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    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

    X-Plane aircraft designer Keith Walton is known for only one plane, the Grob Tutor 115E. But it's unusual in that it actual lives up to its "tutor" name, as his plane is being flown in X-Plane by actual student pilots in the UK Air Cadet program. Learn more about Keith and how this came about in our interview.

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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

    The team at FlightSim.Com, would like to present a list of add-ons which we feel represent some of the best of 2018. These are our own personal picks, in consultation with our reviewers but we feel that while we may have missed other worthy add-ons all of these represent some of the best available for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane.

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    Review: JARDesign JD330 Airliner

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    Review: ASDG Piper Super Cub

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    Review: Thrustmaster T-Flight Headset

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    Gift Guide: REX - WorldWide Airports HD

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    Review: Carenado - Fokker F50

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    France VFR - Obstacles & VFR Landmarks

    Obstacles & VFR landmarks - FRANCE is an add-on for Prepar3D covering the entire French territory and designed to add more than 500,000 landmarks to the scenery, including virtually all of the obstacles to navigation identified by the SIA (Service for Aeronautical Information), that have been qualified and geo-referenced.

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    ASXP Development Update

    HiFi Technologies has made a brief announcement on their Facebook page on development of Active Sky XP, their weather engine for X-Plane. They are working on the first comprehensive update with will have a variety of fixes and enhancements.

    January 18, 2019, 11:04 am

    FLYT Simulations Announces KCMI

    FLYT Simulations has the honor and pride in announcing the development of the Champaign city scenery and airports in the state of Illinois in the USA. For those with long memories, you'll recall that Champaign is the "home" of Flight Simulator, as it was the location of subLogic and Bruce Artwick, the original developer of the early Flight Simulator versions. The scenery will cover the entire city in detail along with two airfields and will support Prepar3D and X-Plane.

    January 18, 2019, 10:52 am

    Active Sky Winter Sale

    HiFi Technologies announces their Winter Sale for 2019. For a limited time, all their "Active Sky" and other products are on sale for 30% off their regular prices. These are some of the most popular add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D as they make your entire sim look better wherever you fly.

    January 18, 2019, 5:53 am

    Taburet Releases Tampa XP

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    January 16, 2019, 5:13 pm

    Help Shape FlightSimExpo: 2020 Date And Location Survey

    While FlightSimExpo 2019 is still some months away, the organizers are already looking ahead to 2020. They've put together a quick survey asking potential visitors when and where they would like the show to be. For 2019 they have just secured a new discount for people traveling to the show on Southwest Airlines. The 2019 show will be in Orlando this coming June.

    January 16, 2019, 10:46 am

    VSKYLABS Mini 500 POH Now Available

    For those eager to get their hands on the Mini 500 helicopter being built for X-Plane, VSKYLABS has just released a preliminary edition of the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH). Since some learning will definitely be required to fly this machine, getting up to speed on it systems ahead of time is a great idea for future pilots.

    January 16, 2019, 10:02 am

    QualityWings Ultimate 146 Update v1.5 Now Available

    QualityWings announces an update to their Ultimate 146 Collection for FSX and Prepar3D. The developers have gotten great feedback from the community who enjoy this little jet. As a result the new v1.5 has a variety of fixes and improvements.

    January 15, 2019, 6:17 pm

    Aerobask Previews Epic E1000 G1000 Edition

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    January 15, 2019, 10:40 am

    Orbx - CityScene Orlando for FSX/P3D Is Here

    Orbx CityScene is a new line of scenery products that will recreate urban centers and cityscapes around the world in incredible detail. CityScene Orlando is the biggest CityScene project to date - this scenery package covers 1,115 km2 of coverage and includes two major airports.

    January 15, 2019, 10:23 am

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