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FS In Focus Show to Feature Hal Bryan and Brandon Morgan

Posted on Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT

As a popular part of the flight sim community, Sky Blue Radio hosts many awesome events and programs. These programs tend to be used to offer fans of simulation a unique insight into upcoming programs and features. This has helped to cultivate a strong list of guests who regularly feature on the radio channel. Each guest offers insight and engaging information about the industry as a whole – it’s fantastic viewing for true simulation fans.

However, the FS In Focus program is beginning to really ramp up the guests who come on. Last month, Nicolas Jackson and Tom Mathieu had Hal Bryan on the show. If you are not sure who that is, Hal is the Senior Editor at EAA. He’s also a former Evangelist at Microsoft Games. As such, his authority on the world of flight simulation is well worth hearing!

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Not heard the show? Then you can listen to it again on the podcast here. It’s a whopping two hours, so set some time aside and enjoy a fascinating listening session with a really impressive guy.

The hosts, Nicnac and Crunch, seemed very much delighted with what was discussed. As an entertaining and engaging individual, Hal makes a wonderfully natural guest to listen to. In the interview, they covered a wide range of topics across various parts of the spectrum, making it a must listen for all.

One of the best parts about FS In Focus is that it manages to fit in such a wide range of perspectives. Whether you know Hal personally or you’ve never heard of the man, this is a great interview. With far-reaching opinions and a unique insight, it’s a worthwhile listen for sure.

What’s Discussed?

On the show, the boys discussed a wide-reaching range of topics;

  • First off, they took the time to speak to Hal about his time at EAA. This is a must-listen part, as they cover a wide range of topics about the work that EAA are involved in. One of the most interesting parts, though, is no doubt the discussion of his upcoming book publication. This book publication is one worth making a note of; it’s going to play a pretty interesting role in the industry, we feel!

  • Also, the lads talk about the time that Hal spent at Microsoft. As the developers of one of the most popular flight simulation programs out there, it’s worth listening to what he has to say. Best of all, questions are taken from listeners. Did you ask a question? Then it’s worth listening to see if you got an answer!

  • The show also took in a brief discussion with Brandon Morgan. Morgan is involved with the FSX Air Show Association. You’ll find out vital information about the air show and how this operates within the FSX framework. Not sure how to put up a virtual flight show? Then this will tell you just how to do it. From an educational standpoint, it’s pretty outstanding!

Want to get involved? It’s never been easier, really. You simply need to e-mail the show at or you check out the Quick Comms section on the website. Alternatively, put in a call to the lads at (888) 577-7415 ext 717. The live shows are held quite regularly so you can make sure that you get your question heard and answered.

If something is bothering you about the simulator, or you just have a quirk you want answered, fire in your questions!

At present, there is no information on who the next guests will be. We’ll update as soon as it’s announced!

About Sky Blue Radio

As the ideal place to learn about flight simulation along with funny banter and topical jibes, SBR offers an engaging way to learn and discuss simulation together. With programmed music being played throughout the day as well as DJs running the show from behind the scenes, this is extremely active.

With a quality of streaming service mixed in with consistent quality, this is a great radio for flying to. Indeed, the content list that is being used changes all the time, as more additions are made long-term. Flying to appropriate piloting music whilst getting great jokes from the DJs is a treat for all flight sim fans.

Want to listen to the radio? Then you can do so on the go, too. Simply log in using the mobile app which you can download from the SBR website. Or you can go to the Google Play/Apple Store and pick up the app from there. Whatever your choice is, you can enjoy a quality radio station at home or on the go.

You can tune in live through the website, too, which makes staying part of the story even easier. If you want to make the most of your flight simulation experiences, this is the place to start.

Listeners can also tune in by using the Flight Simulator Comm 2 Radios on 123.45. to do this you need to use the Free Wee Tune Beastie desktop application. You can also get that directly from the website.

Whatever way you decide to listen to this awesome show, you can prepare for a pretty exciting range of topics to be discussed. From the interview with Hal to Thursday and Friday evenings with DJ Mike, you have plenty of options. Listening to topical and engaging flight sim discussion when flying is a pure treat – make sure you give it a go!

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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