In this interview, we meet the developers at SkyFox Games. They are a relative new team that has already met success with their mobile app sim FoxOne. We talk to them about the challenges of breaking into to the genre as a new developer, the reasons for creating a sim for mobile devices and much more.
The Ryan Navion dates back to the 1940's and has both a military heritage and civilian usage. Many are still flying. vFlyteAir has recreated this plane for X-Plane 10 and reviewer Shawn Weigelt takes it for a spin. While not perfect, he finds it to be an extremely good flier.
In this interview we meet two of the principals of Drzewiecki Design, Stanislaw Drzewiecki and Jakub Paczek. They have both been involved in flightsimming for many years and are unusual in that their scenery designs are made for all the current major sims, including MSFS, X-Plane and Prepar3D. Read the interview to learn more about their designs and background.
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. With the basics well covered, this 13th part gets into the use of opaque textures to create things like glass and water.
This Cessna S550 Citation II for FSX and Prepar3D is part of the HD Series from Carenado. It features HD textures, HQ 3D stereo sounds and real behavior just like the real plane. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a test flight and offers his report.
Your next flightsim may not be on a PC at all, but on a tablet or smartphone. Infinite Flight is one of the leaders in the area of flightsim apps and we recently had a chance to talk with Matthieu Laban, one of the three developers responsible for this very capable flightsim.
Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being Liverpool, the "European Capital of Culture 2008". This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?
Daniel Everman is a young X-Plane scenery designer who in a short time has made quite a name for himself. He has created many larger airports like KDCA and KELP and is increasing his skills all the time. Learn more about the person behind the scenery and his other aviation interests in our interview.
Tony Vallillo has long regaled us with his tales of airline flying. But flying the big jets was not enough; he dreamed of owning his own plane. This ultimately came about in a way that involved knowing just the right people and looking at just the right time. In part 1 the deal was made, but now he owned a plane on the wrong coast of the US that needed to be flown home, resulting in an adventure of low and slow flying.
In the F-14 X package, Aerosoft has created an incredibly realistic recreation of the famous "Tomcat" jet fighter. Included are both the F-14A and F-14B major variants, with different flying characteristics and panels. Reviewer Justin Cogo, being a "Top Gun" fan, really enjoyed flying this plane and offers his comments.
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 12th part reviews creating curved shapes and demonstrates how to project textures onto them properly.
Runway friction in FSX was always a subject of discussion in the developers and advanced users community. The problem in a few words is that FSX friction is unrealistic. FSPS decided to resolve once and for ever the "FSX friction" problem and the result is now available. The latest update now supports the FSX Steam Edition.
Flight Simulator Platform Solutions presents FSX Fiber Accelerator v1.3.4, a product that will take FSX again to the top, where it belongs. This product actually tweaks FSX performance in real time, without touching the fsx.cfg. This latest update now adds support for the FSX Steam Edition.
Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Virtavia is the CH-47D Chinook FSX Steam Edition. The Boeing-Vertol CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. The base pack includes one model and one livery for the US Army. The optional DLC pack adds two model variants and two liveries.
Top Skills announces a May Day Sale on all books and videos, all for half off the normal prices. Simulate flight the way real pilots fly their real airplanes. Learn from videos and books just for flight simmers.
Probably the most well known of all Bomber Command stations, RAF Scampton is located partly on the site of a First World War landing ground known as Brattleby or Brattleby Cliff. This famous site is now available for FSX from Team SDB. It features seasonal textures, night lighting, AI and static Lancasters and more.
Sky Blue Radio has announced their VA Days 2015 winner. Sky Blue Radio has selected virtual airline Canadian Xpress as the ultimate virtual airline for 2015! This is the second time Canadian Xpress has won in three years.
Caal Airways has gone through a major expansion, and now have a hub on every continent. They have also introduced a more modern web site and changed the look of their forum. They have three tracking systems and the fleet has nearly all been repainted to their new livery.
The Mil Mi-24 "Hind" is a large helicopter gunship produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the Virtavia - Mi-24D Hind FSX Steam Edition, allowing FSX pilots to fly this famous helicopter. The base pack includes one model while the optional DLC pack adds two more model variants and two new liveries.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from FSDreamTeam is FSX/FS2004 scenery of Fort Lauderdate-Hollywood, Florida, USA. It features hi-res fully customized ground and runways, jetways, animated ground vehicles, improved night effects and much more.
FoxOne Advanced Edition is a special release of the action flight sim released last year by SkyFox Games. It contains many new features added following the community feedback, as well as new content, improved User Interface for gameplay and a more balanced game progression.
With the latest update update, Infinite Flight allows a group of hand-picked users to act as air traffic controllers (ATC) in order to add another level of realism to Infinite Flight Live. This does require some training and new tutorials have just been released to aid in this.
Now available from Virtavia is the F3H Demon FSX Steam Edition. McDonnell Aircraft's F3H Demon was the firm's first swept-wing jet fighter. The base pack includes one model and one livery. The optional DLC pack adds three more model variants and three new liveries.