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Here you can browse the latest flight simulator and aviation news; topic by topic. You may select a category to view more news, however the latest 10 posts from each topic are listed here. All of our flight sim news is written and compiled by our team of in-house editors and covers updates, releases and latest free downloads for the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. We also have an aviation news section, where you can view the latest aviation industry updates.
Aviation news from the editors at Fly Away Simulation. Featuring the latest aviation and aerospace updates and press releases. We feature content about the latest airplane news and any topics related to real world aircraft, not flight simulation. International airports and general airport news are also included here.
The race is still on to find the missing Malaysian plane that disappeared on March 8, 2014. While the hope to find survivors is gone, there is still hope to find the plane just to know what happened in the last moments. However, this is setting up to be one of the most expensive searches in the history of plane searches.
It has been reported by Malaysia Airlines that they have lost contact with their flight MH370. The contact was lost while the aircraft was flying through airspace controlled by Vietnam.
Recent news about major problems with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has made me very concerned about the safety of the world’s stock of commercial aircraft. I read on the BBC website a summary of the Dreamliner’s problems. They include cracked windshields, computer malfunctions, battery breakdowns, fan shaft failures, fuel spills, oil leakages and more.
The entire airline industry has been in a crisis state over the past four years, and the future continues to look uncertain.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has obtained an approval for securing financing from its lenders and bankers to roll over its huge debt.
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator has now been discontinued by Microsoft, however there are news updates now and then featuring add-ons and downloads for CFS. The downloads are usually from developers that are still creating add-ons for Combat Flight Simulator. News is not often updated for this section.
Now available from Alpha Simulations is their version of the Fairey Swordfish biplane. Included are three variants with a variety of liveries and appropriate scenery. For details, click on Read More.
We have now opened our new CFS3, Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 download sections. These sections include quality addons and downloads for CFS3. We have lots of aircraft to download, Mustangs, P-47's, BF109's; all for download for CFS3. Our library will be updated often, in order to deliver to you the very best CFS experience. Click on Read More for the download links and other related CFS3 Links.
Now available from Icarus is their CFS2/FS2002 version of the Junkers EF125, a twin engine bomber featuring virtual cockpit, animations, two skins and more. For full details, click on Read More.
GMX Media has released a downloadable mini documentary for its upcoming CFS3 add-on FirePower. FirePower includes a wide variety of WWII era combat aircraft that were created with the participation of over thirty real warbird pilots. For full details, click on Read More.
In what is believed to be the first complete aircraft add-on release for CFS3, Aeroplane Heaven has upgraded its Battle of Britain MegaPack, previously for FS 2002 and CFS2, to be fully compatible with CFS3.
News related to computers and computer hardware will be posted here. We feature the latest news on processor developers such as Intel and AMD. Also, graphics cards from NVidia and ATI. Also included here are bug fixes or tutorials for fixing errors on your computer.
Flight Simulator flight stick expert, Saitek have released a new product, F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick – a high-end flight stick for every simmer who wants to be in control in a cockpit of any civilian and military aircraft.
VRinsight and Wilco Publishing released two new modules of cockpit hardware compatible with FS2004 and FSX, namely GPS-5 and Prop Cockpit Trainer.
Saitek has released Pro Flight X-65F Combat Control System.
Your flight simulator’s performance can be affected by your anti-virus software. But, if you don’t install an anti-virus software on your computer, you expose yourself to possible attacks. If you want to maintain the performance of your flight simulator while also protecting your computer, GameGuard might be just what you need.
In a press release in January 2010, Matrox announced the upgrade of its Multiple Graphics eXpansion Module Support. Matrox Graphics Inc., a major manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions headquartered in Montreal, Canada, announced its release of multiple DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) which are designed to drive up to four or six monitors, respectively, from a single system.
Our editorial section is one of our most interesting. Editors write about their opinions regarding flight simulators and add-ons, however we have several writers who write about real-life aviation and their flying experiences. Most of the editorials are opinion based, you should read them through and make your own mind up about the content.
With Christmas approaching us fast and everyone already thinking of gift ideas and budgets, we thought we'd share some fun flight simulator products that could bring the gift of flight to somebody you know this Christmas.
It wasn’t too long ago that flight simulation joysticks were simple: Right, Left. Forward, Backward. But just like the advances in flight simulation software, joysticks have come a long way.
Braniff International Airways was an innovative, forward-thinking, iconic American airline that started many trends in the airline industry, several of which are still being utilized today.
Under Steve Jobs leadership, Apple reversed its slide into mediocrity and now is one of the most profitable companies on the planet. Many PC owners have made the switch to the Mac platform. But what about all the great Windows-based programs like Microsoft Flight Simulator X? You love FSX, and you are a Mac owner. What do you do now? Don’t worry, captain! The good news is there are several ways to run FSX on Mac OS X.
Cruising at 30,000 feet, you look out the window of the cockpit to see the sun slowly rising as it gradually lets go of the horizon. You feel exhausted but happy. As a senior pilot for British Airways, you’ve just completed a long tour of the Far East with stops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Now you are finally heading home.
Flight Simulator 2000 and 2002 were the start of the next generation of flight simulators produced by Microsoft. The graphics were greatly improved from past versions and included many more aircraft as standard. The life of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 has come to an end, but we still feature articles related to 2002 sometimes. They will be posted in this section.
The VAS team released yet another public test version (2.0 alpha 7) of vasFMC. As many people were hoping, this release also contains the MS FS2004 gauge version plus customized versions of the Project Airbus A319 and A320 models including the vasFMC gauge integrated into the Ken Mitchel Airbus panel.
Now available from AlphaSim for FS2004 and FS2002 is the Lockheed U-2S, the most modern version of the famous Cold War "Dragon Lady" spy plane. For more information, click on Read More.
Now available from Ray Porteous/Razor Publications is a Boeing 737-400 manual with Cats Exam (Computer Analysing Testing System). Virtual airlines can use this to test pilots, with the exam software automatically submitting an email to the CEO on successful completion. For more information, click on Read More.
Now available for download is Samuli's McDonnell Douglas MD-80 panel for FS2002. The panel features real cockpit procedures, all important instruments, all aircraft systems and more. For full details, click on Read More.
FS2002 pilots interested in acquiring the ultimate flightsim version of the Handley Page Victor K2 are asked to contact Graeme Rodgers who can provide instructions on setting it up, based on the Alpha Simulations latest release. For more information, click on Read More.
Site updates and news topics related to the Internet's largest flight simulator website; Fly Away Simulation. Here you can find news related to the Fly Away Simulation site in general, notices and updates.
For over 5 years, the access to the file library here at Fly Away Simulation has been restricted to only registered members of the website. We have now opened up access to the file library for everyone, in fact - you don't even have to register for a "free" account; you don't need to register at all.
Microsoft held a press event at their Game Studios at Redmond, Washington in December 2011, to enable members of the community and press to discuss "Flight" in detail and have any questions answered. With Fly Away Simulation being one of the attendees at the event, they have covered the event and discussed the topics raised in detail on their website.
We have recently made some big changes to the website, with more features, a new design and much improved home page. However, we would like to do more for our users so we are asking for your help in providing suggestions for elements you would like to see on the home page, or even the whole site for that matter.
You can now advertise your flight simulator, aviation or any other website or product with Fly Away Simulation. Use our flight simulator portal to advertise your flight simulator or aviation related website or product and receive clicks and customers from users that are already interested in flight simulation, computers and aviation.
Today we announce the upcoming release of our flight simulator iPhone app. Users of the iPhone will be pleased to know that the Fly Away Simulation app will be made available on the Apple app store and iTunes in the coming weeks. The app will include many features for checking the latest flight simulator news, discussion forums, latest screenshots and images and more.
This section features news related to Microsoft in general, it does not have to be flight simulator specific. If there are any industry related press releases or updates about Microsoft that are somewhat related to flight simulator, they can be found here. Microsoft are the developers and publishers of the world's best selling flight simulator; Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Redmond, Washington-based ACES Studio, the Microsoft-owned internal group behind the venerable Microsoft Flight Simulator series, has been heavily affected by Microsoft's ongoing job cuts. Development sources have told Gamasutra that a large portion of the dev house's staff has been let go - with multiple reports indicating that the entire Flight Simulator team has been axed.
Microsoft, or the team at FSInsider.com have made a post regarding the closure of the ACES studio - read it first here. They write, "By now, many of you have heard that Microsoft has closed Aces Studio, the publisher of Microsoft Flight Simulator. This was not a reflection of the quality of the products Aces has developed, the sales performance of the games, or the quality of the team at Aces.
After more than 25 years of flying high near the top of Microsoft’s PC game portfolio, the venerable Flight Simulator franchise has quietly expired. Perhaps making way for younger, flashier — and far better-selling — productions such as the gargantuan “Halo” series on the Xbox, Microsoft is shutting down ACES studio as part of its biggest-ever wave of layoffs, effectively killing off Flight Simulator for now and perhaps for good.
Microsoft Friday confirmed swirling rumors that Thursday's layoffs claimed the developer team behind its venerable Flight Simulator game. The software maker declined to confirm whether the 27-year-old "FlightSim" product was being permanently grounded, but it hinted that FlightSim or technology from the game would re-appear in an Internet version for Windows and Xbox users.
US, January 23, 2009 - Microsoft has confirmed the closure of Aces Game Studio, the internal development studio responsible for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flight Simulator is one of the company's oldest product lines, stretching back more than 20 years. The closure came amidst the company's first major layoffs in its history, announced on Thursday. Approximately 5,000 Microsoft employees will be laid off; around 1,400 were cut immediately, with the remainder to but cut over the next 18 months.
After ACES studio was closed in 2009, nearly three decades of Microsoft supplying players with a means of flight simulation came to an end. So when Microsoft Flight® and it's free-to-play model came to the table in February of this year, there was a faint light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a current generation flight simulator, with constant support from Microsoft.
Microsoft Flight is a brand new franchise, set to appeal to a much wider audience than previous flight simulators. It is available as a free download and can be played for free. Although more content is unlocked if you choose to sign in to GFWL (Games For Windows Live), and more content can be bought and downloaded from the GFWL Marketplace.
Microsoft has announced the official launch date for Microsoft Flight: February 29th, 2012.
It's official, the release date for Microsoft's "Flight" simulation package for PC will be February 29th, 2012. Along with this announcement, they have also released 5 additional screenshots demonstrating some more features you can expect from Flight.
On December 13th 2011, the team at Fly Away Simulation were invited to an event demonstrating and discussing Microsoft's next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight. Many facts, information and topics were discussed at this event. William Luxton, a member of our editorial team was at the event and has the following report for your reading pleasure.
Flight Simulator 2004 was the flight simulator that changed it all for Microsoft. This product was the best selling flight simulator on the market and produced record sales. With many advanced features and improvements in the weather engine and graphics; aircraft and downloads being produced by freeware developers, this was one of the most customizable flight simulators for Windows. Some fans still think that this is a better simulator than later releases by Microsoft. While slowing down, FS2004 is still a very active topic.
A new product from SimFlight3D is 1947 C140 for FS2004.
If you want an advanced tool for planning your flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, you can’t look past Virtual Dispatch.
MikeMax Aviation has released Fun-Air Farmhouse Flying, an add-on that allows you to have a runway in your own backyard. If you want to take a break from landing at large airports and runways, you will enjoy this add-on.
MikeMax Aviation has announced a new product – a FS2004 scenery add-on for Salina-Gunnison Airport.
Flying Stations has released the final pack of the BAC/English Electric Canberra series for FS2004.
The most advanced and highly detailed flight simulator for the PC; Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Flight Simulator X or as it's know in the community FSX is the latest flight simulator developer by Microsoft and is currently the last flight simulator being produced by Microsoft and the ACES studio. The ACES team were cut from Microsoft's budget leaving no development team to work on the next flight simulator release. It's possible that Microsoft will sell the Flight Simulator franchise to an external company for them to develop a new release, however nothing has been confirmed. This topic features news related to the latest add-ons, software and downloads for FSX.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flight simulator news that does not belong to a specific topic can be found here, or news that spans multiple topics. For example, an add-on for FSX and FS2004 will be included in this category. This topic also features other flight sim related news such as community updates, competitions and payware developer press releases.
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.
Flight simulators have been absolutely massive for many years due to the authenticity they preach when it comes to representing our favorite aircrafts and parts of the world. However, the world of simulation has been changing drastically over the last few years as additional features have been able to be included that can help turn your desk into an actual flight experience itself.
Do you love to create your own cockpits? Maybe you just love to play on simulations. It’s time to meet people just like you, and you can do that at Lancaster, TX between August 29 and 31, 2014 with the Cockpit-Fest at the Cold War Air Museum.
On June 7 and 8, 2014, FlightSimCon hosts its second annual flight simulation event at Windsor Locks, CT. It will be held at Bradley Airport’s New England Air Museum. But many people wonder just what the flight simulation event is, and what will it offer?
Saitek (owned by Mad Catz) have just announced a new controller system called the X-55 Rhino. Not much is given away at the moment, but judging from how epic the video released is, we can expect something big.
Viral videos, images and other interesting articles are posted here. News articles in this topic are not necessarily related to flight simulator, but are more articles that users find funny or interesting. One of the hottest articles here is the "Sewer alien" video.
Just in from a leaked source is a shock from Microsoft: the box artwork of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2014. While we can't find much information on this new simulator as of yet, we have been given early leaked box artwork.
I have seen many Shuttles launches, here In Florida at dusk and dawn. The Mystery object seen moving 30 mile off the California coast was, to me a rocket launch. Regardless of What The U.S Government and Military says.
Star Trek may have used lasers set to stun, but in a few years lasers set to kill will be available. At least that's the plan at the U.S. Defense Department's High-Energy Laser Systems Test Facility at the White Sands Missile range in New Mexico.
It seems that the World's largest land-living crab is the Coconut Crab, which is also the World's biggest land-going arthropod (which means it is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton). The largest sea based crab is the Japanese Spider Crab, however this creature does not leave the ocean unlike the Coconut.
The tribute concert will go ahead after a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in LA, the cemetery is a resting place for many of the most legendary stars.
This topic covers all the latest payware add-on releases for all of the flight simulators featured on this website. The payware releases are delivered from our on-line flight sim store SimShack.net. SimShack.net are stockists of hundreds of payware flight sim add-ons for purchase. They deliver physical media (CD versions) and have now started stocking digital downloads for immediate delivery to your desktop with no wait. There are many payware add-ons for FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane.
The CLS Piper Arrow for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004 has now been released as freeware and is available on the SimShack.net flight sim store. There is no charge to purchase, download or install this previously payware aircraft add-on for Microsoft's Flight Simulator package. Before it was released as freeware, CLS sold this product as payware - but because it has become somewhat dates and the quality isn't as good as their latest payware products, they have released it to the public for free.
The TSS Cessna 172 Sound Pack is very cool add-on. This particular one is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 compatible. It is a fairly small download with a filesize of 20MB. Individuals will find that they will be able to access this add-on, immediately after purchasing it. The soundpack for the Cessna 172 has been created by Turbine Sound Studios.
The Mega Airport Munich Scenery Add-on is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004. This is another affordable simulator add-on designed by Aerosoft, a respected name in the flight simulator industry. It can be purchased in CD-ROM media format.
The TSS (Turbine Sound Studios) A-10 TF-34 Sound Pack is another affordable simulation add-on. This one can be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and is also available for immediate download. Turbine Sound Studios have compiled this sound pack and have managed to come up with 50 B of sound perfect for the simulator aficionado.
The Mega Airport Boston Logan Scenery add-on by Aerosoft is Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004 compatible. Available in a CD-ROM media format, this package is a good option for those interested in testing their flying skills in and around one of the United State’s busiest airports.
A newly established company, Redbird Media, is set to advance the role of flight simulation in flight training. The company plans to revolutionize how flight instructors and pilots think about simulation.
According to a Press Release issued in March 2010, Virtual Aviation's new Virtual Type Rating enables you to train like a professional pilot in either their Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 simulator. This makes new Virtual Type Rating the closest thing to becoming an airline pilot.
CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia. The four FFSs include: an Airbus A380 to Thai Airways International, an Airbus A330 to Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), an Airbus A320 to Russian aviation equipment company NITA (New Information Technologies in Aviation) on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, and an Embraer Phenom 100 to CAE Global Academy Perth, a joint venture flight school with China Southern Airlines located in Australia. CAE also signed contracts with various customers for updates of CAE-built simulators.
Sep 19, 2011 (The News-Gazette - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- After more than a quarter-century at Frasca International, John Frasca has been named president and chief executive officer of the company.
LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 19, 2011) – FlightSafety International will celebrate the grand opening of its new flight simulation training system design, manufacturing and support facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on August 23, 2011.
Reviews of flight simulator software and add-ons from the review team here at Fly Away. We review many payware aircraft, scenery and enhancement products. Reviews are highly detailed with honest opinions and high quality screenshots. Some of our reviews include 737 Pilot in Command, PMDG 747, PMDG MD-11 and many more.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Mustang Tales: Post WWII and Navy Service is a combination of 18 North American Aviation P-51D Mustangs, a World War II aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, and 22 simulation flights using various models at various locations.
From time to time we feature news related to train simulation. This is a flight simulator website that focuses heavily on simulated flight, however many of our users are train sim enthusiasts too. One of the popular train simulator packages we cover is Microsoft Train Simulator (which has now been discontinued), Trainz and RailWorks. Included are press releases, industry updates and payware product releases.
Chatham, UK--July 14, 2011--Railsimulator.com Ltd., the leading innovator of rail simulation and modelling tools, announced today that the sequel to the best-selling and award-winning RailWorks 2 will launch worldwide on September 23. RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012.
Microsoft Game Studios has announced Train Simulator 2, the sequel to Microsoft's realistic railroading simulation from 2001, Train Simulator. The new game adds five new highly detailed routes and will let players control a variety of trains, from 200-ton modern diesel locomotives to historical steam engines. The new routes will let players turn back the clock and control trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve in 1946 or go for high-speed runs through Germany on the Deutsche Bahn AG. Train Simulator 2 also adds dynamic weather and richer environments filled with people, vehicles, and roaming animals.
TrainSimmer.com open their online doors as of today. Part of Fly Away Simulation, TrainSimmer.com aims to provide the latest train simulation news, downloads and discussion forums - a portal for Train Sim. Click on Read More for the full story.
Redmond, WA, January 19, 2007 – Following the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Aces Studio is using the same technology to develop a new version of Microsoft Train Simulator. Unrelated to our previous Train Simulator development efforts, this version will be an all-new product built on the Flight Simulator X platform, the culmination of 25 years of product development and technology.
Beta RailDriver software to support Trainz 2004 is now available for download. You can also now purchase Trainz 2004 and a variety of MSTS add-ons directly from the RailDriver web site. For more information, click on Read More.
Joining a virtual airline is a great way to add another element of fun to your flight simulator experience. When you join a virtual airline you can build up your virtual flying hours for an actual virtual airline company who will provide you with flights, routes and flight plans to follow. They usually have a roster to show who has accumulated the most flying hours. Joining a virtual airline will open up your flight simulation world. You can also get payware aircraft from VAs at lower prices than standard retail shops.
Patriot Virtual Airlines is a new virtual organization located at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX). The company has three other hubs, namely Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Miami International Airport (KMIA) and Honolulu International Airport (PHNL).
Flight simulation enthusiasts expect virtual airlines to provide realistic and compelling experiences that match operations inside a real aircraft.
Eastern Airlines Virtual has added Boeing 747-400 to its fleet. Starting with the Boeing 747-400, Eastern Airlines Virtual is rolling out its latest and most up-to-date fleet. The company’s new aircraft will be updated with the most advanced avionics available for both FS9 and FSX, and a newer paint scheme.
There are hundreds of virtual airlines on the Internet, but only a few have achieved significant success. This is because there are several factors that need to be considered when setting up a virtual airline, and many people do not know the key success factors for a thriving virtual airline.
The Boeing 747-8, a wide-body jet airliner, is the fourth-generation Boeing 747 version. The aircraft, which is the longest passenger aircraft in the world and the biggest commercial aircraft built in the United States, features redesigned wings, lengthened fuselage, and advanced efficiency. The 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) is the passenger variant of the aircraft.
X-Plane is one of the most advanced and sophisticated flight simulator packages available. They have released versions for PC, Mac and Linux and now even iPhone. X-Plane provides the end user with a sophisticated flight environment with ultra realistic flight dynamics. While X-Plane isn't the most popular flight simulator, it is growing its user base because of the demise of Microsoft Flight Simulator. X-Plane is destined to become the next biggest flight simulator package for a mix of platforms.
Flight simulators might have been around for a while now, but I don’t anyone expected to see such a high quality rendition for a mobile device anytime so soon. Well, Laminar Research have taken that next step to the benefit of the entire flight simulation community.
The X-Plane series have been immensely popular for many years now, and it has been a source of huge modding and customization from fan websites for many years now. Laminar Research is the team behind the popular X-Plane series, and they have worked regularly on the Airport Scenery Gateway & World Editor that has been released for each edition of the game. The idea behind the editor is to give the users of the series far more control over the game itself, and let them take the engine to new levels in terms of realism and design.
It has been announced by Steam that they will be contacting the developer of X-Plane 10, Laminar Research (Austin Meyer) for possible inclusion within the Steam application for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Laminar Research, the developers of X-Plane have announced the release of an updated version, 10.20. This update brings a few new features to the table, in particular the binary has been updated to support 64-bit mode.
Carenado has released its Beechcraft B58 Baron add-on for X-Plane.
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