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    With the release of TrueEarth Great Britain North, along with the two previous volumes from Orbx, X-Plane pilots can fly throughout the British Isles over outstanding scenery. Reviewer Stuart McGregor is actually a native of the area under review and enjoyed visiting familiar places and seeing how accurately they have been recreated for flight simulator use.

    April 22, 2019, 11:08 am

    Sidney Schwartz Scenery Developer Interview

    Sidney Schwartz is a long time flightsimmer who early in his career found that he enjoyed creating objects and scenery to enhance his flight simulator. Since that time he's created many scenery objects free for others to use as well as hundreds of airport sceneries to fly into. Learn more about how he got started and how he creates all this scenery by reading our interview.

    April 18, 2019, 10:17 am

    Review: Accu-Sim P-51D Military

    The North America P-51D Mustang is one of the great airplanes of WWII and thanks to A2A Simulations Prepar3D pilots can fly a very realistic version in the Accu-Sim P-51D Military. Reviewer Raymond Andersen found it to be extraordinarily well modeled and termed it a "must have". Based on his findings we've given it our Award Of Excellence.

    April 14, 2019, 9:23 am

    Review: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4

    Those looking to move up to a modern 64-bit flight simulator for training and education will certainly be interested in Prepar3D v4 from Lockheed Martin. Having been built on the same base as Microsoft Flight Simulator (FSX) it will be familiar to many but has been updated in ways that take advantage of new hardware. Michael Hayward takes an overview of the sim to give you and idea of its strengths and weaknesses and help you decide if it's something for you.

    April 8, 2019, 5:05 pm

    Plane Maker Tutorial Part 4

    Every copy of X-Plane comes with the utility Plane Maker that lets you create and fly your own aircraft. The creative process is quite rewarding and enjoyable but may seem daunting at first. In this tutorial Ray Hill shows that it's not as hard as you might imagine, as he walks you through the basic design steps. In this 4th and final part, he goes over creating the cockpit, paint scheme, tuning and adding weapons.

    April 5, 2019, 11:09 am

    Where in the World Feature 115

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues as readers have stepped up with a bunch of new destinations. Last month's location seems to have been difficult for people, though it was not in an exotic location. This month's location is pretty exotic, with some very unusual terrain. Can you figure out where it is?

    April 2, 2019, 11:22 am

    Review: Just Flight - Archer III For X-Plane

    The Piper Cherokee line is a classic, having been built with a variety of engines over many years and still in production today. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt takes a look at one of the current models, the Archer III for X-Plane by Just Flight. He finds the visuals and audio to be "great", the flight model is "outstanding" and that Just Flight has included an excellent set of documentation, making a great choice for the GA fan.

    March 29, 2019, 11:03 am

    Review: Mad Flight Studio - Spectr-Aero SP-30

    Being that the Spectr-Aero SP-30 is not the prettiest plane on the field, you might be tempted to not give it a look. But that would be a big mistake. Designer Mad Flight Studio has created what may well be the most detailed light aircraft ever made by X-Plane. It has the accurate flight model and 3D details you'd expect, but goes way beyond that with features that include aircraft maintenance, walk-around inspection, optional crop-dusting equipment and much more. You'll need to read Stuart McGregor's review to the end to learn about it all.

    March 22, 2019, 2:20 pm

    Flight Simulator Audio

    Sound is a part of flight experience that is sometimes overlooked, but it adds an important extra dimension to the realisim that we all seek. For nearly twenty years Aaron Swindle (Skysong Soundworks) has been supplying the flight simulator community with improved sounds. In this article he discusses various aspects of audio and how it applies to flight simulation, from the early days of basic loops to the complex sounds cones of today.

    March 19, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Review: Orbx EGSG Stapleford Aerodrome

    EGSG Stapleford Aerodrome is a busy general airfield not far from London. Orbx has recreated it for X-Plane with their usual high level of detail. Reviewer Bruno Esperanca was pleased with the results and says he would easily recommend this scenery.

    March 13, 2019, 6:19 pm

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    FS Dream Team (FSDT) continues to update their ever popular GSX product (Ground Services Expansion). They have just released two videos showing the use of PBR within GSX and another that shows how easy it will be to create custom logos for ground operators and jetways.

    April 24, 2019, 5:43 pm

    A Pilot's Life To Include Live Map

    A Pilot's Life from Sim Bit World aims to give purpose to your flight simulator flying. It simulates a commercial pilot career, from junior first officer to senior captain at a major airline. Development is ongoing with new features being added, including the just announced live map that will allow you to see all users who are currently in flight.

    April 24, 2019, 5:27 pm

    Nemeth Designs Announces Sikorsky S-76

    In a brief announcement in their forums, Nemeth Designs has announced they are working on a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. The S-76 will come for FSX, FSX Steam Edition and Prepar3D with both legacy and new PBR textures. The planned release date is somewhere in June 2019.

    April 24, 2019, 10:02 am

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    Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to FSExpo

    Win an all-expenses paid trip to Orlando for FlightSimExpo 2019. Courtesy of Thrustmaster, one lucky simmer will win travel, accommodation, and event access for FlightSimExpo on June 7-9, 2019 and a Thrustmaster prize package.

    April 23, 2019, 4:38 pm

    17th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

    Announcing the 17th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship. This year's Virtual World Aerobatic Championship is held in Chateauroux Deols (LFLX), France. You can choose one or more from categories from beginner to unlimited and test your skills against other pilots.

    April 23, 2019, 4:12 pm

    Aerosoft - A320 Family Professional Bundle for P3D v4.4

    The previously released A318/A319 and A320/A321 packages from Aerosoft are now available together as a bundle at the FlightSim.Com Store, with a reduced price over the individual packages. The A320 Family Professional Bundle for P3D v4.4 includes airplanes that are some of the most common in the sky, developed specifically for 64 bit platforms.

    April 23, 2019, 1:28 pm

    Carenado Announces 390 Premier IA For X-Plane

    The Premier IA is a light business jet manufactured by Beechcraft. Carenado has briefly announced on Facebook that they will be bringing this plane to X-Plane and provided a few screen shots.

    April 23, 2019, 10:13 am

    CAE3 Campbell River Water Aerodrome Freeware Coming Soon

    Coming soon to Prepar3D v3 and v4 is freeware scenery from Orbx of CAE3 Campbell River Water Aerodrome. Once the busiest seaplane base in the world, today it's not quite so busy but has lots of character. The scenery includes all of Tyee Spit and includes airport buildings, the city of Campbell River, the John Hart Generating Station and many other landmarks.

    April 22, 2019, 1:58 pm

    Prealsoft Scenery Design Releases Casablanca GMMN

    Prealsoft Scenery Design announces the release of Casablanca GMMN for FSX and Prepar3D. Mohammed V International Airport is an international airport serving Casablanca, Morocco. The scenery features a detailed rendition of the airfield with 3D grass, autogen, customized buildings, animated runways and more.

    April 22, 2019, 12:22 pm

    Historic Airline Group Expands Again

    Those interested in a virtual airline that recreates historic airlines of the past will like Historic Airline Group. They have just announced an expansion and the addition of new airlines and routes. Includes are Midway, Western Airlines, TWA, BOAC, PSA and People Express.

    April 22, 2019, 10:55 am

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