• Interview With Peter Dowson

    Recently we had the opportunity to interview Peter Dowson who has long been well known for his flight simulator utilities, especially FSUIPC and WideFS. Peter has a long background in programming and a long interest in flying as well. Learn more about him, his creations and his other interests.

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    Aviation Puzzle #6

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month his puzzle is based on your knowledge of aircraft manufacturers and models. Test your knowledge and solve the puzzle. Also revealed is the answer for the previous puzzle #5.

    September 17, 2014, 7:49 am

    Review: 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.

    September 14, 2014, 7:35 am

    Interview With Stuart McGregor X-Plane Developer

    X-Plane scenery designer Stuart McGregor is a good example of how quickly a newcomer can make a major contribution to the flightsim community. In only a short time he's learned to created custom scenery objects as well as layout scenery using a variety of available tools. Learn more about him in our interview.

    September 12, 2014, 8:23 am

    Review: Carenado Piper Seneca V HD

    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.

    September 11, 2014, 11:15 am

    Interview With Glenn Johnson FSX Scenery Developer

    Glenn Johnson has created many very popular scenery add-ons for FSX over the years. Inspired by a close childhood encounter with a Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk, he developed a lifelong interest in aviation that lead him to flight simulation and ultimately scenery design. Learn more in our interview.

    September 9, 2014, 8:23 am

    Ocean Crossing with Sun & Star Navigation

    In modern times cross ocean flights are simple and actually quite boring. Not so in the early days of aviation. In this article, Eric van der Veen explains how navigation was done in the days of Amelia Earhart and how you can fly such trips with FSX. His sample trip shows how it works...and how things can go wrong!

    September 6, 2014, 4:52 pm

    Review: Multi-Crew Experience

    Multi-Crew Experience adds a co-pilot to almost any FSX aircraft, giving you an assistant while flying. This can be especially helpful when using more complex aircraft, and more realistic too. While not without flaws, reviewer, Meng Yu found it a nice addition to his sim experience.

    September 5, 2014, 8:33 am

    Where In The World #66

    Ron Blehm returns with another Where In The World geography challenge for flightsimmers. Number 65 proved to be unusually challenging, with only about half the entrants getting it right. For #66 you'll need to identify an unusual bit of geology. Give it a try and see if you can figure out the location.

    September 2, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Interview With Warbirdsim

    Warbirdsim is a small group of developers who specialize in--surprise!--warbirds and especially the North American P-51 Mustang series. Their enthusiasm for old planes show and in our interview you'll learn about its origin and more about the group in general.

    August 31, 2014, 11:53 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Night Environment British Isles

    Night Environment is a series of add-ons for FSX that revolutionizes the way the world looks at night. Using a series of databases it will add lights to roads and other areas. It seems a simple enough thing, but the difference in realism at night makes for some great flying, so reports review Nigel Martin who tried the Great Britain product in the series.

    August 30, 2014, 8:15 am

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  • TSS - L-1011 Tristar RB-211 HD Pilot Edition Sounds

    Turbine Sound Studios proudly presents the L-1011 Tristar RB-211 HD Pilot Edition sound package for FS2004 and FSX recorded in HD High definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit, so engine sounds are lower in volume, and more balanced, so that the cockpit is a nice audio environment to be in.

    September 18, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Taburet - Moscow Scenery Landmarks Released

    Taburet's Moscow Scenery Landmarks is a complete X-Plane 10 scenery coverage for the area of Moscow and its immediate surroundings. Included is an updated, complete-coverage autogen package that can be flown during day or night. This scenery includes thousands and thousands of correctly placed, sized, shaped and oriented autogen objects to represent a true to life environment.

    September 18, 2014, 11:50 am

    Flight Simulation Group Event Announced

    The next Flight Simulation Group event will be held at the Royal Aeronautical Society, on 12-13 November 2014 in London. The conference, entitled 'The Future of Flight Training Devices' aims to examine the recent advances made in the design and use of this class of device and to identify specific areas of simulation design and data provisioning that requires future enhancement.

    September 17, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Abacus - Ultimate Heavy Bundle Released

    Take the controls of the world's most famous heavy jetliners all in one package. Separately these three titles would run $89.85 but Abacus has put them together at a special low price. The package includes: Fly The Airbus Fleet, Fly The Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Fly The Airbus A380.

    September 17, 2014, 4:15 pm

    Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 10.30

    Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has released the latest update to X-Plane, version 10.30. This latest release represents the largest and most significant X-Plane update to date. It not only contains numerous fixes and performance improvements, but also some substantial additions to the product itself. Foremost is the inclusion of the new GPS.

    September 17, 2014, 10:48 am

    Venez Scenery - MegAirport Linate X

    New from Venez Scenery for FSX is MegAirport Linate X. This Linate X scenery area was created using photorealistic images and has been faithfully reconstructed over a wide area that includes the airport as well as the surrounding area.

    September 16, 2014, 11:03 am

    SimControl iPad App Debut

    SimControl is now available on the Apple App Store. It enhances the flightsim experience unlike any other app. SimControl grants users the ability to reposition aircraft instantly, change the wind and weather, fail engine components or instruments for realistic training and much more. Currently supports FSX and Prepar3D.

    September 16, 2014, 10:44 am

    Aerosoft - Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended

    Line up on the "String of Pearls" and land on Europe's busiest airport, London Heathrow. The prize winning SimWings team has once again pushed the limits of FSX modeling a perfect mega hub with London Heathrow Xtended representing the actual and up to date stage of its real world counterpart.

    September 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

    Soarfly Concepts - Ultimate VFR North Central State

    Soarfly Concepts announces the all new Ultimate VFR North Central State scenery for FSX. North Central State is a general aviation airport situated in the north of Rhode Island. This is the first airfield in the new Ultimate VFR project.

    September 13, 2014, 6:46 am

    Aerosoft - Night Environment Alps

    Night Environment from Aerosoft is a series of add-ons for FSX that revolutionizes the way the world looks at night. Using a series of databases it will add lights to roads and other areas. Thousands of lights clearly show how highways connect cities and how smaller roads meander into neighborhoods. This package includes full coverage of the Alps (including Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein).

    September 11, 2014, 6:07 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities St. Louis

    Ultra-Res Cities take MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This titles gives you the Terminal Area for St Louis, Missouri; around 4,000 square miles of the all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    September 11, 2014, 2:02 pm

    Aerosoft - Weeze X Now Available

    The Weeze X airport scenery has been modeled to the smallest of details including all buildings and airport institutions of the civilian and the former military part. The product lives up to the quality you can expect from an FSX exclusive add-on. Numerous details and scenery effects let you enjoy the lively atmosphere of this great scenery for your FSX.

    September 11, 2014, 10:29 am

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