• Review: Twentynine Palms KTNP Airport

    Twentynine Palms KTNP Airport is the first project of Aerosoft's scenery development company 29Palms Scenery Design and JaraNet for X-Plane 10. It offers a whole new level of detail and realism, based on many references from the real airport. Reviewer Luke Webber was pleased with the results, finding it to be a very nice airport to visit.

    January 22, 2018, 10:27 am

    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

    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon

    If you are looking for a great looking aircraft where the flight dynamics are not overly important, then the Cessna 207 for FSX/P3D from Alabeo will be a great addition to your hangar. So concludes reviewer Nigel Porter who enjoyed the challenge of flying this very large single engine GA aircraft. It comes with both a regular and bush version, modern avionics, quality 3D model and textures and much more to enjoy.

    January 15, 2018, 1:10 pm

    Civil Air Patrol Part One - USAF Auxiliary

    So, what do you do to stay in aviation after a career in the Air Force and with the airlines comes to an end? Tony Vallillo found his answer in the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the USAF that conducts search and rescue and other missions. It gives his flying a purpose beyond the hunt for the hundred dollar hamburger. In this first of two articles, Tony gives a bit of CAP history and introduces some search techniques -- which you can try yourself on your flight simulator.

    January 11, 2018, 5:47 pm

    Review: BFDG - UH60 Blackhawk

    BFDG Studio offers one of the most famous military helicopters for X-Plane 11, the UH60 Blackhawk. It includes models for the Sikorsky UH-60 BlackHawk, SH-60 Seahawk and HH-60 Pavehawk and a large selection of liveries. Reviewer Paul Mort enjoyed the variety and was especially pleased with the copter's autopilot.

    January 8, 2018, 2:52 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Svolvaer XP

    Aerosoft brings to X-Plane pilots Airport Svolvaer XP, featuring this small regional airport in the Lofoten area in northern Norway. It's a scenic location surrounded by fjords and towering mountains. Reviewer Luke Webber found the scenery exhilarating, with colorful orthographic imagery and a runway with a realistic sloping gradient, plus a detailed terminal, excellent lighting, some great animations and even the northern lights as a bonus.

    January 5, 2018, 4:17 pm

    Where in the World Feature 102

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues into the new year. Readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destination suggestions so the series continues. The last challenge was a tough one. This month is an unsual case: a huge international airport that's been abandoned. Test your geography skills!

    January 2, 2018, 11:41 am

    Review: ORBX - PAJN Juneau International Airport

    Take a flight to the cold but scenic north by visiting the Orbx flight simulator scenery of PAJN Juneau International Airport. While a busy airport with jet traffic, PAJN also features a parallel water runway. The scenery shows Orbx's usual great detail, reports reviewer Raymond Andersen. Buildings, runways and vegetation are true to life and custom features like People Flow help to make the airport more alive.

    December 30, 2017, 9:51 am

    A Story: A Little Learning

    Here's something a little different, a short story that Ian Radcliffe wrote some years ago on a subject most flightsimmers have probably thought about at some time or other. See what happens when the story subject tries to take his flying skills to the next level...

    December 26, 2017, 1:38 pm

    Review: Chris Bell's Black Marble

    FSX and Prepar3D pilots who enjoy flying at night will surely enjoy using Chris Bell's Black Marble, reports reviewer Michael Hayward. Black Marble uses Open Street Maps (OSM) data to place accurate roads and 3D bridges. Then when flying at night it provides a completely new landscape with both 3D lighting and textures. With Black Marble night scenery has never looked so good.

    December 22, 2017, 5:50 pm

    Review: Turbulent Designs Big Bear Airport

    Turbulent Design has created the first add-on scenery for Dovetail Games' Flight Sim World, showcasing Big Bear Airport in California. The airport and surrounding area include a huge amount of detail and show what can be done in FSW. It does lack some things, like seasonal textures, notes reviewer Michael Hayward but he finds it a place he enjoys flying to and from.

    December 19, 2017, 5:08 pm

    Going Places - African Tour Part 2

    Continuing the latest trip in his "Going Places" series, Rodolfo Astrada, having left from Germany with the ultimate destination of Johannesburg, now continues across Africa, following the path of a Lufthansa Cargo flight. Along the way, as before, he weaves in stories which this time include consideration of how earlier travelers would have taking flying boats like the Short Empire or Sunderland.

    December 16, 2017, 1:55 pm

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    January 22, 2018, 9:45 am

    Aerosoft - Discus K Glider X

    The Discus is a Standard Class glider created by Schempp-Hirth. It was produced in Germany between 1984 and 1995 and around 850 aircraft are still flying. It is now available for FSX/P3D from Aerosoft in their flight simulator package Discus K Glider X. It features a highly detailed visual model, advanced flight model, over 100 custom sounds, dozens of animations and much more.

    January 20, 2018, 12:05 pm

    Aerosoft - Approaching Dortmund for P3Dv4

    The scenery Approaching Dortmund for Prepar3D v4 from Aerosoft is a complete implementation of the city of Dortmund in the flight simulator. In addition to the common urban area, the German airports 2 airport EDLW, and the airfield Hengsen-Opherdicke (EO08) as well as the surrounding area were created and integrated as part of the scenery package.

    January 20, 2018, 7:11 am

    IVAO Crowded Skies XIV: Let's do this!

    IVAO, in cooperation with Aerosoft, presents its premier event, Crowded Skies XIV, on January 20th, 2018. This record breaking event sets the entire IVAO skies alive and brings the virtual aviation world together! This all-day event involves more than 50 countries worldwide, providing extensive ATC coverage for literally thousands of online flights!

    January 19, 2018, 4:14 pm

    IndiaFoxtEcho - Marchetti S-211 - Aermacchi M-345

    New from IndiaFoxtEcho for FSX and P3D is the Marchetti S-211 - Aermacchi M-345 package. The SIAI-Marchetti S.211 (later Aermacchi S-211) is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI-Marchetti. The S-211 design evolved into the Aermacchi M-345. Included are three highly detailed visual models, high fidelity virtual cockpit, custom sound package and much more.

    January 19, 2018, 2:00 pm

    FSPS - FSX Booster Live 2018

    FSX Booster Live 2018, now available from FSPS, arrives as a brand new product focusing to new users of Flight Simulator. Improving FSX performance was never easier and neither will ever be. FSX Booster Live 2018, uses just a bar you can move from 0 to 100% and that's it. No options to confuse you, not tick boxes, no extra details, nothing at all.

    January 19, 2018, 10:38 am

    Canadian Xpress January Fly-In - Phoenix Open

    Canadian Xpress would like to invite all flight simulator pilots to join them on Saturday, January 27th where everyone is to arrive in Phoenix Sky Harbor Int'l (KPHX) to bring people to the PGA Tour event. This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress® sponsored event that will be flown on the VATSIM network.

    January 18, 2018, 10:58 am

    TSS - Beechcraft 1900D Sound Set

    Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) presents the Beechcraft B-1900D PT6 Pilot Edition flight simulator sound package for FSX and P3D, recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit. It has been developed for the Carenado B1900D model for FSX and P3D. Other models will also work with this sound package.

    January 17, 2018, 5:23 pm

    Perfect Flight - Private Flights Super Bundle

    Now available from Perfect Flight is the Private Flights Super Bundle for FSX and Prepar3D. This package includes the Mooney Bravo, Beechcraft Baron 58 and Learjet 45, giving a range of general aviation aircraft. In addition to the planes, included are mission packs to fly. The missions can be flown with the include planes or any plane of your choice.

    January 17, 2018, 1:56 pm

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KIWA Phoenix Mesa Gateway

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KIWA Phoenix Mesa Gateway. The scenery features seasonal textures, photoreal terrain of the airfield, custom buildings, new ground lights, moving jetways and more.

    January 17, 2018, 10:56 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KTWF Joslin Field Magic Valley Apt

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KTWF Joslin Field Magic Valley Apt is now available at the FS Pilot Shop. KTWF is located in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA. The scenery features seasonal textures, photoreal terrain, custom buildings and new ground lights.

    January 17, 2018, 9:56 am

    Orbx's KHAF Half Moon Bay Airport Is Here

    Half Moon Bay is a unique airport located on the Pacific Coast in San Mateo County just south of San Francisco. Flight simulator pilots can now visit the Orbx version of KHAF Half Moon Bay Airport using FSX or P3D. It includes 100 sq km of photoreal, a stunning coastline approach, custom airport objects, custom vegetation, bonus heliport at Pillar Point and much more.

    January 15, 2018, 3:50 pm

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