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The Fly Away Simulation downloads directory is one of the biggest and most well organized file libraries there is.  The library covers aircraft addons, scenery expansions including mods and downloads for Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Prepar3D (P3D), Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, X-Plane and many earlier versions. Jump straight to the downloads here.

Most of the expansions include installation instructions to help you install them, however if you are having trouble installing any aircraft or scenery, feel free to visit our forum - you don't even have to be a member to ask a question.

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FSX PIA Default 737-800 Repaint Pack

A repaint pack for the default FSX Boeing 737-800 containing 24 high-quality repaints in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) liveries. All repaints are brought to life in high resolution, unlike the default FSX textures. This livery internal cockpit has been been given a repainted look with exterior and interior professional finish.  Winglets, engines, and body are painted in reflective textures. It will shine in the sun.  These textures have no mud, no grease,...

FSX Night Vision Mod

A mod/add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X that adds a night vision effect to your virtual flights.  It's the classic green/black night vision effect. This add-on has been hard to get hold of due to the original author's website being taken offline so we are releasing it here for our users. Installation This mod requires you to overwrite any existing FSX ENBSeries mod you may already have installed (chances are you don't). Steps to...

FSX Airbus A380 Mega Pack

A complete Airbus A380 package compatible with both FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and Prepar3D (including v4) which includes over 12 repaints for many of the original airlines who brought the A380 into their fleet. This model has been tested and confirmed working in P3Dv4. The model was originally developed by Project Airbus and a complete Virtual Cockpit (VC) by Thomas Ruth has been added along with updates to the VC by Chris Evans and Louis Quintero. The package also...

X-Plane 11 Florida Complete Photoreal Scenery

A complete package containing photorealistic scenery for the entire state of Florida.  The package is compatible with X-Plane 11 and is complete with correct overlays including roads and autogen. ​The photorealistic scenery or Orthophotos have been sourced from satellite data and converted into a format that X-Plane understands using Ortho4XP. The package covers the entire state of Florida - from Tallahassee all the way down to Key West.  In fact, the...

X-Plane 11 New Zealand Complete Photoreal Scenery

A complete package containing orthophotography scenery (photorealistic scenery) covering the entire country of New Zealand and all areas for X-Plane 11 developed by Lyndiman. The scenery files replace the default ground textures with images derived from satellite photography with the effect of making the scenery more realistic and true to life. The package size is large and may take a long time to download on a slower Internet connection. Donate to 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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Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Review

Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:35:18 GMT

Given the early access releases of Aerofly FS 2, it might be tempting to dismiss the program and move on to other more established flight sim programs. However, the fact is, once you do give it a try you will very likely find yourself begrudgingly liking what is unfolding before you. And while there are still ways to go in terms of high-resolution add-ons and scenery (which will surely come with time) the initial feeling is one of positivity, even if there is a longing for more quantity of such scenery and airports.

Best Free X-Plane 11 Photoreal Scenery Add-ons for 2019

Posted on Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:23:20 GMT

X-Plane 11 is one of the most popular virtual flight programs. And, most often than not, offers some of the most authentic virtual flight experiences on the market.  Part of that experience is the scenery, and how real or authentic it looks. With this in mind, we will examine some of the best freeware photorealistic scenery add-ons currently available.

Microsoft Flight: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:53:27 GMT

Microsoft Flight was a flight simulator package released in 2012 and developed by Microsoft as an attempt at a new PC based simulation package to continue their Flight Simulator series.  It wasn't based on old FSX code; it was a completely new engine built for modern 64-bit machines.

Flight Sim World: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:32:01 GMT

Flight Sim World or FSW as it became know as was the latest flight simulator package released by Dovetail Games.  Flight Sim World's core was based on existing FSX code but it had been brought up to date with heavy modification and rewriting (and of course many new features and functions).

New Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS2020): The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:36:11 GMT

Announced by Microsoft at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) is their new flight simulator package set for release in 2020 for both PC and Xbox.

Building A Flight Sim Home Cockpit: 5 Examples You Can Learn From

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:21:44 GMT

When we consider the above statement, it is tempting to imagine that someone has literally sawn off the front of a plane and dropped it into someone’s spare room complete with a comfy (and interactive) chair. The thing is, while perhaps a lot less dramatic, should your ambition be such, that first description isn’t far wrong.

The Future of Flight Simulation (And a Brief History)

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.

X-Plane 11 vs FSX vs P3D: Which is Better & Why

Posted on Wed, 03 Apr 2019 18:16:40 GMT

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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.

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