• Aviation Puzzle #9

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    Review: Wilco - FK14 Polaris and LeMans

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    February 20, 2015, 6:05 pm

    Review: Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended

    With Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended you will have the opportunity to see this airport at it most current state, along with some of the most amazing graphics and scenery integration seen in flight simulator sceneries today! So reports reviewer Justin Cogo after trying out this scenery from Aerosoft for FSX, FS2004 and P3D.

    February 17, 2015, 11:11 am

    Freeware Development In X-Plane

    Ricardo Flores, long time FS2004 user, ventures into the world of X-Plane and more specifically the area of scenery design. In this article he describes how in a few short months he's learned to create custom buildings and lay out the airports that he wants to fly from.

    February 14, 2015, 5:24 pm

    Review: A2A Simulations - C182 Skylane

    The A2A Simulations - C182 Skylane comes in five versions/bundles for FSX and Prepar3D. As is usual with A2A products, the Skylane is recreated in great detail with systems just like those found on the real plane. Our reviewer Nigel Martin was quite pleased with his test flights.

    February 13, 2015, 5:48 pm

    Interview With Tibor Kokai

    If you are familiar with the work of designer Tibor Kokai the first thing that may come to mind is Zlin aircraft. He's designed a number of them, but he's also done others, been part of the Pannon Wings Design Team, has done repaints and has even participated in some scenery projects. Learn more about him in our interview.

    February 11, 2015, 1:42 pm

    Where In The World #70

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge was a major world city with an unusual landmark and most managed to figure it out. This month you get no clues, just a pair of pictures, one sim and one real. Are you up to the challenge?

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    Review: Flysimware - Cessna 441 Conquest II

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    SketchUp Tutorial Part Nine

    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 ninth article in the series shows some more advanced techniques that let you make things like castles and old houses.

    February 4, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Review: Carenado - Beechcraft 58 Baron For X-Plane

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    February 2, 2015, 4:18 pm

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  • Aerosoft - Flight Tales II Adrenaline

    Flight Tales II for FSX from Aerosoft lets you experience sixteen brand new spectacular missions and feel the adrenaline in every single flight scenario. In addition to new flight models and sceneries, this package also includes revolutionary in-game features.

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    Taburet - Night 3D Bulgaria And Romania

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    Introducing PIA Virtual

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    February 25, 2015, 3:25 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Boise

    Ultra-Res Cities takes MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This title gives you Boise, Idaho and around 5000 square miles of surrounding area, all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    February 25, 2015, 7:47 am

    Lionheart Creations - LHC Blade

    The LHC Blade from Lionheart Creations is a design project that looks at the possibilities of electric propulsion using modern technologies, combining Tesla Automobile motors and batteries, newer versions of BMW pathways for less expensive manufacture of carbon fiber components, and using modern, simplistic, yet beautiful operating software systems to produce amazing instrument panels with colorful and imaginative layouts and designs.

    February 24, 2015, 4:33 pm

    TSS - A320 CFM56-5B4 Sounds

    Turbine Sound Studios presents the Airbus 320 HD CFM56-5B4 Pilot Edition sound package for FS2004 and FSX recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit, so engine sounds are lower in volume, and more balanced.

    February 24, 2015, 8:29 am

    AFS Design - FSX Concept Gyrocopter

    New for FSX from AFS Design is their concept gyrocopter. Much like a helicopter, this gyrocopter can hover and maneuver at low speeds but is also capable of supersonic flight. Included are three copters with modern cockpit including HUD, detailed model, door animations and more.

    February 23, 2015, 7:09 pm

    Zinertek - HD Airport Graphics Updated To V3

    Experience your airports in FSX and Prepar3D in high definition with HD Airport Graphics from Zinertek. HD Airport Graphics contains over 400 high definition textures that provide a complete overhaul to your default airports around the world. Now available is v3 with new and more detailed terminals, runways, jetways, hangars, lighting and more.

    February 23, 2015, 4:48 pm

    FlightSimCon 2015 Registration Is Open

    FlightSimCon 2015 takes place in June the New England Air Museum near Hartford, Connecticut. The conference has an exciting lineup of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and is a great place for flightsim enthusiasts to explore other simmers' setups, interact with aviation and flight simulation personalities, and visit the New England Air Museum. Conference registration is now open.

    February 23, 2015, 10:57 am

    Carenado - S550 Citation II HD Series

    This Cessna S550 Citation II is part of the HD Series from Carenado. It features HD textures, HQ 3D stereo sounds, real behavior just like the real plane, realistic lighting and much more. It works with FSX and Prepar3D.

    February 18, 2015, 3:39 pm

    Taburet - Night 3D Indonesia

    Taburet - Night 3D Indonesia is a nocturnal scenery for those who like to live life at night; more for those simmers who like to fly at night! Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects are placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Indonesia.

    February 18, 2015, 7:24 am

    Nygerges Design - Real Color EGKK

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