• DC3 Airway's Big Brother: The DC-4

    Flight simulator pilots interested in flying older airliners from the prop era might enjoy joining virtual airline DC3 Airways. In this feature, Sherman Kaplan describes a special charter flight in the larger four-engine DC4 airliner as it makes its way from Palm Springs to Las Vegas.

    January 25, 2020, 10:57 am

    Review: Sim Wings Mega Airport London Heathrow Pro

    Over the past few years Sim Wings has created "professional" versions of some of the world's great airports. In this review, MrYorkiesWorld looks at their Mega Airport London Heathrow Professional for Prepar3D v4. He highly recommends it, finding its list of features impressive and the only downside that it requires a good computer system to run to its full capabilities.

    January 23, 2020, 8:23 am

    On An Older System - Aerofly FS 2

    Would you be surprised to find one of the latest sims actually runs well on older systems? Author Kenneth J. Kerr found that was just the case with Aerofly FS 2. While perhaps not considered in the flightsim mainstream, and lacking some features some might consider important, it makes up for this in other ways, offering a very enjoyable flying experience, even on an older system.

    January 21, 2020, 7:25 am

    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.

    January 17, 2020, 10:04 am

    Review: Orbx Leeds Bradford Airport

    Orbx design efforts lately have produced a lot of scenery for Great Britain, and Leeds Bradford Airport for X-Plane is just one example. Reviewer Paul Mort had been eagerly awaiting this one, as it's not far from where he lives. He was not disappointed in Orbx's efforts and gave it his highest rating.

    January 14, 2020, 7:50 pm

    Ratty's Ramblings - Forced Landing

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been flightsimming for a long time -- since 1984 and FS2 on a Commodore 64. In an effort to give something back after all these years of enjoyment, Ian has offered a series of articles that will offer hints, insights and suggestions to enrich the flight simulator experience. Here is the second one, with a discussion on handling forced landings plus an challenging trip through the high mountains of South America.

    January 10, 2020, 6:33 pm

    Review: Virtavia - C-17A Globemaster III

    Prepar3D pilots who enjoy flying truly large aircraft will enjoy the C-17A Globemaster III from Virtavia. Being a military plane, it also has performance unlike an airliner which makes for some interesting flying. Reviewer Ray Andersen found that he liked the aircraft very much, with high quality textures, an accurate model and an abundance of details.

    January 7, 2020, 6:05 pm

    Where in the World Feature 122

    Now that the holidays are behind us, we're back to offering you a new Where In The World? challenge from Ron Blehm. Those who tried last time did well deducing the tropical location. The new location this month is literally the end of the line...can you figure out where?

    January 4, 2020, 2:05 pm

    Review: KGEG Spokane International Airport Freeware

    There's so much good freeware out there that we don't review nearly enough of it, but today's review by Andy Barter takes a look at a nice Prepar3D v4 scenery of KGEG Spokane International Airport by Brett Delana. Brett has been a long-time creator of scenery, back to the FS2004 days. This scenery brings KGEG to life with an accurate layout and custom designed buildings.

    January 1, 2020, 12:51 pm

    The Float Flights Of DC3 Airways

    Unlike computer games, flight simulators do not have a set path or goal so users have to figure out for themselves what to do with their sims. There are many answers to this, such as joining a virtual airline and in this presentation Sherman Kaplan presents a set of float plane flights the he and friends at DC3 Airways have developed. If you like wilderness flying and landing on water this just may be for you.

    December 27, 2019, 5:11 pm

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  • Aerosoft - Airport Newcastle For X-Plane 11 Update

    Airport Newcastle by Aerosoft has been updated to v1.01. This X-Plane scenery includes features such as 20 cm/pixel photoscenery, custom PBR ground textures, HDR lighting, wet and snow ground effects, custom season adjustments and much more. It includes fixes plus additions like seasonal roads and SAM capability for static planes.

    January 27, 2020, 5:33 pm

    Rolling Cumulus Software Announces Let's Fly The L-188 Electra

    Rolling Cumulus Software announces Let's Fly The L-188 Electra, Episode II of Famous Aircraft of the World Series. This second episode of the series lets flight simulator pilots experience flying the first U.S. turboprop in twenty missions around the world with "Photo-Look" airports as destinations. Coming soon.

    January 27, 2020, 4:09 pm

    Flight Factor Previews C-32

    X-Plane developer FlightFactor have shown off some preview screenshots of their upcoming C-32 for X-Plane 11. The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757-200 as designated by the United States Air Force. The C-32 provides transportation for United States leaders to locations around the world.

    January 27, 2020, 2:44 pm

    Immersive Audio - 737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack V2 Released

    737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack V2, new for FSX/P3D from Immersive Audio, is developed in a unique way that should provide the most realistic and immersive sound experience. All sounds are carefully processed and mixed to mimic the exact frequencies of the CFM56-7B engine as heard on the real 737NG flight deck.

    January 27, 2020, 12:08 pm

    Just Flight Releases PA-38 Tomahawk For FSX/P3D v1.2 Update

    Just Flight has released an updated v1.2 for their FSX and Prepar3D version of the PA-38 Tomahawk. Based on comprehensive research on a real life plane, the Tomahawk comes with ten liveries, a truly 3D virtual cockpit, custom coded aircraft systems, authentic sounds and much more. The update fixes several issues with the original version.

    January 27, 2020, 11:25 am

    Aerosoft - SAM World Jetways for X-Plane 11

    Now available at the FlightSim.Com Store from Aerosoft is SAM World Jetways for X-Plane 11. This add-on will equip every standard airport in X-Plane 11 with animated and fully functional passenger boarding bridges.

    January 27, 2020, 10:28 am

    VSKYLABS Scheibe SF-25C Falke Update

    News for X-Plane glider fans is that the VSKYLABS SF-25C Project is about to be updated. The new version 1.5 will include a taildragger version of the Falke sailplane. The tail-wheel Falke is a bit easier to handle than a traditional tail-wheel aircraft. The tail-wheel is steered with the rudder and allows for very tight turns.

    January 27, 2020, 9:45 am

    PMDG Announces 737NGXu Expansion Pack

    PMDG has announced the first expansion to their PMDG 737NGXu product line for Prepar3D. This expansion package will include the 737-600 and 700 series airplanes as well as dozens of liveries available freely via the PMDG Operations Center 2.0.

    January 27, 2020, 9:22 am

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    Milviz - MD 530F PBR for P3D v4

    The latest release from Milviz is the MD 530F PBR for Prepar3D v4. It features just what you'd expect from Milviz: extremely detailed modelling, superb night lighting, highly accurate systems, realistic avionics and excellent flight dynamics. It can be set up for several different equipment configurations, including a cargo hook and Night Sun. There are lots of liveries and also other realistic options like Force Trim.

    January 26, 2020, 1:47 pm

    Rimco KTLH - Tallahassee International Airport Released

    Now available for X-Plane is Rimco KTLH - Tallahassee International Airport. This rendition of Tallahassee airport captures the time when the existing airport infrastructure was updated; for instance, the runways were elongated. There is a field near the beginning of runway 36, which is still a construction site and thus makes the approach challenging.

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