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    Ten years ago, author Chris Liddell made the leap from flightsimming to flying real aircraft, and shared his training adventures with us in a series of articles under the banner "Going Solo". He's still an active PPL and has increased his flying skills over the years and now shares his next big adventure: instrument training. Training continues here in Part 4 including talk about holds and a side trip in a seaplane.

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    Review: Just Flight - Duchess Model 76 FSX/P3D

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    July 13, 2021, 5:13 pm

    Review: FSDG - Cape Town Int'l For MSFS 2020

    FilbertFlies takes a look at Cape Town International Airport (FACT) as created for MSFS 2020 by FSDG and published by Aerosoft. He found some impressive lighting and building interiors, but less impressive textures in many locations. His video will give you plenty of opportunity to judge for yourself if it's something you'd wish to add to your collection.

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    Tailstrike Designs Previews Orio al Serio Airport MSFS

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    July 23, 2021, 10:10 am

    Orbx Releases Mumbai Landmarks Pack For MSFS

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    MSFS July 22nd, 2021 Development Update

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    July 23, 2021, 9:27 am

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    FSExpo Updates Exhibitors List

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    July 22, 2021, 3:31 pm

    Aerosoft - Airport Mykonos for MSFS

    The latest airport release from Aerosoft for MSFS 2020 is Mykonos Airport on the Greek island of Mykonos. The scenery, designed by 29Palms, offers features such as a sloped runway, detailed 3D objects and buildings, animated apron vehicles and much more.

    July 22, 2021, 1:07 pm

    VSKYLABS To Demo At EAA Convention

    Next week at the annual EAA convention, VSKYLABS will offer a fuscion of real and virtual worlds as Kyle Fowler with Go EZ Aerobatics and his Long EZ will become ONE with the VSKYLABS Rutan LongEZ Project using X-Plane.

    July 22, 2021, 9:41 am

    VSKYLABS Previews Phoenix Air U-15 Project XP

    The VSKYLABS Phoenix Air U-15 Project for X-Plane by Laminar Research is coming soon. Initially released in 2017, it is going through a complete overhaul, practically a complete remake which brings it to fall in line with the latest VSKYLABS 2021 standards. Release of new v6.0 is expected later this month.

    July 21, 2021, 1:23 pm

    Realworld Scenery - St. Louis Lambert KSTL for MSFS

    Realworld Scenery announces the release of St. Louis Lambert KSTL scenery for MSFS 2020. Commonly referred to as Lambert Field, this is the largest airport in Missouri. The scenery features an accurate model of the airport with PBR textures on both buildings and ground. It also includes HDR night lighting, ground clutter and more.

    July 21, 2021, 1:07 pm

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