TDS - Tenkuu Developers Studio has produced several Boeing jetliners as freeware that are of good quality and are quite popular. In this review/tribute, Michael Hayward looks at their 727, 737 and 787 aircraft in their many variations and offers his comments on each one.
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.
Luxembourg RealCity 3D from SamScene 3D covers the Luxembourg capital city with high resolution. More than that, it is built with over one thousand Luxembourg-style custom buildings and houses, which gives you a fantastic view when flying over the city. Flight simulator FSX and P3D pilots will surely enjoy the experience, reports reviewer Bill Stack.
X-Plane 11 is the first major new version from Laminar Research in quite a few years and brings some major improvements to the flight simulator. So, how best to approach reviewing this? In this review X-Plane newcomer Raymond Andersen brings his years of simming experience to a new platform and discovers a lot to like in the X-Plane world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FSX and Prepar3D warbird fans will surely enjoy the Hawker Typhoon Mk1B created by Aeroplane Heaven. It includes seven authentic WWII paint schemes and realistic flight dynamics that provide a challenge for the virtual pilot. Reviewer Erwin Welker was pleased with the results.
Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month drew a good turnout, with quite a few figuring out the answer. This month features a famously difficult airport. How is your geography knowledge--are you up to the challenge?
Polish Airports Volume 1 Version 4 for FSX/P3D from Drzewiecki Design is a package of highly detailed flight simulator sceneries of EPGD Gdansk, EPKT Katowice, EPRZ Rzeszow (including EPRJ) and EPLB Lublin (including EPSW) in Poland. Reviewer Michael Hayward, who has been to several of these airports, is highly enthusiastic about the results.
Last week 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. Early Access means the sim is still under development and today they have announced the first set of changes that users will receive.
FlightSimCom flight simulator convention for 2017 is only a few weeks away. Today they are proud to announce an impressive speaker lineup for the event. There will be a plethora of educational, entertaining, and informative seminars throughout the weekend. Flight-simulation focused seminars will occur on Saturday, and presentations with a real-world focus will occur on Sunday.
Virtual airline Canadian Xpress announces their May fly-in - Moonlight Madness. This month they are switching things up a bit by making Boston ARTCC and torontor FIR's event their month fly-in, which includes a full complement of ATC.
It's time once again for the Annual Historic Airline Group Contest Giveaway! This year we have as a Grand Prize this rare 1:144 scale Revell model 727-100! This plastic model represents the dawn of the jet age for domestic travel within the US and Europe.
New virtual airline Virtualei.net has opened for membership. This new VA mirrors the real world Aer Lingus and is run by previous members of Caal Airways which closed 14th May 2017 after six years of operations.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - 2nd Ohio Municipal Apts 4-Pack v1.0. This scenery covers four airports with info compiled from Google: 29G Portage County Regional, KLHQ Fairfield County Airport, KZZV Zanesville Municipal Airport and KUYF Madison County Airport. They feature seasonal textures, custom buildings and more.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KACY Atlantic City Intl Apt. This scenery is for KACY Atlantic City International Airport with information compiled from Google. It features seasonal textures, custom buildings and lights and more.
Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) announces their second update for 2017. This update is composed of both new release and upgraded texture files, featuring the liveries (including some nostalgic and rare hybrids) of major and lesser known B717-200, B727, BAe 146, CV-880 and -990A, DC-8, DC-10, and MD-80 operators.
The newest video from Justplanes.com is Flight in the Cockpit: Alaska Airlines 737-200, capturing the final days of the 737-200 at this airline. Also just released is a video featuring Penair, another classic Alaskan airline.
2nd Maine Rgnl Apts 4-Pack is the second package of regional airports in Maine for use with FSX and Prepar3D. It includes accurate textures, seasonal textures, photoreal terrain, custom buildings and lights and more. Airports included are Sanford Regional, Littlebrook Airpark, Caribou Muni and Northern Maine Regional.