• Interview With Bruce Erwin

    In the past few years Bruce Erwin has found himself inspired to upgrade the scenery of the X-Plane world. Starting with his home region in Kentucky he has since branched out and covered other areas such as the Caribbean. Learn more about his interests and scenery in our interview.

    August 20, 2017, 10:40 am

    Review: Alabeo - Piper PA31 Chieftain 350 for X-Plane

    The Piper PA31 Chieftain 350 for X-Plane from Alabeo is a small piston twin that comes in two models: commuter and standard. It features high quality 3D model and textures, custom sounds and more. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca calls is the most complete and best looking aircraft he has owned and most enjoyable to fly.

    August 17, 2017, 10:18 am

    Going Places - Across The Pond To South America

    Continuing from the last "Going Places" installment, Rodolfo Astrada finishes his tale of travel from Frankfurt to South America via Dakar. As before, he weaves in stories about places along the way, planes he has flown and other trips this one brings to mind.

    August 14, 2017, 11:26 am

    Interview With Gunther Kremp

    Gunther Kremp got is flight simulation start way back with FS3. Upon retirement a few years ago, and now using X-Plane, he had more time to devote to his hobby and took up designing scenery first for his home area and then for larger parts of Germany. Learn more about his scenery and his background in our interview.

    August 11, 2017, 9:26 am

    Review: Alabeo - PA22 Tri Pacer for X-Plane

    The latest GA offering from Alabeo for X-Plane is the classic PA22 Tri-Pacer. Compatible with both X-Plane 10.5 and 11, it features things like custom sounds, material shines and reflections and a high quality 3D model. Reviewer Paul Mort takes it up flying and declares it an excellent replica of a truly historic aircraft.

    August 8, 2017, 2:25 pm

    Review: Golden Age Simulations - Ryan SC-W

    The Ryan SC-W is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a fixed tail wheel landing gear. Production aircraft were fitted with a 145 hp Warner Super Scarab radial engine. This rare 1930's plane is now available from Golden Age Simulations for FSX and Prepar3D and reviewer Felicity Smith tried it out and found it a pleasant throw-back experience to the early days of flight.

    August 5, 2017, 10:57 am

    Review: Carenado - PA34 Seneca HD Series for X-Plane

    The PA34 Seneca HD Series aircraft available for X-Plane from Carenado offers six liveries, the Carenado G500, original Seneca V autopilot, 3D gauges, HQ stereo sounds and realistic behavior. Reviewer Stuart McGregor found the plane to be a good solid performer.

    August 2, 2017, 4:20 pm

    Review: Alabeo - PA44 Seminole for X-Plane

    The PA44 Seminole for X-Plane from Alabeo is a light twin that features a high quality 3D model and textures, custom sound, accurate flight model and more. Our reviewer found that the flight model did match the numbers for all phases of flight and the plane itself had a pleasantly worn appearance, giving it the feel of realism.

    July 31, 2017, 7:26 am

    Where in the World Feature 97

    Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Most people figured out last month's location and flight. This month is another Brazilian airport, but can you figure out which one? Test your geography and flying skills...

    July 27, 2017, 8:52 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Bali X

    Bali X from Aerosoft gives FSX and Prepar3D pilots an exotic island destination to fly to. Reviewer Raymond Andersen has taken a close look at the scenery and found that mostly does an excellent job of recreating the real world airport.

    July 24, 2017, 2:14 pm

    Review: rkApps - XPRealistic for X-Plane 11

    XP Realistic Pro from rkApps adds another level of realism into X-Plane 11. Features include realistic cockpit immersions such as ground roll, squeaks, pilot head anticipation, and prop enhancements. G-Force effects are also added to your cockpit environment, flying through turbulence will never be the same again, and much more. Through words and video, reviewer Michael Hayward shows you what it can do.

    July 21, 2017, 11:20 am

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    August 21, 2017, 9:05 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - MZBZ Philip S W Goldson Intl Apt

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - MZBZ Philip S W Goldson Intl Apt. It features airport layout accurate as of March 2017 with seasonal textures, photoreal terrain of the airfield, custom buildings and lights and more.

    August 18, 2017, 5:53 pm

    FlyTampa Boston Logan V4 Preview Pictures

    FlyTampa, who recently announced that all future scenery products will support Prepar3D v4 only, has released some screen shots of their current work in progress, Boston Logan v4.

    August 18, 2017, 3:06 pm

    AFS Design - Eurocopter Tiger v2

    AFS Design announces the Eurocopter Tiger v2 for FS2004 and FSX. This is a multi-role battlefield helicopter with production beginning in 2002. It features 17 different visual models covering German, French and Australian versions.

    August 17, 2017, 6:47 pm

    Aerosoft Announces P3D v4 Support Plans

    Many of the Aerosoft Mega Airport sceneries were due for an update and with Prepar3D v4 released there was even more need to deliver new versions. New versions will not just be new installers but will feature updated files to include changes that are always going on at major airports. P3D v4 titles will also receive a new name to indicate they are for the same professional market that P3D is for.

    August 17, 2017, 2:31 pm

    Carenado - C208B Grand Caravan For X-Plane 11

    New from Carenado only for X-Plane 11 is the Cessna Grand Caravan. Two models are included: Grand Caravan and Super Cargomaster. It features full PBR (superb material shines and reflections). This plane is specifically designed to XP11 standards and features specially designed engine dynamics.

    August 17, 2017, 1:30 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - v3 Massachusetts Complete State

    The new MegaSceneryEarth Massachusetts V3 features unsurpassed image sharpness, scenery color and clarity, improved scenery features with accurate additional water bodies and topographical data and the latest aerial imagery available taken in 2016.

    August 17, 2017, 11:13 am

    Eastern Airlines Virtual Turns 19

    Recently Eastern Airlines Virtual (EAV) celebrated its 19th year as a virtual airline. EAV is one of the oldest and most well established flight simulator VAs in existence. The longevity of this airline is a testament to the dedication of the hundreds of pilots that have flown for it.

    August 16, 2017, 11:07 am

    vFlyteAir - Cirrus SR20 for X-Plane Updated

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is an updated version of the Cirrus SR20 for X-Plane from vFlyteAir. The vFlyteAir model of the Cirrus SR20 is equipped with avionics systems which resemble the look and feel of the real aircraft's "Perspective" system. "Perspective" is based on the Garmin G1000. The update includes a massive list of new features and fixes.

    August 16, 2017, 7:34 am

    Sky Simulations DC-9 SP2 Released

    Sky Simulations proudly presents McDonnell Douglas DC-9 FSX V2 Service Pack 2. This updates the aircraft with improved systems, increased performance, entirely redone electrical system, new automatic pilot, upgraded audio system, new virtual co-pilot and much more.

    August 15, 2017, 6:05 pm

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