• Review: Carenado - C208B Grand Caravan For X-Plane 11

    If you’re a fan of Cessna’s Grand Caravan/Super Cargomaster, then look no further than the C208B Grand Caravan for X-Plane 11 from Carenado. This offering includes a very detailed 3D model with a huge number of animated features. It utilises fully updated, high-resolution textures so as to take full advantage of X-Plane 11’s new technologies. Overall, reviewer Bruno Esperanca was very pleased with the aircraft.

    December 10, 2017, 12:56 pm

    Gift Guide: Milviz - F-100D Super Sabre

    The F-100D Super Sabre was the first American fighter aircraft capable of supersonic flight. Milviz has created a realistic and challenging flight model for FSX/P3D with extensive systems modeling, high quality external and internal visual models and much more. Reviewer Ray Andersen provides the details.

    December 9, 2017, 4:11 pm

    Gift Guide: Sky Simulations - McDonnell Douglas DC-9

    Sky Simulations offers an accurate recreation of the famous McDonnell Dougas DC-9 jetliner for FSX and Prepar3D, featuring flight dynamics tested by real pilots. Reviewer Michael Hayward finds that it looks good and feels fantastic to fly and that it's nice to have all the different variants of the plane to try.

    December 8, 2017, 6:49 pm

    Review: RIM and Company - Ayers Rock for X-Plane

    Handcrafted by RIM & Company, Ayers Rock for X-Plane 10 and 11 aims to provide an as-real-as-it-gets replica of Ayers Rock Connellan Airport and its picturesque surroundings in the Australian Outback. Reviewer Paul Mort really enjoyed the provided scenery, and the free additional optional elements that are available, and recommends it as a good addition to your scenery library.

    December 7, 2017, 4:55 pm

    Gift Guide: REX - WorldWide Airports HD

    We continue our annual Gift Gide with REX WorldWide Airports HD. You get a package that transforms the entire look of your flight simulator (FSX or P3D). Much of your flightsim world is created from default objects, textures and lighting which this product transforms by using higher resolution and new and better looking textures. Reviewer Michael Hayward has spent some time using it and finds it to be one of the best add-ons he uses.

    December 7, 2017, 3:14 pm

    Gift Guide: Carenado - F406 Caravan II HD Series

    As we do each December, today we start our annual gift guide series, where we re-run some of our best reviews of the past year: The Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II from Carenado is probably one of the lesser-known twin turboprops, built over many years but only in small numbers. Carenado's version offers modern avionics, good looks and reasonable performance. Reviewer Ray Andersen found it to be an excellent aircraft providing a realistic flight environment and flight experience.

    December 6, 2017, 1:21 pm

    Review: Piper PA28 Arrow III for FSW

    The PA-28R Arrow III from Just Flight is the first third-party add-on for Flight Sim World. It takes full advantage of the advanced visual fidelity FSW provides and features custom-coded avionics as well as full fuel and electrical systems, a complete set of failure scenarios and checklists, and an authentic sound set from Turbine Sound Studios. Reviewer Michael Hayward likes it enough that it's currently the only aircraft he flies in FSW.

    December 4, 2017, 4:08 pm

    A Beginners Guide to Installing X-Plane Add-ons

    Your flight simulator is much more fun when you add things to it. X-Plane pilots can download aircraft, repaints, scenery and plugins to make their flying more enjoyable. It sounds daunting at first, but installing these add-ons is actually pretty easy and in this tutorial Paul Mort tells you how to do it.

    December 1, 2017, 4:35 pm

    Where in the World Feature 101

    This series isn't over yet...time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Readers stepped up with a bunch of new destination suggestions so the series continues. Last month brought mostly success for those who guessed. Will you do was well this month? Test your geography and flying skills...

    November 28, 2017, 10:36 am

    Going Places - African Tour Part 1

    Starting a new trip in his "Going Places" series, Rodolfo Astrada leaves from Germany with the ultimate destination of Johannesburg, following the path of a Lufthansa Cargo flight. Along the way, as before, he weaves in stories which this time include military history, memories of past combat flight simulators and even Greek gods.

    November 26, 2017, 1:18 pm

    Review: Virtavia - B-36 Peacemaker

    Virtavia offers FS2004 and FSX pilots a rather unique plane with the B-36 Peacemaker, the mega-bomber from the 1950s. It's an older model and as reviewer Michael Hayward observes thus does not live up to modern standards. Most difficult is that MSFS cannot accurately model the 6 or 10 engines the plane carries. Still, it has its merits for those interested in this historic aircraft.

    November 22, 2017, 4:10 pm

    VSF Glider Aerobatics

    How realistically can a flight simulator emulate aerobatic flight? Thomas Bruckelt has created a video in which he compares maneuvers actually flown by a real SZD-59 Acro glider with a Cirrus K flown in Vehicle Simulator (VSF). As seen from various views, the simulated glider actually matches the real world aircraft quite well. Article updated on 21st of November.

    November 19, 2017, 11:40 am

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    December 11, 2017, 9:48 am

    HJG Xmas Website Update -- Two Twin-Jet Treats

    Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) announces their latest release of new and improved aircraft for flight simulator use. It's customary for HJG to conclude each calendar year with a major web site update composed of either an abundance of product or a new release...or even surprise or two. This year includes new models of the Boeing 737 and AMD Mercure 100 as well as new textures and more for other aircraft.

    December 10, 2017, 2:12 pm

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KEWN Craven County Reg Apt

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KEWN Craven County Reg Apt. This flight simulator scenery package features photoreal terrain of the airfield, custom buildings and lights and more. It is based on Google data from March 2017.

    December 9, 2017, 10:35 am

    Carenado Sale Starts Early

    Carenado is again ahead of the pack, running their holiday sale on flight simulator products from now through December 17th. FSX/P3D titles are 30% to 70% off. FS2004 planes are 80% off. X-Plane 10 titles are 50% off. Visit the FS Pilot Shop now to save on Carenado products.

    December 8, 2017, 5:14 pm

    FlightSimExpo Announces Date and Location

    FlightSimExpo 2018, a new, community-driven flight simulation conference, will be held the weekend of June 9-10, 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort. It will feature a variety of interactive exhibits, and a host of educational and informative seminars from professionals across the aviation and flight simulation industries.

    December 8, 2017, 5:00 pm

    X-Plane 11.10 Official Release Available

    The first major update to X-Plane 11 is now available for everyone. X-Plane will automatically prompt you to update the next time you use the sim, or you can use the latest installer to grab the update directly. X-Plane 11.10 includes a lot of new features and code changes.

    December 8, 2017, 1:13 pm

    FSW SDK And P-40F Warhawk Available Now

    Dovetail Games has announced the release of the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for Flight Sim World (FSW). This will open the door for developers to create content for FSW. It includes the same tools used by DTG developer partners. Also announced is the Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, developed by BlueSky Flight Simulations.

    December 8, 2017, 7:59 am

    X-Plane 11 HD Mesh Scenery V4 Released

    Andras Fabian announces the release of his massive X-Plane 11 HD Mesh Scenery, version 4. The mesh covers North America, Europe and Japan using high resolution landclass data. The previous v3 for X-Plane 10 is still available too, though will eventually be removed so get it if you need it. All files are in the FlightSim.Com file library and also available for torrent downloads.

    December 8, 2017, 12:01 am

    Big Fat Sim - Airport Madness 3D Volume II

    Big Fat Sim announces the release of their latest ATC game Airport Madness 3D Volume II. This version includes some of the world's busiest airports, like Chicago O'Hare and New York JFK, plus some unusual choices like Lukla in Nepal. Improvements include more gates, sharper details, career stats, new soundtrack, more efficient apron parking system and more.

    December 7, 2017, 1:33 pm

    Announcing FSCaptain 1.8.0

    Systems Unlimited announces that on this eighth anniversary of the first release of FSCaptain they are releasing the newest version 1.8.0. This version offers a wealth of exciting features for Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) simulation - as well as a new assignments system that opens up FSCaptain to a whole new world of aviation adventures beyond scheduled and charter flights.

    December 6, 2017, 11:12 am

    Aerosoft Delays Airbuses To 2018

    Aerosoft has announced that they are delaying the release of their current flight simulator Airbus project until 2018. This time will allow implementation of some highly requested features including 2D panels, dimmable cockpit lights and rain effects. In the meantime, they have released several videos showing their progress.

    December 6, 2017, 10:48 am

    AFS Design - World & Mosaic v4 for FSX Steam

    The World & Mosaic add-on for FSX Steam Edition from AFS Design contains an all included package of new global textures with a new mosaic technique. The normal resolution is 4.7 m per pixel. With the application of pixel-perfect mosaic series, the resolution is doubled. For example, all roads / paths / buildings calculated and set exactly to the width of 4.7 m. The result is a dense photo texture with a very high sharpness.

    December 5, 2017, 5:05 pm

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