• X-Plane

    Cockpit PHD - Boeing Handle for Single Saitek Throttle

    New from Cockpit PHD is the Boeing Handle for Single Saitek Throttle. Replace the existing knobs on your Saitek throttle with this new Boeing-style handle and enjoy the look and feel of a real Boeing throttle quadrant with a single Saitek throttle unit.

    February 13, 2016, 2:12 pm

    Tutorial: Upgrading Aircraft in X-Plane

    With a little effort, aircraft designed for earlier versions of X-Plane can be upgraded to the latest version. Most of the tools are actually built right into X-Plane's Plane-Maker tool. In this tutorial Davide De Marchi tells how he does it and encourages others to give it a try.

    February 10, 2016, 1:04 pm

    FSPilotShop Valentine's Day Sale

    In celebration of Valentine's Day the FSPilotShop has teamed up with many flightsim publishers to offer you big savings on a wide variety of products for your flightsimming pleasure.

    February 10, 2016, 8:00 am

    DMax - Tecnam P2002 for X-Plane

    DMax has released their Tecnam P2002 for X-Plane. The P2002 is a two-seater side by side, low wing aircraft. It features superlative performance and flying qualities. The DMax version features accurate flight model, detailed cockpit and exterior, removable wheel fairings and more.

    February 6, 2016, 8:14 am

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - EPWA Chopin Airport XP

    EPWA Warsaw Chopin Airport XP from Drzewiecki Design is a highly detailed scenery of EPWA Chopin airport in Warsaw, Poland for use with X-Plane 10. The scenery features up-to-date scenery with new terminals, taxiways and aprons, advanced internal modeling, custom animations, and more. Reviewer Paul Mort pays a visit and offers his report.

    February 1, 2016, 6:50 pm

    OpenStreetMap Tutorial

    Not a typical tutorial, but in this article Antoni Wroblewski introduces us to OpenStreetMap. OSM is a collaborative effort to create a free and editable map of the world. How does this apply to flightsimming? OSM data can be used tools like World2XPlane to generate scenery that we can fly over.

    January 29, 2016, 4:24 pm

    Cockpit PHD - Airbus Handles For Saitek Throttle Quadrant

    Convert your dual Saitek throttle set up into an Airbus-style throttle quadrant with the new Airbus Handles For Saitek Throttle Quadrant from Cockpit PHD. Includes four pieces that replace the default handles from Saitek.

    January 29, 2016, 7:57 am

    SimControl App On Sale This Week Only

    SimControl v1.3.0 has been released, packed full of features previously unavailable on the iPad app. For this week only, the sophisticated flight sim instructor station app is available on the Apple App Store for half price.

    January 26, 2016, 11:53 pm

    Interview With Richard Elliott X-Plane Developer

    Richard Elliott got his start designing scenery rather early in the MSFS days, lost interest in the hobby for some years, then had his interest reignited upon discovering X-Plane. He now offers one of the most popular scenery libraries, a package for seasons and other scenery creations. Learn more about his long history in flight simming in our interview.

    January 20, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Overlay Editor Tutorial Part Six

    In this tutorial series, Paul Mort teaches the basics of X-Plane scenery creation using Overlay Editor. You may find scenery is easier to create than you might think, as objects can be dropped into position, adjusted and rotated, with ease. Having learned the basics, in this part we learn to put them all together to create a simple airport scenery.

    January 9, 2016, 2:35 pm

    Review: Alabeo C404 Titan For X-Plane

    The C404 Titan is a real workhorse of a plane. This twin can carry a good payload of passengers or cargo with decent speed and range. Alabeo now offers this aircraft for X-Plane and reviewer Shawn Weigelt gives it a try and finds that it meets his expectations and continues Alabeo's fine reputation in creating GA aircraft.

    January 3, 2016, 4:51 pm

    Review: vFlyteAir - Cirrus SR20 for X-Plane

    The Cirrus SR20 for X-Plane from vFlyteAir gives sim pilots the chance to fly a modern glass cockpit equipped light plane. It is equipped with avionics systems which resemble the look and feel of the real aircraft's "Perspective" system, based on the Garmin G1000. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt gives the plane a workout and despite some flaws recommends it.

    December 28, 2015, 9:48 am

    Aerosoft - Rio de Janeiro International Airport

    Now available for X-Plane from Aerosoft is Rio de Janeiro International Airport. This add-on is one of the first payware products to be created with the help of MeshRemexe, a tool that allows for visualizing the underpasses of the taxiways M and N.

    December 22, 2015, 1:51 pm

    FS Pilot Shop Holiday Sales

    Here's a great way to celebrate the holidays: over 50 flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale, some with savings up to 80%! The length of the sales vary, so don't delay, Visit the FS Pilot Shop today and fill up your hangar with great products.

    December 18, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Freeware Focus: Rik Nilsson

    Rik Nilsson has created a large number of scenery add-ons for X-Plane 9 that have earned him many fans. Reviewer Chris Leipelt is one of those fans and in this article takes a close look at three fine examples of Rik's scenery.

    December 17, 2015, 4:37 pm