• X019 Interview with Asobo Studio

    On Friday 15th November 2019, Asobo Studio, who are developing the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator showcased their platform at X019 in London. This was the first time a stand had been made available to the public, and the team were on hand to take questions. Michael Hayward represented FlightSim.Com and had a chance to interview Martial Bossard, lead developer and co-founder of Asobo.

    November 20, 2019, 1:29 pm

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Miami City XP

    Miami City XP is not one of the newer products from Drzewiecki Design but is still a lot of fun for X-Plane pilots who want explore that area. The scenery emphasis is on the city and region itself, with only "lite" versions of the three included airports. Reviewer Paul Mort found the area covered impressive and generally liked the ortho imagery but wished for full featured airports.

    November 17, 2019, 8:46 am

    Jennifer Kimball Developer Interview

    Jennifer Kimball has been enamored with flying her whole life. She's a real world pilot and a licensed avionics technician. After discovering X-Plane her creative instincts kicked in as well, and she began designing aircraft. She's created a nice line-up of light planes, like the Cub, Aeronca, Glasair and even a flying fishing boat.

    November 13, 2019, 1:02 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - FSDG Rhodes

    The island of Rhodos - Island of Knights makes a great flying destination. Reviewer MrYorkiesWorld has been there many times and now takes a look at the version for FSX and Prepar3D published by Aerosoft. In FSDG Rhodes you'll find the island's two airports in great detail, along with the rest of the island. "A big win" was the review verdict.

    November 10, 2019, 9:51 am

    Where in the World Feature 121

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's challenge was the "greatest airport on earth" or at least near the greatest of something else. For this month, the challenge is to find a tropical location that is both an air and naval base. How are your geography skills?

    November 7, 2019, 9:06 am

    A Small Beginners Guide to Flight Simulation

    Flight simulation and aviation are filled with specialized language and abbreviations that are confusing to the beginner and hard to keep up with even for the more advanced sim pilot. In this article Paul Mort helps to clear up the confusion by offering definitions of a wide range of sim and flight lingo. Take a look and see how much you know. Confused by a term that's not included? Leave a comment with your questions.

    November 4, 2019, 1:28 pm

    Review: xVision for X-Plane 11

    Many people think X-Plane's world has a dull and washed out look, but it does not have to. With the right tools, shaders, colors and sharpness can be changed, and xVision is a tool that does a fine job. Reviewer Rohan Nair found that it greatly enhanced the aesthetics of X-Plane 11 and nicely allowed a high degree of customization.

    October 31, 2019, 10:55 am

    FSX/P3D Freeware Focus

    There are so many freeware add-ons you cannot possibly try them all. But of those you have tried you no doubt have favorites. In this Freeware Focus, Nirosan Pragash presents three very diverse favorites, the world's smallest plane, a large airport and an icebreaker. Read about them and then tell us your favorites in the comments.

    October 27, 2019, 9:41 am

    Review: Taburet - Telluride For X-Plane 11

    Taburet offers a wide range of low-cost scenery add-ons for X-Plane. In this review, Patrick Putlend looks at his scenery of the Telluride region in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. While the airport itself is not changed, the town and region get very accurate mesh, which is so important in a mountain region like this, plus ortho, vegetation and more. While not perfect, the reviewer found it a really fun place to fly into.

    October 24, 2019, 10:11 am

    Techniques For Making Wheel Wells And Matching Doors

    Ray Hill continues his series of tutorials for those who want to create aircraft for X-Plane. This short tutorial demonstrates using a 3D CAD program such as ViaCAD Pro to make wheel wells and matching doors that can open and close.

    October 21, 2019, 6:02 pm

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  • vFlyteAir Thanksgiving Sale Starts Today

    While Thanksgiving comes late this year, the Thanksgiving sales have already started. Today vFlyteAir announces their Thanksgiving Sale with all their X-Plane aircraft at either 30% of 50% off their regular prices. vFlyteAir specializes in general aviation planes and has a lineup that includes examples like the Piper Cherokee, Grumman Tiger and Cirrus SR20.

    November 22, 2019, 5:05 pm

    Just Flight Traffic Global For X-Plane Updated

    Just Flight has released an update to Traffic Global, their AI traffic utility for X-Plane 11. The changelog is extensive, with many little bug fixes but also some new features and general improvements.

    November 22, 2019, 2:58 pm

    AFS Design - Airport & City v3 for P3D v4

    New from AFS-Design for Prepar3D v4 is Airport & City. It contains a comprehensive package of new textures for autogenous building, such as shelters or skyscrapers. It also includes improved textures for airports, plants and night lighting, giving all scenery a more realistic look while also improving frame rates.

    November 22, 2019, 1:46 pm

    Eaglesoft Previews Citation X

    Eaglesoft has posted a large photo gallery of their upcoming CXG4 aircraft (Extreme Generation Four Corporate Aviation Series - Citation X). The aircraft is currently under development for Prepar3D v4 and will also support the new Microsoft Flight Simulator when it becomes available next year.

    November 22, 2019, 10:34 am

    Microsoft Flight Simulator - November 21 Update

    The news about Microsoft Flight Simulator is the release of the third video on their discovery series. "Aerodynamics" is a look at the engine that drives flight in this new simulator. Also announced is progress on the SDK, indicating that a good set of tools will be available to outside developers.

    November 22, 2019, 9:47 am

    Mont Blanc Group Released

    The latest 3D mountain marvel by Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini is now available for X-Plane 11. Mont Blanc, located between France and Italy, is the highest mountain in Europe. The scenery covers over 900 sq km with interesting features like the Skyway, mountain shelters, area airports and heliports and more.

    November 22, 2019, 9:11 am

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    Aerosoft - Airport Newcastle For X-Plane 11

    One of the busiest airports in northern England is now available for X-Plane 11 with the release of Airport Newcastle by Aerosoft. It includes features such as 20 cm/pixel photoscenery, custom PBR ground textures, HDR lighting, wet and snow ground effects, custom season adjustments and much more.

    November 21, 2019, 5:36 pm

    Just Flight Previews DR-400 Robin For X-Plane

    Just Flight has announced that the DR-400 Robin is coming to X-Plane. Previously announced for FSX/P3D we now have an initial set of screen shots showing how it will look in X-Plane.

    November 21, 2019, 9:35 am

    Orbx - openLC Africa Status

    Orbx has provided another update on the long anticipated openLC Africa scenery project. The last update back in July indicated the scenery would be released this year, but this latest news indicates that it's in jeopardy of not being released at all.

    November 21, 2019, 9:12 am

    Orbx Announces CityScene Charleston

    Orbx announces CityScene Charleston. Developed by Allen Kriesman, CityScene Charleston follows on from his highly successful Orlando and Barcelona sceneries for Prepar3D and FSX. It features 1150 sq km coverage area with full seasonal imagery, five airports, 41 custom POI buildings and much more.

    November 20, 2019, 2:31 pm

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