While now living far away, Ricardo Rementeria Troncoso ("Remen") has taken on the task of creating the airports of his home region in South America. This allows him to turn his lifelong interest in aviation into something creative that can be used and shared with others. Learn more about him in our interview.
Wing Creation's Fukushima Airport is more than its name implies. In addition to a realistic and accurate rendering of this airport, the scenery has four other distinct areas in Japan rendered realistically and accurately: A general-aviation airport in the mountains, a nuclear-power plant, a seaport, and an historic castle. It offers some great flying for FSX and Prepar3D pilots, reports reviewer Bill Stack.
Lawrie Roache has been a Flight Simulator user going back many years. Starting back in the FS2002 days he decided that his home country of New Zealand needed better scenery and so since then he's been working on that goal. Learn more about Lawrie and his scenery by reading our interview.
If you're an X-Plane pilot who thinks simply flying in a straight line is dull, the Su-26 from Alabeo may be for you. It's a high performance aerobatic plane that really shines, both in its looks and in how it flies. Reviewer Mark Stevenson says "it rocks!"
The early jet age included some fascinating experimental planes, of which the Mach 3+ XB-70 "Valkyrie" is one of the more extreme examples. This version from Virtavia is an older add-on, but reviewer Ray Andersen finds it still has value and is worth a look for those who enjoy flying unusual aircraft in FSX and FS2004.
Ron Blehm has been writing about his flightsim adventures for a long time. It's hard to believe, but 14 years ago he shared with us an around the world flight. Anyone's life changes in 14 years but he recently decided to fly around the world again, and visit some places both new and familiar along the way. Come along as Ron shares his story.
Leen de Jager got started painting aircraft liveries some 13 years ago, first with MSFS and now with X-Plane. Learn more about him, his favorite planes and how he creates them in our interview.
REX4 Texture Direct is an integrated global environment texture utility and effects add-on for FSX and Prepar3D v1.4 and v2 and is DX9, DX10 and DX11 compliant. It changes the look of the entire flightsim world for the better, making it something that will benefit you on every flight. Learn more from Nigel C. Martin's report.
The C195 is probably not what you think of when you think of a Cessna. Cessna's first post WWII plane is a taildragger (or comes equipped with floats) and has a big radial engine. Heinz Dziurowitz has created a nice version of this aircraft for X-Plane and reviewer Rene Bruun offers his report on it.
Designer Bruce Fitzgerald has created add-ons of all types--except airplanes. He's a big fan of spacecraft, both science fiction and real like the Shuttle Atlantis, and has also done helicopters, hovercraft and other vehicles. Learn more about Bruce and his creations in our interview.
DC-8 Jetliner from Just Flight features the DC-8 Series 10 through to the Series 42. Reviewer Bill Stack reports that Just Flight's Douglas DC-8s are accurate visually inside and outside. All features such as seams, rivets, doors, hatches, and the distinctive double-bubble fuselage are clearly visible.
Whether you like hopping the islands of the Pacific or just like exploring new places, Emerald Mesh Development: Guam 3m Terrain Mesh is for you. This scenery gives you the whole island of Guam done in super high resolution plus the Northern Mariana Islands.
The NL2000 team announces the release of several adjustments and improvements to their freeware scenery covering all of The Netherlands. Included are improvements to airports, an updated installer and new packages for the object library.
Issue 10 of FSPilot Magazine is now available. FSPilot Magazine is a flight simulation e-publication. It includes a variety of payware aircraft and scenery reviews as well as other features.
New at the FS Pilot Shop for FSX from Lionheart Creations is the Pasped W-1 Skylark, an elegant aircraft born in the 1930's. Featuring a radial engine, giant landing gear designed to land on rough grass, clad in sleek Duraluminum fairings, this wild looking two place aircraft was so bold that it even made its way into the Hollywood movies.
Channel Express enters its third year of operations having come a long way from its early days. New pilots are welcome if they enjoy flying with such a group that operates with minimal rules.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is coverage of Western Australia for FSX and Prepar3D from FS Genesis. It includes all new, high-quality terrain mesh created from the most comprehensive, detailed, and accurate dataset available anywhere.
The UH-60 Black Hawk, developed by Sikorsky, is a utility tactical transport helicopter, with four blades, twin engines, non-retractable landing gear. The new v2.0 is now available for FSX from Cera Sim at the FS Pilot Shop.
BlackBox Airbus X'treme Prologue aims to give you a taste of things to come. Now offered is version 0.8 of the A320 add-on for FSX, which while fully usable is also meant to let you see and feel what to expect from the full v1.00 release.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Abacus is the T-38C Talon for FS2004 and FSX. Included are three variations of the little twin jet that trained generations of air force pilots.
Laminar Research has announced that the upcoming X-Plane 10.30 will include an approach-capable GPS modeled after the real world Garmin 430. The new GPS will work in every existing X-Plane aircraft using the existing GPS.
OFX USA Mega Mesh provides realistic 5 m precision mesh of the USA covering the 3,794,101 sq mi of the country. It also includes Puerto Rico and all the territories of the US in the Pacific.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Razbam is the SA227-BC Metroliner, a 19 seat twin turboprop airliner built by Swearingen and later by Fairchild. It features a highly detailed exterior and interior models, including a detailed flight deck. Five major variants are included.