• Interview With Francesco Cekko

    Francesco Cekko got into development the way many people do--by wishing for some add-on for his sim and realizing the only way to get it was to make it himself. He started by slowly learning to create X-Plane scenery but has since learned to make aircraft too. Learn more about him in our interview.

    July 24, 2014, 10:53 am

    Aviation Puzzle #5

    Ray Andersen has come up with several aviation themed puzzles now and this month he teams up with Ron Blehm for another one. For those who tried puzzle #4 the results are also included here. See how well you can determine airport ICAO codes and send in your results.

    July 22, 2014, 10:56 am

    Interview With Wayne Handley

    Wayne Handley is well known as an aerobatic champion and preeminent airshow performer and is also a former naval aviation and ag pilot. Since 1957 he has flown over 31,000 hours with little of it spent straight, level and upright. Recently we had the chance to interview him and learn more about his career and his thoughts about the use of simulators in training.

    July 19, 2014, 5:27 pm

    Review: Golden Age - Pitcairn PA-5 And Sport Mailwing

    Golden Age Simulation has rendered an historically significant civilian aircraft of the 1920s with distinction. The Pitcairn Mailwing is visually accurate and attractive inside and outside. Flight modeling seems accurate and is consistent with the manual. Bonus period scenery is included too. Learn more by reading Bill Stack's complete review.

    July 17, 2014, 6:53 pm

    Interview With Erwin Welker

    Erwin Welker has been a prolific contributor to the Microsoft Flight Simulator community for some years now. He's found a niche, creating cockpit views and pilotable ships, which few others have attempted. These and other add-ons he's created offer a lot of interesting things to try in FSX and earlier sims. Learn more about him by reading our interview

    July 15, 2014, 5:12 pm

    Review: Cruz Piper Sport

    The CRUZ PiperSport is a modern Light Sport aircraft created for FSX and Prepar3D by Alabeo. It features a glass cockpit, quality 3D model and realistic behavior. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a flight and offers his report.

    July 13, 2014, 7:21 am

    Interview With Thinus Pretorius

    Over the past decade Thinus Pretorius has created quite a number of military aircraft for FS2004 and FSX. Being from South Africa has given him an unusual niche to work in but his planes have been popular around the world. Learn more about his background and how he creates his planes in our interview.

    July 10, 2014, 10:15 am

    Review: FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition

    With FSX being a mature product there are many years of add-ons that have been created for it. When your flightsimming interests change, such as was recently the case with reviewer Gustavo Mercado, it's nice to find things like the FS2Crew PMDG 747 Voice Commander Edition that enhance your new interests.

    July 7, 2014, 8:00 am

    Introduction to Boston Virtual ATC

    There are a number of groups that offer online multiplayer flight with ATC but Boston Virtual ATC has carved out a unique niche for themselves. Instead of trying to cover the entire world they've chosen to cover a much smaller area, concentrating air traffic and controllers for higher and more realistic activity levels, and also including GA airports and aircraft instead of concentrating mostly on airline flight. Learn more about the group in this feature article.

    July 3, 2014, 5:00 pm

    Interview With Vasco Ribeiro

    Vasco Ribeiro enjoys making x-planes for X-Plane, that is, experimental planes that are quite different from the norm. He's also created some more common planes and now has quite a portfolio of models available. Learn more about his creations and their inspiration in our interview.

    July 1, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Review: AUScene - Sydney Professional X

    The latest V2 of Sydney Professional X from AUScene has gone about updating Sydney Kingsford Smith International to display the new Virgin Australia terminal along with other redesigned areas. Reviewer Bill Stack takes a close look and offers his report.

    June 29, 2014, 7:15 am

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  • This Is Your Captain--Episode II Announced

    Probus Simulation announces This is Your Captain Episode II--Central America. You have been transfered to the Guatemala City Hub. In this episode you will be flying to Central America cities like Tegucigalpa in Honduras, and others in El Salvador and Panama.

    July 24, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Japan - X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery V2 Released

    Andras Fabian announces the release of his HD Mesh Scenery v2 covering Japan. This offers the same features as his other X-Plane mesh including updated OSM data, vastly improved landclass and additional tree lines. The scenery is now available from the FlightSim.Com file library.

    July 24, 2014, 7:48 am

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities New Orleans

    Ultra-Res Cities take MegaSceneryEarth realism to a whole new level with unprecedented native 50 cm resolution scenery for larger cities and Terminal Control Areas. This titles gives you New Orleans, LA around 5,000 square miles of the all displayed at 50 cm per pixel.

    July 23, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Alabeo - Diamond DA40 Now Available

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop from Alabeo is the Diamond DA40 for FSX and Prepar3D. This is a modern four seat general aviation aircraft with all the latest sim features. It comes with two models and five liveries plus a full set of manuals.

    July 23, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Nordic Air Group VA 17 Years On The Net

    The new refurbished NOR or Nordic Air Group is being launched onwards from 25 July 2014, on their 17th anniversary day. Members can fly with historic jets and props on old and current routes. The group specializes in bringing defunct airlines virtually back to life.

    July 23, 2014, 10:20 am

    Bear Studios Updates J-11 Flanker To V1.3

    Now available from Bear Studios is an updated v1.3 of their J-11 Flanker. This modern jet fighters features new models, animations, textures and effects. It is fully compatible with FSX and Prepar3D v2.2.

    July 22, 2014, 10:00 pm

    Figerty Systems - FSX Enhancer Now Available

    FSX Enhancer provides extra FSX camera views for default Flight Simulator X aircraft to enhance your flying pleasure and to allow you to create some mind-blowing camera angles for your Youtube FSX videos.

    July 22, 2014, 4:10 pm

    Mouseviator - FS Logbook Editor

    Flight Simulator Logbook Editor (FS Logbook Editor) is a small program to edit - as the title implies, logbook files created by Microsoft® Flight Simulator X (mainly), Microsoft® Flight Simulator 2004 and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D®.

    July 22, 2014, 10:57 am

    Probus Simulation - This Is Your Captain Episode I

    Have you ever wanted to have your own airline? Well, you found it! This Is Your Captain from Probus Simulation Software is just that. Episode one brings you a personal airline located at the Panama hub, with twenty four flight plans carrying passengers and freight all over Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

    July 22, 2014, 8:49 am

    Aerosoft - Mega Airport Madrid X

    Aerosoft and the famous Sim-Wings Team brings us the new Mega Airport Madrid Barajas in its latest state of development for FS2004 and FSX. An original replica of the complete airport with all its buildings, installations, new effects, animated vehicles and objects.

    July 22, 2014, 1:58 am

    Malysia Virtual Reaches 1000 Members

    After four years of operations, Malaysia Virtual Airlines has reached 1000 members, quite a milestone for any virtual airline. These pilots have flown over 17,000 flights. New members are always welcome to join this active VA.

    July 21, 2014, 7:49 pm

    Frat Bros Design - RNZAF TA4-K Skyhawk

    Now available from Frat Bros Design is a unique piece of RNZAF history for FSX. The TA-4K Skyhawk "Kahu" recycled an aging fleet and incorporated what was at the time state of the art technology. The FSX version accurately models this aircraft with various load out models, animated features, A-4 sound package and much more.

    July 21, 2014, 2:59 pm

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