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    Review: DC Designs F-14 A/B Tomcat For MSFS

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    Review: Aerosoft - SAM Follow Me XP

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    Long Covid and the Freedom of Flight

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    Tutorial: IFR Clearances Explained

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    Gift Guide: Drzewiecki Design - UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo MSFS

    You'd expect the major airport in a nation's capital to e something special, and that holds true for the Drzewiecki Design version of UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo for MSFS 2020. Having already brought the city itself to life with their "Moscow Landmarks", now you have the airport to fly into, in a version that reviewer MrYorkiesWorld describes as "amazing".

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    IndiaFoxtEcho FSX/P3D Aircraft Now Freeware

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    Carenado Releases C337 Skymaster II For MSFS 2020

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    X-Plane 12 Airbus A330 Official Trailer Video

    Youtube video producer AviationLads has just released an official trailer video for the Airbus A330 that will be coming in the new X-Plane 12. The 2:45 minute video gives a close look of the plane, both inside and out, in flight, in various liveries and showing special effects.

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    iniSimulations A300 v2.02 Now Available

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    Taburet - Denmark / Norway / Sweden Power Lines For MSFS 2020

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    January 15, 2022, 12:02 pm

    Taburet - UK / Ireland Power Lines For MSFS 2020

    Taburet brings his power lines upgrade to the British Isles with the release of UK / Ireland Power Lines For MSFS 2020. The function of this scenery is to add electrification wires to the default power lines pylons. The systems has been optimized to keep MSFS fluidity as high as possible.

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    IndiaFoxtEcho F-35 Update

    IndiaFoxtEcho has been hard at work trying to fix issues that some users of their F-35 Lightning II for MSFS 2020 are having. Working with Microsoft and Asobo they are making progress and have just released an updated version 1.0.1 with systems update, throttle fix and other improvements.

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    South Oak Co - FS Birds Canada East for MSFS

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    DC Designs Concorde For MSFS Dev Update

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    Eagle Dynamics Showcases Upcoming F4U-1D Corsair For DCS

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