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Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Microsoft's Flight Simulator X is one of the most popular flight simulator products in the industry. It continues to sell very well and is played regularly by many fans globally. In fact, if I were a betting man, I would venture to say that the majority of hobbyists own a copy of Flight Simulator X.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition box artwork.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition box artwork.

There are lots of add-ons to announce as software companies and developers regularly release new items compatible with FSX.

For a complete product profile, visit our Microsoft Flight Simulator X information page.

A lot of users come to Fly Away Simulation for its large library of downloads for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.  In our downloads library you can find many add-ons ranging from aircraft to scenery expansion packages.  For more information, view the FSX downloads section.

For more news and developments regarding FSX, bookmark this page. We’ll be posting additional information here, as it is made available.

Compatibility of FSX & FS2004 With Windows 8 Compatibility of FSX & FS2004 With Windows 8

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:32:56 GMT (33242 reads)

There have been many error and bug reports with regards to running Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004 with the latest version of Windows, Windows 8.  This article gives you some tips, suggestions and fixes if you are running across any problems installing or running FSX & FS2004 on Windows 8.

Imaginesim Announces Release of WSSS Singapore Changi Imaginesim Announces Release of WSSS Singapore Changi

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:55:19 GMT (22910 reads)

Imaginesim has announced the release of WSSS Singapore Changi scenery for FS2004 and FSX. 

20 of The Best Free FSX Aircraft Downloads for 2013 20 of The Best Free FSX Aircraft Downloads for 2013

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:27:27 GMT (154452 reads)

We're already about half way through 2013 and many new add-ons have been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator X by freeware developers and enthusiasts in the industry.  With over 16,000 files in our library, it's becoming increasingly hard to filter them out to find the best of the bunch without scanning through hundreds of pages.  My article here is my own selection of 20 of the best aircraft for FSX currently in 2013.  The files may have been released before 2013, however I'll release an article similar to this each year with further updates for the current year.  Please note that all of the files featured here are completely free to download and use - we have a separate page for "the best of payware" add-ons.

FeelThere Has Released Embraer Phenom 100 FeelThere Has Released Embraer Phenom 100

Posted on Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:17:47 GMT (20274 reads)

FeelThere has released Embraer Phenom 100 for FS2004 and FSX.

FeelThere has a solid reputation in designing advanced simulation products. Founded in 2002, the company has consistently delivered top quality simulation products that are focused on enhancing simulation experience, maximizing fun, and simplifying flights. Over the past decade the company has won several accolades and awards, including the the "Best Commercial Airplane" award for its popular PIC B-737 in 2006.

New From Turbine Sound Studio: Embraer 190 CF34 HD Sound Pack New From Turbine Sound Studio: Embraer 190 CF34 HD Sound Pack

Posted on Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:00:00 GMT (15094 reads)

Turbine Sound Studios has released a new product – the TSS Embraer 190 CF34 HD Sound pack for FS2004 and FSX.

QualityWings Releases FSX/Prepar3D version of Ultimate 146 Collection QualityWings Releases FSX/Prepar3D version of Ultimate 146 Collection

Posted on Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:00:00 GMT (17868 reads)

QualityWings has released FSX/Prepar3D version of their Ultimate 146 Collection. The FS2004 version of this collection has proved to be very popular – and now fans can get FSX/Prepar3D versions of this package. 

TSS Released IAE V2500 Sound Pack X TSS Released IAE V2500 Sound Pack X

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:54:08 GMT (13298 reads)

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has released a new jetliner sound pack: Airbus IAE V2500 Sound Pack X for FSX. The product is suitable for Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft.

Vertical Studio Releases Mountain Flying in Switzerland Vertical Studio Releases Mountain Flying in Switzerland

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:49:04 GMT (15839 reads)

Vertical Studio has announced the release of the first series of Mountain Flying in Switzerland, add-on missions for Flight Simulator X.

Aerosoft Has Released Lelystad X Aerosoft Has Released Lelystad X

Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:50:58 GMT (22155 reads)

Aerosoft has a solid reputation in designing and publishing superior airport add-ones, and their newest product, Lelystad X, upholds this reputation.

Airbus X Extended Version Released by Aerosoft Airbus X Extended Version Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:25:48 GMT (21091 reads)

Aerosoft has announced the release of Airbus X Extended for FSX and Prepar3D. This product is a follow-on on the highly successful Airbus X product that was released in 2010 by Aerosoft.

Warsaw City 2013 X Released by Drzewiecki Design Warsaw City 2013 X Released by Drzewiecki Design

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:24:30 GMT (20399 reads)

When it comes to flight simulation, there are very detailed and stylish scenery packages out there that are simply in a class of their own. Warsaw City 2013 X, a new release by Drzewiecki Design, is probably one of them.

FTX Global To Be Released in 2013 FTX Global To Be Released in 2013

Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:17:23 GMT (22374 reads)

Orbx has announced that it will release FTX Global for FSX and Prepar3D during the first half of 2013.

Aerosoft and FlyMex Releases Add-on for Airports of Mexico City and Central Aerosoft and FlyMex Releases Add-on for Airports of Mexico City and Central

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMT (12361 reads)

Mexico is well known for its two mountain ranges that run across the country from north to south, namely Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental, which are a continuation of the Rocky Mountains from northern North America. 

Flight One announces the release of Ultimate Traffic 2 Power Pack Flight One announces the release of Ultimate Traffic 2 Power Pack

Posted on Sun, 06 Jan 2013 23:29:54 GMT (15104 reads)

UT2 Power Pack is a free, easy-to-use add-on to Flight One's Ultimate Traffic 2 product for FSX. It allows the user to create new schedules, import add-on schedules and create or modify airport identifiers. 

Introducing Cessna T303 Crusader Virtual by Virtualcol Introducing Cessna T303 Crusader Virtual by Virtualcol

Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:49:25 GMT (6390 reads)

Built by Cessna Aircraft Company, the Cessna T303 Crusader is an all-metal low-wing six-seat twin-engined aircraft that was first flown in 1979. The aircraft is mainly used by small airlines and charter airlines. Due to declining demand, only 315 T303 Crusaders were built, and production ceased in 1986.

Real Environment Xtreme v2 Now Available Real Environment Xtreme v2 Now Available

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMT (5572 reads)

Real Environment Xtreme v2 (REX) is now available.

REX is a groundbreaking product that enhances a user’s experience with FSX. It is a complete photo-realistic, hi-definition professional graphics package for Microsoft's Flight Simulator series created from state-of-the-art photography. 

Aerosoft Announces Release of Iceland X Aerosoft Announces Release of Iceland X

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:20:00 GMT (4261 reads)

Located at the confluence of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on earth with a pure and magical landscape.

Balearic Islands X for FS2004 and FSX Balearic Islands X for FS2004 and FSX

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:00:00 GMT (3788 reads)

Sim-Wings and Aerosoft have announced the release of Balearic Islands X for FS2004 and FSX, a scenery add-on that features all airports in the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentara. 

FriendlyPanels Beechcraft King Air 350 for FSX Released FriendlyPanels Beechcraft King Air 350 for FSX Released

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:00:00 GMT (4309 reads)

FriendlyPanels has announced the release of Beechcraft King Air 350 Collins Style Aircraft Pack for FSX.

SimFlight3D Released Spirit of Texas Sea Fury SimFlight3D Released Spirit of Texas Sea Fury

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:50:00 GMT (4760 reads)

Air racers which participate in Reno National Championship Air Races are considered to be the best in prop driven aircrafts. The release of Spirit of Texas Sea Fury by SimFlight3D means FSX pilots – can now fly one of these planes.

A2A B-17G Flying Fortress and Accu-Sim Expansion Released A2A B-17G Flying Fortress and Accu-Sim Expansion Released

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:45:00 GMT (4550 reads)

New from A2A is a Boeing B-17G Flying​–Fortess as well as an optional Accu-Sim Expansion module. 

Gloster Gladiator for FSX Gloster Gladiator for FSX

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:35:00 GMT (3772 reads)

Gloster Gladiator was a British bi-plane fighter designed and built by the Gloster Aircraft Company. 

Introducing TSS Boeing 777 General Electric GE-90 Sound Pack Introducing TSS Boeing 777 General Electric GE-90 Sound Pack

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:20:00 GMT (6306 reads)

Commonly known as the “Triple Seven”, Boeing 777 is the world’s largest twinjet. The long-range, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner has the largest-diameter turbofan engines compared to all other aircraft. 

Just Flight Developing PiperSport for FSX Just Flight Developing PiperSport for FSX

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (3752 reads)

Czech Sport Aircraft is a two seat, single engine, fixed-wing aircraft that was introduced in 2006 by Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW), now known as Czech Sport Aircraft. 

New from Turboprop Simulations: De Havilland Beaver DHC-2 Sound Pack New from Turboprop Simulations: De Havilland Beaver DHC-2 Sound Pack

Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:39:18 GMT (2614 reads)

Turboprop Simulations has released De Havilland Beaver DHC-2, a sound pack for FSX.  

Newport Released Photo Real Pittsburgh X Newport Released Photo Real Pittsburgh X

Posted on Sat, 03 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (2714 reads)

Photo Real Pittsburgh X is the latest FSX photo scenery release from Newport.

Photo-Real Milan Released Photo-Real Milan Released

Posted on Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (3615 reads)

AST Tech has released a new add-on scenery for FSX, Photo-Real Milan.

Flight1 Release Super 80 Pro Service Pack 2 for FSX Flight1 Release Super 80 Pro Service Pack 2 for FSX

Posted on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT (4504 reads)

Flight One Software and Coolsky have released Super 80 Professional Service Pack 2 for FSX.

Island Sim Has Released Jeju International Island Sim Has Released Jeju International

Posted on Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT (2988 reads)

Pacific Island Simulation (Island Sim) has released a scenery add-on for Jeju International Airport for FSX, a highly popular holiday destination in South Korea.

A New Version of Netherlands 2000 Is Now Available A New Version of Netherlands 2000 Is Now Available

Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (2657 reads)

An updated version of Netherlands 2000 for FSX (NL2000), a scenery add-on for all of the Netherlands, is now available.

Aerosoft Releases Fairbanks X Aerosoft Releases Fairbanks X

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3346 reads)

Located in the Fairbanks North Star Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska, Fairbanks International Airport is a state-owned airport that is served by a number of passenger airlines, including Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines. The airport is also used as a refueling stop for several cargo airlines. 

Erfurt X for FSX Released by Aerosoft Erfurt X for FSX Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6525 reads)

Aerosoft has released Erfurt X for FSX, a scenery add-on for Erfurt-Weimar Airport, Germany.

Aerosoft Announced Release of Keflavik X Aerosoft Announced Release of Keflavik X

Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (7491 reads)

Aerosoft has released Keflavik X for FS2004 and FSX, an add-on for Iceland’s only international airport. 

TSS Has Released PW4000 767 HD Sound Package TSS Has Released PW4000 767 HD Sound Package

Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3374 reads)

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has announced the release of its first HD sound version –Pratt & Whitney PW4000 sound package for Boeing 767. The B767 PW HD Sound Package is available for FSX and FS2004. 

ORBX Has Released a Scenery Add-on for Jackson Hole Airport ORBX Has Released a Scenery Add-on for Jackson Hole Airport

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:56:46 GMT (3623 reads)

ORBX are experts in what they do – they have released another top-notch product: an exceptional scenery add-on for Jackson Hole Airport, a public airport situated seven miles (11 km) north of Jackson, Wyoming, United States. 

FSDG and Aerosoft Released Heraklion International Airport for FSX FSDG and Aerosoft Released Heraklion International Airport for FSX

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6721 reads)

FSDG and Aerosoft have released an FSX version of Heraklion International Airport in Crete.

FS2Crew Has Released PMDG 737 NGX Special Bundle Pack FS2Crew Has Released PMDG 737 NGX Special Bundle Pack

Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 10:58:35 GMT (4536 reads)

FS2Crew has released PMDG 737 NGX Special Bundle Pack. This product will add more realism and excitement to your PMDG 737 NGX!

Polish Airports Vol. 1 X Released by Drzewiecki Design Polish Airports Vol. 1 X Released by Drzewiecki Design

Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5145 reads)

EPRZ Rzeszow Jasionka, EPKT Katowice Pyrzowice and EPGD Gdansk Rebiechowo are some of the main international airports in Poland.

Active Sky Evolution Service Pack 1 Now Available Active Sky Evolution Service Pack 1 Now Available

Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3352 reads)

Active Sky Evolution Service Pack 1 is now available. 

Airport Wizard: Improve the Look of Airports Airport Wizard: Improve the Look of Airports

Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3652 reads)

If you want to improve the look of airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Airport Wizard will do just that.

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