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    Review: FSEconomy

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    FSX 10th Anniversary - A Decade of Fun!

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    Review: Sim720 - Catalina Airport

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    Review: Eaglesoft Citation X V2

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    October 11, 2016, 11:21 am

    Nils Lips X-Plane Scenery Developer Interview

    Starting many years ago with FS2002, Nils Lips has been creating scenery to enhance his own flying enjoyment. Now dedicated to X-Plane scenery development, he has created quite a large range of scenery, mostly of smaller airports and mainly in the Netherlands where he lives. Learn more about him and his designs in our interview.

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    Review: Alabeo - PA23 Aztec F 250 For X-Plane

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    Review: FSDreamTeam - GSX Ground Services

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    Where In The World #88

    Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge drew quite a few correct answers, but also guesses for quite a few different places that were wrong. So now the challenges keep coming. How well do you know you geography? Take this challenge and find out.

    September 27, 2016, 11:18 am

    Review: Kings Sceneries San Antonio KSAT

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    September 25, 2016, 10:20 am

    Freeware Focus: Biplanes Of The Golden Age Of Aviation

    Reviewer Dominic Smith focuses on three great freeware biplanes from the golden age of aviation. Included in the review are the Waco F Series by Tim Conrad for FSX, the Boeing Stearman Model 75 by Paolo Matricardi for X-Plane and the Arrow Active for FS2004 by Keith Paine.

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    Announcing MENTOUR 360

    MENTOUR 360 SC has just released the first Virtual Reality mobile application aimed at the aviation industry and its enthusiasts. It is available for compatible IOS and Android devices and it gives the user a chance to experience the inside of a Boeing 737 cockpit together with a professional flight crew.

    October 27, 2016, 4:00 pm

    ATC-SIM Halloween Sale

    ATC-SIM, the browser-based air traffic control simulator, is having a Halloween signup sale. They have over 100 airports from which to choose. Enjoy several recent features including landscape overlays, aircraft photo drop-downs, and traffic updates across the board.

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    WSSimulations - PA-44 Seminole for P3D

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    October 27, 2016, 11:29 am

    VATSTAR Is Seeking Instructors

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    October 26, 2016, 2:20 pm

    RealWorld Scenery - HD Riyadh Cities

    New for FSX and Prepar3D from RealWorld Scenery is HD Riyadh Cities. Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama.

    October 26, 2016, 10:29 am

    FS Pilot Shop Halloween Sale

    Some Halloween sales have started early! HiFi Technologies and their best-selling Active Sky 2016 titles are all 30% off! Plus, save 40% on all Area 51, FSGenesis, Top Skills and Abacus, 35% on Flightsoft and 10% on all VRInsight hardware. Park in the sales hangar to view all the great, rather spooky savings.

    October 25, 2016, 9:51 am

    FS2Crew - Majestic Q400 Global FO Voice Pack

    Your new first officer has arrived! New from FS2Crew is the Majestic Q400 Global FO Voice Pack. This pack works with the Majestic Dash Q400 (Special Bundle Pack) to add seven first officer voices from around the world.

    October 23, 2016, 8:57 am

    Taburet - Slovenia 10m HD Terrain

    Slovenia 10m HD Terrain is a completely new build using the latest and best data available for flight simulation. This is a genuine 10 meter terrain mesh covering the country of Slovenia. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with other scenery.

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    Aerosoft Announces A318 Research Edition

    Mathijs Kok of Aerosoft announces that at the end of this month they will release a special edition of their A318, calling it the A318 Research Edition. This will be a free download for all current Bus customers and it will be a test bed for Airbus developments. It's not intended for the beginners and should not be seen in any way as a new release or official update.

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