• Review: Just Flight - Duchess Model 76

    Flight simulators pilots looking to move up from basic single engine aircraft will find planes like the Duchess Model 76 a good next step. The plane, created for FSX and Prepar3D by Just Flight offers the additional speed and performance that makes flight more challenging. Reviewer Alex Dickinson found some things he did not like, but overall felt that any pilot would enjoy flying this beautiful aircraft.

    May 21, 2019, 6:19 pm

    Review: iFly Jets 747-400

    Since its initial release as freeware some years ago, the iFly Jets 747-400 has been a highly regarded aircraft for FSX. Its latest version offers more features and aircraft variants, including the -8i model and BCF cargo model. Reviewer Meng Yu enjoyed flying the heavy aircraft, finding the graphics stunning, the systems well documented and overall very much worthwhile for beginners and veteran flight simulator pilots alike.

    May 18, 2019, 10:26 am

    Review: REX 5 - Environment Force

    REX Simulations makes utilities that let you take control of your flight simulator and change the entire world environment. Their latest is REX 5 - Environment Force for Prepar3D. It gives you the ability to change shaders mid-flight, letting you immediately see the effects of your tweaking. There's a lot more to it too, as reviewer MrYorkiesWorld explains in his text introduction and then complete video review.

    May 15, 2019, 10:32 am

    Where in the World Feature 116

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destinations. Last month was a tongue and brain twister that was located in the Philippines. Quite a few managed to figure it out. This month's challenge is in a quite different location. Can you figure out where?

    May 12, 2019, 10:25 am

    Review: Carenado - S550 Citation S/II

    The S550 Citation II fits in at the high end of GA aircraft produced by Carenado so for those X-Plane pilots looking for some extra speed here's a good choice. Reviewer Sean McLeod found the plane to be a great value. Carenado has applied their usual skills in making a visual work of art, with the right amount of supporting documentation and enough element of challenge to make the flying interesting.

    May 9, 2019, 10:09 am

    Review: Carenado - Saab S340

    The Saab S340 is a capable regional turboprop airliner built in the 1980's and 90's with some still flying today. Carenado has applied their usual skills in creating this plane for FSX/P3D and our reviewer Meng Yu has put it through its paces. He found it to be a nice looking plane with a good variety of liveries, with avionics and systems that are not overly challenging.

    May 5, 2019, 10:56 am

    Prepar3D Freeware Focus: A.F. Scrub

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    Review: Globall Art - CYUL Montreal Trudeau Airport

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    April 29, 2019, 6:00 pm

    Review: Just Flight - Duchess Model 76 For X-Plane

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    April 25, 2019, 3:58 pm

    Review: Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain North

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    April 22, 2019, 11:08 am

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    May 21, 2019, 5:25 pm

    Active Sky Memorial Day Sale

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    May 21, 2019, 2:35 pm

    SkyMaxx Pro v4 Released

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    Announcing Navigraph Charts New Features

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    May 21, 2019, 10:43 am

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    New France VFR Product - VFR Pilot FRANCE

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    May 20, 2019, 1:27 pm

    New France VFR Product - TRUElandscape FRANCE

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    May 20, 2019, 1:17 pm

    Carenado PA31T Cheyenne For X-Plane 11 Previews

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    May 20, 2019, 11:36 am

    AeroDesign Previews Columbus (KCMH) Scenery

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    3D Eiger Park Released

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    REX 5 - Environment Force - Technical Update 1.1 - Released

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