• Review: France VFR - Midi Pyrenees Volume 1

    France VFR has a range of products for FSX and Prepar3D that are well described by their company name. In this review, Nigel Porter looks at one of their newer offerings, Midi Pyrenees Volume 1, covering a roughly 70x70 mile region northeast of Toulouse that includes some beautiful gorges and other scenery. Overall, Nigel found it to be a solid product.

    June 21, 2018, 10:02 am

    Where in the World Feature 107

    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 brought a large number of successful guessers who proved their aviation geography knowledge and met the challenge. This month is a hometown of a former US President. Can you answer where in the world it is?

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    Review: xEnviro Version 1.09 for X-Plane 11

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    June 15, 2018, 9:28 am

    Review: Orbx FTX Global

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    June 12, 2018, 9:40 am

    FlightSimExpo Day 2

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    June 10, 2018, 8:21 pm

    FlightSimExpo Day 1

    Our man on the scene Tony Vallillo reports on his first day at FlightSimExpo being held this weekend in Las Vegas. With the expo not yet having begun, he spends Friday checking out the other aviation possibilities and visits a place where you can use a real Level D simulator.

    June 9, 2018, 7:27 am

    Peter Watkins Developer Interview

    Peter Watkins over the past decade has created quite an extensive set of aircraft repaints, mostly for FSX/P3D. He mainly focuses on British aircraft but isn't afraid to branch out if something appeals to him, and especially enjoys creating planes that have a historical significance. Learn more about Peter and his influences in our interview.

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    Review: Taburet - Mesh XP British Isles for X-Plane 11

    MeshXP British Isles for X-Plane 11 by Taburet is compiled using 30 m resolution elevation models. It uses highly detailed hydrological data to rebuild completely the hydrological scenery to very high details, in short every lake, river, pond and canal is now rendered in the scenery. This mesh also features highly detailed autogen buildings and vegetation, positioned as in the real world. Reviewers Paul and Hilary Mort were very pleased with the results.

    June 2, 2018, 2:50 pm

    Getting Around Missing X-Plane Object Libraries

    Most freeware X-Plane scenery relies on a number of common object libraries to create the buildings and other objects that appear in the scenery. This works fine - if you have the necessary libraries installed. If not, your scenery will be missing things and that won't look good. This tutorial shows you how to fix the problem.

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    Review: Orbx - EGCB Manchester City Airport and Heliport

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    Review: Just Flight - VC10 Jetliner

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    May 24, 2018, 8:05 am

    Review: Carenado - PC12 for X-Plane 11

    The PC12 from Carenado is a speedy single-engine turboprop designed specifically for X-Plane 11. It comes with six liveries plus a blank texture for repainters, special engine dynamics, flight and ground handling optimized for XP11, physically based rendering (PBR) materials and textures throughout and more. Reviewer Rohan Nair really liked the PC-12, finding it visually satisfying and functionally realistic.

    May 19, 2018, 9:56 am

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  • FSX P3D Scenery - KDAY James M Cox Dayton Intl Apt

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is FSX P3D Scenery - KDAY James M Cox Dayton Intl Apt for FSX and Prepar3D v3/v4. The scenery is based on recent Google data and includes seasonal textures, photoreal terrain, custom buildings and more.

    June 21, 2018, 9:34 am

    FS Academy - In Command Released

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    FlightSimExpo 2018 Results Announced

    The event organizers have issued an official wrap-up report on FlightSimExpo 2018. A sold out crowd of 1100 attendees from 26 countries immersed themselves in a full weekend of flight simulator activity. The event featured 45 exhibitors and 21 speakers and endless activities both on the show floor and elsewhere. Plans are already begun for next year's event.

    June 20, 2018, 8:40 am

    Alabeo - Cesssna C421C Golden Eagle

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop is the Alabeo - Cesssna C421C Golden Eagle from Alabeo for FSX and Prepar3D. It comes with five HD liveries, GNS530, cold and dark start option, high quality 3D model, material shines and reflections and many more features.

    June 19, 2018, 11:57 am

    FlightSimLabs June News Update

    FlightSimLabs has a lot of news to report on upcoming products. The A319-X is expected to be released very soon. FSLSpotlights is now planned to be a free "donationware" product. Work on Concorde-X is well underway. Updates are also provided on A320-X and A321-X.

    June 19, 2018, 11:42 am

    Aerosoft - Douglas DC-8 Now Supports FSX

    The Douglas DC-8 was one of the aircraft that brought long distance air travel to the masses. For a long time, we lacked these important aircraft in our simulators but this add-on for Prepar3D v4 and now also for FSX from Aerosoft adds a version to your virtual hangar that is not only looking and sounding good, but also offers a good system depth. Every real pilot will enjoy navigating by VOR and NDB and manually managing the four finicky power plants. It is hard work but the DC-8 will reward you with great handling.

    June 19, 2018, 9:29 am

    Aerobask - Robin DR401 CDI 155 Freeware For X-Plane

    Aerobask has released a freeware Robin DR401 aircraft as a thank you to the X-Plane community. It features a G1000 glass cockpit and FMOD sounds. It's also fully compatible with VR. The Robin DR401 CDI 155 is a wooden sport monoplane, conceived by Robin Aircraft.

    June 18, 2018, 11:06 am

    X-Plane New Particle System Video

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    June 18, 2018, 10:48 am

    The Royal London Hospital Scenery Released

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    June 16, 2018, 4:25 pm

    A2A Simulations - Accu-Sim Spitfire MKI-II For P3D v4

    A2A Simulations brings an Accu-Sim version of a truly legendary aircraft to Prepar3D v4 with the release of their Accu-Sim Spitfire MKI-II. The Spitfire was one of the best fighters of WWII and now with Accu-Sim you can fly a plane that is truly unique and changes with usage and maintenance. As with any A2A aircraft it's also carefully construction to look and fly realistically. The FSX version is still available as well.

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    Carenado - Aero Commander 690B Coming Soon

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