• X-Plane

    Freeware Focus: Biplanes Of The Golden Age Of Aviation

    Reviewer Dominic Smith focuses on three great freeware biplanes from the golden age of aviation. Included in the review are the Waco F Series by Tim Conrad for FSX, the Boeing Stearman Model 75 by Paolo Matricardi for X-Plane and the Arrow Active for FS2004 by Keith Paine.

    September 23, 2016, 10:11 am

    Tutorial: Grow Your Own with X-Plane

    In this great hobby of ours there is one thing that we all strive for: a flight simulation world that is as close to the real thing as you can get. In this tutorial author Paul Mort will show you how to create photo-realistic scenery that will enhance your flying pleasure.

    September 20, 2016, 7:45 am

    Logitech Acquires Saitek

    For the past year or so much of Saitek's extensive line of controllers and avionics have been unavailable. Today it has been announced that Saitek has been acquired by Logitech which hopefully will mean renewed availability of their products.

    September 16, 2016, 8:24 am

    Top Skills - Jet Simming Tutorial Video

    Top Skills expands their line of flightsim training videos with the release of Jet Simming Tutorial Video. With this video you will learn to correctly simulate the largest, fastest and most powerful aircraft during all flight phases. The video is suitable for users of any flightsim software.

    September 13, 2016, 4:49 pm

    Tutorial: Flying Helicopters In X-Plane

    Many flight sim pilots never try helicopters, perhaps because of their reputation of being too difficult to fly. While they certainly are different from fixed wing airplanes they can be flown and the challenge can be enjoyable. In this tutorial Hoot Gibson goes into the basics of flying X-Plane helicopters, describing how they fly and techniques you can use.

    September 11, 2016, 12:47 pm

    Citiscape Design - Downtown Pittsburgh for X-Plane

    Now available from Citiscape Design is Downtown Pittsburgh for X-Plane 10 and Windows 10. This portrait of downtown Pittsburgh includes all major skyscrapers using custom building textures.

    September 10, 2016, 10:12 am

    Taburet - Austria XP HD Mesh Terrain for X-Plane

    Austria XP HD Mesh Terrain from Taburet is a complete rebuild of Austria for X-Plane 10. Vectors along with terrain elevations were updated o include important hydro basins missed in the Open Street Map data, then compiled in the X-Plane 10 format. This offers twice the elevation points of any other source.

    September 9, 2016, 10:20 am

    X-Plane 10.50 Released

    Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has announced the latest update to X-Plane 10: version 10.50. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations. Now with the release of the latest update, X-Plane 10.50, Laminar has raised desktop flight simulation to a new level of realism.

    September 7, 2016, 9:18 am

    Review: vFlyteAir - Cherokee 140 For X-Plane

    If you enjoy flying a nice stable basic GA aircraft, the Piper Cherokee 140 is a great choice. vFlyteAir offers two packages, first being the original Cherokee 140 as a basic trainer aircraft with a simple panel. The other "classic" Cherokee 140 is an IFR version of the plane with a more advanced panel plus autopilot. Reviewer Stuart McGregor was quite pleased with the aircraft.

    September 2, 2016, 2:33 pm

    Interview With Hoot Gibson

    Not many people specialize in helicopter development, but Hoot Gibson has created quite a collection of X-Plane helicopters over the years. In our interview learn more about the person behind these designs, his motivations and techniques and some of his favorite helicopters.

    August 29, 2016, 4:44 pm

    Oz Flight Sim Expo 2017

    Announcing the Oz Flight Sim Expo, taking place in April 2017 at Archerfield Jet Base, Hangar 5, Archerfield Airport just south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Inspired by recent Flight Simulation Expositions in the USA and Europe, it is now Australia's turn to host this unique and exciting event.

    August 25, 2016, 10:30 am

    X-Plane Mobile 10.3 Released

    Laminar Research has announced on their Facebook page that X-Plane 10 Mobile version 10.3 has been released and should be appearing in the App Store and Google Play Store as soon as possible. This was a long development cycle because the entire guts of the app were essentially moved from the desktop product to the mobile product.

    August 24, 2016, 9:01 am

    FS Pilot Shop Back To Flight School Sale

    It's time to go Back To School... Flight School that is! The FS Pilot Shop has lined up some great deals from dozens of publishers on over 1300 titles, with some savings up to 60% off. Three additional publishers have just been added, but these are only sale only through Thursday.

    August 23, 2016, 8:22 am

    Second New X-Plane Teaser

    Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane series of flight simulators, has released the second in a series of "video teasers" to showcase the continuing development of the X-Plane platform.

    August 19, 2016, 1:39 pm

    X-Plane Livery Editing Tutorial

    Ever wanted to create your own custom livery for your X-Plane aircraft? It's actually not as hard as you might think if you have some basic skills with a computer graphics program. In this tutorial Paul Mort covers the steps involved and offers some tips that he has found useful.

    August 14, 2016, 7:52 am