• Review: PMDG Douglas DC-6 For MSFS 2020

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    June 19, 2021, 6:14 pm

    Tutorial: Aircraft Flight Controls - Aircraft Basics

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    Review: Simworks Studios - Okavango Delta For MSFS

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    Flying Free in Microsoft Flight Simulator

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    Tutorial: Ignition System and Magnetos - Aircraft Basics

    In this short video, real world pilot thecorporatepilotdad uses MSFS 2020 to explain how the magnetos and ignition system works in common internal combustion aircraft engines. Does turning off the master switch stop the engine? Learn the answers to this and more in this tutorial. While Microsoft Flight Simulator is used, this information applies to any sim as well as to real aircraft.

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    Review: MK Studios - EIDW Dublin Airport For MSFS

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  • Orbx Releases Free Iceland Mesh For MSFS

    To further enhance the recent Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 5: Nordics, scenery designer Orbx has just released a free Iceland Mesh. Created using carefully blended DEM data, these more accurate elevation points should make the island nation look even better.

    June 19, 2021, 10:36 am

    PMDG Releases DC-6 For MSFS

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    June 19, 2021, 10:24 am

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    Taimodels - King Abdulaziz Int'l Airport - OEJN for MSFS

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    June 18, 2021, 6:43 pm

    Arima Simulation – Erfurt–Weimar Airport – EDDE for MSFS

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    June 18, 2021, 5:44 pm

    Taburet - Scotland 10m DEM for MSFS

    Taburet brings high resolution DEM to another European nation with the release of Scotland 10m DEM for MSFS. This covers the whole of Scotland, bringing well defined terrain to this beautiful country.

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    FlightFX - KPWK - Chicago Executive Airport for MSFS

    Now available from FlightFX for Microsoft Flight Simulator is scenery of KPWK - Chicago Executive Airport (formerly known as Palwaukee Airport), one of the areas busiest corporate and GA airports. The scenery features over 30 custom structures, custom textures and ground signage, custom emissive night lighting textures, natural undulating runways and much more.

    June 18, 2021, 4:02 pm

    X-Plane 11.55 Released

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    June 18, 2021, 10:05 am

    MSFS 2020 June 17th, 2021 Development Update

    Although the big news has already been announced, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team keeps up their tradition of weekly development updates. Included are announcements that the Xbox Series X|S version of MSFS 2020 will be released on July 27, a reminder about the Top Gun: Maverick update coming this fall and the regular features on the SDK, etc.

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    DCS Mission Creation and Editing for Newbies

    Join DigitalThemePark this weekend as they host their first DCS mission and editing workshop for complete newbies. For those not familiar with it, DCS is a free to play digital battlefield game. The workshop will cover general concepts on creating good missions.

    June 17, 2021, 6:11 pm

    Captain Sim Releases 777-300 For MSFS 2020

    Jetliners are one of the most demanded add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, so the release by Captain Sim of their 777-300is sure to grab the attention of many. According to Captain Sim, it features a highly detailed model of the 777-300ER using 4K textures and including hundreds of realistic animations. The cockpit however apparently re-uses systems from the default 747.

    June 17, 2021, 11:43 am

    MSFS 2020 World Update V: Nordics Now Available

    The Microsoft Flight Simulator has released World Update V: Nordics, with enhancements to Europe's five Nordic countries. Included is updated aerial imagery and terrain data, a long list of points of interest, improvements at 99 airports, etc. Five new bush trips are also included, one for each country, as well as five landing challenges.

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