• Gift Guide: Virtualcol - CRJ Series Pack

    Virtualcol's first new flight simulator product for 2017 is the CRJ Series Pack for FSX and P3D. It includes all variants -- the 200, 700, 900 and 1000 Series and over 100 liveries to choose from. Reviewer Michael Hayward found that he definitely enjoyed his time with the CRJ Pack, and describes his reactions in both words and in a video.

    December 18, 2018, 5:21 pm

    Review: Alabeo - Cessna 177 Cardinal

    The C177 Cardinal is in some ways a rather unique member of Cessna's GA family. Its lack of wing struts give it a sleeker look that appeals to many. The X-Plane 11 version from Alabeo certainly appealed to reviewer Stuart McGregor. He found it to be a high-quality offering, with a great level of detail and well worth considering as a step up from more basic aircraft.

    December 17, 2018, 5:08 pm

    Gift Guide: Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

    The Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer has been a very successful military aircraft for many years and used by a variety of countries. Just Flight recently released a version for X-Plane 11 and reviewer Shawn Weigelt was eager to try it. He found it great fun to fly low and fast, with the plane being simple enough that it was easy for a flight simulator GA pilot to transition.

    December 16, 2018, 5:20 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - Stinson L-5

    The Stinson L-5 is typical of the type of aircraft developed during WWII for duties such as liaison, artillery spotting, photo-reconnaissance and casualty evacuation. The Aeroplane Heaven Stinson L5 for FSX and Prepar3D, published by Just Flight, comes in seven liveries. Reviewer Nigel Porter found it to be nicely presented and both fun and challenging to fly.

    December 15, 2018, 3:14 pm

    Where in the World Feature 112

    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 had some easy clues that might be overlooked and resulted in many wrong guesses. This month's challenge is to an interesting tourist destination. Can you figure out where?

    December 14, 2018, 6:21 pm

    Gift Guide: Carenado Cessna 340 For X-Plane 11

    Carenado is well known for creating great looking general aviation aircraft. Their Cessna 340 II has been around for years in different versions, but is now available for X-Plane 11 and brings new features like PBR materials that make the exterior really look like the metal on a real airplane. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt loved the look of plane and was satisfied with the accessible flight model.

    December 13, 2018, 2:45 pm

    Gift Guide: Just Flight - PA28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

    The Piper Cherokee family of single engine GA planes has satisfied pilots' needs for years. At top of the range is the PA28R Turbo Arrow III/IV, with retractable gear are more horsepower than lesser models. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt tries out the X-Plane 11 version from Just Flight and finds the plane to be an absolute joy and one of the best "study level" add-ons available.

    December 12, 2018, 5:50 pm

    Tutorial: X-Plane 11 And Low End Systems

    Newer sims like X-Plane 11 are demanding on computer hardware, and more on GPU capability than some previous flight simulators. In this tutorial, Dominic Smith goes over the various settings available in X-Plane 11. He discusses what they do and how you can use them to get acceptable performance even on a lower end computer.

    December 11, 2018, 5:14 pm

    Gift Guide: Drzewiecki Design - Seattle Airports X

    Seattle Airports X is the most complete, up-to-date, affordable and performance-friendly scenery package of five airports in the Seattle metropolitan area, Washington state, USA. This product is compatible with FSX, P3D and FSW. Reviewer Augusto Ferreira liked the five included airports enough that he considers the scenery a must-have for anyone flying the Pacific Northwest. (Also see our review of the X-Plane version)

    December 10, 2018, 5:48 pm

    Gift Guide: Flight1 / JSS Simulations - Transall C-160

    As we do each year around this time, we look back at some of our favorite reviews and repost them as "gift guides" to give you ideas for your favorite flightsimmer, or for yourself! The Transall C-160 from Flight1 and JSS Simulations comes with fully working systems including pressurization, highly detailed static elements including wheel chocks and pitot covers, 3D pilots and even a simulated discharge procedure. Reviewer Bill Stack puts the plane through its paces.

    December 9, 2018, 1:13 pm

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  • TOGA Projects Envtex SP2 Released

    TOGA Projects announces Service Pack 2 for their Envtex product for FSX/P3D. Envtex offers a new immersion level to your flight simulator by replacing many default textures and effects. The update adds P3D v4.4 compatibility and integration with ASCA and REX Skyforce 3D plus many new textures.

    December 19, 2018, 9:41 am

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    NL2000 v5.01 Released

    The NL2000 Team has surprised its users at Christmas with the first packages of the announced version 5. NL2000 is photo scenery of the entire Netherlands, which has always been very popular. It now supports FSX and Prepar3D including the latest version P3D v4. The new release is available in two resolutions to allow people with different computer specs to get the version best for them.

    December 18, 2018, 5:05 pm

    FlightSimExpo 2019 Launches Discounted Advance Registration

    FlightSimExpo 2019 is coming to Orlando in June 2019. Today advanced ticket sales have opened, and the first 200 people can purchase tickets at a reduced price. Registration includes full, two-day event access, entrance to all seminars and panels, morning refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, and free appetizers and drinks during a social event on Saturday afternoon.

    December 17, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Drubware Releases FS Cabin Crew For X-Plane

    Drubware announces the release of FS Cabin Crew for X-Plane. Long available for FSX, this is a module that adds a cabin crew to your flights. You'll be able to hear the crew making announcements to your passengers during the entire flight, from the very beginning until you arrive at destination.

    December 17, 2018, 1:28 pm

    X-Plane 11.30 Release Candidate 1 And Toe Brakes

    X-Plane 11.30 release candidate 1 (RC1) is now out, which means the official release of this updated version is getting very close. In his most recent blog entry, Ben Supnik reports on the latest news related to RC1. He also gives a detailed report on a new feature related to automatic toe brakes.

    December 17, 2018, 11:22 am

    Windsock Simulations Previews LIME Bergamo

    Windsock Simulations and Tailstrike Designs has released new preview images of their upcoming X-Plane scenery of LIME Bergamo. The pictures give a good view of the airport which seems to be nearing completion. They report that a release date has not been set yet but it shouldn't be that long.

    December 17, 2018, 9:11 am

    FlightSoft Christmas Holiday Bundles

    For the holiday season FlightSoft offers up two Christmas Holiday Bundles. Each bundle includes four of their products, but at a greatly reduced price compared to buying each add-on individually. Flightsoft bundles let you fly to warm beaches or exotic Asian destinations in planes such as the DC-10 jetliner.

    December 16, 2018, 3:04 pm

    Flysimware Now In FlightSim.Com Store

    Today we would like to welcome Flysimware as the latest company to allow us to sell their products through our new FlightSim.Com Store. They have years of experience creating aircraft for our sims. From Flysimware you can fly anything from a 1917 Nieuport 24 to a modern Falcon 50 jet, or a vintage helicopter like the Bell 47G for FSX/P3D.

    December 16, 2018, 1:16 pm

    PPL Training Course Using A2A Cessna 172

    Are you a beginning flightsimmer who would like to learn how to fly like real pilots do? Most real world pilots begin by training for their PPL (private pilot license) and one of the most popular training aircraft is the Cessna 172. Peter Matthess has created a series of PPL training video on Youtube that will teach you to flying use the A2A Simulations C172.

    December 16, 2018, 10:49 am

    VATSIM Holiday Events

    Looking for some online flying to do during this holiday season? VATSIM has many events going on that will let you fly to various parts of the world. Upcoming events include flights to the Caribbean, Italy, eastern Europe, Canada and more.

    December 16, 2018, 9:18 am

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