• Freeware Focus - Tenkuu Developers Studio

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    May 22, 2017, 1:06 pm

    Flight Sim World - Initial Reaction To DTG New Simulator

    Yesterday, Dovetail Games (DTG) released the latest addition to the world of flight simulators for 2017 with Flight Sim World becoming available on Steam as an Early Access release. Remember that Early Access means this sim is still under development, with early users being able to contribute to that. Thanks to Michael Hayward, we offer a first look at what FSW has to offer.

    May 19, 2017, 7:33 am

    Review: Luxembourg RealCity 3D Complete

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    May 16, 2017, 3:01 pm

    Review: X-Plane 11

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    May 13, 2017, 8:32 am

    Review: FSXWX Flight Simulator Weather Engine

    For those wanting real world weather within FSX, FSXWX is a great freeware solution, so reports reviewer Bruno Esperanca. Though a bit complicated to install, once running you'll see much more interesting, complex and most important real weather through which to fly.

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    Review/Tutorial: GoodWay 5 Flight Planner

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    Op-Ed: Flight Sim World - What We Know

    Dovetail Games, with their announcement of Flight Sim World, brings a brand-new flight simulator for 2017 to the hobby. It will initially be available in an "Early Access" version -- basically a version that is not quite finished and encourages user feedback. In this op-ed, Michael Hayward examines what we know so far and offers his opinions on what this means for the flight simulation hobby.

    May 4, 2017, 10:42 am

    Going Places - Sharjah To Frankfurt Main

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    May 2, 2017, 5:19 pm

    Review: Aeroplane Heaven - Hawker Typhoon Mk1B

    FSX and Prepar3D warbird fans will surely enjoy the Hawker Typhoon Mk1B created by Aeroplane Heaven. It includes seven authentic WWII paint schemes and realistic flight dynamics that provide a challenge for the virtual pilot. Reviewer Erwin Welker was pleased with the results.

    April 29, 2017, 6:45 pm

    Where in the World Feature 94

    Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month drew a good turnout, with quite a few figuring out the answer. This month features a famously difficult airport. How is your geography knowledge--are you up to the challenge?

    April 26, 2017, 5:05 pm

    Review: Drzewiecki Design – Polish Airports Volume 1 v4

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    April 24, 2017, 7:28 am

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  • Announcing Prepar3D v4

    Lockheed Martin is proud to announce that the next generation of simulation and training will start on May 30, 2017 with the public release of Prepar3D v4. The release culminates over eight years of Lockheed Martin development and welcomes major enhancements and new capabilities.

    May 24, 2017, 11:55 am

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    May 24, 2017, 10:20 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KORL Orlando Executive Apt

    This FSX scenery is for KORL Orlando Executive Airport with information compiled from Google. Accurate textures and sizes were not available until March 2017, that's why no one has to try to make it before.

    May 24, 2017, 8:02 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KBMI Central Illinois Regl Apt

    This new FSX scenery is for KBMI Central Illinois Regional Airport with information compiled from Google. Accurate textures and sizes were not available until March 2017, that's why no one has to try to make it before.

    May 24, 2017, 5:53 am

    Perfect Flight - FS Approaches Vol 7 Switzerland

    Extending across the north and south side of the Alps in west-central Europe, Switzerland offers a great diversity of landscapes and climates and it is a very hard place to fly. FS Approaches Vol 7 for FSX offers you the possibility to try your pilot skills.

    May 23, 2017, 5:41 pm

    FS Pilot Shop Memorial Day Sale 2017

    With the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaching, the FS Pilot Shop announces its big sale, extending to over 50 publishers and hundreds of products. Now is the time to stock up on some great flight simulator products for 2017.

    May 23, 2017, 11:11 am

    FSW - Quality Of Life Update Planned This Week

    Last week Dovetail Games (DTG) released the latest addition to the world of flight simulators for 2017 with Flight Sim World becoming available on Steam as an Early Access release. Early Access means the sim is still under development and today they have announced the first set of changes that users will receive.

    May 22, 2017, 5:21 pm

    FlightSimCon Reaches New Heights With Impressive Speaker Lineup

    FlightSimCon flight simulator convention for 2017 is only a few weeks away. Today they are proud to announce an impressive speaker lineup for the event. There will be a plethora of educational, entertaining, and informative seminars throughout the weekend. Flight-simulation focused seminars will occur on Saturday, and presentations with a real-world focus will occur on Sunday.

    May 22, 2017, 1:24 pm

    Canadian Xpress May Fly-In - Moonlight Madness

    Virtual airline Canadian Xpress announces their May fly-in - Moonlight Madness. This month they are switching things up a bit by making Boston ARTCC and torontor FIR's event their month fly-in, which includes a full complement of ATC.

    May 21, 2017, 4:13 pm

    Historic Airline Group Annual Contest Underway

    It's time once again for the Annual Historic Airline Group Contest Giveaway! This year we have as a Grand Prize this rare 1:144 scale Revell model 727-100! This plastic model represents the dawn of the jet age for domestic travel within the US and Europe.

    May 21, 2017, 2:23 pm

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