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    VSKYLABS Demonstrates C-47 Under Stress

    VSKYLABS has issued some interested information and screen shots demonstrating how their upcoming C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 will handle abuse that over-stresses the airframe. Also shown are things like the effects of excessive braking and extreme icing.

    September 25, 2021, 5:33 pm

    X-Crafts Releases E175 For X-Plane Teaser Video

    Today at FSExpo, X-Crafts have confirmed that they are working on the Embraer E175, part of the E-Jet family (E170, E175, E190, E195, Lineage 1000). The new plane will be coming to X-Plane in 2022. A new video teaser has been released to show the plane in flight.

    September 25, 2021, 12:30 pm

    VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain v4.0 XP Update

    The initial update (progressive) release for the VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 is awaiting for several preps to be completed. Among these, the updating of the manual/POH with the new features, systems details, assignments, etc.

    September 23, 2021, 10:30 am

    Orbx Previews Essendon Fields Airport

    Today Orbx offers some previews of Essendon Fields Airport YMEN. This Australian airport will be available for Prepar3D, X-Plane and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport is located in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne.

    September 21, 2021, 11:59 am

    Boundless Simulations Previews Doncaster Sheffield XP

    Boundless Simulations has released some preview renders of their upcoming Doncaster Sheffield Airport scenery for X-Plane 11. The scenery will feature HD ortho, 3D vegetation, terminal interior, custom 4K textures, custom airport and road traffic, etc.

    September 20, 2021, 1:37 pm

    Rocky Mountain Aero Nova Scotia/PEI Freeware

    Now available from developer Rocky Mountain Aero is freeware ortho of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in Canada. The scenery for X-Plane 11 is freely downloadable from their web site.

    September 17, 2021, 2:06 pm

    FSweekend 2021 Cancelled

    We've just received word that the annual FSweekend held at the Aviodrome Aviation Museum in Lelystand, The Netherlands, has been cancelled for 2021, as it was in 2020. Sponsors hope to return with a very great FSweekend in 2022.

    September 17, 2021, 11:04 am

    Laminar Research Announces Plans For FSExpo

    Given the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Laminar Research team has announced plans to limit their presence at the upcoming FSExpo in San Diego. Two team members will attend in person, but they will not host a booth and will limit activities in other ways as well.

    September 16, 2021, 11:43 am

    Windsock Simulations Announces LLBG Ben Gurion XP

    Windsock Simulations announces that their X-Plane 11 scenery for LLBG Ben Gurion Airport will be coming out some time this week. Produced by David Rosenfeld and now converted to the X-Plane platform, the scenery has been under development for quite some time.

    September 13, 2021, 4:14 pm

    VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain Project Update

    VSKYLABS have provided an update on their C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v3.1 for X-Plane. New default cockpit panels PBR textures and color scheme is undergoing development and testing.

    September 13, 2021, 10:53 am

    Flying Free in X-Plane

    There are a lot of good freeware add-ons available no matter what sim you are using. In this review Adrian McCormick takes a look at three of his favorites for X-Plane. Included is scenery of the SpaceX launch site plus an appropriate vehicle to use there, plus some beautiful scenery that lets you enjoy the Welsh countryside.

    September 11, 2021, 7:20 am

    FlightSim.Com Store Labor Day Sale Continues

    The FlightSim.Com Store Labor Day Sale continues through this weekend. For the week of the Labor Day holiday we have hundreds of great flightsim add-ons on sale from a long list of authors and publishers. With the start of fall this a great time to stock up you hangar with a new plane to fly or scenery of a new destination to fly to.

    September 11, 2021, 7:11 am

    FlyJSim Releases Q4XP Trailer XP

    The Q4XP is a brand new product, built from the ground up over the past two-and-a-half years by FlyJSim, and their answer to the Q400 Legacy, their first product from ten years ago. A new teaser video showing off the plane in X-Plane has just been released. The plane should be available some time this fall.

    September 7, 2021, 11:17 am

    VSKYLABS Details C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project

    Here is some news from VSKYLABS which explains in some detail how the C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project for X-Plane has evolved since v1.0 in 2016 through some 25 large-scale updates.

    September 6, 2021, 11:17 am

    X-Crafts Update On Embraer E175

    We don't hear from X-Crafts very often, but they have just posted an update on their progress with their E-Jets FamilY for X-Plane. Despite some personal issues work is progressing at a steady pace. No ETA will be announced but more info will be shared later this month at the FlightSim Expo.

    September 6, 2021, 10:36 am

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