• Gift Guide: Lionheart Creations LHC Classics Fleet One Ultra-Pack

    Here's a package with a lot to offer. The LHC Classics Fleet One Ultra-Pack includes five complete planes, ranging from a small sport plane up to a business jet, with a modern GA plane, bush plane and turboprop too. Multiple variants and lots of liveries add to the interest. Bill Otten offers his report and we also include a video look from Jack's FSX Videos.

    December 20, 2014, 11:38 am

    Rays Aviation Project Home Cockpit

    Many of us dream of having a realistic home cockpit to fly with. Ray Andersen had tried small pieces such as controls and gauges but finally decided to take the ultimate step and build his own complete cockpit. Read the story of how this all came about and the details on the build.

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    Gift Guide: Flysimware - Velocity XL RG

    The Velocity XL RG is an American amateur-built aircraft, produced by Velocity, Inc. The Flysimware model for FSX or Prepar3D comes with HD textures, a custom G1000 PFD, MFD and remote system. It includes a full auto pilot system with VNAV that is close to real world operations. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a spin and offers his report.

    December 18, 2014, 4:44 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Six

    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. In this sixth part he expands on applying textures, including projecting textures onto curved surfaces.

    December 17, 2014, 6:11 pm

    Gift Guide: US Cities X - Los Angeles

    US Cities X, created by LimeSim, is based on an extensive aerial imagery and has all major buildings, landmarks and airports and heliports inside the covered areas. The wide area of the Los Angeles X scenery, its plentiful surface features, and its detailed buildings enable unlimited opportunities for sightseeing. The scenery reflects considerable attention to detail and accuracy, reports reviewer Bill Stack.

    December 16, 2014, 5:10 pm

    Max Rex Episode 2

    Gerardo Godoy Canova combines his love for pulp fiction magazines and flying and offers an adventure story that you can read and then fly yourself, using your flight simulator and appropriate aircraft. The tale is set in the 1930's and has heroes, villains, exotic locations and all the details that make for a pulp story. Here is part 2, the final, and links to the files you'll need.

    December 15, 2014, 5:25 pm

    Gift Guide: Carenado Piper Seneca V HD

    Here's another favorite from this past year that we'd like to recommend as part of our gift guide. Carenado continues to expand its line of general aviation aircraft with the inclusion of the Piper Seneca V HD model. This is the latest version of the model and includes a nice modern glass cockpit. Reviewer Justin Cogo takes it for a spin and offers his thoughts.

    December 14, 2014, 1:17 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - DHC-1 Chipmunk

    Just Flight offers the de Havilland Chipmunk for FSX and Prepar3D in two packs: DHC-1 Chipmunk and the DHC-1B-2 Chipmunk Bubble Canopy Expansion. The Chipmunk was the RAF's primary trainer during the 1950s. The design has been the subject of continual upgrades, including turboprops, bubble canopies and other aerodynamic improvements. Reviewer Bill Stack gives it a close look and offers his report.

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    Review: Venez Scenery - Chicago Midway X

    Chicago Midway Airport has been recreated by Venez Scenery for FSX according to real images to make made this reconstruction equal to reality. Taxiways, aprons and runways were created using photorealistic images, as well as signage. Reviewer Bill Stack compares it to the real world and finds it works quite well.

    December 12, 2014, 5:06 pm

    Gift Guide: Alabeo - C177 Cardinal

    The C177 Cardinal II for FSX and Prepar3D from Alabeo features two Cardinal models (fixed and retractable gear), eight HD liveries, quality 3D model and textures, GNS530, realistic behavior and more. Reviewer Bill Otten has spent many hours flying it in recent months and is pleased to find it lives up to its description.

    December 11, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Interview With Colonel Billy Bargagliotti

    Billy Bargagliotti enjoys creating the unusual, sometimes almost forgotten, aircraft from aviation's history. His unusual designs certainly liven up the X-Plane sky! Learn more about his wide variety of interests and what inspires his creations in our interview.

    December 10, 2014, 4:32 pm

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  • Sale On Top Skills Books And Videos

    Top Skills announces a Christmas Special on all books and videos, all for half off the normal prices. Simulate flight the way real pilots fly their real airplanes. Learn from videos and books just for flight simmers.

    December 20, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Razbam On Sale At FS Pilot Shop

    The FS Pilot Shop announces a special holiday sale on Razbam products. Razbam makes a wide variety of quality aircraft add-ons, concentrating on military aircraft. Most are now on sale for $10 each.

    December 20, 2014, 10:10 am

    SP4/Texture Update 2 For REX4 Released

    REX Game Studios announces the release of Service Pack 4 and Texture Update 2 for REX4 Texture Direct. SP4 improves the user experience by adding information about the textures that have been or will be installed into the user's flight simulator. This information is viewable on the My Themes, Community Themes, and Weather Themes area.

    December 19, 2014, 11:55 pm

    Lionheart Creations - Q200

    The Q200 package for FSX and Prepar3D from Lionheart Creations features a 'fictional' version of the famed 1980's Q200 Dragonfly. The LHC version Q200 has a high performance Continental O-200 engine, cruises at 180 MPH, and features standard instrumentation. No LCD screens. Just dials.

    December 19, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Flightsoft - Fly To Italy, Spain & Greece FSX Bundle

    This package from FlightSoft, now on sale at the FS Pilot Shop, combines three great add-ons for FSX in one bundle: Fly To Italy, Fly To Spain & Canary Islands and Fly To Greece.

    December 19, 2014, 11:29 am

    Taburet - Night3D Balkan Countries

    Taburet presents Night3D scenery for Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia for FSX and Prepar3D. Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects placed on top of every type of road provide a night blooming display of lights over the Balkan countries.

    December 19, 2014, 7:52 am

    FSX Steam Edition Released

    Dovetail Games announces the release of FSX Steam Edition. FSX is now available on Steam at 80% off the regular price. While this is still the same sim released by Microsoft years ago it does have some bug fixes and minor changes which are detailed here.

    December 18, 2014, 4:16 pm

    Aerosoft - Airbus Packages Updated

    The Aerosoft A318/A319 and A320/A321 packs contain their latest developments and ideas in FSX/P3D aircraft design. All the systems that are used in day to day flights are simulated with great attention to detail. Version 1.21 has just been released with new features and updates including a new sound pack.

    December 18, 2014, 12:38 pm

    X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery V3 Released

    Andras Fabian announces the release of his massive X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery, version 3. The mesh covers North America, Europe and Japan using high resolution landclass data.

    December 18, 2014, 10:13 am

    Alabeo Updates Add-Ons To Support X-Plane 10

    Alabeo has updated five X-Plane aircraft to version 3 for X-Plane 10. These latest versions are now available at the FS Pilot Shop. Included are the C188 Agtruck, D17 Staggerwing, Pitts S2S, Su-26 and Waco YMF.

    December 18, 2014, 7:53 am

    SimPlugins - Panel Builder Add-on Pilatus PC7

    SimPlugins announces Panel Builder Add-on Pilatus PC7. This add-on contains 25 type specific instruments for the Pilatus PC7. simPlugins Panel Builder or simPlugins EFIS Panel Builder is required.

    December 18, 2014, 3:54 am

    Azurafiles - Vagar Airport Reloaded

    Azurafiles has released Vagar Airport Reloaded for FSX. Do you want to practice instrument approaches with low-visibility, or how about turbulent wind conditions? What ever your piloting skill level, Vagar Airport is sure to have that something special just for you.

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