• Interview With George Diemer

    Aircraft designer George Diemer has a passion for unusual early aircraft. Among his creations are WWII blimps and Sikorsky flying boats, revolutionary in their day but something seldom seen now. Learn more about him and his creations in our interview.

    July 26, 2014, 10:56 am

    Interview With Francesco Cekko

    Francesco Cekko got into development the way many people do--by wishing for some add-on for his sim and realizing the only way to get it was to make it himself. He started by slowly learning to create X-Plane scenery but has since learned to make aircraft too. Learn more about him in our interview.

    July 24, 2014, 10:53 am

    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

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  • Aerosoft - Mega Airport Paris Charles de Gaulle X

    Sim-Wings and Aerosoft present the new Mega Airport Paris Charles de Gaulle X, the largest and busiest airport of France. This is a total rebuild of the previous versions and will make the main French airport finally available for FS2004 and FSX.

    July 27, 2014, 6:18 am

    Skysong Soundworks - North American P-51 RR Merlin Audio

    Now available from Skysong Soundworks is their North American P-51 Rolls-Royce Merlin audio pack for FS2004 and FSX. Included are engines sounds and other aircraft sounds like wind, flaps, etc.

    July 26, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Aerosoft - Ayers Rock for FSX and P3D

    Fly to Australia's most recognizable natural landmark, the large sandstone rock formation known as Ayers Rock or Uluru, with this new scenery from Aerosoft. You can land at Connellan Airport, a neat airport suitable for jets up to the Boeing 737-800. It handles around 300,000 passengers a year which mainly stay at the "city" of Ulara also featured in this scenery.

    July 26, 2014, 7:12 am

    AFS Design - Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4

    AFS Design presents the Eurofighter Typhoon - Professional 4 for FS2004. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which will be used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. Included are liveries from seven countries plus prototypes and a paint kit.

    July 25, 2014, 4:34 pm

    Dovetail Games & Flight1 Partner For FSX Launch On Steam

    Following the recent announcement that Dovetail Games has acquired the rights to distribute FSX via Valve's digital retail channel Steam, the company announces that it will be working in partnership with Flight1 for the launch. As part of this agreement, Flight1 will be delivering a range of add-ons for the forthcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition.

    July 25, 2014, 10:09 am

    This Is Your Captain--Episode II Announced

    Probus Simulation announces This is Your Captain Episode II--Central America. You have been transfered to the Guatemala City Hub. In this episode you will be flying to Central America cities like Tegucigalpa in Honduras, and others in El Salvador and Panama.

    July 24, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Japan - X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery V2 Released

    Andras Fabian announces the release of his HD Mesh Scenery v2 covering Japan. This offers the same features as his other X-Plane mesh including updated OSM data, vastly improved landclass and additional tree lines. The scenery is now available from the FlightSim.Com file library.

    July 24, 2014, 7:48 am

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities New Orleans

    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 New Orleans, LA around 5,000 square miles of the all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    July 23, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Alabeo - Diamond DA40 Now Available

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Alabeo is the Diamond DA40 for FSX and Prepar3D. This is a modern four seat general aviation aircraft with all the latest sim features. It comes with two models and five liveries plus a full set of manuals.

    July 23, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Nordic Air Group VA 17 Years On The Net

    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

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