• FlightSim.Com 20th Anniversary

    Twenty years ago on this very day FlightSim.Com first opened to the public. Given the short lifespan of many online sites it feels pretty amazing to have lasted this long. Please join us in celebrating this event. In this op-ed, FlightSim.Com founder Nels Anderson gives some thoughts about the past and the future.

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    Interview With Peter Tram / Aerobridge

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    May 28, 2016, 7:32 am

    Review: Carenado Piper PA34 Seneca II

    In this article new reviewer Klee C. Dobra takes a look at the Piper PA34 Seneca II made for FS2004 by Carenado. Despite some initial problems, he came to really like the aircraft and found it to be a wonderful airplane to fly because is feels and sounds like the real thing.

    May 25, 2016, 7:30 am

    Where In The World #85

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge had some personal meaning for Ron but proved quite difficult with few correct answers. This month hopefully will be a bit easier, involving a provincial capital that's been around for some 3000 years. Can you figure out where?

    May 21, 2016, 6:26 pm

    Op-Ed: B739 Versus A320

    Do you prefer flying in one airliner type over another? Based on some recent experiences, Ron Blehm compares the Boeing 737-900 "cattlecar" versus the Airbus A320 "scarybus" and offers up his experiences and a conclusion of sorts...

    May 18, 2016, 5:23 pm

    Installing Add-Ons Into FSX: Steam Edition

    Although largely the same as the original edition, FSX: Steam Edition does have some differences that have confused people when trying to install add-ons. In this tutorial, Tristan Ayton goes over the details of making all the great available freeware work in the FSX: Steam Edition.

    May 15, 2016, 9:57 am

    Review: Robert Richardson Freeware Jets

    Robert Richardson has created quite a hangar full of aircraft for FSX and Prepar3D. In this review, Dominic Smith examines a few of his favorites, classic British jet aircraft including the de Havilland Vampire, Supermarine Attacker and Gloster Meteor.

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    Review: SimCoders Centurion Reality Expansion Pack

    If you find your X-Plane aircraft lacking in system realism, SimCoders can help. In this review Shawn Weigelt examines their Reality Expansion Pack for use with the Carenado Cessna T210M Centurion. He finds that it makes the plane fly more realistically, sound better and include most of the systems that were missing from the original.

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    Though he reports that his favorite role is "grandpa", John B. Loney Jr. has found plenty of time over the years to create some great FS2004 and FSX scenery to share with us. He prefers the smaller airport because "they need the most dressing up". Learn more about John and his creations in our interview.

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    Review: Sim720 - Santa Barbara

    Sim720 specializes in detailed scenery of airports and brings their skills to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in California. Reviewer Tristan Ayton finds that the scenery offers great attention to detail and makes for a great and scenic flying destination.

    May 1, 2016, 11:36 am

    FlightGear Space Shuttle Project

    FlightGear, the complete Open Source flight simulator, has really come a long way over the years. In this article, developer Thorsten Renk describes how he and his team created a highly realistic version of the NASA Space Shuttle that runs in FlightGear. It operates realistically in all phase of flight and includes a wide variety of realistic systems.

    April 28, 2016, 1:23 pm

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  • Another HJG Website 2016 Update

    HJG (Historic Jetliners Group) have pleasure announcing yet another web site update, the group's fifth so far during this 2016 year. Included are new textures for their B727, DC-8, DC-10 and MD-83/88 models.

    May 30, 2016, 4:11 pm

    PilotSims - PS Portable Simulator

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    May 30, 2016, 8:58 am

    FS Pilot Shop Memorial Day Sale

    Celebrate Memorial Day with big savings at the FS Pilot Shop. Over 40 publishers are offering discounts on their popular flightsim products for a limited time during this sale. Stock up now while you can.

    May 30, 2016, 8:03 am

    Eaglesoft - Diamond DA42 Twin Star

    Now available from Eaglesoft is the Diamond DA42 Twin Star. It is now updated with multi-platform install, for FSX and Prepar3D. The Diamond DA42-tdi Twin Star is the world's first and only piston aircraft combining an advanced airframe, avionics and twin engines.

    May 29, 2016, 2:45 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Baku X

    Baku X from Drzewiecki Design is the first commercial scenery of Azerbaijan, featuring a highly detailed representation of UBBB Heydar Aliyev airport as well as lite models of all other Azeri airports, Baku city with hundreds of landmarks and the whole-country photoreal ground. This product is compatible with FSX and Prepar3D.

    May 29, 2016, 10:31 am

    Canadian Xpress OrbX Freeware Tour

    The OrbX Freeware Tour sponsored by virtual airline Canadian Xpress is the largest tour to date. Participants will visit some of the best freeware scenery available (FSX and P3D) and will travel from the most northern locations on mainland North America, cross the wild tundra of the Canadian north to the most northern airport in the world and then on to Canada's amazing eastern seaboard.

    May 29, 2016, 10:17 am

    WX Advantage Radar Updated

    REX Simulations and MILVIZ (Military Visualizations) announce the release of update 1 to the WX Advantage Radar. Update 1 includes several enhancements and fixes. The WX Advantage Radar System is a unique, advanced weather radar system that can be used with any 3rd-party commercial weather engines, freeware weather engines as well as the built-in weather for FSX/P3D.

    May 27, 2016, 6:37 pm

    Aerosoft - Airport Zurich v2 for X-Plane

    Airport Zurich (previously Zurich-Kloten) is the largest airport of Switzerland, now in a brand new version for X-Plane 10 from Aerosoft. This completely new scenery is full of details, including every building and the entire airport environment, de-icing and all features you would expect from a modern scenery for X-Plane.

    May 27, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Flightsoft - North American Collection v2

    Flightsoft announces North American Collection V2 for FSX and Prepar3D. Version two now supports the FSX boxed and Steam editions, plus P3D v1.4, v2.x and v3.0. It consists of eight previously separate titles such as "Fly to Chicago FSX" and "Fly To the Caribbean FSX".

    May 27, 2016, 9:18 am

    Tower!3D Announced by feelThere

    Coming soon from feelThere, Tower!3D is a successor of the best selling Tower! 2011 airport tower simulator. Using an intuitive mouse driven command center even non-English speaking users can enyoj the Tower!3D experience.

    May 26, 2016, 2:27 pm

    Carenado Announces King Air 350i Project

    Carenado announces an upcoming project, the Beechcraft King Air 350i, and has released a brief video.

    May 26, 2016, 11:11 am

    Aerosoft - Berlin-Tegel X Updated

    Scenery of Berlin-Tegel X in Germany is now available for FSX/P3D from Aerosoft. This add-on for FSX and P3D offers a very accurate and realistic recreation of the airport with high-detailed models and textures. It includes things like seasonal changes, all airport buildings photoreal, realistic lighting and night effects and more. Now updated to v1.01.

    May 25, 2016, 3:09 pm

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