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There are only a couple of weeks until FlightSimCon 2015 in Connecticut! With the recent additions of Dovetail Games, PMDG, and Saitek, more than 20 flightsim organizations are now attending. Others include AirDailyX, Aerosoft, A2A Simulations, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, Jetline Systems, LiveATC, PC Pilot. All of the largest online aviation communities, including Boston Virtual ATC, IVAO, and VATSIM, will also be in attendance.
The FS Pilot Shop announces their Memorial Day sale. Save up to 50% on many products now through Memorial Day, May 25. Included are many best selling software and hardware products from companies like GoFlight, REX, Milviz, RAZBAM, MegaScenery and more.
In this tutorial series, Paul Mort gives us an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. The series is now getting into more advanced techniques, with this 14th part covering the addition of lights and smoke to objects.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FunnerFlights KJFK v2 scenery with 1000+ animations. This X-Plane 10 scenery of the major New York City airport took over three years and 7000 hours to create and includes over 20,000 objects with 1000+ separate animations plus new lighting, moving vehicles, and much more.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the Logitech - Extreme 3D Pro Joystick. It features a twist handle, twelve programmable buttons, and eight-way rubber hat switch, rapid fire trigger and more.
It was with great sadness that we learned the passing of Heinz Dziurowitz. Heinz was an extremely talented aircraft developer whose passion for aviation shone through in his designs. He was also a popular member of the X-Plane community and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heinz’s family at this difficult time. Read our interview with him here.
Mobile flightsim apps are starting to "take off" and so we wanted to meet some of the people behind them. In this interview, meet Chris Serio, product manager for X-Plane 10 Mobile. Chris shares with us some design philosophy on creating a mobile sim, how it's different from the desktop X-Plane sim and what's in the future.
New from SimPlugins is Panel Builder Add-On Analog Steam Gauges. This add-on contains over 100 analog instruments and instrument frames. It is indented for EFIS Panel Builder users to add the remaining analog gauges that are not included in the EFIS Panel Builder release. It supports FS2004, FSX, X-Plane and Prepar3D.
The International Virtual Aviation Organisation (IVAO) announces “IVAO@FRA”, held at the Fraport Forum, Frankfurt airport on June 14 and 15. If you have never experienced online flight simulation or ATC services then come along and find out how you can use your existing flight simulator to connect to thousands of other virtual pilots, and enjoy the realism of free online ATC.
A new Top Skills tutorial video for flight simmers seeking realism is now available at the FS Pilot Shop. In the video you will learn about required pilot skills, qualified aircraft, VFR versus IFR determinants, flight plans, designated altitudes, airspeed restrictions, Air Traffic Control requirements and much more.
Someone who uses an ejection seat for a chair, has created a sophisticated home cockpit, has a real WWII bomber in the back yard, and restores Italian sports cars is a pretty interesting guy. Marc Leydecker also creates add-ons for X-Plane. Meet Marc in our interview and learn more about his scenery and his other interests.
William Friedman has been a real world pilot for over 25 years as well as a long-time flight simmer. In those years many things have changed, one area being the maps, charts and other data we use to plan and navigate a flight. Whether flying for real or flightsimming, these days an EFB (electronic flight bag) is the way to go.
Now available for X-Plane at the FS Pilot Shop is the Noorduyn Norseman. Designer 111Sim has created three separate models to fly, including wheel, float and tundra. This classic plane is very versatile and fun to fly.
Never before have there been so many objects on an X-Plane airport to discover as with Britain's major airport, London Heathrow, from Aerosoft. The scenery includes all five terminals and animated apron traffic. The award-winning team Sim-Wings convinces with a model of perfection for such a mega hub.
FlightSimCon is proud to announce that Dovetail Games, distributor of FSX: Steam Edition, is the latest sponsor, and will be attending FlightSimCon 2015. The U.K.-based simulation company joins A2A Simulations, Aerosoft, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, Jetline Systems, and more in the growing list of developers attending the event.