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    SketchUp Tutorial Part Thirteen

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    Infinite Flight Developer Interview

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    Where In The World #72

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being Liverpool, the "European Capital of Culture 2008". This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

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    Interview With Daniel Everman

    Daniel Everman is a young X-Plane scenery designer who in a short time has made quite a name for himself. He has created many larger airports like KDCA and KELP and is increasing his skills all the time. Learn more about the person behind the scenery and his other aviation interests in our interview.

    April 13, 2015, 7:53 am

    Silver Argosy Part 2

    Tony Vallillo has long regaled us with his tales of airline flying. But flying the big jets was not enough; he dreamed of owning his own plane. This ultimately came about in a way that involved knowing just the right people and looking at just the right time. In part 1 the deal was made, but now he owned a plane on the wrong coast of the US that needed to be flown home, resulting in an adventure of low and slow flying.

    April 10, 2015, 10:43 am

    Review: Aerosoft - F-14 X

    In the F-14 X package, Aerosoft has created an incredibly realistic recreation of the famous "Tomcat" jet fighter. Included are both the F-14A and F-14B major variants, with different flying characteristics and panels. Reviewer Justin Cogo, being a "Top Gun" fan, really enjoyed flying this plane and offers his comments.

    April 8, 2015, 8:14 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Twelve

    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. This 12th part reviews creating curved shapes and demonstrates how to project textures onto them properly.

    April 5, 2015, 1:01 pm

    Mobile Flight Simulation

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    Review: Captain Sim - B-52 Driver

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    April 1, 2015, 3:20 pm

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  • FSDreamTeam - Vancouver International Airport

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    April 24, 2015, 9:58 pm

    Over 60 Virtavia Aircraft Add-Ons Now 50% Off

    For one week only at the FS Pilot Shop you can get a wide range of popular add-on aircraft from Virtavia for half-price! Included are amazing helicopters, jets and more; both new and historical are available. Please note that the sale does not include the recently added FSX: Steam Edition only add-ons.

    April 24, 2015, 2:50 pm

    Channel Express Virtual Celebrates 4th Anniversary

    Congratulations to Channel Express Virtual who celebrated their 4th anniversary on the 23rd of April 2015. They have come a long way since those early days back then they only had six pilots, a very basic web site, no flight tracking software and all PIREPS were sent by email.

    April 24, 2015, 1:27 pm

    FScene4X TotalPack With Steam Version

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    April 24, 2015, 11:05 am

    FoxOne Free For Windows Phone

    A free version of the action flight simulator FoxOne that offers the best value for money in the category is now available for Windows Phone from SkyFox Games. This free version has three flyables (F-5E Tiger, Jaguar GR3, F-14 Tomcat) and two stages. The full version has ten aircraft: F-5E Tiger, MiG-21Bis, F-4 Phantom, Jaguar GR3, MiG-29 Fulcrum, F-2A Viper Zero, F-14 Tomcat, Rafale, J-20 and the F-22 Raptor, and 15 stages.

    April 24, 2015, 9:55 am

    Aeroplane Heaven - Grumman F3F-2

    The Grumman F3F-2 is the re-incarnation of the first product from Aeroplane Heaven some 14 years ago, with a modern twist. All the bells and whistles of today's generation of simulation technology, combined with the classic style of the "Flying Barrel" bring a fresh, new look to classic warbird flying in FSX, SE and P3DV2.

    April 23, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Simple FSX Missions - Short Flights Italy

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is Simple FSX Missions - Short Flights Italy with ten fun missions. You will start at the gate and go through all the checklists for the airplane you are flying. Navigate by using a flight plan loaded to your GPS to get to the destination airport. These missions are fun to fly and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to about 2 hours to complete.

    April 23, 2015, 8:04 am

    New Feature: File Comments

    Announcing a new feature for the FlightSim.Com file library: user comments. Much like you can do with news and feature articles, you can now leave comments on each individual file in our library. So be it praise, construction criticism, a request etc., leave a comment. The new comments feature is a fantastic way for members to interact with the developer.

    April 22, 2015, 6:32 pm

    AFS Design - Water And Clouds V2

    Now available from AFS-Design is Water & Clouds 2 for FSX. It includes clouds with more structures and more opacity and water waves that are very close to photoreal. The "Water & Clouds" scenery contains a comprehensive package of new water textures with mirror effects, as well as cloud and sky textures.

    April 22, 2015, 3:04 pm

    FSDreamTeam - Dallas-Fort Worth

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from FSDreamTeam is scenery of Dallas-Fort worth for FSX and FS2004. It has been created with great attention to visual quality and performance, using the latest available programming techniques. It features hi-res customized ground and runways and many other features.

    April 22, 2015, 1:27 pm

    VRInsight - Micro ProPit On Sale

    The ProPit from VRInsight is a portable instrument panel for propeller aircraft. Real knobs and push buttons provide the user an ultimately realistic flight experience with instant setup. All the gauges, buttons and knobs are synchronized with default Flight Simulator propeller aircraft and most aircraft add-ons. It is now on sale at the FS Pilot Shop.

    April 21, 2015, 9:35 am

    RutanRC To Developer R/C SpaceShipOne

    RutanRC to launch Kickstarter campaign to develop R/C SpaceShipOne™ and White Knight. RutanRC is a new a company formed to develop, manufacture and distribute innovative radio controlled model aircraft. It has announced a Kickstarter campaign fund development and initial production of its first models, Burt Rutan's epic, award winning SpaceShipOne™ and White Knight.

    April 21, 2015, 9:22 am

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