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    Interview With James Lambe

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    Review: Curtiss-Wright CW-1 Junior

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    Eric Marciano - EasyFMC for P3D v4

    If you want to fly with a Flight Management Computer (FMC) without installing and updating a navigation database, if you want to use a FMC without having to read tons of manual, if you think flying an airliner with a Garmin GPS is not realistic but you enjoy its flight guidance, if you want to take advantage of advanced automated systems, then EasyFMC is for you! Now available for Prepar3D v4.

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    SamScene 3D - Zurich RealCity 3D Updated

    SamScene announces an update to Zurich RealCity 3D, FSX and Prepar3D scenery for the largest city in Switzerland. It features hi-res photo textures, over 10,000 Swiss-style autogen buildings, famous museums plus hotels, shopping malls, schools, etc. It now includes seasonal photo textures, more buildings, new static trains and more.

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    AFS Design - Su-27 Sukhoi - v2

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    Justplanes.com Mahan Air Video Released

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    Rolling Cumulus - Unknown Caribbean Airports

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