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    Boeing Boeing

    Tony Vallillo brings his unique perspective as a former airliner pilot to this review and history of the Boeing 707 family. The review portion covers the freeware B720 created by "Shenshee". Leading up to this Tony provides the interesting history of the B707, from its early prototype to his own personal experience as a flight engineer.

    September 24, 2022, 3:24 pm

    FlightSimExpo Releases Initial 2023 Event Schedule

    One of the world’s largest dedicated flight simulation events, FlightSimExpo lands in Houston on June 23-25, 2023. Held across two locations near Houston’s Hobby Airport, the 2023 event will offer flight simulation fans the chance to interact with developers, try out the latest hardware, hear the latest developments, and meet fellow sim enthusiasts.

    September 23, 2022, 3:00 pm

    X-Plane 12 Beta 4 Released

    Laminar Research continues work on their latest X-Plane 12, with the release of the beta 4 version. At this point they are concentrating on bug fixes, and the changelog shows a long list of things that have been found and corrected.

    September 22, 2022, 1:52 pm

    nVidia Announces New Video Card Series With 2X Frame Rates

    Having a good video card is an important part of the flight simulator experience as you need sufficient frame rates to enjoy the sim. nVidia is obviously aware of this as they've used Microsoft Flight Simulator in a new video to demonstrate their just announced next generation video cards.

    September 21, 2022, 6:13 pm

    VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations F-19 Interesting Facts

    VSKYLABS has posted some details on its upcoming F-19 Stealth Fighter for X-Plane 12. Discussed are the canopy, intakes, AGM-65 Maverick and reasons why the XP12 version will look the way it does. The included manual will cover a thorough analysis of the original concept, and of the VSKYLABS realization.

    September 20, 2022, 3:44 pm

    Announcing Mountain Scenery For XP12

    The team of Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini are well known for the breathtaking mounting scenery which they will now be bringing to X-Plane 12. All scenery have been improved with the addition of libraries and many details. Scenery will be grouped into two large packages, Alps and Dolomites.

    September 20, 2022, 2:49 pm

    Flying Low - X-Plane 12 Handbook

    For those needing some help with the new X-Plane 12, author Dave Britzius / Flying Low has just released The X-Plane 12 Handbook - Book 1. This is not a replacement for the X-Plane 12 manual but will help you set it up using a step-by-step guide.

    September 19, 2022, 4:10 pm

    Global Forests 2 Released For XP12

    New from GeoReality is Global Forests 2. This utility takes advantage of the new X-Plane 12 forestry engine, presenting 3D trees and native seasonal changes. The whole earth has been scanned and analyzed to produce an accurate natural forest tree representation.

    September 16, 2022, 1:40 pm

    X-Crafts E-Jets Family Flight Preview Video

    While still in development and not released yet, X-Crafts has posted a 46 minute full flight preview showing their upcoming E-Jets in action. The video shows a flight from LOWW to LYBE, from programming the FMS to landing and taxi.

    September 15, 2022, 4:04 pm

    X-Plane 12 Beta 3 Coming Soon

    In their most recent developer blog, Ben Supnik of the X-Plane team announces that the beta 3 update of X-Plane 12 will be coming soon. He also goes into great detail on how they arrived at the Early Access release, with XP12 being considered "done" but still with some bugs and things they want to do with it.

    September 15, 2022, 2:22 pm

    ToLiss A319/A321 Upgraded For XP12

    Aircraft designer ToLiss has announced X-Plane 12 upgrades of their A319/A321 models. They advertise the new versions as having the most comprehensive FMGS you can find on a sim. This is more than just a port-over as additional features have been added. The announcement includes a video showing the planes in action.

    September 15, 2022, 1:32 pm

    Chudoba Design Scenery Now XP12 Compatible

    Scenery designer Chudoba Design has announced that all their scenery add-ons are now compatible with X-Plane 12. This includes payware scenery and their freeware VCRI - Mattala Rajapaksa Airport.

    September 13, 2022, 5:22 pm

    DC-3 Airways Announces 2022 World Rally

    DC-3 Airways, a leader in the Flight Simulation Virtual Airline community, is pleased to announce its 2022 World Rally. Beginning October 1, participating pilots will have a series of ten carefully crafted plans to test their flight and navigation skills. All major flightsim platforms are supported and you do not need to be a DC3Airways member to participate.

    September 13, 2022, 2:16 pm

    xPilot Updated To Support X-Plane 12

    xPilot, the pilot client that lets you connect to the VATSIM network, has been updated to support X-Plane 12. Release v2.0.0 beta 35 is now available for free download. Versions are available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

    September 12, 2022, 4:04 pm

    xEnviro 1.17 Update On Progress

    xEnviro is an X-Plane plug-in environment utility offering weather, sounds and lighting. The design team is of course bringing it to XP12 and has posted detailed on their work on the latest v1.17.

    September 12, 2022, 3:43 pm

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