• Review: Orbx - TrueEarth US Washington

    Like many flight simulator pilots, Shawn Weigelt enjoys flying over his home territory and had long awaited some truly great scenery of Washington State in the US. Orbx has answered the called for X-Plane 11 with TrueEarth US Washington. It's a huge package, perhaps larger than some can even run, but it turns out to be worth the wait and a pleasure to fly.

    August 21, 2019, 4:00 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Anchorage For X-Plane

    Sometimes it's nice to look at a somewhat older product and see how it compares with the latest. Patrick Putlend does that by looking at Airport Anchorage for X-Plane from Aerosoft. He finds that while it shows its age in some areas, it's still a scenery he'd recommend that realistically creates an unusual and scenic location worth flying into.

    August 18, 2019, 9:45 am

    Review: Just Flight DC-8 Jetliner Series 50 To 70

    There are plenty of older add-ons still worth using and in this review Meng Yu looks at one of them. DC-8 Jetliner Series 50 To 70 from Just Flight lets FSX and Prepar3D pilots fly one of the pioneering jet airliners. The pack includes the later versions, and all of them, with some interesting differences between the variants including two quite different cockpits.

    August 15, 2019, 10:19 am

    Interview With Austin Goudge - OpenSceneryX

    X-Plane scenery is largely built around libraries of objects and probably no library is more important that OpenSceneryX. It includes a well organized collection of buildings, objects, static aircraft, people, flags and much more that can be freely used by designers. In this interview we talk with Austin Goudge, the man behind the project, and learn about its origins, inner details and future plans.

    August 11, 2019, 12:47 pm

    Review: Orbx - Australia V2

    Orbx returns to their roots with Australia v2. This massive scenery covers the entire continent, 3.1 million sq mi (8 million sq km). It has lots of photoreal areas but also numerous bridges, marinas, lakes, parks, cities, road and rail networks... MrYorkiesWorld offers a report on this scenery that he scores as a 10 out of 10.

    August 7, 2019, 12:43 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Antarctica X

    Not many scenery add-ons are so ambitious as to cover an entire continent, but Antarctica X from Aerosoft does just that. This cold southern continent actually has quite a few runways serving the research stations there. The scenery for FSX/P3D offers detailed versions of the most important bases, lower detail version of lesser runways, and improvements continent-wide. Plus as a bonus, a Twin Otter aircraft on skis, giving you a suitable airplane to explore with. Reviewer Meng Yu enjoyed exploring this new part of the world.

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    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Aerosoft lets you fly to a beautiful part of Italy with their Airport Genoa XP scenery for X-Plane 11. Reviewer Paul Mort paid a visit and enjoyed both the detailed airport and the surrounding city scenery. He was impressed with the large and detailed area included and the accuracy and placement of scenery objects. Despite some minor flaws he listed this as recommended for X-Plane pilots.

    August 1, 2019, 10:48 am

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Polish Airport Vol.1 XP

    Drzewiecki Design has treated us to scenery all around the world, for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. In this review Michael Hayward takes a look at an X-Plane package of their home country of Poland. Polish Airports Vol. 1 includes some of the major airports in the country, in very nice detail using the latest scenery techniques. Michael especially enjoyed flying them at night. [NOTE: This and all Drzewiecki scenery is now on sale at the FlightSim.Com Store]

    July 28, 2019, 9:57 am

    Interview With Martyn Northall - Just Flight

    Just Flight has been around for a long time -- founded as The Associates in 1996, the same year FlightSim.Com opened. During that time they've developed a reputation for quality add-ons for the full range of available flight simulators. In this interview, Martyn Northall tells us about the company's history, its current products and plans for the future.

    July 25, 2019, 10:23 am

    Where in the World Feature 118

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Despite some good clues, last month proved to be unusually difficult, so congratulations to those who figured it out. So this month we have a northern airport with an interesting approach. Can you figure out which airport it is?

    July 22, 2019, 4:19 pm

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  • X-Plane 11.36 Released

    X-Plane 11.36 has been released. Laminar Research continues to improve their flight simulator with new incremental changes. This appears to be a fairly minor update and includes things like fixes to the C172 ground steering.

    August 23, 2019, 6:31 pm

    Aerosoft Announces OnAir: Airline Manager

    Aerosoft's Mathijs Kokk just contacted us with a project that's of great personal interest to him: OnAir, an airline manager system for both flight simulator and tycoon type game enthusiasts. Twenty-one years (!) in the making, the system looks incredible, allowing the user to not only fly but grow in a career and manage a business, with a great number of options on how to participate. Take a look at this initial announcement and sign up for Early Access.

    August 23, 2019, 11:15 am

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Development Update

    It looks like Microsoft is now planning weekly updates on their new Microsoft Flight Simulator expected in 2020. They report great progress during the month on the Tech Alpha build and other things. They've also announced news about the first rev of plans and partners coming in October.

    August 23, 2019, 9:28 am

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    Lionheart Creations Previews Zenith

    Lionheart Creations continues work on the Zenith 701 for Prepar3D. The latest Facebook post shows developer Bill Ortis test flying the plane above the the Orbx Oregon scenery far inland.

    August 22, 2019, 10:29 am

    Orbx - Introducing London City Airport For P3D v4

    Claiming it to be the first complete PBR airport for Prepar3D v4, Orbx has announced and previewed Long City Airport (EGLC). Combining the latest P3D PBR technology, alongside other advanced features such as material scripting, EGLC brings this famous location to life in amazing detail. Being right in the heart of the city, the airport offers challenging approaches and lots of landmarks to view.

    August 22, 2019, 9:57 am

    FlyJSim Releases Rainman Package Trailer

    FlyJSim challenges X-Plane pilots to "master the elements" with their Rainman Package, now under development. The upgrade will apply to their 732 TwinJet Professional and 727 Series Professional. The new video demonstrates the rain effects and shows upgrades terrain radar, flight directors and more.

    August 21, 2019, 11:32 am

    VATSIM Announces Audio Beta Test

    VATSIM is making progress on their new voice codec. This weekend a large beta test of Audio For VATSIM is planned. VATSIM members who want to participate should sign up now.

    August 21, 2019, 11:18 am

    Out Now! UltimateDefrag Version 6

    New at the FlightSim.Com Store is version 6 of UltimateDefrag. UltimateDefrag6 is the only defragmentation and hard drive optimizer designed to give high end simulations, games and applications the performance you are looking for. Disk load time can affect your sim frame rates, so having a properly defragged disk is important for performance.

    August 20, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Aeroplane Heaven Releases Socata Rallye MS-893

    New for Prepar3D v4.4 is the Socata Rallye MS-893 from Aeroplane Heaven. The Socata Rallye is a single engine low wing aeroplane highly capable of STOL performance. The plane comes with three different avionics options, a wide variety of liveries, authentic stereo sounds and more.

    August 20, 2019, 12:01 pm

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: He-162 Project News Flash

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