• Review: Aerosoft - Airport Anchorage For X-Plane

    Sometimes it's nice to look at a somewhat older product and see how it compares with the latest. Patrick Putlend does that by looking at Airport Anchorage for X-Plane from Aerosoft. He finds that while it shows its age in some areas, it's still a scenery he'd recommend that realistically creates an unusual and scenic location worth flying into.

    August 18, 2019, 9:45 am

    Review: Just Flight DC-8 Jetliner Series 50 To 70

    There are plenty of older add-ons still worth using and in this review Meng Yu looks at one of them. DC-8 Jetliner Series 50 To 70 from Just Flight lets FSX and Prepar3D pilots fly one of the pioneering jet airliners. The pack includes the later versions, and all of them, with some interesting differences between the variants including two quite different cockpits.

    August 15, 2019, 10:19 am

    Interview With Austin Goudge - OpenSceneryX

    X-Plane scenery is largely built around libraries of objects and probably no library is more important that OpenSceneryX. It includes a well organized collection of buildings, objects, static aircraft, people, flags and much more that can be freely used by designers. In this interview we talk with Austin Goudge, the man behind the project, and learn about its origins, inner details and future plans.

    August 11, 2019, 12:47 pm

    Review: Orbx - Australia V2

    Orbx returns to their roots with Australia v2. This massive scenery covers the entire continent, 3.1 million sq mi (8 million sq km). It has lots of photoreal areas but also numerous bridges, marinas, lakes, parks, cities, road and rail networks... MrYorkiesWorld offers a report on this scenery that he scores as a 10 out of 10.

    August 7, 2019, 12:43 pm

    Review: Aerosoft - Antarctica X

    Not many scenery add-ons are so ambitious as to cover an entire continent, but Antarctica X from Aerosoft does just that. This cold southern continent actually has quite a few runways serving the research stations there. The scenery for FSX/P3D offers detailed versions of the most important bases, lower detail version of lesser runways, and improvements continent-wide. Plus as a bonus, a Twin Otter aircraft on skis, giving you a suitable airplane to explore with. Reviewer Meng Yu enjoyed exploring this new part of the world.

    August 4, 2019, 9:54 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Genoa XP

    Aerosoft lets you fly to a beautiful part of Italy with their Airport Genoa XP scenery for X-Plane 11. Reviewer Paul Mort paid a visit and enjoyed both the detailed airport and the surrounding city scenery. He was impressed with the large and detailed area included and the accuracy and placement of scenery objects. Despite some minor flaws he listed this as recommended for X-Plane pilots.

    August 1, 2019, 10:48 am

    Review: Drzewiecki Design - Polish Airport Vol.1 XP

    Drzewiecki Design has treated us to scenery all around the world, for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. In this review Michael Hayward takes a look at an X-Plane package of their home country of Poland. Polish Airports Vol. 1 includes some of the major airports in the country, in very nice detail using the latest scenery techniques. Michael especially enjoyed flying them at night. [NOTE: This and all Drzewiecki scenery is now on sale at the FlightSim.Com Store]

    July 28, 2019, 9:57 am

    Interview With Martyn Northall - Just Flight

    Just Flight has been around for a long time -- founded as The Associates in 1996, the same year FlightSim.Com opened. During that time they've developed a reputation for quality add-ons for the full range of available flight simulators. In this interview, Martyn Northall tells us about the company's history, its current products and plans for the future.

    July 25, 2019, 10:23 am

    Where in the World Feature 118

    The Where In The World series challenge from Ron Blehm continues. Despite some good clues, last month proved to be unusually difficult, so congratulations to those who figured it out. So this month we have a northern airport with an interesting approach. Can you figure out which airport it is?

    July 22, 2019, 4:19 pm

    Review: Wings Over The Reich

    OBD Software was very successful in creating a truly immersive WWI simulator in their previous "Wings Over Flanders Fields". Now with Wings Over The Reich they apply their skills to WWII air combat. Reviewer Michael Hayward finds that flying these old planes really immerses you in the world of the 1940's where your skills determine the results of the realistic campaigns. For a WWII simulator you won't get better than this.

    July 19, 2019, 3:55 pm

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  • Out Now! UltimateDefrag Version 6

    New at the FlightSim.Com Store is version 6 of UltimateDefrag. UltimateDefrag6 is the only defragmentation and hard drive optimizer designed to give high end simulations, games and applications the performance you are looking for. Disk load time can affect your sim frame rates, so having a properly defragged disk is important for performance.

    August 20, 2019, 4:37 pm

    Aeroplane Heaven Releases Socata Rallye MS-893

    New for Prepar3D v4.4 is the Socata Rallye MS-893 from Aeroplane Heaven. The Socata Rallye is a single engine low wing aeroplane highly capable of STOL performance. The plane comes with three different avionics options, a wide variety of liveries, authentic stereo sounds and more.

    August 20, 2019, 12:01 pm

    VSKYLABS Test-Pilot: He-162 Project News Flash

    VSKYLABS has posted a video and other information providing some news on their upcoming He-162. Expected to be released for X-Plane late this year, the video shows some action from initial VR sessions. Significant progress is also reported on the unusual BMW-003 engine that is an important part of the plane.

    August 20, 2019, 11:21 am

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    Infinite Flight Discount Week

    To celebrate National Aviation Day all week, the Infinite Flight is now on sale for 80% off the regular price. Infinite Flight offers the most comprehensive flight simulation experience on mobile devices, whether you are a curious novice or a decorated pilot.

    August 19, 2019, 5:03 pm

    Orbx - LYBE Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport

    New for Prepar3D v4 from Orbx is scenery of LYBE Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport located in Belgrade, Serbia. The entire airport has been modeled with lots of detail, including things like interior modeling throughout the entire terminal building. Beyond the airport, included is a comprehensive CityScene, covering the majority of the metro area.

    August 19, 2019, 3:53 pm

    Drzewiecki Design Previews Tokyo Project

    Drzewiecki Design has provide a brief update on their Tokyo project for Prepar3D and X-Plane 11. The landmark volcano Mount Fuji will be included as well as notable structures such as the famous Tokyo Tower and the 634 meter high Tokyo Skytree.

    August 19, 2019, 2:36 pm

    DCS: Supercarrier Update

    Those interested in combat flight simulator will find the latest news from DCS World interesting. They are hard at work creating the most accurate and detailed aircraft carrier model ever created for flight simulation. The Nimitz-class supercarrier will have a realistic deck crew, accurate carrier communications, skins for a variety of ships and more.

    August 19, 2019, 1:19 pm

    Just Flight 747 Classic Cockpit Screen Shots

    Just Flight has been providing us with regular updates on their upcoming 747 Classic. The latest features detailed screen shots of the cockpit. The pictures show the high level of detail throughout the cockpit. The 747 Classic will be for FSX and Prepar3D and is reported to be in the final stages of development.

    August 19, 2019, 11:53 am

    UK2000 Scenery - Inverness Xtreme 2019

    UK2000 Scenery announces the release of their first new product featuring HD and multi material textures plus improved models. Inverness Xtreme 2019 is primarily made for Prepar3D v4. There will also be an X-Plane version and later versions for FSX and P3D v3.

    August 19, 2019, 10:47 am

    Carenado Previews F50 For X-Plane

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