The Lancair Legacy, created by RealAir and published by Flight1, is a superb sports plane and IFR tourer. It offers RealAir's high standards in detail and enhancements including 3D fluid gauges and accurate flight dynamics including spinning, side slipping, etc. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a flight and offers his report.
Mark Verschaeren started out as a normal flightsim enthusiast but soon wanted a realistic cockpit to sim from. This passion grew to the point of foundgin Flight Illusion, a company that creates cockpit components that are good enough for both the hobby and pro market. Learn more by reading our interview.
The C172 is one of the most popular light planes ever and A2A Simulations has gone all out to make an incredibly accurate replica of it with their C172 Trainer With Accu-Sim. The features go far beyond what we're used to in flightsim aircraft, making using the C172 much more like a real aircraft. Learn all about it from Bill Stack's review.
Virtavia offers a good quality model of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress for FSX, the most advanced bomber of WWII. Included are standard and "Enola Gay" versions with full virtual cockpit and accurate and functional engineer's station plus many more features. Dominic Smith takes it for a ride and offers his report.
Interested in X-Plane scenery design? One important part is ATC development; in other words, setting up how aircraft operate around the airport on runways, taxiways and other areas. Expert Brian Godwin explains how you too can add this t your scenery.
The Majestic MJC8 Q400 Pilot Edition lets FSX pilots fly a modern, highly detailed twin turboprop airliner. This is ideal for the pilot who wants shorter flights and more takeoffs and landings. Reviewer Stuart Outram is impressed with what he finds and enjoys the break for his usual jetliner trips.
SIM720 has created a wonderful rendition of EGEO Oban Airport in Scotland. The amount of care and attention given to the scenery is clear to see and is obviously the work of a very passionate and talented team. So reports reviewer Dominic Smith; read the complete review to learn more.
You probably recognize Ray Andersen as one of our regular authors here. Ray came up with the idea of a quiz to challenge your knowledge and we thought it sounded like fun. This will test both your aviation and flightsim recall and we even have a little prize for the first person to get all the answers right. Here is quiz #2 and the results from the first one.
Saitek has produced a wide variety of flight controls that allow you to create a realistic cockpit at a reasonable cost. Most controls can be mixed and matched to make just the setup that you want. Start by reading this review of the Pro-Flight Cessna Controls and then check the end of the article for links to all our reviews of Saitek products.
Flying Australia from Perfect Flight is a set of twenty missions for FSX to elevate your flight simulation experience to a new level of immersion with professional flight plans, timed step by step checklists and realistic procedures while flying airliners to, from and around Australia. Reviewer Bill Stack offers his report.
Colin Pearson from Milviz describes the company's mission as creating iconic aircraft for flight simulator use. In the past few years they have succeeded with that and now offer a variety of planes. Learn more about the man, the company and the goals and methods they use in this interview.
Carenado products are now on sale for a limited time only at the FS Pilot Shop. Save 30 to 70% on a wide variety of titles including the B200 King Air, CT182T Skylane, PA46T JetProp, Beechcraft Bonanza, Cessna Skymaster, B58 Baron, Cessna Caravan and many more.
This is your opportunity to see in MSFS what a WWII Hurricane pilot experienced. With SimBattleBirds Hawker Hurricane Mark IIB you can fly an authentic WWII fighter with amazing performance. This and all other SimBattleBirds add-on aircraft are now on sale.
New from Majestic Software is v1.008 of the Pilot Edition of their MJC8 Q400 add-on for FSX, built after the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop airliner. The updated includes a extensive set of changes and improvements.
Emerald Mesh Development brings you the latest Land Mesh available for the entire state of Tennessee. This add-on mesh is based at a resolution of 10 meters, with select areas in stunning 3 meters resolution.
Caernarfon Airport from SIM720 has been created as a replica of the real world site, with high quality bespoke models, custom photoreal textures and hand placement of buildings. Buildings have each been faithfully recreated, including the Aviation Museum visitor center and shop, the cafe, wind turbines and the hangars.
VAPilot is freeware software add-on for FSX/Prepar3D that analyzes user flight operations instantly by providing detailed reports and rates them in a score system.
Iris Dynamics Ltd. announces the the world's first affordable force feedback simulator yoke, suitable for FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane and other sims. This unique design is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
As 2013 draws to an end IVAO invites you to celebrate 15 years service to the flight simulation community with their massive Crystal Skies event, taking the format of the Crowded Skies event that thousands of pilots and controllers enjoy each year.
Southwest Virtual Airlines is now open and is recruiting staff and pilots. Positions available include hub manager, schedule manager, human resources and fleet manager.
During December, the FS Pilot Shop will be running sales on many products offered at up to 50% off their normal prices. Check out the sales currently in effect, some on individual products and many on entire product lines.
Canadian Xpress® invites all pilots and virtual airlines to join them for their December 2013 fly-in, travelling from Kona Hawaii and flying south to Kirimati (Christmas Island).
Polish Airports Vol. 3 v2.2 from Drzewiecki Design is a package of highly detailed sceneries for FSX and Prepar3D of EPPO Poznan Lawica, EPWR Wroclaw Strachowice and EPBY Bydgoszcz Szwederowo airports.