• IFR Training Part 3

    Ten years ago, author Chris Liddell made the leap from flightsimming to flying real aircraft, and shared his training adventures with us in a series of articles under the banner "Going Solo". He's still an active PPL and has increased his flying skills over the years and now shares his next big adventure: instrument training. Training continues here in Part 3.

    May 12, 2021, 4:15 pm

    Tutorial: How To Use VNAV

    This video tutorial from thecorporatepilotdad is a professional pilot's overview of how to use VNAV and how to set up departures (SIDS), arrivals (STARS), and how to use it in conjunction with an ILS approach. The basics of VNAV are discussed as well as questions and answers at the end of the video. The CJ4 Working Title Mod is used but the concepts apply to any aircraft.

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    Review: Aerosoft CRJ 550/700 For MSFS 2020

    The CRJ 550/700 from Aerosoft is the first of hopefully many high level systems packed aircraft coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Reviewer Joshua Moore found it be an enjoyable aircraft to fly, with good flight dynamics and a realistic recreation of the jetliner's systems.

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    Tutorial: Localizer Back Course

    This video tutorial by thecorporatepilotdad shows tips to successfully complete a localizer back course (LOC BC) approach in the TBM-930 in Microsoft Flight Simulator. The approach is conducted at John Wayne/Orange County Airport (KSNA) in Santa Ana, California, USA and uses Navigraph charts.

    May 7, 2021, 4:04 pm

    KerrSpectives--The Islander

    In a few days a new Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander will be released for MSFS 2020. In this "KerrSpective", author Kenneth James Kerr offers a preview of this plane which is popular world-wide. With lots of liveries and an appealing interior and cockpit he sees this as a promising addition to the Microsoft Flight Simulator collection of aircraft.

    May 6, 2021, 11:55 am

    Review: LatinVFR Santiago Chile for MSFS 2020

    In this video review, FilbertFlies takes a look at Santiago Chile created by LatinVFR for Microsoft Flight Simulator. He finds the terminal buildings to be a real labor of love, however other areas of the airport could stand with some improvement.

    May 5, 2021, 3:46 pm

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  • FranceVFR Releases VFR Airport France Pack #1 MSFS

    Airport France Pack #1 from FranceVFR is a bundle add-on for Microsoft® Flight Simulator® including five detailed commercial French airports in one package: LFBD - Bordeaux Merignac, LFLC - Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, LFRB - Brest Bretagne, LFST - Strasbourg Entzheim, LFMT - Montpellier Mediterranee.

    May 13, 2021, 5:41 pm

    Taburet - New Zealand VFR - Cellular Towers for MSFS

    Taburet brings a new set of navigation landmarks to the MSFS 2020 world with the release of New Zealand VFR - Cellular Towers. included are 4995 cell towers located based on official data. They are visible for navigation both day and night.

    May 13, 2021, 11:39 am

    FlyByWire Simulations - Chapter 2 Of A32NX Ground School

    FlyByWire announces Chapter 2 of the A32NX Ground School video series. This is a complete step-by-step guide on MCDU programming to assist beginners with regard to flight planning and management.

    May 13, 2021, 11:03 am

    FS2Crew - Update on Pushback Express For MSFS

    FS2Crew announces that they are working on adding support for French to Pushback Express for MSFS 2020. Other additional improvements are coming, including better image resolution, night light and opacity slider and more.

    May 13, 2021, 10:48 am

    Indiafoxtecho Update On Sukhoi 31 For MSFS

    IndiaFoxtEcho has a number of projects in the works for MSFS 2020 and today reports on the Sukhoi 31. The 3D model is essentially complete. Full project completion is waiting on the sound and the flight model. With the next sim update suspected to include important changes in this area, completion will have to wait until this is understood.

    May 13, 2021, 10:27 am

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    May 13, 2021, 9:41 am

    Just Flight - 146 Professional For X-Plane 11

    Now available at the FlightSim.Com Store is 146 Professional for X-Plane 11 from Just Flight. Created in partnership with Thranda Design, this all-new and highly detailed 146 regional jet has been developed after comprehensive research with several real life aircraft. Included are eight variants and a wide variety of liveries.

    May 12, 2021, 5:05 pm

    Perfect Flight - Discovery Flights - Alaska for MSFS

    Take a geographic tour of the northern-most U.S. state and discover all the wonders of a country rich in varied territories. Discovery Flights - Alaska, now available for MSFS 2020 from Perfect Flight, will take you to over 100 points of interest across the state. Missions take advantage of the Microsoft TTS technology and you will receive instructions and information about the flight by voice.

    May 12, 2021, 4:04 pm

    Wings Over Flanders Fields - Between Heaven & Hell II Patch

    The team behind Wings Over Flanders Fields - Between Heaven & Hell II have released patch V1.09 which contains a few fixes and improvements. It includes an improvement to the new AI blipping feature added in V1.07. Worth installing too if you have not yet updated BH&H II as there are some other good features and revisions added along with the fixes.

    May 12, 2021, 3:29 pm

    Pearl Simulations - French Polynesia Trilogy for MSFS

    Now available at the FlightSim.Com store from Pearl Simulations are several scenery packages for MSFS 2020 for French Polynesia. Included are three airports: NTTM Moorea Tamae, NTTH Huahine Fare and NTTB Bora Bora. Each is available separately or they can be purchased as a bundle at a reduced price.

    May 12, 2021, 1:38 pm

    Canadian Xpress Canadian Rockies Tour

    Virtual airline Canadian Xpress announces their Canadian Rockies Tour, which consists of 40 legs that must be flown in order where you will explore the Canadian Rockies and visit many challenging Canadian airports.

    May 12, 2021, 10:28 am

    Just Flight Announces PA28-161 Warrior II For MSFS

    Just Flight has announced that they are bringing their PA28-161 Warrior II to MSFS 2020 and have shown the first early screenshots. Despite the "early" description, the plane looks almost completely developed, with a realistic exterior and a nicely detailed vintage cockpit.

    May 12, 2021, 9:59 am

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