Landing a plane on an aircraft carrier is one of the greatest challenges in aviation. Here is an explanation of how you can do it, including technical issues like angle of attack that are important.
BlackBox has come up with an interesting idea with their "Prologue" offerings, a plane that's sold and released before being completely finished, with the finished product being included when available. How well does it work? Reviewer Stuart Outram tries the Airbus A320 X-Treme Prologue and offers his report here.
Recently FlightSim.Com had the chance to interview Shawn Weigelt a "regular guy" who has shown that regular guys can learn the skills to develop scenery and contribute to the X-Plane community. Learn more about Shawn and his scenery creations by reading the complete interview, including pictures and videos.
The entire MD-80 line of jetliners have had a long and successful history in the airline industry. CLS has created a number of them and in this review Meng Yu tries their MD-87 which is an expansion pack for their previous MD-81. Learn more by reading the complete review.
Many flightsimmers play at being airline pilots but a few among our numbers have actually been there. In this series Tony Vallillo shares the story of his transition from military flying to the captain's seat in the Boeing 727. This section concentrates on flight engineer training.
The Tecnam P92 is an ideal flyer for siteseeing. There are three variants, the Eaglet, the JS and the SeaSky amphibian and all included in the dmax3D add-on for X-Plane 10. Dominic Smith tests the plane and offers his findings here.
The North American T-28D Trojan is a large military trainer developed in the late 1940's that served for many years after. Ant's Airplanes has now created an FSX version that accurately mimics the real thing and is great fun to fly, so discovers reviewer Raymond Andersen. Learn more by reading his complete review.
Recently FlightSim.Com had the chance to interview Art Poole, a long time designer of scenery for FS2004 and FSX. Art likes small to mid sized airports and concentrates on Florida. Learn more about Art and his scenery by reading the full interview.
Allan Jones continues his Fly & Deliver with two stories/flights of the same aircraft at very different points in its career. The same Douglas C-47 served as Lord Beaverbrook's personal aircraft and later as an Air Niger passenger carrier in Africa. Read the story and then download and do the flights yourself.
Ron Blehm, who for many years challenged our geography skills in his "Where In The World Series" continues with his new series. "On The Marks" is meant to challenge your flying skills, and specifically your landing skills, which each edition providing a new challenge.
New from Carenado for X-Plane is the Cessna C185F Skywagon Bush Pack. This pack expands the original C185 v2 pack to include a float/amphibian version and expanded bush flight options.
FS2Crew is holding a special "NGX" sale at the FS Pilot Shop. For a limited time, all FS2Crew PMDG 737 NGX related products are 25 percent off.
Now available from the FS Pilot Shop from Abacus is the P-61B Black Widow, the Northrop built night fighter from WWII. This was the only US plane of its time designed specifically to fight in the dark. Two liveries are included.
Virtual airline Simplyfly announces that GBair is their new name, and it symbolizes their heritage, culture and commitment to high quality service.
Now available from Carenado is the TBM 850 HD Series, a high performance single engine turboprop for FSX or Prepar3D. It includes a modern glass cockpit and comes with five HD liveries.
Test Pilot - Pushing The Envelope is a complete set of eight missions for FSX. Each will push your abilities to the limit, with a wide variety of aircraft and locations across the globe.
Springbokair is a new virtual airline that specialized in bush flying around Africa using FSX. They welcome new pilots who would like to start a bush flying career.
The Canadian Xpress® Summer 2013 Challenge consists of twelve legs starting at Toronto's Downsview airport, home of the Bombardier Dash 8, and ends at Boeing Field, home of everything Boeing and not far from the offices where Microsoft Flight Simulator was developed.
vUAL offers a status report for June, included a rethinking of the web site/ACARS platform, partnerships wither other developers and organizations, Star Alliance codeshares and more.
Announcing Mon-va.co.uk, a virtual airline modeled after the real world Monarch Airlines. Based in the UK, the fly to many European destinations as well as the US and Mexico.
The new FS2Crew "Voice Controlled" Aerosoft Airbus airline crew simulation is turning final. To promote the upcoming launch, FS2Crew announces a contest in which five licenses will be given away.
PositionGames.com, author of FSXLive.com announces a contest in which you can win one of ten one year subscriptions to the FSXLive flight tracking service.