• X-Plane

    20th Anniversary Membership - Final Day

    Last chance -- only one day left! It's our 20th birthday but we're giving you the gifts. We need your support if we are going to continue for another 20 years and now is a great time to do it. Support us by getting a First Class Membership during May or June and get entered in a drawing from some great prizes from our sponsors: Aerosoft, Alabeo, Carenado, Flight1 and Just Flight.

    June 30, 2016, 7:53 am

    Carenado - PA31 Navajo HD Series for X-Plane

    New from Carenado for X-Plane 10 is the PA31 Navajo HD Series v1.1. The package comes with six HD liveries, 3D gaues, custom audio plugins, HQ digital sounds, customizable panel, realistic lighting and behavior and much more.

    June 29, 2016, 5:08 pm

    4th Of July Sale Starts Now

    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.

    June 28, 2016, 1:23 pm

    FS Widgets - GMapHD For Windows

    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).

    June 17, 2016, 11:16 am

    vFlyteAir - Cherokee 140 For X-Plane Upgrade

    Now available from vFlyteAir for X-Plane is Cherokee 140 v1.2. There are two versions available, first being the original Cherokee 140 as a basic trainer aircraft with a simple panel. The other "classic" Cherokee 140 is an IFR version of the plane with a more advanced panel plus autopilot. There is now a discount if you buy both versions and v1.2 includes a variety of additions and fixes.

    June 17, 2016, 10:58 am

    Cockpit-Fest USA To Become A Biannual Event

    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.

    June 14, 2016, 1:23 pm

    Road Trip: FlightSimCon 2016

    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.

    June 13, 2016, 3:08 pm

    Alabeo - DA42 Twin Star for X-Plane

    New for X-Plane from Alabeo is the DA42 Twin Star. This modern light twin comes with six HD liveries, custom sounds, G1000 glass cockpit with KAP 140 autopilot, high quality 3D model and textures and much more.

    June 3, 2016, 8:35 am

    Aerosoft - Airport Zurich v2 for X-Plane Update

    Airport Zurich (previously Zurich-Kloten) is the largest airport of Switzerland, now in a brand new version 2.01 for X-Plane 10 from Aerosoft. This completely new scenery is full of details, including every building and the entire airport environment, de-icing and all features you would expect from a modern scenery for X-Plane.

    June 2, 2016, 11:24 am

    vFlyteAir - Cherokee 140 For X-Plane Update

    Now available from vFlyteAir for X-Plane is Cherokee 140 v1.1. There are two versions available, first being the original Cherokee 140 as a basic trainer aircraft with a simple panel. The other "classic" Cherokee 140 is an IFR version of the plane with a more advanced panel plus autopilot. There is now a discount if you buy both versions and v1.1 includes a variety of additions and fixes.

    June 2, 2016, 8:43 am

    FlightSim.Com 20th Anniversary

    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.

    May 31, 2016, 1:00 am

    FS Pilot Shop Memorial Day Sale

    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.

    May 30, 2016, 8:03 am

    Interview With Peter Tram / Aerobridge

    In this interview we introduce Peter Tram, lead developer for Aerobridge Studios. Peter has several years experience doing scenery for X-Plane and will shortly be expanding to do payware as well as freeware, and will also branch into doing aircraft, as seen in some of the screen shots here.

    May 28, 2016, 7:32 am

    Aerosoft - Airport Zurich v2 for X-Plane

    Airport Zurich (previously Zurich-Kloten) is the largest airport of Switzerland, now in a brand new version for X-Plane 10 from Aerosoft. This completely new scenery is full of details, including every building and the entire airport environment, de-icing and all features you would expect from a modern scenery for X-Plane.

    May 27, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Op-Ed: B739 Versus A320

    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...

    May 18, 2016, 5:23 pm