• Where In The World #88

    Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Last month's challenge drew quite a few correct answers, but also guesses for quite a few different places that were wrong. So now the challenges keep coming. How well do you know you geography? Take this challenge and find out.

    September 27, 2016, 11:18 am

    Review: Kings Sceneries San Antonio KSAT

    Kings Sceneries presents San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) for FSX. It is advertised as offering exact mesh and newly designed airport as well as photoreal ground images covering the surrounding area in a breathtaking resolution. Reviewer Bill Stack found the description to be accurate with many realistic buildings on the airport, but somewhat tough on frame rates.

    September 25, 2016, 10:20 am

    Freeware Focus: Biplanes Of The Golden Age Of Aviation

    Reviewer Dominic Smith focuses on three great freeware biplanes from the golden age of aviation. Included in the review are the Waco F Series by Tim Conrad for FSX, the Boeing Stearman Model 75 by Paolo Matricardi for X-Plane and the Arrow Active for FS2004 by Keith Paine.

    September 23, 2016, 10:11 am

    Tutorial: Grow Your Own with X-Plane

    In this great hobby of ours there is one thing that we all strive for: a flight simulation world that is as close to the real thing as you can get. In this tutorial author Paul Mort will show you how to create photo-realistic scenery that will enhance your flying pleasure.

    September 20, 2016, 7:45 am

    Review: Lionheart Trindad TB21 GT

    The Socata Trinidad TB21 GT is a high performance four seat GA aircraft that has been recreated for FSX and P3D by Lionheart Creations. Reviewer Bill Stack took it for a test flight and found it quick and easy to fly, with nice details on the interior and exterior.

    September 17, 2016, 8:19 am

    Review: Blue Angels by Rortos

    Blue Angels from RORTOS brings challenging flightsim missions to your mobile device. With it you can fly quick aerobatic missions just like the real US Navy Blue Angels jet demonstration team. You'll get to fly their F/A-18 Hornet as well as their C-130 Hercules support aircraft. Reviewer Nirosan Pragash reports it's a great app for simmers on the go.

    September 14, 2016, 1:01 pm

    Tutorial: Flying Helicopters In X-Plane

    Many flight sim pilots never try helicopters, perhaps because of their reputation of being too difficult to fly. While they certainly are different from fixed wing airplanes they can be flown and the challenge can be enjoyable. In this tutorial Hoot Gibson goes into the basics of flying X-Plane helicopters, describing how they fly and techniques you can use.

    September 11, 2016, 12:47 pm

    Freeware Review: Carlyle Sharpe's Awasa

    The story behind this scenery is as interesting as the scenery itself... Reviewer Ron Blehm was also the inspiration behind the creation of the Awasa area scenery in Africa done by Carlyle Sharpe. Read the review to learn about this scenery and how it came about.

    September 9, 2016, 10:15 am

    Review: Virtavia - C-17A Globemaster III

    It's still worthwhile to look at some older add-ons, especially ones that the publisher continues to update, such as the C-17A Globemaster III for FSX from Virtavia. This is a big plane, but has performance allowing operations from very small fields, making for some interesting flying, so reports reviewer Michael Pook.

    September 6, 2016, 8:02 am

    Review: vFlyteAir - Cherokee 140 For X-Plane

    If you enjoy flying a nice stable basic GA aircraft, the Piper Cherokee 140 is a great choice. vFlyteAir offers two packages, first being the original Cherokee 140 as a basic trainer aircraft with a simple panel. The other "classic" Cherokee 140 is an IFR version of the plane with a more advanced panel plus autopilot. Reviewer Stuart McGregor was quite pleased with the aircraft.

    September 2, 2016, 2:33 pm

    Interview With Hoot Gibson

    Not many people specialize in helicopter development, but Hoot Gibson has created quite a collection of X-Plane helicopters over the years. In our interview learn more about the person behind these designs, his motivations and techniques and some of his favorite helicopters.

    August 29, 2016, 4:44 pm

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  • Citiscape Design - Downtown St. Louis

    New from Citiscape Design is Downtown St. Louis. This scenery for X-Plane features landmarks lilke the St. Louis Arch, at 630 feet the tallest monument in the United States. Also included are 40 skyscrapers over 250 feet tall with custom textures.

    September 30, 2016, 1:32 pm

    War Wings Soft Launches on Google Play

    Global mobile games publisher Sixjoy has announced the soft launch of its latest title, War Wings. War Wings is an award-winning aerial combat game set in World War II and features smooth, responsive controls, beautiful high-definition graphics, and a plethora of historically accurate planes, weapons, missions and pilots.

    September 30, 2016, 9:22 am

    NMG - Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

    New from NMG Trading for FSX, P3D and X-Plane is Zebula Golf Estate & Spa scenery. Located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. It includes a corrected road network and highly detailed airport buildings and hi def textures.

    September 30, 2016, 7:20 am

    Cockpit PHD - Boeing 737,747,777 Yoke Checklist v2

    Cockpit PHD has released their new version 2 of the Boeing 737/747/777 Yoke Checklist. Add this checklist to your Saitek, CH Products, Go Flight or any other yoke. The checklist attaches using 3M removable double-sided tape that won't damage the yoke. Make your yoke just like the real Boeing yoke!

    September 29, 2016, 4:32 pm

    Pro Stand For Saitek Hardware

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is Pro Stand For Saitek Hardware. This stand on wheels allows you to securely combine your Saitek yoke, throttle and rudder pedals into a convenient fixed arrangement. The stand comes assembled and takes only seconds to fold down and store out of the way.

    September 29, 2016, 10:52 am

    Night XP Austria, Switzerland & Liechtenstein for X-Plane

    NightXP from Taburet is a nocturnal scenery for those who like to live life at night, and for those who like to fly spectacular night scenery! It blends existing X-Plane 10 scenery with nocturnal textures to bring the night world alive, exactly as you would see it if you fly on a real plane at night. This package includes the mountainous European region of Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

    September 29, 2016, 7:44 am

    Thrustmaster - MFD Cougar Pack Flight Control Panel

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Thrustmaster is the MFD Cougar Pack Flight Control Panel. The Thrustmaster MFD Cougar Pack Flight Control Panel features two multifunctional USB cockpit panel replicas of the U.S. Air Force F-16 MFD, with many programmable buttons and switches.

    September 28, 2016, 4:34 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Moscow City XP For X-Plane

    Moscow City X for X-Plane from Drzewiecki Design is a very detailed model of Moscow metropolitan area in Russia. It includes lite sceneries of seven airports, many heliports and thousands of buildings. It took almost a year to complete and it includes countless fantastic features.

    September 28, 2016, 7:59 am

    AFS Design - MCR-01 Ultralight v2

    New from AFS Design for FS2004 is MCR-01 Ultralight v2. The MCR 01 Sportster ULC(LSA) Ultralight is a side by side two-seater airplane with incredible performance and capability. Included are seven visual models, authentic sound, banner towing capability, complete panel, animations and much more.

    September 27, 2016, 6:43 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - deHavilland DH-114 Dove HD Audio

    The latest release from Skysong Soundworks is FSX and FS2004 de Havilland DH-114 Dove HD Audio. The de Havilland DH.114 Heron was a small propeller-driven British airliner that first flew in 1950. The audio includes interior and exterior samples recorded from their respective positions.

    September 27, 2016, 4:04 pm

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