• X-Plane

    Tutorial: X-Plane GA Tiedowns

    You need a place to park your plane at an airport, so tiedowns are a part of any GA airfield. In this tutorial, Rik Nilsson explains how to add tiedowns to X-Plane scenery using the GA_Tiedowns utility, WED and other standard utilities like GIMP or Photoshop.

    July 26, 2015, 8:43 am

    X-Plane Digital Released

    Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce that X-Plane 10 is now available as a digital download from the Laminar web site. In addition to the DVD version of X-Plane 10, new purchasers of X-Plane 10 now also have the choice of the digital version which is identical to the full X-Plane Global product.

    July 21, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Alabeo - DA40 for X-Plane

    Now available from Alabeo for X-Plane 10 is the Diamond DA40 single engine aircraft. This modern composite aircraft has a full glass cockpit including Vision Microsystems VM 1000 engine instruments and two GNS430 plus many other features.

    July 21, 2015, 9:51 am

    Interview With David Marshall

    We now know David Marshall as a designer of X-Plane scenery and object libraries. But he also has an interesting history, working in the aircraft industry and as an author and publisher of early combat simulators that were quite successful and well-known at the time. Learn more about his history and current efforts in our interview.

    July 20, 2015, 5:40 pm

    Announcing Cockpit-Fest USA 2015

    Announcing Cockpit-Fest USA 2015, the 4th annual gathering of aircraft cockpits, simulators and enthusiasts. September 4th, 5th, and 6th will see the return of exciting cockpits and simulators for display at the Cold War Air Museum in Texas.

    July 17, 2015, 8:15 am

    Review: Alabeo R66 Turbine For X-Plane

    Helicopters are a bit of a niche both in real world aviation and among flight simmers. Dedicated GA pilot Shawn Weigelt decides to spread his interests though and gives the R66 Turbine from Alabeo. He finds it to have the quality that Alabeo is well known for and that is presents an interesting challenge, though it does require the proper flightsim hardware.

    July 12, 2015, 7:54 am

    SimCoders - Expansion for Carenado Cessna Centurion for X-Plane

    The SimCoders - Expansion for Carenado Cessna Centurion for X-Plane is a reality expansion pack for Carenado's TC210M Centurion II. The Reality Expansion Pack simulates almost all the on-board systems of the real Cessna 210. The engine is meticulously reproduced. The turbo acts just like the real one.

    July 12, 2015, 7:42 am

    NMG Trading Updates Scenery

    NMG Trading announces updates to their previous scenery releases. The packages are now FSX, FSX: Steam, Prepar3D V2 and X-Plane 10 compatible. Four versions in one! NMG offers a number of scenery packages including Bram Fischer International, Cape Town International, Kimberley Airport and more.

    July 9, 2015, 7:35 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Sixteen

    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. In this article, he will discuss what it takes to create an eye catching model and how you can give it that extra something to help it stand out.

    July 7, 2015, 1:57 pm

    NMG - Port Elizabeth International v3.2

    This scenery expansion package from NMG contains a high definition version of Port Elizabeth International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Six months in development, this scenery offers the highest detail in models and textures ever designs for Port Elizabeth.

    July 4, 2015, 7:42 am

    NMG - Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l v2.1

    This new scenery from NMG contains a high definition version of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It features detailed airport buildings, accurate lighting, correct layout of road networks and more.

    July 3, 2015, 3:44 pm

    NMG - East London Airport v2.2

    This package from NMG contains a standard definition version of East London Airport For FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It features detailed airport buildings, accurate runway/apron lighting, correct layout of road networks and more.

    July 3, 2015, 9:01 am

    Interview With Justin Kissling

    Like many, Justin Kissling found the X-Plane world a little barren and so set about doing something about it. He has since created a number of airports, mostly large international ones with San Francisco being his favorite. Learn more about his interests and design techniques in our interview.

    June 30, 2015, 8:46 am

    Cockpit PHD - Boeing Handles For Saitek Throttle Quadrant

    Convert your dual Saitek throttle set up into a Boeing style throttle quadrant with the Boeing Handles For Saitek Throttle Quadrant from Cockpit PHD It includes pieces that replace the default handles from Saitek.

    June 25, 2015, 7:59 am

    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon For X-Plane 10

    One of the latest X-Plane 10 offerings from Alabeo is the Cessna C207 Skywagon. Included are regular and bush models with HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more. This is one of the bigger single engine GA planes out there and perhaps not the best looking but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it to be Alabeo's finest release yet.

    June 20, 2015, 10:42 am