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      In the flight simulator world we can choose our weather, time of date, season and so on and take the exact flight we want. In the real world--things happen. Real world pilots of course do plenty of flight planning but events can occur that throw off the best plans, sometimes ending up with the plane landing somewhere other than intended. Airline captain Tony Vallillo shares several "diversionary tales" from his long career.

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      Announcing Store.FlightSim.Com

      For over 22 years, FlightSim.Com has offered a wide variety of services to the flight simulator community. Today we would like to announce the addition of a major new service, our FlightSim.Com Store.

      October 25, 2018, 10:00 am

      6th Annual FlightSimCon Prepares For Take Off

      The 6th annual FlightSimCon convention announces initial sponsors, speakers, highlights and exhibitors for the 2018 event to be held in June in Dallas. For the first time, FlightSimCon is being joined by Cockpit-Fest USA, an annual event for cockpit enthusiasts with roots dating back to 1999. Top tier sponsor has been announced to be Gleim Aviation, well known for their pilot training materials.

      February 23, 2018, 5:24 pm

      Fly & Deliver: A Flight For Joy

      Allan Jones brings us a story that combines some real aviation history and some flight simulation. Learn about WWII pilot Joy Lofthouse and the Air Transport Auxiliary who delivered newly built military aircraft. Then take on the challenge of an FSX flight in WWII Great Britain, flying VFR only through limited "balloon lanes".

      January 18, 2018, 8:51 am

      Announcing Cockpit-Fest USA 2018

      During 2018 there will actually be two Cockpit-Fest USA events. "Warbirds On Parade 2018" will be held at the Cold War Air Museum in September. Cockpit-Fest USA will also team up with FlightSimCon which is holding their sixth annual flight simulator conference in Dallas during June.

      December 24, 2017, 11:12 am

      The Blackburn Firebrand

      The Blackburn Firebrand is not one of the more famous planes of WWII, but it does have an interesting history and some interesting flight characteristics as well. Martin La Grange tells the story of how the Firebrand came to be and developed during use, and also introduces the Alphasim version that you can use in your flight simulator.

      October 16, 2017, 5:48 pm

      Going Places - Back North

      Continuing from the previous "Going Places" installment where he arrived in Montevideo, Rodolfo Astrada turns around and heads back north. As before, he weaves in stories of the regions being traveled, including Uruguay and Madeira, and aircraft history, including the Boeing 727.

      October 10, 2017, 3:33 pm

      Advertiser Survey

      As you of course know, we run a variety of advertising on FlightSim.Com in order to help pay the bills. One of the ad agencies we use, Network N, has asked for our users to complete a short survey. Your answers will help ensure that the ads we run are more relevant to your interests.

      October 9, 2017, 11:26 am

      Wings Of Freedom Tour

      The Collings Foundation is one of the premier restorers and operators of historic aircraft, and through their "Wings Of Freedom Tour" bring a variety of WWII era aircraft all around the U.S. for people to experience. Earlier this week, Nels Anderson had the opportunity to visit one of their stops and fly in their B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo", and shares his experience here in words and photos.

      October 6, 2017, 11:07 am

      Justplanes.com Presents St Maarten

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      July 30, 2017, 10:13 am

      Justplanes.com Mahan Air Video Released

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      July 18, 2017, 3:10 am

      Justplanes.com Turkish Cargo Video

      The newest video from Justplanes.com is the Turkish Airlines A330 in HD and A340 in DVD.

      July 9, 2017, 8:19 am

      Road Trip: FlightSimCon 2017

      FlightSimCon 2017 was held this past weekend at KBDL in Connecticut. This event has grown to be a major gathering of flightsimmers and developers, the biggest such event in America. While it's impossible to really capture the event without attending, here we offer a report and some personal observations on what went on.

      June 12, 2017, 6:20 pm

      Justplanes.com Releases Classic Royal Cockpit Films

      Justplanes.com announces four Royal Cockpit Films released. Each of these four classic films, showcasing the L1011, B727, B737 and A310, are now available for immediate download.

      June 9, 2017, 3:51 pm

      FlightSimCon 2017 Interviews

      2017 marks the fifth year of the annual aviation and flight simulation conference, FlightSimCon. Since its humble beginnings in 2013, the event has grown in both size and popularity. What began as only a small gathering of enthusiasts, has grown into a global attraction, with the event now attracting a far larger audience, many of whom have traveled great distances! As a preview to the event, we had the chance to interview several of the developers who will be attending.

      June 6, 2017, 10:57 am

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