• Interview with Stephen Borick, NGiS

    Next Generation Interactive Software (NGiS) is promising the next big thing in flight simulation, with a new, built from the ground up simulator using the latest technology and data. Stephen Borick answers our questions about this exciting development in this interview.

    October 2, 2015, 3:48 pm

    Review: Soul Made Simulations Beaver

    X-Plane bush pilots will surely enjoy flying the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver from Soul Made Simulations. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt surely did and declares it a must have add-on. The plane comes with wheel and amphib versions, lots of liveries, high fidelity sound and a lovely flight model.

    September 30, 2015, 6:12 pm

    Converting CFS2/FS2002 Aircraft To FSX

    Do you have a favorite older aircraft you'd like to use in FSX? There's a good chance that it can be converted, and in this tutorial Erwin Welker shows you how. A little work with a hex editor and some modifications to the aircraft.cfg and other files make it all possible and it's not as hard as you might imagine.

    September 26, 2015, 6:48 am

    Interview With Christopher Leipelt

    Christopher Leipelt is a young X-Plane scenery designer with big ambitions. Since being drawn into aviation a few years ago he's explored various aspects of it and plans to make flying a career. In just a short time he's made his mark as a scenery designer and has had some great real world experiences too. Learn more in our interview.

    September 23, 2015, 1:26 pm

    Review: IRIS - Grob G 115E / Tutor T.1

    The Grob G 115E / Tutor T.1 from IRIS is one of Europe's most popular primary flight training aircraft. It features custom sounds and displays, realistic flight models, HD textures, custom paint kit, authentic documentation and more. Reviewer Bill Stack found it to fly well for a training plane and offered good looks both inside and out.

    September 20, 2015, 8:41 am

    Where In The World #77

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is still capital cities, with last month's proving to be a bit of a trick, and challenging to many. This time #77 features a capital with a "new" airport. Can you figure out which one?

    September 18, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Interview With Roger Wensley

    Inspired by a big hole in the FS2004 scenery around his local area, Roger Wensley was inspired to try his hand at scenery design. While initially daunting, he soon found designing was actually quite addictive and as a result his fellow flightsimmers have a great many additional airports to fly to. Learn more about the man behind the scenery in our interview.

    September 15, 2015, 11:15 am

    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part One

    In this new tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease.

    September 12, 2015, 2:53 pm

    Interview With Dan Gould

    Dan Gould is an X-Plane enthusiast who enjoys repainting aircraft. With a life-long interest in aviation and being a professional graphic designer, this is pretty natural. He's painted a variety of planes and enjoys getting the highest level of realism possible. Learn more about him in our interview.

    September 9, 2015, 10:20 am

    Review: A2A Simulations Comanche 250

    The Comanche 250 from A2A Simulations is another highly detailed Accu-Sim aircraft for FSX/P3D. The Comanche is a definite step up for the private pilot, with more power and retractable gear. A2A has simulated this in great detail, as they are well known for. Reviewer Bill Stack offers his comments.

    September 5, 2015, 6:18 pm

    Fruit Stand Tutorial

    Airports in X-Plane can seem barren without airplanes, or unrealistic with the wrong ones. In this tutorial, Roy White explains how to use resources including his The Fruit Stand Aircraft Library to realistically populate any airport with aircraft for a greatly improved look to scenery.

    September 2, 2015, 2:04 pm

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  • JSG Panels - Boeing 787 Panel v6

    Now available from JSP Panels for FSX Steam and Prepar3D is their Boeing 787 Panel v6. Some features include a new landing windows, easier use of CDU, moving yoke, taxi speed control and complete TCAS with sounds.

    October 3, 2015, 1:43 pm

    Aerosoft - Professional Flight Planner X v1.23

    PFPX (Professional Flight Planner X) from Aerosoft is an innovative flight planning tool developed by real-world pilots and dispatchers. It works with FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. It has just been updated to v1.23.

    October 3, 2015, 8:39 am

    Virtualcol On Sale At FS Pilot Shop

    For a limited time only at the FS Pilot Shop all products from Virtualcol are on sale for 30% off. Virtualcol offers a wide variety of both aircraft and scenery add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D

    October 2, 2015, 1:18 pm

    MegaScenery Earth U.S. Scenery Sale

    MegaScenery Earth has all their U.S. state scenery on sale for 50% off to make way for a new 4X version. Find a package for your favorite state! This excludes all Ultra Res Cities and Ultra Res National Parks and all other countries, it includes the U.S. states only.

    October 2, 2015, 8:53 am

    Alabeo - C400 Corvalis TT Released

    Alabeo presents the C400TT Corvalis TT for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D. It includes six liveries, Alabeo G1000 glass cockpit, high quality 3D model, realistic behavior, superb material shine and reflections and much more.

    October 1, 2015, 3:14 pm

    In A Moon's Course--A Flightsim eBook

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is In a Moon's Course, an ebook by Allan Jones, that tells the story of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII and provides 28 flight stories with route planning for your flightsim.

    October 1, 2015, 2:40 pm

    Rolling Cumulus - Bandidos Flights Chapter II

    Rolling Cumulus announces another set of missions for FSX. Bandidos Flights Chapter II brings you to South America where you will fly a DC-4 and Constellation on secretive cargo missions.

    October 1, 2015, 10:25 am

    X-Plane 10.40 Released

    Laminar Research announces a major new release of X-Plane. Version 10.40 includes many updates and new features. It now supports download digital purchase. There are also now 576 new 3D airports, faster scenery loading, improvements in ATC and much more.

    September 30, 2015, 12:14 pm

    X-Plane 10 Mobile For Android Released

    Laminar Research announces that X-Plane 10 Mobile is now available for Android. The new Android version has all of the same features, missions, high quality aircraft and performance as the iOS version.

    September 29, 2015, 6:29 pm

    JSG Panels - Boeing 777 Panel v6

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from JSG Panels for FSX and Prepar3D is their Boeing 777 Panel v6. This updated panel can be used with the aircraft of your choice. It includes sound files for gauges, new landing window, easier to use CDU and more.

    September 29, 2015, 9:51 am

    Aerosoft - Mega Airport Zurich v2

    Now available from Aerosoft for FSX and Prepar3D is Mega Airport Zurich v2. This includes completely detailed scenery of this major airport, with recent additions included. It includes photoreal ground, seasonal effects, all major buildings, night effects, animated objects and much more.

    September 28, 2015, 2:03 pm

    IVAO At Barcelona Airsim Meeting

    The International Virtual Aviation Organization - IVAO will be present at the Barcelona AirSim Meeting 2015 in October. IVAO will offer different activities to present its virtual flight and air traffic control network. Besides, the organization will participate in some talks.

    September 28, 2015, 9:26 am

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