• X-Plane

    FS Pilot Shop 25 Days Of Christmas Sale

    During December the FS Pilot Shop will be hosting sales by many popular flight simulator publishers. Some sales are in effect now, others will start later. Duration of sale varies by publisher so if you see something you want it's best to act right away!

    December 10, 2016, 4:54 pm

    Taburet - Night XP For Holland, Belgium & Lux For X-Plane

    Taburet announces Night XP scenery for Holland, Belgium and Luxemborg. This is a nocturnal scenery for those X-Plane pilots who like to fly at night with spectacular scenery. It takes full advantage of the X-Plane scenery system but is gentle on frame rates.

    December 10, 2016, 3:28 pm

    FSWidgets Airports for Android & iOS

    Flightsim app designers FSWidgets recently launched a new product compatible with the Android and iOS platforms. FSWidgets Airports is a handy companion app designed for flight simulation enthusiasts. For users of FSX, FS2004 or X-Plane (indeed any sim) it provides a quick and easy way to search for world-wide airport, navaid or weather information, and view the full collection of terminal procedure charts for the US.

    December 10, 2016, 10:14 am

    X-Plane 11 Settings Comparison

    Interested in optimizing the performance of X-Plane 11? There are plenty of options that can be set but where to start? This article digs into the various settings and looks at their effects and gives ideas on how to set things.

    December 9, 2016, 11:19 am

    vFlyteAir - Grumman Tiger Updated

    vFlyteAir has released an updated version 4 of their Grumman Tiger for X-Plane. It now supports X-Plane 10.50+ and has new features like mouse scroll wheel support, new HDR-compatible lights, custom engine start logic and more.

    December 1, 2016, 5:43 pm

    X-Plane 11 Preview

    X-Plane 11 has not been released yet, but we do now have a first beta version to examine. This is the first major version change in quite a few years and Laminar Research has made some major changes to various parts of the sim. Stuart McGregor has had a few days to try it out and offers this early report.

    December 1, 2016, 4:57 pm

    X-Plane 11 Public Beta Available

    Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has announced the release of the first public beta of X-Plane 11. The public beta is being released now so customers who have purchased the combo X-Plane 10 / X-Plane 11 download may try out the beta in advance of the final release of X-Plane 11, which is scheduled to occur by the end of the year.

    November 26, 2016, 8:48 am

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale Expands

    The big Thanksgiving / Black Friday sale at the FS Pilot Shop continues, with more publishers joining the sale today. During the sale some 70+ publishers will be offering big discounts on many popular flightsim products, so stock up now!

    November 25, 2016, 8:00 am

    Interview With Emma Bentley / UKX

    In this interview meet Emma Bentley, long time flightsim scenery designer. Currently working with the UKX group, Emma is involved in creating X-Plane scenery for the airports of the UK. The group has four members, all actively involved in creating custom airport scenery.

    November 21, 2016, 4:54 pm

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale Begins Now

    Here's something to be thankful for: around 60 great flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale this week, some with savings of as much as 70%! The first sales start today. Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for Black Friday sales and fill up your hangar with great products.

    November 21, 2016, 8:40 am

    Manchester Airport for X-Plane Updated

    Now available from Aerosoft for X-Plane is Manchester Airport X. The airport is modeled with high accuracy and has been provided with a combination of ultra high Definition (UHD) Textures and High Definition (HD) Textures.

    November 19, 2016, 5:59 pm

    X-Plane Aircraft Texture Tip

    X-Plane offers a variety of ways to optimize your setup, so that the sim runs fast enough to be flyable. All settings have consequences, though, and lowering the main texture resolution makes the appearance of aircraft suffer while improving frame rates. In this tutorial Dominic Smith shows a way to improve this situation.

    November 18, 2016, 9:50 am

    Citiscape Designs - Downtown Richmond Virginia

    Citiscape Designs presents Downtown Richmond Virginia scenery for X-Plane 10. Although it might not seem like it, Richmond is considered the "tallest" city in Virginia, with a total of 36 buildings over 200 feet. All the major skyscrapers are modeled here.

    November 13, 2016, 8:20 am

    Tutorial: Animating Objects In SketchUp

    In past tutorials, Paul Mort has shown how to create objects using SketchUp. This article follows up on that by showing how to animate those objects, allowing for realistic movement within your X-Plane scenery.

    November 12, 2016, 11:20 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Calvi

    Thanks to Aerosoft, X-Plane 10 pilots can fly to the scenic island of Corsica and visit Airport Calvi. Reviewer Stuart McGregor reports this is a truly excellent offering, with a nice level of detail and graphics coupled with some nice animations and location.

    November 9, 2016, 6:21 pm