• Flying Free in Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Availability of freeware has long been a major part of the reason that flightsimming is so popular. This continues to be true with the new MSFS 2020 though it provides its own unique challenges to add-on creators. In this review Adrian McCormick looks at three freeware scenery offerings which nicely improve on what the default offers.

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    Tutorial: Ignition System and Magnetos - Aircraft Basics

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    Review: MK Studios - EIDW Dublin Airport For MSFS

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    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #7

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and adventures online and through videos. His idea was that it would be fun for flight simmers to join in on her adventures, flying the same routes and sharing their experiences. Since the series started she has gotten her instrument and commercial ratings, been certified in more advanced plans and is working on her CFI. Each flight gets more challenging, this time flying into busy Boeing Field.

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    SimCoders Reality Expansion Pack v4.5.10 Released

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    pizzagalli.ch - Agusta Westland AW-609 For X-Plane

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    Canadian Xpress June 2021 Monthly Fly-In - Haida Gwaii

    Virtual airline Canadian Xpress invites pilots to participate in their June 2021 Monthly Fly-In to Haida Gwaii, located off the Pacific coast of Canada. The exact destination is nearby Vancouver (CYVR) with flights originating from Ketchikan (PAKT).

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    REX Game Studios - Real Global Airport Textures for MSFS

    REX Game Studios doesn't make many products, but those they do make are among the most popular and widely used. So it's exciting to see a new release from them for MSFS 2020 in Real Global Airport Textures. As good as Microsoft Flight Simulator is, these photo-based, global PBR airport textures bring the realism up to a whole new level. It instantly transforms airports world-wide to a more realistic look.

    June 12, 2021, 8:13 am

    Carenado X-Plane Flash Sale

    This weekend only, aircraft developer Carenado is running a flash sale at the FlightSim.Com Store. All of their X-Plane aircraft will be available for 50% off the regular price. This is a great chance to stock up your hangar at only half the normal cost.

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    Orbx Releases Landmarks Cape Town City Pack

    Landmarks Cape Town City Pack is the latest addition to the landmarks and cityscape series for MSFS 2020 from Orbx Cape Town is the oldest urban area in southern Africa and is framed by the iconic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery includes key features and points of interest throughout the city.

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    MSFS 2020 June 10th, 2021 Development Update

    The big news is the week's update from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is that World Update V: Nordics will be released next Thursday. These updates make significant improvements to the scenery so it's nice to see this coming to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland.

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