• Dick Mohatt Interview

    Dick Mohatt enjoys flying FSX and finding airports that need improvement. Starting in the mid-West where he grew up, his range has expanded to include some larger airports as well as military bases. Though never a pilot, Dick was in the Air Force and now being retired gives him time to create and share his creations with the rest of us.

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    Flight Sim Show 2019 Report And Interviews

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    Review: Orbx Washington Airports

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    Where in the World Feature 120

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator Developer Interview

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    Review: Aerosoft - Berlin Tegel Professional

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    Simsbury Fly-In 2019

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    Review: A2A Simulations Comanche 250 For Prepar3D

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    Naval Flight Operations - An Evaluation And Critique

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    Review: Airport Layout Enhancement Solution

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    October 13, 2019, 8:23 am

    PKSIM Projects Updates

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    MK-Studios - Dublin News

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    Team SDB Scenery - RAF Little Rissington for FSX/P3D

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    October 12, 2019, 4:42 pm

    New Microsoft Flight Simulator - Episode 1 (World)

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    October 12, 2019, 3:48 pm

    Microsoft Flight Simulator October 10th, 2019 Development Update

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    Aerosoft - Chania - Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport for P3D v4

    Airport Chania, named after the Crete resistance fighter "Ioannis Daskalogiannis", is now available in Prepar3D from Aerosoft The international airport is located on the Akrotiri peninsula that is part of the island of Crete in southern Greece. The airport is nicely detailed with lots of 3D objects including the new terminal completed in 2018.

    October 10, 2019, 4:55 pm

    Aerosoft - Lukla Mount Everest Extreme

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    October 10, 2019, 1:39 pm

    FlyTampa Previews Heraklion XP

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    October 10, 2019, 9:42 am

    Aeroplane Heaven Previews Tecnam P2010

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