• Review: Carenado - PC12 HD Series For X-Plane 10

    For those still using X-Plane 10 Carenado offers the PC12 HD Series version of the Pilatus PC-12 single engine turboprop. The package includes six HD liveries plus a blank for repainters, realistic lighting, customizable panel, an advanced cockpit and much more. Reviewer Nils Lips found it to be a beautiful plane though not perfect.

    February 23, 2018, 5:38 pm

    Milton Shupe Developer Interview

    Today we have the pleasure on interviewing Milton Shupe who over the past sixteen years has provided us with a large quantity of nice prop aircraft to fly in FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. Milton talks about his inspirations, the tools he uses and how he works with a variety of people to create aircraft.

    February 19, 2018, 1:07 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Frankfurt Airport For X-Plane

    The busiest airport in Germany, Frankfurt Airport, is now available for X-Plane 11 from Aerosoft. Frankfurt XP conveys the unique feeling of a large international airport. Reviewer Paul Mort appreciated the attention to detail on this vast airport, only complaining about a lack of people. He found the scenery well laid out, with good static aircraft, objects, vehicles, buildings, etc.

    February 16, 2018, 5:29 pm

    Review: Orbx - KTVL Lake Tahoe Airport

    KTVL Lake Tahoe Airport is yet another example of the extreme detail that Orbx includes in every one of their scenery packages. Located in a very scenic area of California, Lake Tahoe is a beautiful destination, reports reviewer Ray Andersen. The airport and the surrounding region comes to life and includes special Orbx features like PeopleFlow to make it even more alive.

    February 12, 2018, 5:22 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Lugano For X-Plane 11

    X-Plane 11 pilots will enjoy flying into Airport Lugano in Switzerland, reports reviewer Stuart McGregor. This scenic location from Aerosoft offers a detailed airport, hi-res photo textures on 3D models, ground vehicles with appropriate lanes, X-Life compatibility and much more. It's a quality product with a good representation of the airport, excellent details, authentic lighting and some challenging approaches.

    February 8, 2018, 5:36 pm

    Where in the World Feature 103

    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. Last month was a rare case--an international airport that was abandoned. For this month we have an airport named after a WWII pilot. How good is your geography and aviation knowledge?

    February 5, 2018, 5:02 pm

    CAP Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Recovery Mission Part 2

    Following on from his earlier article introducing the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Tony Vallillo offers this story of a real CAP mission. As anyone who follows the news is aware, Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricane Maria and CAP was called in to help. This involved getting a light plane to the island in order to conduct a variety of photo recon flights. Tony tells the story of how he and other CAP members accomplished this mission, one you can duplicate with your flight simulator. Part 2 continues the mission, with the plane and crew now on the island and ready to get to work.

    February 1, 2018, 4:35 pm

    Review: Carenado - X-Plane 11 DO228 100 HD Series

    Carenado brings the Dorner DO228 100 HD Series to X-Plane with their usual features, such as engine dynamics designed specifically for XP11. It also features physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout, six HD liveries, PDF checklists, tables, etc. and more. Reviewer Stuart McGregor was pleased with the results and finds himself hooked on flying the DO228.

    January 29, 2018, 4:16 pm

    CAP Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Recovery Mission Part 1

    Following on from his earlier article introducing the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Tony Vallillo offers this story of a real CAP mission. As anyone who follows the news is aware, Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricane Maria and CAP was called in to help. This involved getting a light plane to the island in order to conduct a variety of photo recon flights. Tony tells the story of how he and other CAP members accomplished this mission, one you can duplicate with your flight simulator.

    January 25, 2018, 3:48 pm

    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

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  • Nemeth Designs - Mil Mi-24V Updated

    The well known Mi-24 is an attack/low capacity transport helicopter which was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant in the late 1970s in the former Soviet Union. Nemeth Designs offers it for FSX and now also for Prepar3D v4, with two variants with two repaints of each.

    February 25, 2018, 4:46 pm

    Canadian Xpress Mayday Tour

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    February 25, 2018, 10:58 am

    Just Flight - C-46 Commando Updated v1.06

    C-46 Commando, Just Flight's package for FSX/P3D, has been updated with texture and cockpit improvements. The package includes 19 paint schemes and provides military, cargo and civilian passenger variants of this classic cargo/transport aircraft with both military and civilian cockpit configurations. First flown in 1940 and introduced into service with the USAF in 1942, the C-46 Commando was a twin-engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also by civilian operators.

    February 25, 2018, 8:41 am

    Aerosoft - Switzerland for Aerofly FS 2

    Now available from Aerosoft is Switzerland for Aerofly FS 2. This add-on for the Aerofly FS 2 flight simulator contains over thirty of the most important and visually appealing airports in Switzerland, including Zurich, Grenchen, Samedan and Birrfeld. High resolution aerial photography with a resolution of up to 1 meter is also included.

    February 24, 2018, 3:46 pm

    Lorby-SI - Where Are My Aircraft - WAMA Updated

    The Where Are My Aircraft? application (WAMA for short) from Lorby SI remembers where you left all your aircraft in the FSX or P3D flight simulator world. When connected, it will display all your parked aircraft in the simulator where you left them. An updated version is now available.

    February 24, 2018, 1:58 pm

    ORBX: Introducing CityScene Gold Coast

    CityScene Gold Coast for FSX/P3D is Allen Kriesman's first project with Orbx, and recreates the entire City of Gold Coast and surrounds. A long-awaited return to our Australian roots after a hiatus of several years, Goldy has been designed in parallel with Matteo's YBCG Gold Coast International Airport. The CityScene captures one of Australia's favorite tourist destinations in complete detail.

    February 24, 2018, 11:00 am

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    February 24, 2018, 9:44 am

    Aerosoft - Northeastern USA for Aerofly FS 2

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    February 24, 2018, 8:54 am

    TSS - C-208 HD Audio for FSX and P3D

    Turbine Sound Studios presents the Censsna 208 PW-PT6 Pilot Edition sound package for FSX/P3D, recorded in HD high definition. This Pilot Edition is as heard from the cockpit. This product has been developed for the Carenado C-208 Grand Caravan EX model thogh other models will also work. Included are new upgraded replacement sounds for the systems in the Carenado C-208 Grand Caravan EX model.

    February 23, 2018, 5:29 pm

    6th Annual FlightSimCon Prepares For Take Off

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    February 23, 2018, 5:24 pm

    Flysimware - Cessna 402C Businessliner v2.4

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