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Individuals who enjoy GLB Flight Products will be glad to know that the company will be offering their customers a special deal. This is in celebration of them being in business for one year. For those of you unfamiliar with GLB Flight Products, they are a company that manufactures hardware for flight simulation games. To reward both current and prospective clients, GLB will be offering a price break of 5 pounds for those persons that spend at least 50 pounds at the website. This is a limited time offer.

Another cool development in the world of flight simulation is the release of Pre-Flight (v.4). This is a Windows based software and a RC flight simulator. This particular version is especially exciting because it can be played in 3D. Individuals who own or are willing to purchase 3-D glasses will be able to play in this dimension.

For more miscellaneous flight sim news, be sure to come back and visit us regularly. We will place additional information that we believe will be of interest to you, here.

Air Assault 2015 Announced Air Assault 2015 Announced

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (519 reads)

Having been a major success for the last four years, those who have visited the Air Assault festival in the past will be delighted to know that the next installment of this widely-acclaimed virtual air show is going to be held in 2015. This event has drawn in large crowds in the past from all over the place and if you love to watch aviation and see the event itself can aspire to – and inspire with – then you need to book you spot this year, because it promise to be even bigger than it’s been before!

AVSIM Founder Tom Allensworth Passes Away AVSIM Founder Tom Allensworth Passes Away

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:10:00 GMT (6052 reads)

We understand that we are privileged to have such an open, friendly and diverse community around us. With so many great innovations and ideas brought to life by the experts of the community, we love spending time working with others and seeing what the general consensus is throughout. Our main aim is always to provide a service that can be trustworthy and easy to use, but we also spend a lot of time working with other flight simulation websites.

Announcing FlightSimCon 2015 Announcing FlightSimCon 2015

Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:50:04 GMT (4093 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. 

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

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:59:41 GMT (3067 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. 

SimControl Makes Its Debut On iPad SimControl Makes Its Debut On iPad

Posted on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:38:12 GMT (11510 reads)

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. 

Cockpit-Fest USA 2014 at the Cold War Air Museum Cockpit-Fest USA 2014 at the Cold War Air Museum

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:03 GMT (20358 reads)

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.

Announcing FlightSimCon 2014 Announcing FlightSimCon 2014

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:57 GMT (16268 reads)

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?

X-55 Rhino: Saitek Announce New Controller X-55 Rhino: Saitek Announce New Controller

Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:35:32 GMT (44109 reads)

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.

FS Widgets Releases iGMap FS Widgets Releases iGMap

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:01:16 GMT (40892 reads)

FSWidgets has released a new application, iGMap, which converts your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a mobile map for your favorite desktop flight simulator.

Dauntless Software Releases SimPlates Ultra Dauntless Software Releases SimPlates Ultra

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:53:54 GMT (18326 reads)

If you are a dedicated simulator pilot looking to take your flight simulator experience to the next level – SimPlates Ultra is a tool you might like to play around with. 

FS Video Marshaller Simulate Hand Signals Used by Real-World Pilots FS Video Marshaller  Simulate Hand Signals Used by Real-World Pilots

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:40:00 GMT (8324 reads)

The creators of FS2Crew have released a new product – FS Video Marshaller, a program that enables users to simulate the same ground-to-cockpit and cockpit-to-ground hand signals used by pilots. The program uses video technology.

Principles of Flight Simulation Book Released Principles of Flight Simulation Book Released

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (7749 reads)

A Press Release announced that the Principles of Flight Simulation Book, a comprehensive guide to flight simulation, has been published

Significant Graphical Improvements in PRE-Flight Version 6 Significant Graphical Improvements in PRE-Flight Version 6

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT (6206 reads)

Transcendental Technologies announced the release of PRE-Flight Version 6, positioning PRE-Flight at the top of the industry as a leading company providing the best graphics on an RC flight simulator. 

A New Version of US Aviation Topographic Atlas Available

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5935 reads)

A new version of the US Aviation Topographic Atlas, which contains full color and full-scale replica of FAA World Aeronautical Charts (WACs) for the United States, is now available. 

B-2 Stealth Bomber Model Now Available for PreFlightSim

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3507 reads)

The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American strategic bomber with the capacity to deploy a wide range of weapons. It can penetrate anti-aircraft defenses and drop heavy conventional and nuclear bombs. 

New Model for Free Download: Sukhoi Su-26 Aerobatic Plane New Model for Free Download: Sukhoi Su-26 Aerobatic Plane

Posted on Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4600 reads)

Transcendental Technologies has announced a new model - the PRE-Flight Sukhoi Su-26 aerobatic plane. This model is available for free download to all PRE-Flight owners. 

PRE-Flight Avatar Samson Helicopter Now Available

Posted on Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3973 reads)

Transcendental Technologies PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has announced that PRE-Flight Avatar Samson Helicopter is now available for Free Download.

Rise Of Flight Update 1.011 Released Rise Of Flight Update 1.011 Released

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4284 reads)

In March 2010, Moscow-based Neoqb announced its release of Rise Of Flight: The First Great Air War, also known as Rise Of Flight Update 1.011.

Updated AirwaySim Updated AirwaySim

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3751 reads)

There are new updates at AirwaySim, an online multiplayer airline simulation program.

ATC4Real Is Now Available ATC4Real Is Now Available

Posted on Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:38:44 GMT (5440 reads)

Air traffic control services are an essential part of any airport – it helps to organize air traffic flow and ensures that collisions do not occur. In addition to directing and separating air traffic to ensure efficient movement, the service provides support and information to pilots, helping them in their landing procedures.

Carenado Announces Second set of Prepar3D Aircraft Carenado Announces Second set of Prepar3D Aircraft

Posted on Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:28:44 GMT (6471 reads)

Carenado has announced further progress on adapting its aircraft fleet for Prepar3D.

Flight Deck Productions Releases Learn Concorde training DVD Flight Deck Productions Releases Learn Concorde training DVD

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:45:57 GMT (5116 reads)

The magnificent Concorde supersonic aircraft was possibly the most exhilarating airplane in the history of aviation. Although the Concorde service ended nearly a decade ago, both devoted aviation enthusiasts and regular people still adore the aircraft. 

Flying Development Studio Has Released Infinite Flight: A New Flight Simulator For iOS Flying Development Studio Has Released Infinite Flight: A New Flight Simulator For iOS

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:22:09 GMT (11396 reads)

Flying Development Studio has released Infinite Flight for iPhone/iPad. Infinite Flight is the first Flight Simulator for iOS and Windows Phone 7.

QuickPlan Released on Android, iPad and Mac QuickPlan Released on Android, iPad and Mac

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2012 06:00:00 GMT (7551 reads)

FSWidgets has announced the release of QuickPlan on three platforms, namely Android, iPad and Mac. Quickplan supports three flight simulators, namely FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane.

Boeing 747-8 Panel Released by JSG Panels Boeing 747-8 Panel Released by JSG Panels

Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:00:00 GMT (5886 reads)

JSG Panels has announced the release of Boeing 747-8 Panel software that provides a panel for the Boeing 747-8 based on photographs of the actual aircraft.

VATSIM to Launch a New Division: VATSIM West Asia VATSIM to Launch a New Division: VATSIM West Asia

Posted on Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:00:00 GMT (4530 reads)

VATSIM has announced that it will open a new division - VATSIM West Asia (VATWA), which will consist of several local authorities, namely, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

New from Aerostudios: Airline Sharks Game New from Aerostudios: Airline Sharks Game

Posted on Tue, 15 May 2012 20:19:30 GMT (4147 reads)

Aerostudios has announced the release of Airline Sharks, a board game for Windows XP/7/Vista.

Upcoming 10th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2012 Upcoming 10th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2012

Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT (5470 reads)

The 10th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship is scheduled for September 2012.

Interested participants can attend in classic aerobatics (glider and power) and the 4 Minutes Freestyle event.

GoFlight Inc on Online Social Networks GoFlight Inc on Online Social Networks

Posted on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT (4343 reads)

GoFlight Inc is now on online social networks Facebook and Twitter. In order to increase its online presence; keep in close contact with customers, connect with new flight simulators, and keep young simulators informed about its products, GoFlight Inc has become part of the increasingly popular social networks, Facebook and Twitter. This move enables GoFlight Inc to share images of their home flight systems with a global audience.

Space Shuttle Mission Simulator Special Edition Boxed Released Space Shuttle Mission Simulator Special Edition Boxed Released

Posted on Sat, 24 Mar 2012 06:00:00 GMT (7936 reads)

Exciting Simulations has released a special edition boxed CD version of Space Shuttle Mission 2007.  Released on the 29th anniversary of the first shuttle mission, this boxed CD edition will include all available missions and features that have been developed to date.

GoFlight Releases TQ-6 Advanced Throttle System GoFlight Releases TQ-6 Advanced Throttle System

Posted on Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:00:00 GMT (11503 reads)

GoFlight has released TQ-6 Advanced Throttle System designed to match the throttle in a Boeing 737 NG cockpit. GoFlight has also released a new set of handles that can be used with the original TQ-6 throttle.

PC-Simulation Magazine Is Now Online Only PC-Simulation Magazine Is Now Online Only

Posted on Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT (4237 reads)

In March 2010, French language magazine PC-Simulation announced that they are converting from a print format to an entirely online format.

FlightGear 2.6.0 Released FlightGear 2.6.0 Released

Posted on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:56:27 GMT (5096 reads)

The FlightGear development team has released FlightGear 2.6.0, a free, open-source flight simulator.

SimWare Simulations Announces Take on Helicopters: Hinds SimWare Simulations Announces Take on Helicopters: Hinds

Posted on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:00:00 GMT (4918 reads)

SimWare Simulations and author Bohemia Interactive have announced the first official add-on for Take on Helicopters: Take on Helicopters: Hinds.

Digital Aviation Releases New Radio Navigation Simulator App Digital Aviation Releases New Radio Navigation Simulator App

Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT (4895 reads)

Digital Aviation has released a new Radio Navigation Simulator (RNS) application for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Space Shuttle Mission 2007 Mission Pack v5.20 Released Space Shuttle Mission 2007 Mission Pack v5.20 Released

Posted on Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:10:46 GMT (4270 reads)

In March 2010, Exciting Simulations announced the release of a free Mission Pack v5.20 for the Space Shuttle Mission 2007 simulator.

Wings of Prey Released Wings of Prey Released

Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:00:22 GMT (3886 reads)

Wings of Prey is based around the aerial combat and ground military operations of World War II. It allows players to participate in some of the war's most famous battles with battle planes, fighters and bombers across a wide range of exhilarating missions.

New Feb Developments At Captain Sim

Posted on Thu, 02 Feb 2012 16:47:30 GMT (3536 reads)

In February 2010, Captain Sim made two announcements: firstly, a free demo of 727 Captain is now available and secondly, 767 Captain has been awarded the PC Pilot Platinum Award.

Sim Giants Announce Flight Simulator under Development Sim Giants Announce Flight Simulator under Development

Posted on Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:00:00 GMT (4304 reads)

Sim Giants announced in February 2010 that they have a new, stand-alone civilian flight simulator under development.

Sim Giants have a solid and reputable record in the flight simulation market – they are well known for their range of FSX and FS2004 scenery add-ons.

VATSIM Software News Jan 2010

Posted on Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:00:00 GMT (4049 reads)

In January 2010, VATSIM Software, a popular online multi-player flying services provider, announced some news related to several of its software utilities, namely Euroscope 3.1, xSquawkbox, Dolomynum and VAT-Spy.

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