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    Review: vFlyteAir Cessna 150 Commuter

    One of the most popular training planes, the Cessna 150 Commuter gets brought to X-Plane thanks to vFlyteAir Simulations. Our reviewer Jennifer Kimball has flight time in real C150's and was impressed with the accuracy of this flight simulator version. She termed it a great buy and was pleased by the fun and functionality of the plane.

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    Review: Orbx Leeds Bradford Airport

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Forced Landing

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    Review: Virtavia - C-17A Globemaster III

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    Review: KGEG Spokane International Airport Freeware

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    On An Older System - Just Flight Chipmunk

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    Review: Orbx - Global Buildings HD

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    Aeroplane Heaven DC-3 Night Preview

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    PMDG - Warning About Operations Center And Some Product Updates

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    FlightSimExpo Releases Initial List Of 37 Confirmed Exhibitors

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    Immersive Audio Announces CFM Sound Pack

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