If you don't want to invest in the latest and greatest payware options, there are still older freeware choices that are quite usable. In this review, Ron Blehm revisits the classic SGA Douglas DC-9-30 for FS2004 which despite showing its age can still be fun to fly.
Understanding how to navigate is an important part of being a skilled pilot. In this tutorial you will learn how to navigate from point to point using VOR navigation aids and the equipment found in a typical aircraft. The tutorial includes a complete realistic flight that demonstrates the navigation techniques involved.
FSEarthTiles is a utility that make it easy to create your own photoreal FSX or Prepar3D ground scenery using publicly available sources. In this tutorial, Michael Hayward shows you just how easy it is, walking you through all the necessary steps and providing the links to everything you'll need.
In this three part series, JanKee Blom offers his techniques for repainting aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. He's done hundreds of repaints over the years and found it very rewarding. You too will likely enjoy flying an airplane with your own unique paint scheme on it.
The real world Nantucket Island is a charming and scenic flight destination, and the FSX/P3D version created by iBlueYonder and published by Just Flight is just as nice. From the highly detailed airport to the villages, beaches and other areas, reviewer Bill Stack finds that the island has been accurately captured and makes a great flight destination.
Pilots looking for a nice piston engined light twin will certainly enjoy flying the PA44 Seminole created for FSX and Prepar3D by Alabeo. Reviewer Ray Andersen puts it through its paces and finds it to fly much as expected and includes many nice features like both a modern and classic cockpit, several paint schemes, good sound set and more.
Using an FMC (Flight Management Computer) may seem daunting at first, but it's actual quite doable with a little training and practice. The new X-Plane 11 offers a full-featured default FMC that is well worth learning if you are an X-Plane jetliner pilot. Paul Mort shows you how.
Daniel Moser of FreeMeshX has brought a new level of up to date scenery mesh to FSX and Prepar3D. In this interview, he gives some background on himself and the project, details on how mesh is created, and plans for the future.
Wings Over Flanders Fields: Ultimate Edition gives pilots a complete immersion into WWI aviation. Simmers will live combat action as it actually was, flying one of some 80 included planes and living a career much like a real aviator would. Our reviewer call it "the most fully realized recreation of the First World War that has ever existed."
In this feature, Rodolfo Astrada weaves a tale of how the sight of an MD11 traveling over his house lead him to a flightsim adventure. Along with this tale he weaves in the history of the MD11 and planes leading up to it as well as stories about the regions being flown to.
Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month proved impossible, as the real world flight that the challenge was based on had changed unnoticed. This month the challenge is something different, involving pictures, a map and even a poem. How is your geography knowledge--are you up to the challenge?
The latest night scenery edition from Taburet for X-Plane is Night XP California and Nevada. Night XP is a nocturnal scenery for those who like to live life at night. Taking full advantage of the X-Plane scenery system this scenery is very gentle on frames rates.
The Cessna 441 Conquest ll was the first turboprop powered by Cessna and filled the gap between their jets and piston engine aircraft. Flysimware now offers a version for FSX that is the first to simulate a real world Garrett turboprop system. Version 2.1 includes updated flight dynamics, new features, bug fixes and more.
Flysimware has released v2.2 of their Cessna 402C Utiliner / Businessliner, a six to ten passenger light twin with turbocharged piston engines. The plane is recreated to real world specs and runs in FSX and Prepar3D. The update includes mostly new features for the panels plus bug fixes and updates.
New from Golden Age Sim is the Ryan B-5 Brougham for FSX/P3D. The Ryan Brougham was a series of single-engine five- or six-seat airliner developed by the US-American manufacturer Ryan Aeronautical Company. Included is a high quality, fully animated model with land, float and ski plane options.
Now available from AFS Design for FS2004 is their MiG-29 v2. The Mikoyan MiG-29 is a 3rd generation jet fighter aircraft designed for an air superiority role in the Soviet Union. It features hi-res textures, extensive light effects, realistic flight dynamics, completely functioning autopilot and much more.
War Wings, the hit mobile World War II aerial dogfighting game, has added a cockpit view to the iOS game for even more realistic and adrenaline-charged battles! Cockpits in each aircraft are historically accurate. Players may switch views in settings, and will experience no difference in controlling their aircraft in either mode.
Virtual United Airlines celebrates its fifth birthday with a fly-in back to its beginnings at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Participants are invited to fly in from anywhere just as long as the destination is KORD. Sponsors have offered up five prizes that will got to lucky participating pilots.
Justplanes.com releases their newest cockpit video, featuring the Condor Boeing 757-300, the 269th airline in their cockpit series. The airline's director of flight operations hosts the 4+ hour video that includes operations into Funchal airport.
Mentour 360 SC has just released Mentour Aviation, a completely new type of aviation training application seen as a first step on the road towards virtual reality training. This application mixes 360 instructional courses with exclusive YouTube briefing videos in order to give a comprehensive training experience for aviation enthusiasts.
Luxembourg is a landlocked country in western Europe. This add-on scenery Luxembourg RealCity 3D from SamScene 3D covers its capital Luxembourg City with very high resolution. More than that, it is built with over one thousand Luxembourg-style custom buildings and houses, which gives you a fantastic view when flying over the city.