• Flying Free in Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Availability of freeware has long been a major part of the reason that flightsimming is so popular. This continues to be true with the new MSFS 2020 though it provides its own unique challenges to add-on creators. In this review Adrian McCormick looks at three freeware scenery offerings which nicely improve on what the default offers.

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    Tutorial: Ignition System and Magnetos - Aircraft Basics

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    June 10, 2021, 10:03 am

    Review: MK Studios - EIDW Dublin Airport For MSFS

    MK-Studios has created versions of Dublin Airport EIDW for several sims now. In this review, MrYorkiesWorld tries the latest MSFS 2020 version. He finds it to be a well designed and accurate scenery with lots of features that match with its real-world counterpart.

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    Review: WF Scenery Studio - Hong Kong VHHH For MSFS

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    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #7

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and adventures online and through videos. His idea was that it would be fun for flight simmers to join in on her adventures, flying the same routes and sharing their experiences. Since the series started she has gotten her instrument and commercial ratings, been certified in more advanced plans and is working on her CFI. Each flight gets more challenging, this time flying into busy Boeing Field.

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  • Boundless Releases Cotswold Airport XP11

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    Canadian Xpress June 2021 Monthly Fly-In - Haida Gwaii

    Virtual airline Canadian Xpress invites pilots to participate in their June 2021 Monthly Fly-In to Haida Gwaii, located off the Pacific coast of Canada. The exact destination is nearby Vancouver (CYVR) with flights originating from Ketchikan (PAKT).

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    REX Game Studios - Real Global Airport Textures for MSFS

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    Carenado X-Plane Flash Sale

    This weekend only, aircraft developer Carenado is running a flash sale at the FlightSim.Com Store. All of their X-Plane aircraft will be available for 50% off the regular price. This is a great chance to stock up your hangar at only half the normal cost.

    June 11, 2021, 10:09 am

    Orbx Releases Landmarks Cape Town City Pack

    Landmarks Cape Town City Pack is the latest addition to the landmarks and cityscape series for MSFS 2020 from Orbx Cape Town is the oldest urban area in southern Africa and is framed by the iconic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery includes key features and points of interest throughout the city.

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    MSFS 2020 June 10th, 2021 Development Update

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    Announcing Prepar3D v5.2

    Lockheed Martin has announced the release of Prepar3D version 5.2. This is a major update with a long list of improvements and features. Of special note is the continual improvements made to the Enhanced Atmospherics system, offering better visuals and reducing memory usage. Additional enhancements improve performance and stability to support even greater detail and scale in scenarios.

    June 10, 2021, 10:36 am

    Just Flight - PA28-161 Warrior II Previews MSFS

    Just Flight is making good progress on their PA28-161 Warrior II for MSFS 2020 and wanted to show of their work. The full sets of images shows off the remaining liveries, various parts of the exterior and cockpit details that demonstrate some of the differences between the Warrior and their previously released Arrow.

    June 10, 2021, 10:22 am

    Rolling Cumulus--News Of Our Soon Adventure!

    Rolling Cumulus announces that their next add-on for MSFS 2020 will feature scenery and flights of the WWII Military Air Transport Command (ATC). Pilots will visit some of the forgotten and closed bases in the India/China Command and take part in dangerous flights and missions that were part of the daily tasks of the ATC.

    June 10, 2021, 9:33 am

    FSNAV - Navigation and Flight Planning in MSFS 2020

    Navigation and Flight Planning in MSFS 2020 is the new eBook designed to help you learn the navigation and planning skills needed to enhance your Microsoft Flight Simulator experience. Loaded with more than 150 illustrations, you'll find this to be a valuable resource that will demystify VORs and OBIs, make RNAV and ILS approaches become second nature and teach the ins and outs of flight planning.

    June 9, 2021, 3:45 pm

    Just Flight Announces Update To 146 Professional XP

    Just Flight has announced that v1.2 of their 146 Professional for X-Plane 11 is coming soon. It will include a variety of fixes, further improvements to the TMS but most important it will include new navigation options. Included will be the custom UFMC, complete with LNAV/VNAV autopilot integration and the RealityXP GTN. It will also offer the option to not have an FMC at all, and use classic VOR/NDB navigation.

    June 9, 2021, 11:06 am

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