Bear East is the "nom de nerd" of X-Plane scenery design team K. Grace and Jayson Ng. They work both together and independently and enjoy creating Asian airports in their signature style, providing touches that make visitors feel that they are really in the country of the airport.
The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a popular twin engine airliner. The version from Flight1 for FSX is not exactly new, but it is a favorite of reviewer Steve Franklin. Here he offers a quick look at this plane which you may also enjoy adding to your hangar.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is still capital cities, with last month's proving to be a bit of a trick since you had to get both the right location and the right airport. Feature number 78 takes us to a capital with one of the trickiest, non-precision approaches in the world! Can you figure out where it is?
Most of our reviews cover commercial products but today we highlight the work of one of the many talented freeware teams. Reviewer Ron Blehm discovered the FSX scenery of Rafael Hernandez Airport and the surrounding area in Puerto Rico created by Ron Rosado. Although he ran into a few issues the scenery made for a great excuse to fly into this island.
Are you unhappy with the way your Microsoft Flight Simulator airplanes fly? It's quite possible to change them. Many flightsimmers have learned to do it over the years. Though it can be quite complex, help is available. In this tutorial Bob Chicilo explains how to make a wide variety of changes, offering tips for tweaking things and explaining what many of the terms found in the aircraft.cfg really mean.
In this tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease. In this part, we learn how to have control over our collection of objects; we first need to know how to find them, how they are structured and importantly, how and where to add new items.
Ron Blehm here offers what he calls a "PREview" of the CamSim 797 created by Camil Valiquette. "Preview" because what he's really interested in is the version 5 coming in early 2016 but in the meantime wants to introduce people to this interesting aircraft in its currently available version.
Adding moving ground traffic to X-Plane scenery is easier than you might think. In this short tutorial, Paul Mort explains how to use Marginal's Ground Traffic Plug-In. You'll find it's no more that picking an object to animate and tracing out a route for it to follow.
Airport & City v2 for FSX by AFS Design includes 500 new building textures with photoreal 1024 textures. It is a comprehensive package of new textures for autogen buildings that will make 3D objects more detailed and realistic. Reviewer Bill Stack offers his comments and lots of comparative screen shots and generally found it worked as advertised.
In this new tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease. This part covers this like understanding viewpoints and different types of objects, and manipulating polygons.
If you ever wondered "Where is that one airport that really challenges my pilot skills?" Here it is! Paro, Bhutan is widely considered the hardest and most dangerous approach in the world. Aerosoft offers a version for FSX and Prepar3D that accurately recreates the airport with custom scenery for the area. Reviewer Justin Cogo found the airport as challenging as advertised.
The Davis D-1 is a parasol-winged aircraft of mixed construction with a two-spar wing and a rectangular welded steel-tube fuselage, the whole being covered by fabric. This classic is now available for FSX/P3D from Golden Age Simulations.
Platinum Airways will pay tribute to the world's most successful film series, James Bond aka 007. Live And Let Fly, the December 2015 Destination of the Week theme, will visit five airports that are linked with key Bond personalities.
The Canadian Xpress Concorde Anniversary Tour consists of 18 legs which must be flown in order, starts where the last flight of the Concorde landed 12 years ago on November 26th 2003, at Bristol Filton Airport (EGTG). Filton is closed today to commercial operations, however private and EMS flights still operate from there.
xFuel is an open source app for Android (iOS version under development) that lets you easily calculate and generate fuel sheets for your flight simulator flights. A completely overhauled version of the Android app has been under development for some time and the developer is now looking for testers.
New from Emerald Scenery Design is FSX/P3D scenery of Kaghau Airport, in the Choiseul Province of the Solomon Islands. The airport is compatible with the FTX Global series and other add-ons. It features photoreal imagery, 38 m/px terrain mesh, custom buildings and plants, ocean sounds and more.
Here's something to be thankful for: over 40 great flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale this week, some with savings of as much as 70%! Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for Black Friday sales and fill up your hangar with great products.
Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Carenado is the X-Plane version of their CT206H Stationair G1000 Extension. This is an add-on for their CT206H Stationair and gives it a modern glass cockpit with a Carenado G1000 PFD and MFD with a full range of features.
Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Rolling Cumulus for FSX is India Forever Expedition 1932. How would you like to go back in time, to 1932 to be exact, and fly over India when it was part of the British Empire? With this mission pack you will!
External EasyFMC from Eric Marciano is a simple and universal Flight Management Computer. It offers exactly the same features as EasyFMC. It requires no navigation database, it can be used with any aircraft and it is provided with two FMC look-and-feel: Airbus and Boeing.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop for FSX is the complete representation of the Bombardier Learjet 60 midsize business jet from Perfect Flight. Strong dependability and exceptional cabin comfort with a 2510 nm range. The Bombardier Learjet 60 is widely recognized as one of the quietest midsize jets currently in service, offering virtually unrestricted access to noise sensitive airports.
Canadian Xpress invites all pilots to join us them Saturday, November 28th for their November 2015 fly-in from Miami to Princes Juliana International for a spectacular approach over the famous Maho beach, where aircraft fly just feet above the heads of beach goers as they enjoy the white sands and clear waters of the Caribbean.
You can spend hours at the cockpit and you want to improve your in-home cockpit to make it the most appealing and realistic set up possible. The wait is over for one of the most requested keyboards of all time, the Flight Simulator X Keyboard from Editors Keys, now available from the FS Pilot Shop.