• Ratty's Ramblings - Short Takeoffs

    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 one truly rambles, covering helicopters, flight controls, short field take-offs and ending with a flying ramble starting in Italy.

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    Review: TrueEarth US Northern California HD - X-Plane

    In TrueEarth US Northern California for X-Plane, Orbx combines hi-res photo scenery with realistic 3D buildings to create a very realistic flying environment. Reviewer Andrew Parish was struck by the diversity of the region and how well Orbx managed to capture it.

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    Review: Carenado - SR22 GTSx Turbo

    The SR22 is one of the most popular GA planes of the 21st century, so it's appropriate that Carenado would make an X-Plane 11 version of the SR22 GTSx Turbo. Their version includes the modern Perspective G1000 glass cockpit, a nice selection of liveries and more. Reviewer Robin Tannahill really liked the plane and enjoyed flying it.

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    Air Crashes in the Galloway Hills

    Here's something a little different from our usual fare, a bit of aviation history in the hills of Scotland. Author Barry Donnan is an avid hiker as well as being a historian. Here he shares some history and exploration of aviation events on the Galloway Hills, from the early days of flying to the WWII era.

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    Review: Prepar3D V5

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    Review: Aerosoft - Aspen Extended

    Aspen Extended for P3D v4 from Aerosoft isn't a new title, but Aspen is still an exciting destination with a challenging airport so reviewer Gregory A. Goodwin wanted to see how it stands up to newer products. He finds it held up quite well compared to other airport scenery and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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    Review: Carenado - King Air C90 GTX For X-Plane 11

    The King Air is one of the longest lived corporate aircraft, have been in production for over 50 years. Here, Wycliffe Barrett offers a video review of the King Air C90 CTX created for X-Plane 11 by Carenado.

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    A Luscombe Story

    In addition to flightsimming and writing reviews for us, Jennifer Kimball is a real world pilot. Recently she set out of the great adventure of buying an airplane. With many options possible, the result was more like the right plane found her. This is her story of how a Luscombe taildragger came into her life.

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    Review: QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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    Review: Aerosoft - Seychelles XP

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    Kelowna International Airport Coming To X-Plane 11

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    May 29, 2020, 11:39 am

    Orbx - KFAT Fresno Yosemite Airport Released For X-Plane 11

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator May 28th, 2020 Development Update

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    May 29, 2020, 11:16 am

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    Runway 26 Simulations Releases Guernsey Airport

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    FSoftware Scenery Memorial Day Sale

    FSoftware is now running their Memorial Day Sale at the FlightSim.Com Store. For a limited time save 30% on all their products. They are a flight simulator scenery development company focusing on creating realistic add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D. Most of their scenery covers airports in Europe but also includes exotic locations like Easter Island.

    May 28, 2020, 1:27 pm

    Simultech Previews Hawaii for P3D v4/v5

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    May 28, 2020, 10:50 am

    Simworks Studios Memorial Day Sale

    Simworks Studios announces their Memorial Day Sale, with all of their products now 25% off this week only. SimWorks Studios is a developer of high quality flight simulation add-ons, aimed at creating not just a simulation, but the experience! Their specialty is military aircraft and aircraft carriers to fly them from.

    May 28, 2020, 10:19 am

    FlyingIron Simulations Previews P-38 For X-Plane 11

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