• 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.

    November 13, 2019, 1:02 pm

    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?

    November 7, 2019, 9:06 am

    A Small Beginners Guide to Flight Simulation

    Flight simulation and aviation are filled with specialized language and abbreviations that are confusing to the beginner and hard to keep up with even for the more advanced sim pilot. In this article Paul Mort helps to clear up the confusion by offering definitions of a wide range of sim and flight lingo. Take a look and see how much you know. Confused by a term that's not included? Leave a comment with your questions.

    November 4, 2019, 1:28 pm

    Review: xVision for X-Plane 11

    Many people think X-Plane's world has a dull and washed out look, but it does not have to. With the right tools, shaders, colors and sharpness can be changed, and xVision is a tool that does a fine job. Reviewer Rohan Nair found that it greatly enhanced the aesthetics of X-Plane 11 and nicely allowed a high degree of customization.

    October 31, 2019, 10:55 am

    FSX/P3D Freeware Focus

    There are so many freeware add-ons you cannot possibly try them all. But of those you have tried you no doubt have favorites. In this Freeware Focus, Nirosan Pragash presents three very diverse favorites, the world's smallest plane, a large airport and an icebreaker. Read about them and then tell us your favorites in the comments.

    October 27, 2019, 9:41 am

    Review: Taburet - Telluride For X-Plane 11

    Taburet offers a wide range of low-cost scenery add-ons for X-Plane. In this review, Patrick Putlend looks at his scenery of the Telluride region in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. While the airport itself is not changed, the town and region get very accurate mesh, which is so important in a mountain region like this, plus ortho, vegetation and more. While not perfect, the reviewer found it a really fun place to fly into.

    October 24, 2019, 10:11 am

    Techniques For Making Wheel Wells And Matching Doors

    Ray Hill continues his series of tutorials for those who want to create aircraft for X-Plane. This short tutorial demonstrates using a 3D CAD program such as ViaCAD Pro to make wheel wells and matching doors that can open and close.

    October 21, 2019, 6:02 pm

    Review: Just Flight - PA-38 Tomahawk For X-Plane 11

    A basic trainer is good for sightseeing or for...training! The PA-38 Tomahawk fits that role well, and has long been a favorite of reviewer Shawn Weigelt. He was pleased to find that Just Flight has created a highly realistic Tomahawk that perfectly fits the bill, with high definition visuals, realistic sound file and an accurately reproduced flight model.

    October 17, 2019, 10:27 am

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  • Acro FS: Aerobatic Flight Sim Updated

    Knife Edge Software and Jim Bourke Airshows have updated Acro FS, their aerobatic flight simulator, with three new aircraft and several new flying sites and have taken the bold step of releasing it free in early access on Steam.

    November 19, 2019, 5:29 pm

    UK2000 Scenery - 2020 Roadmap

    UK2000 Scenery has announced their 2020 roadmap, with plans on what scenery they will remake and bring up to the latest HD standards. UK2000 creates scenery for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane and during 2020 plans scenery of Luton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stansted, Cardiff and East Midlands.

    November 19, 2019, 1:24 pm

    More New UltraMesh Products Now Available

    Toposim expands the selections in their ultra-high-resolution UltraMesh product line with UltraMesh Vermont and UltraMesh New Hampshire, now available at the FlightSim.Com Store. Featuring an incredible 2.3m horizontal resolution compiled from 1m LIDAR bare earth source data, this is truly the most detailed and accurate rendition of the states' elevation models ever produced for the FSX/P3D.

    November 19, 2019, 10:39 am

    Airworthy Designs Moves To MSFS

    Airworthy Designs, known for their X-Plane add-ons, have announced that they will be dropping X-Plane and moving to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform as they see it as "the next big thing". If scenery development seems like a bad idea they will start a transition to high quality aircraft development.

    November 19, 2019, 9:57 am

    Aeroplane Heaven Update On Hurricane Mk1

    Aeroplane Heaven reports news that their Hurricane Mk1 is nearing completion. With full PBR materials and textures they believe it to be the first warbird created inside and out completely with PBR. There are lots of details and many unique animations. The screen shots are from Prepar3D v4.5 but the plane will also be coming for FSX.

    November 19, 2019, 9:41 am

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    Countryside Aircraft Design - MD DC 10-30 Cargo for X-Plane 11

    New developer Countryside Aircraft Design announces the early access release of their DC-10-30 Cargo for X-Plane 11. The plane is now available as early access at a special promotional price. As an early access release, purchasers can use the plane now and get free updates as development progresses.

    November 18, 2019, 4:36 pm

    AOA Simulations Announces V-22 Osprey v1.7

    AOA Simulations has announced that they are working on an update for their V-22 Osprey for X-Plane. Version 1.7 will include FMOD sounds, internal cockpit and instrument reflections, a working autopilot and bug fixes.

    November 18, 2019, 3:56 pm

    New FSX Beta Branch Available On Steam

    Well, who would have thought...Microsoft has announced an update to FSX: Steam Edition. Described as a "beta branch", the announced intention is to help gain valuable new telemetry data that will help in the development of the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. The update does also include some bug fixes.

    November 18, 2019, 9:28 am

    UK2000 Scenery Updates Bristol Scenery

    UK2000 Scenery announces the release of UK2000 Bristol 2019HD for Prepar3D and FSX (X-Plane version due mid December). UK2000 Scenery has gone 'HD' and 'PBR' (not FSX version). Bristol includes realistic and accurate ground markings, detailed photoreal models and textures, P3D v4 dynamic lighting, replacement runway and approach lighting system. Now updated to v1.01 with bug fixes.

    November 18, 2019, 9:14 am

    Orbx - TrueEarth US Northern California For X-Plane 11

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