• Review: vFlyteAir Ryan Navion

    The Ryan Navion dates back to the 1940's and has both a military heritage and civilian usage. Many are still flying. vFlyteAir has recreated this plane for X-Plane 10 and reviewer Shawn Weigelt takes it for a spin. While not perfect, he finds it to be an extremely good flier.

    April 25, 2015, 7:57 am

    Interview With Drzewiecki Design Team

    In this interview we meet two of the principals of Drzewiecki Design, Stanislaw Drzewiecki and Jakub Paczek. They have both been involved in flightsimming for many years and are unusual in that their scenery designs are made for all the current major sims, including MSFS, X-Plane and Prepar3D. Read the interview to learn more about their designs and background.

    April 23, 2015, 10:21 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Thirteen

    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. With the basics well covered, this 13th part gets into the use of opaque textures to create things like glass and water.

    April 21, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Review: Carenado - S550 Citation II HD Series

    This Cessna S550 Citation II for FSX and Prepar3D is part of the HD Series from Carenado. It features HD textures, HQ 3D stereo sounds and real behavior just like the real plane. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a test flight and offers his report.

    April 19, 2015, 2:41 pm

    Infinite Flight Developer Interview

    Your next flightsim may not be on a PC at all, but on a tablet or smartphone. Infinite Flight is one of the leaders in the area of flightsim apps and we recently had a chance to talk with Matthieu Laban, one of the three developers responsible for this very capable flightsim.

    April 17, 2015, 6:48 pm

    Where In The World #72

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being Liverpool, the "European Capital of Culture 2008". This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

    April 15, 2015, 10:34 am

    Interview With Daniel Everman

    Daniel Everman is a young X-Plane scenery designer who in a short time has made quite a name for himself. He has created many larger airports like KDCA and KELP and is increasing his skills all the time. Learn more about the person behind the scenery and his other aviation interests in our interview.

    April 13, 2015, 7:53 am

    Silver Argosy Part 2

    Tony Vallillo has long regaled us with his tales of airline flying. But flying the big jets was not enough; he 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. In part 1 the deal was made, but now he owned a plane on the wrong coast of the US that needed to be flown home, resulting in an adventure of low and slow flying.

    April 10, 2015, 10:43 am

    Review: Aerosoft - F-14 X

    In the F-14 X package, Aerosoft has created an incredibly realistic recreation of the famous "Tomcat" jet fighter. Included are both the F-14A and F-14B major variants, with different flying characteristics and panels. Reviewer Justin Cogo, being a "Top Gun" fan, really enjoyed flying this plane and offers his comments.

    April 8, 2015, 8:14 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Twelve

    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 12th part reviews creating curved shapes and demonstrates how to project textures onto them properly.

    April 5, 2015, 1:01 pm

    Mobile Flight Simulation

    What exactly is a computer? The meaning is evolving, and your next computer is as likely to be a tablet or phone as a more traditional desktop or laptop PC. Software development is moving to these mobile devices as well and yes, that includes flight simulators. We take a broad look at this area, what's currently available, what it takes to get and run these apps and where this branch of the flightsim hobby may be headed.

    April 3, 2015, 1:36 pm

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  • Taburet - Night 3D Sweden

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is Taburet - Night 3D Sweden. 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 Sweden. It can be used on its own or on top of other FSX/P3D scenery.

    April 25, 2015, 5:43 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Miami City XP for X-Plane 10

    Discover the beauty of the Miami coast with Miami City XP from Drzewiecki Design. It includes highly detailed scenery of Miami City in Florida, United States. The product lets you fly over a very large area of Miami, with photoreal ground, detailed autogen, hundreds of custom-made photoreal buildings and FPS-friendly, lite sceneries of KMIA, KTMB and KOPF airports.

    April 25, 2015, 11:24 am

    Roussillon Aerosimulations 50% Off Sale

    For one week only, all products from Roussillon Aerosimulations are available at half price at the FS Pilot Shop. This includes scenery like Galway Airport or the South of France, missions like Fly The Cessna Mission pack or Helicopter Missions and more.

    April 25, 2015, 8:08 am

    FSDreamTeam - Vancouver International Airport

    Vancouver International Airport, from FSDreamTeam, is scenery for FSX and Prepar3D, depicting the Vancouver International Airport. The scenery already represent the airport in its planned status for 1st quarter 2012, according to the TBIT Reconfiguration Program.

    April 24, 2015, 9:58 pm

    Over 60 Virtavia Aircraft Add-Ons Now 50% Off

    For one week only at the FS Pilot Shop you can get a wide range of popular add-on aircraft from Virtavia for half-price! Included are amazing helicopters, jets and more; both new and historical are available. Please note that the sale does not include the recently added FSX: Steam Edition only add-ons.

    April 24, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Channel Express Virtual Celebrates 4th Anniversary

    Congratulations to Channel Express Virtual who celebrated their 4th anniversary on the 23rd of April 2015. They have come a long way since those early days back then they only had six pilots, a very basic web site, no flight tracking software and all PIREPS were sent by email.

    April 24, 2015, 1:27 pm

    FScene4X TotalPack With Steam Version

    The latest updated FScene4X TotalPack provides ready to use installation for FS2004, FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D (P3D). FScene4X provides worldwide enhanced replacement for default scenery textures, to give a much more 3-dimensional visual effect and shades that are much more realistic for their location in the world.

    April 24, 2015, 11:05 am

    FoxOne Free For Windows Phone

    A free version of the action flight simulator FoxOne that offers the best value for money in the category is now available for Windows Phone from SkyFox Games. This free version has three flyables (F-5E Tiger, Jaguar GR3, F-14 Tomcat) and two stages. The full version has ten aircraft: F-5E Tiger, MiG-21Bis, F-4 Phantom, Jaguar GR3, MiG-29 Fulcrum, F-2A Viper Zero, F-14 Tomcat, Rafale, J-20 and the F-22 Raptor, and 15 stages.

    April 24, 2015, 9:55 am

    Aeroplane Heaven - Grumman F3F-2

    The Grumman F3F-2 is the re-incarnation of the first product from Aeroplane Heaven some 14 years ago, with a modern twist. All the bells and whistles of today's generation of simulation technology, combined with the classic style of the "Flying Barrel" bring a fresh, new look to classic warbird flying in FSX, SE and P3DV2.

    April 23, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Simple FSX Missions - Short Flights Italy

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is Simple FSX Missions - Short Flights Italy with ten fun missions. You will start at the gate and go through all the checklists for the airplane you are flying. Navigate by using a flight plan loaded to your GPS to get to the destination airport. These missions are fun to fly and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to about 2 hours to complete.

    April 23, 2015, 8:04 am

    New Feature: File Comments

    Announcing a new feature for the FlightSim.Com file library: user comments. Much like you can do with news and feature articles, you can now leave comments on each individual file in our library. So be it praise, construction criticism, a request etc., leave a comment. The new comments feature is a fantastic way for members to interact with the developer.

    April 22, 2015, 6:32 pm

    AFS Design - Water And Clouds V2

    Now available from AFS-Design is Water & Clouds 2 for FSX. It includes clouds with more structures and more opacity and water waves that are very close to photoreal. The "Water & Clouds" scenery contains a comprehensive package of new water textures with mirror effects, as well as cloud and sky textures.

    April 22, 2015, 3:04 pm

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