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    Stuart McGregor is a fan of GA twins, and so was eager to try the Piper PA30 Twin Comanche for X-Plane 11 from vFlyteAir. He was not disappointed. The model was purpose-built from the ground up to take advantage of all the new features of X-Plane 11 such as FMOD sounds, Physical Based Rendering (PBR), interactive menu system and more.

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    The Blackburn Firebrand

    The Blackburn Firebrand is not one of the more famous planes of WWII, but it does have an interesting history and some interesting flight characteristics as well. Martin La Grange tells the story of how the Firebrand came to be and developed during use, and also introduces the Alphasim version that you can use in your flight simulator.

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    Flight Sim Show 2017

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    Going Places - Back North

    Continuing from the previous "Going Places" installment where he arrived in Montevideo, Rodolfo Astrada turns around and heads back north. As before, he weaves in stories of the regions being traveled, including Uruguay and Madeira, and aircraft history, including the Boeing 727.

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    Wings Of Freedom Tour

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    Interview With Frederick Zealor

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    Review: Milviz - DHC-2 Beaver

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    Review: Fire Flight

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    Member Focus: Michael Hayward

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    Lockheed F-35 Simulator

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    September 18, 2017, 1:57 pm

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    Perfect Flight - Private Flights - Lear 45

    The Lear 45 is a mid-size business jet produced by the Learjet Division of Bombardier Aerospace. It was the first all-new design since the original Learjet, and significantly altered the Learjet line. In this representation from Perfect Flight you will come across a complete and realistic simulation experience. The missions pack that works with FSX and Prepar3D v2/v3/v4 adds more value and enjoyment.

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    RealWorld Scenery - 3D Greece 2017 Complete Vol. 1

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    October 20, 2017, 10:01 am

    Gibson Sceneries - Australia Northern Territory

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    Taburet - Scotland 10m Mesh

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    FSX-P3D Scenery - KHPN Westchester County Apt

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    FSDreamTeam - KSDF Louisville Int'l Airport

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    October 18, 2017, 9:26 am

    Announcing FSX SpacePort

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    Rolling Cumulus Releases Four Adventure Bundles

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