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Welcome to Fly Away Simulation - your trusted and well-known flight simulator portal that's been in the industry for over 20 years. Launched in 1999 as a flight sim enthusiasts portal providing downloads and add-ons. Now trusted by over 200,000+ PRO subscribers and over 500,000 new visitors visiting our website each month. Featuring news, reviews, add-ons and discussion on all of the latest flight sim releases for all of the platforms we cover.

Covering All Simulators.

Fly Away Simulation cover the entire range of PC based flight simulators including the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release, Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX), Prepar3D (all versions including the latest v4/v5), Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 (FS2004), X-Plane (including XP12 & XP11) and others such as FlightGear.

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Freeware Add-Ons

As stated by one of our users, The Fly Away Simulation add-ons directory is "one of the biggest and most well organized file libraries there is". The library covers aircraft add-ons, 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 add-ons 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.

Access to all of the add-ons is and always will be free. You don't even need to sign-in or register to download. There is an optional PRO membership should you wish to extend your download speeds that supports paying for hosting, development and bandwidth fees. You can read more about our model, what PRO membership fees go towards and what we provide to the flight sim community on our "About PRO" page here.

X-Plane

X-Plane by Laminar Research - both boxed and Steam versions. Coverage for the brand new and latest X-Plane 12, 11 and 10.

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P3D v4/v5

Prepar3D v4 and v5. While most FSX add-ons will work with P3D, there were some changes made from v4 onwards that lead to many older FSX mods being incompatible. This selection has guaranteed compatibility with the latest 64-bit versions (P3Dv4 and P3Dv5).

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Other Add-ons

Other sims including the new Prepar3D v6/v5, DCS World and older platforms such as Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004.

Today's Featured Addons

A selection of some of the best addons chosen by our downloads library editor Adam McEnroe, hand selected just for today. Covering all simulators including MSFS, FSX, P3D and X-Plane. This mod selection is manually updated and chosen daily.

Last updated by Adam McEnroe on Friday 12th of April 2024 10:54:45 PM (BST)

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New to flight simulation?

Welcome to Fly Away Simulation. Our platform offers an unparalleled journey through the world of flight simulation, now further enriched with the groundbreaking Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and the evolving saga of X-Plane by Laminar Research.

Getting Started

Igniting your passion for virtual aviation starts with the right software for your PC or Mac. Whether you're considering free options or diving into the premium realms of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and X-Plane 12, we're here to guide your flight path. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 can be acquired directly from Microsoft, while X-Plane 12 and its predecessors are available via Laminar Research.

Free Flight Simulators

X-Plane offer a free demo.For those easing into flight simulation, several robust free packages are available. The likes of X-Plane, FlightGear, and Orbiter offer budding aviators a taste of the skies without any financial commitment. Explore these gateways to the virtual skies and kickstart your aviating adventures.

You can find all of them in our free flight simulator downloads section here.

Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020 Release)

Boeing 747 in Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020 release)The 2020 iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator is nothing short of revolutionary. Boasting high-fidelity visuals, dynamic weather, and intricate aircraft details, it offers an unmatched piloting experience. Every terrain and landmark stands recreated in vivid detail.

Its unparalleled realism caters to both novices and flight veterans.  You can read our review of MSFS here and view the freeware add-ons section here.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

A 787 in flight in FSX.Microsoft's legacy in flight simulation thrives with FSX: Steam Edition. Offering unmatched world scenery and aircraft, FSX promises a comprehensive simulation experience. Its distinction from the 2012 "Microsoft Flight" is evident in its depth and expansiveness.

The Steam Edition's charm, rekindled by Dovetail Games, remains unparalleled. Dive into our Steam Edition review or get a taste by downloading the original FSX demo.  You can view our extensive add-ons and mods section for FSX here.

X-Plane

X-Plane 12 screenshot over Ireland.The legacy of X-Plane by Laminar Research is a testament to its robust simulation capabilities. While X-Plane 11 had set the stage with its advanced functionalities and realism, X-Plane 12 takes this legacy forward with even more enhancements, providing a seamless experience across Windows, Mac, and Linux.

From the box, a diverse fleet of aircraft and intricate world scenery awaits exploration. Familiarize yourself with the series through our detailed reviews or by grabbing a demo version.  View the entire X-Plane add-ons section here.

Prepar3D (v4 to v6)

Screenshot from Prepar3D v6.Developed by Lockheed Martin, Prepar3D is another prominent name in the flight simulation arena. With versions spanning from v4 to v6, it offers an immersive and comprehensive flying experience for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. The platform continues to evolve, boasting a plethora of features and optimizations that bring the joy of flying to life.

One of the major advantages of Prepar3D is its backward compatibility with many FSX add-ons. This means that aviators can leverage a wide range of content and expansions originally designed for FSX, ensuring a seamless and enriched flight simulation experience. Fly Away Simulation covers the latest add-ons compatible with both FSX and Prepar3D, bridging the gap between these two platforms.  Delve into our Prepar3D coverage or check out the add-ons that enhance your flight adventures with this simulator.

Comprehensive Add-on and Mod Coverage

Flight simulator downloads icon showing aircraft and scenery.Enrich your flying adventures with our vast collection of freeware add-ons and mods. From aircraft to sceneries, we cover all major flight simulation platforms. Whether you're looking for an extra layer of immersion with new weather patterns, longing to fly an uncharted aircraft, or hoping to land at a freshly designed airport, our freeware section is a treasure trove of enhancements waiting to be explored. Dive into our comprehensive freeware add-ons library and amplify your virtual skies.

Engage in our Q&A Forums

Flight simulator question and answer forum.Become part of our active community in the Q&A forums, where novices and experts alike exchange insights, troubleshoot issues, or simply share their flying adventures. We cover all platforms, ensuring that every aviator finds their space to connect and learn. Dive into the discussion here.

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Navigate Fly Away Simulation freely, without mandatory registration - everything is completely free to use and download without ever exchanging any personal details. Engage in discussions in the Q&A forum, seek answers, or browse our vast file repositories in the freeware file library. For unhindered access and added perks, consider our PRO account which you can read more about here.

What's Hot Now

Latest News & Editorials

FSDreamTeam's GSX Pro: Latest Advancements for MSFS

Posted on Sun, 17 Dec 2023 20:40:50 GMT

In the constantly evolving world of flight simulation, GSX Pro has emerged as a game-changer, especially with its latest updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS). This article delves into the recent enhancements that GSX Pro has introduced, focusing on their impact on cargo operations and overall user experience.

PMDG: 737 Updates and Sneak Peek at Boeing 777 for MSFS

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2023 22:47:00 GMT

Delving into the latest advancements in flight simulation, this article spotlights PMDG's recent updates to the Boeing 737 and offers a tantalizing preview of the Boeing 777 within the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) environment. From refined technical details to anticipated future developments, join us as we explore how PMDG continues to push the boundaries of realism and functionality in the world of flight simulation.

X-Plane 12.0.8 and Beyond: Coming Features Including Graphics Improvements, Dynamics Improvements & More

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2023 22:21:34 GMT

Welcome to the latest chapter in the saga of X-Plane, the venerable and ever-evolving flight simulator. With the release of version 12.07 and the anticipation of upcoming versions 12.0.8 and 12.1.0, X-Plane continues to set the benchmark for realism and technological innovation in the world of flight simulation. These versions bring a plethora of enhancements, ranging from refined VRAM usage and more authentic cloud rendering to substantial improvements in flight modeling and graphical fidelity.

Prepar3D v6 Released by Lockheed Martin

Posted on Wed, 05 Jul 2023 19:36:38 GMT

In the evolving world of flight simulation, Lockheed Martin has once again stepped up its game with the release of Prepar3D v6. This next-generation simulator incorporates a host of groundbreaking features, enhancing every aspect of the virtual flight experience. From realistic lighting and atmospheric models to improved airports and an optimized update process, Prepar3D v6 has redefined the standards of visual simulation platforms. In this article, we delve deep into the details of the new release, its compatibility with add-ons, its comparison with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and much more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024: A Detailed Analysis

Posted on Fri, 16 Jun 2023 22:32:02 GMT

In the dynamic world of flight simulation, few announcements have been as exciting, or as unexpected, as the unveiling of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024. Beyond being a mere upgrade or expansion of the 2020 edition, this is a brand-new addition to the long-respected Microsoft Flight Simulator series. It promises to leverage cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced machine learning and graphics, to bring us the most immersive and sophisticated flight simulation experience ever.

Prepar3D v5.4 Released by Lockheed Martin

Posted on Tue, 23 May 2023 22:12:08 GMT

Revving up the engines for flight simulation enthusiasts, Lockheed Martin has unveiled the latest iteration of its benchmark software, Prepar3D v5.4 (5.4.9.28482). Fusing dynamic improvements and bug fixes, this release promises an even more immersive and robust virtual piloting experience.

Fenix Simulations' A320 V2 Update: Unseen Features and Performance Enhancements

Posted on Fri, 12 May 2023 20:02:31 GMT

Flight simulation enthusiasts and those keeping a close watch on the developments from Fenix Simulations have been eager for updates on the A320 V2 project. We're here to dive deeper into the recent information shared by the team and explore what these advancements might mean for Microsoft Flight Simulator users.

Microsoft Flight Simulator System Requirements: A Complete Guide

Posted on Mon, 17 Apr 2023 12:21:14 GMT

Welcome, fellow aviation enthusiasts and virtual pilots, to our comprehensive guide on the system requirements for the cutting-edge Microsoft Flight Simulator. As seasoned flight simulation experts, we understand the need for smooth and realistic experiences when soaring through virtual skies. In this article, we delve into the optimal system configurations and hardware requirements for various levels of graphics fidelity, ensuring you'll be equipped to navigate the breathtaking landscapes and intricate weather systems in this groundbreaking simulator.

X-Plane 12 vs Microsoft Flight Simulator: A Detailed Comparison

Posted on Sun, 16 Apr 2023 21:19:45 GMT

A complete and extensive comparison article between X-Plane 12 and Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release.  These two behemoths of next-gen simulators are testing the flight sim audience with very different features and functionality.  This article aims to help you decide which simulator is best for you based on your flight sim experience and expectations.  We have covered pretty much all aspects in this comparison article and we hope you find it insightful and interesting.

40+ Best Freeware Mods for Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)

Posted on Tue, 28 Dec 2021 22:28:04 GMT

Without a doubt, Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 is one of the most exciting flight simulators ever released.  Based on brand-new hardware and software technology, it brings at-home flight simulation up to a whole new level. And, there have been many freeware add-ons and mods that have been made available for it since its release.

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