• Review: IRIS BD-5J Microjet

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    Interview With Alf Denham

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    Interview With Justin Kissling

    Like many, Justin Kissling found the X-Plane world a little barren and so set about doing something about it. He has since created a number of airports, mostly large international ones with San Francisco being his favorite. Learn more about his interests and design techniques in our interview.

    June 30, 2015, 8:46 am

    Review: Aerosoft - PMDG 777-200

    The PMDG 777 isn't exactly a new product, and this isn't exactly a review. Author Stuart Outram looks at the PMDG 777, compares it to the PMDG 737, discusses how the plane works with other products and discusses a bit the state of the flightsim hobby.

    June 27, 2015, 9:12 am

    Interview With Tim Gatland - Dovetail Games

    We recently had the chance to interview Tim Gatland, Chief Technology Office with Dovetail Games. Dovetail, as most should know, now publishes the FSX: Steam Edition as well as Train Simulator 2015 and other products. Tim gives us some details about Dovetail, what they've done with FSX: Steam Edition and plans for the future.

    June 24, 2015, 5:10 pm

    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon For X-Plane 10

    One of the latest X-Plane 10 offerings from Alabeo is the Cessna C207 Skywagon. Included are regular and bush models with HD textures, accurate flight model, 64-bit compatibility, scroll wheel support and more. This is one of the bigger single engine GA planes out there and perhaps not the best looking but reviewer Shawn Weigelt finds it to be Alabeo's finest release yet.

    June 20, 2015, 10:42 am

    Where In The World #74

    Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. The current theme is capital cities, with last month's answer being one of the more remote ones: Port Moresby, PNG. Quite a few people managed to get it though. This month is a different capital city. Can you figure out which one?

    June 18, 2015, 4:25 pm

    FlightSimCon 2015

    A beautiful weekend, a great aviation museum, and hundreds of flightsim enthusiasts -- what could be better. That's what FlightSimCon 2015 was all about. Included was a full two days of presentations plus a hangar full of displays and lots of fellow simmers to meet. Nels Anderson presents his first person view of the event.

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    Review: FSWidgets EFB For X-Plane

    An Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) gives you all the flying information that used to take many pounds of paper and puts it into digital form that a pilot can easily take along. FSWidgets has created a number of very similar EFB versions, for FS2004, FSX and in the case of this review, a Windows version that works with X-Plane. Reviewer Paul Mort gives it a try and offers his report.

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    The Flight Simulator Experience

    As good as our PC sims can be, there are far more realistic flight simulators out there that simmers can rent time in. In this article, Paul Mort describes his visit to the Flightdeck Experience where he tries his hand at their Boeing 737 simulator.

    June 11, 2015, 2:58 pm

    SketchUp Tutorial Part Fifteen

    In this tutorial series, 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. The series is now getting into more advanced techniques, with this 15th part showing how the use of components makes modeling easier.

    June 7, 2015, 8:21 am

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  • Aerosoft - Night Environment Massachusetts

    Night Environment is a series of add-ons for FSX and P3D from Aerosoft that revolutionizes the way the world looks at night. Using a series of databases it adds lights to roads and other areas. Hundreds of thousands of lights clearly show how highways connect cities and how smaller roads meander into neighborhoods. This version includes full coverage of the US State of Massachusetts.

    July 7, 2015, 9:17 am

    Taburet - Night 3D Saskatchewan & Manitoba

    New from Taburet is Night 3D Saskatchewan & Manitoba for FSX and Prepar3D. 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 Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It can be used on its own or on top of other scenery.

    July 5, 2015, 7:56 am

    NMG - Port Elizabeth International v3.2

    This scenery expansion package from NMG contains a high definition version of Port Elizabeth International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Six months in development, this scenery offers the highest detail in models and textures ever designs for Port Elizabeth.

    July 4, 2015, 7:42 am

    Platinum Airways Has A Ticket To Ride This Summer

    Platinum Airways, the Open Skies virtual airline, is entering the northern hemisphere's summer with a brand new Destination of the Week series. Ticket to Ride will visit eight airports that are located near just as many theme parks.

    July 3, 2015, 6:20 pm

    NMG - Kruger Mpumalanga Int'l v2.1

    This new scenery from NMG contains a high definition version of Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. It features detailed airport buildings, accurate lighting, correct layout of road networks and more.

    July 3, 2015, 3:44 pm

    NMG - East London Airport v2.2

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    July 3, 2015, 9:01 am

    Canadian Xpress July 2015 Challenge Leg XII

    Canadian Xpress is celebrating their 5th year. Part of the celebration is the launch of their Boeing C-17 Globemaster III along with a tour/challenge. This month's challenge is the twelfth leg of the 5 Year Anniversary World Tour and goes from Rotterdam (EHRD) to Goteborg Landvetter (ESGG).

    July 1, 2015, 5:30 pm

    4th Of July Sale On Now

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    July 1, 2015, 9:41 am

    Aerosoft - Greenland Nuuk X

    Fly to the challenging north, straight to Greenland's Nuuk airport which offers a unique approach with exciting views of the mountainous city of Nuuk, below the glorious Northern Lights. Greenland Nuuk X is now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Aerosoft for FSX and Prepar3D.

    July 1, 2015, 8:06 am

    Flightsoft - Fly To Hawaii v2

    Fly to Hawaii for FSX - The "timeless classic" DC10 jetliner product now features an MD10 cockpit and includes some of the most comprehensive features. Version 2 is now available from FlightSoft at the FS Pilot Shop.

    June 30, 2015, 1:52 pm

    MegaScenery Earth - Ultra Res Cities Jacksonville

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    June 30, 2015, 7:34 am

    Figerty Systems - FSX Charts

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