• Review: Vidan Design - Billund X

    Reviewer Ray Andersen considers Billund one of his real world home airports, so was very excited to see Vidan Design offer Billund X for Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX and Lockheed Martin P3D. He found it to be highly detailed and very accurate, with great looking buildings, accurate ground markings, nice night effects and much more to see.

    May 28, 2017, 9:10 am

    Where in the World Feature 95

    Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month proved challenging, with many picking the wrong location. This month's location is a resort serviced by Alaska Airlines. Can you figure out the location?

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    Freeware Focus - Tenkuu Developers Studio

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    Flight Sim World - Initial Reaction To DTG New Simulator

    Yesterday, Dovetail Games (DTG) released the latest addition to the world of flight simulators for 2017 with Flight Sim World becoming available on Steam as an Early Access release. Remember that Early Access means this sim is still under development, with early users being able to contribute to that. Thanks to Michael Hayward, we offer a first look at what FSW has to offer.

    May 19, 2017, 7:33 am

    Review: Luxembourg RealCity 3D Complete

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    Review: X-Plane 11

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    Review: FSXWX Flight Simulator Weather Engine

    For those wanting real world weather within FSX, FSXWX is a great freeware solution, so reports reviewer Bruno Esperanca. Though a bit complicated to install, once running you'll see much more interesting, complex and most important real weather through which to fly.

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    Review/Tutorial: GoodWay 5 Flight Planner

    The GoodWay 5 Flight Planner is a plugin for X-Plane 10 and 11 that gives flight simulator pilots all the features they could want. It neatly integrates with the sim, making it easy to using the flight plans in your on-board GPS. Reviewer Paul Mort covers the features in detail.

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    Op-Ed: Flight Sim World - What We Know

    Dovetail Games, with their announcement of Flight Sim World, brings a brand-new flight simulator for 2017 to the hobby. It will initially be available in an "Early Access" version -- basically a version that is not quite finished and encourages user feedback. In this op-ed, Michael Hayward examines what we know so far and offers his opinions on what this means for the flight simulation hobby.

    May 4, 2017, 10:42 am

    Going Places - Sharjah To Frankfurt Main

    In the third "Going Places" feature, Rodolfo Astrada tells a tale of flying from his last destination, Sharjah, to Frankfurt Main in Germany. Woven into the story of the flight is the history or jetliners including the DC-10 and L-1011 as well as stories of the regions flown over.

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    Review: Aeroplane Heaven - Hawker Typhoon Mk1B

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    With the Memorial Day holiday weekend here, the FS Pilot Shop announces its big sale, extending to over 50 publishers and hundreds of products. Now is the time to stock up on some great flight simulator products for 2017.

    May 29, 2017, 11:11 am

    Aerosoft - Southwest Florida Airport XP for X-Plane Updated

    Aerosoft has updated their X-Plane scenery package Southwest Florida Airport XP. This model of the Southwest Florida International Airport for X-Plane 10 offers a highly detailed reproduction of the real airport thanks to its 10 cm/pixel aerial image and 1 cm/pixel ground layout.

    May 28, 2017, 8:31 am

    Justplanes.com Video - Aurigny Saab/Shorts/Trislander

    The latest video from Justplanes.com features Aurigny, "The Channel Airline", and their Saab 340, Shorts 360 and Trislander. Destinations include Alderney, Dinard, Guernsey, Jersey, Southampton, Amsterdam and London.

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    FlightSoft Veterans Flight Sim Bundle

    FlightSoft announces a special Memorial Day promotion, exclusively at the FS Pilot Shop. The Veterans Flight Sim Bundle consists of products that feature locations in Europe and elsewhere that became battle grounds during the world wars and military skirmishes of the last century.

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    FSX-P3D Scenery - KBTV Burlington Intl Apt

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    FSX-P3D Scenery - KAVP Wilkes Barre-Scranton Intl Apt

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KAVP Wilkes Barre-Scranton Intl Apt. The scenery is based on information compiled from Google and not available until March 2017. It features seasonal textures, photoreal terrain, custom buildings and more.

    May 26, 2017, 6:16 pm

    Taburet - 10m Mesh For Washington and Oregon for X-Plane

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    SamScene 3D - Zurich RealCity 3D

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    May 26, 2017, 7:00 am

    AFS Design - Cumulus & Cirrus for FSX

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