• 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

    Gift Guide: Zinertek - Natural Tree Environment X

    Natural Tree Environment X from Zinertek is the most realistic and complete flight simulator vegetation texture package ever. FSX and Prepar3D users will observe improvements throughout the world. Reviewer Michael Hayward was pleasantly surprised with just how much this add-on improved the flightsim world.

    December 15, 2017, 6:41 pm

    Gift Guide: Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    Virtualcol's first new flight simulator product for 2017 is the CRJ Series Pack for FSX and P3D. It includes all variants -- the 200, 700, 900 and 1000 Series and over 100 liveries to choose from. Reviewer Michael Hayward found that he definitely enjoyed his time with the CRJ Pack, and describes his reactions in both words and in a video.

    December 14, 2017, 4:08 pm

    FlightSim.Com Member Focus: Mario Donick

    Mario Donick uses X-Plane as his main simulator, and sometimes P3D and Flight Sim World. As well as flying both simulated and real aircraft, Mario also writes reviews, tutorials and manuals for FS MAGAZIN (German bi-monthly print magazine) and aids add-on developers, such as vFlyteAir, and on occasion, Aerobask). Mario also provides X-Plane customer support for Aerosoft and works for a (non-flight simulation related) communications service provider.

    December 13, 2017, 4:51 pm

    Gift Guide: A2A Simulations - Cherokee 180 + Accu-Sim

    A2A Simulations has done their usual highly detailed job on their Cherokee 180 + Accu-Sim for FSX and Prepar3D. As expected from A2A, this goes well beyond a simple simulation in recreating real aircraft systems and performance in a way that no one else does. Though not a new release, it still holds up well, reports reviewer Ray Andersen.

    December 12, 2017, 4:14 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

    Thanks to Just Flight flight simulator fans get to fly the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer. This highly detailed simulation of the BAe Hawk T1 for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D has been developed by Just Flight's in-house development team after hands-on research with a real-life ex-RAF and ETPS Hawk T1. Reviewer Ray Andersen is quite pleased with the results.

    December 11, 2017, 4:35 pm

    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

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    December 16, 2017, 9:55 am

    Aerosoft - Antonov An-2 for P3D v4.1

    New from Aerosoft for Prepar3D v4.1 is the Antonov An-2. The "Colt" or "Anushka" is a 1950's era utility biplane that served in a variety of roles and was so useful it was built up to 2001. The Aerosoft version features complex modelling with many animations, fully functional systems, hi def cockpit, realistic flight model and much more.

    December 14, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Aerosoft - Venice X for FSX

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Aerosoft is Venice X for FSX. Andras Kozma, a renowned and award-winning scenery developer, has created Venice and its two airports with the utmost of care, using all the options that FSX has to offer. The new texture options and certainly the much better water effects make it possible to bring Venice to Flight Simulator as never before.

    December 14, 2017, 12:48 pm

    ORBX - KSNC Chester Airport Released

    ORBX announces KSNC Chester Airport released for FSX and Prepar3D. This is the second scenery created by Matteo Veneziani (after KSAN) and features the small airport in Chester, Connecticut, USA with 2566 foot paved runway. The runway is sloped and the apron is below runway level, resulting in sloped taxiways. The scenery features seasons, realistic lighting, ObjectFlow and NatureFlow, custom mesh and more.

    December 14, 2017, 10:24 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KBIS Bismarck Airport

    Now at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KBIS Bismarck Airport. This flight simulator scenery is based on Google data accurate as of March 2017. It offers photoreal terrain, custom buildings, custom lights, seasonal textures and more.

    December 14, 2017, 9:57 am

    SimWorks Studios - Midway Battle Group

    New from SimWorks Studios is Midway Battle Group This feature-packed flight simulator rendition of the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea allow you to see how life and war is on these vessels, in their Vietnam-era configuration. Two carriers along with a fleet of escort ships will allow you to operate off any place in the FSX/P3D world.

    December 13, 2017, 5:16 pm

    HSimulators - The Grand Arctic Scenery v2 for X-Plane

    It is well-known that X-Plane's Global Scenery only covers up to the North 73rd parallel. But now HSimulators offers scenery that goes beyond this limit. The Grand Arctic Scenery includes more than one million square miles of mesh in the Arctic. Six detailed airports in Canada are included, as well as sixteen less detailed airports in Greenland.

    December 13, 2017, 11:45 am

    Aerofly FS2 Now Available At FS Pilot Shop

    Aerofly FS2 - The next generation flight simulator is now available at the FS Pilot Shop. Experience virtual aviation in an unprecedented quality. The Aerofly FS 2 flight simulator offers excellent scenery graphics and extremely realistic flight physics. The support of VR-glasses and TrackIR allows a deep dive into the world of flying and elevates the Aerofly FS 2 up to a new stage of realism.

    December 12, 2017, 5:23 pm

    ORBX Announces Monterey Regional Airport For Aerofly FS2

    While everyone has been enjoying both Meigs Field and Innsbruck for Aerofly FS2, ORBX and IPACS have been continuing their close relationship with ongoing development behind the scenes. A classic ORBX destination that was originally released for FSX and P3Dv4, Monterey Regional Airport has been brought to life for the new simulator. Depicted as it was in 2014-2015, the airport surely ranks as one of the most scenic in California.

    December 12, 2017, 4:35 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - Seattle Airports X

    Seattle Airports X is a highly detailed scenery of airports in the Seattle area, Washington state, USA. The legendary "country of Boeing" is now fully opened for you to visit. This product is compatible with FSX-based platforms including Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (P3D). Please note that this product does not include the city of Seattle but is fully compatible and designed to work together with Seattle City X by Drzewiecki Design.

    December 12, 2017, 8:16 am

    Drzewiecki Design - Seattle City X

    Drzewiecki Design announces their next milestone in a flight simulator city scenery development: Seattle City X, featuring a highly detailed model of Seattle, Washington. A vast scenery coverage, uncountable amount of custom-made objects and surprisingly good performance gives you a true feeling of immersion into the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. It does not include airports, which are offered separately. It supports FSX, P3D and FSW.

    December 12, 2017, 8:13 am

    AFS Design - Airbus A380 v3 for FSX

    AFS Design presents its latest rendition of the giant Airbus A380 for FSX. Airbus A380 V3 includes the A380 and A380F. The plane has a fully functional cockpit with PFD, MFD, EICAS and more. It includes a new FMC for the A380 family. The aircraft includes extensive animations, lighting and other details and comes with a large selection of liveries.

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