Next Generation Interactive Software (NGiS) is promising the next big thing in flight simulation, with a new, built from the ground up simulator using the latest technology and data. Stephen Borick answers our questions about this exciting development in this interview.
X-Plane bush pilots will surely enjoy flying the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver from Soul Made Simulations. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt surely did and declares it a must have add-on. The plane comes with wheel and amphib versions, lots of liveries, high fidelity sound and a lovely flight model.
Do you have a favorite older aircraft you'd like to use in FSX? There's a good chance that it can be converted, and in this tutorial Erwin Welker shows you how. A little work with a hex editor and some modifications to the aircraft.cfg and other files make it all possible and it's not as hard as you might imagine.
Christopher Leipelt is a young X-Plane scenery designer with big ambitions. Since being drawn into aviation a few years ago he's explored various aspects of it and plans to make flying a career. In just a short time he's made his mark as a scenery designer and has had some great real world experiences too. Learn more in our interview.
The Grob G 115E / Tutor T.1 from IRIS is one of Europe's most popular primary flight training aircraft. It features custom sounds and displays, realistic flight models, HD textures, custom paint kit, authentic documentation and more. Reviewer Bill Stack found it to fly well for a training plane and offered good looks both inside and out.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is still capital cities, with last month's proving to be a bit of a trick, and challenging to many. This time #77 features a capital with a "new" airport. Can you figure out which one?
Inspired by a big hole in the FS2004 scenery around his local area, Roger Wensley was inspired to try his hand at scenery design. While initially daunting, he soon found designing was actually quite addictive and as a result his fellow flightsimmers have a great many additional airports to fly to. Learn more about the man behind the scenery in our interview.
In this new tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease.
Dan Gould is an X-Plane enthusiast who enjoys repainting aircraft. With a life-long interest in aviation and being a professional graphic designer, this is pretty natural. He's painted a variety of planes and enjoys getting the highest level of realism possible. Learn more about him in our interview.
The Comanche 250 from A2A Simulations is another highly detailed Accu-Sim aircraft for FSX/P3D. The Comanche is a definite step up for the private pilot, with more power and retractable gear. A2A has simulated this in great detail, as they are well known for. Reviewer Bill Stack offers his comments.
Airports in X-Plane can seem barren without airplanes, or unrealistic with the wrong ones. In this tutorial, Roy White explains how to use resources including his The Fruit Stand Aircraft Library to realistically populate any airport with aircraft for a greatly improved look to scenery.
It is a new season and it promises to be a great one. Why don't you join VIFC (Virtual International Flying Club) to keep you warm all fall and winter? The group offers friendship, fun flights, adventures in multiplayer flights, cool ATC sessions, friends always ready to help, great aircraft liveries, lot of flight suggestions, cross country flights, etc.
One year ago Airwego reopened its doors to the virtual world. Twelve months later over fifteen hundred flights have been completed, pilots from ten countries recruited and a Management Team with over four decades of experience in place Airwego is in a fantastic position to offer a virtual home to pilots of all skill levels.
Canadian Xpress announces their October Challenge - Dangerous Airports IV. This month the mission is to depart from Stornoway and fly to Barra Airport which is a short-runway airport (or STOLport) situated in the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhor at the north tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The Aruba Flight Simulator Club short film "Mayday" is a film produced by Studio26 for promotional and entertainment purposes and to bring awareness of the club. Celebrating its ninth year, AFSC aims to promote flight simulator as an educational hobby as well as a training tool for future pilots and controllers.
Now available from JSP Panels for FSX Steam and Prepar3D is their Boeing 787 Panel v6. Some features include a new landing windows, easier use of CDU, moving yoke, taxi speed control and complete TCAS with sounds.
PFPX (Professional Flight Planner X) from Aerosoft is an innovative flight planning tool developed by real-world pilots and dispatchers. It works with FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. It has just been updated to v1.23.
For a limited time only at the FS Pilot Shop all products from Virtualcol are on sale for 30% off. Virtualcol offers a wide variety of both aircraft and scenery add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D
MegaScenery Earth has all their U.S. state scenery on sale for 50% off to make way for a new 4X version. Find a package for your favorite state! This excludes all Ultra Res Cities and Ultra Res National Parks and all other countries, it includes the U.S. states only.
Alabeo presents the C400TT Corvalis TT for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. It includes six liveries, Alabeo G1000 glass cockpit, high quality 3D model, realistic behavior, superb material shine and reflections and much more.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is In a Moon's Course, an ebook by Allan Jones, that tells the story of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII and provides 28 flight stories with route planning for your flightsim.
Rolling Cumulus announces another set of missions for FSX. Bandidos Flights Chapter II brings you to South America where you will fly a DC-4 and Constellation on secretive cargo missions.
Laminar Research announces a major new release of X-Plane. Version 10.40 includes many updates and new features. It now supports download digital purchase. There are also now 576 new 3D airports, faster scenery loading, improvements in ATC and much more.