The North American T-28D Trojan is a large military trainer developed in the late 1940's that served for many years after. Ant's Airplanes FSX version accurately mimics the real thing and is great fun to fly, so discovers reviewer Raymond Andersen. Learn more by reading his complete review.
Recently we had the chance to interview Barry Roberts, an X-Plane developer who actually creates both aircraft and scenery. Barry is a real world pilot too and a musician. Learn more about his interests and creations.
SimPlates X Ultra from Dauntless Software is a classic, and a must have for sim pilots. It includes over 70,000 approach and other charts for airports around the world and features a new and improved user interface. Reviewer Bill Stack takes a look and reports on what's new and how this can improve your flightsimming.
The Cessna C185F Skywagon Bush Pack from Carenado expands the original C185 v2 pack to include a float/amphibian version and expanded bush flight options. This results in a great, fun to fly bush plane for X-Plane 9 and 10 pilots, reports reviewer Shawn Weigelt.
The Embraer 170/175 regional jet for FSX and Prepar3D from Virtualcol gives flightsimmers a modern but smaller jetliner to fly. It includes both a 2D and 3D cockpit that match the real plane, a large number of repaints and overall good lucks and performance. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a ride and offers his report.
Patrick McFadden is the man behind Iris Dynamics and the new force feedback yoke under development and currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. The yoke is quite innovative and high quality yet at a price that a serious flightsimmer could afford. Learn more about the man himself and how this project came about in our interview.
This gift guide suggestion is just one of many planes from Carenado that we've reviewed this year. The Cirrus SR-22 GTSx is a high performance and modern plane that will be fun to fly in FSX or Prepar3D. Learn more by reading Raymond Andersen's complete review.
Ron Blehm returns with another Where In The World geography challenge for flightsimmers. Last month turned out to be a good challenge, with only about half the participants getting it right. So, here's another one...can you figure out this month's challenge?
Vasilis Maximos Sevastopoulos has been a long time contributor to the flightsim community, starting back in the FS2000 days and today specializing in Greek scenery for X-Plane. In this interview learn more about the person behind the scenery, his various interests and his techniques for creating his freeware add-ons.
The AV-8B with its vertical take-off and landing ability is certainly an unusual plane, so likely many flightsimmers will find it interesting to fly. Razbam, who specializes in military aircraft, has taken up the challenge of creating the Harrier for FSX and according to reviewer Raymond Andersen have done quite a good job. Like all Razbam products, it is also currently on sale.
The Lancair Legacy, created by RealAir and published by Flight1, is a superb sports plane and IFR tourer. It offers RealAir's high standards in detail and enhancements including 3D fluid gauges and accurate flight dynamics including spinning, side slipping, etc. Reviewer Bill Stack takes it for a flight and offers his report.
VAPilot is a software add-on for FSX and Prepar3D that overviews and analyzes flight operating skills. A new client version has been released; now Windows XP users can also enjoy the software. Several other bugs were been resolved also.
Virtual United issues a report on their successful first year of operations. Also, they are announcing the 2014 Go Forward Plan for their parent company, World Flight Simulation Group. This plan will set a basic guideline for things to develop in 2014 to add to existing programs and features.
REX4 Texture Direct is a new integrated global environment texture utility and effects add-on for FSX and Prepar3D v1.4 and v2 and is DX9, DX10 and DX11 compliant. Texture Direct takes advantage of the new core features of Prepar3D v2 while enhancing both FSX and Prepar3D v1.4 to never before seen heights.
New from Flyby Audio Engineering is a P-51 Mustang sound set. This sound set is for a P-51D, with the Packard/Rolls-Royce powerplant. However, It can be used with any Mustang or Rolls-Royce powered aircraft with FSX and FS2004.
The Deals Of Christmas Sale is now on at the FS Pilot Shop. Big savings are offered on a wide variety of products from many of your favorite flightsim add-on developers including Iris, Abacus, VRInsight, GoFlight and more.
vFlyteAir announces the release of their Grumman American AA-5 Traveler for X-Plane 10, which they describe as the most detailed, accurate and realistic model yet created for X-Plane. Textures are hi-res and even the smallest details are modeled. Included are ten textures and a wide variety of features.
New from JSG Panels is a Boeing 777-9X panel for FSX. It includes a sound package with sounds for moving parts, beacons, GPWS, copilot, etc. The panels works with the standard FSX B777-300.
SkyWest Virtual Airlines invites pilots to its annual Holiday Flight. Pilots can select between three departure airports and it is up to the pilot as to what route he or she wants to take. Official event partner is vDelta Airlines.
Turbine Sound Studios presents the Boeing 727 HD Pilot Edition sound package for FS2004 and FSX, recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit, so engine sounds are lower in volume.
Queen Alia International airport, Jordan's largest airport, recently inaugurated a new terminal in March of 2013. FlyJordan Queen Alia Int'l offers a high quality rendition of the completed terminal, set to be complete in 2014.
The Deals Of Christmas Sale is now on at the FS Pilot Shop. Big savings are offered on a wide variety of products from many of your favorite flightsim add-on developers including Milviz, Carenado, Flysimware and more.
FSPilot Magazine is a flight simulation e-publication. This bundle offer gets you the first eight issues at one low price! FSPilot Magazine is produced in an A4 flippable magazine format, that consists of a minimum of 100 pages per issue.