• Tutorial: Instrument Approach Clearances with ATC Communications

    This tutorial video is intended for real world pilots, but for flightsimmers who want to fly realistically and especially if you use services like VATSIM or Pilot Edge you will find this useful. Thecorporatepilotdad explains approach clearances and variations of ATC phraseology heard during IFR approaches. MSFS 2020 is used to simulate the flying and two actual air traffic controllers provide the voices.

    January 26, 2022, 4:48 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Antarctica - British Rothera

    You might think that flying in Antarctica would mean endless miles of boring white expanse, but you'd be wrong as proven by the Antarctica Vol. 1 – British Rothera and Beyond scenery for MSFS 2020 published by Aerosoft. Reviewer Stuart McGregor found himself falling in love with the area and found exploring around Rothera and the other bases included to be a great adventure.

    January 23, 2022, 10:07 am

    Dan Hopgood Developer Interview

    Dan Hopgood has been creating freeware for various flight simulators for over 20 years. These days, he enjoys creating for X-Plane. While his favorite area is sound he has also created complete aircraft as well as enhancements for others' planes. Learn more about Dan and his work in our interview.

    January 20, 2022, 3:14 pm

    Remastered Wright Brothers Photos And FlightSim Historical Flight

    Flightsim fan Laurie Doering presents a video documentary on the Wright brothers first flights in 1903 at Kitty Hawk. He's taken original photographs from 1900-1905 and remastered them to tell the story of the development of the airplane. As a conclusion to the story, he uses MSFS 2020 for a scenic flight around Kitty Hawk as it looks today.

    January 17, 2022, 5:25 pm

    RonTom: Tuscany Italy

    What Is RonTom? The authors are two "Old Timers" with a passion for aviation and a penchant for telling stories. The result is some aviation / flightsim storytelling based on some real world locations that they think are fun and interesting. In this edition they head to Italy, and more specific Tuscany and the city of Florence.

    January 16, 2022, 11:35 am

    Review: DC Designs F-14 A/B Tomcat For MSFS

    The F-14 Tomcat has played a starring role in movies and now comes to MSFS 2020 thanks to DC Designs and publisher Just Flight. Reviewer James Huddison tries out the F-14 A/B Tomcat For MSFS and finds it to be a very authentic recreation of the real thing, and his "go to" jet when he wants to do some fast flying.

    January 13, 2022, 3:07 pm

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  • IndiaFoxtEcho - Update On F-35 CTDs

    The team at IndiaFoxtEcho is still working hard to determine why some users of their F-35 Lightning II for MSFS 2020 are experiencing CTD problems. They believe the problem has been narrowed down to coding for the HUD and hope to have a new build with the addressed, plus some other improvements, available shortly.

    January 28, 2022, 11:22 am

    MSFS 2020 Development Update January 27, 2022

    The latest development update from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team includes a reminder that "World Update 7: Australia" is coming next Monday. Details are promised upon release. In the SDK, they have started a revamp of the Aircraft Editor alongside a new how to make an aircraft tutorial.

    January 28, 2022, 10:29 am

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    January 28, 2022, 9:42 am

    FlyByWire Improves A32NX EFB Dashboard

    The FlyByWire team continues to improve their A32NX jetliner for MSFS 2020. They have now added a small convenience detail in the EFB dashboard - you can now check out the textual METAR for your selected airports. Available now in the development version.

    January 27, 2022, 4:37 pm

    Navigraph Chart Cycle 2201 Released

    Navigraph announces that Chart Cycle 2201 has been released. Update your tools and add-on aircraft FMS databases using the FMS Data Manager and using the Navigraph Navdata Center for MSFS 2020 users. The current Jeppesen charts are already available through the Navigraph Charts apps.

    January 27, 2022, 9:59 am

    Taburet - Night3D USA Pacific MSFS

    Taburet announces the release of a new scenery package for MSFS 2020. Night3D USA Pacific MSFS covers Alaska and Hawaii. Lamp posts have been added to cover all urban areas along with other roads away from urban centers. Works along default lights system adding further illumination to the MSFS environment.

    January 26, 2022, 1:55 pm

    This Day in Aviation--FH Phantom First Flight

    On this day in 1945, the McDonnell FH Phantom made its first flight. The Phantom was a twinjet fighter aircraft designed and first flown during World War II for the United States Navy. The Phantom was the first purely jet-powered aircraft to land on an American aircraft carrier.

    January 26, 2022, 11:47 am

    CR1-Software Announces Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero MSFS

    We have not heard from them in a while, but CR1-Software is back with an exciting announcement for MSFS 2020. Their first in a series of new aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator will be the Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero. This famous WWII fighter will give exciting performance to flightsim pilots, who will also enjoy the extremely accurate details CR1 will include.

    January 26, 2022, 10:02 am

    FlyJSim Releases Patch For Q4XP For X-Plane

    FlyJSim announces the release of v1.15 for their Q4XP for X-Plane. Along with a number of fixes, the updated version includes an improved pop-up FMS with borderless windows, added panel texture capture and added ability to scroll north-up MFD map.

    January 25, 2022, 3:06 pm

    SoFly Weather Preset Pro Epic Update v1.30

    Sofly announces that a brand new free "Epic Update" to Weather Preset Pro for MSFS 2020 is now available to download. Version 1.30 includes ten additional weather presets that create epic scenes within the flight simulator. This is in addition to some sixty custom made presets already included.

    January 25, 2022, 10:40 am

    Dreamflight Studios Announces McClellan-Palomar Airport MSFS

    Dreamflight Studios have announced that they are working on McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), near San Diego, California, for MSFS 2020.

    January 24, 2022, 6:27 pm

    TopSkills Announces All New Flight-Sim Manual

    TopSkills announces February 4, 2022 as the release date for Bill Stack's newest e-book, Glass Simming 2020. At 225 pages and 11 chapters, the book will explain the use of electronic flight decks and cockpits in 15 aircraft. You can now pre-order the book at a 50% discount off the full price.

    January 24, 2022, 5:02 pm

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