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Avro Anson C12 Civil Avro Anson C12 Civil

Download added on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:14:28 GMT

A stand-alone civilian Avro Anson C12 alternative pack for use with the payware FSAddon Avro Anson base package. Includes four additional liveries (two real and two fictional), some 2D auxiliary panels with radio, navigation and flight control gauges and alternative aircraft.cfg and .air files. By Vladimir Gonchar. Screenshot of Avro Anson C12 Civil in flight. Liveries: ZK-AXY: Ex-RAF Anson C12 PH599.Entered RAF service in February 1945. Arrived to Australia in August 1945....

Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD

Download added on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:10:57 GMT

Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD, c/n: 2072, built: 1939, Luftsportclub Pelkum 1960. Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim. About 2900 Fi 156s, mostly Cs, were produced from 1937 to 1945 at the Fieseler Factory in Kassel. A repaint for the payware FSAddon Fi-156 Fieseler Storch. By Milan Stefanovic. Screenshot of Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD in flight. Installation: Unzip to a temporary folder. Copy the texture.D-EAWD into the "GFA Fieseler Storch...

SIU Aviation Cessna 172 N5318G SIU Aviation Cessna 172 N5318G

Download added on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:09:10 GMT

A repaint for the payware A2A C172 Trainer. The real aircraft is 2003 Cessna 172R, Fixed wing single engine (4 seats / 1 engine). By Ryan Pitt. Screenshot of SIU Aviation Cessna 172 N5318G in flight. To install, place the texture.N5318G folder in your A2A_C172 folder under FSX->SimObjects->Airplanes. Also add the text below to your texture.cfg in the A2A_C172 folder. Replace the "x" with the next texture number. [fltsim.x] title=C172R...

College Of Air Training Piper Cherokee College Of Air Training Piper Cherokee

Download added on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:07:41 GMT

Five British repaints for the payware Carenado Cherokee 180F. These Cherokees were used by the College Of Air Training at Hamble from 1970 to 1984. Repaint by Peter Watkins. Screenshot of College Of Air Training Piper Cherokee on runway. Installation: Copy the texture file into the 'Carenado Cherokee' folder in FSX SimObjects 'Airplanes' folder. Copy and add the following to the aircraft.CFG file, replacing the 'xx' with your next number in...

Cessna 182T Skylane G-LUEK Cessna 182T Skylane G-LUEK

Download added on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:06:03 GMT

Repaint of G-LUEK for the payware A2A Cessna 182 Skylane. G-LUEK originally started out as N2467A in the U.S.A. in 2006. It became G-LUEK in 2009 when it was added to the U.K. CAA register. By Alexander Firth. Screenshot of Cessna 182T Skylane G-LUEK on the ground. Installation: Copy the "texture.G-LUEK" folder into your A2A_C182 folder. Add the following text to your Aircraft.CFG. Remember to change the XX to the next sequence...

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Welcome to Fly Away Simulation. We cover many aspects of flight simulation on this website including the popular series released by Microsoft: Microsoft Flight, Flight Simulator X, FS2004 and of course X-Plane by Laminar Research.

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Before you are able to become a virtual aviator, you need a package for your PC or Mac. We feature some great free flight simulation packages that users may download including X-Plane, FlightGear and Orbiter. However, for a true simulation experience with maximum features and expansion options, we currently recommend Microsoft Flight Simulator X or X-Plane from Laminar Research; both can be purchased from our store, SimShack with worldwide delivery.

Before you can enjoy virtual aviation, you will need to get yourself a flight sim package.  There are many out there, but currently the best and most expandable are Microsoft Flight Simulator X or X-Plane.

Order FSXFSX

Microsoft's flight simulation packages have always been the most popular, and not by chance.  They feature complete world scenery and many stunning aircraft out of the box.  Microsoft FSX is the latest of their simulation series that offers "full world" simulation with a complete experience.  This differs from the newer 2012 "Microsoft Flight" game, as this is not a complete package out of the box; it's more of a quick, fun game with no third party add-on support - so for those who want the full experience, we recommend FSX.

Order X-PlaneX-Plane 10

X-Plane has always been the professional's choice, it features many advanced functions and ultimate realism.  Just released is X-Plane version 10, which is quite possibly the ultimate package there is available.  X-Plane runs on Windows and Mac so you don't have to worry about what operating system you run.  Out of the box, over 20 aircraft are included and highly detailed world scenery with thousands of airports and airfields.

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Germanwings Alps Plane Crash: Possible Causes Germanwings Alps Plane Crash: Possible Causes

Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:53 GMT (5852 reads)

Unless you have totally managed to avoid the media for the last two days, you will no doubt have witnessed the atrocious scenes that have taken place nearby Nice, towards the French Alps. An Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying under Germanwings, Flight 9525, was taking 150 people (including 6 crew) across from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. The aircraft, however, never made it to Germany as it crashed 100 km to the north-west of Nice. 

Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation? Do You Recognize This Pioneer Who Dominated Early 20th Century Aviation?

Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:03 GMT (630 reads)

Born in 1882 to a clergy family in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, this aviation pioneer formed a long-standing aircraft manufacturing company that designed and produced legendary military and civilian aircraft.

Announcing FlightSimCon 2015 Announcing FlightSimCon 2015

Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:50:04 GMT (953 reads)

As one of the flagship events of the year, FlightSimCon has become a genuine smash hit amongst fans of flight sim and aviation. It’s constantly changing list of exhibitors that are on offer, mixed in with the massive new showings and features that you will get to experience makes it one of the absolute must-see events. 

Carenado Release Cessna S550 Citation II HD Series for FSX/P3D Carenado Release Cessna S550 Citation II HD Series for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:36:49 GMT (1265 reads)

The Cessna Citation II was recently released by Carenado, and was part of the HD Series released by the group. As one of the most prominent names in the modding world for flight simulators, the S550 was much anticipated prior to release, with the bar set so high with the original release.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Review Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition Review

Posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:37:53 GMT (13886 reads)

If you have been a fan of flight simulation for some time, then you’ll no doubt be aware of just how effective the Microsoft Flight Simulator series has been over the years. It’s become the absolute staple of flight simulation quality and realism for many years and is one of the flagship Microsoft gaming products. The most recent release, Flight Simulator X, was hugely received at the time and quickly established itself as the key player within the flight simulation industry. 

A2A Simulations PA-28 Cherokee 180 Review A2A Simulations PA-28 Cherokee 180 Review

Posted on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:21:26 GMT (2397 reads)

As massive fans of the popular brand of aircraft produced by A2A Simulations, it’s no surprise that we were more than happy to try out their latest release – the PA-28 Cherokee 180. It’s got class and style in abundance, whist also offering you something a bit more whimsical to try out. In true A2A style this comes with all the bells and whistles that you might be expecting, but just how good is it in the end? Does it really give you everything that you need to get the most out of your flight simulation experience?

Train Simulator 2015 Review Train Simulator 2015 Review

Posted on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:17:55 GMT (2696 reads)

As any good simulation fan will know, the market is expanding all the time. Whilst Microsoft Flight Simulator is probably the most well-known of all the kinds out there, the simulation genre has spanned countless different industries and styles. From the likes of Theme Park and SimCity that allowed you to take on management properties of corporations and cities to the individual simulators out there like flight simulations, you’ve got so much to choose form that takes you a little bit further beyond “the norm” for what a gaming experience typically delivers.

20 Of The Best Freeware Helicopters for FSX 20 Of The Best Freeware Helicopters for FSX

Posted on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:53:44 GMT (3565 reads)

Whilst flight simulators are most commonly associated with using aircraft such as a passenger plane or a fighter jet, the helicopters that are available for choice are every bit as impressive. Thankfully, for those who are on a budget, you can get countless excellent freeware packages to give you new aircraft to fly all the time. 

IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Review IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Review

Posted on Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:41:24 GMT (4679 reads)

Out of all the video game genres out there, the flight simulation niche seems to be one of the least popular for variety. In the modern times, we’ve have the various flight simulators released by Microsoft and a few similar approaches, but outside of that there’s not been too many epics out there on to take to the skies in. The problem seems to be a lack of realism, or a lack of features.

FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:33:04 GMT (2561 reads)

Having been around since the days of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, FSFlyingSchool is one of the most popular additions out there to any would-be pilot. 

Nemeth MBB/Kawasaki BK-117 Helicopter Released for FSX Nemeth MBB/Kawasaki BK-117 Helicopter Released for FSX

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:26:30 GMT (2602 reads)

Whilst for many users the attraction of using a flight simulator tends to be the usage of aircraft such as fighter jets and large cruiser planes, for lots of people the most enjoyable aspect is taking to the skies in a helicopter. It gives you an entirely different flight experience to what you might be used to, especially if you have any real-life flight experience in a plane! However, the problem is that the level of helicopters offered within flight simulators at the moment can be a little bit limited.

Announcing Release Of FSCaptain 1.6 Announcing Release Of FSCaptain 1.6

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:24:34 GMT (2474 reads)

Following a recent announcement in late December, the latest changes to the popular FSCaptain have been released in the form of FSCaptain 1.6. Designed by Systems Unlimited, FSCaptain is one of the premium packages out there for those who want to enhance their flight simulation capabilities, and give them more feedback than ever before.

SP4/Texture Update 2 For REX4 Released SP4/Texture Update 2 For REX4 Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:07:00 GMT (2233 reads)

Having been a prominent name within the varied flight simulation modding community for some time, REX Game Studios have produced some of the leading environmental and scenery improvements made for Prepar3D and other flight simulators. Their quality in design has been one of their main selling points for many years, with another key factor being their open willingness to update and improve their old products. Not many packages get updated once they are released; by REX Game Studios have always made a point of taking on their old works and improving them even further.

HJG Wide-Body Website Update HJG Wide-Body Website Update

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:59:41 GMT (1912 reads)

The flight simulation community is one that is growing all the time, as those with different skills, experiences and passions enter the frame to start releasing new products all the time. For anyone who has used the flight simulation modding community before to find new updates and add-ons for their flight simulation experience, they’ll no doubt have noticed that there is a specific uptake on the amount of classic-based packages out there. 

REX Soft Clouds Released for FSX/P3D REX Soft Clouds Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:29:23 GMT (3385 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using any flight simulator is always going to be the realism – if you can’t get the right kind of detail and atmosphere around your plane when you are in the air, there isn’t really much point in getting involved, is there?

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