• Aviation Puzzle #5

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month he teams up with Ron Blehm for another one. For those who tried puzzle #4 the results are also included here. See how well you can determine airport ICAO codes and send in your results.

    July 22, 2014, 10:56 am

    Interview With Wayne Handley

    Wayne Handley is well known as an aerobatic champion and preeminent airshow performer and is also a former naval aviation and ag pilot. Since 1957 he has flown over 31,000 hours with little of it spent straight, level and upright. Recently we had the chance to interview him and learn more about his career and his thoughts about the use of simulators in training.

    July 19, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Review: Golden Age - Pitcairn PA-5 And Sport Mailwing

    Golden Age Simulation has rendered an historically significant civilian aircraft of the 1920s with distinction. The Pitcairn Mailwing is visually accurate and attractive inside and outside. Flight modeling seems accurate and is consistent with the manual. Bonus period scenery is included too. Learn more by reading Bill Stack's complete review.

    July 17, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Interview With Erwin Welker

    Erwin Welker has been a prolific contributor to the Microsoft Flight Simulator community for some years now. He's found a niche, creating cockpit views and pilotable ships, which few others have attempted. These and other add-ons he's created offer a lot of interesting things to try in FSX and earlier sims. Learn more about him by reading our interview

    July 15, 2014, 5:12 pm

    Review: Cruz Piper Sport

    The CRUZ PiperSport is a modern Light Sport aircraft created for FSX and Prepar3D by Alabeo. It features a glass cockpit, quality 3D model and realistic behavior. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a flight and offers his report.

    July 13, 2014, 7:21 am

    Interview With Thinus Pretorius

    Over the past decade Thinus Pretorius has created quite a number of military aircraft for FS2004 and FSX. Being from South Africa has given him an unusual niche to work in but his planes have been popular around the world. Learn more about his background and how he creates his planes in our interview.

    July 10, 2014, 10:15 am

    Review: FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition

    With FSX being a mature product there are many years of add-ons that have been created for it. When your flightsimming interests change, such as was recently the case with reviewer Gustavo Mercado, it's nice to find things like the FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition that enhance your new interests.

    July 7, 2014, 8:00 am

    Introduction to Boston Virtual ATC

    There are a number of groups that offer online multiplayer flight with ATC but Boston Virtual ATC has carved out a unique niche for themselves. Instead of trying to cover the entire world they've chosen to cover a much smaller area, concentrating air traffic and controllers for higher and more realistic activity levels, and also including GA airports and aircraft instead of concentrating mostly on airline flight. Learn more about the group in this feature article.

    July 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

    Interview With Vasco Ribeiro

    Vasco Ribeiro enjoys making x-planes for X-Plane, that is, experimental planes that are quite different from the norm. He's also created some more common planes and now has quite a portfolio of models available. Learn more about his creations and their inspiration in our interview.

    July 1, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Review: AUScene - Sydney Professional X

    The latest V2 of Sydney Professional X from AUScene has gone about updating Sydney Kingsford Smith International to display the new Virgin Australia terminal along with other redesigned areas. Reviewer Bill Stack takes a close look and offers his report.

    June 29, 2014, 7:15 am

    Review: Just Flight - Canberra PR9

    The Canberra PR9 (Photo-Reconnaissance) variant by Just Flight is modeled in exceptional detail and features a true 3D cockpit. Simulating flight in this venerable aircraft with its modern avionics is a special treat. Its unique cockpit and performance characteristics make it unlike any other stock or add-on aircraft for FSX. Appearances inside and outside are accurate and detailed. Learn more in reviewer Bill Stack's complete report.

    June 27, 2014, 5:38 pm

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    The new refurbished NOR or Nordic Air Group is being launched onwards from 25 July 2014, on their 17th anniversary day. Members can fly with historic jets and props on old and current routes. The group specializes in bringing defunct airlines virtually back to life.

    July 23, 2014, 10:20 am

    Bear Studios Updates J-11 Flanker To V1.3

    Now available from Bear Studios is an updated v1.3 of their J-11 Flanker. This modern jet fighters features new models, animations, textures and effects. It is fully compatible with FSX and Prepar3D v2.2.

    July 22, 2014, 10:00 pm

    Figerty Systems - FSX Enhancer Now Available

    FSX Enhancer provides extra FSX camera views for default Flight Simulator X aircraft to enhance your flying pleasure and to allow you to create some mind-blowing camera angles for your Youtube FSX videos.

    July 22, 2014, 4:10 pm

    Mouseviator - FS Logbook Editor

    Flight Simulator Logbook Editor (FS Logbook Editor) is a small program to edit - as the title implies, logbook files created by Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (mainly), Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2004 and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D®.

    July 22, 2014, 10:57 am

    Probus Simulation - This Is Your Captain Episode I

    Have you ever wanted to have your own airline? Well, you found it! This Is Your Captain from Probus Simulation Software is just that. Episode one brings you a personal airline located at the Panama hub, with twenty four flight plans carrying passengers and freight all over Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

    July 22, 2014, 8:49 am

    Aerosoft - Mega Airport Madrid X

    Aerosoft and the famous Sim-Wings Team brings us the new Mega Airport Madrid Barajas in its latest state of development for FS2004 and FSX. An original replica of the complete airport with all its buildings, installations, new effects, animated vehicles and objects.

    July 22, 2014, 1:58 am

    Malysia Virtual Reaches 1000 Members

    After four years of operations, Malaysia Virtual Airlines has reached 1000 members, quite a milestone for any virtual airline. These pilots have flown over 17,000 flights. New members are always welcome to join this active VA.

    July 21, 2014, 7:49 pm

    Frat Bros Design - RNZAF TA4-K Skyhawk

    Now available from Frat Bros Design is a unique piece of RNZAF history for FSX. The TA-4K Skyhawk "Kahu" recycled an aging fleet and incorporated what was at the time state of the art technology. The FSX version accurately models this aircraft with various load out models, animated features, A-4 sound package and much more.

    July 21, 2014, 2:59 pm

    Appropel Releases Copilot X v2.10

    Appropel announces the release of Copilot X v2.10, the Android app that allows control of X-Plane using voice commands. This release adds the ability to program airports, VORs, NDBs, and fixes into the GPS and FMS systems.

    July 21, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Announcing Stradale Racing Sim From Laminar Research

    Laminar Research, creators of X-Plane, has announced Stradale Racing Simulator, an auto racing simulator for the mobile iPad and iPhone platforms. The product, conceived and designed by Laminar founder Austin Meyer, was built using the same concept of Laminar's showcase product, X-Plane 10 by utilizing real physics to model engine power, aerodynamic forces, and tire cohesion.

    July 21, 2014, 11:41 am

    Vero FS - Heart of California Day and Night

    Vero FS presents Heart of California scenery for FSX and Prepar3D. This is spectacular 59,000+ sq. km (22700+ sq. miles) of photoreal scenery of the central area of California, from Point Arena down to Monterey Bay toward east to Firebaugh and up to Placerville.

    July 21, 2014, 8:45 am

    GaugeMaster & GaugeMaster Lite 1.8.0 Released

    The latest release of GaugeMaster has been redesigned to integrate beautifully with the iOS 7 look and feel. This release also brings a good bunch of bug fixes, and internal enhancements for future features. There is also now a lite version that is available for free.

    July 20, 2014, 4:13 pm

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