David Rosado has made a name for himself as a flightsim scenery designer. He concentrates on his home of Puerto Rico and has enhanced many of the airports there. But he also does professional development and works in the aerospace industry, as well as having time in the cockpit as a private pilot. Learn more in our interview.
Today we continue our Gift Guide. The Ultimate 146 Collection from QualityWings includes the BAe146 and Avro RJ series, a four-engine regional aircraft series by British Aerospace. All produced passenger variants have been included. Reviewer Meng Yu looks at the history of this plane and tries the QualityWings version, enjoying what he finds.
WorldFlight Australia is a virtual round the world flight that raises money for The Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. In 2016 it began in Sydney November 6th and finished six days later. Bill Smith was one of the participants, flying many legs in a realistic 737-800 cockpit simulator and tell about his experiences.
It's that time of year again when people are looking for gift ideas, so today we begin our annual series of gift guides, where we republish some of our favorite reviews from the past. The MJC8 Q400 Pro Edition for FSX from Majestic Software is an upgrade over their previous "Pilot" edition with many additional features including smoother controls, heads-up guidance system, shareable cockpit feature and much more. There's a lot to this add-on, more operational detail than typical, and reviewer Justin Cogo covers it all.
In this article, we look at the Flying Development Studios soon to be released variants of the Lockheed Martin C-130 military aircraft for use with the Infinite Flight sim. Like all newer aircraft released by FDS, this is top quality, and certainly not one to be missed, reports reviewer Jack Daniels.
X-Plane 11 has not been released yet, but we do now have a first beta version to examine. This is the first major version change in quite a few years and Laminar Research has made some major changes to various parts of the sim. Stuart McGregor has had a few days to try it out and offers this early report.
Creating a realistic sky and lighting is more complicated than you might think. FlightGear uses "Atmospheric Light Rendering" to actually create the lighting effects based on conditions, rather than just displaying images. Thorsten Renk explains how this all works.
The Ikarus C42, manufactured in Germany by Comco Ikarus, has 45 years of experience designed into it to make it one of the most successful production aircraft in the air. Reviewer Michael Hayward gives the FSX version from Sim720 a go and finds it a most pleasant aircraft to fly, with generally nice features all around.
Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm, this month with a new focus. For the next few challenges the clues will focus on airline flight information and participants will need to determine the departure or arrival airports based on the flight info. Are you up to the challenge?
In this interview meet Emma Bentley, long time flightsim scenery designer. Currently working with the UKX group, Emma is involved in creating X-Plane scenery for the airports of the UK. The group has four members, all actively involved in creating custom airport scenery.
L35 Big Bear City Airport is a large and busy GA airport located in San Bernardino County, California. FSX/P3D pilots flying into the scenery published by Just Flight will be in for treat, visiting a highly detailed and scenic area. Reviewer Bill Stack also reports it offers some of the best night effects he has seen.
During December the FS Pilot Shop will be hosting sales by many popular flight simulator publishers. Some sales are in effect now, others will start later. Duration of sale varies by publisher so if you see something you want it's best to act right away!
Taburet announces Night XP scenery for Holland, Belgium and Luxemborg. This is a nocturnal scenery for those X-Plane pilots who like to fly at night with spectacular scenery. It takes full advantage of the X-Plane scenery system but is gentle on frame rates.
IVAO again presents its premier event "Crowded Skies XIII" today, December 10, 2016. This record breaking unique event sets the entire IVAO skies alive and active. This all-day event involves dozens of countries worldwide providing extensive ATC coverage for literally thousands of online flights.
The new MegaSceneryEarth Colorado v3 features unsurpassed image sharpness, scenery color and clarity, improved scenery features with accurate additional water bodies and topographical data and the latest aerial imagery available. This might just be the most visually spectacular state of all.
Now available from Drzewiecki Design for FSX and Prepar3D is Polish Airports X Volume 2 Version 4. Polish Airports vol. 2 is a package of highly detailed sceneries of EPRA Radom, EPSC Szczecin, EPLL Lodz and EPZG Zielona Gora airports in Poland.
Justplanes.com announces two new videos in the "Flight In The Cockpit Series" featuring Swiss International. First is 201 minute downloadable video featuring a Swiss MD11 flight to Buenos Aires. Second is an A340 flight to Singapore.
New from Skysong Soundworks is Saab-340 HD Audio for both FS2004 and FSX. The Saab 340 is a Swedish twin-engine turboprop aircraft The sound pack is compiled from real world recordings for a truly immersive sound experience inside and outside the aircraft.
Announcing LiteJet Virtual, a virtual airline that simulates Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and its partner Etihad Airways with over 600 routes and 200 aircraft. This India-based airline welcomes new members.
This month Canadian Xpress is trying a new concept for their monthly challenges. December Challenge - Real World Ops I will follow a real world flight operation and see if the virtual pilots can do better.
REX Simulations and MILVIZ (Military Visualizations) announce the release of Service Pack 1 to the WX Advantage Radar. SP1 includes major updates and fixes such as support for P3D v3.4.14, improved panel configuration process, added terrain masking and mapping, improved beam geometry and more.