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.
Ready to fly one of the most famous Allied fighters of WWII? The Curtiss P-40N Complete Pack from Flight Replicas includes 22 planes with in several variants with different cockpits, liveries and other features. Reviewer Dominic Smith takes the planes for a ride and offers his report.
Alabeo, known for its quality light planes, now offers the classic Beechcraft D17 Staggerwing for X-Plane 9 and 10. Reviewer Dominic Smith takes it for a ride and is quite pleased with the results, finding a plane that looks the part of an executive transport of the 1930 and provides some great flying.
Recently, FlightSim.Com had the chance to interview Christer Haberli. Christer has created quite a collection of detailed X-Plane scenery and is actively creating more. He tells us about the challenges of researching airports, creating custom 3D objects and all the other aspects of scenery design.
One of several GA planes from WSSimulation is the CSA Sport Cruiser, which was also briefly known as the PiperSport. This is a two seat GA aircraft introduced in 2006 by Czech Aircraft Works (now Czech Sport Aircraft). Included are four real liveries, accurate 3D cockpit, realist manual and more. Reviewer Bill Stack puts it through its paces and offers his report.
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. Having achieved his Flight Engineer rating, he now goes on to the 727 Type Rating.
The UH-60 Black Hawk, developed by Sikorsky, is a utility tactical transport helicopter, with four blades, twin engines, and non-retractable landing gear that is available for FSX from Cera Sim. Reviewer Raymond Andersen is quite impressed with the result and recommends it to fellow flightsimmers.
Recently we had the chance to talk with Bryan York, the man behind FS2Crew and the many add-ons offered under that name. FS2Crew products generally add a realistic flight crew environment to larger flightsim planes, offering a new level of realism. Learn more about how this happens and Bryan's background and motivations through our interview.
Sonic Solutions has extended their sale until the end of the year (December 31st). All sounds packs are $5. Also, their Sound Design Toolkit II is now $5 off.
fsxmap.com has been replaced by flightsimtrack.com, this change makes sense as fsxmap says 'fsx' and from now, our software is FS2004 compatible too.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is MegaScenery Earth - Arizona. This is one of the largest packages in the MegaScenery series, covering over 113,000 square miles, including one of the most spectacular spots in the U.S. - the Grand Canyon.
Now available from SIM720 is scenery of EGEO Oban Airport, situated on the idyllic coast of Scotland. The SIM720 Oban scenery has been crafted as a match for the real world airport. It features a high-res ground polygon model, high quality photo-real textures and custom made and placed buildings.
Some of you may have noticed some issues with our file library the past few days. For those who are unaware, we have been under absolutely unprecedented demand for the past week, since Andras Fabian released his 55 GB of new mesh scenery for X-Plane 10...
TaxiSigns HD v1.01 adds great looking taxiway signs to FSX, FS2004 and Prepar3D. It replaces default taxiway signs with detailed 3D models, offers several high resolution taxiway sign textures and adds stunning night lighting effects.
Now available from Aerosoft is the updated version 1.16 of Airbus X Extended. Building on their popular Airbus X add-on, this new version includes more realistic navigation tools and a rewritten fly-by-wire implementation so that every stage of a flight can be realistically simulated in FSX and Prepar3D.
Now on sale from Team SDB is the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that is still in use by the US Navy. Two configurations are included and it offers full FSX Acceleration carrier operations compatibility. FS2004 and Prepar3D versions are also on sale.
The Pacific Airways CEO, Jason Wadsworth, has announced that the totally revamped "On Demand Charter" SilverJet division is now open for business for all APG pilots.
The Port of Malaga is the first volume in a series of "European & UK Ports UTX'"add-on scenery developed by FlightSem Software (FSS) specifically for FSX. The scenery includes many well known landmarks. This scenery is now on sale through December 25.
Now on sale at the FS Pilot Shop are all products from Azurafiles/Aerofiles. This includes a wide collection of scenery add-ons for both FS2004 and FSX.
Vero-FS brings you photoreal day/night scenery with hi-res ground textures developed on color corrected and enhanced ortho-photo aerial imagery for the area around Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This SD Edition is a Smart Details (SD) that provides a faster download and less HD space.