• Review: KLGA Extract

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    Review: Earth Simulations Scotland Scenery

    Earth Simulations is a small team of designers who specialize is ultra high quality scenery for the UK region, for use with Prepar3D. The file size of the product is offputting, but the results are worth it for those who make the effort, so reports reviewer Simon Waters.

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    SketchUp Tutorial Part One

    In this tutorial, Paul Mort gives us an introduction to SketchUp, one of the easiest to use 3D design tools. With SketchUp you can create 3D objects for use in scenery. This first article in the series provides a basic introduction to SketchUp.

    October 19, 2014, 8:18 am

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X

    UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X is a highly detailed scenery of UUEE Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia from Drzewiecki Design. It is compatible with FSX and Prepar3D and includes the highest level of accuracy. Reviewer Bill Stack investigates and finds that it really does live up to it claims, offering great scenery as well as good frame rates.

    October 18, 2014, 8:01 am

    Where In The World #67

    Ron Blehm returns with another Where In The World geography challenge for flightsimmers. Number 66 was an interesting geological feature that many people managed to find. For #67 you may need to know some aviation history. Give it a try and see if you can figure out the location.

    October 15, 2014, 11:01 am

    Review: X-Hangar GA8 Airvan

    The GippsAero GA8 Airvan makes for a fine utility aircraft, capable of carrying up to seven passengers or a good load of cargo anywhere you need to go. X-Plane users now have a good model of this plane created by X-Hangar. Reviewer Mark A. Stevenson tried all the variants and found it a pleasure to fly.

    October 12, 2014, 8:44 am

    Review: Flysimware - Mosquito XE3

    The Mosquito is one of the world's lightest manned helicopters. It has been designed to deliver performance, reliability and ease of flight. The Flysimware model is designed to mimic a real Mosquito XE. It includes all standard gauges and features with a few upgrades. Reviewer Bill Stack gives it a try and finds it meets expectations.

    October 10, 2014, 2:21 pm

    Interview With Earth Simulations

    Earth Simulations is a husband and wife design team who have created some extraordinarily detailed FSX and Prepar3D scenery for various regions of the UK. They like to specialize in islands since the results are so appealing whether to tourists or sim pilots. Learn more about them in our interview.

    October 8, 2014, 8:03 am

    Review: QualityWings - The Ultimate 757 Collection

    The Ultimate 757 Collection from QualityWings is the most extensive 757 package ever created for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Every 757 ever to come off the line from Boeing has been reproduced for your enjoyment. It was updated to version 1.3 earlier this year and reviewer Bill Otten now takes a look at this latest version.

    October 5, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Interview With Andrew Thomsen

    Andrew Thomsen came to scenery design the way many others have--by being disappointed with the stock scenery of a region and wanting to improve on it. He actually started with Fly! and more recently is known for his Airports of Norway collection but in the future will be concentrating on Prepar3D. Learn more about his work in our interview.

    October 3, 2014, 6:04 pm

    Review: Opencockpits IOcards

    Life is made much easier for the home cockpit builder with the availability of I/O cards from Opencockpits. In this review, Ray Andersen examines their Master Card, USB Expansion Card, Input Connection Card and Output Connection Card. These can be combined in various ways to suit any builder's needs.

    October 1, 2014, 4:04 pm

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  • Drzewiecki Design - Polish Airports Vol.2 Updated

    Drzewiecki Design announces an update to their second volume of major Polish airports for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. Included in this volume are EPSC Szczecin Goleniow, EPLL Lodz Lublinek and EPZG Zielona Gora Babimost. Version 3.5 is now available for FSX and v3.1 for FS2004.

    October 25, 2014, 2:54 pm

    Milviz - Baron B-55 Now Available

    Military Visualizations is proud to release the Beechcraft Baron 55 for Prepar3D, a true classic from general aviation's past and present. The Beech Baron 55 model depicted in this package is a highly detailed replica of its real-life counterpart. The model was created by using high quality digital photos and B-55 plans.

    October 25, 2014, 7:35 am

    MegaScenery Earth - Ireland Now Available

    Now fly the entire island of Ireland with MegaScenery Earth - Ireland, including both the Republic Of Ireland and Northern Ireland in spectacular photoreal detail throughout. Ireland gives you over 32,599 square miles (84,000 square kilometers) of scenery to soar and explore in FSX as you make your way into and out of dozens of airports.

    October 24, 2014, 4:47 pm

    AFS Design - Water & Cloud for FSX

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    October 24, 2014, 2:00 pm

    Jons Aircraft Sounds - A321-200 IAE-V2533-A5 Sounds

    Jons Aircraft Sounds - A321-200 IAE-V2533-A5 Sounds features the best quality HQ stereo sounds available, recorded with pure digital sound recorders. This package is for the Airbus A320 family running the IAE V2533 engine. It's designed for FS2004 but will work in FSX as well.

    October 24, 2014, 7:10 am

    Taburet - Night 3D Florida, Georgia, Miss. & Alabama

    Taburet - Night 3D Florida, Georgia, Mississippi & Alabama is specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D effects placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights. It covers all over Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

    October 23, 2014, 6:11 pm

    Jons Aircraft Sounds - C-133 Pratt & Whitney T-34 Sounds

    Jons Aircraft Sounds - C-133 Pratt & Whitney T-34 Sounds features the best quality HQ stereo sounds available, recorded with pure digital sound recorders. These are Pratt & Whitney sounds suitable for the T34 and C-133 Cargomaster and are designed for FS2004 but will work in FSX as well.

    October 23, 2014, 1:58 pm

    Boston Virtual ATC 60 Hours Of ATC Event

    In November Boston Virtual ATC will host "60 Hours of ATC" to benefit the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A uniquely BVA event, it features a non-stop 60 hour period of ATC availability in the U.S. Northeast. Each flight plan filed generates a minimum of $1, and the total raised is split between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and funding BVA's server expenses.

    October 23, 2014, 10:40 am

    TopSkills Releases New Weather Video

    The new video from TopSkills enables control over the weather in FSX and FS2004. Using Weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator shows you how to make realistic weather that's easier than the sim itself. It shows how to use all the weather options with ease - from themes, real-world weather, custom weather, and advanced weather.

    October 22, 2014, 5:20 pm

    Announcing SimLauncherX

    SimLauncherX (or SLX for short) can be used as a launcher application for both FSX and Prepar3D (v1 and v2). Flights can be loaded before launching the sim or when the sim is already running. New flight files can be created by selecting one of the installed aircraft, the start location the type of weather and the time of day.

    October 22, 2014, 4:58 pm

    Aerosoft - Tromso X Now Available

    Aerosoft presents another fine Norwegian Airport by Jo Erlend Sund. This time it's Tromso Airport on the island of Tromsoya. The scenery includes a highly detailed recreation of the airport and its surroundings and is fully compatible with FSX and Prepar3D.

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    Taburet - Night 3D Oceania Now Available

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