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    Where In The World #84

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    Review: Majestic - MJC8 Q400 Pro Edition

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    Importing And Using Orthophotos In WED

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    Review: Alabeo - PA23 Aztec F 250

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    Interview With Keith Paine

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    Review: TrackIR 5

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    Review: Sim720 - Caernarfon Airport

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    Where In The World #83

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    Review: DMax Tecnam P2002

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    March 27, 2016, 8:27 am

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    Alabeo - PA31 Chieftain 350

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    AFS Design - Airbus A330/A340 Family v2

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    Taburet - Night 3D North & South Korea

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    May 3, 2016, 10:30 am

    Aerosoft - Berlin-Tegel X

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    Team SDB - Beale AFB

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    May 2, 2016, 8:09 am

    Sky Blue Radio Seeks New Talk Show Host

    Sky Blue Radio is seeking a talented and motivated individual to host one of their longest running aviation and flight simulation talk shows. o radio experience necessary. However, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to conduct live interviews for several hours and be well versed in research skills. The candidate must be able to commit to at least one two-hour show or more monthly.

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    Aerosoft - Twentynine Palms KTNP Airport for X-Plane

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    May 1, 2016, 11:27 am

    Team SDB - Dyess AFB

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    April 28, 2016, 8:03 am

    Rolling Cumulus - Bush Pilot Challenge

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    April 27, 2016, 5:50 pm

    Skysong Soundworks - Cessna 152II HD Audio

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    Roger Dodger Aviation - DIY Flight Sim Pod

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