• 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.

    June 12, 2021, 10:17 am

    Tutorial: Ignition System and Magnetos - Aircraft Basics

    In this short video, real world pilot thecorporatepilotdad uses MSFS 2020 to explain how the magnetos and ignition system works in common internal combustion aircraft engines. Does turning off the master switch stop the engine? Learn the answers to this and more in this tutorial. While Microsoft Flight Simulator is used, this information applies to any sim as well as to real aircraft.

    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

    FilbertFlies presents a review of Hong Kong VHHH from WF Scenery Studio for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We'll look at the airport on approach then take a complete ground tour, including a look at the airside, landside, ground textures, night lighting, rain, etc.

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    Review: PMDG 777 Major Upgrade And 200 ER Expansion

    PMDG is well known for making some of the most detailed jetliners available for Prepar3D and their Boeing 777 is no exception. The base package has been around for a while but the 777-200ER expansion recently introduced a new variant for P3D pilots. Reviewer Alex Dickinson finds that the expansion is a great addition to the 777 line, with great attention to detail, fantastic sound and lots of features.

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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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  • Update On IndiaFoxtEcho M-346 For MSFS

    IndiaFoxtEcho continues work on their M-346 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. They expect the MSFS 2020 version to be very similar to the P3D version. As promised, it will make the best use of the MSFS graphic engine, therefore the cockpit is being reworked with new textures and improved details.

    June 15, 2021, 2:16 pm

    SoFly - A Guide to Flight Simulator - Extended Edition Released for MSFS

    SoFly announces the release of their A Guide to Flight Simulator - Extended Edition. Building on the very popular original guide, this edition packs even more information about MSFS 2020 into its pages. It includes hundreds of pages of tutorials, tips and expert tricks. Those who purchased the original guide at the FlightSim.Com store will automatically get a discount on this new edition.

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    Burning Blue Design - White Waltham Released

    Burning Blue Design announces a new scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Now available is White Waltham EGLM with over 80 custom 3D objects each with full PBR allowing for more realistic textures. There are also thousands of carefully placed stock assets, a working windsock, numerous custom aircraft and more.

    June 15, 2021, 11:01 am

    Neil's Tours - UK Farm Strips - Vol 14 for MSFS

    Neil's Tours continues to populate the UK with small airfields and now announces the release of UK Farm Strips Vol 14 for MSFS. This volume is totally free to all users of Neil's Farm Strips. It includes 23 hard to find and challenging grass fields.

    June 15, 2021, 10:40 am

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    Just Flight - 146 Professional for P3D v4/v5

    146 Professional for Prepar3D is now available at the FlightSim.Com Store. Following on from their award-winning L-1011 Tristar Professional, Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer and PA-28 family of aircraft, this highly detailed simulation of the 146 regional jet has been developed by the Just Flight in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life aircraft.

    June 14, 2021, 6:39 pm

    Aerosoft - Region de Murcia Airport For P3D v4/v5

    Prepar3D v4/v5 pilots now have a new destination in Spain with the release of Region de Murcia Airport from Aerosoft. The scenery offers an accurate rendition of LEMI and its surroundings. All airports buildings are made in great details, including the terminal with modeled interior.

    June 14, 2021, 6:01 pm

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Announces Top Gun Expansion

    "I feel the need...the need for speed!" In a brief Facebook post, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team has announced that a free Top Gun: Maverick expansion will be coming to MSFS 2020 this fall. What exactly this means is not explained but it's hard to complain when it's free.

    June 14, 2021, 5:18 pm

    Perfect Flight - Flying Germany for MSFS

    Perfect Flight invites you to explore Germany with the release of Flying Germany, a series of Landing Challenges and trips for MSFS 2020. You'll get 24 landing challenges to challenge your skills, with choices in each category. You'll also get a Bush Trip that lets you thoroughly explore the country, with documentation including photos, and historical and geographic information.

    June 14, 2021, 5:01 pm

    UK2000 Scenery Previews Isle Of Man For MSFS

    Scenery designer UK2000 Scenery is currently working on the Isle Of Man (IOM 2021HD) for MSFS 2020. No word yet on a release date, just the note that it is still very much in development.

    June 14, 2021, 3:38 pm

    FS2Crew Updates Pushback Express For MSFS To v2.1

    Another update from FS2Crew for Pushback Express, the first and last pushback system you'll ever need for MSFS 2020. It includes a wide variety of international voice sets plus three pushback modes. It works with any type of aircraft at any airport with a variety of options. This update is a big one, adding support for the A32NX, changing the pushback procedure, and adding things like a new voice command helper, online map, night lighting option and much more.

    June 14, 2021, 1:46 pm

    SimCoders Reality Expansion Pack v4.5.10 Released

    SimCoders announces the release of v4.5.10 of their Reality Expansion Pack for X-Plane. The Reality Expansion Pack for X-Plane 11 and 10 is an add-on that replaces some internal parts of the sim with custom ones, greatly enhancing the realism.

    June 14, 2021, 11:55 am

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