• X019 Interview with Asobo Studio

    On Friday 15th November 2019, Asobo Studio, who are developing the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator showcased their platform at X019 in London. This was the first time a stand had been made available to the public, and the team were on hand to take questions. Michael Hayward represented FlightSim.Com and had a chance to interview Martial Bossard, lead developer and co-founder of Asobo.

    November 20, 2019, 1:29 pm

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Miami City XP

    Miami City XP is not one of the newer products from Drzewiecki Design but is still a lot of fun for X-Plane pilots who want explore that area. The scenery emphasis is on the city and region itself, with only "lite" versions of the three included airports. Reviewer Paul Mort found the area covered impressive and generally liked the ortho imagery but wished for full featured airports.

    November 17, 2019, 8:46 am

    Jennifer Kimball Developer Interview

    Jennifer Kimball has been enamored with flying her whole life. She's a real world pilot and a licensed avionics technician. After discovering X-Plane her creative instincts kicked in as well, and she began designing aircraft. She's created a nice line-up of light planes, like the Cub, Aeronca, Glasair and even a flying fishing boat.

    November 13, 2019, 1:02 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - FSDG Rhodes

    The island of Rhodos - Island of Knights makes a great flying destination. Reviewer MrYorkiesWorld has been there many times and now takes a look at the version for FSX and Prepar3D published by Aerosoft. In FSDG Rhodes you'll find the island's two airports in great detail, along with the rest of the island. "A big win" was the review verdict.

    November 10, 2019, 9:51 am

    Where in the World Feature 121

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Last month's challenge was the "greatest airport on earth" or at least near the greatest of something else. For this month, the challenge is to find a tropical location that is both an air and naval base. How are your geography skills?

    November 7, 2019, 9:06 am

    A Small Beginners Guide to Flight Simulation

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    November 4, 2019, 1:28 pm

    Review: xVision for X-Plane 11

    Many people think X-Plane's world has a dull and washed out look, but it does not have to. With the right tools, shaders, colors and sharpness can be changed, and xVision is a tool that does a fine job. Reviewer Rohan Nair found that it greatly enhanced the aesthetics of X-Plane 11 and nicely allowed a high degree of customization.

    October 31, 2019, 10:55 am

    FSX/P3D Freeware Focus

    There are so many freeware add-ons you cannot possibly try them all. But of those you have tried you no doubt have favorites. In this Freeware Focus, Nirosan Pragash presents three very diverse favorites, the world's smallest plane, a large airport and an icebreaker. Read about them and then tell us your favorites in the comments.

    October 27, 2019, 9:41 am

    Review: Taburet - Telluride For X-Plane 11

    Taburet offers a wide range of low-cost scenery add-ons for X-Plane. In this review, Patrick Putlend looks at his scenery of the Telluride region in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. While the airport itself is not changed, the town and region get very accurate mesh, which is so important in a mountain region like this, plus ortho, vegetation and more. While not perfect, the reviewer found it a really fun place to fly into.

    October 24, 2019, 10:11 am

    Techniques For Making Wheel Wells And Matching Doors

    Ray Hill continues his series of tutorials for those who want to create aircraft for X-Plane. This short tutorial demonstrates using a 3D CAD program such as ViaCAD Pro to make wheel wells and matching doors that can open and close.

    October 21, 2019, 6:02 pm

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    November 20, 2019, 2:31 pm

    X-Plane Live Q&A November 2019

    Yesterday, the X-Plane team did a live streaming question and answer session that could be viewed on their Youtube channel. In case you missed it, you can now view the recording.

    November 20, 2019, 1:14 pm

    vFlyteAir Simulations C150 Preview Video

    vFlyteAir has just released a preview video showing their Cessna 150 for X-Plane, scheduled for release later this month. It features a 1972 C150L with basic trainer panel or commuter panel option. It's a perfect plane for VFR siteseeing or short hop commuter flights.

    November 20, 2019, 12:01 pm

    FlightSim Community Survey 2019

    During November Navigraph is conducting its annual FlightSim Community Survey together with several major add-on developers and organizations within the flight simulator community. The survey, the largest of its kind, aims to gauge the prevailing flight simulation trends and users' requests for future development. We hope you will take part. Last year over 15,000 flightsimmers completed the survey.

    November 20, 2019, 9:00 am

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    Acro FS: Aerobatic Flight Sim Updated

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    November 19, 2019, 5:29 pm

    UK2000 Scenery - 2020 Roadmap

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    November 19, 2019, 1:24 pm

    More New UltraMesh Products Now Available

    Toposim expands the selections in their ultra-high-resolution UltraMesh product line with UltraMesh Vermont and UltraMesh New Hampshire, now available at the FlightSim.Com Store. Featuring an incredible 2.3m horizontal resolution compiled from 1m LIDAR bare earth source data, this is truly the most detailed and accurate rendition of the states' elevation models ever produced for the FSX/P3D.

    November 19, 2019, 10:39 am

    Airworthy Designs Moves To MSFS

    Airworthy Designs, known for their X-Plane add-ons, have announced that they will be dropping X-Plane and moving to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator platform as they see it as "the next big thing". If scenery development seems like a bad idea they will start a transition to high quality aircraft development.

    November 19, 2019, 9:57 am

    Aeroplane Heaven Update On Hurricane Mk1

    Aeroplane Heaven reports news that their Hurricane Mk1 is nearing completion. With full PBR materials and textures they believe it to be the first warbird created inside and out completely with PBR. There are lots of details and many unique animations. The screen shots are from Prepar3D v4.5 but the plane will also be coming for FSX.

    November 19, 2019, 9:41 am

    Countryside Aircraft Design - MD DC 10-30 Cargo for X-Plane 11

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