• FS2004

    Tutorial: Ignition System and Magnetos - Aircraft Basics

    In this short video, real world pilot thecorporatepilotdad uses MSFS 2020 to explain how the magnetos and ignition system works in common internal combustion aircraft engines. Does turning off the master switch stop the engine? Learn the answers to this and more in this tutorial. While Microsoft Flight Simulator is used, this information applies to any sim as well as to real aircraft.

    June 10, 2021, 10:03 am

    A Quarter Century Of FlightSim.Com

    While today is the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., the date is also memorable as the day that FlightSim.Com first went online, 25 years ago today. It's been quite a ride since those early days but here we are today still going strong. Founder Nels Anderson takes a look at the past and future.

    May 31, 2021, 2:32 pm

    Next Generation MTL Released On IVAO

    IVAO announces that a new MTL system (Multiplayer Traffic Library) has been released. With this new system comes a new platform for you to consult their immense catalog as well as submit partner and real world liveries. A new installer is also being released so that you can install only the liveries and models you want.

    May 31, 2021, 10:34 am

    Lionheart Creations Memorial Day Sale 2021

    Lionheart Creations products do not often go on sale, but for this Memorial Day weekend most are now offered at 50% off the regular price at the FlightSim.Com Store. Lionheart offers a wide variety of add-on aircraft for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D.

    May 30, 2021, 1:04 pm

    Review: OnCourse Software - PF3 ATC

    Having air traffic control is an important part of the sim experience, but for most popular flight simulators the built-in ATC is lacking in many ways. Fortunately, it's possible to build an external ATC system that is far more realistic and that is exactly what OnCourse Software has done with their PF3 ATC which works with MSFS 2020, P3D, FSX and FS2004. Reviewer Michael Hayward found the improvement like night and day and says you won't find a better ATC option than PF3.

    May 29, 2021, 11:51 am

    Abdullah Radwan - Charts Finder 3 Now Available

    Charts Finder 3 is an app by Abdullah Radwan to get IFR charts for your flights. Instead of searching for each airport chart manually, it downloads the charts and names them appropriately from each country's official AIP. As a stand-alone Windows 10 program it works with any flight simulator.

    May 27, 2021, 10:46 am

    OnCourse Software Updates PF3 ATC Program

    OnCourse Software announces the release of the latest update v3.10.50 for their flight simulator ATC program PF3 ATC. The program works with FS2004, FSX and P3D, and now also with MSFS 2020. The update fixes some reported issues as well as adding new features.

    May 20, 2021, 10:29 am

    Tutorial: Winds Aloft Forecasts

    Understanding weather is an important part of flying. thecorporatepilotdad, a real world corporate pilot, offers a tutorial on winds aloft forecasts, where they can be found, and how to read each type of chart. Even though this is made with the use of official sources, it is meant for use with Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, or any flight simulator.

    April 29, 2021, 11:48 am

    HJG 21st Anniversary Web Site Update

    Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) is celebrating its 21st anniversary and has announced its biggest ever update. Included are 163 new textures for its virtual B707, B717-200, B727, B737, C-135, DC-9, DC-10, L-1011 Tristar, MD-80, and MD-90 flight line for FS2004 and FSX, featuring liveries from around the globe.

    April 7, 2021, 9:48 am

    St. Patricks Day Sale At The FlightSim.Com Store

    Happy Saint Patrick's Day! In honor of the holiday a few of the authors who sell through the FlightSim.Com Store are offering sales on their add-ons. Today through this weekend fill up your virtual hangar and save on aircraft, scenery and more.

    March 17, 2021, 10:24 am

    TopSkills - Using Instrument Approach Charts Video v2.1

    TopSkills announces an updated version of their video Using Instrument Approach Charts, which is suitable for users of all common flight simulators. Version 2.1 will teach you to use instrument charts just like real pilots do to navigate in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). This is a basic skill you need to be an IFR pilot.

    March 10, 2021, 3:44 pm

    Freeware Focus: Coromandel New Zealand

    For those still using FS2004 there is some great scenery waiting to be tried. In this article Joshua Moore showcases some freeware that he recently tried, Coromandel, New Zealand. This proves to be a beautiful part of the world and a great flying experience.

    March 8, 2021, 3:42 pm

    TDS 737 MAX7 V3 Released

    Well known freeware development group Tenkuu Developers Studio (TDS) announces the release of the Boeing 737 MAX 7 v3 for FS2004 and Prepar3D v4. Because of the problem of unpermitted MSFS 2020 migration of FSX aircraft designs, they have chosen not to release an FSX version. The new base model is now available in the FlightSim.Com file library.

    March 6, 2021, 10:40 am

    OnCourse Software - PF3 - ATC At Its Best!

    If you are not satisfied with the ATC system in your flight simulator, here is an alternative OnCourse Software - PF3 fully supports IFR and VFR flight while providing realistic ATC services. With 26 geographic regions and 119 voice sets you'll really feel like you are in the corresponding part of the world. It works with voice recognition systems and with MCE. Supports the latest MSFS 2020 plus FSX, FS2004 and all versions of Prepar3D.

    February 24, 2021, 3:25 pm

    Announcing The Great Australian Air Rally

    Bluegrass and WestWind Airlines are running the 20th Annual Great Australian Air Rally in March. The rally consists of ten daily legs. Flight information will be made available for FS2004, FSX, P3D and X-Plane. Details of the flights and weather are provided so that anyone with a different simulator can make up their own flight plans.

    February 19, 2021, 4:29 pm

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  • FS2004 Recent Forum Activity

    ColR1948

    Ai Aircraft porpoising on landing.

    Thread Starter: ColR1948

    I used to have the correction for this but I seem to have lost it, I remember it was about 3 lines in the aircraft.cfg you had to alter and it cured...

    Last Post By: GKKnupper Today, 12:31 AM Go to last post
    hjwalter

    Jim Vile's approaches for AIs

    Thread Starter: hjwalter

    Hi Guys, The late Jim Vile, may his soul rest in peace, has made some excellent approaches to FS9 airfields/airports so that AI aircraft do not...

    Last Post By: ColR1948 Yesterday, 02:49 PM Go to last post
    ScottishMike

    New TDS Boeing 737 max9 v3 protection

    Thread Starter: ScottishMike

    I downloaded the new TDS 737 max9 v3, it is a nice model but I am unable to change the aircraft.cfg file so it fits in with my naming convention; if...

    Last Post By: ColR1948 Yesterday, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    scott_295

    Different "Window Sizes" for Panel

    Thread Starter: scott_295

    I created a little panel to use while taxiing in spot view (the Mooney clock and a gauge that shows ground speed). I couldn't decide which I...

    Last Post By: scott_295 06-11-2021, 02:35 PM Go to last post
    scottz

    Airport Background Polygons Worldwide "GONE?"

    Thread Starter: scottz

    I am at my wits end for diagnosing this anomaly. So I have a question: Is there an enhancement addon released in the last few years that may...

    Last Post By: JSMR 06-11-2021, 08:58 AM Go to last post