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    Breaking the Boundaries - From Flight Simulation to Real Flight

    You've likely read his reviews here, and now Michael Hayward takes you along on his first real world flight in a light aircraft. He flies in a Flight Designs CTSW microlight out of Elstree Aerodrome near London to the Imperial War Museum Duxford and back. Along with the article and photos he shares several videos of both the flight and his impressions comparing flight simulator to the real thing.

    February 8, 2019, 4:57 pm

    Review: Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South

    In this review, Stuart McGregor actually looks at two products for X-Plane from Orbx. First is TrueEarth Great Britain South with enhances a large portion of the southern UK. Next is Southampton Airport, which is treated with the usual Orbx high level of detail. Stuart found this combination to be an excellent addition to X-Plane 11.

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    Review: Active Sky XP

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    February 2, 2019, 12:40 pm

    Where in the World Feature 113

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    Review: Aerosoft - Douglas DC-8

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    Review: Accu-Sim V35B Beechcraft Bonanza

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    Review: Carenado - PA31 Navajo For X-Plane 11

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    Interview: Keith Walton

    X-Plane aircraft designer Keith Walton is known for only one plane, the Grob Tutor 115E. But it's unusual in that it actual lives up to its "tutor" name, as his plane is being flown in X-Plane by actual student pilots in the UK Air Cadet program. Learn more about Keith and how this came about in our interview.

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    In a brief tweet today Aerosoft has offered a few new screen shots of their work in progress Airbus A330. They also wanted to share that the A330 will come with an EFB to display charts, as many users have asked for.

    February 15, 2019, 12:00 pm

    Just Flight - VC10 Professional Coming Soon To P3D & FSX

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    February 15, 2019, 9:49 am

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    Aerofly FS 2 Products Now On Sale

    Ever thought of trying another flight simulator? Aerofly FS 2 may not be as well known as other sims, but its users are really enthusiastic about its qualities. For just a few days, Aerofly FS 2 and the official add-on scenery packages are all on sale at 25% off. There's never been a better time to give it a try.

    February 14, 2019, 4:30 pm

    EZdok Professional Version 3 Released

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    February 14, 2019, 4:11 pm

    HJG Web Site Update - First For 2019

    Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) has just completed its first update for the 2019 year. This release is composed of some 37 "new" textures for its ARJ/BAe 146, B707, B737, DC-10, and MD-80/90 flight line, featuring a variety of airline/operator identities from the 1970's to the 1990's.

    February 14, 2019, 10:00 am

    Turbulent Designs Previews Next Project

    While offering scant details, Turbulent Designs has shown some pictures of upcoming projects. They report working on scenery for both Prepar3D v4 and X-Plane. Judging by the photos and comments they are working on some large commercial airports that will includes lots of detailed objects.

    February 14, 2019, 9:51 am

    Rolling Cumulus Software Valentines Day Sale

    The Rolling Cumulus Software Valentines Day Sale will bring all bush pilots, commercial captains and explorers of the unknown an opportunity to stock the hangar with a 35% discount of all their original kits. Fly deep into the Amazon jungle, visit Colombian air bases, visit the deep desert... Many adventures await you!

    February 13, 2019, 11:18 am

    Aerobask - Preview Video Of Epic E1000

    Aerobask previously provided some preview screen shots of their upcoming Epic E1000 for X-Plane 11. They have now released a video showing this plane in action. The Aerobask Epic E1000 is fitted with a custom-enhanced Laminar G1000 avionics suite.

    February 13, 2019, 9:14 am

    Sky Simulations - MD-11 Livery Pack 1

    Sky Simulations announces the first livery pack for their McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Version 2 for FSX and Prepar3D. This expansion pack adds the following new liveries: Alitalia, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Thai Airways, VARIG and Gemini Air Cargo.

    February 12, 2019, 12:55 pm

    EGPB Sumburgh Airport - The first TrueEarth GB North Airport

    EGPB Sumburgh Airport from Orbx is the first ever airport for X-Plane 11 designed to integrate with TrueEarth GB North and it's coming soon. EGPB features realistic night lighting, highly detailed airport modelling, and a large coverage area of photoreal scenery. Sumburgh Airport is the main airport serving Shetland in Scotland.

    February 12, 2019, 11:30 am

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