• Op-Ed: What Happened to the Flight Sim Community?

    MrYorkiesWorld has been a long time member of the flightsim community, but doesn't like problems he has seen more recently especially around the time of the announcement and release of MSFS 2020. He offers his experiences and opinions of where we are today, how we got here, and how we need to weed out ever-growing problems he sees.

    September 28, 2020, 5:51 pm

    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #5

    Author Ron Blehm knows a young woman pilot in Washington State who shares her flight training and flying adventures online and through videos. His idea was that it would be fun for flight simmers to join in on her adventures, flying the same routes and sharing their experiences. Since the series started she has gotten her instrument and commercial ratings and so has moved on to more advanced flights. Join in to see the feedback from #4 and try the new flight here in #5.

    September 24, 2020, 11:09 am

    Review: Milviz T-38A Talon Redux

    With a name like Milviz you'd expect high quality military aircraft add-ons. According to reviewer Dale Ashcroft that's just what Prepar3D v4 pilots will get with the T-38A Talon Redux. This "study level" supersonic trainer is great looking and well modelled, much fun and challenging to fly.

    September 21, 2020, 3:58 pm

    KerrSpectives - A Thinking Man's Guide To Add-ons

    Author Kenneth J. Kerr returns with another "KerrSpective", this time looking at the early batch of add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. In just a month there are aircraft, scenery, liveries and more to try, though some are still pretty basic. Kenneth has already tried a bunch of them and offers some thoughts about what is already available and the future of add-ons for MSFS 2020.

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator Performance & Benchmark Analysis

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    September 15, 2020, 12:03 pm

    Op-Ed: A Beginners View of Flight Simulator 2020

    Neil Birch has been involved in flight simulators pretty much right from the beginning. In this op-ed he shares a bit of his history and then takes a look at the newest Microsoft Flight Simulator. Like many, Neil has specific types of flying he likes to do and after some initial issues he's coming around to liking the new MSFS 2020 and has even started creating his own scenery for it.

    September 12, 2020, 11:29 am

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  • MSFS October 1st, 2020 Development Update

    The Microsoft Flight Simulator team returns with their usual weekly update. It repeats the previous announcements about the Japan world update and the close beta for VR. Also included is a video stream of their recent Dev QA where they talked about the state of the sim, bugs, features and the future. Gaya Simulations is introduced in a partnership series video.

    October 1, 2020, 6:41 pm

    RealWorld Scenery Releases Alaska Scenery For MSFS

    RealWorld Scenery announces the release of two Alaskan scenery packages for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Now MSFS 2020 pilots can head for PAUN Unalakleet Alaska and PAOM Nome Alaska. PAUN was made famous in the TV show "Flying Wild Alaska" and is one of the homes to Ravn Alaska airlines. Nome is in the far northwest and is the finish line for the Iditarod dog sled race.

    October 1, 2020, 6:16 pm

    Sofly Guide To Flight Simulator MSFS 2020 Update To v1.50

    The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is sadly missing a user manual. But publisher SoFly has stepped in with the release of their A Guide To Flight Simulator. Published as an ebook in PDF format, the book covers the knowledge you need to use MSFS. Originally 120 pages, this latest update expands the book to 222 pages with the inclusion of an A320neo tutorial flight and information on the Japan update.

    October 1, 2020, 1:46 pm

    MSFS 2020 VR Closed Beta Information

    VR is coming to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and the design team is looking for qualified beta testers. The closed beta will be in two phases. The first phase will focus on Windows Mixed Reality Devices (WMR HMDs). The second phase will expand to include additional devices. You can sign up now and see if you are selected.

    October 1, 2020, 12:00 pm

    JustSim Helsinki For P3D v4 Released

    Scenery developer JustSim has announced the release of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport for Prepar3D v4.4+. This brings the busiest airport in Finland to P3D v4 users. The scenery offers lots of custom details and is compatible with a variety of base scenery for the region.

    October 1, 2020, 11:51 am

    SamScene3D Announces Tokyo Landmarks

    Landmarks add-ons seem to be popular for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator and today SamScene3D adds a new one with the announcement of Tokyo Landmarks. This is a redesign of the Tokyo city area in MSFS 2020 according to the geographical position of objects to bring out the best of in-built photogrammetry.

    October 1, 2020, 11:37 am

    LLH Scenery Now Prepar3D v5 Compatible

    LLH Creations has announced that their scenery add-ons are now compatible with Prepar3D v5. Enjoy the impressive sloped runways of Courchevel, Meribel, Megeve, L'Alpe d'Huez, Peyresourde, and the airports of Chambery, Annecy, Annemasse, Grenoble-le-Versoud, Challes-les-Eaux, Alberville as in the real world life, including in winter with real layers of snow.

    October 1, 2020, 11:05 am

    Fsdreamteam Updates Key West

    Fsdreamteam has released an improved version of their Key West scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator. MSFS 2020 pilots can now see new scenerry of Fort Jefferson and Loggerhead Island. Key West NAS has been further enhanced, new custom landmarks included and more.

    October 1, 2020, 9:39 am

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    DC Scenery Design - KTBR - Statesboro–Bulloch County For MSFS

    Now available from DC Scenery Design for Microsoft Flight Simulator is KTBR - Statesboro–Bulloch County Airport in Georgia, USA. This GA airport for MSFS 2020 is enhanced with detailed HD hangars, buldings and objects with PBR textures. It also features detailed HD ground, full night lighting, accurate runway and taxiways, etc.

    September 30, 2020, 5:52 pm

    FlightSimDesign Chile - SACO Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport for P3D

    FlightSimDesign Chile expands their range of Prepar3D scenery with the release of SACO Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport in Argentina. Serving the Cordoba area, the airport features terminal, edge and approach lights, 3D taxiway with signs, photoreal ground, dynamic real objects, etc.

    September 30, 2020, 11:15 am

    Aerosoft WIP Previews Of Cologne Bonn Airport For MSFS

    Aerosoft is working hard on developing add-ons for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. One of these is, for example, the Aerosoft Airport Cologne-Bonn. Today they've released some new WIP screen shots in MSFS 2020 to give you some insight on the progress.

    September 30, 2020, 10:24 am

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