One of the most important instrument flying skills is the landing approach with the ILS probably being the most common type. This tutorial will walk you through the exact steps required in flying an ILS approach using a real world example and realistic approach charts.
The Cub is one of the all time classic light aircraft. X-Plane pilots have the chance to fly not one but two great freeware versions thanks to the design team known as A-Pilot. They offer both a J3 Cub and a PA-18 Super Cub that reviewer Nils Lips found to be great to fly.
The F-100D Super Sabre was the first American fighter aircraft capable of supersonic flight. Milviz has created a realistic and challenging flight model for FSX/P3D with extensive systems modeling, high quality external and internal visual models and much more. Reviewer Ray Andersen provides the details.
The DO228 100 HD Series for FSX and Prepar3D from Carenado gives sim pilots the chance to fly a nice, somewhat older twin turboprop airliner. It includes a variety of liveries with everything in HD. Reviewer Michael Hayward liked it so much it's now his favorite FSX aircraft.
The 500S Shrike Aero Commander HD Series from Carenado brings to X-Plane 10 the twin that Bob Hoover made famous in his many airshow performances. Reviewer Nils Lips found it to be well appointed and an interesting plane to fly.
Time for another Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. For the next few challenges the clues will focus on airline flight information and participants will need to determine the departure or arrival airports based on the flight info. Are you up to the challenge?
The Junkers Ju-87 Stuka model depicted in this package from Milviz is a highly detailed replica of its real-life counterpart. FSX and P3D pilots will be able to experience flying this unusual WWII vintage plane. Reviewer Ray Andersen was quite impressed with the looks and performance.
The Cessna CT182T Turbo Skylane is a pretty unusual variant of this ever popular family of light planes. With a turbocharged engine it has power not found in the usual versions. This X-Plane add-on from Carenado also features a modern G1000 glass panel. Reviewer Stuart McGregor came to enjoy this feature, as well as the features of the plane in general.
With Active Sky 2016 flightsim pilots can take complete control of the weather, something real world pilots can only dream of. The utility gives FSX and P3D users control of what weather is used, whether real or user-defined, offers features like flight planning, and improves how the sky looks. Reviewer Michael Hayward covers the full details.
May simmers enjoy added a purpose to their flying by participating with the various types of groups that are around. Virtual airline flying is probably the most common such group type. Another way to make flying more real is by using FSEconomy, a system that adds pay and advancement to you flying. Combine that with a virtual airline and the Chilkoot Alliance is the result, as reported here by Dr. Warren Lieuallen.
X-Plane pilots will surely enjoy flying the Saratoga II published by Alabeo, reports first time reviewers Jennifer Kimball and Alex Stephens (A-Pilot). The plane has a bright, modern cockpit loaded with features. It flies right and looks good both inside and out.
MegaScenery Earth Utah Complete State V3 is the latest addition to the range of photoreal scenery of U.S. states. It features unsurpassed image sharpness, scenery color and clarity, improved scenery features with accurate additional water bodies and topographical data and the latest aerial imagery available taken in 2014.
Pan American Virtual is a virtual airline created for flight simulation enthusiasts, aiming to relive the legacy of one of the best known real world airline, Pan American World Airways. Founded in 2017, they are dedicated to enhancing the flight simulation experience.
Pisa X from Aerosoft features a highly accurate and detailed representation of Pisa International Airport (Galileo Galilei Airport) as well as the City of Pisa with its famous landmarks, industry and resident housing. The entire city has been modeled from the ground and up, making it perfect for VFR and overflying in general.
The latest "Flight in the Cockpit" video from Justplanes.com is Icelandair 767-300. The video features the newest addition to the airline's fleet, with four 767's now serving the busiest European routes in the morning and the busiest North American routes in the evening.
PositionGames.com have released a product for iPhone. You can keep an eye on your cockpit gauges on the go or use your device or TV as a second screen. Six cockpits are modeled.
Aerosoft's Manchester X is a highly detailed expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition and Prepar3D v3 that gives you the opportunity to experience this busy airport. High resolution satellite imagery and accurate, hand-placed 3D objects create a very realistic representation of the airport.
Jet Simming Tutorial Video by TopSkills has been improved based on suggestions from viewers. The expanded video now includes startup procedures expounded and clarified, new information about non-precision approaches and various other clarifications and additions.
Drubware announces a new version of FS Navigation Map is available for Android tablets and phones. This app quickly gives essential information about airports and navaids before and during flight. The user can see over a map where airports, ILS, VORs, NDBs and waypoints are located, together with relevant information like frequencies, heading, etc
Nuvecta announces the Landscape USA series, a scenery product that further enhances photoreal scenery. Landscapes(tm) takes Treeline(tm) to the next level by adding buildings and other objects to the trees and enhancing the experience. The product brings back superior 3-D to photo-scenery.
The Historic Airline Group has added a blog for readers to check out. President Captain David Reed has been flying for 46 years and shares his experiences with readers in the blog "Tales From The Cockpit."