• Review: Orbx Skagit Regional Airport

    Reviewer Shawn Weigelt returns to one of his favorite parts of the world to examine Skagit Regional Airport for X-Plane 11 from Orbx. Overall, he was extremely impressed with yet another top-notch product from the folks from Orbx.

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Short Takeoffs

    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 one truly rambles, covering helicopters, flight controls, short field take-offs and ending with a flying ramble starting in Italy.

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    Review: TrueEarth US Northern California HD - X-Plane

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    Review: Carenado - SR22 GTSx Turbo

    The SR22 is one of the most popular GA planes of the 21st century, so it's appropriate that Carenado would make an X-Plane 11 version of the SR22 GTSx Turbo. Their version includes the modern Perspective G1000 glass cockpit, a nice selection of liveries and more. Reviewer Robin Tannahill really liked the plane and enjoyed flying it.

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    Review: Aerosoft - Aspen Extended

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    Review: Carenado - King Air C90 GTX For X-Plane 11

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    June 2, 2020, 3:57 pm

    HoldMyBeer Releases SR22T As Freeware

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    Announcing SimSketch - Home Of X-Plane Scenery Design

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    X-Plane Mobile MMO Is Here

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    FS2Crew - Ultimate Ground Crew X v2.0 Released

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    Globall Art – CYVR Vancouver International Airport for X-Plane

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    VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations FA Tensor 600X WIP

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    Ultra Weather XP Beta Applications Now Open

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