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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.

Another FSX: Steam Edition Update Another FSX: Steam Edition Update

Posted on Fri, 08 May 2015 21:43:57 GMT (9478 reads)

If you have never used Flight Simulator X before then you will no doubt be anxious to try it at some point; it’s one of the most comprehensive flight simulators ever created, and provides people with the perfect choice between realism and enjoyment through a highly diverse flying experience that has been optimized and improved multiple times through the addition of new features and patches over time. 

AI Traffic for FSX: Freeware & Payware AI Traffic for FSX: Freeware & Payware

Posted on Wed, 06 May 2015 12:21:24 GMT (13987 reads)

When using a flight simulation product, you always want to get the most realistic possible response. After all, the majority of users will be using as either light training for their piloting career, or as a chance to get as close to the real thing as possible. Therefore, it’s vital to make sure that you have the right kind of realism around you at all times – of course, as any flight simulation fan will know, the realism that you experience goes far beyond just the aircraft that you are flying. The type of aircraft is always important, but the world itself has to feel realistic.

Using ATC in FSX Using ATC in FSX

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:12:58 GMT (8653 reads)

For many of us taking part in flying an aircraft in FSX can be hard work. With so much to consider as you go through the day, it can be hard work just trying to put everything into place whilst ensuring that you are going to get some kind of long-term benefit. This can start to affect your ability to fly with confidence, making it harder to get through the most difficult parts of the flight process. This is why so many people tend to turn to some of the extra features that are provided in FSX these days – things such as Air Traffic Control can be the extra tool needed to make sure that you can get a bit more success when flying through your aircraft. 

Using the FSX Flight Planner Using the FSX Flight Planner

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:11:01 GMT (6974 reads)

For many years, the ways in which people take to the skies through a flight simulator has been changing. From the early '90s simulations that we witnessed that were short on features and realism to the super realistic service we have today in 2015, using flight simulators has been something that many people have enjoyed for quite some time. However, like every other aspect of flight simulation, the features that are on offer and display have changed entirely and require you to have a strong understanding and knowledge of what to do and when.

Using The HIGHMEMFIX Tweak for FSX Using The HIGHMEMFIX Tweak for FSX

Posted on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:46:01 GMT (18047 reads)

Although FSX has always been well regarded as one of the most impressive flight simulators to date, there have always been a few kinks that have made things a bit tougher for modders and users of the simulator that want to change things up. For example, FSX tweaks that involve fsx.cfg edits are quite commonplace throughout various modding communities but they can be typically quite a difficult thing to install properly, whilst getting them to work. 

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 (4906 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.

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 (10336 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. 

FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:33:04 GMT (4359 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 (4413 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 (3811 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 (3456 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.

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

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:29:23 GMT (5595 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?

A2A Cessna 172 Trainer Accu-Sim Released for FSX/P3D A2A Cessna 172 Trainer Accu-Sim Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:09:13 GMT (5843 reads)

Ever since FSX hit the market, and the workhorse modding community got to grips with it, some of the most outstanding releases in many years have been brought out. These can be anything from scenery packages to a whole new range of retro aircraft, but the overall standard of new releases from the community blows away the realism that you see even from the flight simulation developers themselves! 

FSX: Steam Edition Update Released v10.0.62608.0 FSX: Steam Edition Update Released v10.0.62608.0

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:48:36 GMT (15916 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using a flight simulator is, of course, that it actually works properly. This can be a source of great frustration for many users as early releases of flight simulators have been filled with errors and bugs that have hampered either the ability to play the simulation out effectively, or even use the simulator in the first place. 

A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Accu-Sim for FSX/P3D Released A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Accu-Sim for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:28:14 GMT (5618 reads)

Flight simulation games have been improving, changing and developing all the time in front of our very eyes – at the moment, some of the most amazing releases have been seen in the last year as the ability to ramp up and improve the baseline flight simulation experience with new features and additions has never been easier. 

Alabeo Piper PA-32 Saratoga II TC Released Alabeo Piper PA-32 Saratoga II TC Released

Posted on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:06:01 GMT (8798 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using a flight simulator is ensuring that you have the right quality in terms of the aircraft provided to you. Realism is so important in a simulation environment and without that right quality and style it can be quite tough to actually organize and prepare for properly. 

FSX: Steam Edition Released & Yes, You Can Use Freeware Addons FSX: Steam Edition Released & Yes, You Can Use Freeware Addons

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:50:10 GMT (77524 reads)

As one of the finest flight simulators ever made, it’s no surprise that there has finally been a release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Steam. This is a massive step in the right direction as the popular gaming client looks to expand its list of simulation software over the coming years, with this updated equivalent of the incredible flight simulator – with one of the biggest modding communities active for any game – giving you some fantastic new features and updates to the game model that makes it more enjoyable than ever before. 

UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X Scenery Released by Drzewiecki Design UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X Scenery Released by Drzewiecki Design

Posted on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:48:02 GMT (8381 reads)

As one of the most popular forms of simulation out there at the moment, flight simulators regularly see improvements to the games interface and performance as the years go by. As graphical capabilities improve along with the games capacity, new packages are released as DLC or by third-parties to include in your simulator to make it feel even more authentic and real than ever before. 

20 of the Finest Freeware FSX Scenery Downloads for 2014 20 of the Finest Freeware FSX Scenery Downloads for 2014

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:42:40 GMT (89050 reads)

As we head into the tail-end of 2014, it’s been an incredible year so far for the FSX community. Every year, many new upgrades and improvements are brought out that improve replay value, game features or even the overall performance of the game itself. When this occurs, it’s up to every single player of the series to actually get involved and make sure that they have the finest selection available to them and at Fly Away Simulation, we have created the perfect collection of some of the finest scenery projects that have been released in 2014.

Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4 Released Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4 Released

Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:47:46 GMT (9984 reads)

AFS Design have released many unique modifications for the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, and this is incredibly important for the overall development of the series. A lot of hard work goes into creating these unique additions to the series, and AFS Design has created their latest production – a unique representation of the Eurofighter Typhoon. 

California: San Francisco Bay Photoreal Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Vero-FS California: San Francisco Bay Photoreal Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Vero-FS

Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:03:40 GMT (8546 reads)

As a provider of high-end content for FSX and P3D simulation software, SimShack prides itself on offering only the best add-ons for the best flight simulation games out there at the moment. This is why we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Vero-FS Heart of California: San Francisco Bay Scenery pack for FSX and P3D. This pack provides you with an authentic representation of the familiar sights of San Francisco below you.

FSPS FSX Fiber Accelerator Performance Booster for FSX Released FSPS FSX Fiber Accelerator Performance Booster for FSX Released

Posted on Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:21:31 GMT (14424 reads)

Since it was first released, FSX has been one of the most reputable names in the simulation business and with the recent release of FSX Fiber Accelerator, it looks like those grand old days might be on their way back for Flight Simulator Platform Solutions (FSPS).

Dovetail Games & Flight1 Partner For FSX Launch On Steam Dovetail Games & Flight1 Partner For FSX Launch On Steam

Posted on Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:20:03 GMT (19073 reads)

For years now, the Microsoft Flight Simulator games have been some of the best out there on the web. They provide you with a stunning environment to play around in, they have always been system friendly and they give you some of the most realistic action that you are likely to find on a simulator game out there. 

Just Flight DHC-1 Chipmunk for FSX Released Just Flight DHC-1 Chipmunk for FSX Released

Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:23 GMT (8662 reads)

Having been around for more than sixty years, the DHC-1 Chipmunk was the RAF’s main plane to turn to when they had to finally replace the Tiger Moth. Although the Moth had more than served its time across the globe, it never quite hit the same heights that it once promised once the opposition started to become more nimble and hard to keep up with.

New Flight Simulator & Microsoft Flight Simulator X Coming to Steam New Flight Simulator & Microsoft Flight Simulator X Coming to Steam

Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:41:28 GMT (43355 reads)

Announced last week, Dovetail Games - the company behind the successful Train Simulator franchise have announced that they have acquired the rights to distribute Microsoft Flight Simulator X Gold Edition.  They have also announced that they have signed a global licensing deal, "granting them the rights to develop and publish all-new flight products based on Microsoft's genre-defining flight technology".

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

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:32:56 GMT (145022 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 (36210 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 (333027 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 (33673 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 (24163 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 (28164 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 (18541 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 (17433 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 (23398 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 (25765 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 (22847 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 (28006 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 (13689 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 (17172 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 (7876 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.

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