• Review: Just Flight - C152 for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design have created the C152 for X-Plane 11. Following on from their critically acclaimed Arrow III and Turbo Arrow III/IV for X-Plane 11, this highly detailed simulation was developed following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life C152, G-BGAE, based at Conington Airfield. Reviewer Stuart McGregor was pleased with the results.

    August 17, 2018, 6:19 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Helgoland XP

    Helgoland XP is a scenery for X-Plane 11 that recreates Germany's only island in the open sea at a high level of detail and with many thrilling new options. Reviewer Paul Mort generally likes what Aerosoft has done with the scenery. He finds that the location is appealing and the 3D modelling and especially the inclusion of people makes it worth visiting.

    August 14, 2018, 3:02 pm

    Review: Alabeo - M20R Ovation for X-Plane 11

    Recently Alabeo released their Mooney M20R Ovation specifically designed for X-Plane 11. This speedy GA aircraft comes with five HD liveries, full PDF documentation, custom sounds, superb material shines and reflections, volumetric prop effect and much more. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca found that this plane quickly became one of his favorites.

    August 11, 2018, 10:16 am

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Seattle Airports X

    Seattle Airports X is the most complete, up-to-date, affordable and performance-friendly scenery package of five airports in the Seattle metropolitan area, Washington state, USA. This product is compatible with FSX, P3D and FSW. Reviewer Augusto Ferreira liked the five included airports enough that he considers the scenery a must-have for anyone flying the Pacific Northwest.

    August 8, 2018, 11:30 am

    Review: Alabeo - C207 Skywagon for X-Plane 11

    Alabeo brings the C207 Skywagon to X-Plane 11. This large general aviation plane features five HD liveries, custom sounds, superb shines and reflections, accurate flight characteristics, full PDF documentation and more. Reviewer Nils Lips found it to be a well made aircraft that will take a pounding and is fun for backwoods flying.

    August 4, 2018, 10:57 am

    The Millennium Aviation Company

    Stuart Outram writes to introduce you to The Millennium Aviation Company, or Mac Air VA, a virtual airline designed to meet the needs of any flight simulator pilot. Mac Air offers an open division where you can fly pretty much whatever you want, a historical division for those wishing to fly back in time and for those looking for the most authentic career path possible a professional division.

    August 1, 2018, 12:46 pm

    Aerosoft - Daytona Beach International Airport XP

    Fly into Daytona Beach International XP, take a spring break at the beach or watch the race at the adjacent speedway track. This scenery from Aerosoft for X-Plane 11 features a detailed version of Daytona Beach International Airport, the famous Daytona International Speedway and Lafayette Landings Airport. Reviewer Paul Mort disagrees with some of the design choices but overall found it a great flying destination.

    July 29, 2018, 10:17 am

    Review: Wing42 Lockheed Vega

    Wing42 is a new designer of FSX/P3D aircraft, and the Lockheed Vega, now in early access, is their first product. Reviewer Michael Hayward finds himself quite enthusiastic about this plane, even though it's quite different from his usual preference for the heavy iron. Flying is very hands-on, and the model is set so that it really feels difference as conditions change.

    July 26, 2018, 9:30 am

    Review: Cockpit PHD Panels, Monitor & Levers

    Cockpit PHD produces a wide variety of products that can be assembled into a realistic home aircraft cockpit. In this review, Raymond Andersen looks at a number of available modules includes button panels, monitor and throttle levers. He was quite pleased with the products and would recommend them to others.

    July 23, 2018, 10:41 am

    Op-Ed: State Of The Hobby

    For over 20 years Wycliffe Barrett has been involved in flight simulation. From creating atmospheric freeware sceneries, to covering the latest simulator developments at his blog, Wycliffe covers it all. Here in this video op-ed he shares some of his thoughts about the current state of the hobby, and what we can all do to help make it even better.

    July 19, 2018, 3:15 pm

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  • Digital Replica Releases Cessna 310L

    X-Plane 11 pilots now have a new light twin to fly, with the release by Digital Replica of the Cessna 310L. This is the first aircraft from Digital Replica and it features a full 3D cockpit and cabin, complete with PBR, realistic flight model, complete pilot handbook, numerous custom coded systems and more.

    August 19, 2018, 9:06 am

    Drzewiecki Previews Seattle For X-Plane

    X-Plane fans will be happy to know that Drzewiecki Design is working hard on new scenery of Seattle City and Airports. The scenery is in the final stages of production, and Drzewiecki has released a few screen shots on their Facebook page.

    August 19, 2018, 8:49 am

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    Orbx - Netherlands TrueEarth for Aerofly FS2 Has Landed

    The first TrueEarth title for IPACS Aerofly FS2 from Orbx is here - giving you the Netherlands in incredible detail. You can expect extremely dense building and vegetation cultivation, incredible crisp terrain textures, and effortlessly smooth performance on the newest flight sim platform to hit the market.

    August 17, 2018, 6:10 pm

    Announcing Grand Arctic Scenery

    Grand Arctic Scenery and Russia Xtrem Arctic are two X-Plane packs from HSimulators that cover all Polar Arctic Circle, above 72 degrees north, with more than 2 million square miles of mesh terrain and amazing local airports, such as Thule Air Base, Nagursgoye Air Base and many other very interesting places to fly.

    August 16, 2018, 4:24 pm

    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

    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.

    August 15, 2018, 4:10 pm

    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.

    August 15, 2018, 11:54 am

    Tropicalsim - St Thomas Cyril E King TIST 2018

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