Just Flight offers the de Havilland Chipmunk for FSX and Prepar3D in two packs: DHC-1 Chipmunk and the DHC-1B-2 Chipmunk Bubble Canopy Expansion. The Chipmunk was the RAF's primary trainer during the 1950s. The design has been the subject of continual upgrades, including turboprops, bubble canopies and other aerodynamic improvements. Reviewer Bill Stack gives it a close look and offers his report.
X-Plane scenery designer Stuart McGregor is a good example of how quickly a newcomer can make a major contribution to the flightsim community. In only a short time he's learned to created custom scenery objects as well as layout scenery using a variety of available tools. Learn more about him in our interview.
Carenado continues to expand its line of general aviation aircraft with the inclusion of the Piper Seneca V HD model. This is the latest version of the model and includes a nice modern glass cockpit. Reviewer Justin Cogo takes it for a spin and offers his thoughts.
Glenn Johnson has created many very popular scenery add-ons for FSX over the years. Inspired by a close childhood encounter with a Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk, he developed a lifelong interest in aviation that lead him to flight simulation and ultimately scenery design. Learn more in our interview.
In modern times cross ocean flights are simple and actually quite boring. Not so in the early days of aviation. In this article, Eric van der Veen explains how navigation was done in the days of Amelia Earhart and how you can fly such trips with FSX. His sample trip shows how it works...and how things can go wrong!
Multi-Crew Experience adds a co-pilot to almost any FSX aircraft, giving you an assistant while flying. This can be especially helpful when using more complex aircraft, and more realistic too. While not without flaws, reviewer, Meng Yu found it a nice addition to his sim experience.
Ron Blehm returns with another Where In The World geography challenge for flightsimmers. Number 65 proved to be unusually challenging, with only about half the entrants getting it right. For #66 you'll need to identify an unusual bit of geology. Give it a try and see if you can figure out the location.
Warbirdsim is a small group of developers who specialize in--surprise!--warbirds and especially the North American P-51 Mustang series. Their enthusiasm for old planes show and in our interview you'll learn about its origin and more about the group in general.
Night Environment is a series of add-ons for FSX that revolutionizes the way the world looks at night. Using a series of databases it will add lights to roads and other areas. It seems a simple enough thing, but the difference in realism at night makes for some great flying, so reports review Nigel Martin who tried the Great Britain product in the series.
The various flight simulators offered by IntoTheBlue let you experience the thrills of flying without leaving the ground, so you can get a feel of what it'd be like to be the captain of a real passenger jet, even if it is just for a short 'flight'. They offer other plane types too, including military, at a variety of locations in the UK. Some of the cockpits are even built from actual airframes.
The Boeing 737-200C from Milviz is ideal for multiple levels of home flight simulations, reports reviewer Bill Stack. Diehard enthusiasts will enjoy its highly accurate performance modeling, especially its complete "cold and dark" startup procedure. Flight simmers who want to bypass the intricate preflight tasks will enjoy Milviz's alternate startup methods. The plane itself is an accurate representation of this early 737 model.
New from Venez Scenery for FSX is MegAirport Linate X. This Linate X scenery area was created using photorealistic images and has been faithfully reconstructed over a wide area that includes the airport as well as the surrounding area.
SimControl is now available on the Apple App Store. It enhances the flightsim experience unlike any other app. SimControl grants users the ability to reposition aircraft instantly, change the wind and weather, fail engine components or instruments for realistic training and much more. Currently supports FSX and Prepar3D.
Line up on the "String of Pearls" and land on Europe's busiest airport, London Heathrow. The prize winning SimWings team has once again pushed the limits of FSX modeling a perfect mega hub with London Heathrow Xtended representing the actual and up to date stage of its real world counterpart.
Soarfly Concepts announces the all new Ultimate VFR North Central State scenery for FSX. North Central State is a general aviation airport situated in the north of Rhode Island. This is the first airfield in the new Ultimate VFR project.
Night Environment from Aerosoft is a series of add-ons for FSX that revolutionizes the way the world looks at night. Using a series of databases it will add lights to roads and other areas. Thousands of lights clearly show how highways connect cities and how smaller roads meander into neighborhoods. This package includes full coverage of the Alps (including Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein).
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 the Terminal Area for St Louis, Missouri; around 4,000 square miles of the all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.
The Weeze X airport scenery has been modeled to the smallest of details including all buildings and airport institutions of the civilian and the former military part. The product lives up to the quality you can expect from an FSX exclusive add-on. Numerous details and scenery effects let you enjoy the lively atmosphere of this great scenery for your FSX.
Now available from Iris for FSX is 75th Anniversary Edition v3.0 of their PC-21 turboprop. The Pilatus PC-21 is a completely new training system developed to meet the requirements and expectations of modern air forces for the next 30 years. The update includes a recreated external 3D model, reworked virtual cockpit and many other improvements.
World Of Subways Vol. 1 - The PATH introduces the world's first subway line going from New York beneath the Hudson-River to Newark. The original route is almost equally split in underground and above ground sections. Coming with excellent graphics this sim puts a lot of emphasis on original physics of the train and cars. Now updated to v1.3.
UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X is a highly detailed scenery of UUEE Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia from Drzewiecki Design. It is compatible with FSX and Prepar3D and includes the highest level of accuracy in positioning, modeling and texturing.
Flight Operations X Scandinavian Airlines is a complete all-in-one game add-on for FSX from Perfect Flight that offers you a set of 206 multi-crew missions to replicate the entire timetable of one of the most popular and important airlines in the world.
Your 2014-15 FS Thunderbirds are excited to say that they ready to rock the upcoming air show season! They have been hard at work training and working with sponsors to make these upcoming performances possible.