• SketchUp Tutorial Part Five

    In this tutorial, 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. In this fifth part he explains the basics of using the texture file and applying textures to objects.

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    Max Rex Episode 1

    Gerardo Godoy combines his love for pulp fiction magazines and flying and offers an adventure story that you can read and then fly yourself, using your flight simulator and appropriate aircraft. The tale is set in the 1930's and has heroes, villains, exotic locations and all the details that make for a pulp story.

    November 20, 2014, 1:55 pm

    Review: FSAddon - Avro Anson Collection

    The Avro Anson Collection from FSAddon truly is a collection. It features Simon Smeiman's rendition of the many Avro Anson models used during WWII and in post war civilian capacity, and the many models truly are different both inside and out. It supports FSX and Prepar3D. Learn more from Bill Stack's complete review.

    November 18, 2014, 10:12 am

    Interview With Ron Blehm

    You probably know of the name Ron Blehm from the many articles and quizzes he has published over the past decade or so. Now through our interview learn more about Ron himself, how he got started in flight simulation and what he does when not writing for us.

    November 15, 2014, 7:52 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Four

    In this tutorial, 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. In this fourth part he explains how textures are applied to the surfaces of objects.

    November 13, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C177 Cardinal

    The C177 Cardinal II for FSX and Prepar3D from Alabeo features two Cardinal models (fixed and retractable gear), eight HD liveries, quality 3D model and textures, GNS530, realistic behavior and more. Reviewer Bill Otten has spent many hours flying it in recent months and is pleased to find it lives up to its description.

    November 11, 2014, 7:25 am

    Interview With Antoni Wroblewski

    Antoni Wroblewski is the creator of a one of a kind project for X-Plane, World2Xplane, which converts OpenStreetMap data into scenery. His original project has grown with the help of contributors who help with mapping, photos and 3D models. Learn more about him and this project in our interview.

    November 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Three

    In this tutorial, 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. In this third part we combine the tools learned previously and actually create a first simple object.

    November 3, 2014, 8:23 am

    Review: Lionheart Creations - Lear Jet 24B

    The Lionheart Creations LearJet 24B for FSX/Prepar3D is packed full of neat features. From its rare fuel system with transfer controls, to its riveted airframe skins, to its elaborate instrument panel crammed full with period instrumentation and switches. Reviewer Bill Stack found it a pleasure to fly and offers his full report here.

    November 1, 2014, 9:30 am

    Interview With Dave Duck

    FlightSim.Com interviews Dave Duck, an X-Plane scenery developer with a lifelong interest in aviation. First introduced to flight simulation way back in the days of Microsoft FS3, he more recently rediscovered simming via X-Plane and has since been creating a variety of add-ons for his own enjoyment and to share with others.

    October 30, 2014, 9:01 am

    Aviation Puzzle #7

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month his puzzle is based on your knowledge of airports named after famous people. Test your knowledge and solve the puzzle. Also revealed is the answer for the previous puzzle #6.

    October 28, 2014, 7:47 am

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    November 21, 2014, 10:40 am

    Area51 Simulations Sale

    All Area51 Simulations products are now on sale at 50% off their regular prices at the FS Pilot Shop. This sale will last only a short time so don't delay in taking advantage of these bargains.

    November 21, 2014, 9:42 am

    Vidan Design - Danish Airfields X - Sindal

    Danish Airfields X - Sindal from Vidan Design is a realistic and highly detailed FSX rendition of Sindal Airport (EKSN), the northernmost airport in Denmark, situated on the top of the Jutland peninsula between Frederikshavn at the Kattegat Sea and Hirtshals at the North Sea coast.

    November 21, 2014, 7:39 am

    Vidan Design - Danish Airfields X - Saeby

    Danish Airfields X - Saeby is a highly detailed and accurate rendition of the small charming airfield Saeby Ottestrup (EKSA), situated southwest of Frederikshavn in northern Jutland. The FSX add-on from Vidan Design is now available at the FS Pilot Shop.

    November 20, 2014, 5:52 pm

    A2A Simulations - C182 Skylane

    Now available from the FS Pilot Shop is the A2A Simulations - C182 Skylane. This comes in five versions/bundles for FSX and Prepar3D. As is usual with A2A products, the Skylane is recreated in great detail with systems just like those found on the real plane.

    November 20, 2014, 11:14 am

    Taburet - Night 3D Washington And Oregon

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop is Taburet - Night 3D Washington & Oregon, featuring FSX night scenery of the two western US states. Designed to work with other scenery, Night 3D adds light effects on top of every type of road.

    November 20, 2014, 7:30 am

    FSAddon Publishing - Lockheed Hudson Electra

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from FSAddon Publishing is their Lockheed Hudson Electra package for FSX and Prepar3D. This is an entire set of aircraft, both military and civilian, with all Hudson models from the Mk I to Mk VI, the A28 and A29, the PBO and also the Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra and Model 18-56 Lodestar.

    November 19, 2014, 11:20 pm

    MSK Productions - Shiekh Zayed International Airport

    New from MSK Productions is FSX scenery of Shiekh Zayed International Airport. Shiekh Zayed Int'l Airport is also known as Rahim Yar Khan Airport. Its location is in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. It features hi-res photoscenery, volumentric grass and shadows, custom light effects and more.

    November 19, 2014, 5:29 pm

    Pacific Island Sim On Sale

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    November 19, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - A7 Corsair HD Audio

    Skysong Soundworks presents FS2004/FSX HD sounds for the Allison TF-41 aircraft engines found on the A-7 Corsair and F-8 Crusader. The sounds are engineered to interlace with AiCarriers and VLSO Skysong Soundworks - AICarriers HD Audio Environment.

    November 19, 2014, 10:34 am

    Taburet - Night 3D Hawaii

    Now available is Taburet - Night 3D Hawaii. Like other products in the series, this scenery for FSX features specifically designed 3D light bulbs placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Hawaii. It is compatible with other add-on scenery.

    November 19, 2014, 7:51 am

    FSFlyingSchool Pro 2014 For Prepar3D

    FSInventions announces the expansion of their product line with a new version of their FSFlyingSchool add-on for Prepar3D v2. FSFlyingSchool Pro gives you a team of flight instructors who talk to you, giving you immediate, detailed advice on your flying technique. You'll never fly alone again.

    November 18, 2014, 4:40 pm

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