One of the latest Flysimware aircraft is the Grumman G-44A Widgeon for FSX and Prepar3D. The Widgeon was originally designed for the civil market. It is smaller but similar to the earlier G-21 Goose. This is Flysimware's first model that was developed with 3DS MAX giving you full AO effects on all 3D parts. Reviewer Bill Stack found that it lives up to its description and is good to fly.
A long series of events has brought about iFMS. In this interview, author Michael De Feyter tells us how this tablet based cockpit instrument app came about and some of his own history in software and as a pilot.
Who knew that Batman was in Turkey? Well, those who correctly answered last month's challenge did. Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Rather few got last month's challenge. This time you'll need to identify "one of the most beautiful places in the entire southern hemisphere". Are you up to the challenge?
Usually when writing an aircraft review a disclaimer is needed about the author not having flown the real plane. Not this time! Reviewer Tony Vallillo is a retired Boeing 767 captain with many hours in the plane and so can give the Boeing 767-300 Professional for X-Plane from Flight Factor a thorough evaluation.
FoxOne Special Missions is an iOS or Android combat flight simulator app, and a follow on to FoxOne Advanced Edition. Reviewer Nirosan Pragash describes how it works, putting you through missions in highly detained scenery with planes like the F-15E Strike Eagle and Mirage 2000.
Ken Wigginton has greatly added to the collection of fine panels available to FS2004, FSX and now Prepar3D users. More recently he's expanded to creating complete airliner packages. In this interview we learn more about him, as well as his design techniques and motivations.
In using X-Plane scenery it's necessary to understand the importance and use of scenery libraries. Because certain libraries are common to so many scenery files, and are stable with only rare changes. we've assembled them into a core group that all X-Plane users should have installed. Dominic Smith explains how scenery works and how this common set of libraries should be used and where to get them.
iFMS by Michael Defeyter is a clever app for Android and iOS devices that lets you display realistic aircraft instruments from FSX, X-Plane or Prepar3D. This allows you to use your mobile device as a cockpit instrument, freeing up valuable space on your main screen. Reviewer Paul Mort describes how it works and the various options available.
David Molyneaux got his start many years ago with a virtual airline, designing scenery, but has since gone on to be a prolific creator of classic aircraft for FS2004, with most also working in FSX. A lifelong aviation fan, he has also enjoyed model building and airshow photography. Learn more in our interview.
The Sim720 Augusta Airport has been created as a replica of the real world site. The package includes a wealth of custom created and placed objects and a high resolution ground polygon. Reviewer Dominic Smith finds it has some flaws but overall is a worthwhile addition to your X-Plane scenery collection.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of FlightSim.Com. Since its inception, Nels Anderson has been the driving force, launching, piloting, and navigating it to what it is today. His dedication has resulted in one of the largest collections of files and articles of any single flight simulator source. In this interview, some of the biggest names in the community ask Nels the things they've always wanted to know about him and FlightSim.Com.
New from Skysong Soundworks is PA-44 Piper Seminole HD Audio for FS2004 and FSX. The Piper PA-44 Seminole is an American twin-engine light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft. The sound pack is developed to compliment Alabeo aircraft and features sound cones, cockpit ambiance, start-up/shut-down and many other features.
Virtavia has released their R3Y Tradewind for FSX Steam. Originally developed to fulfill the long-range maritime reconnaissance role, the Convair XP5Y-1 was noteworthy for its high-speed blended-hull design. The base pack includes one variant, while an optional DLC pack adds two more variants and three liveries.
New from WSSimulations is the Velocity XL. Velocity, Inc. is an American kit aircraft manufacturer. The Velocity XL is an enlarged version of their Velocity SE canard pusher design and now can be enjoyed in Flight Simulator X SP2 and Prepar3D with a completely active 3D cockpit.
Tonight, Friday 29th July, VATSIM UK members from across Europe will gather in Birmingham for VATSIM UK Live! 2016. As a special treat for this year’s Live! they are hosting a special series of talks featuring some familiar faces from the VATSIM community.
Feelthere introduces Dubai sector for Tracon! 2012. Dubai Approach and Departure is one of the busiest airspace of the world. Also compatible with Real Traffic Tracon! 2012 Edition.
VATSIM (Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network) is celebrating its 15th anniversary of operation. Since opening in 2001, the network has connected thousands of flightsim pilots and air traffic controllers and now includes over 74,000 active members.
Now available from Aerosoft is Airport Calvi XP. The Airport Calvi - Sainte Catherine (CLY / LFKC) on the island of Corsica is beautifully embedded in a valley to the south-east of the town of Calvi. This is rendition of the airport Calvi - Sainte Catherine for X-Plane 10.
Now available from Virtavia is the B-66 Destroyer for FSX and FSX: Steam Edition. Based on the U.S. Navy's A3D Skywarrior, the B-66 Destroyer was SAC's light bomber, and was to replace the piston-powered B-26 Invader. Available are three models in three USAF liveries.
Kings Sceneries presents San Antonio International Airport (KSAT). This scenery features exact mesh and newly designed airport as well as photoreal ground images covering the surrounding area in a breathtaking resolution. Airport has been modeled with numerous objects, hangars, static aircraft and more.
New from Drzewiecki Design for X-Plane is Baku XP. Baku XP features a detailed representation of UBBB Heydar Aliyev airport, the main airport in Azerbaijan, plus Baku city with hundreds of landmarks, all Azeri airports enhanced and the whole-country optional photoreal ground.