• Interview With Justin Kissling

    Like many, Justin Kissling found the X-Plane world a little barren and so set about doing something about it. He has since created a number of airports, mostly large international ones with San Francisco being his favorite. Learn more about his interests and design techniques in our interview.

    June 30, 2015, 8:46 am

    Review: Aerosoft - PMDG 777-200

    The PMDG 777 isn't exactly a new product, and this isn't exactly a review. Author Stuart Outram looks at the PMDG 777, compares it to the PMDG 737, discusses how the plane works with other products and discusses a bit the state of the flightsim hobby.

    June 27, 2015, 9:12 am

    Interview With Tim Gatland - Dovetail Games

    We recently had the chance to interview Tim Gatland, Chief Technology Office with Dovetail Games. Dovetail, as most should know, now publishes the FSX: Steam Edition as well as Train Simulator 2015 and other products. Tim gives us some details about Dovetail, what they've done with FSX: Steam Edition and plans for the future.

    June 24, 2015, 5:10 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon For X-Plane 10

    One of the latest X-Plane 10 offerings from Alabeo is the Cessna C207 Skywagon. Included are regular and bush models with HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more. This is one of the bigger single engine GA planes out there and perhaps not the best looking but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it to be Alabeo's finest release yet.

    June 20, 2015, 10:42 am

    Where In The World #74

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being one of the more remote ones: Port Moresby, PNG. Quite a few people managed to get it though. This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

    June 18, 2015, 4:25 pm

    FlightSimCon 2015

    A beautiful weekend, a great aviation museum, and hundreds of flightsim enthusiasts -- what could be better. That's what FlightSimCon 2015 was all about. Included was a full two days of presentations plus a hangar full of displays and lots of fellow simmers to meet. Nels Anderson presents his first person view of the event.

    June 15, 2015, 6:01 pm

    Review: FSWidgets EFB For X-Plane

    An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) gives you all the flying information that used to take many pounds of paper and puts it into digital form that a pilot can easily take along. FSWidgets has created a number of very similar EFB versions, for FS2004, FSX and in the case of this review, a Windows version that works with X-Plane. Reviewer Paul Mort gives it a try and offers his report.

    June 14, 2015, 6:46 pm

    The Flight Simulator Experience

    As good as our PC sims can be, there are far more realistic flight simulators out there that simmers can rent time in. In this article, Paul Mort describes his visit to the Flightdeck Experience where he tries his hand at their Boeing 737 simulator.

    June 11, 2015, 2:58 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Fifteen

    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 15th part showing how the use of components makes modeling easier.

    June 7, 2015, 8:21 am

    Review: IRIS - Pro Training Series - Texan Driver

    The Pro Training Series - Texan Driver from Iris lets Prepar3D and FSX pilots experience the plane that many modern military pilots train on. It's not a slow, simple plane for beginners though but rather a high performance turboprop. It features realistic flight models and customs sounds, custom displays, many HD textures and much more. Learn more in Bill Stack's review.

    June 5, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Review: RORTOS - Extreme Landings PRO

    Test your piloting skills and manage the most critical flight conditions of history with Extreme Landings Pro from RORTOS. While this won't replace you PC based simulator, it does allow you to flightsim on the go with your iOS or Android device. It offers several modes of play including "career" and "land now" plus a more traditional flight simulator mode. Reviewer Mario Frangi tells us all about it.

    June 1, 2015, 4:46 pm

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  • Canadian Xpress July 2015 Challenge Leg XII

    Canadian Xpress is celebrating their 5th year. Part of the celebration is the launch of their Boeing C-17 Globemaster III along with a tour/challenge. This month's challenge is the twelfth leg of the 5 Year Anniversary World Tour and goes from Rotterdam (EHRD) to Goteborg Landvetter (ESGG).

    July 1, 2015, 5:30 pm

    4th Of July Sale On Now

    Save up to 50% from best-selling publishers now at the FS Pilot Shop during their 4th Of July Sale. Includes REX, Razbam, Megascenery Earth, FSPS and more. Read on for details and the full list of sale products.

    July 1, 2015, 9:41 am

    Aerosoft - Greenland Nuuk X

    Fly to the challenging north, straight to Greenland's Nuuk airport which offers a unique approach with exciting views of the mountainous city of Nuuk, below the glorious Northern Lights. Greenland Nuuk X is now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Aerosoft for FSX and Prepar3D.

    July 1, 2015, 8:06 am

    Flightsoft - Fly To Hawaii v2

    Fly to Hawaii for FSX - The "timeless classic" DC10 jetliner product now features an MD10 cockpit and includes some of the most comprehensive features. Version 2 is now available from FlightSoft at the FS Pilot Shop.

    June 30, 2015, 1:52 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Jacksonville

    The latest MegaSceneryEarth release is Ultra Res Cities Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville, Florida and around 5,000 square miles of surrounding area.

    June 30, 2015, 7:34 am

    Figerty Systems - FSX Charts

    FSX Charts from Figerty Systems allows you to view detailed charts for airports while you fly in your simulator. From ground layouts to full detailed ILS approach charts and more, FSX Charts is everything you need to enjoy your flight just like the real life pilots do.

    June 29, 2015, 6:31 pm

    esci simNovel - Pilates Ghost

    Esci announces Pilates Ghost, a simNovel. A simNovel provides an intriguing story in an e-book format. At critical points in the story, you will take the controls of an aircraft and "become" one of the characters, flying a challenging FSX mission. The story brings background, substance and meaning to the missions...the missions forward the plot of the story. You will find it intriguing, challenging and most of all, immersive.

    June 29, 2015, 1:02 pm

    Aerosoft - Kilimanjaro Airport 2015

    Kilimanjaro Airport 2015 from Aerosoft covers the airport and the immediate surrounding but also includes detailed models of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru because they dominate the area. The highly detailed scenery for FSX/P3D includes accurate buildings, hi-res ground images, realistic night textures and much more.

    June 29, 2015, 11:10 am

    Sky Blue Radio Announces Sponsorship For The Red Eye Show

    Sky Blue Radio is pleased to announce a new exclusive partnership with Dovetail Games for its long time running Red Eye Show on Tuesday nights with Thomas Mathieu a.k.a. DJ Captain Crunch.

    June 27, 2015, 10:46 am

    Drzewiecki Design - Miami City X

    Miami City X from Drzewiecki Design is a highly detailed scenery of Miami City in Florida. It gives you the possibility to fly over a large area of Miami, with photoreal ground with autogen, hundreds of custom-made buildings, lite, FPS-friendly sceneries of KMIA, KTMB and KOPF airports and start locations for 2FA0, 9FA8, 64FL, 71FL, FA76, FD00, FD23, FL83, FL93, X44, X46 and X48.

    June 26, 2015, 2:42 pm

    VATSTAR ATO Now Open

    Announcing the opening of VATSTAR, the newest VATSIM Authorized Training Organization. VATSTAR is a VATSIM stand-alone ATO, meaning that the sole focus is pilot training. The goal is to be the premier resource for simulator pilots of every skill and experience level.

    June 26, 2015, 8:21 am

    IRIS - Grob G 115E / Tutor T.1

    New from IRIS for FSX and Prepar3D is the Grob G 115E / Tutor T.1. Take to the sky in one of Europe's most popular primary flight training aircraft. It features custom sounds and displays, realist flight models, HD textures, custom paint kit, authentic documentation and more.

    June 25, 2015, 2:14 pm

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