• Interview With Michael Pook

    Michael Pook has created a niche for himself as an FSX developer by bringing older aircraft up to date with modern panels and virtual cockpits. His work has made a wide variety of planes much more flyable in FSX. Surprisingly, FSX is the first sim he's used but he's picked things up quickly. Learn more about Michael and his work in our interview.

    May 27, 2015, 10:19 am

    Review: Alabeo - DA42 Twin Star

    Alabeo recently released the Diamond DA42 Twin Star for FSX and Prepar3D and reviewer Bill Stack has now taken it out for a test. The features include the Alabeo G1000 GPS, a high quality 3D model, wingflex, volumetric prop effect and more. There aren't many truly modern light twins out there so this is a good chance for sim pilots to try something different.

    May 23, 2015, 10:15 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Fourteen

    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 14th part covering the addition of lights and smoke to objects.

    May 20, 2015, 5:43 pm

    Interview With 98Aerospace

    98Aerospace is a group of young developers who specialise in creating custom X-Plane designs. By using X-Plane's included Plane Maker, plus the unique flight model that X-Plane offers, their designs truly are one of a kind. Nick Kuiper (lead developer) explains more about their designs in this interview.

    May 17, 2015, 9:40 am

    Where In The World #73

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being Almaty, Kazakstan, which proved to be a tough one. This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

    May 15, 2015, 6:44 pm

    Review: Bell 206 Collective

    To properly fly a helicopter within your flightsim it's a great help to have the proper controls. A company called OE-XAM makes a very realistic collective control modeled after that in the Bell 206 helicopter. Reviewer Raymond Andersen got one for himself and offers a report on how well it works.

    May 13, 2015, 6:08 pm

    Interview with Chris Serio / X-Plane Mobile

    Mobile flightsim apps are starting to "take off" and so we wanted to meet some of the people behind them. In this interview, meet Chris Serio, product manager for X-Plane 10 Mobile. Chris shares with us some design philosophy on creating a mobile sim, how it's different from the desktop X-Plane sim and what's in the future.

    May 10, 2015, 6:13 pm

    Review: Aerosoft Night Environment New York

    While FSX default scenery attempts to make night look real, there's lots of room for improvement. Aerosoft - Night Environment New York is one of a series of add-ons for FSX and P3D that revolutionize the way the world looks at night. It uses databases of roads to accurately place 3D lighting that truly makes a world of difference. Reviewer Justin Cogo offers his report.

    May 8, 2015, 9:42 am

    Interview With Marc Leydecker

    Someone who uses an ejection seat for a chair, has created a sophisticated home cockpit, has a real WWII bomber in the back yard, and restores Italian sports cars is a pretty interesting guy. Marc Leydecker also creates add-ons for X-Plane. Meet Marc in our interview and learn more about his scenery and his other interests.

    May 5, 2015, 10:52 am

    Op-Ed: What In The World Is An EFB?

    William Friedman has been a real world pilot for over 25 years as well as a long-time flight simmer. In those years many things have changed, one area being the maps, charts and other data we use to plan and navigate a flight. Whether flying for real or flightsimming, these days an EFB (electronic flight bag) is the way to go.

    May 4, 2015, 4:03 pm

    Interview With Roberto Simonetto / RORTOS

    RORTOS has created several popular mobile flightsim apps that have generated millions of downloads. They aim to be accessible but still provide a real taste of flying, and generally concentrating on landings--the most challenging part of a flight. We interview Roberto Simonetto to learn more about the company and the people behind it.

    May 2, 2015, 5:12 pm

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  • Realworld Scenery - Florida Photoreal Scenery

    New from Realworld Scenery is Florida Photoreal Scenery for FSX and Prepar3D, covering the entire state with photoreal images. This package is so big it can be purchased in four sections if desired or as the entire state. It includes seasonal textures for winter and is compatible with other scenery products that add night lighting, etc.

    May 28, 2015, 6:20 pm

    Carenado - H25B H850XP II HD Series

    Now available from Carenado is the H25B H850XP II HD Series for FSX and Prepar3D. This modern bizjet features Proline21 systems in the cockpit and comes with seven HD liveries. It also includes high quality stereo sounds, a complete back cabin, Navigraph database and much more.

    May 28, 2015, 11:15 am

    Virtavia - EE Canberra FSX Steam Edition

    Virtavia offers another add-on update with their Virtavia - EE Canberra FSX Steam Edition now available at the FS Pilot Shop. The base package of this famous British bomber includes one model and one livery. The optional DLC pack adds another model variant and five more liveries.

    May 28, 2015, 8:02 am

    Virtavia - Gloster Javelin FSX Steam Edition

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Virtavia is the Gloster Javelin FSX Steam Edition. As Great Britain's first twin-engined, delta-winged interceptor, the Gloster Javelin served with the Royal Air Force in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. The base pack includes one model and livery while the optional DLC pack adds four model variants and four liveries.

    May 27, 2015, 7:02 pm

    Aerosoft - Airbus A318/A319 Boxed Version

    The Aerosoft A318/A319 contains their latest developments and ideas in FSX/P3D aircraft design. All the systems that are used in day to day flights are simulated with great attention to detail. This includes a weather radar that is a unique Aerosoft development. The boxed version of this product is now available at the FS Pilot Shop.

    May 27, 2015, 6:40 pm

    Aerosoft - A320/A321 For FSX And P3D Boxed Version

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Aerosoft is the boxed version of the Airbus A320/A321 pack for FSX and Prepar3D. The A320/A321 contains all of Aerosoft's latest developments and ideas. All systems used for day to day flights are simulated in great detail.

    May 27, 2015, 7:29 am

    AFS Design - Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the AFS Design - Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4 for FSX Steam Edition. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft. The AFS version has features such as air refueling, "Striker" data helmet with display, two Eurofighter variants and much more.

    May 26, 2015, 6:25 pm

    Event: Divided by Nations United by Aviation

    Air India Virtual invites pilots to join them in the next leg of their event: Divided by Nations United by Aviation - Discover the Globe with the Maharaja. This time the flight departs Germany and Switzerland for Spain and Portugal. The group flight will be flown over the VATSIM Network.

    May 26, 2015, 4:52 pm

    Virtual United Airlines Happenings

    Virtual United Airlines reports on recent happenings, including changes to management and various departments. Upcoming this summer are a number of events. The technology department has refreshed the main web site and ACARS updates are in the works.

    May 26, 2015, 11:03 am

    FlightSimCon 2015 Just Weeks Away

    There are only a couple of weeks until FlightSimCon 2015 in Connecticut! With the recent additions of Dovetail Games, PMDG, and Saitek, more than 20 flightsim organizations are now attending. Others include AirDailyX, Aerosoft, A2A Simulations, FSFX Packages, GoFlight, Jetline Systems, LiveATC, PC Pilot. All of the largest online aviation communities, including Boston Virtual ATC, IVAO, and VATSIM, will also be in attendance.

    May 24, 2015, 9:41 am

    Nyerges Design - Real Color KEWR for Tower! 2011

    Real Color For KEWR brings color and life to the KEWR airport for Tower! 2011 users. By adding liveries to airplanes Nyerges Design helps you identify airlines. Real Color KEWR includes all airline liveries operating in and out from the Newark Liberty International Airport.

    May 24, 2015, 7:26 am

    Team SDB - Barksdale AFB B-52 Era FSX Steam Edition

    Barksdale AFB B-52 Era FSX Steam Edition is now available from Team SDB. Barksdale is home to the 2nd Bomb Wing (BW), the oldest Bomb Wing in the USAF. The scenery includes enhanced textures, night lighting, full complement of hangars and buildings, static B-52 bombers and KC-135 tankers and more.

    May 23, 2015, 10:16 am

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