• Review: Just Flight - Conington Airfield

    There are plenty of older FSX/P3D titles that are still worth your attention. In this review, Felicity Smith takes a look at Conington Airfield from Just Flight. Just Flight obviously has a connection with this airport too, as a number of aircraft they have modeled are based here. If you enjoy a quiet country airfield with lots of detail, this may be just the place for you too.

    March 31, 2020, 5:16 pm

    An Introduction To Livery Painting With Layers Part II

    Robin Tannahill has been busy doing aircraft repaints for X-Plane and in this series of articles he shares his techniques. The first tutorial covered the basic techniques of repainting using GIMP. In this second tutorial the special requirements for doing repaints for Traffic Global are covered.

    March 29, 2020, 11:54 am


    While we're stuck at home due to the coronavirus, A2A Simulations has been generous enough to offer one of their great Accu-sim aircraft, the P-40 Warhawk, for free. Author Ian Radcliffe, while a big A2A fan, had never tried this plane before but grabbed it now and felt obligated to give A2A a "thank you".

    March 26, 2020, 10:26 am

    Review: Turbulent Designs TerraFlora XP

    TerraFlora, which is available from Turbulent Design for X-Plane, FSX and Prepar3D, is one of those products that improves the look of the entire world. In this case, it's trees that get improved, making scenery more accurate in color and variety. Reviewer Michael Hayward tries the X-Plane version and was quite impressed with the results.

    March 24, 2020, 4:00 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Geneva Professional

    Geneva Professional from Aerosoft lets Prepar3D v4 pilots fly into Switzerland's second busiest airport, located close to the towering Alps. Reviewer Alex Dickinson found it to be highly accurate and well modeled, with smooth frame rates and fun to fly into.

    March 21, 2020, 6:45 pm

    Review: Orbx Orcas Island

    Orcas Island was one of the earliest Orbx sceneries, and the area itself is one of the favorites of reviewer Shawn Weigelt. The original version, though, was for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Shawn wanted a version for X-Plane. Well, that is now available and Shawn was very pleased to find that is lives up to expectations.

    March 18, 2020, 2:13 pm

    An Introduction To Livery Painting With Layers Part 1

    Robin Tannahill has been busy doing aircraft repaints for X-Plane and in this series of articles he shares his techniques. To be able to repaint you need basic skills in some graphics utility. In this part, he introduces GIMP, a freeware tool with lots of features, most important being layers, as you will learn when you read the tutorial.

    March 15, 2020, 9:01 am

    Review: Canada4XPlane - CYQB Quebec City Int'l

    The first flight simulator scenery release from new developer Canada4XPlane is a winner, says reviewer Jennifer Kimball. The scenery is of CYQB - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, the main airport in that region of Canada. The scenery offers excellent detail, beautiful night ambiance and an overall realistic feel that makes is a great place to start exploring Canada.

    March 12, 2020, 11:01 am

    The Need to Fly

    Why do we fly? Dominic Smith shares a rather personal piece about the need to fly (simulated) and what makes it so special. He then shares a sample flight that shows some beautiful country where he loves to escape through the wonders of GA aviation.

    March 8, 2020, 11:31 am

    Ratty's Ramblings - The Impossible Turn

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been flightsimming for a long time -- since 1984 and FS2 on a Commodore 64. In an effort to give something back after all these years of enjoyment, Ian has offered a series of articles that will offer hints, insights and suggestions to enrich the flight simulator experience. This fourth article discusses "the impossible turn", a pet peive, some adventuresome flying and concludes with a trip suggestion.

    March 6, 2020, 10:30 am

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  • MilViz Staycation Sale Extended

    We've just received news from Milviz asking that their "Staycation Sale" at the FlightSim.Com Store be extended. During the sale their wide variety of flight simulator aircraft for FSX and Prepar3D are available for 30% off the regular prices.

    March 31, 2020, 2:35 pm

    Virtual United Social Club Resumes Operations

    VirtualUA has earlier announced a merger with AAVirtual but apparently this has not worked out and they have "unmerged". The group is returning to their previous Virtual United Social Club name and domain. Having just celebrated eight years of operations, the group is working tirelessly to resume normal operations.

    March 31, 2020, 1:12 pm

    VSKYLABS Announces Test-Pilot FA Tensor 600X Project

    VSKYLABS announces another aircraft under development for X-Plane 11. The Test-Pilot FA Tensor 600X Project features a modern two seat gyrocopter. Developed fro X-Plane's experimental flight model, it will be a fully featured, VR capable aircraft. Two cockpits will be offered, one with classic gauges and the other with dual G1000 panels.

    March 31, 2020, 11:57 am

    TorqueSim SR22 Development Update 5

    X-Plane developer TorqueSim has provided an extensive development update on their SR22 For X-Plane 11. Covered in detail are the aerodynamics of the airplane, with a flight model by X-Aerodynamics. It will accurately match real-world cruise speeds, rate of climb, stall speeds, glide ratio, etc.

    March 31, 2020, 10:50 am

    Tailstrike Designs LICR Pro Enters Beta

    Tailstrike Design has news of the progress of their flight simulator scenery LICR Professional, for Reggio di Calabria "Tito Minniti" Airport, also known as Aeroporto dello Stretto is located near Reggio, in southern Calabria, Italy. This scenery is for Prepar3D.

    March 31, 2020, 9:59 am

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    Taburet - Vancouver XP for X-Plane 11

    Taburet has released a new scenery package for X-Plane 11. Vancouver XP includes the complete Canadian city with custom objects and custom autogen blended into a photoreal base. All objects and buildings are based on real world data and dimensions.

    March 30, 2020, 1:16 pm

    Orbx Releases Caernarfon Airport For X-Plane 11

    Available now from Orbx for X-Plane 11 is EGCK Caernarfon Airport. Created by TrueEarth developer Tony Wroblewski, the entire airfield has been modelled in superb detail from extensive real-world photography and numerous site visits.

    March 30, 2020, 11:31 am

    BetterPushback For X-Plane Updated

    The popular BetterPushback plugin for X-Plane 11 has been updated. It provides an overhead view to plan a pushback route and accomplishes a fully automated "hands-off" pushback, letting the user focus on aircraft startup and other pilot duties during pushback. To increase immersion, it speaks to you in a variety of languages and accents.

    March 30, 2020, 11:12 am

    New Release of OpenSceneryX v4.4.0

    The team behind the OpenSceneryX object library for X-Plane announce a new version 4.4.0. This update includes some new scenery objects such as seasonal variants of ground and vegetation. Other objects have been modified and improved.

    March 30, 2020, 10:24 am

    Deadstick - Development Update Part 3

    Here's an update on another flight simulator under development. Deadstick, based around bush pilot flying, has published a lengthy update on progress. With a focus on being the pilot, the update covers things like briefings, pre-flight walk-arounds, towing the plane, etc. It's interesting to see this somewhat different take on what a flightsim should be.

    March 28, 2020, 12:00 pm

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