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These recommendations are taken from the FS2002 "ATC Handbook", page 10 and apply equally well to FSX.
If you ever wondered "Where is that one airport that really challenges my pilot skills?" Here it is! Paro, Bhutan is widely considered the hardest and most dangerous approach in the world. Aerosoft now offers a version for FSX and Prepar3D that accurately recreates the airport and includes custom scenery for the area with authentic models and landmarks.
Allen Kriesman may not be a name you're familiar with, but his company Scenery Solutions has products that you likely know, like the Ultimate Terrain (UTX) series and Xtreme Cities which are sold by Flight1. Allen actually started with add-ons for Fly! and switched to MSFS during the early days of FS2004. Learn more about him and his products in our interview.
Top Skills announces a mid-year sale on all books and videos, all for 40% off the normal prices. Simulate flight the way real pilots fly their real airplanes. Learn from videos and books just for flight simmers.
Flight1 presents Ground Environment X Africa-Middle East for FSX and FSX: Steam Edition. GEX Africa-Middle East builds on the award winning techniques of the GEX series and continues using a new approach in texture design, incorporating high level detail graphics in the default FSX 1-meter texture resolution format.
Flight One Software presents Ground Environment X Atlantic and Pacific Tropics for FSX. GEX Atlantic and Pacific Tropics builds on the award winning techniques of the GEX series and continues using a new approach in texture design, incorporating high level detail graphics in the default FSX 1-meter texture resolution format.
Now on sale at the FS Pilot Shop for a limited time only are all sound packs from Ultimate Turbine Sounds. UTS offers a wide variety of jet sound add-ons for FSX and FS2004 including such planes as the Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777, Airbus A320 and A340 and more.
CLS - Commercial Level Simulations now brings you the -200 and -300 versions of the Boeing 747 in High Definition (HD) designed for FS2004 and FSX. Included is a comprehensive set of 57 HD liveries on 24 different models that include the passenger and cargo version with three different engine types along with different flight models for the different versions.
The GEX series from Flight1 is one of those utilities that changes the overall look of FSX. Ground Environment X North America v2.1 is examined in this article by reviewer Bill Stack. While results vary depending on what part of the world you are in, he finds that the textures do improve the look of the world while flying.
Skysong Soundworks presents HD audio for the Beechcraft King Air 200 for use with FSX, FSX Steam Edition and FS2004. It features real world sounds recorded from their respective positions and is engineered to compliment Carenado aircraft though it works with others.
New from Taburet is Night 3D for The Caribbean for FSX and Prepar3D. Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects are placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Caribbean.
The "VFR Airfields" from Aerosoft is a series of small and medium size airfields created by experienced developers. The airfield Herrenteich is a small Special Airfield located directly next to the Rhine. The scenery was developed completely from scratch and with state-of-the-art techniques for FSX and Prepar3D.
Weather Architect is a powerful Custom Weather Generator and Weather Engine for FSX and Prepar3D which allows you to create complete weather systems on a map with accuracy down to a single latitude and longitude. Unlike other weather engines, it allows you to visualize, create and become fully immersed in cutting-edge weather systems.
Turbine Sound Studios presents the Airbus A321 HD CFM56-5B3 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.
Dan Church's plugin FlyInside FSX translates Flight Simulator X graphics into virtual reality. P3D support has now been announced as well. He is the guy who wrote the DCOC plugin for Prepar3D.
New from Taburet for FSX and Prepar3D is Night 3D Canada: Quebec. Specifically designed 3D light bulbs for 3D night light effects are placed on top of every type of road to provide a night blooming display of lights all over Quebec.