• 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?

    February 26, 2020, 4:53 pm

    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

    The B-1B Lancer is an impressive sight in the sky, with four big afterburning engines and wings that move in and out. Reviewer Ray Andersen was a big fan of the plane in FSX and was glad to see Virtavia create a version for Prepar3D as well. He enjoyed the detailed cockpit and exterior, and the exciting handling characteristics of the plane.

    February 21, 2020, 5:32 pm

    Dream Aero USA

    Dream Aero USA located in Maryland, lets US airline pilot wannabees try a realistic 6DOF simulator at a very reasonable price. So what happens when a real (former) airline pilot gives it a try? Tony Vallillo took a trip to the mall to find out. You'll just have to read the story to see how it went...

    February 18, 2020, 4:38 pm

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

    The Piper Cherokee family of GA aircraft have been popular with pilots for years. Just Flight now offers the latest variant, the Archer TX/LX for X-Plane 11 and reviewer Jennifer Kimball wanted to give it a try. Jennifer is a real world pilot with lots of time in Cherokees and was impressed with the accuracy of the visual model as well as its flight characteristics.

    February 15, 2020, 4:16 pm

    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.

    February 9, 2020, 11:59 am

    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.

    February 3, 2020, 12:52 pm

    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.

    January 31, 2020, 4:55 pm

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  • Verticalsim Update On KTPA

    Verticalsim has provided news on Facebook of their upcoming Tampa Airport scenery for X-Plane. The post goes into quite a bit of detail regarding the features, plus future pricing. This two year long project is finally nearly completion.

    February 26, 2020, 10:07 am

    LatinVFR Showcases Fort Lauderdale Scenery

    Here is some news from scenery developer LatinVFR. Their Facebook post shows some work-in-progress screen shots of their upcoming Fort Lauderdale scenery for Prepar3D v4.

    February 26, 2020, 9:52 am

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    Microsoft Reveals More Xbox Series X Specs

    So, why should you care about Xbox Series X specs when you run only PC based sims? Well, with the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator being designed to run on both PC and Xbox, these specs give an idea of what level of hardware will be necessary to run this new sim.

    February 25, 2020, 11:30 am

    DCS: F-16C - INS NORM Alignment Update

    Eagle Dynamics has created a really informative video about DCS showing how the INS NORM (normal) system works in their F-16C Viper. This system was recently updated to be more realistic and the video demonstrates this.

    February 25, 2020, 11:19 am

    FSimStudios Kelowna Close To Release

    FSimStudios have announced that their scenery of Kelowna International Airport for Prepar3D will be released this Friday. The screen shots posted on their Facebook page show some of the airport object detail, plus textures for seasonal variations.

    February 25, 2020, 11:08 am

    Flight Simmers Supporting Flight Simmers - All Around The Globe

    We'd like to pass on this announcement of the SimWings Community Support Project. The project is still in the works, but has already gathered quite a bit of support. It's essentially a scholarship type of thing, only going to promising flightsim enthusiasts. Read the announcement and then check out their site for more info.

    February 24, 2020, 4:42 pm

    Just Flight Previews A300B4-200

    Just Flight has released some new work in progress screen shots of their Airbus A300B4-200 for Prepar3D. The 3D model now has PBR textures added to the exterior and is undergoing testing.

    February 24, 2020, 10:51 am

    Just Flight - Vulcan Preview Video

    X-Plane pilots eager to see the new Avro Vulcan coming from Just Flight now have a new preview video to watch. The big jet looks and sounds absolutely delightful. The Avro Vulcan B MK2, K.2 and MRR is a partnership between Thranda Design and Just Flight.

    February 24, 2020, 10:37 am

    FlyingIron Simulations Announces DCS World Project

    It looks like developer Flyingiron Simulations is bringing their talents to DCS World. These guys are known for their excellent P-47 Thunderbolt for X-Plane and will now be building an LTV A-7E Corsair II (aka "SLUF") for DCS World by Eagle Dynamics.

    February 24, 2020, 10:12 am

    iniBuilds Announces A300-600R

    iniBuilds has announced that their next project for X-Plane 11 will be the iniSimulations On The Line A300-600R(F). The "on the line" series is intended to provide the ultimate day-to-day experience as a line pilot in command.

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