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    3D CAD Techniques For Making Aeroplane Canopies

    Ray Hill has provided us with a number of tutorials on creating 3D aircraft models and today he expands that series with an article on making airplane canopies. Using ViaCAD this actually takes only a few steps and is probably easier than you might imagine.

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    Interview: OBD Software

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    Review: vFlyteAir Ikarus C42C

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    September 1, 2019, 10:31 am

    Interview - VirtualCol - Jose J. Gonzalez

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    August 29, 2019, 10:12 am

    Where in the World Feature 119

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    Review: Orbx - TrueEarth US Washington

    Like many flight simulator pilots, Shawn Weigelt enjoys flying over his home territory and had long awaited some truly great scenery of Washington State in the US. Orbx has answered the called for X-Plane 11 with TrueEarth US Washington. It's a huge package, perhaps larger than some can even run, but it turns out to be worth the wait and a pleasure to fly.

    August 21, 2019, 4:00 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Anchorage For X-Plane

    Sometimes it's nice to look at a somewhat older product and see how it compares with the latest. Patrick Putlend does that by looking at Airport Anchorage for X-Plane from Aerosoft. He finds that while it shows its age in some areas, it's still a scenery he'd recommend that realistically creates an unusual and scenic location worth flying into.

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    Review: Just Flight DC-8 Jetliner Series 50 To 70

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    September 16, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Carenado Previews EMB120 For FSX/Prepar3D

    Not a lot of information, but Carenado has released a few new screen shots showcaseing their upcoming Embraer EMB120 turboprop airliner. for FSX and Prepar3D. Reportedly "coming soon"...

    September 16, 2019, 10:48 am

    Lionheart Creations Announces Piper Pacer Super Pack

    Flight simulator pilots who enjoy older general aviation aircraft will like the latest news from Lionheart Creations. They are working on a Piper Pacer Super Pack that will include the Pacer, Tripacer, a floatplane and a bush version, all in one package.

    September 16, 2019, 10:29 am

    Orbx - TrueEarth Oregon HD 1.1.0 Updated

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    September 16, 2019, 9:55 am

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    Canadian Xpress September Fly-In - Kilimanjaro II

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    September 15, 2019, 4:43 pm

    A Shout-Out From Historic Airline Group

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    September 15, 2019, 4:33 pm

    vFlyteAir Releases Cherokee 140 Modern

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    September 14, 2019, 10:09 am

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    September 13, 2019, 12:30 pm

    TrueEarth US Washington Enhancement Pack For X-Plane 11

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator 09/12/19 Update

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