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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 the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release, 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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MSFS Lisbon, Portugal Scenery Mega Pack

A massive freeware mega pack containing vast upgrades of the scenery including and surrounding Lisbon/Lisboa, the capital city of Portugal for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release. ​This pack, developed by the freeware developer who goes by the name of Camiba includes upgrades that improve upon the default MSFS auto-generation of the Lisbon area.  The default (as we are noticing in many cities) was poorly represented by Asobo/Microsoft's AI generation...

MSFS Melbourne, Australia Cityscape Scenery

A remarkable and generous update for the city of Melbourne, AU created by the developer that goes by the name of HamerheadH for Microsoft's Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  Now v2.0. This "Cityscape" pack brings Melbourne, Australia up to date in more true-to-life detail as the default automated MSFS generation is nowhere near the real-world version.  It's not a perfect pack but it does make the scenery (a lot) better than the default. Original notes from...

MSFS Yosemite Valley, California Scenery

A fun pack featuring new ground textures, rock texture upgrades, and general tidying of Yosemite Valley, California, USA for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release. ​The Yosemite valley region was not truly and faithfully represented in MSFS 2020 so this pack aims to bring the region up to true-to-life detail and has plans for ongoing (future) updates by the developer. All of the major landmarks and highpoints in the valley are included and re-represented including; El...

FSX Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Triple Pack

A pack containing three different Lockheed SR-71 add-ons from three different developers for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. All three feature special animations and 3D VCs (virtual cockpits).  This add-on has been tested in Prepar3D and is compatible up to P3Dv3.  We have not tested compatibility with P3Dv4 or P3Dv5. Models Included In This Pack This pack includes three different models by three different developers so you have a huge selection (and you can choose/use your...

MSFS Aerobell Flight School Cessna 172SP G1000 & 172SP Classic Repaints

A pack containing repaints for the default Cessna 172SP G1000 and Cessna 172SP Classic (Asobo) in Aerobell Flight School liveries.  Aerobell is a Costa Rican airline that runs a flight school and these repaints represent their aircraft used for training. The real-world aircraft that has been repainted has the official registration, TI-BHC. Installation Installation instructions for both aircraft models. For the G1000 IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TEXTURES INSTALLED: Copy...

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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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Prepar3D v5 Review

Posted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020 21:17:26 GMT

You could perhaps be forgiven for missing the release of Prepar3D v5 given it was released right in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and with around a week’s notice to the general public. On the other hand, those who did grab the latest release from the Lockheed Martin team have perhaps used a portion of the lockdown to hone their flight simulation skills all the more.

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 2020

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 MSFS (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

Perhaps before we attempt to answer the above question, we should point out that whatever Flight Simulation program you opt for – and many simulation pilots have both – each are sound platforms from which to tour the virtual skies. And each has its pros and cons.

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.

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