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    Dream Aero USA located in Maryland, lets US airline pilot wannabees try a realistic 6DOF simulator at a very reasonable price. So what happens when a real (former) airline pilot gives it a try? Tony Vallillo took a trip to the mall to find out. You'll just have to read the story to see how it went...

    February 18, 2020, 4:38 pm

    Review: Just Flight - PA28-181 Archer TX/LX

    The Piper Cherokee family of GA aircraft have been popular with pilots for years. Just Flight now offers the latest variant, the Archer TX/LX for X-Plane 11 and reviewer Jennifer Kimball wanted to give it a try. Jennifer is a real world pilot with lots of time in Cherokees and was impressed with the accuracy of the visual model as well as its flight characteristics.

    February 15, 2020, 4:16 pm

    Review: Orbx EGPH Edinburgh Airport

    Being from Scotland, reviewer Stuart McGregor was excited to be able to fly to EGPH Edinburgh Airport using the X-Plane scenery from Orbx. He found that Orbx has done a marvelous job in presenting the airfield and its surrounding area.

    February 12, 2020, 5:37 pm

    Fly With That One Pilot Chick #2

    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. Here is the second flight plus the feedback from the first one.

    February 9, 2020, 11:59 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Mega Airport Oslo V2

    Seeing winter all around inspired reviewer MrYorkiesWorld to travel north and visit Mega Airport Oslo V2 created for FSX/P3D by Aerosoft. He found the capital city's main airport to be highly realistic with good frame rates and a lengthy list of features. He offers his report with a brief text summary followed by a video.

    February 6, 2020, 3:30 pm

    Review: Orbx Tacoma Narrows

    Reviewer Shawn Weigelt had been waiting for KTIW Tacoma Narrows airport for years, and finally Orbx has provided it for X-Plane. He lives in the same town as KTIW and is very familiar with the airport, so was glad to find that the Orbx version is absolutely beautiful and incredibly realistic.

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    Ratty's Ramblings - Round The World

    Author Ian Radcliffe has been flightsimming for a long time -- since 1984 and FS2 on a Commodore 64. In an effort to give something back after all these years of enjoyment, Ian has offered a series of articles that will offer hints, insights and suggestions to enrich the flight simulator experience. This third article covers a number of topics, including around the world flights, online multiplayer flying, and a suggested trip around the island of Taiwan.

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    Review: Aerosoft A330 Professional

    Aerosoft offers a wide range of sophisticated Airbus models for Prepar3D v4, with the latest being the Airbus A330 Professional. This bigger brother to the ubiquitous A320 family has become the primary plane reviewer Alex Dickinson wants to fly each time he fires up the simulator. He finds it both flies and looks great, and liked it so much that we've given it one of our rare Excellence Awards.

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    Flight simulator pilots interested in flying older airliners from the prop era might enjoy joining virtual airline DC3 Airways. In this feature, Sherman Kaplan describes a special charter flight in the larger four-engine DC4 airliner as it makes its way from Palm Springs to Las Vegas.

    January 25, 2020, 10:57 am

    Review: Sim Wings Mega Airport London Heathrow Pro

    Over the past few years Sim Wings has created "professional" versions of some of the world's great airports. In this review, MrYorkiesWorld looks at their Mega Airport London Heathrow Professional for Prepar3D v4. He highly recommends it, finding its list of features impressive and the only downside that it requires a good computer system to run to its full capabilities.

    January 23, 2020, 8:23 am

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    X-Plane World Editor 2.2 Is Final

    The latest update for World Editor (WED) for X-Plane is out of beta testing and considered the official version. It can now be used to upload scenery to the Gateway, and is an incremental update that features the ability to preview facades in 3D, faster loading, and up to 100 "undo" operations.

    February 20, 2020, 12:43 pm

    SimCoders Releases Quest Kodiak Expansion

    SimCoders have released the Reality Expansion Pack for the X-Plane Quest Kodiak by Thranda. With it, the plane gets new features such as Realistic PT-6 engine, realistic flight dynamics, extra sounds, interactive walk-around and more.

    February 20, 2020, 11:45 am

    FSoftware Presidents Week Sale

    FSoftware is now running their Presidents Week Sale at the FlightSim.Com Store. For a limited time save 30% on all their products. They are a flight simulator scenery development company focusing on creating realistic add-ons for FSX and Prepar3D. Most of their scenery covers airports in Europe but also includes exotic locations like Easter Island.

    February 20, 2020, 10:58 am

    simHeaven Releases X-Europe 4

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    February 20, 2020, 10:44 am

    VRS F/A-18F Rhino Now Preordering For P3D

    Vertical Reality Simulations has announced that they are now taking pre-orders for their F/A-18F Rhino for Prepar3D. The VRS F/A-18F "Rhino" is the culmination of many years of research, modeling, texturing and state of the art developmental techniques. This is a two-seat variant of the Super Hornet with selectable rear-seat configurations for trainer and RIO stations.

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    SimWorks Studios Presidents Day Sale

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    February 19, 2020, 5:13 pm

    Realworld Scenery - Kodiak Alaska PADQ for P3Dv4

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    February 19, 2020, 3:37 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - EPKK Krakow X v3

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    Microsoft Flight Simulator - Where In The World Is That?

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