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    X-Plane 11 pilots looking for a more advanced general aviation aircraft will enjoy the CT182T Skylane G1000 model available from Carenado. The Turbo Skylane is faster and higher flying than most others and features a modern G1000 glass cockpit. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt takes it for a ride and offers his report.

    December 7, 2019, 9:44 am

    Ratty's Ramblings - Slow Flight

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been doing this flightsim thing 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 first one discusses slow flight and then offers an interesting trip where you'll want to fly slow to enjoy the scenery.

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    Op-Ed: Let's Talk About Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Having attended X019 and actually having a chance to try an early version of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, not to mention the chance to interview the design team at Asobo, Michael Hayward has formed some strong opinions on the upcoming flight simulator. In this op-ed he shares his thoughts, covering the history of Microsoft Flight Simulator and what the new versions means.

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    Making 3D Panels For X-Plane

    Creating a flight simulator aircraft requires a wide variety of skills, not least of which is making the 3D panel. In this tutorial, Gary Miloglav demonstrates his way of making 3D panels for X-Plane, a step by step approach that we hope you will find easy to follow.

    November 27, 2019, 12:47 pm

    On An Older System - Series Introduction

    While the latest add-ons are tempting, many flightsimmers are still running older computers that cannot keep up. But there's still plenty of flying fun to be had if you pick the right simulator and add-ons. This series is for you, as author Kenneth J. Kerr explores the realities of user an older computer and offers suggestions. Future articles in the series will look at specific add-ons that work great on slower machines.

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    X019 Interview with Asobo Studio

    On Friday 15th November 2019, Asobo Studio, who are developing the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator showcased their platform at X019 in London. This was the first time a stand had been made available to the public, and the team were on hand to take questions. Michael Hayward represented FlightSim.Com and had a chance to interview Martial Bossard, lead developer and co-founder of Asobo.

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    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Miami City XP

    Miami City XP is not one of the newer products from Drzewiecki Design but is still a lot of fun for X-Plane pilots who want explore that area. The scenery emphasis is on the city and region itself, with only "lite" versions of the three included airports. Reviewer Paul Mort found the area covered impressive and generally liked the ortho imagery but wished for full featured airports.

    November 17, 2019, 8:46 am

    Jennifer Kimball Developer Interview

    Jennifer Kimball has been enamored with flying her whole life. She's a real world pilot and a licensed avionics technician. After discovering X-Plane her creative instincts kicked in as well, and she began designing aircraft. She's created a nice line-up of light planes, like the Cub, Aeronca, Glasair and even a flying fishing boat.

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    Review: Aerosoft - FSDG Rhodes

    The island of Rhodos - Island of Knights makes a great flying destination. Reviewer MrYorkiesWorld has been there many times and now takes a look at the version for FSX and Prepar3D published by Aerosoft. In FSDG Rhodes you'll find the island's two airports in great detail, along with the rest of the island. "A big win" was the review verdict.

    November 10, 2019, 9:51 am

    Where in the World Feature 121

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's challenge was the "greatest airport on earth" or at least near the greatest of something else. For this month, the challenge is to find a tropical location that is both an air and naval base. How are your geography skills?

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    Rather than following the crowd, Alabeo is holding their Year End Sale now rather that closer to the holidays. For a short time the entire Alabeo fleet is available for 50% off the regular price. Alabeo offers a nice selection of light planes to fill your FSX, Prepar3D or X-Plane hangar.

    December 7, 2019, 10:42 am

    SimWorks Studios T-37 Tweet Preview Video

    SimWorks Studios just wrote us to let us know about their upcominig T-37B Tweet for Prepar3D v4 which is expected to be released around Christmas. From cutting-edge visuals, to detailed systems simulation & flight modelling, the SWS Tweet will be the most comprehensive simulation of the Tweet since its classic representation in FS2004!

    December 7, 2019, 9:35 am

    UK2000 Scenery Withdraws Gatwick Xtreme

    In an unusual decision, UK2000 Scenery has announced they are withdrawing their Gatwick Xtreme scenery for X-Plane from sale as it does not meet their expectations. The scenery was converted to X-Plane some time ago, but apparently the conversion did not fully work and things like taxiway markings don't appear as they should.

    December 6, 2019, 5:12 pm

    vFlyteAir Simulations - Cessna 150 Commuter

    New from vFlyteAir Simulations for X-Plane 11 is the Cessna 150 Commuter. The Cessna 150 Commuter is the perfect trainer or short-hop commuter for VFR fans Did you train in a Cessna 150 or 152? Then you'll love this simulation of a 1972 C150L. With basic Trainer panel option or Commuter panel option, you have your choice of how you want to fly.

    December 6, 2019, 3:43 pm

    FlyJSim 2019 Update 3

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    December 6, 2019, 2:04 pm

    DCS: Supercarrier Preview Video

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    FS2Crew Updates PMDG 737 NGX-U Edition

    PMDG 737 NGX-U drivers please note that FS2Crew has just released its NGX-U Edition. FS2Crew has been developing flight crew simulations and other other flight simulator products for over ten years. This new edition has features such as three SOPs from real world airlines, global FO voice set, voice and button control and more.

    December 6, 2019, 11:06 am

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator December 5th, 2019 Development Update

    Microsoft returns with their weekly update on progress on the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Recruiting for Tech Alpha 2 is nearing its end but you still have a little time to apply. A DR update has also been provided, as well as a spotlight on a mod developer.

    December 5, 2019, 6:57 pm

    Drzewiecki Design Moscow UUEE Nears Completion

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    December 5, 2019, 5:41 pm

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