• 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    On An Older System - Just Flight Chipmunk

    Kenneth J. Kerr continues his series of product recommendations for those with an older system. This time he reviews the De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk created for FSX by Just Flight. This plane has a personal connection, including a first flight as a young air cadet, and proves to be a great addition to any flightsim hangar.

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    Review: Orbx - Global Buildings HD

    There are quite a few add-ons that change the entire look of the flight simulator world. the Orbx contribution to this idea is Global Buildings HD, which provide high definition textures to the default buildings used throughout the world. According to reviewer MrYorkiesWorld the quality is impressive and it does it without affecting frame rates and with features like regional accuracy.

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    Fly With That One Pilot Chick

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and flying 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. This is the first article in the series and introduces the flights and the sharing concepts.

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    Airfield Canada - CYQY - J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

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    January 18, 2020, 5:27 pm

    Announcing Oz Flight Sim Expo 2020

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    January 18, 2020, 3:40 pm

    Just Flight X-Plane Aircraft Sale

    To break up the winter doldrums, Just Flight has announced a sale on many of their X-Plane compatible aircraft add-ons. This week you can save 30% off the regular price on a variety of general aviation aircraft.

    January 17, 2020, 1:33 pm

    Aerosoft - Kosice-Barca Airport for P3D V4

    New from Aerosoft for Prepar3D is scenery of Kosice-Barca Airport. Located in the east of the country, Kosice is the second most important city in Slovakia. The scenery includes a detailed airport with administrative buildings, museum, aero club and hangars. The surrounding area is also included with major buildings such as U.S. Steel Kosice, Logistics Slovakia and Belbermayr Slovakia.

    January 17, 2020, 10:17 am

    Microsoft Flight Simulator January 16th, 2020 Development Update

    The Microsoft Flight Simulator team has released their weekly progress update, this time with some real news in it. A new Discovery Series video has been released, this time offering a look at how audio is used in the sim. There's also an update on Tech Alpha invites. Finally, an initial version of the SDK will be included in the upcoming alpha release, though only third party developers will have access to it.

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    Aeroplane Heaven Releases Hawker Hurricane Mk1

    Aeroplane Heaven has news that their new flight simulator aircraft project will be the Hawker Hurricane Mk1 for FSX and Prepar3D. They've posted an extensive list of features as well as a long list of historically accurate liveries that will be included.

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    VATSTAR Adding Perks And Discounts

    VATSTAR, a VATSIM Authorized Pilot Training Organization, has just partnered with a company to offer Staff Membership and Star Lifetime Subscribers thousands of discounts. These discounts were negotiated for Staff and Lifetime Star Supporters to say thank you for going above and beyond.

    January 16, 2020, 6:14 pm

    XPlane2Blender v4.0.0-alpha.5 aka LODs

    Announcing a new version of XPlane2Blender for X-Plane developers. This release includes the last must-have feature for 2.80 - LODs, a way of defining what to draw when the camera is a certain distance away from an object.

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    DCS 2.5.5.41962 Open Beta

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