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      Ten years ago, author Chris Liddell made the leap from flightsimming to flying real aircraft, and shared his training adventures with us in a series of articles under the banner "Going Solo". He's still an active PPL and has increased his flying skills over the years and now shares his next big adventure: instrument training. Training continues here in Part 3.

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      Tutorial: Winds Aloft Forecasts

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      April 29, 2021, 11:48 am

      Tutorial: Pro Pilot Tips And Tricks For MSFS 2020

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      March 17, 2021, 5:00 pm

      FlightSimExpo 2021 Schedule and Registration Launch

      FlightSimExpo has announced its 2021 event schedule will feature presentations from airline pilots, dispatchers, accident investigators, air traffic controllers, flight simulation developers, content creators, and an F-35 test pilot! Complete with two panel discussions, the three-day schedule of seminars will be available for attendees in-person in San Diego and livestreamed for registered online attendees.

      February 11, 2021, 11:00 am

      Chuck Yeager - RIP

      Yesterday on the 7th December, Chuck Yeager passed away at the age of 97. Remembered by many as the first person to break the sound barrier, he was one of the true greats of the aviation world and will be greatly missed. Enjoy your new wings Chuck...you've earned them!

      December 8, 2020, 6:12 pm

      FAA From The Flight Deck Video Series

      Flightsimmers can often take advantage of resources supplied to real pilots. Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent out an announcement about their From The Flight Deck video series. Intended to brief pilots on features of destination airports, these high quality Youtube videos can be used by flightsimmers in the same manner. The collection is fairly small so far but it looks like they have plans to regularly expand.

      June 11, 2020, 12:01 pm

      Flying the Furrow

      There are many ways to navigate while flying--by pilotage, using the stars, by satellites, by ground radio stations... But how about navigating by furrow? Author Allan Jones digs up an interesting piece of early aviation history and offers a way to fly it today using your flight simulator.

      April 12, 2020, 11:59 am

      Navigraph Announces Simmers Without Borders

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      March 25, 2020, 10:34 am

      The Need to Fly

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      March 8, 2020, 11:31 am

      FSweekend Netherlands This Weekend

      Announcing FSWeekend 2019, coming this weekend. Since 1998 flight simulator enthusiasts and cockpit builders have been coming to the Aviodrome at Lelystad Airport to show visitors and each other what is possible with flightsim programs. Dozens of exhibitors will enhance participants into the fascinating world of flying behind your computer. There will be a wide variety of cockpits available for people to fly.

      October 30, 2019, 10:47 am

      FlightSim.Com Christmas Logo Competition

      To celebrate the festive period, FlightSim.Com is inviting members to redesign the existing FlightSim.Com logo, into a Christmas themed version. Bill Womack from Orbx has kindly agreed to be the judge, with the top three designs all receiving a First Class Membership for a year. The winning entry will be used for the duration of the Christmas period.

      December 3, 2018, 11:03 am

      Diversionary Tales

      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.

      October 25, 2018, 5:25 pm

      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

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      January 18, 2018, 8:51 am

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