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    Review: Flight1 BN-2 Islander

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    Where In The World #79

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    Review: Freeware Puerto Rico

    Most of our reviews cover commercial products but today we highlight the work of one of the many talented freeware teams. Reviewer Ron Blehm discovered the FSX scenery of Rafael Hernandez Airport and the surrounding area in Puerto Rico created by Ron Rosado. Although he ran into a few issues the scenery made for a great excuse to fly into this island.

    November 17, 2015, 10:46 am

    Tutorial: Tweaking Flight Dynamics

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    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part Three

    In this 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. In this part, we learn how to have control over our collection of objects; we first need to know how to find them, how they are structured and importantly, how and where to add new items.

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    Freeware Preview - Boeing 797

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    Tutorial: Marginal's Ground Traffic Plug-In

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    November 5, 2015, 8:08 am

    Review: AFS Design - Airport & City v2

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    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part Two

    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. This part covers this like understanding viewpoints and different types of objects, and manipulating polygons.

    October 30, 2015, 10:01 am

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    Canadian Xpress Challenge - Dangerous Airports VI & VII

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    Drzewiecki Design - New York City XP

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    RWS - Hong Kong and Shenzen

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    November 29, 2015, 7:35 am

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale Continues

    Here's something to be thankful for: over 40 great flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale this week, some with savings of as much as 70%! Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for Black Friday sales and fill up your hangar with great products.

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    RDJ Simulations - Mission Vietnam for P3D

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    Hawaiian Airlines Virtual Opens New Web Site

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    November 28, 2015, 10:06 am

    Golden Age Simulations - Davis D-1

    The Davis D-1 is a parasol-winged aircraft of mixed construction with a two-spar wing and a rectangular welded steel-tube fuselage, the whole being covered by fabric. This classic is now available for FSX/P3D from Golden Age Simulations.

    November 27, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Platinum Airways Releases Life And Let Fly

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    November 27, 2015, 5:55 pm

    Announcing xFuel For Android

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    Emerald Scenery Design - Kaghau Airport

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    Carenado - CT206H Stationair G1000 Extension

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