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These recommendations are taken from the FS2002 "ATC Handbook", page 10 and apply equally well to FS2004.
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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).
Cockpit-Fest USA 2016 has been announced for this September and will be held in conjunction with the Dallas/Fort Worth Commemorative Air Force "Warbirds on Parade" air show and car show. Future events will be held every other year instead of annually as in the past.
FlightSimCon 2016 was held this past weekend at the New England Air Museum and Bradley Airport in Connecticut. This year the event grew significantly, with more booths and some 520 people in attendance. Lots of prominent members of the community were on hand to meet and both days were filled with interesting talks. FlightSim.Com was there, and a personal view of the event is offered.
The latest sound pack from Skysong Soundworks is the Fairchild Ranger 24 HD Audio. It features real world sounds recorded from their respective positions and is engineered to compliment the Lionheart Creations aircraft.
Baku 2017 from Drzewiecki Design features a detailed representation of UBBB Heydar Aliyev airport, Baku city with hundreds of landmarks, all Azeri airports enhanced and the whole-country optional photoreal ground. This product is compatible with FS2004.
Bornholm Island 2011 from Drzewiecki Design has now been reduced in price to just $9.00. Versions are available for both FSX and FS2004. Bornholm Island 2011 features detailed scenery of the Danish island and its Ronne Airport.
Twenty years ago on this very day FlightSim.Com first opened to the public. Given the short lifespan of many online sites it feels pretty amazing to have lasted this long. Please join us in celebrating this event. In this op-ed, FlightSim.Com founder Nels Anderson gives some thoughts about the past and the future.
HJG (Historic Jetliners Group) have pleasure announcing yet another web site update, the group's fifth so far during this 2016 year. Included are new textures for their B727, DC-8, DC-10 and MD-83/88 models.
Celebrate Memorial Day with big savings at the FS Pilot Shop. Over 40 publishers are offering discounts on their popular flightsim products for a limited time during this sale. Stock up now while you can.
In this article new reviewer Klee C. Dobra takes a look at the Piper PA34 Seneca II made for FS2004 by Carenado. Despite some initial problems, he came to really like the aircraft and found it to be a wonderful airplane to fly because is feels and sounds like the real thing.
Do you prefer flying in one airliner type over another? Based on some recent experiences, Ron Blehm compares the Boeing 737-900 "cattlecar" versus the Airbus A320 "scarybus" and offers up his experiences and a conclusion of sorts...
New from Turbine Sound Studios is the Boeing 737-800 / 900 CFM56-7B27 Pilot Edition V2 sound package and the Boeing 737-600 / 700 CFM56-7B20 Pilot Edition V2 sound package for FS2004, recorded in HD High definition. This Pilot Edition V2 is as heard from the cockpit, and a completely new build.
New from Skysong Soundworks for FS2004 and FSX is EuroFighter HD Audio. The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multi-role fighter. The sound pack features engine sounds, cockpit ambiance, start-up/shutdown, gear sounds, warnings and much more.