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    Flightsim fan Laurie Doering presents a video documentary on the Wright brothers first flights in 1903 at Kitty Hawk. He's taken original photographs from 1900-1905 and remastered them to tell the story of the development of the airplane. As a conclusion to the story, he uses MSFS 2020 for a scenic flight around Kitty Hawk as it looks today.

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    RonTom: Tuscany Italy

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    Review: DC Designs F-14 A/B Tomcat For MSFS

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    Review: Aerosoft - SAM Follow Me XP

    The "Scenery Animation Manager" series brings added levels of realism to airports. In this review Joshua Moore tries SAM Follow Me for X-Plane, which provides a follow me vehicle for taxiing guidance and a marshaller to help with parking. At a big airport this can be a nice touch and given that it works anywhere it does a reasonably accurate job of it.

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    Long Covid and the Freedom of Flight

    Flight simulation is a very open-ended activity...it's not pre-defined like games are but largely up to you to make of it what you want. Felicity Smith was not an active flightsimmer, but living with long Covid has made flightsimming a pleasant activity and escape.

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    Tutorial: IFR Clearances Explained

    If you want to fly with online groups like VATSIM, IVAO or PilotEdge you need to learn the same techniques that real pilots use. For the beginner, IFR clearances can be intimidating. In this video real world pilot thecorporatepilotdad shows how it's done, by going over several different realistic clearances as read by real air traffic controllers.

    January 2, 2022, 11:34 am

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  • Laminar Research Shows Super Cub In X-Plane 12

    The team behind X-Plane, Laminar Research, have taken to Facebook with more teaser images of their upcoming X-Plane 12. This time it's the Super Cub which is being previewed, a delight to those who enjoy things low and slow.

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    FlyingIron Simulations Announces Warbird Wednesday

    Always wanted to fly with other warbird pilots, hanging out, roaring away to nowhere in particular but at decent speeds? FlyingIron Simulations announces "Warbird Wednesday", a series of flights where flightsim pilots do just that.

    January 19, 2022, 12:02 pm

    Aerosoft Aircraft Twin Otter For MSFS Released

    New from Aerosoft for MSFS 2020 is the DHC-6 Twin Otter, the ultimate go-anywhere aircraft. With versions for cargo and passengers, 100 and 300 models and different engines, the whole range of this aircraft is included. Designed specifically for Microsoft Flight Simulator, it comes with 13 models, using all options of the platform.

    January 19, 2022, 10:11 am

    Aerosoft Twin Otter Trailer For MSFS

    Aerosoft is expecting to release the DHC-6 Twin Otter for MSFS 2020 tomorrow. In the meantime, you can enjoy this new video trailer. The Twin Otter will come with skis, tundra tired and floats, letting it take you anywhere.

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    Perfect Flight - Beautiful World MSFS

    Perfect Flight announces a new way to explore the MSFS 2020 world. Now available is Beautiful World MSFS, an "all inclusive" activity pack. Fly for hours of pure fun, visit captivating scenery, discover nature trails, test your skills in new exciting landing challenges. You'll visit landmarks, go on scenic and discovery flights and challenge your flying skills at locations around the world.

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    Lionheart Creations Q200 Quickie Manual Available

    The Q200 Dragonfly is an unusual light plane and requires some reading to fully understand how to fly it. Lionheart Creations offers a free manual for their MSFS 2020 version that lets owners and prospective pilots leanr the planes unique systems.

    January 17, 2022, 5:03 pm

    AuthentiKit Spitfire Chassis Lever Released

    AuthentiKit announces the completion of their landing gear lever for the Spitfire. Initially announced in May of last year, with the release of this control they can now offer a complete set of primary controls for a Spitfire pilot.

    January 17, 2022, 4:48 pm

    VSKYLABS Update on RC Helicopter For X-Plane

    A few days ago VSKYLABS announced work on a turbine-powered RC helicopter for X-Plane. Today we have more details on the project and a new video showing the copter in flight.

    January 17, 2022, 3:12 pm

    PMDG Posts Update On 737-700 For MSFS

    PMDG offers up a lengthy post in the forums about their upcoming Boeing 737-700 for MSFS 2020. It includes discussions of the variants to be included as well as a new pricing structure that will be in effect for this and other new PMDG aircraft.

    January 17, 2022, 2:54 pm

    SC Designs F-16 C,D&I Fighting Falcon MSFS Now Available

    Now available at the FlightSim.Com Store from publisher Just Flight and developer SC Designs is the F-16 C,D&I Fighting Falcon for MSFS 2020. The package includes three highly detailed F-16 models in a variety of liveries. This is a fully native MSFS 2020 aircraft with custom instruments and full use of the sims effects and sounds.

    January 17, 2022, 2:09 pm

    IndiaFoxtEcho - America-Class LHA Ships For MSFS

    IndiaFoxtEcho announces the release of a companion package for their popular F-35 Lightning II. Pilots now have a realistic place to land with the release of America-Class LHA Ships for MSFS 2020. Included are two LHA class ships, available at a number of different locations--essentially small aircraft carriers that are suitable for helicopters and V/STOL aircraft such as the F-35.

    January 17, 2022, 11:56 am

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