• Review: Aerosoft - Svalbard for X-Plane 11

    Svalbard is a highly realistic recreation of the Svalbard islands for X-Plane 11. The Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean is situated about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole and provides some exciting and scenic flying. Reviewer Stuart McGregor enjoyed flying it in different seasons and found that overall it was done to a high standard.

    April 23, 2018, 8:04 am

    Where in the World Feature 105

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destination suggestions. Last month had a lot of participation and many people correctly picked Malta. This month the challenge is to determine a city always "In the Red" with an unusual government building. Are you up to the challenge?

    April 17, 2018, 9:43 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Bali

    The airport of Bali has been created for X-Plane 11 by Aerosoft based on recent imagery. The airport environment with highly detailed airport buildings and high-res textures conveys the true Bali look and feel which you can see in the surroundings. Airport Bali was created with an eye for the details and offers virtual pilots a unique experience! Review Paul Mort liked it so much he gave it the highest rating he's ever given in one of his reviews.

    April 14, 2018, 9:58 am

    Review: Orbx - EU Germany North

    EU Germany North from Orbx enhances the scenery of the northern half of Germany and even somewhat behind. It works with FSX and Prepar3D and gives five season textures, plus hand-placed objects, new autogen, VFR scenery and more. Reviewer Michael Hayward really enjoyed the scenery--the realism, performance, price...everything.

    April 11, 2018, 2:38 pm

    Weather in FlightGear

    Flightsim pilots enjoy having accurate, and accurately depicted, weather while flying. But have you ever stopped to think what is involved within the flight simulator to make that happen? Thorsten Renk explains how weather is handled within FlightGear, covering both how it affects how your plane moves through the air but also how it affects how the world around you looks.

    April 8, 2018, 3:31 pm

    Review: PA-28-161 Warrior II XP for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, now offer the PA-28-161 Warrior II for X-Plane 11. It features PBR materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism, 4096 x 4096 textures for the highest possible texture clarity and numerous animations including a multi-animation passenger door that, when open, responds to G-forces and air resistance. Reviewer Stuart McGregor found that the plane met all his expectations and then some.

    April 4, 2018, 4:04 pm

    Review: TFDi Design BalsaX

    The balsa wood plane for many years has been a cornerstone toy for all young aviation pilots all over the world. Played with by people of all ages, today TDFi Design have released their own rendition of the aircraft: BalsaX. In this review, Michael Hayward takes a first look at this aircraft and talks about all of the features that this model includes.

    April 1, 2018, 2:03 pm

    Neil Birch Developer Interview

    Neil Birch is a long time flight simmer, having gotten started in the very early days of the hobby. These days, he's made a name for himself by creating colorful scenery of British farm strips for FSX. Learn more about Neil's flightsim career, his creations and his other interests in our interview.

    March 29, 2018, 4:19 pm

    Review: Taburet - Night XP UK and Ireland

    While posted as a review, this article about Night XP UK and Ireland from Taburet is more of a warning from author Rene Bruun that you need to be careful with what you purchase. He discovered too late that his machine did not meet the requirements for this add-on and not surprisingly his results were less than satisfactory. With the right hardware, this add-on should make a nice improvement to your night flying.

    March 26, 2018, 5:04 pm

    Interview: Patrick Putland/Canada4XPlane

    Though only active in flight simulation for a few years, Patrick Putland and his team at Canada4XPlane have already created a wide range of X-Plane scenery. Like many, Patrick has a family history of aviation interests. But seeing the default scenery of Canada being rather sparse he turned his skills into filling in the blanks with many beautiful airports. Learn more about his activities and motivations in our interview.

    March 23, 2018, 4:59 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Antonov An-2

    The Antonov An-2 "Colt" or "Anushka" is a 1950's era utility biplane that served in a variety of roles and was so useful it was built up to 2001. The Aerosoft version for FSX and P3D v4.1 features complex modelling with many animations, fully functional systems, hi def cockpit, realistic flight model and much more. Reviewer Meng Yu finds it to be well modelled and fun to fly.

    March 19, 2018, 6:11 pm

    Review: PA28R Arrow for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, now offers their PA-28R Arrow III for X-Plane 11. This highly detailed simulation of the PA-28R Arrow has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Arrow III, G-BGKU, with the claim that it's the best GA plane available for XP11. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca finds the claim plausible.

    March 16, 2018, 6:09 pm

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    April 26, 2018, 9:27 am

    MFSG - Kuching International Airport 2018 WBGG

    Flight simulator scenery of Kuching International Airport 2018 WBGG is now available for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D from MFSG. It features a highly detailed airport, photoscenery terrain, new terrain mesh, static vehicles and more.

    April 25, 2018, 6:34 pm

    AFS Design - Eurofighter Pro 6 for FSX Steam

    Now available from AFS Design for FSX: Steam Edition is the Eurofighter Pro 6. The Eurofighter is a single-seat, twin-engine, agile combat aircraft which is used in the air-to-air, air-to-ground and tactical reconnaissance roles. The Eurofighter Pro 6 comes with a wide range of liveries and many special features like aerial refueling with the Airbus A330 MRT.

    April 25, 2018, 2:18 pm

    Orbx - EU Netherlands TrueEarth Available Now

    Orbx announces that EU Netherlands TrueEarth for Prepar3D is available now; the most detailed and accurate terrain product ever seen in a flight simulator. It will be available later for FSX. As their first TrueEarth photoreal region the team has pulled out all the stops to bring the best product possible. The entirety of the Netherlands is depicted in complete detail.

    April 25, 2018, 10:24 am

    Sim-Wings - Fairbanks Professional for P3Dv4

    Now available from Sim-Wings is Fairbanks Professional for P3Dv4. The professional version lifts the flight simulator scenery to an up-to-date state. Both airport buildings and parking positions as well as the AFCAD file are based on the state of April 2018. Furthermore the scenery now features Prepar3D V4 exclusive features like optimized 3D runway lighting and new apron lamps with dynamic lights.

    April 25, 2018, 7:35 am

    Sim-Wings - Canary Islands Professional - El Hierro for P3Dv4

    The airport and island of El Hierro are part of the long-awaited rework of Sim-wings' "Canary Islands" series for Prepar3D V4. High resolution ground textures based on an aerial image as well as autogen cover the whole island. A custom 3D mesh terrain has been created for the airport featuring an underpass and a sloped car park.

    April 24, 2018, 6:24 pm

    Taburet - Mesh XP East USA 2 for X-Plane

    MeshXP USA East 2 for X-Plane from Taburet is compiled using 30 m resolution elevation models. It uses highly detailed hydrological data to rebuild completely the hydrological scenery to very high detail. It can be used on its own or underneath photorealistic scenery.

    April 24, 2018, 2:10 pm

    SoulMade Simulations - DHC-2 Beaver Now Supports X-Plane 11

    Now available for X-Plane 10 and 11 at the FS Pilot Shop is the DHC-2 Beaver from SoulMade Simulations. The Beaver is the ultimate bush plane. It comes in regular, bush and water versions and can be configured for passenger, pax/cargo mix or cargo cabins.

    April 24, 2018, 1:55 pm

    Flight Sim World: Closure Announcement

    Dovetail Games (DTG) has announce the end of their ambitious Flight Sim World project. Though FSW never got out of Early Access it was still a very complete and usable flight simulator. Those who have purchased it will still be able to use it, along with any add-ons purchased as DLC.

    April 23, 2018, 11:53 am

    Aerosoft - Douglas DC-8 for P3Dv4

    The Douglas DC-8 was one of the aircraft that brought long distance air travel to the masses. For a long time, we lacked these important aircraft in our simulators but this add-on for Prepar3D v4 from Aerosoft adds a version to your virtual hangar that is not only looking and sounding good, but also offers a good system depth. Every real pilot will enjoy navigating by VOR and NDB and manually managing the four finicky power plants. It is hard work but the DC-8 will reward you with great handling.

    April 20, 2018, 3:03 pm

    Aeroplane Heaven Announces The Bulldog Spirit

    Around 15 years ago, Aeroplane Heaven produced a simulation of the Bristol Bulldog Mk2A. It became one of their most successful productions and is still in high demand as freeware, though no longer available. Many RAF pilots who trained on and flew this machine in the 1930's went on to fly and fight in the Battle of Britain. Fifteen years later they now bring you an all-new high definition model for FSX/P3D which includes a huge amount of authentic features.

    April 20, 2018, 9:59 am

    Sim-Wings- La Palma X Professional For P3D v4 Updated

    Sim-Wings has updatedLa Palma X, the north-western most of the Canary Islands now for Prepar3D V4. The first from the Canary Islands series by Sim-wings is available now for Lockheed Martin's modern flight simulator. La Palma, nicknamed the "Green Island", features high-res ground textures, a stunning 3D ground mesh and an absolutely realistic virtual airport. Version 1.10 includes a number of improvements.

    April 19, 2018, 3:10 pm

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