• Bear East Developer Interview

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    Review: Flight1 BN-2 Islander

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    November 22, 2015, 11:30 am

    Where In The World #79

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is still capital cities, with last month's proving to be a bit of a trick since you had to get both the right location and the right airport. Feature number 78 takes us to a capital with one of the trickiest, non-precision approaches in the world! Can you figure out where it is?

    November 20, 2015, 10:15 am

    Review: Freeware Puerto Rico

    Most of our reviews cover commercial products but today we highlight the work of one of the many talented freeware teams. Reviewer Ron Blehm discovered the FSX scenery of Rafael Hernandez Airport and the surrounding area in Puerto Rico created by Ron Rosado. Although he ran into a few issues the scenery made for a great excuse to fly into this island.

    November 17, 2015, 10:46 am

    Tutorial: Tweaking Flight Dynamics

    Are you unhappy with the way your Microsoft Flight Simulator airplanes fly? It's quite possible to change them. Many flightsimmers have learned to do it over the years. Though it can be quite complex, help is available. In this tutorial Bob Chicilo explains how to make a wide variety of changes, offering tips for tweaking things and explaining what many of the terms found in the aircraft.cfg really mean.

    November 13, 2015, 5:35 pm

    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part Three

    In this tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease. In this part, we learn how to have control over our collection of objects; we first need to know how to find them, how they are structured and importantly, how and where to add new items.

    November 11, 2015, 11:11 am

    Freeware Preview - Boeing 797

    Ron Blehm here offers what he calls a "PREview" of the CamSim 797 created by Camil Valiquette. "Preview" because what he's really interested in is the version 5 coming in early 2016 but in the meantime wants to introduce people to this interesting aircraft in its currently available version.

    November 8, 2015, 12:03 pm

    Tutorial: Marginal's Ground Traffic Plug-In

    Adding moving ground traffic to X-Plane scenery is easier than you might think. In this short tutorial, Paul Mort explains how to use Marginal's Ground Traffic Plug-In. You'll find it's no more that picking an object to animate and tracing out a route for it to follow.

    November 5, 2015, 8:08 am

    Review: AFS Design - Airport & City v2

    Airport & City v2 for FSX by AFS Design includes 500 new building textures with photoreal 1024 textures. It is a comprehensive package of new textures for autogen buildings that will make 3D objects more detailed and realistic. Reviewer Bill Stack offers his comments and lots of comparative screen shots and generally found it worked as advertised.

    November 1, 2015, 7:10 am

    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part Two

    In this new tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease. This part covers this like understanding viewpoints and different types of objects, and manipulating polygons.

    October 30, 2015, 10:01 am

    Review: Paro X

    If you ever wondered "Where is that one airport that really challenges my pilot skills?" Here it is! Paro, Bhutan is widely considered the hardest and most dangerous approach in the world. Aerosoft offers a version for FSX and Prepar3D that accurately recreates the airport with custom scenery for the area. Reviewer Justin Cogo found the airport as challenging as advertised.

    October 27, 2015, 5:33 pm

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  • Announcing xFuel For Android

    xFuel is an open source app for Android (iOS version under development) that lets you easily calculate and generate fuel sheets for your flight simulator flights. A completely overhauled version of the Android app has been under development for some time and the developer is now looking for testers.

    November 24, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Emerald Scenery Design - Kaghau Airport

    New from Emerald Scenery Design is FSX/P3D scenery of Kaghau Airport, in the Choiseul Province of the Solomon Islands. The airport is compatible with the FTX Global series and other add-ons. It features photoreal imagery, 38 m/px terrain mesh, custom buildings and plants, ocean sounds and more.

    November 24, 2015, 7:54 am

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale

    Here's something to be thankful for: over 40 great flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale this week, some with savings of as much as 70%! Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for Black Friday sales and fill up your hangar with great products.

    November 23, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Carenado - CT206H Stationair G1000 Extension

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Carenado is the X-Plane version of their CT206H Stationair G1000 Extension. This is an add-on for their CT206H Stationair and gives it a modern glass cockpit with a Carenado G1000 PFD and MFD with a full range of features.

    November 23, 2015, 1:55 pm

    Rolling Cumulus - India Forever Expedition 1932

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Rolling Cumulus for FSX is India Forever Expedition 1932. How would you like to go back in time, to 1932 to be exact, and fly over India when it was part of the British Empire? With this mission pack you will!

    November 22, 2015, 7:22 am

    Eric Marciano - External FMC

    External EasyFMC from Eric Marciano is a simple and universal Flight Management Computer. It offers exactly the same features as EasyFMC. It requires no navigation database, it can be used with any aircraft and it is provided with two FMC look-and-feel: Airbus and Boeing.

    November 21, 2015, 7:13 am

    Perfect Flight - Learjet 60

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop for FSX is the complete representation of the Bombardier Learjet 60 midsize business jet from Perfect Flight. Strong dependability and exceptional cabin comfort with a 2510 nm range. The Bombardier Learjet 60 is widely recognized as one of the quietest midsize jets currently in service, offering virtually unrestricted access to noise sensitive airports.

    November 20, 2015, 4:34 pm

    Canadian Xpress - Return to Saint Maarten

    Canadian Xpress invites all pilots to join us them Saturday, November 28th for their November 2015 fly-in from Miami to Princes Juliana International for a spectacular approach over the famous Maho beach, where aircraft fly just feet above the heads of beach goers as they enjoy the white sands and clear waters of the Caribbean.

    November 20, 2015, 9:34 am

    Editor Keys - Flight Simulator Keyboard

    You can spend hours at the cockpit and you want to improve your in-home cockpit to make it the most appealing and realistic set up possible. The wait is over for one of the most requested keyboards of all time, the Flight Simulator X Keyboard from Editors Keys, now available from the FS Pilot Shop.

    November 19, 2015, 11:15 am

    Aerosoft - Calvi X

    Aerosoft now presents Calvi X for FSX and P3D, featuring the Aeroport Calvi - Sainte Catherine on the island of Corsica. The airport is faithfully recreated with hi-res aerial images and custom 3D objects. The surrounding areas are also included including the business park and citadel of Calvi.

    November 19, 2015, 7:44 am

    Dovetail Announces FSX 'Skychaser' Expansion

    Dovetail Games announces the launch of Skychaser, a new aerobatic expansion pack for FSX: Steam Edition. The Skychaser expansion pack will include an Extra 330SC created by IRIS Flight Simulation Software, accurately modelled down to the finest details including a fully functional cockpit with authentic audio captured from a real-life engine.

    November 18, 2015, 4:31 pm

    Majestic - MJC8 Q400 Pro Edition

    New from Majestic Software is their MJC8 Q400 PRO Edition. This is an upgrade over their previous "PILOT" edition with many additional features including smoother controls, heads-up guidance system, shareable cockpit feature and much more. Additional features include an advanced weather radar, FMS Navigation with fuel management, passenger announcements and the ability to save and load the system state.

    November 18, 2015, 2:09 pm

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