• Review: Virtavia - B-1B Lancer

    The B-1B Lancer is an impressive sight in the sky, with four big afterburning engines and wings that move in and out. Reviewer Ray Andersen was a big fan of the plane in FSX and was glad to see Virtavia create a version for Prepar3D as well. He enjoyed the detailed cockpit and exterior, and the exciting handling characteristics of the plane.

    February 21, 2020, 5:32 pm

    Dream Aero USA

    Dream Aero USA located in Maryland, lets US airline pilot wannabees try a realistic 6DOF simulator at a very reasonable price. So what happens when a real (former) airline pilot gives it a try? Tony Vallillo took a trip to the mall to find out. You'll just have to read the story to see how it went...

    February 18, 2020, 4:38 pm

    Review: Just Flight - PA28-181 Archer TX/LX

    The Piper Cherokee family of GA aircraft have been popular with pilots for years. Just Flight now offers the latest variant, the Archer TX/LX for X-Plane 11 and reviewer Jennifer Kimball wanted to give it a try. Jennifer is a real world pilot with lots of time in Cherokees and was impressed with the accuracy of the visual model as well as its flight characteristics.

    February 15, 2020, 4:16 pm

    Review: Orbx EGPH Edinburgh Airport

    Being from Scotland, reviewer Stuart McGregor was excited to be able to fly to EGPH Edinburgh Airport using the X-Plane scenery from Orbx. He found that Orbx has done a marvelous job in presenting the airfield and its surrounding area.

    February 12, 2020, 5:37 pm

    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #2

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and flying adventures online and through videos. His idea was that it would be fun for flight simmers to join in on her adventures, flying the same routes and sharing their experiences. Here is the second flight plus the feedback from the first one.

    February 9, 2020, 11:59 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Mega Airport Oslo V2

    Seeing winter all around inspired reviewer MrYorkiesWorld to travel north and visit Mega Airport Oslo V2 created for FSX/P3D by Aerosoft. He found the capital city's main airport to be highly realistic with good frame rates and a lengthy list of features. He offers his report with a brief text summary followed by a video.

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    Review: Orbx Tacoma Narrows

    Reviewer Shawn Weigelt had been waiting for KTIW Tacoma Narrows airport for years, and finally Orbx has provided it for X-Plane. He lives in the same town as KTIW and is very familiar with the airport, so was glad to find that the Orbx version is absolutely beautiful and incredibly realistic.

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Round The World

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been flightsimming for a long time -- since 1984 and FS2 on a Commodore 64. In an effort to give something back after all these years of enjoyment, Ian has offered a series of articles that will offer hints, insights and suggestions to enrich the flight simulator experience. This third article covers a number of topics, including around the world flights, online multiplayer flying, and a suggested trip around the island of Taiwan.

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    Review: Aerosoft A330 Professional

    Aerosoft offers a wide range of sophisticated Airbus models for Prepar3D v4, with the latest being the Airbus A330 Professional. This bigger brother to the ubiquitous A320 family has become the primary plane reviewer Alex Dickinson wants to fly each time he fires up the simulator. He finds it both flies and looks great, and liked it so much that we've given it one of our rare Excellence Awards.

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    DC3 Airway's Big Brother: The DC-4

    Flight simulator pilots interested in flying older airliners from the prop era might enjoy joining virtual airline DC3 Airways. In this feature, Sherman Kaplan describes a special charter flight in the larger four-engine DC4 airliner as it makes its way from Palm Springs to Las Vegas.

    January 25, 2020, 10:57 am

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    New from CentralSim is FSX and Prepar3D v4 scenery of TJBQ Rafael Hernandez International Airport - Aguadilla in Puerto Rico. This is a busy joint military and civilian airport; Puerto Rico's second busiest in terms of passenger movement. The scenery features photoreal ground and buildings, airport objects, dynamic lighting and more.

    February 21, 2020, 2:46 pm

    FLYT Previews Frasca Field

    Scenery developer FLYT Simulations have released some preview images of Frasca Field for X-Plane 11 and have announced that the final build is about finished. Following completion, they will be working on Willard Airport (KCMI).

    February 21, 2020, 11:57 am

    Announcing Ready Captain

    One of the first products to be announced exclusively for the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ready Captain is a sequel to the original "Hopping Round The World Adventure" for FS2004. It will offer more than 2000 takeoffs and landings while visiting the continents of the world, with every trip having unknowns. It will test your pilot skills in bush flying, VFR and IFR, and real world weather in a variety of aircraft.

    February 21, 2020, 11:17 am

    VSKYLABS R66 Released

    After months of previews, VSKYLABS has released their Robinson R66 Project for X-Plane. This big turbine helicopter takes advantage of the new "experimental flight model" in X-Plane 11.40+ and offers features like autorotation, comprehensive systems, VR, advanced panel and much more.

    February 21, 2020, 10:45 am

    Microsoft Flight Simulator February 20th Development Update

    The weekly update on Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released. In this update is Episode 6 - Airports, of the Feature Discovery Series of videos. The adjusted schedule for episodes 7 and 8 has also been announced. You can also see the development roadmap for March and April.

    February 21, 2020, 10:28 am

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    Aerosoft - Chania-Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport for X-Plane 11

    Airport Chania, named after the Crete resistance fighter "Ioannis Daskalogiannis", now in X-Plane 11 from Aerosoft. The international airport is located on the Akrotiri peninsula that is part of the island of Crete in southern Greece. The scenery offers a highly realistic flight experience thanks to high-resolution ground textures and high detailed 3D objects and buildings.

    February 20, 2020, 1:43 pm

    X-Plane World Editor 2.2 Is Final

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    February 20, 2020, 12:43 pm

    SimCoders Releases Quest Kodiak Expansion

    SimCoders have released the Reality Expansion Pack for the X-Plane Quest Kodiak by Thranda. With it, the plane gets new features such as Realistic PT-6 engine, realistic flight dynamics, extra sounds, interactive walk-around and more.

    February 20, 2020, 11:45 am

    FSoftware Presidents Week Sale

    FSoftware is now running their Presidents Week Sale at the FlightSim.Com Store. For a limited time save 30% on all their products. They are a flight simulator scenery development company focusing on creating realistic add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D. Most of their scenery covers airports in Europe but also includes exotic locations like Easter Island.

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    simHeaven Releases X-Europe 4

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