steam Edition. The A365 Dauphin helicopter is widely used around the world for a variety of rolls. Now you can fly it in FSX. The base package includes one model and livery that is accurately detailed and loaded with features. The DLC pack adds three models and seven liveries.

    March 27, 2015, 7:47 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - EA-6B Prowler HD Audio

    New from Skysong Soundworks is their EA-6B Prowler HD Audio sound set for FSX and FS2004. It is based on real-world recordings that give a balanced sound for an enjoyable flight inside and out. Included are interior and exterior J52-P-408A turbojet engine sounds as well as other sounds like wind, landing gear and more.

    March 27, 2015, 4:28 pm

    Aerosoft - Mallorca X Evolution

    SimWings have released their re-worked scenery of Mallorca X for FSX and Prepar3D and published by Aerosoft. This package features the whole island with photorealistic ground textures and both island airports Son Bonet (LESB) and Palma (LEPA).

    March 27, 2015, 2:09 pm

    Virtavia - B-47E Stratojet FSX Steam Edition

    The Boeing B-47 was the first swept-wing multi-engine bomber in service with the USAF. It is now available for FSX Steam Edition from Virtavia. Included in the base pack is one model and livery, with HD textures, detailed virtual cockpit, authentic flight model and more. Also available is a DLC pack that includes two extra B-47E versions.

    March 25, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Virtavia - B-24 Liberator FSX Steam Edition

    Now available from Virtavia is the B-24 Liberator FSX Steam Edition. The base pack includes on model and one livery of this famous WWII heavy bomber. It includes a VLE (visual load editor) that lets you add bombs, toggle crew figures, etc. Also available is a DLC pack with three new models and six more liveries.

    March 25, 2015, 10:32 am

    What Is FSX Steam Edition

    Despite being announced publicly in December, people keep asking what the "FSX Steam Edition" is. So here we republish the original announcement that we originally published December 18, 2014. This should clear up any confusion as to what the FSX Steam Edition is.

    March 25, 2015, 8:45 am

    Virtavia - B-1B Lancer FSX Steam Edition

    Now available from Virtavia is the B-1B Lancer bomber specifically for the FSX Steam Edition. The base package includes one model and one livery. It's a native FSX model with all FSX features, with authentic virtual cockpit, custom animations, opening bomb bays and more. Also available is a DLC pack with three additional variants and seven additional liveries.

    March 25, 2015, 7:53 am

    Virtavia - H-60 Black Hawk FSX Steam Edition

    Now available from Virtavia specifically for the FSX Steam Edition is the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The base pack includes seven variants, all with"Realgauge" technology, many animations, realistic MFD and much more. Also available is a DLC pack with three additional liveries.

    March 24, 2015, 7:39 pm

    Virtavia - B-29 Superfortress FSX Steam Edition

    Now available from Virtavia is the B-29 Superfortress specifically for the FSX Steam Edition. The base pack includes one B-29A model and livery with full cockpit, functional engineer's station, hi-res textures and much more. Also available is a downloadable content (DLC) pack with additional model variants and liveries.

    March 24, 2015, 4:23 pm

    Announcing Florida Air Express Virtual

    After several weeks of planning, programming the web site, setting up Teamspeak, and multiplayer all are finally ready, for applications and new members to join the ranks of pilots for Florida Air Express Virtual.

    March 24, 2015, 2:09 pm

    Aerosoft - OMSI 2 - Three Generations

    Take a seat and enjoy the ride - welcome to the articulated buses in Hamburg! Three Generations is the first add-on especially developed for OMSI 2, the bus simulator from Aerosoft, with not only new vehicles but a whole lot of new and unique features. The add-on includes two new articulated buses and the well known Hamburg City Bus as an 18 m version for all OMSI routes.

    March 24, 2015, 9:45 am

    Taburet - Night3D Netherlands, Belgium & Luxemburg

    The Night 3D from Taburet is a nocturnal scenery for those who like to live life at night; more for those simmers who like to fly at night. Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects are placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg.

    March 24, 2015, 9:24 am

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