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These recommendations are taken from the FS2002 "ATC Handbook", page 10 and apply equally well to FS2004.
New from Skysong Soundworks is their EA-6B Prowler HD Audio sound set for FSX and FS2004. It is based on real-world recordings that give a balanced sound for an enjoyable flight inside and out. Included are interior and exterior J52-P-408A turbojet engine sounds as well as other sounds like wind, landing gear and more.
Now available from FlightSoft is the package Great Capitals of Europe Part 2. This product for FS2004 and FSX combines three popular Flightsoft titles into one and gives you scenery, adventures and aircraft to fly. Coverage includes northern Europe, Greece and Spain.
New from Virtualcol is Dash 8 Series X. Two versions are available, one for FSX/P3D and one for FS2004. Included are four models with virtual cockpits and 2D panel, animations, original sounds and more.
The flightsim convention FlightSimCon will be held in Connecticut USA in June. A number of additional speakers and exhibitors have just been announced, including Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane and Peter Wright ("Frooglesim"). Frequent FlightSim.Com author and former American Airlines captain Tony Vallillo will also be speaking. A2A Simulations has just been added to the list of exhibitors.
Garry J. Smith enjoys both graphic development and aviation, and turned those interests towards creating aircraft for the rest of us to enjoy. The Ford Trimotor Project is one of his biggest efforts but is really just one of many. He also has an interesting background in aviation, having spent 20 years in the RAAF. Learn more in our interview.
Designer Ruud Faber discovered Flight Simulator nearly twenty years ago, but was quickly dissatisfied with the look of the simulated terrain. He decided to do something about it and put his artistic talents to use, creating FScene, a series of ground textures that change the entire look of the flightsim world. Learn more about him in our interview.
New from Skysong Soundworks is an audio pack for the Grumman TBM/TBF Avenger for FS2004 and FSX. It features authentic HD audio for engine sounds and cockpit environment that are all spot on compared to the real airplane.
The Flight Master Yoke-II from VRInsight is replacing the previous Flight Master Yoke with more added functions: high-end stainless steel shaft, solid cast aluminum powder coated yoke and toggle switches for Cessna 172 type panels.
Turbine Sound Studios presents the Airbus 320 HD CFM56-5B4 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, and more balanced.
FlightSimCon 2015 takes place in June the New England Air Museum near Hartford, Connecticut. The conference has an exciting lineup of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors and is a great place for flightsim enthusiasts to explore other simmers' setups, interact with aviation and flight simulation personalities, and visit the New England Air Museum. Conference registration is now open.
With Mega Airport London Heathrow Xtended you will have the opportunity to see this airport at it most current state, along with some of the most amazing graphics and scenery integration seen in flight simulator sceneries today! So reports reviewer Justin Cogo after trying out this scenery from Aerosoft for FSX, FS2004 and P3D.
New from Skysong Soundworks for FS2004 and FSX is Grumman F4F/FM-2 Wildcat HD Audio. This sound set features Balanced sound for an enjoyable flight inside and out, based on real world recordings.
If you are familiar with the work of designer Tibor Kokai the first thing that may come to mind is Zlin aircraft. He's designed a number of them, but he's also done others, been part of the Pannon Wings Design Team, has done repaints and has even participated in some scenery projects. Learn more about him in our interview.
Military AI Works presents the Airbus A400M by Nick Black. This is version 1 of this AI model for FS2004 with updated versions of the model to follow. Textures by Mark Walsh and Nick Black and flight dynamics by Mike MacIntyre.
PFPX (Professional Flight Planner X) from Aerosoft is an innovative flight planning tool developed by real-world pilots and dispatchers. It works with FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. It has just been updated to v1.19.