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    Each December we pick some of our favorite reviews and run them again as our "Gift Guide" series to give you some ideas for things flightsimmers might really like. A2A Simulations are of course well known for their outstanding general aviation aircraft, and their Accu-Sim V35B Bonanza is no exception. Available for both FSX and Prepar3D, our reviewer Ray Andersen enjoyed flying it in P3D so much that we gave it our first Award of Excellence for 2019. Ray goes into great detail on just why this plane should be added to your hangar.

    December 12, 2019, 4:17 pm

    Review: Carenado - A72-500 Series

    The A72-500 Series is just the type of aircraft that Carenado is well known for, and a perfect regional turboprop for flightsim use. Reviewer Alex Dickinson really likes the model and enjoys flying it, though it's not quite perfect. It's an interesting plane to fly and features an excellent sound package, lots of liveries and other details.

    December 10, 2019, 2:46 pm

    Review: Carenado - CT182T Skylane

    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.

    December 3, 2019, 4:38 pm

    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.

    November 30, 2019, 10:46 am

    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.

    November 23, 2019, 4:58 pm

    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.

    November 20, 2019, 1:29 pm

    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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    Jetstream Designs has posted news about their scenery of Orly Airport for FSX and Prepar3D. The real world airport is undergoing some major changes and they are working hard to make their scenery match these changes.

    December 12, 2019, 10:48 am

    Skyline Simulations - CYTZ - Billy Bishop Porter Airport P3D/FSX

    Skyline Simulations announces the release of CYTZ - Billy Bishop Porter Airport P3D/FSX. Billy Bishop City Airport is a small regional airport located on Toronto Island in Canada. The second name of the airport is Toronto island airport. The scenery features custom textures, detailed 3D models, dynamic lighting in P3D, animated CN Tower colors and many other features.

    December 12, 2019, 10:31 am

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    Carenado Announces Grand Caravan EX G1000 For X-Plane 11

    On their Facebook page, Carenado has briefly announced that they are working on a Grand Caravan EX G1000 for X-Plane 11, and have supplied a few screen shots. They report that it is "coming very soon."

    December 11, 2019, 11:34 am

    Aerosoft - A330 Professional

    Aerosoft announces the release of A330 Professional, the big brother of the ubiquitous A320, for Prepar3D v4.5. The project is a development for 64-bit platforms and uses the very latest of technology. While a follow-on to their A320 product, you will find many systems are redone to a higher level of detail.

    December 10, 2019, 6:08 pm

    X-Plane Mobile with Global Scenery Now Available

    The latest update to X-Plane Mobile is now available on Android and iOS devices. This update brings the entire world scenery to your mobile device, featuring more than 37,000 airports, over 11,500 of which feature 3D terminals, hangars, and more. It also brings a new lighting model, improved flight physics, and continuous time.

    December 10, 2019, 1:53 pm

    Just Flight Previews F28 Fellowship

    Since Just Flight announced their F28 Fellowship for FSX and Prepar3D back in April they have been providing regular updates of their progress. Today they offer a few more in development screen shots showing details of the exterior and effects of PBR.

    December 10, 2019, 1:35 pm

    Infinite Flight 19.4 Released

    Infinite Flight announces their fourth major release of 2019, bringing one of their biggest updates yet. Included is the long-awaited A350 with a hugh list of liveries. Also included is the C172 which will include a steam gauge version and be free for everyone. Other updates and improvements are included as well.

    December 9, 2019, 4:34 pm

    SIMStarter NG Update to 1.9.5.2

    SIMstarter NG from Aerosoft has a "Flight Control Center" to create profiles and configuration sets customized by aircraft and location. Another benefit is that you stay in control of your configuration because SIMstarter NG handles your configuration (a copy of it). With every simulator start you will have a nice and clean simulator configuration. An updated v1.9.5.2 is now available.

    December 9, 2019, 4:13 pm

    VSKYLABS EuroFOX Project Update

    The VSKYLABS upcoing v6.0 Aeropro EuroFOX Project release is getting closer. This will be a major update release, covering all aspects of the project, with improved modeling, textures, PBR and systems enhancements.

    December 9, 2019, 3:59 pm

    UK2000 Scenery Releases Bristol 2019 HD

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