• Review: TrueEarth US Northern California HD - X-Plane

    In TrueEarth US Northern California for X-Plane, Orbx combines hi-res photo scenery with realistic 3D buildings to create a very realistic flying environment. Reviewer Andrew Parish was struck by the diversity of the region and how well Orbx managed to capture it.

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    Review: Carenado - SR22 GTSx Turbo

    The SR22 is one of the most popular GA planes of the 21st century, so it's appropriate that Carenado would make an X-Plane 11 version of the SR22 GTSx Turbo. Their version includes the modern Perspective G1000 glass cockpit, a nice selection of liveries and more. Reviewer Robin Tannahill really liked the plane and enjoyed flying it.

    May 22, 2020, 4:37 pm

    Air Crashes in the Galloway Hills

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    Review: Prepar3D V5

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    Review: Aerosoft - Aspen Extended

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    Review: Carenado - King Air C90 GTX For X-Plane 11

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    Review: QualityWings Ultimate 787 Collection

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    Review: Aerosoft - Seychelles XP

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    Lionheart Creations products do not often go on sale, but for this Memorial Day they are now offered at 50% off the regular price at the FlightSim.Com Store. Lionheart offers a wide variety of add-on aircraft for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D.

    May 26, 2020, 1:14 pm

    MicroProse Announces The Mighty Eighth

    MicroProse is a developer name not heard of for a while, but they are back with a new title in the works. The Mighty Eighth will be a VR-first project (but also playable with no VR) in which you will be able to play with nine friends (or AI crew) as you work together to survive the war and accomplish your missions flying the B-17 and B-24.

    May 26, 2020, 12:05 pm

    E-Mesh: Colorado - Overhauled, Free And supporting P3D

    Emerald Scenery announces a nice gift for Prepar3D users. Their E-Mesh Colorado scenery has been upgrade to v1.1, an entire top to bottom rework. All data has been optimized and the installer is updated so it now supports the latest P3D v5 as well as earlier versions and FSX. It's also now 100% free.

    May 26, 2020, 11:48 am

    Pilot Experience Sim Previews Biarritz Airport

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    Introducing TrueEarth Oregon for P3Dv4+

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    May 25, 2020, 4:28 pm

    Virtualcol Memorial Day Sale

    Today is Memorial Day and so it's time to fill your flight simulator hangar with some new airplanes. For just a few days, Virtualcol is holding their Memorial Day Sale, offering all of their aircraft at 35% off the usual price. Virtualcol makes some of the most popular planes for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D and at reasonable prices too.

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    TorqueSim Islander 1.1 Coming Soon

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    SSG - New Previews Of 747-8 v2 Freighter

    X-Plane aircraft developer Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG) have released a new set of previews of their 747-8 V2 Freighter package, which will soon be in beta testing.

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    Flysimware Memorial Day Sale

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