• Review: North Central Ecuador Freeware

    Inspired by a video of landings into Quito's new airport, reviewer Ron Blehm sought out some flightsim scenery for the same area. In our file library here he found the North Central Ecuador scenery by Carlyle Sharpe which is the subject of this review. This fine freeware gives FSX pilots a good taste of this mountainous region.

    August 30, 2015, 8:35 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Nineteen

    In this tutorial series, Paul Mort has given an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. This article wraps up the series by reviewing the previous lessons.

    August 28, 2015, 7:45 am

    Interview With Henrik Nielsen

    Henrik Nielsen has created an unusual niche for himself as a developer for flight simulators in that his designs are all ships of various types. His interest is to populate the seas that we fly over with realistic shipping traffic and by himself and with the help of others there are now hundreds of ships and routes for them to travel available. Learn more in our interview.

    August 24, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C177 Cardinal II for X-Plane

    Alabeo recently added to its X-Plane 10 lineup with the C177 Cardinal II. It includes both the fixed and retractable gear versions, with HD textures, high quality 3D model, custom sound system and much more. Our reviewer Shawn Weigelt did find some flaws but still found it a joy to fly and a "must buy" for GA fans.

    August 22, 2015, 6:34 pm

    Where In The World #76

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's proving to be quite challenging, and a bit controversial. For #76 we visit the US and try to find the right state capital. Can you figure it out?

    August 18, 2015, 3:00 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Eighteen

    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 demonstrates some new tools and shows some useful tips for more advanced users.

    August 16, 2015, 1:11 pm

    Review: Saitek - X-55 Rhino HOTAS System

    The X-55 Rhino HOTAS System from Saitek can be used with all popular flight simulators. Inspired by controls found within actual fighter planes, the X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands On Throttle and Stick) System provides advanced control over simulated aircraft. Reviewer Rohan Nair was impressed with the system and found it worked well in several sims and with a variety of aircraft.

    August 14, 2015, 4:47 pm

    Review: Carenado - B1900D HD Series For X-Plane 10

    X-Plane pilots looking for a regional airliner will enjoy the B1900D HD Series from Carenado. This popular turboprop airliner is for X-Plane 10.30 or higher and features HD quality textures, 3D gauges, digital sounds recorded from the real airplane and much more. Reviewer Gene Davis paired it with scenery of PANC (Anchorage, Alaska) from Aerosoft and found this made for some great flying.

    August 11, 2015, 2:31 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Mallorca X Evolution

    SimWings offers Mallorca X scenery for FSX and Prepar3D (published by Aerosoft). It features the airports Son Bonet (LESB) and Palma (LEPA). Reviewer Justin Cogo found that this is a great scenery package because it offers not only airport areas but other non-airport areas like mountainous regions, vast open areas with farmland and rural features.

    August 8, 2015, 6:16 pm

    Review: OE-XAM Helicopter Torque Pedals

    Helicopters are best flown with the proper controls. OE-XAM offers some very high quality hardware that can be used with FSX and other sims. Reviewer Raymond Andersen previously tried their collective and liked it so much he also ordered their torque pedals which he reviews here.

    August 5, 2015, 1:19 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Seventeen

    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 shows an easy way to create vehicles.

    August 3, 2015, 1:07 pm

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  • Air India Virtual Celebrates 6th Anniversary

    Air India Virtual completes 6 years and 50,000 flying hours in August 2015. The staff and the entire team of Air India Virtual would like to thank all its members for its continues support and dedication for making it the no. 1 virtual airline in West Asia.

    August 31, 2015, 11:56 am

    Rolling Cumulus - Bandido's Flights Episode 1

    Bandido's Flights Episode 1 includes true missions smuggling contraband into Mexico and Latin America. Every day and night, "contrabandistas" aircraft leave south Florida and the Texan border. A slot is waiting for you!

    August 30, 2015, 8:30 am

    Aerosoft - Svalbard-Longyear X

    Explore the wild north with Svalbard-Longyear X now available for FSX/P3D from Aerosoft. Here's a brand new Norwegian scenery on the island of Spitzbergen. Take a trip to Svalbard-Longyear and encounter all its beauty and its wonderful approach to the airport.

    August 29, 2015, 1:50 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Warsaw City X

    Warsaw City X is a sophisticated scenery package, featuring a highly detailed scenery of Warsaw city in Poland with surrounding airports. This product is compatible with FSX and Prepar3D. It includes a large area around Warsaw city. The city center has hundreds of custom buildings, including all VFR important landmarks. A total of 13 airports and heliports are included.

    August 29, 2015, 7:47 am

    Aerosoft - US Cities X Boston

    Enter Boston's buzzing airspace with a wide choice of aviation options with US Cities X - Boston from Aerosoft. New England's largest city has plenty of helipads within its boundaries, some nice rural general aviation airports surrounding it and last but not least: Boston Logan.

    August 28, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Flight1 - Ground Environment X Australia and Antarctica

    Now available from Flight One is Ground Environment X Australia and Antarctica for FSX. Ground Environment X Austraila and Antarctica 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 Flight Simulator X 1-meter texture resolution format.

    August 28, 2015, 7:53 am

    CLS - DC10 Collection HD FSX/P3D

    DC10 Collection from CLS is a LITE collection for FSX and P3D that includes six passenger and freighter variants of the DC-10 from the -10 to the -40 with several different engine/undercarriage configurations. Offered ar 19 HD liveries, full panels, custom views, FMC, tuned flight dynamics and much more.

    August 27, 2015, 11:37 am

    CLS - DC10 Collection For FS2004

    Now available from CLS for FS2004 is the DC10 Collection. This great package includes up to 15 models with over 30 different liveries to enjoy. Next to the passenger models and cargo models are also included two military models. Also includes an 84 page flight tutorial that will guide you on a complete flight.

    August 27, 2015, 11:11 am

    Team SDB - RAF Station Driffield

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    August 27, 2015, 9:57 am

    RealWorld Scenery - Israel

    There's nothing like flying over the real ground! Realworld scenery for FSX and Prepar3D takes you there! Their latest product, now available at the FS Pilot Shop, covers Israel including the major cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Rishon LeZion, Ashdod, Petah Tikva, Beersheba, Netanya, Holon, Bnei Brak. It features ultra high resolution for incredible scenery views.

    August 24, 2015, 10:39 am

    Multi Crew Experience Update Released

    Multi Crew Experience, voice control based crew simulation has now been updated. The FSX, Prepar3D and FS2004 version now supports the Captain Sim 737. The X-Plane version now supports the SSG Boeing 747-i8.

    August 24, 2015, 9:43 am

    vUAL Announces New Guam Hub

    vUAL will be closing its pilot's base in Cleveland and will be moving to Guam! To celebrate Cleveland's service and the opening of this new paradise hub, vUAL will hold a two day event, flying a multi part trip from Cleveland to Guam.

    August 23, 2015, 2:33 pm

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