With a little effort, aircraft designed for earlier versions of X-Plane can be upgraded to the latest version. Most of the tools are actually built right into X-Plane's Plane-Maker tool. In this tutorial Davide De Marchi tells how he does it and encourages others to give it a try.
Mega Airport Zurich v2 from Aerosoft includes completely detailed scenery of this major airport, with recent additions included. It includes photoreal ground, seasonal effects, all major buildings, night effects, animated objects and much more. Reviewer Justin Cogo was quite impressed with his visit and found the scenery worked quite well for him.
Raymond Andersen has taken on a number of cockpit builds over the years, but recently found himself wanting a throttle and button console that could be used for a wide variety of aircraft. This is the story of how that came about, with details on how it was built that can be applied to your own projects.
EPWA Warsaw Chopin Airport XP from Drzewiecki Design is a highly detailed scenery of EPWA Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland for use with X-Plane 10. The scenery features up-to-date scenery with new terminals, taxiways and aprons, advanced internal modeling, custom animations, and more. Reviewer Paul Mort pays a visit and offers his report.
Not a typical tutorial, but in this article Antoni Wroblewski introduces us to OpenStreetMap. OSM is a collaborative effort to create a free and editable map of the world. How does this apply to flightsimming? OSM data can be used tools like World2XPlane to generate scenery that we can fly over.
Wings Over Flanders Field (WOFF) is a WWI aerial simulator created by Old Brown Dog Software (OBD). It takes you back to the Great War of 1914 to 1918, and offers you the chance to partake in the first ever aerial battles over Europe. It has now been improved to v2 with many additional aircraft and features and reviewer Dominic Smith likes it even better than the original.
This past summer, Boston Virtual ATC merged with VATSIM’s ZBW ARTCC. The merger is believed to be the largest merger in the flight simulation industry to date. The end result has been an incredibly positive situation for both organizations, resulting in better service to pilots and more immersive experiences for controllers, and so the group wanted to share their story with others who might be contemplating a similar move.
Richard Elliott got his start designing scenery rather early in the MSFS days, lost interest in the hobby for some years, then had his interest reignited upon discovering X-Plane. He now offers one of the most popular scenery libraries, a package for seasons and other scenery creations. Learn more about his long history in flight simming in our interview.
The Piel Emeraude for FSX and Prepar3D by A1R Design Bureau is a sharp little aircraft that's easy and fun to fly. Its interior and instruments represent modern updates from the typical 1950s designs. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it out flying and reports on his findings.
Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) offers an ever-evolving "simulation operating system" include aircraft, campaigns, maps and more. It offers lots of diversity, with planes from WWII right up to the modern age. Learn more about this exciting sim as we interview Matt Wagner.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge stumped most people, proving to be one of the most difficult ever. This month should be a little easier, "a city that lives in infamy". Are you up to the challenge?
Now you get to fly the entire state of Connecticut in ultra-res photoreal detail with MegaSceneryEarth 4X - Connecticut. Connecticut is 5,544 square miles in size and has 64 airports. You'll see everything that you see in Connecticut in real life in the scenery. New 4X technology displays at 50 cm per pixel - 4 times the resolution of the previous version 2.0.
New from Taburet for FSX and Prepar3D is Mexico 10 Meter Mesh Terrain. A complete new build using the latest and best data available for flight simulation; this is a genuine 10 meter terrain mesh covering the country of Mexico.
The Canadian Xpress British Columbia Float Tour consists of 34 legs that follow routes of Harbour Air that must be flown in order using the Canadian Xpress® DeHavilland Dash 6-Q300F float aircraft.
In celebration of Valentine's Day the FSPilotShop has teamed up with many flightsim publishers to offer you big savings on a wide variety of products for your flightsimming pleasure.
Announcing the grand opening of Fedex Express Virtual. This cargo virtual airline has an entirely new web site that is state of the art and includes a robust but simple to use ACARS reporting system. The grand opening includes a fly-in event departing KMEM.
Now available from Flysimware for FSX is the updated rev. 2.0 of their Cessna 195. Included are two quality models with four paint schemes, a cockpit with over 200 custom gauges and much more. The update includes a variety of fixes, and all models now have the newer GPS/transponder/audio units.
DMax has released their Tecnam P2002 for X-Plane. The P2002 is a two-seater side by side, low wing aircraft. It features superlative performance and flying qualities. The DMax version features accurate flight model, detailed cockpit and exterior, removable wheel fairings and more.
Rolling Cumulus announces the release of their latest FSX adventure pack Maya World Deluxe Mission Kit. You will fly a group of explorers starting in New Orleans into Central America to eight Mayan city ruins. You can fly a variety of planes and will have the use of new weather themes, new airport scenery and more.
Just published by Aerosoft for FSX/P3D is Simware Valencia X featuring scenery of the third largest city in Spain. The scenery is made with all the modern tools and features the complete airport in high detail. A highlight is the large amount of specially created ground vehicles and the many human figures.
Virtual airline Aerocargo Internacional is celebrating its second anniversary and are now instructors for Vatna and VATMEX. The airline is authorized to recruit pilots who want to take ATO-P1 and P2 certification in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Active Sky Next Service Pack 4.1 has been officially released by HiFi and is now available for download. SP4.1 includes multiple fixes and adjustments as well as enhancements for more realistic icing simulation. This service pack is offered free of charge to all Active Sky Next users.
New from Milviz for FSX and Prepar3D is the F-86F-30 Sabre, the first U.S. swept wing jet fighter. Though there are many variants, Milviz has chosen to focus on a single one. Great care and attention has been given to all areas of this model, and it features authentic flight dynamics.