In this interview we introduce Peter Tram, lead developer for Aerobridge Studios. Peter has several years experience doing scenery for X-Plane and will shortly be expanding to do payware as well as freeware, and will also branch into doing aircraft, as seen in some of the screen shots here.
In this article new reviewer Klee C. Dobra takes a look at the Piper PA34 Seneca II made for FS2004 by Carenado. Despite some initial problems, he came to really like the aircraft and found it to be a wonderful airplane to fly because is feels and sounds like the real thing.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge had some personal meaning for Ron but proved quite difficult with few correct answers. This month hopefully will be a bit easier, involving a provincial capital that's been around for some 3000 years. Can you figure out where?
Do you prefer flying in one airliner type over another? Based on some recent experiences, Ron Blehm compares the Boeing 737-900 "cattlecar" versus the Airbus A320 "scarybus" and offers up his experiences and a conclusion of sorts...
Although largely the same as the original edition, FSX: Steam Edition does have some differences that have confused people when trying to install add-ons. In this tutorial, Tristan Ayton goes over the details of making all the great available freeware work in the FSX: Steam Edition.
Robert Richardson has created quite a hangar full of aircraft for FSX and Prepar3D. In this review, Dominic Smith examines a few of his favorites, classic British jet aircraft including the de Havilland Vampire, Supermarine Attacker and Gloster Meteor.
If you find your X-Plane aircraft lacking in system realism, SimCoders can help. In this review Shawn Weigelt examines their Reality Expansion Pack for use with the Carenado Cessna T210M Centurion. He finds that it makes the plane fly more realistically, sound better and include most of the systems that were missing from the original.
Though he reports that his favorite role is "grandpa", John B. Loney Jr. has found plenty of time over the years to create some great FS2004 and FSX scenery to share with us. He prefers the smaller airport because "they need the most dressing up". Learn more about John and his creations in our interview.
Sim720 specializes in detailed scenery of airports and brings their skills to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in California. Reviewer Tristan Ayton finds that the scenery offers great attention to detail and makes for a great and scenic flying destination.
FlightGear, the complete Open Source flight simulator, has really come a long way over the years. In this article, developer Thorsten Renk describes how he and his team created a highly realistic version of the NASA Space Shuttle that runs in FlightGear. It operates realistically in all phase of flight and includes a wide variety of realistic systems.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge featured an unusual geographical feature but most people figured it out. This month the location is something of personal interest to Ron. Can you figure out where?
REX Simulations and MILVIZ (Military Visualizations) announce the release of update 1 to the WX Advantage Radar. Update 1 includes several enhancements and fixes. The WX Advantage Radar System is a unique, advanced weather radar system that can be used with any 3rd-party commercial weather engines, freeware weather engines as well as the built-in weather for FSX/P3D.
Airport Zurich (previously Zurich-Kloten) is the largest airport of Switzerland, now in a brand new version for X-Plane 10 from Aerosoft. This completely new scenery is full of details, including every building and the entire airport environment, de-icing and all features you would expect from a modern scenery for X-Plane.
Flightsoft announces North American Collection V2 for FSX and Prepar3D. Version two now supports the FSX boxed and Steam editions, plus P3D v1.4, v2.x and v3.0. It consists of eight previously separate titles such as "Fly to Chicago FSX" and "Fly To the Caribbean FSX".
Celebrate Memorial Day with big savings at the FS Pilot Shop. Over 40 publishers are offering discounts on their popular flightsim products for a limited time during this sale. Stock up now while you can.
It's our 20th birthday but we're giving you the gifts. Support us by getting a First Class Membership during May or June and get entered in a drawing from some great prizes from our sponsors: Aerosoft, Alabeo, Carenado, Flight1 and Just Flight. We need your support to continue for another 20 years and now is a great time to do it.
Now available from Sky Simulations for Prepar3D is the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. This is an accurate recreation of the famous jetliner, featuring flight dynamics tested by real pilots.
Sky Blue Radio and Michal Rok announce the release of vRoute info version 126.96.36.199. The new client software version for vRoute premium has just been released. It brings Sky Blue Radio back after their streaming facilities have been changed a few weeks ago.
Eastern Airlines Virtual announces the implementation of its Certified Pilot Training program. The program, which is voluntary, tests pilot skill in several areas of basic airmenship. The series of flights will test a pilot's ability to perfom ILS approaches, crosswind landings, flying VOR to VOR, fuel planning, flying SIDs and STARs properly, etc.
Mega Airport Prag is the latest development by XHT-Labs in cooperation with Aerosoft for FSX and Prepar3D. Enjoy the realistic rendition of the Czech capital airport with stunning 3D models, realistic high resolution ground textures and precise ground markings and taxiway signs, all based on original documents.
Now available from vFlyteAir for X-Plane is the Cherokee 140. There are two versions available, first being the original Cherokee 140 as a basic trainer aircraft with a simple panel. The other "classic" Cherokee 140 is an IFR version of the plane with a more advanced panel plus autopilot.