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    Where In The World #72

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    April 15, 2015, 10:34 am

    Interview With Daniel Everman

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    Silver Argosy Part 2

    Tony Vallillo has long regaled us with his tales of airline flying. But flying the big jets was not enough; he dreamed of owning his own plane. This ultimately came about in a way that involved knowing just the right people and looking at just the right time. In part 1 the deal was made, but now he owned a plane on the wrong coast of the US that needed to be flown home, resulting in an adventure of low and slow flying.

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    Review: Aerosoft - F-14 X

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    April 8, 2015, 8:14 am

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Twelve

    In this tutorial, 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. This 12th part reviews creating curved shapes and demonstrates how to project textures onto them properly.

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    Review: Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave 375

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    March 29, 2015, 8:21 am

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    FSDreamTeam - Chicago O'Hare v2.0

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    Perfect Flight - Flight Service Mega Pack

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    Flight Sim 2015 - Show Confirmed And Tickets On Sale

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    April 19, 2015, 3:23 pm

    Virtavia - F-106 Delta Dart FSX Steam Edition

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    April 19, 2015, 7:06 am

    Virtavia - EA-6B Prowler FSX Steam Edition

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    Virtavia - F-5E Tiger II FSX Steam Edition

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    April 18, 2015, 7:23 am

    Aerosoft - Global ATC Simulator

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    April 17, 2015, 5:03 pm

    FSDreamTeam - Los Angeles LAX

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    New FSX-Steam Edition Cargo Crew Mission Pack

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