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    FlightSim.Com Best Of 2018 FS2004 Freeware

    After posting our "Best Of 2018" article featuring our reviewers' favorite payware, the comments we got were "what about freeware" and "don't forget FS2004". So, thanks to Robin Meyerowitz who stepped up and put together his list of favorite FS2004 freeware for 2018. Maybe not exactly a "best of" but it represents a great collection of FS2004 add-ons in a variety of categories.

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    Interview: Keith Walton

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    Review: FlightControlReplay Professional Edition v4

    If you are someone that enjoys watching flight replays, or judging your landings from different angles around the aircraft, or even thinking about uploading some of your FSX and P3D flights online, then FlightControlReplay is a tool that you should find very useful. Now up to version 4 and in active development by author Fabio Merlo, reviewer Michael Haayward was impressed with what it has to offer, and offers his impressions in both words and a video.

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    FlightSim.Com Best Of 2018 Awards

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    Review: ASDG Piper Super Cub

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    Review: Thrustmaster T-Flight Headset

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    A Look Back at F19 Stealth Fighter by Microprose

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    Gift Guide: REX - WorldWide Airports HD

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    Aerosoft Updates CRJ 700/900 X

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    Building Better X-Plane Gateway Airports

    The X-Plane team encourages community members to contribute to the sim's scenery by creating and sharing airport scenery. To aid scenery creators, they have just released a rather extensive document that contains tips for making better Gateway airports.

    January 22, 2019, 10:29 am

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    Air Hauler 2 - Full Release Version Out Now

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    January 21, 2019, 1:25 pm

    Orbx Updates EGHR, EGFF and EGKA For X-Plane 11

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    January 21, 2019, 10:58 am

    VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations Releases Mini-500

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    Flysimware's Falcon 50 Updated v1.6

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    Flysimware Updates Learjet 35A

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