RORTOS has created several popular mobile flightsim apps that have generated millions of downloads. They aim to be accessible but still provide a real taste of flying, and generally concentrating on landings--the most challenging part of a flight. We interview Roberto Simonetto to learn more about the company and the people behind it.
Whiteman AFB has been recreated by Team SDB for FSX. The base is the home to the B-2A Spirit (stealth bomber) and other military aircraft. The scenery includes custom buildings, many static and AI aircraft, night lighting and more. Reviewer Bill Stack checks it out and offers his report.
Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month he presents the answer to his previous puzzle #9 and offers a new puzzle submitted by Bert Visser. This new one is a two parter that will test your knowledge in various areas of aviation.
In this interview, we meet the developers at SkyFox Games. They are a relative new team that has already met success with their mobile app sim FoxOne. We talk to them about the challenges of breaking into to the genre as a new developer, the reasons for creating a sim for mobile devices and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Virtual airline Canadian Xpress is celebrating its 5th year of operations. Part of its celebrations is the launch of their Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, along with a tour/challenge that will run over the course of the next year using this aircraft which is available to all pilots regardless of rank but only for the tour/challenge.
Now available from Virtavia is F11F Tiger FSX Steam Edition. The F11F is a native FSX model with all FSX features. The base pack includes one model and livery. The optional DLC pack adds two more model variants and liveries.
Active Sky Next (ASN) is the next weather simulation engine for FSX and Prepar3D from HiFi Technologies. In development for over three years, this new version of Active Sky has a completely new depiction system to enable enhanced visuals, accuracy and smoothness never before possible.
April was on many levels a very busy month for Airwego. A record number of new recruits joined Airwego, the aircraft fleet was expanded with the delivery of six new aircraft, over one hundred flights were added to the schedule and their Facebook page has had over seven hundred new "likes".
Honolulu International is a scenery developed for FS2004 and FSX by FSDreamTeam. It has been created with great attention to visual quality and performance, using the latest available programming techniques, both in FSX and FS2004. It's now available at the FS Pilot Shop.
Now available for X-Plane at the FS Pilot Shop is the Noorduyn Norseman. Designer 111Sim has created three separate models to fly, including wheel, float and tundra. This classic plane is very versatile and fun to fly.
Never before have there been so many objects on an X-Plane airport to discover as with Britain's major airport, London Heathrow, from Aerosoft. The scenery includes all five terminals and animated apron traffic. The award-winning team Sim-Wings convinces with a model of perfection for such a mega hub.
Team SDB has release its USS Enterprise X for FSX Steam Edition. Two configurations from different eras are included. The ship is suitable for full FSX Acceleration carrier operations with optional advanced landing and launch systems.
FlightSimCon is proud to announce that Dovetail Games, distributor of FSX: Steam Edition, is the latest sponsor, and will be attending FlightSimCon 2015. The U.K.-based simulation company joins A2A Simulations, Aerosoft, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, Jetline Systems, and more in the growing list of developers attending the event.
New from Skysong Soundworks is B-24 Liberator HD Audio for FSX and FS2004. Includes sounds for four twin-row, 14-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-1830 "Twin Wasp" radial engines as found on the B-24 Liberator.
Now available from FSDreamTeam is scenery of Las Vegas McCarran Airport for FSX and FS2004. It's has been created with great attention to visual quality and performance, using the latest available programming techniques, both in FSX and FS2004.
Infinite Flight 15.04 is now available for iOS and Android. This latest update brings support for ForeFlight sync, with Synth Vision, Multiplayer Traffic, etc. It also includes all new ATC mode with active tower, ground, approach, departure and center frequencies as part of the Live feature, plus other additions and improvements.