• X-Plane

    vFlyteAir - Grumman Tiger Updated

    vFlyteAir has released an updated version 4 of their Grumman Tiger for X-Plane. It now supports X-Plane 10.50+ and has new features like mouse scroll wheel support, new HDR-compatible lights, custom engine start logic and more.

    December 1, 2016, 5:43 pm

    X-Plane 11 Preview

    X-Plane 11 has not been released yet, but we do now have a first beta version to examine. This is the first major version change in quite a few years and Laminar Research has made some major changes to various parts of the sim. Stuart McGregor has had a few days to try it out and offers this early report.

    December 1, 2016, 4:57 pm

    X-Plane 11 Public Beta Available

    Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has announced the release of the first public beta of X-Plane 11. The public beta is being released now so customers who have purchased the combo X-Plane 10 / X-Plane 11 download may try out the beta in advance of the final release of X-Plane 11, which is scheduled to occur by the end of the year.

    November 26, 2016, 8:48 am

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale Expands

    The big Thanksgiving / Black Friday sale at the FS Pilot Shop continues, with more publishers joining the sale today. During the sale some 70+ publishers will be offering big discounts on many popular flightsim products, so stock up now!

    November 25, 2016, 8:00 am

    Interview With Emma Bentley / UKX

    In this interview meet Emma Bentley, long time flightsim scenery designer. Currently working with the UKX group, Emma is involved in creating X-Plane scenery for the airports of the UK. The group has four members, all actively involved in creating custom airport scenery.

    November 21, 2016, 4:54 pm

    FS Pilot Shop Thanksgiving Sale Begins Now

    Here's something to be thankful for: around 60 great flightsim publishers offering their best products on sale this week, some with savings of as much as 70%! The first sales start today. Visit the FS Pilot Shop today for Black Friday sales and fill up your hangar with great products.

    November 21, 2016, 8:40 am

    Manchester Airport for X-Plane Updated

    Now available from Aerosoft for X-Plane is Manchester Airport X. The airport is modeled with high accuracy and has been provided with a combination of ultra high Definition (UHD) Textures and High Definition (HD) Textures.

    November 19, 2016, 5:59 pm

    X-Plane Aircraft Texture Tip

    X-Plane offers a variety of ways to optimize your setup, so that the sim runs fast enough to be flyable. All settings have consequences, though, and lowering the main texture resolution makes the appearance of aircraft suffer while improving frame rates. In this tutorial Dominic Smith shows a way to improve this situation.

    November 18, 2016, 9:50 am

    Citiscape Designs - Downtown Richmond Virginia

    Citiscape Designs presents Downtown Richmond Virginia scenery for X-Plane 10. Although it might not seem like it, Richmond is considered the "tallest" city in Virginia, with a total of 36 buildings over 200 feet. All the major skyscrapers are modeled here.

    November 13, 2016, 8:20 am

    Tutorial: Animating Objects In SketchUp

    In past tutorials, Paul Mort has shown how to create objects using SketchUp. This article follows up on that by showing how to animate those objects, allowing for realistic movement within your X-Plane scenery.

    November 12, 2016, 11:20 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Calvi

    Thanks to Aerosoft, X-Plane 10 pilots can fly to the scenic island of Corsica and visit Airport Calvi. Reviewer Stuart McGregor reports this is a truly excellent offering, with a nice level of detail and graphics coupled with some nice animations and location.

    November 9, 2016, 6:21 pm

    FlightSimCon 2017 Announces Dates And Location

    FlightSimCon 2017, the annual aviation and flight simulation conference, will be held on the weekend of June 10-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport. Now in its fifth year, FlightSimCon has quickly become the biggest flight simulation and aviation conference in North America, drawing attendees from around the world.

    November 9, 2016, 2:18 pm

    Review: Carenado - Piper Navajo

    Carenado is of course well-known for their GA aircraft. In this review, Nils Lips takes a look at one of their latest offerings for X-Plane, the PA31 Navajo HD Series, a light twin that comes with a lot of features like HD textures, 3D gauges, HQ digital sounds and more. He finds it to be an exciting plane to fly but with a few flaws.

    November 3, 2016, 3:26 pm

    Citiscape Design - Downtown Atlanta for X-Plane

    New for X-Plane from Citiscape Design is Downtown Atlanta. Here you will find every building over 400 feet, including the 1023 foot Bank of America Plaza, which is the tallest US building outside of New York and Chicago.

    November 2, 2016, 3:21 pm

    X-Plane 11 Flight School Preview

    X-Plane 11 will feature a new Flight School section with tutorials. Using technology developed for X-Plane 10 Mobile, desktop users can learn how to use X-Plane from within X-Plane. Laminar Research has just released a short video demonstrating these features.

    October 29, 2016, 8:24 am