• Interview: Patrick Putland/Canada4XPlane

    Though only active in flight simulation for a few years, Patrick Putland and his team at Canada4XPlane have already created a wide range of X-Plane scenery. Like many, Patrick has a family history of aviation interests. But seeing the default scenery of Canada being rather sparse he turned his skills into filling in the blanks with many beautiful airports. Learn more about his activities and motivations in our interview.

    March 23, 2018, 4:59 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Antonov An-2

    The Antonov An-2 "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 for FSX and P3D v4.1 features complex modelling with many animations, fully functional systems, hi def cockpit, realistic flight model and much more. Reviewer Meng Yu finds it to be well modelled and fun to fly.

    March 19, 2018, 6:11 pm

    Review: PA28R Turbo Arrow III/IV for X-Plane 11

    Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, now offers their PA-28R Turbo Arrow III and Arrow IV for X-Plane 11. This highly detailed simulation of the PA-28R Turbo Arrow has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Arrow III, G-BGKU, with the claim that it's the best GA plane available for XP11. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca finds the claim plausible.

    March 16, 2018, 6:09 pm

    Review: Carenado - C90 King Air for X-Plane 11

    X-Plane 11 pilots can now turn to Carenado for a nice version of the C90 King Air, a popular twin turboprop executive aircraft. This version is especially designed for XP11 with custom flight physics. It also features PBR materials authored with industry-standard software, ice and rain effects, six liveries and much more. Although not perfect, reviewer Rohan Nair enjoyed flying the plane.

    March 13, 2018, 11:06 am

    Review: Captain Sim L1011 TriStar

    While the L-1011 TriStar was not a particularly successful model for Lockheed, it is fun to fly in FSX, reports reviewer Meng Yu. Captain 1011 from Captain Sim is an excellent product that lets you experience flying this large jetliner. The exterior and interior are impressive and it features a nice collection of animations as well.

    March 10, 2018, 5:45 pm

    Where in the World Feature 104

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destination suggestions. Last month was a difficult one with lots of wrong answers. This month we give you a bunch of pictures, but only one simple clue. How good is your geography and aviation knowledge?

    March 6, 2018, 2:18 pm

    Op-Ed: Was Microsoft Flight Really That Bad?

    Six years ago, on February 29, 2012, Microsoft released their final attempt at a flight simulator, Microsoft Flight. The ill-fated sim proved to be a flop in the marketplace and Microsoft pulled it in less than six months. While the marketing method behind it was a failure was the sim itself all that bad? Michael Hayward looks back and offers his thoughts in words and video.

    March 1, 2018, 6:42 pm

    Review: Just Flight - HS-748 Propliner

    The HS 748 Propliner for FSX and P3D from Just Flight includes the Series 2A variant in sixteen liveries. The detailed virtual cockpit features 3D instruments, a comprehensive avionics suite and an easy-to-use autopilot with pitch and bank hold. Reviewer Michael Hayward enjoyed flying this classic British prop airliner and found the Just Flight version does it proud, especially in regards to the exterior modelling and weathered cockpit.

    February 27, 2018, 2:46 pm

    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

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  • X-Plane 11 UHD Mesh Released

    Now available as freeware for X-Plane 11 is UHD Mesh Scenery. UHD Mesh Scenery v4 can be seen as a vastly improved version of the default scenery shipping with XP11. It is using/referencing the exact same set of artwork files (textures, object, autogens, forests) which ship with XP11, so you do not need other art assets to be installed while UHD Mesh Scenery v4 will also benefit from any artwork improvements (autogen, texture) coming with future XP11 versions.

    March 23, 2018, 4:18 pm

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    March 23, 2018, 8:54 am

    Taburet - Night XP France for X-Plane 11

    The latest night scenery package from Taburet is Night XP France for X-Plane 11. Night XP is a nocturnal scenery for those who like to live life at night and for those who like to fly spectacular night scenery. It blends existing X-Plane scenery with nocturnal textures to bring the night world alive!

    March 22, 2018, 2:38 pm

    Flight Sim World: The Spanish Job Mission Pack Released

    Just released for Flight Sim World is the Spanish Job Mission Pack. In this mission pack, you have been given a job to deliver a Piper PA-46 Malibu Mirage from Cardiff to Madrid for an important customer. Sound simple? Only issue is you have to get to Cardiff first, and that’s just for starters...

    March 22, 2018, 2:24 pm

    Flight Velocity - Legacy Cockpit Panel

    Take your flight sim to the next level of realism with the Flight Velocity Legacy Cockpit Panel. This flight deck panel from Flight Velocity allows you ample space for a standard complement of six-pack gauges, navigation instruments, as well as annunciators, radios, throttle quadrants, TPM unit, trim wheel, switch and multi-panels, and of course your flight yoke.

    March 21, 2018, 4:03 pm

    Aerosoft - Maastricht-Aachen X for P3Dv4

    Now available from Aerosoft is Maastricht-Aachen X for P3Dv4. This is a busy airport near the Dutch-Belgian-German border. Created by Andras Kozma, the scenery is a small marvel of state-of-the-art scenery design. The buildings and structures are modeled in great detail and feature photoreal textures. Aerial imagery is also used yet the scenery still maintains good frame rates.

    March 21, 2018, 3:01 pm

    X-Plane 11 Now Serving 11.20b1

    Laminar Research announces the latest beta version of X-Plane 11. This is the first beta that includes non-VR related improvements such as gateway airports, terminal kit additions, customizable jetway kit, custom landmark pack for Sydney, Australia, improved night lighting and more.

    March 20, 2018, 11:54 am

    AFS-Design - MiG-21 v2 for FSX Steam

    With over 11,000 produced, the MiG-21 "Fishbed" is the most numerous jet aircraft ever. It is now available for FSX: Steam Edition from AFS Design. The MiG-21 v2 features a detailed exterior and interior model, high resolution textures, numerous light effects and animations, realistic flight dynamics, a formation flight with four MiGs, functioning autopilot and much more.

    March 20, 2018, 11:19 am

    FSX-P3D Scenery - KROC Greater Rochester Apt

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX-P3D Scenery - KROC Greater Rochester Apt, located in western New York State. The scenery features seasonal textures, photoreal terrain of the field, custom buildings, moving jetways and more.

    March 19, 2018, 6:01 pm

    Aerosoft - Airport Dublin v2 for X-Plane 11

    The capital airport of Ireland is now available for your home X-Plane 11 flight simulator from Aerosoft. With up to 20 million passengers per year Airport Dublin is of course the number one in Ireland and also ranked 15th of all European airports. The scenery features all building and installations around the airport, high quality textures, hi-res runways and taxiways and much more.

    March 19, 2018, 2:50 pm

    VRInsight - Flight Master TPM - Throttle Prop Mixture

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from VRInsight is the Flight Master TPM - Throttle Prop Mixture. This is a full durable metal designed throttle, prop and fuel mixture for your single engine aircraft. It works with all popular flight simulators.

    March 17, 2018, 4:06 pm

    Milviz - 310R Redux for FSX and P3D

    Arguably one of general aviation's most desired light twin-engine airplanes, Milviz is pleased to present their updated 310R Redux, completely revised and supporting a full range of simulation platforms, including FSX and Prepar3D. It features a complete reworked interior and exterior, new sound set, TrueGlass windshield weather effedts, new electronic gauges and much more.

    March 17, 2018, 8:25 am

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