• Review: Virtavia - Handley-Page Hampden v2

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    Flight Sim Show 2018 Report And Interviews

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    November 16, 2018, 4:57 pm

    X-Plane Freeware Focus

    Reviewer Paul Mort takes a quick look at some of his favorite X-Plane freeware. With so many good add-ons available he had a tough time limiting things to just three, but found some worthy candidates. Included are Airport Environment X, plus the Piper Super Cub by Alex Jenns and the Graz Airport scenery by Stefan Verjee-Lorenz.

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    Review: Drzewiecki Design Seattle Airports XP

    Drzewiecki Design has enhanced the state of Washington in X-Plane with their add-on Seattle Airports XP. In this video review, Wycliffe Barrett takes us on a journey to five airports found in the Seattle metropolitan area.

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    Review: Shade Tree Micro Aviation AT-11 Kansan

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    November 6, 2018, 4:09 pm

    Review: REX SkyForce 3D

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    November 2, 2018, 5:03 pm

    Where in the World Feature 111

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    Review: Carenado F33A Bonanza For X-Plane 11

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    Diversionary Tales

    In the flight simulator world we can choose our weather, time of date, season and so on and take the exact flight we want. In the real world--things happen. Real world pilots of course do plenty of flight planning but events can occur that throw off the best plans, sometimes ending up with the plane landing somewhere other than intended. Airline captain Tony Vallillo shares several "diversionary tales" from his long career.

    October 25, 2018, 5:25 pm

    Review: Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

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    October 20, 2018, 6:40 am

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  • Sxairportdesign - William P. Hobby Airport Released

    SXAD announces the release of William P. Hobby Airport for FSX and Prepar3D. Situated 7 miles South East from Houston centre, Hobby is the city's oldest commercial airport and the airport has over six million passenger boardings each year. The scenery features a detailed recreation of the airport and buildings including the new terminal extension.

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    Orbx - Croeso i Gaerdydd! EGFF Announced For X-Plane 11

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    November 21, 2018, 10:45 am

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    November 21, 2018, 8:24 am

    Just Flight - Archer III Now Available At FlightSimCom Store

    Now available at the new FlightSim.Com store is Just Flgiht's latest release. Following on from their award-winning PA-28R Arrow III, Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer and C152, Just Flight announces this highly detailed simulation of the PA-28-181 Archer III, being developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Archer III, G-CIFY, based at Turweston Airfield.

    November 20, 2018, 11:39 am

    Colsimmers - Santa Marta (SKSM / SMR)

    Simon Bolivar International Airport in Colombia, also known as Santa Marta is now available for Prepar3D v3 and v4 from Colsimmers as freeware. It features up-to-date airport terminal and buildings, SODE Jetways with GSX Level 2 (or static jetways), a custom ground poly and dynamic apron lights (P3Dv4).

    November 20, 2018, 9:37 am

    Drzewiecki Design - EPKK Krakow X v2.1 Released

    Drzewiecki Design announces an update to EPKK Krakow X v2 for FSX and Prepar3D. This is a highly detailed scenery of EPKK John Paul II International Airport in Krakow (Cracow), Poland. This new version includes an updated 2019 airport ground layout, all new buildings, new static aircraft, additional city buildings and much more. The updated v2.1 includes fixes and enhancements.

    November 19, 2018, 6:18 pm

    FlightSimExpo 2019 Announces Initial Schedule

    FlightSimExpo is bringing North America's community-driven flight simulation conference to Orlando in June 2019. FlightSimExpo is North America's community-driven flight simulation conference. It was formed by the flight simulation community and members from Boston Virtual ARTCC with years of experience in flight simulation, aviation, and event planning.

    November 19, 2018, 5:40 pm

    Coming Soon: Orbx TrueEarth GB Central for X-Plane 11

    Orbx announces that the second installment of the TrueEarth Great Britain series for X-Plane 11 is coming soon: Great Britain Central. TrueEarth GB Central covers a massive area of 59,383 km2 of hand corrected imagery covering the entire central region. Of particular note are metropolitan areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle.

    November 19, 2018, 9:32 am

    Stinn Creations - VOTV Trivandrum International Airport

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    November 18, 2018, 5:53 pm

    Immersive Audio Previews 737NG Soundpack

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    November 18, 2018, 8:36 am

    Just Flight Now Available In FlightSim.Com Store

    Just Flight is the latest vendor to be featured in the new FlightSim.Com Store. Today we are busy adding their many products, with the latest ones now in place and more to come. Just Flight has served the flightsim community for many years and offers a wide variety of add-on products for all popular flight simulators.

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