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X-Plane 11 The Alps (Western) Photoreal Scenery

Part one of the photoreal series by A Sky Story covering the Western area of the Alps. This scenery package brings the Alps up to very-high-definition for users of both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 10.  Part 1 of the Western Alps faithfully reproduced from Lyon to Sion. Resolution zoom level 17 and zoom level 16 are used to produce this package however this package only includes the highest resolution imagery.  There is a smaller, lower resolution package available from the...

X-Plane 11 CYFE Forestville Airport Scenery

The town of Forestville is surrounded by forests and lives up to its name even though probably logging has taken its toll in the region. This is the first 3D X-Plane representation of this airport as far as I know. One of the reasons for this neglect may be the fact that there is really nothing much to do as regards the airport itself. There are a half dozen structures and not much else but maybe that's all this airport needs. ​Because of this, I decided to model the entire commercial...

X-Plane 11 Tutor 115E Community Edition

The Grob Tutor 115 E is a single engine two seat side by side training aircraft used by the RAF for Elementary Flight Training and Air experience flights. ​The Grob Tutor 115E is mainly composed of carbon fiber and re-enforced plastic. Because of this, the aircraft is light but also strong. The primary instruments are located in the right seat position. Thus the Pilot sits in the Right-Hand Seat and Instructor or Passenger sits in the Left-Hand Seat. As a military trainer, it...

X-Plane 11 North American B25 Mitchell Animated

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA). This X-Plane model accelerates down the runway, takes off and returns to land after slowly making its taxi down the runway back to its original position. Multiple animations make the props spin and make the roof and tail turrets turn. Equipped with night landing lights and LIT cockpit textures. Made in SketchUp 2017 with photographic textures and converted for X-Plane...

X-Plane 11 Atragon Flying Submarine Battleship

Atragon is a 1963 Japanese science fiction film produced and distributed by Toho. It is based on The Undersea Warship by Shunro Oshikawa and The Undersea Kingdom by Shigeru Komatsuzaki. Atragon became a popular feature on TV and at film festivals. In fact, it was so popular that it was re-released in 1968 as the support feature for Honda's Destroy All Monsters. X-Plane is obviously built for accurate flying models, but with a lot of tinkering, the author of this model has given it the...

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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 (including Steam Edition), FS2004 and of course X-Plane by Laminar Research.

Getting Started

Before you are able to become a virtual aviator, you need a package for your PC or Mac. We feature some great free flight simulator 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: Steam Edition or X-Plane (the latest is version 11) 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.  If you are reading this, it's likely you are already set up for simmin'!

FSX: Steam Edition logo.Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

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.  

The most recent version is the Steam Edition re-released by Dovetail Games.  You can read our review of the Steam Edition here.  While it's slightly dated (and not up to date in terms of bug fixes and features), you can also download the original FSX demo from our file library here.

X-Plane 11 logo.X-Plane 11

X-Plane has always been the professional's choice, it features many advanced functions and ultimate realism.  Just released is X-Plane version 11, which is quite possibly the ultimate and most complete package available.  X-Plane runs on Windows, Mac and even Linux, 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.  You can read our review here and of course, download a demo from our file library here.

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Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 17:10:37 GMT

When we examine some of the most up to date programs, software, and add-ons available to the world of flight simulation, it is easy to believe, if only momentarily, that we have reached our zenith and that more realism and authenticity could only be achieved by participating in the “real thing” and taking to the actual skies as opposed to the virtual ones.

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10+ Best Add-ons to Make FSX Look & Feel More Realistic

Posted on Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:52:38 GMT

Realism, attention to detail, and absolute authenticity are at the heart of any top-notch flight simulation experience. Whether it is how authentic the planes themselves look, or the attention to detail on the many famous airports that are themselves household names around the world, it is arguable that the real journey of flight simulation begins once one begins to explore the abundance of extra choices available.

Best Free FSX & P3D Photoreal Scenery Add-ons for 2019

Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2018 16:38:52 GMT

Part of what makes virtual flight joyful is the reality and authenticity of the scenery and surroundings. Whether it is the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis-type cities below, or the wide-open plains of the countryside or mountain regions, after the flight and authenticity of the aircraft itself, it is important to make the “outside”, the scenery, equally authentic so as to achieve as realistic a flight as possible.

Best Payware P3Dv4 Aircraft & Scenery Add-ons for 2019

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OK, we all like freebies, free stuff, and offers. However, sometimes even the thriftiest of us have to accept that on occasion you “get what you pay for!” While the virtual world of aviation offers some amazingly high-quality freeware add-ons, some of the payware available simply serves to open up your virtual flying experience. Indeed, they bring some of the most famous, picturesque parts of the world right into your living room via your computer screen, as well as offering some of the most graceful aerial machines to ever take to the skies to visit them in. 

10+ Best Freeware X-Plane 11 Add-ons For 2019

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Once you have installed your basic version of X-Plane-11 you will now probably be looking to customize your experience and add to it by way of the best available, and free, add-ons.

Best 2019 Flight Simulator Games for PC & Mac (With Demos)

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Providing you have a computer and an internet connection there’s not much you can’t do from the comfort of your own living room in the modern and increasingly futuristic age. That includes a flight or two around the world, albeit virtually, through the array of simulation packages just waiting to connect you to highly detailed and ultra-authentic destinations around the planet.

Just Flight Vickers VC10 Jetliner for FSX/P3D Review

Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:10:01 GMT

The VC10 is an important part of aviation history, playing an important role in the Royal Air Force for quite some time. First taking to the skies in 1962, it was built by Vickers-Armstrong until 1970. That 8-year span, though, produced a memorable aircraft that was still being used by the RAF some time in 2013.

DTG Announce Flight Sim World Closure

Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018 13:49:31 GMT

The simulation world has been, for a long time, filled with shocks and surprises. We often get a lot of them as time goes on, but one of the biggest shocks was the late-April announcement that Dovetail Games’ Flight Sim World was closing down. It’s a major story in the industry and has obviously caused a hell of a lot of consternation.

Flight Sim World (FSW) Review

Posted on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:47:39 GMT

After a long, excruciating wait, Flight Sim World is finally out of Early Access release. While first ‘released’ in May 2017, the simulator has gone through some extensive changes since then. In this article, we’ll take a look at just what the latest simulator from Dovetail Games is capable of. Given the hype and the turbulent Early Access process, there’s certainly a lot to think about with regards to FSW.

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