• Silver Argosy Part 1

    Tony Vallillo has long regaled us with his tales of airline flying. But flying the big jets was not enough for this pilot, who dreamed of owning his own plane. This ultimately came about in a way that involved knowing just the right people and looking at just the right time, ending up with the ownership of a most unusual craft with a fascinating history.

    January 24, 2015, 1:04 pm

    Interview With Andrew Clements

    Andrew Clements is a member of the ISDG design team that has created many scenery add-ons for X-Plane. In our interview, learn more about the team and their work and Andrew's thoughts about scenery design and flight simulation.

    January 22, 2015, 1:00 pm

    Aviation Puzzle #8

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month he presents the answer to his previous puzzle #7 and offers a new puzzle submitted by Bert Visser. This new one will test your skills in various areas of aviation.

    January 19, 2015, 10:32 am

    Review: Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319

    Our reviewer Justin Cogo really likes the Aerosoft Airbus A318/A319, declaring it the most detailed and realistic add-on he has ever used. The package lets you fly the smallest members of the Airbus family with FSX or Prepar3D and includes lots of nice features, like a copilot that can help you run checklists, a fuel computer and of course a realistic implementation of the Airbus cockpit.

    January 16, 2015, 5:42 pm

    Interview With Maarten Boelens

    Maarten Boelens has created a very popular utility with SimLauncher, something he started to meet a perceived need in Prepar3D and also useful with FSX. In addition he holds down a full time job and helps his wife with a cat grooming business, making for a pretty diverse life. Learn more in our interview.

    January 14, 2015, 11:31 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Eight

    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. In this eighth part he shows you how to add custom people to your scenery.

    January 11, 2015, 2:43 pm

    Review: REX Soft Clouds

    REX Game Studios has developed a number of enhancements that change the overall look of your sim. Well, REX Soft Clouds does it again, changing the look of one of the more difficult to simulate aspects of weather. Reviewer Nigel C. Martin is very pleased with the results.

    January 8, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Where In The World #69

    It's a new year and time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge was a site in the lush jungles of Africa and most guessers managed to figure it out. This month is a quite different spot in a different part of the world. Are you up to the challenge?

    January 5, 2015, 11:11 am

    X-Plane 9 Freeware Focus - Richard Nilsson

    X-Plane scenery designer Richard Nilsson has created a lot of beautifully detailed airports for X-Plane 9. In this article, author Dominic Smith looks at several of them in the scenic Pacific Northwest, taking a flight between them in a classic Beechcraft Staggerwing.

    January 3, 2015, 5:37 pm

    Interview: Gottfried Razek and Joop Mak BlueSkyScenery

    Gottfried Razek and Joop Mak operating as BlueSkyScenery have recreated many airports and scenery areas over the years, including some of the earliest work in photoreal scenery. Learn more about their freeware projects and the people behind them in our interview.

    January 1, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Fly & Deliver: Faith's Flight

    Author Allan Jones tell the real-lift story of a Christmas Day flight, seventy years ago in 1944. "Faith's Flight" is the WWII story of the rescue of school children in China taken across the hump to India. Read the story and then recreate the flight yourself using your flight simulator.

    December 29, 2014, 11:16 am

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    Announcing a new version of the X-Plane plugin XPForce, which adds new features and fixes several bugs. XPForce enables real force feedback on suitable joysticks such as the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 and Logitech G940 that goes beyond what is provided by X-Plane itself.

    January 26, 2015, 5:22 pm

    AALv.net Reopens

    American Virtual (AALv.net) announces its relaunch. During the past month they have built a new web site, refined staff team and entirely renovated their ACARS system and improved their first of its kind JetNet system. New members are welcome.

    January 26, 2015, 3:17 pm

    AFS Design - Airwolf X Updated

    AFS-design offers a rendition of the famous supersonic helicopter Airwolf, from the 1980's cult TV series, for FSX and FS2004. The package also includes scenery and two models of possible opponents (concept aircraft). This product has just been updated with new 1024 textures.

    January 25, 2015, 5:03 pm

    Sky Blue Radio Sunday Schedule Update

    Sky Blue Radio announces a new Sunday schedule, available through their web site or using their desktop app and your Flight Simulator comm 2 radio. There are also openings for new on air presenters.

    January 25, 2015, 11:10 am

    A2A Simulations FSX/P3D Accu-sim Update Released

    A2A Simulations have released the latest FSX/P3D Accu-sim update. Aircraft included in the update are: B377 "Stratocruiser", B377 "Captain of the Ship", Piper J3 "Cub", P-47 "Razorback", B-17 "Flying Fortress", Supermarine "Spitfire", P-40 "Warhawk", P-51 "Military" Mustang, P-51 "Civilian" Mustang, C172 "Trainer", Piper Cherokee "180", C182 "Skylane".

    January 25, 2015, 10:51 am

    TSS - A320 CFM56-5A1 HD Audio

    Turbine Sound Studios proudly presents the Airbus A320 HD CFM56-5A1 Pilot Edition sound package for FSX or FS2004 recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit, so engine sounds are lower in volume, and more balanced.

    January 24, 2015, 2:39 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - Grumman F6F Hellcat HD-Audio

    New from Skysong Soundworks is Grumman F6F Hellcat HD-Audio, with balanced sound for an enjoyable flight inside and out. These are real world recordings of the Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine and other aircraft sounds.

    January 23, 2015, 5:08 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Omaha

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Omaha. Ultra-Res Cities take MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This titles gives you Omaha, Nebraska and around 5000 square miles of surrounding area, all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    January 23, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Carenado Updates More X-Plane Aircraft

    Carenado continues to provide upgrades to their X-Plane aircraft add-ons. Now five additional aircraft have been updated to version 3. These all require X-Plane 10.30+ and include a number of improvements.

    January 21, 2015, 11:33 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Polish Airports Vol. 3 XP

    Polish Airports Vol.3 XP is a package of highly detailed sceneries of EPPO Poznan, EPWR Wroclaw and EPBY Bydgoszcz airports in Poland developed for X-Plane 10 by Drzewiecki Design.

    January 21, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Multi Crew For X-Plane

    The ultimate Multi Crew Experience is now available for X-Plane. This award winning product is now available to X-Plane users. Using speech recognition technology, it gives sim pilots the ability to fly aircraft with a crew that participates in the flight by responding to voice commands.

    January 21, 2015, 11:16 am

    Virtual United States Coast Guard Looking For Aviators

    The United States Coast Guard of the United States Virtual Air Force are looking for new aviators. Members will have the opportunity to participate in Initial Flight Training, Joint Service Unit Pilot Training, and Occupational Command Unit Training. Veterans to novices of flightsim are welcome.

    January 21, 2015, 7:30 am

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