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    Review: Alabeo - M20R Ovation for X-Plane 11

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    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Seattle Airports X

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    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon for X-Plane 11

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    The Millennium Aviation Company

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    Aerosoft - Daytona Beach International Airport XP

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    Review: Wing42 Lockheed Vega

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    Op-Ed: State Of The Hobby

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    Where in the World Feature 108

    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 must have been tough as not many answered, but everyone who did got it right. This month's challenge features the home base of an early kite master. Can you answer where in the world it is?

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    Carenado C340 II X-Plane 11 Released

    Just released for X-Plane 11 by Carenado is their C340 II twin engine general aviation aircraft. It features state of the art configurable frame rate friendly logic system, VR compatibility, full PBR throughout, realistic behavior confirmed by real pilots and more.

    August 16, 2018, 4:05 pm

    FeelThere New ERJs SP Is Out Now

    FeelThere has informed us that service packs are now available for their ERJ aircraft for Prepar3D v4. Models include the ERJ145, ERJ135, ERJ145XRJ. The new SP fixes general stability, especially in the FMS.

    August 16, 2018, 8:53 am

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    Airport Environment HD 2.0 Now Free

    Airport Environment HD for X-Plane from ShortFinal Design is a comprehensive object and texture replacement that aims to improve the look of all airports in X-Plane. Enhance your X-Plane experience with a new set of high resolution textures and objects for airports all around the world! Now available for free.

    August 15, 2018, 5:22 pm

    Aerosoft - A320/A321 Release Date Announced

    Although previously announced as a product, and even included in their "A320 Family Professional Bundle", Aerosoft has now given us a firm release date for their Airbus A320/A321 package: September 6, 2018, as announced in their forums.

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    Coming Soon - Flight Sim 2018

    Just to be clear, Flight Sim 2018 is an exciting convention for flight simulator fans and not new software! Held in October at the RAF Museum, Cosford, UK, it's the world's largest one day flight sim show, with over 1200 expected to attend. Now in its sixth year, this has become a major meeting place for serious aviation simulator fans in the UK and beyond.

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    Tropicalsim - St Thomas Cyril E King TIST 2018

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    VATSIM Previews Swift Client

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    Imaginesim To Include City With WSSS Singapore

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