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    Review: TJIC Fernando L. R. Dominicci Airport

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    Review: Just Flight - Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

    Thanks to Just Flight flight simulator fans get to fly the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer. This highly detailed simulation of the BAe Hawk T1 for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D has been developed by Just Flight's in-house development team after hands-on research with a real-life ex-RAF and ETPS Hawk T1. Reviewer Ray Andersen is quite pleased with the results.

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    Review: vFlyteAir - Cherokee 140 G With Aspen E1000

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    Review: Zinertek - Natural Tree Environment X

    Natural Tree Environment X from Zinertek is the most realistic and complete flight simulator vegetation texture package ever. FSX and Prepar3D users will observe improvements throughout the world. Reviewer Michael Hayward was pleasantly surprised with just how much this add-on improved the flightsim world.

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    Review: BFDG Embraer Tucano EMB-312

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    Review: FSFX Packages - PrecipitFX

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    Review: Just Flight - Meteor F.8/FR.9

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    Review: SGA Freeware DC-9-30

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    Happy Birthday to Sky Blue Radio

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    April 22, 2017, 8:16 am

    Ethiopian 777 Cockpit & Air Seychelles 737-767

    Justplanes.com announces two new videos arriving today. First up is Ethiopian 777 Cockpit, with over four hours of flying in the 777-200LR to destinations including Dubai, Nigeria, Angola and Germany. Also to is Air Seychelles 737-767, a clasic from 2002, with some great destinations and some bonus footage flying the Twin Otter.

    April 21, 2017, 3:48 pm

    Alabeo - Cessna C441 Updated

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    AeroplaneHeaven - SB2C Helldiver v1.1

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    iBlueYonder: Your Next Adventure Starts Here

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    Airwego April 2017 Update

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    Carenado - PA31T Cheyenne II HD Series

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