• Review: Opencockpits IOcards

    Life is made much easier for the home cockpit builder with the availability of I/O cards from Opencockpits. In this review, Ray Andersen examines their Master Card, USB Expansion Card, Input Connection Card and Output Connection Card. These can be combined in various ways to suit any builder's needs.

    October 1, 2014, 4:04 pm

    Interview With Paul Mort

    Paul Mort has created considerable scenery for X-Plane, as well as scenery objects that he shares with other designers. He prefers designing smaller UK airports and has done quite a few of them. Learn more about how he got into scenery design and his other aviation interests in our interview.

    September 28, 2014, 9:01 am

    Review: Richer Simulations - Grenada X

    Richer Simulations is a new developer whose first product in the Pilot Shop is Grenada X, FSX scenery of Grenada, the Spice Island, and its main port of entry, Maurice Bishop International Airport. This is a complete photorealistic representation of the island, with custom vegetation, reefs, buildings, vehicles and a highly detailed airport. Reviewer Bill Stack takes a Caribbean vacation and offers his report.

    September 25, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Interview With Ariane Design

    Ariane Design has been creating add-on aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator for many years. They recreate what they call the high end productions of MSFS, not including every cosmetic detail but concentrating on systems. Learn more about the team and their work in our interview.

    September 23, 2014, 5:42 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C195 Businessliner

    "Classy" is the word reviewer Shawn Weigelt uses to describe the C195 Businessliner, both the real plane and the X-Plane 10 version from Alabeo. Introduced in the late 1940's, this was the executive aircraft of the time and was roomy and comfortable though hardly as fast as a bizjet of today.

    September 22, 2014, 7:51 am

    Interview With Peter Dowson

    Recently we had the opportunity to interview Peter Dowson who has long been well known for his flight simulator utilities, especially FSUIPC and WideFS. Peter has a long background in programming and a long interest in flying as well. Learn more about him, his creations and his other interests.

    September 19, 2014, 1:44 pm

    Aviation Puzzle #6

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month his puzzle is based on your knowledge of aircraft manufacturers and models. Test your knowledge and solve the puzzle. Also revealed is the answer for the previous puzzle #5.

    September 17, 2014, 7:49 am

    Review: Just Flight - DHC-1 Chipmunk

    Just Flight offers the de Havilland Chipmunk for FSX and Prepar3D in two packs: DHC-1 Chipmunk and the DHC-1B-2 Chipmunk Bubble Canopy Expansion. The Chipmunk was the RAF's primary trainer during the 1950s. The design has been the subject of continual upgrades, including turboprops, bubble canopies and other aerodynamic improvements. Reviewer Bill Stack gives it a close look and offers his report.

    September 14, 2014, 7:35 am

    Interview With Stuart McGregor X-Plane Developer

    X-Plane scenery designer Stuart McGregor is a good example of how quickly a newcomer can make a major contribution to the flightsim community. In only a short time he's learned to created custom scenery objects as well as layout scenery using a variety of available tools. Learn more about him in our interview.

    September 12, 2014, 8:23 am

    Review: Carenado Piper Seneca V HD

    Carenado continues to expand its line of general aviation aircraft with the inclusion of the Piper Seneca V HD model. This is the latest version of the model and includes a nice modern glass cockpit. Reviewer Justin Cogo takes it for a spin and offers his thoughts.

    September 11, 2014, 11:15 am

    Interview With Glenn Johnson FSX Scenery Developer

    Glenn Johnson has created many very popular scenery add-ons for FSX over the years. Inspired by a close childhood encounter with a Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk, he developed a lifelong interest in aviation that lead him to flight simulation and ultimately scenery design. Learn more in our interview.

    September 9, 2014, 8:23 am

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  • FSPS - Frictionality P3D Now Available

    FSPS presents Frictionality P3D, an application that will change Prepar3D's friction forever. Runway friction has been a problem since FSX and is carried over to P3D with aircraft not rolling properly given the amount of thrust applied. Frictionality P3D gives real time rolling friction for all types of runways and all aircraft wheel configurations.

    October 2, 2014, 6:48 am

    IRIS - Airforce Series - Battlefield Airlifter

    The IRIS Airforce Series - Battlefield Airlifter product for FSX and Prepar3D is an artistic representation inspired by the C-27J Spartan. The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a medium-sized military transport aircraft. The C-27J is an advanced derivative of Alenia Aeronautica's G.222 (C-27A Spartan in US service), with the engines and systems of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

    October 1, 2014, 4:34 pm

    Live Dispatchers Needed

    VAA is a dispatching organization with the goal of dispatching all VAs and flights within this hobby. As a dispatcher you have the task of getting flight plans ready, check weather, help with emergencies, check delays, and so on. Their mission is to have their systems on as many VAs as possible.

    October 1, 2014, 2:00 pm

    Cera Sim Products Now 20% Off

    During October all titles from Cera Sim are on sale at the FS Pilot Shop for 20% off. Cera Sim is well known for their quality helicopter add-ons for FSX. Included in the sale are: UH-60L Blackhawk, Bell 212, Bell 222, Bell 412.

    October 1, 2014, 7:33 am

    FSAddon - Avro Anson Collection Now Available

    New from FSAddon is the Avro Anson collection. This is Simon Smeiman's rendition of the many Avro Anson models used during WWII and in post war civilian capacity. This package is for FSX (SP2) and consists of a collection of 13 different models, including the four main fuselage shapes.

    September 30, 2014, 5:30 pm

    AFS Design - Water & Cloud For FS2004

    Finally, perfect clouds and perfect water for FS2004. AFS-design brings a new scenery package of "Water & Cloud" for FS2004. It contains a comprehensive package of new water textures with mirror effects, as well as cloud and sky textures.

    September 30, 2014, 1:25 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - RR RB.53 Dart HD Audio

    Skysong Soundworks presents the Rolls-Royce RB.53 Dart Turboprop HD-Audio set For FSX and FS2004. This engine is used on planes such as the Hawker Siddeley H.S. 748, Fairchild F-27, Grumman Gulfstream G-159, Handley Page Dart Herald, Convair 600/640 Conversions.

    September 30, 2014, 10:10 am

    Prepar3D v2.4 Update Released

    Lockheed Martin announces the release of the fourth update of Prepar3D v2. Updates to Prepar3D v2.4 are available in both a patch to an existing v2.3 installation, or as a new installer.

    September 29, 2014, 11:43 pm

    Canadian Xpress October Fly-In - Aurora Borealis

    Canadian Xpress invites all pilots to join them for their October 2014 fly-in, traveling from Vancouver (CYVR) and heading north on an charter flight to Yellowknife (CYZF) with people heading to Aurora Village to spend a night sleeping under the stars, taking in the spectacle of Canada's Aurora Borealis.

    September 29, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Announcing HeadShake From SimCoders.com

    HeadShake from SimCoders.com is an X-Plane 10 plug-in which adds some nice camera effects while flying in virtual cockpit view. It is free and available for Windows, Linux and Mac in both 64 and 32 bit versions.

    September 29, 2014, 10:07 am

    FS2Crew Updates Airbus Edition

    Aerosoft Airbus drivers, please note that FS2Crew has released v2.0 of its Voice and Button controlled airline crew expansion pack. The update includes some bug fixes but most importantly adds full support (including steep approaches) for the newly released A318/A319 models from Aerosoft.

    September 28, 2014, 12:17 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Germany Now Available

    Fly the entire country - border to border - of Germany in photoreal detail with MegaScenery Earth - Germany. The fourth largest country in the European Union, Germany gives you over 135,000 square miles of photoscenery for the entire country and has 480 airports. Because this area is so big it can be purchased complete or in three smaller parts.

    September 26, 2014, 6:12 pm

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