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These recommendations are taken from the FS2002 "ATC Handbook", page 10 and apply equally well to FSX.
Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the Lockheed Electra Model 10A for FSX/P3D from Just Flight. the Electra was Lockheed's first twin-engined, all-metal design, taking its maiden flight in 1934. Included are thirteen authentic liveries, a full-bodied sound pack, and a special texture technique.
For those who need a reason for their sim flying, FSEconomy may be just the thing. It simulates the economics of operating an airline and adds passenger and cargo jobs that give virtual pay. It works with FS2004, FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. Learn more by reading the review by Dr. Warren Lieuallen.
The Golden Age Simulations Curtiss CW-1 Junior is a low and slow flyer ideally suited for exploring the hidden scenery details and "Easter Eggs" found throughout the flight simulator environment. This is a no frills aircraft simulating flight in its most basic form. It's now available for FSX and Prepar3D.
Sky Blue Radio is very pleased to welcome Nick Anderson and Max Flight. Nicolas Jackson (NicNac) and Tom Mathieu (Captain Crunch) are your hosts for the all-new FS InFocus talk show. The podcast of this show is now available for your listening pleasure.
Now available from the FS Pilot Shop is the Thrustmaster - HOTAS Warthog Joystick & Throttle. This USB dual-throttle joystick is the result of an intense collaboration between Thrustmaster's development teams and members of the "simmer" community. Exchanges and studies were carried out constantly throughout the product's development in order to create a joystick which meets the most specific and precise requirements of the experts.
The teams at Turbulent Designs and Keystone Games bring you the superb Angwin-Parrett Field. It is located in the small town of Angwin in Napa County, Northern California, USA. This package contains an additional bonus airfield, Pope Lake, located to the north. Modeled from on-site photography, this FSX/P3D scenery offers an incredibly detailed rendition of the airport.
This month marks ten years since the original release of FSX. Michael Hayward takes us on a trip down memory lane, covering the early days of FSX and how it came about and the history of Microsoft Flight Simulator since then.
The MCR 01 Sportster ULC (LSA) Ultralight is a side by side two-seater airplane with incredible performance and capability. Version 2 is now available from AFS Design for FSX. It includes seven visual models, authentic engine sounds, complete panel and more.
Now available for FSX is Triple Seven X, the ultimate Boeing 777-300 simulation with a very realistic cockpit, a large variety of liveries and a set of missions as well. According with the Perfect Flight philosophy, this aircraft is designed for all simmers who like a nice and realistic plane to fly but, at the same time, not so complicated to use.
Spain 10m HD Terrain Mesh for FSX from Taburet is a completely new build using the latest and best data available for flight simulation. This is a genuine 10 meter terrain mesh covering the country of Spain including Canary Islands.
Rolling Cumulus adds to their collection of add-ons for FSX pilots with the release of Threatening Weather Themes. Weather changes constantly and pilots know it better than anyone. Here you will find miserable weather themes which must be flown to take so many air minded of today's travelers to their various destinations.
KAVX Catalina Airport from Sim720 is scenery located on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. This scenic location has been duplicated in great detail with high quality custom models, photoreal textures and hand placement of objects. Reviewer Dominic Smith found it to be a great flying destination.
Virtavia announces a DLC pack for their F-89 Scorpion. The pack adds two new model variants and two liveries, the F-89B in Idaho ANG colors and the F-89J in Ellsworth AFB 1958 livery. Each aircraft has its own unique engine, weight and fuel configuration and the performance differences between aircraft are accurately reflected.
Now available for FSX Steam from Virtavia is the F-89 Scorpion Main Pack. The pack includes the F-89D, the first major production model. It is a native FSX model with features like bump mapping, self-shadowing and bloom. The cockpit includes the unique Scorpion "flight computer" custom made for this model.
Now available from Just Flight is L35 Big Bear City Airport, located in San Bernardino County, California. This is a large GA airport at a particularly high altitude: 6752 feet. Pilots can enjoy exploring the surrounding mountains and lakes thanks to the large photoreal coverage area with 60cm resolution, and 30cm resolution in the immediate airport area.