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These recommendations are taken from the FS2002 "ATC Handbook", page 10 and apply equally well to FS2004.
REX Simulations has released a critical hotfix for REX FS2004 and REX FS2004 + Overdrive Service Pack 5. This hotfix fixes the linkage between REX and NOAA for the purpose of downloading the latest weather data. You must have Service Pack 5 installed before you can install the hotfix.
Announcing the Oz Flight Sim Expo, taking place in April 2017 at Archerfield Jet Base, Hangar 5, Archerfield Airport just south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Inspired by recent Flight Simulation Expositions in the USA and Europe, it is now Australia's turn to host this unique and exciting event.
It's time to go Back To School... Flight School that is! The FS Pilot Shop has lined up some great deals from dozens of publishers on over 1300 titles, with some savings up to 60% off. Three additional publishers have just been added, but these are only sale only through Thursday.
One of the hardest tasks for a flightsim designer is getting the plane to fly correctly. Many released planes really don't, and a few people have taken on the task of trying to fix that. Bob Chicilo is one of those people who enjoy tinkering with the air files and plane configurations. Learn more about him in our interview.
In celebration of their 10th anniversary MAIW (Military AI Works) is releasing ten gifts to the flightsim community during the month of August. The first two releases are now out. Part 1 is 632 VGS Ternhill, a glider package that contains repaints AFCADs, flight plans, etc. Part 2 is the USAF V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft, specifically the USAF CV-22B's stationed at RAF Mildenhall.
Many people still like having a 2D panel for their FS aircraft. Frustrated by the lack of a panel for a favorite plane, Klee C. Dobra taught himself how to create 2D panels and found it not as hard as he imagined, and ultimately fun and rewarding. In this tutorial he covers the basics so that you can do it too.
New from Skysong Soundworks is PA-44 Piper Seminole HD Audio for FS2004 and FSX. The Piper PA-44 Seminole is an American twin-engine light aircraft manufactured by Piper Aircraft. The sound pack is developed to compliment Alabeo aircraft and features sound cones, cockpit ambiance, start-up/shut-down and many other features.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Thrustmaster are Flight Rudder Pedals. These support all popular flightsims. Their ergonomic design lets you put your entire foot on the pedal, thanks to the heel rests. They also feature S.M.A.R.T. slide rails system for smooth control.
Ken Wigginton has greatly added to the collection of fine panels available to FS2004, FSX and now Prepar3D users. More recently he's expanded to creating complete airliner packages. In this interview we learn more about him, as well as his design techniques and motivations.
The latest sound package from Skysong Soundworks is the Fairchild 24 Radial HD Audio for FS2004 and FSX. It is engineered to compliment the Lionheart Creations plane. It offers high quality sound of the seven cylinder radial Warner Super Scarab engine as well as cockpit, ambiance, wind sounds, start up/shut down, etc.
Flight One Software, in conjuction with the iFly development team, have released SP 3.2.2 for their iFly 737NG customers. SP 3.2.2 is the final update for the iFly 737NG aircraft range, and is for users of FS2004, FSX and P3Dv2.5. Customers who own P3D version 2 will be able to use their existing iFly 737NG key to install version 3.2.2 for P3Dv3.
David Molyneaux got his start many years ago with a virtual airline, designing scenery, but has since gone on to be a prolific creator of classic aircraft for FS2004, with most also working in FSX. A lifelong aviation fan, he has also enjoyed model building and airshow photography. Learn more in our interview.
Join FS Pilot Shop in celebrating American Independence Day with savings on aircraft, scenery, utilities, missions and much more! Save on FSPS. Lionheart Creations, Virtualcol, Flysimware, Area 51, First Class Simulations, Golden Age Simulations and dozens more, all waiting for you in the sales hangar.
The World & Mosaic for FS2004 from AFS Design contains an all included package of new global textures with a new mosaic technique. The normal resolution is 4.7 m per pixel. With the application of pixel-perfect mosaic series, the resolution is doubled. For example all roads, paths and buildings are calculated and set exactly to the width of 4.7 m. The result is a dense photo texture with a very high sharpness.
GMapHD for Windows from FSWidgets gives you a great moving map for your desktop flight simulator. This is a versatile app, designed to run on Microsoft Windows (Vista or later) and supports the three most popular desktop simulators on the market today (FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane).