• Review: Carenado - PC12 for X-Plane 11

    The PC12 from Carenado is a speedy single-engine turboprop designed specifically for X-Plane 11. It comes with six liveries plus a blank texture for repainters, special engine dynamics, flight and ground handling optimized for XP11, physically based rendering (PBR) materials and textures throughout and more. Reviewer Rohan Nair really liked the PC-12, finding it visually satisfying and functionally realistic.

    May 19, 2018, 9:56 am

    Where in the World Feature 106

    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 was a tough one with some interesting wrong answers. This month takes us to a city that might be familiar to many but unknown to others. Can you figure where in the world it is?

    May 16, 2018, 11:06 am

    Review: Just Flight - Stinson L-5

    The Stinson L-5 is typical of the type of aircraft developed during WWII for duties such as liaison, artillery spotting, photo-reconnaissance and casualty evacuation. The Aeroplane Heaven Stinson L5 for FSX and Prepar3D, published by Just Flight, comes in seven liveries. Reviewer Nigel Porter found it to be nicely presented and both fun and challenging to fly.

    May 13, 2018, 9:02 am

    Review: Milviz - FG-1D Corsair

    Created exclusively for Prepar3D, the FG-1D Corsair from Milviz features an intricate flight model, in-depth system simulation, high definition textures, an extremely detailed 3D model and last but not least, full TacPack compatibility. Reviewer Ray Andersen found the model to be absolutely gorgeous and very accurate.

    May 10, 2018, 3:28 pm

    Interview With Matt Fox

    In this interview we speak with Matt Fox, the person behind the X-Plane Orthophotos Project. The project consists of high quality orthophotos combined with 3D overlay data from the HD Mesh Scenery Project by Alpilotx and the best available elevation data from the USGS. The result is scenery you have to see to believe.

    May 6, 2018, 10:50 am

    Review: Auctus Delineations - EV-55 Outback

    The EV-55 Outback is a new twin engine turboprop from Czech aircraft manufacturer Evektor. It is now available for X-Plane pilots from Auctus Delineations. It comes with cargo and passenger interiors, five liveries, accurate flight model, fully functioning cockpit, working doors, a paint kit and more. Reviewer Sean McLeod found it to be altogether a very enjoyable experience.

    May 3, 2018, 11:46 am

    Review: Orbx - KCGX Merrill C. Meigs Field for X-Plane 11

    Orbx has come to X-Plane, with the release of the iconic KCGX Merrill C. Meigs Field. Though no longer present in the real world, Meigs Field has great memories for many flightsimmers who started with earlier versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Reviewer Stuart McGregor is greatly impressed with the Orbx version of Meigs Field and glad to see them entering the field of X-Plane scenery.

    April 30, 2018, 10:13 am

    Review: Aerofly FS2

    Aerofly FS2 from IPACS offers excellent scenery graphics and extremely realistic flight physics. It does have limitations in area covered and planes available, but reviewer Mario Donick found that it works really well and offers high FPS that other sims cannot match. He's now added it as a sim that he regularly uses.

    April 26, 2018, 5:33 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Svalbard for X-Plane 11

    Svalbard is a highly realistic recreation of the Svalbard islands for X-Plane 11. The Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean is situated about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole and provides some exciting and scenic flying. Reviewer Stuart McGregor enjoyed flying it in different seasons and found that overall it was done to a high standard.

    April 23, 2018, 8:04 am

    Where in the World Feature 105

    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 had a lot of participation and many people correctly picked Malta. This month the challenge is to determine a city always "In the Red" with an unusual government building. Are you up to the challenge?

    April 17, 2018, 9:43 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Bali

    The airport of Bali has been created for X-Plane 11 by Aerosoft based on recent imagery. The airport environment with highly detailed airport buildings and high-res textures conveys the true Bali look and feel which you can see in the surroundings. Airport Bali was created with an eye for the details and offers virtual pilots a unique experience! Review Paul Mort liked it so much he gave it the highest rating he's ever given in one of his reviews.

    April 14, 2018, 9:58 am

    Review: Orbx - EU Germany North

    EU Germany North from Orbx enhances the scenery of the northern half of Germany and even somewhat behind. It works with FSX and Prepar3D and gives five season textures, plus hand-placed objects, new autogen, VFR scenery and more. Reviewer Michael Hayward really enjoyed the scenery--the realism, performance, price...everything.

    April 11, 2018, 2:38 pm

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  • FedEx Express Virtual Expands Routes

    FedEx Express Virtual has updated its route system to include the entire FedEx TNT/ASL network in Europe. The addition of the new cargo network adds hundreds of real-life routes to the organization, and brings the 737-series back to operational status for the cargo giant.

    May 21, 2018, 11:11 am

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    May 21, 2018, 9:40 am

    In Development: Wings Over The Reich By OBD Software

    OBD Software, known for their previous sim "Wings Over Flanders Field", announces that development continues unabated on Wings Over The Reich (WOTR) and they are closing in our their first goal of completing "Phase 1" to be released in 2018. Their stated aim is to produce a WW2 combat flight simulator that exceeds their epic, immersive, definitive WW1 combat flight simulator.

    May 20, 2018, 3:44 pm

    Announcing Air Combat Pilot: WWII Pacific

    eV Interactive is excited to announce the upcoming release of Air Combat Pilot: WW2 Pacific, a genre-defining "action-sim" that delivers a perfect balance of fun and realism, immersing the player in a graphically rich world with the most intense action yet seen in a mobile flight game. The game is built for Android and iOS and will be available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store.

    May 20, 2018, 9:19 am

    Aerosoft - Douglas DC-8 for P3Dv4 Updated

    Aerosoft has released an update for their P3D v4 version of the Douglas DC-8. The Douglas DC-8 was one of the aircraft that brought long distance air travel to the masses. The update includes an additional livery, fixes to the texture mapping, VC performance optimization and a variety of other fixes.

    May 20, 2018, 8:54 am

    Orbx - KVUO Pearson Field Released

    Among all the small Pacific Northwest airports that are loaded with character, KVUO - Pearson Field stands out. For one thing, it predates them all; KVUO is officially the oldest continuously operating airport in the region, and one of the two oldest operational fields in the US. This airport is now available for FSX and Prepar3D from Orbx, designed by Bill Womack.

    May 19, 2018, 11:17 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KDLH Duluth Intl Apt

    New at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KDLH Duluth Intl Apt, featuring scenery of the third busiest airport in Minnesota, USA. The scenery features seasonal textures, photoreal terrain of the field, custom buildings, moving jetways and more.

    May 18, 2018, 9:25 am

    France VFR - Paris-Ile de France VFR - Apt Pack Vol 2

    The Paris-Ile de France VFR - Airport Pack Vol. 2 scenery for FSX/P3D models a set of ten detailed airports and airfields located in the eastern part of the Paris-Ile de France region. This scenery can be used as a stand-alone product or as an extension for the Paris-Ile de France VFR scenery already available from France VFR.

    May 17, 2018, 10:13 am

    Announcing vPrime Air

    Announcing the opening of vPrime Air, a new virtual airline for flight simulator pilots. It offers scheduled cargo flights to destinations worldwide, with an aim to add a new dimension to simulated flying that is social, entertaining and educational.

    May 17, 2018, 9:32 am

    Taburet - Mesh XP Switzerland for X-Plane 11

    Taburet expands their line of X-Plane 11 mesh with Mesh XP Switzerland, now available at the FS Pilot Shop. MeshXP Switzerland is compiled using high resolution elevation models of 20 m. The models were compiled after extensive editing to further improve scenery quality and terrain resolution. It can be used on its own or underneath photorealistic scenery. The mesh use default overlays and Osm hydrology data.

    May 17, 2018, 7:03 am

    AFS Design - MCR-01 Ultralight v2 for FSX Steam

    AFS Design has now released their MCR-01 Ultralight v2 for use with FSX: Steam Edition. The MCR 01 Sportster ULC (LSA) ultralight is a side by side two-seater airplane with incredible performance and capability. It comes with detailed textures, authentic engine sounds, complete and fully functioning panel and more.

    May 16, 2018, 5:24 pm

    Carenado - Saab S340 for FSX and P3D

    New at the FS Pilot Shop from Carenado is the Saab S340 for FSX and Prepar3D. It comes with nine liveries and full documentation plus original autopilot, real SF34 sounds, customizable panel, realistic night light effects and much more.

    May 16, 2018, 2:27 pm

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