• Where In The World #86

    Who knew that Batman was in Turkey? Well, those who correctly answered last month's challenge did. Time for a new Where In The World challenge from Ron Blehm. Rather few got last month's challenge. This time you'll need to identify "one of the most beautiful places in the entire southern hemisphere". Are you up to the challenge?

    July 21, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Review: Flight Factor B767-300 Professional

    Usually when writing an aircraft review a disclaimer is needed about the author not having flown the real plane. Not this time! Reviewer Tony Vallillo is a retired Boeing 767 captain with many hours in the plane and so can give the Boeing 767-300 Professional for X-Plane from Flight Factor a thorough evaluation.

    July 18, 2016, 5:59 pm

    Review: FoxOne Special Missions

    FoxOne Special Missions is an iOS or Android combat flight simulator app, and a follow on to FoxOne Advanced Edition. Reviewer Nirosan Pragash describes how it works, putting you through missions in highly detained scenery with planes like the F-15E Strike Eagle and Mirage 2000.

    July 16, 2016, 4:50 pm

    Interview With Ken Wigginton

    Ken Wigginton has greatly added to the collection of fine panels available to FS2004, FSX and now Prepar3D users. More recently he's expanded to creating complete airliner packages. In this interview we learn more about him, as well as his design techniques and motivations.

    July 13, 2016, 1:15 pm

    X-Plane's Core Libraries

    In using X-Plane scenery it's necessary to understand the importance and use of scenery libraries. Because certain libraries are common to so many scenery files, and are stable with only rare changes. we've assembled them into a core group that all X-Plane users should have installed. Dominic Smith explains how scenery works and how this common set of libraries should be used and where to get them.

    July 10, 2016, 10:23 am

    Review: iFMS

    iFMS by Michael Defeyter is a clever app for Android and iOS devices that lets you display realistic aircraft instruments from FSX, X-Plane or Prepar3D. This allows you to use your mobile device as a cockpit instrument, freeing up valuable space on your main screen. Reviewer Paul Mort describes how it works and the various options available.

    July 7, 2016, 5:20 pm

    Interview with David Molyneaux

    David Molyneaux got his start many years ago with a virtual airline, designing scenery, but has since gone on to be a prolific creator of classic aircraft for FS2004, with most also working in FSX. A lifelong aviation fan, he has also enjoyed model building and airshow photography. Learn more in our interview.

    July 3, 2016, 8:02 am

    Review: SIM720 - Augusta Regional Airport

    The Sim720 Augusta Airport has been created as a replica of the real world site. The package includes a wealth of custom created and placed objects and a high resolution ground polygon. Reviewer Dominic Smith finds it has some flaws but overall is a worthwhile addition to your X-Plane scenery collection.

    June 29, 2016, 3:34 pm

    Nels Anderson's 20th Anniversary Interview

    2016 marks the 20th anniversary of FlightSim.Com. Since its inception, Nels Anderson has been the driving force, launching, piloting, and navigating it to what it is today. His dedication has resulted in one of the largest collections of files and articles of any single flight simulator source. In this interview, some of the biggest names in the community ask Nels the things they've always wanted to know about him and FlightSim.Com.

    June 24, 2016, 10:52 am

    Head-2-Head: Boeing 737 200/500/700

    Ron Blehm returns with another Head-2-Head comparison of available flightsim jetliners. This time he looks at the "Baby Boeings", three models of the B737, the -200, -500 and -700. Read on as he puts them through their paces on takeoff performance and cruise.

    June 21, 2016, 7:35 am

    Review: DC-6B Legends Of Flight

    From time to time we like to look at an older add-on that is still worthy of your consideration. In this review, Erwin Welker examines one of his favorites, the DC-6B Legends Of Flight for FSX from Just Flight. This is a classic prop airliner, with the flightsim design actually being by Aeroplane Heaven. It's a pleasure to fly and comes with a wide variety of features, liveries, etc.

    June 17, 2016, 5:42 pm

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  • Dovetail Games Teams With Boeing For FSX

    Dovetail Games announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with leading aviation and aerospace company Boeing to bring officially licensed add-ons to Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition (FSX: Steam Edition).

    July 22, 2016, 1:35 pm

    Manfred/Visser C-47 V3 Beta Released

    Jan Visser announced today that an upgraded version of Manfred Jahn's popular freeware Douglas C-47 for Flight Simulator X and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D is now available with an authentic vintage virtual cockpit and other improvements. A version that drops paratroopers is included.

    July 22, 2016, 1:19 pm

    FS2Crew - PMDG 737 NGX Reboot Captains Set

    FS2Crew now offers an updated PMDG 737 NGX Reboot Captains Set. This is an overhaul that brings the package up to the latest standards; by far the most sophisticated and advanced FS2Crew pack ever. This package also includes RAAS Professional (Runway Awareness and Advisory System).

    July 21, 2016, 4:03 pm

    FS2Crew - PMDG 737 NGX Reboot Voice & Button Control

    FS2Crew announces PMDG 737 NGX Reboot Voice & Button Control. the PMDG 737 NGX is probably the most popular add-on aircraft add-on in FS history. To celebrate this, FS2Crew decided to completely overhaul its old FS2Crew NGX product to bring it up to latest standards, and to make it a whole lot better. This is by far the most sophisticated and advanced FS2Crew ever.

    July 21, 2016, 1:15 pm

    Final Approach Sim - KEWR Newark Liberty Airport

    New from Final Approach Sim for FSX and Prepar3D is KEWR Newark Liberty International Airport. The scenery features custom airport buildings and ground vehicles, HD ground polygons, custom runway textures, night lighting and more. Also includes Kearny Heliport.

    July 21, 2016, 11:54 am

    Introducing Nordic Sky

    Virtual airline Fly UK announces the introduction of a brand new division: Nordic Sky. This new division franchise, simply branded as 'Nordic', has been established to better connect the population of western Norway.

    July 20, 2016, 10:48 am

    Boston Virtual: 17th Annual Boston Tea Party

    On Saturday, August 13, the controllers of Boston Virtual ARTCC will gather at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH, near the sites of the real world ZBW and A90, for one of the premier and longest running live events on the VATSIM network. They invite you to join them for the 17th Annual Boston Tea Party!

    July 19, 2016, 11:34 am

    Thrustmaster - Flight Rudder Pedals

    Now available at the FS Pilot Shop from Thrustmaster are Flight Rudder Pedals. These support all popular flightsims. Their ergonomic design lets you put your entire foot on the pedal, thanks to the heel rests. They also feature S.M.A.R.T. slide rails system for smooth control.

    July 19, 2016, 11:00 am

    BFDG Brazil - UH-60 BlackHawk for X-Plane

    The Brazilian Flightsim Development Group (BFDG) brings you the fantastic Sikorsky UH-60/S70 Blackhawk for X-Plane 10. The package includes six models in two major categories: with and without radome. Also includes four texture packs and a paint kit.

    July 15, 2016, 4:41 pm

    Airport Design Editor Version 1.70 Released

    Scruffyduck Software announces the release of Airport Design Editor (ADE) version 1.70. This new version now supports Prepar3D v3 in addition to FSX. New features include detailed footprints for library objects, file priority analyzer and snap to position when adding objects.

    July 14, 2016, 6:51 pm

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