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    MrYorkiesWorld has been a long time member of the flightsim community, but doesn't like problems he has seen more recently especially around the time of the announcement and release of MSFS 2020. He offers his experiences and opinions of where we are today, how we got here, and how we need to weed out ever-growing problems he sees.

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    KerrSpectives - A Thinking Man's Guide To Add-ons

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    Op-Ed: A Beginners View of Flight Simulator 2020

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    Aerosoft WIP Previews Of Cologne Bonn Airport For MSFS

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    Just Flight 146 XP11 Brief Update

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    Rolling Cumulus - Devil's Cauldrons - Episode 1 for MSFS

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    September 29, 2020, 1:16 pm

    FSX/P3D POSKY 747-100 v4 Native Conversion Released

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    September 29, 2020, 12:55 pm

    Aerosoft - SAM Airport Vehicles for X-Plane 11

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    Milviz Previews MV310 Cockpit

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    Wing42 Shows Float Version Of Lockheed Vega

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    VSKYLABS Previews XF-85 Flying Over The Mojave Desert

    The VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': XF-85 / 2020 Project for X-Plane has been under development for about 2+ years, and it has finally reached advanced development stages. It is scheduled as a 2020 release, and as it seems, it will follow the upcoming VSKYLABS Robinson R44 v1.0 Project release, which is undergoing its final pre-release preparations). The latest screen shots show it flying around Edwards AFB.

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    Golden Age Simulations - Aeronca LC for FSX/P3D

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