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    Review: Flight1 / JSS Simulations - Transall C-160

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    G2XPL Tutorial

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    Review: REX - WorldWide Airports HD

    With REX WorldWide Airports HD you get a package that transforms the entire look of your flight simulator (FSX or P3D). Much of your flightsim world is created from default objects, textures and lighting which this product transforms by using higher resolution and new and better looking textures. Reviewer Michael Hayward has spent some time using it and finds it to be one of the best add-ons he uses.

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    Review: Vehicle Simulator

    We're all familiar with flight simulators, and most probably know there are train simulators, truck simulators, ship simulators...but how about an all-in-one Vehicle Simulator? Ilan Papini created just such a thing, and it's not particularly new either. Reviewer Thomas Bruckelt offers his views on its many capabilities.

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    Road Trip: FlightSimCon 2017

    FlightSimCon 2017 was held this past weekend at KBDL in Connecticut. This event has grown to be a major gathering of flightsimmers and developers, the biggest such event in America. While it's impossible to really capture the event without attending, here we offer a report and some personal observations on what went on.

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    Tutorial: IFR Approach to PABE

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    FlightSimCon 2017 Interviews

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    Interview With Rui Mesquita

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    Review: Cielosim - Jacksonville International Airport

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    Review: Vidan Design - Billund X

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    June 27, 2017, 5:48 pm

    SamScene 3D - Munich RealCity VFR Updated

    SamScene 3D has updated Munich RealCity VFR for FSX/P3D. Munich is the capital and largest city of Bavaria. This scenery covers Munich city center with very high resolution and is built with over five thousand German style custom autogen buildings and houses. The update includes fixes plus more custom buildings and landmarks.

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    War Wings Launches New Game Update

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    June 25, 2017, 9:49 am

    TSS - Boeing 777 Trent-895 Sound Set

    Turbine Sound Studios proudly presents the Boeing 777 Rolls Royce Trent-895 Pilot Edition sound package for FS2004 and FSX recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit.

    June 24, 2017, 6:12 pm

    BC Sceneries - Genova Complete v2 for X-Plane 11

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    June 24, 2017, 9:22 am

    Historic Airline Group Continues To Grow

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    Glowingheat - Lockheed A-12 Cygnus

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    Airlines Manager: Tycoon Takes Flight

    Playrion announces that Airlines Manager: Tycoon, the latest iteration of their airlines manager simulation line, has launched for iOS and Android. Airlines Manager: Tycoon puts players in the CEO seat at a fledgling airline where they must take care of marketing, research and development, finances, and growth.

    June 23, 2017, 10:00 am

    Milviz - North American F-86F-30 Sabre

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    June 22, 2017, 3:17 pm

    AFS Design - Su-27 Sukhoi - v2 for FS2004

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