• Review: DHC-4 Caribou For X-Plane

    The de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou is a twin engine cargo aircraft. It was used by the military in many countries and survives to these days as a bush plane. The X-Plane version by Gerald Rader is the DHC-4A/C-7A configuration. Reviewer Rik Nilsson takes it for a flight and offers his report.

    August 1, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Interview With Allen Kriesman

    Allen Kriesman may not be a name you're familiar with, but his company Scenery Solutions has products that you likely know, like the Ultimate Terrain (UTX) series and Xtreme Cities which are sold by Flight1. Allen actually started with add-ons for Fly! and switched to MSFS during the early days of FS2004. Learn more about him and his products in our interview.

    July 29, 2015, 3:46 pm

    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

    Review: GEX North America

    The GEX series from Flight1 is one of those utilities that changes the overall look of FSX. Ground Environment X North America v2.1 is examined in this article by reviewer Bill Stack. While results vary depending on what part of the world you are in, he finds that the textures do improve the look of the world while flying.

    July 24, 2015, 7:48 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

    Where In The World #75

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's apparently being one of the more challenging ones. For #75 you'll have to find a place that is a center for tourism and also noted for its high elevation. Can you figure it out?

    July 18, 2015, 8:27 am

    Review: FoxOne Advanced Edition

    FoxOne Advanced Edition is a special version of the action flight sim released last year by SkyFox Games. It contains many new features added following the community feedback, as well as new content, improved user interface for gameplay and a more balanced game progression. Reviewer Nirosan Pragash tried it on several mobile devices and found it great fun to fly.

    July 16, 2015, 7:55 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

    How To Get Involved With A Virtual Airline

    What's it like to start in a VA as a newbie? Virtual airlines may seem intimidating at first, but help is available. PVA member Stuart Outram provides an introduction to virtual airline flying as well as a series of tutorials for new VA pilots conducted by "Captain Mac".

    July 10, 2015, 7:46 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

    Review: IRIS BD-5J Microjet

    The BD-5J Microjet from IRIS is not a new product, but is one of the many older products well worth rediscovering. Steve Franklin did just that, after becoming curious about this unusual airplane and first trying a freeware version. Here he offers a short tribute to this classic offering from IRIS.

    July 6, 2015, 7:55 am

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  • Canadian Xpress August Challenge - Dangerous Airports II

    Canadian Xpress announces their August 2015 Challenge - Dangerous Airports II. This challenge picks up where the last one left off and will travel from Telluride to Aspen, Colorado, high in the Rocky Mountains. Aspen is well known for its difficult approach, for which real pilots require special certification.

    August 1, 2015, 3:28 pm

    Announcing Combat Air Patrol 2

    Combat Air Patrol 2 (CAP2) is a flight and naval combat simulator for PC (Steam/Windows) where you pilot the AV8B Harrier II. After training you will be pitched into an immersive scenario against ground, sea and air based enemies. Use your pilot skill pilot and tactical awareness to engage in dogfights, carry out ground attacks and command your fleet to ensure the safety of your comrades and the capitulation of the enemy.

    July 31, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Meridian Virtual Airline "Fly Your Own Fleet" Concept

    Meridian Virtual Airline has created a "Fly Your Own Fleet" concept where you can fly any aircraft on any route you can conceive. They have scheduled routes for you to fly, but you can also create your own routes and fly any aircraft on those routes that you like.

    July 31, 2015, 3:51 pm

    Aerosoft - EDBC - Magdeburg/Cochstedt

    Now available from Aerosoft is EDBC - Magdeburg/Cochstedt. Experience this highly detailed scenery product which has been developed as part of the cooperation between 29Palms Scenery Design and Captain7. It features a highly detailed rendition of the airport facilities and surrounding area plus animated people and vehicles and much more.

    July 31, 2015, 10:07 am

    Aerosoft - Paro X

    If you ever wondered "Where is that one airport that really challenges my pilot skills?" Here it is! Paro, Bhutan is widely considered the hardest and most dangerous approach in the world. Aerosoft now offers a version for FSX and Prepar3D that accurately recreates the airport and includes custom scenery for the area with authentic models and landmarks.

    July 30, 2015, 2:16 pm

    La Moustache Studio Announces BOMB!

    What happens when you mix Crimson Skies' fast-paced aerial combat with the humor and stylings of animated classics like TaleSpin and Porco Rosso? You get La Moustache Studio's newly released game for PC -- BOMB! In BOMB, you'll jump into the cockpit and run missions in the skies above and around a tropical paradise, earning money and experiencing the aerial adventure of a lifetime!

    July 29, 2015, 6:23 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Warsaw City 2015 for FS2004

    Warsaw City 2015 is a sophisticated scenery package, featuring a highly detailed Warsaw city in Poland with surrounding airports. This product is compatible with FS2004 only. It includes high quality photoreal ground textures of about 5200 sq km. The city center has hundreds of custom buildings, there are all VFR-important landmarks on the whole included area too plus 13 variously detailed airports and heliports.

    July 29, 2015, 10:15 am

    Top Skills Mid Year Sale

    Top Skills announces a mid-year sale on all books and videos, all for 40% off the normal prices. Simulate flight the way real pilots fly their real airplanes. Learn from videos and books just for flight simmers.

    July 29, 2015, 7:47 am

    Flight1 - Ground Environment X Africa-Middle East v2

    Flight1 presents Ground Environment X Africa-Middle East for FSX and FSX: Steam Edition. GEX Africa-Middle East builds on the award winning techniques of the GEX series and continues using a new approach in texture design, incorporating high level detail graphics in the default FSX 1-meter texture resolution format.

    July 28, 2015, 1:40 pm

    Flight1 - Ground Environment X Tropics Atlantic & Pacific

    Flight One Software presents Ground Environment X Atlantic and Pacific Tropics for FSX. GEX Atlantic and Pacific Tropics builds on the award winning techniques of the GEX series and continues using a new approach in texture design, incorporating high level detail graphics in the default FSX 1-meter texture resolution format.

    July 28, 2015, 1:28 pm

    UTS Sounds Packs Now On Sale

    Now on sale at the FS Pilot Shop for a limited time only are all sound packs from Ultimate Turbine Sounds. UTS offers a wide variety of jet sound add-ons for FSX and FS2004 including such planes as the Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777, Airbus A320 and A340 and more.

    July 27, 2015, 10:15 am

    Aerosoft - Conworld - The Construction Site Simulator

    Conworld - The Construction Site Simulator from Aerosoft is the first multiplayer simulation of different tasks on construction sites large and small. The player undertakes the construction management and is responsible for all activities. For larger sites, a team can be formed that solves the pending work together.

    July 26, 2015, 7:01 am

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