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Announcing the launch of new flight sim web site, SimBuddy.com. SimBuddy connects users of Microsoft Flight Simulator Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D and Laminar Research's X-Plane to a single, live, moving map.
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.
Usually when writing an aircraft review a disclaimer is needed about the author not having flown the real plane. Not this time! Reviewer Tony Vallillo is a retired Boeing 767 captain with many hours in the plane and so can give the Boeing 767-300 Professional for X-Plane from Flight Factor a thorough evaluation.
The Brazilian Flightsim Development Group (BFDG) brings you the fantastic Sikorsky UH-60/S70 Blackhawk for X-Plane 10. The package includes six models in two major categories: with and without radome. Also includes four texture packs and a paint kit.
The Embraer EMB 312 AT-27 Tucano is a low-wing tandem-seat single-turboprop basic trainer with counter-insurgency capability developed in Brazil. It is now available for X-Plane from BFDG. The package includes a high quality model of the Tucano with fourteen textures, including Brazilian Air Force, Fuerza Aerea Venezolana, French Air Force and more.
The Brazilian Flightsim Development Group (BFDG) brings you the new BFDG Lockheed C-130 HM The Great Hercules for X-Plane 10. The BFDG Lockheed C-130HM The Great Hercules package includes the original C-130H with glass cockpit, eight high resolution textures, custom sounds and gauges, flight model tested by real pilots and much more.
iFMS by Michael Defeyter is a clever app for Android and iOS devices that lets you display realistic aircraft instruments from FSX, X-Plane or Prepar3D. This allows you to use your mobile device as a cockpit instrument, freeing up valuable space on your main screen. Reviewer Paul Mort describes how it works and the various options available.
New from Aerosoft for X-Plane is Helsinki Metropolitan VFR. This is an extremely detailed scenery of the larger Helsinki metropolitan area covering over 4000 sq km. You will find this a diverse and beautiful area, filled with cities, towns, villages, lakes, national parks, forests, etc.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.