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    Aviation Puzzle #9

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    SketchUp Tutorial Part Ten

    In this tutorial, 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. This 10th part shows some techniques for building houses, with interiors, a sloped roof, chimney, etc.

    February 22, 2015, 1:42 pm

    Review: Wilco - FK14 Polaris and LeMans

    FK 14 Lightplanes Polaris and LeMans is Wilco Publishing's latest title in the HiFi Simulations series. The planes feature an ultra modern design and outstanding 360 degree panoramic view, with the LeMans offering open cockpit excitement suitable for racing. Reviewer Bill Stack gives them a try and finds they live up to Wilco's promises.

    February 20, 2015, 6:05 pm

    Review: Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended

    With Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended you will have the opportunity to see this airport at it most current state, along with some of the most amazing graphics and scenery integration seen in flight simulator sceneries today! So reports reviewer Justin Cogo after trying out this scenery from Aerosoft for FSX, FS2004 and P3D.

    February 17, 2015, 11:11 am

    Freeware Development In X-Plane

    Ricardo Flores, long time FS2004 user, ventures into the world of X-Plane and more specifically the area of scenery design. In this article he describes how in a few short months he's learned to create custom buildings and lay out the airports that he wants to fly from.

    February 14, 2015, 5:24 pm

    Review: A2A Simulations - C182 Skylane

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    Interview With Tibor Kokai

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    Where In The World #70

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    February 9, 2015, 11:12 am

    Review: Flysimware - Cessna 441 Conquest II

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    February 7, 2015, 10:33 am

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    New Space Super Shooter: Ares: Wings of Discord

    Figuratis Technologies announces Ares: Wings of Discord, a new MMO type game for PC's and consoles. The player starts the game as an exploratory biodroid with a task to take a sample from an asteroid where something anomalous is happening. The player is to master piloting and navigation skills and to try his hand at a small-time space fighting.

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    Canadian Xpress March 2015 Challenge - World Tour Leg VIII

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    March 1, 2015, 10:34 am

    VRInsight - CDU III Panel

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    February 28, 2015, 10:49 am

    VRInsight - Flight Master Yoke-II

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    February 28, 2015, 10:45 am

    Aerosoft - Night Environment CT And RI

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    February 27, 2015, 11:10 am

    Aerosoft - Flight Tales II Adrenaline

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    Taburet - Night 3D Bulgaria And Romania

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    February 26, 2015, 3:25 pm

    Introducing PIA Virtual

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    February 25, 2015, 3:25 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Boise

    Ultra-Res Cities takes MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This title gives you Boise, Idaho and around 5000 square miles of surrounding area, all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    February 25, 2015, 7:47 am

    Lionheart Creations - LHC Blade

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