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    Ron Blehm returns with another Where In The World geography challenge for flightsimmers. Number 64, featured an interesting airport in India, which failed to stump those who participated. This month we have a new challenge related to Ron's previous employment as a firefighter. Give it a try and see if you can figure out the location.

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    Review: Lionheart Creations LHC Classics Fleet One Ultra-Pack

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    July 29, 2014, 3:48 pm

    Interview With George Diemer

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    July 26, 2014, 10:56 am

    Interview With Francesco Cekko

    Francesco Cekko got into development the way many people do--by wishing for some add-on for his sim and realizing the only way to get it was to make it himself. He started by slowly learning to create X-Plane scenery but has since learned to make aircraft too. Learn more about him in our interview.

    July 24, 2014, 10:53 am

    Aviation Puzzle #5

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month he teams up with Ron Blehm for another one. For those who tried puzzle #4 the results are also included here. See how well you can determine airport ICAO codes and send in your results.

    July 22, 2014, 10:56 am

    Interview With Wayne Handley

    Wayne Handley is well known as an aerobatic champion and preeminent airshow performer and is also a former naval aviation and ag pilot. Since 1957 he has flown over 31,000 hours with little of it spent straight, level and upright. Recently we had the chance to interview him and learn more about his career and his thoughts about the use of simulators in training.

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    Review: Golden Age - Pitcairn PA-5 And Sport Mailwing

    Golden Age Simulation has rendered an historically significant civilian aircraft of the 1920s with distinction. The Pitcairn Mailwing is visually accurate and attractive inside and outside. Flight modeling seems accurate and is consistent with the manual. Bonus period scenery is included too. Learn more by reading Bill Stack's complete review.

    July 17, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Interview With Erwin Welker

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    Review: Cruz Piper Sport

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    July 13, 2014, 7:21 am

    Interview With Thinus Pretorius

    Over the past decade Thinus Pretorius has created quite a number of military aircraft for FS2004 and FSX. Being from South Africa has given him an unusual niche to work in but his planes have been popular around the world. Learn more about his background and how he creates his planes in our interview.

    July 10, 2014, 10:15 am

    Review: FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition

    With FSX being a mature product there are many years of add-ons that have been created for it. When your flightsimming interests change, such as was recently the case with reviewer Gustavo Mercado, it's nice to find things like the FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition that enhance your new interests.

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    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Cleveland

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    Aerosoft - Night Environment Italy

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    Aerosoft - Mega Airport Dusseldorf

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    Team SDB - Loring AFB for FSX

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    A2A Exhibits At Air Venture

    A2A Simulations is exhibiting all this week at Air Venture 2014. Air Venture 2014, the world's largest fly in and air show, opened this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A2A Simulations is very proud to announce the opening of their first exhibit, showing flight simulation to many like they have never seen before.

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    Auscene - Adelaide International X v2

    AUscene presents their latest airport for Australia, Adelaide International X v2, which is available now for FSX and Prepar3D V2. Adelaide finally fills a gap that has been missing ever since FSX and P3D were released.

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    Alabeo - C195 Businessliner for X-Plane 10

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