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    Interview With Henrik Nielsen

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    Review: Alabeo - C177 Cardinal II for X-Plane

    Alabeo recently added to its X-Plane 10 lineup with the C177 Cardinal II. It includes both the fixed and retractable gear versions, with HD textures, high quality 3D model, custom sound system and much more. Our reviewer Shawn Weigelt did find some flaws but still found it a joy to fly and a "must buy" for GA fans.

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    Where In The World #76

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's proving to be quite challenging, and a bit controversial. For #76 we visit the US and try to find the right state capital. Can you figure it out?

    August 18, 2015, 3:00 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Eighteen

    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. In this article he demonstrates some new tools and shows some useful tips for more advanced users.

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    Review: Saitek - X-55 Rhino HOTAS System

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    Review: Carenado - B1900D HD Series For X-Plane 10

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    Review: Aerosoft - Mallorca X Evolution

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    Review: OE-XAM Helicopter Torque Pedals

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    During the week around the Labor Day holiday, the FS Pilot Shop offers a series of sales on popular flight simulator related pilots. Here's a great chance to save up to 60% on some great add-ons. Companies on sale include FeelThere, Razbam, Flysimware, TweakFS, FS Widgets and more.

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    Rolling Cumulus - Night Flight

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    Aerosoft - Autobahn-Police Simulator

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    TDS Releases Boeing 727-200 For FS2004

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    FSX/P3D PMDG NGX Remote CDU Released

    New iOS / Android Remote CDU for PMDG's 737 NGX now available. Have you ever wanted to use your tablet / phone as a remote CDU? This free-to-view server will allow you to use your favorite mobile device (Android tablet / phone, iPhone / iPad, Windows tablet / phone) to interact with the CDU in PMDG's 737 NGX.

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    RDJ Simulation - Extreme Airline For FSX

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    Island Sim - Taiwan Taoyuan International

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    Wing Creation - Nagasaki Airport RJDU

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    September 1, 2015, 9:31 am

    Air India Virtual Celebrates 6th Anniversary

    Air India Virtual completes 6 years and 50,000 flying hours in August 2015. The staff and the entire team of Air India Virtual would like to thank all its members for its continues support and dedication for making it the no. 1 virtual airline in West Asia.

    August 31, 2015, 11:56 am

    Rolling Cumulus - Bandido's Flights Episode 1

    Bandido's Flights Episode 1 includes true missions smuggling contraband into Mexico and Latin America. Every day and night, "contrabandistas" aircraft leave south Florida and the Texan border. A slot is waiting for you!

    August 30, 2015, 8:30 am

    Aerosoft - Svalbard-Longyear X

    Explore the wild north with Svalbard-Longyear X now available for FSX/P3D from Aerosoft. Here's a brand new Norwegian scenery on the island of Spitzbergen. Take a trip to Svalbard-Longyear and encounter all its beauty and its wonderful approach to the airport.

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    Drzewiecki Design - Warsaw City X

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