• Review: Alabeo - Cessna 177 Cardinal

    The C177 Cardinal is in some ways a rather unique member of Cessna's GA family. Its lack of wing struts give it a sleeker look that appeals to many. The X-Plane 11 version from Alabeo certainly appealed to reviewer Stuart McGregor. He found it to be a high-quality offering, with a great level of detail and well worth considering as a step up from more basic aircraft.

    December 17, 2018, 5:08 pm

    Gift Guide: Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

    The Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer has been a very successful military aircraft for many years and used by a variety of countries. Just Flight recently released a version for X-Plane 11 and reviewer Shawn Weigelt was eager to try it. He found it great fun to fly low and fast, with the plane being simple enough that it was easy for a flight simulator GA pilot to transition.

    December 16, 2018, 5:20 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - Stinson L-5

    The Stinson L-5 is typical of the type of aircraft developed during WWII for duties such as liaison, artillery spotting, photo-reconnaissance and casualty evacuation. The Aeroplane Heaven Stinson L5 for FSX and Prepar3D, published by Just Flight, comes in seven liveries. Reviewer Nigel Porter found it to be nicely presented and both fun and challenging to fly.

    December 15, 2018, 3:14 pm

    Where in the World Feature 112

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destinations. Last month's location had some easy clues that might be overlooked and resulted in many wrong guesses. This month's challenge is to an interesting tourist destination. Can you figure out where?

    December 14, 2018, 6:21 pm

    Gift Guide: Carenado Cessna 340 For X-Plane 11

    Carenado is well known for creating great looking general aviation aircraft. Their Cessna 340 II has been around for years in different versions, but is now available for X-Plane 11 and brings new features like PBR materials that make the exterior really look like the metal on a real airplane. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt loved the look of plane and was satisfied with the accessible flight model.

    December 13, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - PA28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

    The Piper Cherokee family of single engine GA planes has satisfied pilots' needs for years. At top of the range is the PA28R Turbo Arrow III/IV, with retractable gear are more horsepower than lesser models. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt tries out the X-Plane 11 version from Just Flight and finds the plane to be an absolute joy and one of the best "study level" add-ons available.

    December 12, 2018, 5:50 pm

    Tutorial: X-Plane 11 And Low End Systems

    Newer sims like X-Plane 11 are demanding on computer hardware, and more on GPU capability than some previous flight simulators. In this tutorial, Dominic Smith goes over the various settings available in X-Plane 11. He discusses what they do and how you can use them to get acceptable performance even on a lower end computer.

    December 11, 2018, 5:14 pm

    Gift Guide: Drzewiecki Design - Seattle Airports X

    Seattle Airports X is the most complete, up-to-date, affordable and performance-friendly scenery package of five airports in the Seattle metropolitan area, Washington state, USA. This product is compatible with FSX, P3D and FSW. Reviewer Augusto Ferreira liked the five included airports enough that he considers the scenery a must-have for anyone flying the Pacific Northwest. (Also see our review of the X-Plane version)

    December 10, 2018, 5:48 pm

    Gift Guide: Flight1 / JSS Simulations - Transall C-160

    As we do each year around this time, we look back at some of our favorite reviews and repost them as "gift guides" to give you ideas for your favorite flightsimmer, or for yourself! The Transall C-160 from Flight1 and JSS Simulations comes with fully working systems including pressurization, highly detailed static elements including wheel chocks and pitot covers, 3D pilots and even a simulated discharge procedure. Reviewer Bill Stack puts the plane through its paces.

    December 9, 2018, 1:13 pm

    Review: VMAX 777 Worldliner Professional Extended Pack

    Reviewer Rohan Nair takes a look at the VMAX 777 Worldliner Professional Extended Pack, the only Boeing 777 currently available for X-Plane 11. The developers have created a number of high quality jetliners for X-Plane with this one originally being released some six years ago. The latest update does still show its age a bit but still offers a lot of features and is a decent simulator of the big jet.

    December 8, 2018, 6:05 pm

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  • FlightSimExpo 2019 Launches Discounted Advance Registration

    FlightSimExpo 2019 is coming to Orlando in June 2019. Today advanced ticket sales have opened, and the first 200 people can purchase tickets at a reduced price. Registration includes full, two-day event access, entrance to all seminars and panels, morning refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, and free appetizers and drinks during a social event on Saturday afternoon.

    December 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Drubware Releases FS Cabin Crew For X-Plane

    Drubware announces the release of FS Cabin Crew for X-Plane. Long available for FSX, this is a module that adds a cabin crew to your flights. You'll be able to hear the crew making announcements to your passengers during the entire flight, from the very beginning until you arrive at destination.

    December 17, 2018, 1:28 pm

    X-Plane 11.30 Release Candidate 1 And Toe Brakes

    X-Plane 11.30 release candidate 1 (RC1) is now out, which means the official release of this updated version is getting very close. In his most recent blog entry, Ben Supnik reports on the latest news related to RC1. He also gives a detailed report on a new feature related to automatic toe brakes.

    December 17, 2018, 11:22 am

    Windsock Simulations Previews LIME Bergamo

    Windsock Simulations and Tailstrike Designs has released new preview images of their upcoming X-Plane scenery of LIME Bergamo. The pictures give a good view of the airport which seems to be nearing completion. They report that a release date has not been set yet but it shouldn't be that long.

    December 17, 2018, 9:11 am

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    FlightSoft Christmas Holiday Bundles

    For the holiday season FlightSoft offers up two Christmas Holiday Bundles. Each bundle includes four of their products, but at a greatly reduced price compared to buying each add-on individually. Flightsoft bundles let you fly to warm beaches or exotic Asian destinations in planes such as the DC-10 jetliner.

    December 16, 2018, 3:04 pm

    Flysimware Now In FlightSim.Com Store

    Today we would like to welcome Flysimware as the latest company to allow us to sell their products through our new FlightSim.Com Store. They have years of experience creating aircraft for our sims. From Flysimware you can fly anything from a 1917 Nieuport 24 to a modern Falcon 50 jet, or a vintage helicopter like the Bell 47G for FSX/P3D.

    December 16, 2018, 1:16 pm

    PPL Training Course Using A2A Cessna 172

    Are you a beginning flightsimmer who would like to learn how to fly like real pilots do? Most real world pilots begin by training for their PPL (private pilot license) and one of the most popular training aircraft is the Cessna 172. Peter Matthess has created a series of PPL training video on Youtube that will teach you to flying use the A2A Simulations C172.

    December 16, 2018, 10:49 am

    VATSIM Holiday Events

    Looking for some online flying to do during this holiday season? VATSIM has many events going on that will let you fly to various parts of the world. Upcoming events include flights to the Caribbean, Italy, eastern Europe, Canada and more.

    December 16, 2018, 9:18 am

    Eastern Airlines Virtual Extends Express Division

    Eastern Airlines Virtual (EAV) has added the Bombardier CRJ-1000 to their fleet in preparation of extending service to regional airports located in Mid-western cities from their hubs located near the Atlantic Coast. This service extension adds new routes and challenges that the EAV pilots will encounter.

    December 15, 2018, 1:41 pm

    The Vertx Diamond DA62 is Now Available

    Vertx Flight Simulation announces the release of their first aircraft - the Diamond DA62 for Prepar3D v4. The Diamond DA62 is one of the newest and most advanced GA aircraft you can buy today. Powered by two turbo-charged 180hp jet-fuel diesel engines, the DA62 features a sleek carbon-composite airframe, advanced avionics, TKS anti-icing, redundant engine control computers, and many more advanced systems.

    December 15, 2018, 9:56 am

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