• Flight Simulator 2020 First Impressions

    We all know you're eager to get a look at the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Michael Hayward is one of the FlightSim.Com team members with early access to the new simulator and has been putting in many hours of flying. With a brief text introduction, here he offers a video of his first impressions.

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    Neil's Great Scottish Tour For X-Plane 11 Vol. 3

    Come along with Neil Birch as he continues Neil's Great Scottish Tour for X-Plane with Volume 3. Neil loves to show off his home territory in the UK, acting as a tour guide for some low and slow fight among the area's historic and natural features. The trip continues through Scotland from Castle Kennedy to Arran.

    July 30, 2020, 11:59 am

    Where in the World Feature 126

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's "sky harbor" proved an interesting challenge, with many being successful. This month is something different, a former military base that's not even normally open, except for a special fly-in event. Can you figure out where it is?

    July 27, 2020, 4:48 pm

    Review: Orbx Caernarfon Airport for X-Plane 11

    it's always nice to have a reviewer who knows the airfield under review, and reviewer Paul Mort fits the bill in examining Caernarfon Airport in Wales published by Orbx. He was very pleased with the stunning scenery and now considers it one of his favorite airports.

    July 23, 2020, 9:35 am

    Review: Orbx - Fresno Yosemite International Airport

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Getting Around

    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. Here he shares the most basic of VFR navigation skills, presents a bad case of distraction and as usual presents an interesting flight to share.

    July 16, 2020, 9:34 am

    Review: Just Flight - Mosquito FB Mk VI

    The De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was one of the great planes to come out of Great Britain during WWII. Originally thought of as a bomber, the "Mossie" ended up serving in a variety of roles. Reviewer Dale Ashcroft found the experience to be "sensational", being fun to fly and particularly immersive when used with VR.

    July 12, 2020, 11:16 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Ibiza XP

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    July 9, 2020, 11:28 am

    Review: Orbx 2W3 Swanson Airport for X-Plane 11

    2W3 Swanson Airport is a quaint and unique airfield with residents living in their houses on both sides of the runway, some of them with private hangars and aircraft. This is the sort of airport scenery that Orbx is known for. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt was extremely impressed with it, and found it ran smoothly on his mid-grade system.

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    Review: SimWorks Studios - T-37B Tweet

    The T-37B Tweet had a long career as the U.S. military's primary jet trainer. SimWorks Studios brings this classic to Prepar3D and reviewer Ray Andersen takes a look. He finds it to be an absolutely awesome simulator, with a perfect focus on details and a comprehensive and detailed flight model.

    July 2, 2020, 10:27 am

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    August 3, 2020, 10:47 am

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    Captain Sim - Wing Flex Coming to 767 Captain II

    With a brief announcement and video on their Facebook page, Captain Sim have announced that dynamic wing and engine flex is coming to the next update of their 767 Captain II which will be v1.0.

    August 2, 2020, 11:51 am

    FlyJSim Developer Update - Q4XP UNS And Shared Flight Alpha

    Developer FlyJSim has been busy on a number of projects for X-Plane. Today they've shared an extensive update on their Shared Flight multi-crew pilot operations system, which is now undergoing testing. In addition their Q4XP (Q400 aircraft) development continues at a swift pace, with advancement on the UNS.

    August 2, 2020, 11:31 am

    Globall Art Hot Summer Sale

    Scenery designer Globall Art announces their "Hot Summer Sale" on all their scenery add-ons for X-Plane. Globall Art specializes in creating highly detailed airports for major cities including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador.

    August 1, 2020, 1:29 pm

    Orbx - KSJC San Jose International Airport

    Welcome to the capital of Silicon Valley...Orbx announces the release of KSJC San Jose International Airport for Prepar3D. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is the second largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the latest technology, experience jetways that integrate with your aircraft, and stunning dynamic lighting brings the airport to life.

    August 1, 2020, 11:10 am

    Aerosoft - FSDG - Durban XP

    New from FSDG and published by Aerosoft is Durban XP bringing King Shaka International Airport in South Africa to X-Plane 11. This is an extremely realistic rendition of FALE with PBR ground and dynamic lighting, animated ground traffic, animated jetways, realistic shadows and light, etc.

    July 31, 2020, 5:42 pm

    Aerosoft - German Islands 1: East Frisia XP

    After months of previews, Aerosoft has released German Islands 1: East Frisia XP scenery for X-Plane 11. Every single island of this scenic region is included, with great attention to detail. You'll find all the island airports and heliports and with many distinctive buildings and carefully place vegetation.

    July 31, 2020, 4:56 pm

    PMDG 737 NG3 For Microsoft Flight Simulator

    PMDG announced their support for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator a year ago, but until could not say much more. With the MSFS release date now announced, they can give additional details on what has been going on behind the scenes. The first product released for MSFS will be the PMDG 737NG3.

    July 31, 2020, 12:04 pm

    WF Scenery Update On Hong Kong

    Announced back in April, scenery designer WF Scenery has just provided a brief update on their Hong Kong International Airport project for Prepar3D v4 and v5. It's described as "coming soon", which matches their initially proposed August release date.

    July 31, 2020, 11:49 am

    X-Plane 11.50 Beta 17 - Performance Fixes

    Development continues on X-Plane 11.50 with beta 17 having just been released. Now nearing the end of development for version 11.50 the fixes are becoming smaller and more targeted.

    July 31, 2020, 9:31 am

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