It seems that many people get into scenery design after being disappointed with the default scenery in their local area, and Alf Denham is another of those. Over the years he has been busy populating the British Isles with the many smaller airports that GA pilots use. Learn more about his background and design techniques in our interview.
Like many, Justin Kissling found the X-Plane world a little barren and so set about doing something about it. He has since created a number of airports, mostly large international ones with San Francisco being his favorite. Learn more about his interests and design techniques in our interview.
The PMDG 777 isn't exactly a new product, and this isn't exactly a review. Author Stuart Outram looks at the PMDG 777, compares it to the PMDG 737, discusses how the plane works with other products and discusses a bit the state of the flightsim hobby.
We recently had the chance to interview Tim Gatland, Chief Technology Office with Dovetail Games. Dovetail, as most should know, now publishes the FSX: Steam Edition as well as Train Simulator 2015 and other products. Tim gives us some details about Dovetail, what they've done with FSX: Steam Edition and plans for the future.
One of the latest X-Plane 10 offerings from Alabeo is the Cessna C207 Skywagon. Included are regular and bush models with HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more. This is one of the bigger single engine GA planes out there and perhaps not the best looking but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it to be Alabeo's finest release yet.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being one of the more remote ones: Port Moresby, PNG. Quite a few people managed to get it though. This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?
A beautiful weekend, a great aviation museum, and hundreds of flightsim enthusiasts -- what could be better. That's what FlightSimCon 2015 was all about. Included was a full two days of presentations plus a hangar full of displays and lots of fellow simmers to meet. Nels Anderson presents his first person view of the event.
An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) gives you all the flying information that used to take many pounds of paper and puts it into digital form that a pilot can easily take along. FSWidgets has created a number of very similar EFB versions, for FS2004, FSX and in the case of this review, a Windows version that works with X-Plane. Reviewer Paul Mort gives it a try and offers his report.
As good as our PC sims can be, there are far more realistic flight simulators out there that simmers can rent time in. In this article, Paul Mort describes his visit to the Flightdeck Experience where he tries his hand at their Boeing 737 simulator.
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. The series is now getting into more advanced techniques, with this 15th part showing how the use of components makes modeling easier.
The Pro Training Series - Texan Driver from Iris lets Prepar3D and FSX pilots experience the plane that many modern military pilots train on. It's not a slow, simple plane for beginners though but rather a high performance turboprop. It features realistic flight models and customs sounds, custom displays, many HD textures and much more. Learn more in Bill Stack's review.
This scenery expansion package from NMG contains a high definition version of Port Elizabeth International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Six months in development, this scenery offers the highest detail in models and textures ever designs for Port Elizabeth.
Platinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, is entering the northern hemisphere's summer with a brand new Destination of the Week series. Ticket to Ride will visit eight airports that are located near just as many theme parks.
This new scenery from NMG contains a high definition version of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It features detailed airport buildings, accurate lighting, correct layout of road networks and more.
This package from NMG contains a standard definition version of East London Airport For FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It features detailed airport buildings, accurate runway/apron lighting, correct layout of road networks and more.
Canadian Xpress is celebrating their 5th year. Part of the celebration is the launch of their Boeing C-17 Globemaster III along with a tour/challenge. This month's challenge is the twelfth leg of the 5 Year Anniversary World Tour and goes from Rotterdam (EHRD) to Goteborg Landvetter (ESGG).
Save up to 50% from best-selling publishers now at the FS Pilot Shop during their 4th Of July Sale. Includes REX, Razbam, Megascenery Earth, FSPS and more. Read on for details and the full list of sale products.
Fly to the challenging north, straight to Greenland's Nuuk airport which offers a unique approach with exciting views of the mountainous city of Nuuk, below the glorious Northern Lights. Greenland Nuuk X is now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Aerosoft for FSX and Prepar3D.
Fly to Hawaii for FSX - The "timeless classic" DC10 jetliner product now features an MD10 cockpit and includes some of the most comprehensive features. Version 2 is now available from FlightSoft at the FS Pilot Shop.
The latest MegaSceneryEarth release is Ultra Res Cities Jacksonville. Ultra-Res Cities take MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This titles gives you Jacksonville, Florida and around 5,000 square miles of surrounding area.
FSX Charts from Figerty Systems allows you to view detailed charts for airports while you fly in your simulator. From ground layouts to full detailed ILS approach charts and more, FSX Charts is everything you need to enjoy your flight just like the real life pilots do.
Esci announces Pilates Ghost, a simNovel. A simNovel provides an intriguing story in an e-book format. At critical points in the story, you will take the controls of an aircraft and "become" one of the characters, flying a challenging FSX mission. The story brings background, substance and meaning to the missions...the missions forward the plot of the story. You will find it intriguing, challenging and most of all, immersive.
Kilimanjaro Airport 2015 from Aerosoft covers the airport and the immediate surrounding but also includes detailed models of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru because they dominate the area. The highly detailed scenery for FSX/P3D includes accurate buildings, hi-res ground images, realistic night textures and much more.