• Nels Anderson's 20th Anniversary Interview

    2016 marks the 20th anniversary of FlightSim.Com. Since its inception, Nels Anderson has been the driving force, launching, piloting, and navigating it to what it is today. His dedication has resulted in one of the largest collections of files and articles of any single flight simulator source. In this interview, some of the biggest names in the community ask Nels the things they've always wanted to know about him and FlightSim.Com.

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    Head-2-Head: Boeing 737 200/500/700

    Ron Blehm returns with another Head-2-Head comparison of available flightsim jetliners. This time he looks at the "Baby Boeings", three models of the B737, the -200, -500 and -700. Read on as he puts them through their paces on takeoff performance and cruise.

    June 21, 2016, 7:35 am

    Review: DC-6B Legends Of Flight

    From time to time we like to look at an older add-on that is still worthy of your consideration. In this review, Erwin Welker examines one of his favorites, the DC-6B Legends Of Flight for FSX from Just Flight. This is a classic prop airliner, with the flightsim design actually being by Aeroplane Heaven. It's a pleasure to fly and comes with a wide variety of features, liveries, etc.

    June 17, 2016, 5:42 pm

    Road Trip: FlightSimCon 2016

    FlightSimCon 2016 was held this past weekend at the New England Air Museum and Bradley Airport in Connecticut. This year the event grew significantly, with more booths and some 520 people in attendance. Lots of prominent members of the community were on hand to meet and both days were filled with interesting talks. FlightSim.Com was there, and a personal view of the event is offered.

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    Review: Carenado - 525A Citation CJ2 HD Series

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    A Ravenair Flight Simulator Experience

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    FlightSim.Com 20th Anniversary

    Twenty years ago on this very day FlightSim.Com first opened to the public. Given the short lifespan of many online sites it feels pretty amazing to have lasted this long. Please join us in celebrating this event. In this op-ed, FlightSim.Com founder Nels Anderson gives some thoughts about the past and the future.

    May 31, 2016, 1:00 am

    Interview With Peter Tram / Aerobridge

    In this interview we introduce Peter Tram, lead developer for Aerobridge Studios. Peter has several years experience doing scenery for X-Plane and will shortly be expanding to do payware as well as freeware, and will also branch into doing aircraft, as seen in some of the screen shots here.

    May 28, 2016, 7:32 am

    Review: Carenado Piper PA34 Seneca II

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    May 25, 2016, 7:30 am

    Where In The World #85

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge had some personal meaning for Ron but proved quite difficult with few correct answers. This month hopefully will be a bit easier, involving a provincial capital that's been around for some 3000 years. Can you figure out where?

    May 21, 2016, 6:26 pm

    Op-Ed: B739 Versus A320

    Do you prefer flying in one airliner type over another? Based on some recent experiences, Ron Blehm compares the Boeing 737-900 "cattlecar" versus the Airbus A320 "scarybus" and offers up his experiences and a conclusion of sorts...

    May 18, 2016, 5:23 pm

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    Platinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, has entered its summer routine with "Delayed". The Destination of the Week series will be visiting nine airports with an exceptional track record as far as punctuality is concerned.

    June 27, 2016, 10:51 am

    20th Anniversary Membership Drive Almost Over

    Last chance -- only a few days left! It's our 20th birthday but we're giving you the gifts. We need your support if we are going to continue for another 20 years and now is a great time to do it. Support us by getting a First Class Membership during May or June and get entered in a drawing from some great prizes from our sponsors: Aerosoft, Alabeo, Carenado, Flight1 and Just Flight.

    June 27, 2016, 7:53 am

    Emerald Scenery Design - Guam 3M Terrain Mesh Updated

    Whether you like hopping the islands of the Pacific or just like exploring new places, Emerald Scenery Design offers an updated version of Guam 3m Terrain Mesh. In this FSX/P3D scenery you get the whole island of Guam done in super high resolution 3 meter (1/9 arc second) terrain mesh.

    June 25, 2016, 8:14 am

    Emerald Scenery Design - Authentic Bell 47 Sound Pack

    Emerald Scenery Design presents the first Authentic Bell 47 Sound Pack for FSX and P3D. These sounds have been recorded on-site from both Bell 47 D-1 and G-2 aircraft.

    June 24, 2016, 5:01 pm

    FS-FlightControl - New Instructor Station

    FS-FlightControl announces Instructor Operator Station (IOS) for FSX and Prepar3D. This touch optimized instructor station is useful for approach training and offers moving map, weather control, fule, load, failure control, landing report and much more.

    June 24, 2016, 1:37 pm

    REX/Milviz WX Advantage Radar - Update

    REX Simulations and MILVIZ (Military Visualizations) announce the release of update 2 to the WX Advantage Radar. Update 2 includes several enhancements and fixes including support for P3D v3.3.5, modules to support third part aircraft radar integration and more.

    June 24, 2016, 9:21 am

    RDJ Simulations - FSX Mission Vietnam REDUX

    New from RDJ Simulations is FSX Mission Vietnam REDUX for FSX, FSX: Steam and P3D. Take a trip back to the Nam in this action packed and movie idea based re-creation of the Vietnam war. Ride along with waves of Huey helicopter AI on beach assaults to driving a PBR boat up a heart of darkness river searching for downed pilots and a rogue commander fighting the war his own way.

    June 24, 2016, 8:44 am

    FlightSem Software - Southampton Water X

    Southampton Water X is the third volume of a series of enhanced European and UK sea ports developed by FlightSem Software for FSX. Southampton Water X scenery completes the statutory boundary of Southampton Port X and depict well known landscape features straddled along Southampton Waterway.

    June 23, 2016, 6:52 pm

    Perfect Flight - Ultimate King air 350 Simulation

    The most popular business turboprop in the world is now available for FSX from Perfect Flight for a complete and realistic simulation experience. Ultimate King air 350 Simulation offers you an exhaustive representation of beautiful liveries and flight situations.

    June 23, 2016, 1:39 pm

    AFS Design - World & Mosaic v3

    The World & Mosaic for FS2004 from AFS Design contains an all included package of new global textures with a new mosaic technique. The normal resolution is 4.7 m per pixel. With the application of pixel-perfect mosaic series, the resolution is doubled. For example all roads, paths and buildings are calculated and set exactly to the width of 4.7 m. The result is a dense photo texture with a very high sharpness.

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