• Where in the World Feature 123

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's "End of the World" location brought correct answers from most who tried. This month's challenges offers up a number of clues...and a painting. Can you figure out where in the world it is?

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    Review: Just Flight - Traffic Global

    For X-Plane pilots wishing to fill up big airports with lots of realistic air traffic, Traffic Global from Just Flight is the answer. Default X-Plane AI traffic is lack-luster, but reviewer Michael Hayward found that Traffic Global fills the world with airlines, while having a minimal effect on frame rates.

    February 25, 2020, 8:33 am

    Review: Virtavia - B-1B Lancer

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    Review: Just Flight - PA28-181 Archer TX/LX

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    Review: Orbx EGPH Edinburgh Airport

    Being from Scotland, reviewer Stuart McGregor was excited to be able to fly to EGPH Edinburgh Airport using the X-Plane scenery from Orbx. He found that Orbx has done a marvelous job in presenting the airfield and its surrounding area.

    February 12, 2020, 5:37 pm

    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #2

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and flying adventures online and through videos. His idea was that it would be fun for flight simmers to join in on her adventures, flying the same routes and sharing their experiences. Here is the second flight plus the feedback from the first one.

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    Review: Aerosoft - Mega Airport Oslo V2

    Seeing winter all around inspired reviewer MrYorkiesWorld to travel north and visit Mega Airport Oslo V2 created for FSX/P3D by Aerosoft. He found the capital city's main airport to be highly realistic with good frame rates and a lengthy list of features. He offers his report with a brief text summary followed by a video.

    February 6, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Review: Orbx Tacoma Narrows

    Reviewer Shawn Weigelt had been waiting for KTIW Tacoma Narrows airport for years, and finally Orbx has provided it for X-Plane. He lives in the same town as KTIW and is very familiar with the airport, so was glad to find that the Orbx version is absolutely beautiful and incredibly realistic.

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Round The World

    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 third article covers a number of topics, including around the world flights, online multiplayer flying, and a suggested trip around the island of Taiwan.

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    Just Flight First In-Development Shots of A300

    Just Flight continues to preview their upcoming Airbus A300B-200. The news today is the first in-development screen shots, showing the nicely detailed exterior of the jetliner.

    February 28, 2020, 10:06 am

    Microsoft Flight Simulator February 27th Development Update

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    MFSG - Darwin International Airport YPDN 2020

    FSX and Prepar3D pilots can now fly into one of the major airports in Australia with new Darwin International Airport YPDN 2020 scenery from MFSG. It offers photoreal terrain or can be used with Orbx Australia. The airport is highly detailed with static vehicles, dynamic lighting, PBR terminal and more.

    February 27, 2020, 5:33 pm

    Low-End PC Studios - SPJL Juliaca Airport

    If you have an older PC maybe this is the scenery for you. Low-End PC Studios announces the release of SPJL Juliaca Airport in Peru for Prepar3D v4. This is a very high altitude airport with one of the longest runways in Latin America.

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    Aerosoft A320 Professional Family Products Updated

    Aerosoft has released another extensive update to their family of Airbus A320 Professional products that includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321. Version includes bug fixes plus new EFB with NDP and Navigraph support and a long list of improvements.

    February 27, 2020, 4:42 pm

    Carenado - C90 King Air GTX For X-Plane 11

    Now available from Carenado for X-Plane 11 is the C90 King Air GTX. This is a modern version of the ever popular twin turboprop corporate airplane. It features full interior and exterior PBR with many details, custom FMOD sounds, VR compatibility, optimized flight physics and many more features.

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    DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet Out Now

    The DC Designs F/A-18 E, F & G Super Hornet is now out and available from the Just Flight website for FSX and Prepar3D. It includes the "E" Hornet strike attack and fleet defense version, the twin-seat "F" version and the EA-18G "Growler" electronic countermeasures variant.

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    ATSimulations An-2 Updated

    ATSimulations announces an update to their Antonov AN-2 for FSX and Prepar3D. The update comes with two new models, an agricultural model with two liveries and a chemical tank and a float model with a modern propeller.

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