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Here you can browse the latest flight simulator and aviation news; topic by topic. You may select a category to view more news, however the latest 10 posts from each topic are listed here. All of our flight sim news is written and compiled by our team of in-house editors and covers updates, releases and latest free downloads for the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. We also have an aviation news section, where you can view the latest aviation industry updates.
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Shots were fired recently as Northrop Grumman says that it should not be taking sixteen years for the US Air Force to re-capitalize the Boeing 707 E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. In the same interview, they released a barrage at the USAF as they also stated it should not take an eleven month “risk reduction” period to get the party started. The storm comes from the recent selection by the USAF for Northrop, Boeing and Lockheed Martin to all have access to the next-generation contracts for JSTARS designs.
You have no doubt heard of stories of this in the past; the space cruiser that could take a group of people from anywhere in Europe to Australia in an hour and a half. This was concept laughed down and “dreamed up” by German Aerospace experts in the past decade, but it looks like we might finally have something that would provide the cynic and the doubters wrong. Indeed, in the last few days the German Aerospace Center’s SpaceLiner could be entering a deeply exciting design phase, further than it has ever been able to reach in the past.
This British aviation pioneer was born near Manchester, England, in 1877, the son of a doctor. After quitting school at age 14, he travelled to western Canada for a year. Upon returning to England, he worked in railway locomotive shops. He became interested in aviation while observing albatrosses during a stint in the British Merchant Navy.
Unless you have totally managed to avoid the media for the last two days, you will no doubt have witnessed the atrocious scenes that have taken place nearby Nice, towards the French Alps. An Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying under Germanwings, Flight 9525, was taking 150 people (including 6 crew) across from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany. The aircraft, however, never made it to Germany as it crashed 100 km to the north-west of Nice.
Born in 1882 to a clergy family in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, this aviation pioneer formed a long-standing aircraft manufacturing company that designed and produced legendary military and civilian aircraft.
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator has now been discontinued by Microsoft, however there are news updates now and then featuring add-ons and downloads for CFS. The downloads are usually from developers that are still creating add-ons for Combat Flight Simulator. News is not often updated for this section.
Now available from Alpha Simulations is their version of the Fairey Swordfish biplane. Included are three variants with a variety of liveries and appropriate scenery. For details, click on Read More.
We have now opened our new CFS3, Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 download sections. These sections include quality addons and downloads for CFS3. We have lots of aircraft to download, Mustangs, P-47's, BF109's; all for download for CFS3. Our library will be updated often, in order to deliver to you the very best CFS experience. Click on Read More for the download links and other related CFS3 Links.
Now available from Icarus is their CFS2/FS2002 version of the Junkers EF125, a twin engine bomber featuring virtual cockpit, animations, two skins and more. For full details, click on Read More.
GMX Media has released a downloadable mini documentary for its upcoming CFS3 add-on FirePower. FirePower includes a wide variety of WWII era combat aircraft that were created with the participation of over thirty real warbird pilots. For full details, click on Read More.
In what is believed to be the first complete aircraft add-on release for CFS3, Aeroplane Heaven has upgraded its Battle of Britain MegaPack, previously for FS 2002 and CFS2, to be fully compatible with CFS3.
News related to computers and computer hardware will be posted here. We feature the latest news on processor developers such as Intel and AMD. Also, graphics cards from NVidia and ATI. Also included here are bug fixes or tutorials for fixing errors on your computer.
Flight Simulator flight stick expert, Saitek have released a new product, F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick – a high-end flight stick for every simmer who wants to be in control in a cockpit of any civilian and military aircraft.
VRinsight and Wilco Publishing released two new modules of cockpit hardware compatible with FS2004 and FSX, namely GPS-5 and Prop Cockpit Trainer.
Saitek has released Pro Flight X-65F Combat Control System.
Your flight simulator’s performance can be affected by your anti-virus software. But, if you don’t install an anti-virus software on your computer, you expose yourself to possible attacks. If you want to maintain the performance of your flight simulator while also protecting your computer, GameGuard might be just what you need.
In a press release in January 2010, Matrox announced the upgrade of its Multiple Graphics eXpansion Module Support. Matrox Graphics Inc., a major manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions headquartered in Montreal, Canada, announced its release of multiple DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) which are designed to drive up to four or six monitors, respectively, from a single system.
Our editorial section is one of our most interesting. Editors write about their opinions regarding flight simulators and add-ons, however we have several writers who write about real-life aviation and their flying experiences. Most of the editorials are opinion based, you should read them through and make your own mind up about the content.
With Christmas approaching us fast and everyone already thinking of gift ideas and budgets, we thought we'd share some fun flight simulator products that could bring the gift of flight to somebody you know this Christmas.
It wasn’t too long ago that flight simulation joysticks were simple: Right, Left. Forward, Backward. But just like the advances in flight simulation software, joysticks have come a long way.
Braniff International Airways was an innovative, forward-thinking, iconic American airline that started many trends in the airline industry, several of which are still being utilized today.
Under Steve Jobs leadership, Apple reversed its slide into mediocrity and now is one of the most profitable companies on the planet. Many PC owners have made the switch to the Mac platform. But what about all the great Windows-based programs like Microsoft Flight Simulator X? You love FSX, and you are a Mac owner. What do you do now? Don’t worry, captain! The good news is there are several ways to run FSX on Mac OS X.
Cruising at 30,000 feet, you look out the window of the cockpit to see the sun slowly rising as it gradually lets go of the horizon. You feel exhausted but happy. As a senior pilot for British Airways, you’ve just completed a long tour of the Far East with stops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Now you are finally heading home.
Flight Simulator 2000 and 2002 were the start of the next generation of flight simulators produced by Microsoft. The graphics were greatly improved from past versions and included many more aircraft as standard. The life of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 has come to an end, but we still feature articles related to 2002 sometimes. They will be posted in this section.
The VAS team released yet another public test version (2.0 alpha 7) of vasFMC. As many people were hoping, this release also contains the MS FS2004 gauge version plus customized versions of the Project Airbus A319 and A320 models including the vasFMC gauge integrated into the Ken Mitchel Airbus panel.
Now available from AlphaSim for FS2004 and FS2002 is the Lockheed U-2S, the most modern version of the famous Cold War "Dragon Lady" spy plane. For more information, click on Read More.
Now available from Ray Porteous/Razor Publications is a Boeing 737-400 manual with Cats Exam (Computer Analysing Testing System). Virtual airlines can use this to test pilots, with the exam software automatically submitting an email to the CEO on successful completion. For more information, click on Read More.
Now available for download is Samuli's McDonnell Douglas MD-80 panel for FS2002. The panel features real cockpit procedures, all important instruments, all aircraft systems and more. For full details, click on Read More.
FS2002 pilots interested in acquiring the ultimate flightsim version of the Handley Page Victor K2 are asked to contact Graeme Rodgers who can provide instructions on setting it up, based on the Alpha Simulations latest release. For more information, click on Read More.
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For over 5 years, the access to the file library here at Fly Away Simulation has been restricted to only registered members of the website. We have now opened up access to the file library for everyone, in fact - you don't even have to register for a "free" account; you don't need to register at all.
Microsoft held a press event at their Game Studios at Redmond, Washington in December 2011, to enable members of the community and press to discuss "Flight" in detail and have any questions answered. With Fly Away Simulation being one of the attendees at the event, they have covered the event and discussed the topics raised in detail on their website.
We have recently made some big changes to the website, with more features, a new design and much improved home page. However, we would like to do more for our users so we are asking for your help in providing suggestions for elements you would like to see on the home page, or even the whole site for that matter.
You can now advertise your flight simulator, aviation or any other website or product with Fly Away Simulation. Use our flight simulator portal to advertise your flight simulator or aviation related website or product and receive clicks and customers from users that are already interested in flight simulation, computers and aviation.
Today we announce the upcoming release of our flight simulator iPhone app. Users of the iPhone will be pleased to know that the Fly Away Simulation app will be made available on the Apple app store and iTunes in the coming weeks. The app will include many features for checking the latest flight simulator news, discussion forums, latest screenshots and images and more.
This section features news related to Microsoft in general, it does not have to be flight simulator specific. If there are any industry related press releases or updates about Microsoft that are somewhat related to flight simulator, they can be found here. Microsoft are the developers and publishers of the world's best selling flight simulator; Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Redmond, Washington-based ACES Studio, the Microsoft-owned internal group behind the venerable Microsoft Flight Simulator series, has been heavily affected by Microsoft's ongoing job cuts. Development sources have told Gamasutra that a large portion of the dev house's staff has been let go - with multiple reports indicating that the entire Flight Simulator team has been axed.
Microsoft, or the team at FSInsider.com have made a post regarding the closure of the ACES studio - read it first here. They write, "By now, many of you have heard that Microsoft has closed Aces Studio, the publisher of Microsoft Flight Simulator. This was not a reflection of the quality of the products Aces has developed, the sales performance of the games, or the quality of the team at Aces.
After more than 25 years of flying high near the top of Microsoft’s PC game portfolio, the venerable Flight Simulator franchise has quietly expired. Perhaps making way for younger, flashier — and far better-selling — productions such as the gargantuan “Halo” series on the Xbox, Microsoft is shutting down ACES studio as part of its biggest-ever wave of layoffs, effectively killing off Flight Simulator for now and perhaps for good.
Microsoft Friday confirmed swirling rumors that Thursday's layoffs claimed the developer team behind its venerable Flight Simulator game. The software maker declined to confirm whether the 27-year-old "FlightSim" product was being permanently grounded, but it hinted that FlightSim or technology from the game would re-appear in an Internet version for Windows and Xbox users.
US, January 23, 2009 - Microsoft has confirmed the closure of Aces Game Studio, the internal development studio responsible for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flight Simulator is one of the company's oldest product lines, stretching back more than 20 years. The closure came amidst the company's first major layoffs in its history, announced on Thursday. Approximately 5,000 Microsoft employees will be laid off; around 1,400 were cut immediately, with the remainder to but cut over the next 18 months.
After ACES studio was closed in 2009, nearly three decades of Microsoft supplying players with a means of flight simulation came to an end. So when Microsoft Flight® and it's free-to-play model came to the table in February of this year, there was a faint light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a current generation flight simulator, with constant support from Microsoft.
Microsoft Flight is a brand new franchise, set to appeal to a much wider audience than previous flight simulators. It is available as a free download and can be played for free. Although more content is unlocked if you choose to sign in to GFWL (Games For Windows Live), and more content can be bought and downloaded from the GFWL Marketplace.
Microsoft has announced the official launch date for Microsoft Flight: February 29th, 2012.
It's official, the release date for Microsoft's "Flight" simulation package for PC will be February 29th, 2012. Along with this announcement, they have also released 5 additional screenshots demonstrating some more features you can expect from Flight.
On December 13th 2011, the team at Fly Away Simulation were invited to an event demonstrating and discussing Microsoft's next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight. Many facts, information and topics were discussed at this event. William Luxton, a member of our editorial team was at the event and has the following report for your reading pleasure.
Flight Simulator 2004 was the flight simulator that changed it all for Microsoft. This product was the best selling flight simulator on the market and produced record sales. With many advanced features and improvements in the weather engine and graphics; aircraft and downloads being produced by freeware developers, this was one of the most customizable flight simulators for Windows. Some fans still think that this is a better simulator than later releases by Microsoft. While slowing down, FS2004 is still a very active topic.
A new product from SimFlight3D is 1947 C140 for FS2004.
If you want an advanced tool for planning your flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, you can’t look past Virtual Dispatch.
MikeMax Aviation has released Fun-Air Farmhouse Flying, an add-on that allows you to have a runway in your own backyard. If you want to take a break from landing at large airports and runways, you will enjoy this add-on.
MikeMax Aviation has announced a new product – a FS2004 scenery add-on for Salina-Gunnison Airport.
Flying Stations has released the final pack of the BAC/English Electric Canberra series for FS2004.
The most advanced and highly detailed flight simulator for the PC; Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Flight Simulator X or as it's know in the community FSX is the latest flight simulator developer by Microsoft and is currently the last flight simulator being produced by Microsoft and the ACES studio. The ACES team were cut from Microsoft's budget leaving no development team to work on the next flight simulator release. It's possible that Microsoft will sell the Flight Simulator franchise to an external company for them to develop a new release, however nothing has been confirmed. This topic features news related to the latest add-ons, software and downloads for FSX.
Are you looking to spice up your FSX a little with some new scenery? Then why not come and visit a picturesque little venue in north-central Spain, known as Soria?
Although the main experience and attraction of flight simulation is to engage with authenticity, not everything feels authentic in simulation. For example, many people find that scenery can be quite a letdown, even in places where you might expect a more vibrant attention to detail.
For fans of Carenado mods, you now have something exceptionally fun to play with waiting for you. The Carenado DO228 100 HD Series has finally been released for both FSX and P3D. Complete with all the features that we have come to love and expect from Carenado, this take on the Dornier Do 228 manages to capture reality as closely as you would have hoped for.
Are you from the Jersey area? Or would you like to come and visit it at some stage? If so, you might find this latest release from Ultimax FSX Sceneries to be what you are looking for. Ultimax VFR Jersey is an excellent add-on for those who want a re-done, optimized take on this part of the world. Not only is it detailed deeply to cover the reality of the region, but it’s designed to be closer to the original scale of the region. As the major part of this update, VFR Jersey offers a remake of the brilliant Jersey Airport. Now, it feels far more like it’s real-life counterpart.
For many British expats and tourists to Spain, they’ll know Malaga Airport well. This is one of the most important airports in Spain, as it’s the most visited airport in Andalusia. By offering easy routes to some of the most popular destinations in the world, it’s the perfect landing spot as well as travel hub. However, at least in simulation terms, it always feels a little bit dull and empty. Devoid of life and character. Well, now, you can change that.
Flight simulator news that does not belong to a specific topic can be found here, or news that spans multiple topics. For example, an add-on for FSX and FS2004 will be included in this category. This topic also features other flight sim related news such as community updates, competitions and payware developer press releases.
For fans of FlightControlReplay, a new edition has just been released. Following on from the success of its predecessors, the new FCR Voice Edition is here. This new professionally improved edition brings a wealth of outstanding new services to the table.
Last month seen the release of the successor to much-loved airport tower simulator, Tower! Tower! 3D is the next in line for a much-loved part of aviation simulation. For those who missed out on the first iteration, then this is a wonderful introduction to Airport Tower simulation. However, for those who used the original then this can be the next step towards authentic and fun tower management.
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.
As one of the most well-respected flight simulators out there, P3D has long been one of the most exciting to use. However, it’s a simulator that regularly gets updated and improve to further satisfy user demand. The latest release for P3D, version 3.4, is here. This latest update brings a gluttony of new changes to the table. It also introduces some exciting new features from rendering changes to new SDK management tools.
In the electronics industry, changes occur all the time in business ownership. It’s a common issue and one that can make it hard to know who owns who anymore. One of the biggest examples of this kind of deal recently, though, came from Logitech. As one of the biggest manufacturers of computer hardware, they’ve purchased Saitek.
Viral videos, images and other interesting articles are posted here. News articles in this topic are not necessarily related to flight simulator, but are more articles that users find funny or interesting. One of the hottest articles here is the "Sewer alien" video.
Just in from a leaked source is a shock from Microsoft: the box artwork of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2014. While we can't find much information on this new simulator as of yet, we have been given early leaked box artwork.
I have seen many Shuttles launches, here In Florida at dusk and dawn. The Mystery object seen moving 30 mile off the California coast was, to me a rocket launch. Regardless of What The U.S Government and Military says.
Star Trek may have used lasers set to stun, but in a few years lasers set to kill will be available. At least that's the plan at the U.S. Defense Department's High-Energy Laser Systems Test Facility at the White Sands Missile range in New Mexico.
It seems that the World's largest land-living crab is the Coconut Crab, which is also the World's biggest land-going arthropod (which means it is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton). The largest sea based crab is the Japanese Spider Crab, however this creature does not leave the ocean unlike the Coconut.
The tribute concert will go ahead after a private funeral service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in LA, the cemetery is a resting place for many of the most legendary stars.
This topic covers all the latest payware add-on releases for all of the flight simulators featured on this website. The payware releases are delivered from our on-line flight sim store SimShack.net. SimShack.net are stockists of hundreds of payware flight sim add-ons for purchase. They deliver physical media (CD versions) and have now started stocking digital downloads for immediate delivery to your desktop with no wait. There are many payware add-ons for FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane.
For those who had decided to go with the Windows 10 update in recent weeks, you may have noticed that – like any new OS – it struggles to run things quite as well as you may have expected.
The CLS Piper Arrow for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and 2004 has now been released as freeware and is available on the SimShack.net flight sim store. There is no charge to purchase, download or install this previously payware aircraft add-on for Microsoft's Flight Simulator package. Before it was released as freeware, CLS sold this product as payware - but because it has become somewhat dates and the quality isn't as good as their latest payware products, they have released it to the public for free.
The TSS Cessna 172 Sound Pack is very cool add-on. This particular one is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 compatible. It is a fairly small download with a filesize of 20MB. Individuals will find that they will be able to access this add-on, immediately after purchasing it. The soundpack for the Cessna 172 has been created by Turbine Sound Studios.
The Mega Airport Munich Scenery Add-on is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Flight Simulator 2004. This is another affordable simulator add-on designed by Aerosoft, a respected name in the flight simulator industry. It can be purchased in CD-ROM media format.
The TSS (Turbine Sound Studios) A-10 TF-34 Sound Pack is another affordable simulation add-on. This one can be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator X and is also available for immediate download. Turbine Sound Studios have compiled this sound pack and have managed to come up with 50 B of sound perfect for the simulator aficionado.
For flight simulation fans who like to take things to the next level, there are various tools and downloads available to you at the moment which will make it far easier for you to create the kind of effective and balanced level of performance and realism that you would have been hoping for. One of the most reliable products on the market for this at the moment is the brilliant G750 Simulator by Flight1. It’s a side software package that runs in conjunction with our simulator, and offers an incredible level of detail and realism within the package and ensuring that you have access to one of the most comprehensive pieces of flight support technology out there at the moment.
A newly established company, Redbird Media, is set to advance the role of flight simulation in flight training. The company plans to revolutionize how flight instructors and pilots think about simulation.
According to a Press Release issued in March 2010, Virtual Aviation's new Virtual Type Rating enables you to train like a professional pilot in either their Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 simulator. This makes new Virtual Type Rating the closest thing to becoming an airline pilot.
CAE today announced that it has sold four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) to customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia. The four FFSs include: an Airbus A380 to Thai Airways International, an Airbus A330 to Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), an Airbus A320 to Russian aviation equipment company NITA (New Information Technologies in Aviation) on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, and an Embraer Phenom 100 to CAE Global Academy Perth, a joint venture flight school with China Southern Airlines located in Australia. CAE also signed contracts with various customers for updates of CAE-built simulators.
Sep 19, 2011 (The News-Gazette - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- After more than a quarter-century at Frasca International, John Frasca has been named president and chief executive officer of the company.
Reviews of flight simulator software and add-ons from the review team here at Fly Away. We review many payware aircraft, scenery and enhancement products. Reviews are highly detailed with honest opinions and high quality screenshots. Some of our reviews include 737 Pilot in Command, PMDG 747, PMDG MD-11 and many more.
A2A Simulations have been around for some time, creating engaging and exciting aircraft modifications that manage to really capture the little things that make simulation such a fun thing to be a part of. Having been built between 1957 and 1972 regularly, this aircraft carries a lot of history and a lot of nostalgia for older pilots, but also remains an interesting choice for those of a newer generation who want to try out a real classic of the skies. The low wings and the monocoque construction ensures that the aircraft flies quite different to smaller aircraft you may be more used to.
As you will no doubt have heard in the past, Alabeo are one of the most well respected members of the flight simulation community due to their overall quality and their class as a team of modelers, skinners and developers.
For many years, aircraft carriers have played a key role in military aviation. It’s been the stopping point and starting point for many aircrafts over recent decades, giving them an easy place to take off from when they were low on fuel or in need of repairs. Aircraft carriers alone have completely revolutionized the way that we fight and take the battle to other parts of the world, and for that reason it’s become one of the most prominent parts of military planning for quite some time.
As you might imagine, when you first start using a flight simulator you will want to be able to fully understand everything that is has to offer you. It needs to look realistic, authentic and truly responsive to what you are asking for. As you may have noticed yourself, though, this is pretty hard to do. With the entire world effectively being covered by flight simulators today, it can be hard for the developers to find the manpower, resources and technology to make the entire world look as realistic as possible.
As one of the most prominent cities in Europe, it’s no surprise that plenty of people want to fly to Lisbon – having been myself in reality, I’ve always wanted to see the stunning Lisbon airport done up to its full grandeur and capacity in a flight simulator. It’s a truly awesome city to be in, and the quality of the airport there is absolutely awesome as well. Well, having been a huge fan of this location for many years you can imagine that there was plenty of smiles when the Mega Airport Lisbon v2.0 package was released.
From time to time we feature news related to train simulation. This is a flight simulator website that focuses heavily on simulated flight, however many of our users are train sim enthusiasts too. One of the popular train simulator packages we cover is Microsoft Train Simulator (which has now been discontinued), Trainz and RailWorks. Included are press releases, industry updates and payware product releases.
Chatham, UK--July 14, 2011--Railsimulator.com Ltd., the leading innovator of rail simulation and modelling tools, announced today that the sequel to the best-selling and award-winning RailWorks 2 will launch worldwide on September 23. RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012.
Microsoft Game Studios has announced Train Simulator 2, the sequel to Microsoft's realistic railroading simulation from 2001, Train Simulator. The new game adds five new highly detailed routes and will let players control a variety of trains, from 200-ton modern diesel locomotives to historical steam engines. The new routes will let players turn back the clock and control trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve in 1946 or go for high-speed runs through Germany on the Deutsche Bahn AG. Train Simulator 2 also adds dynamic weather and richer environments filled with people, vehicles, and roaming animals.
Redmond, WA, January 19, 2007 – Following the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Aces Studio is using the same technology to develop a new version of Microsoft Train Simulator. Unrelated to our previous Train Simulator development efforts, this version will be an all-new product built on the Flight Simulator X platform, the culmination of 25 years of product development and technology.
Beta RailDriver software to support Trainz 2004 is now available for download. You can also now purchase Trainz 2004 and a variety of MSTS add-ons directly from the RailDriver web site. For more information, click on Read More.
The real world Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway in Wales, the oldest independent railway company in the world, has an extensive collection of MSTS wagons available for download from their web site as well as an early alpha version of their actual route.
Joining a virtual airline is a great way to add another element of fun to your flight simulator experience. When you join a virtual airline you can build up your virtual flying hours for an actual virtual airline company who will provide you with flights, routes and flight plans to follow. They usually have a roster to show who has accumulated the most flying hours. Joining a virtual airline will open up your flight simulation world. You can also get payware aircraft from VAs at lower prices than standard retail shops.
VATSIM has long been a part of the community, well-respected for their quality and consistency. Under the stewardship of Peter Nielsen, VATSIM has seen an incredibly diverse range of growth over the years. However, all good things must come to an end. Peter has retired from his position – if you wish to send him well wishes, you can do so on the VATSIM forums.
For some time now, virtual aviation training has become a major part of simulation itself. Many people are learning the ropes to this wonderful system by playing through an online course. This means that those who wish to improve their skills as pilots can do so with relative ease. However, choosing the right course can be problematic and usually needs very careful consideration.
For flight simulation fans who enjoy using various mods and add-ons together, compatibility is vital. A major issue with using flight simulation mods is finding conflicts in the way that the modifications will operate together. Another issue was trying to learn one mod, whilst another offered different conclusions.
Patriot Virtual Airlines is a new virtual organization located at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX). The company has three other hubs, namely Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Miami International Airport (KMIA) and Honolulu International Airport (PHNL).
Flight simulation enthusiasts expect virtual airlines to provide realistic and compelling experiences that match operations inside a real aircraft.
X-Plane is one of the most advanced and sophisticated flight simulator packages available. They have released versions for PC, Mac and Linux and now even iPhone. X-Plane provides the end user with a sophisticated flight environment with ultra realistic flight dynamics. While X-Plane isn't the most popular flight simulator, it is growing its user base because of the demise of Microsoft Flight Simulator. X-Plane is destined to become the next biggest flight simulator package for a mix of platforms.
The city of Moscow is, obviously, one of the jewels of the planet. As one of the most important and powerful cities in modern history, it’s long been a place to go and visit in simulation. However, Moscow has regularly been quite unrealistic and a fair let down in many of the simulators out there. With the help of Drzewiecki Design’ new Sheremetyevo XP update, though, that can change.
Are you using X-Plane and want to make it easier than ever to have some fun on the go?
Over the years, X-Plane has continuously changed and adapted to fit with the alterations in simulation as a whole. This continuous change and improvement has made sure that X-Plane never needs to fall behind its rivals. The team behind the simulator, Laminar Research, have worked diligently on the platform to keep it improving and changing.
As one of the most actively engaged with and powerful communities around, flight simulation videos tend to be very popular. However, like every other form of video, there’s always the aim and the ambition to do better.
Do you ever find that when you fly around the world in X-Plane, it can all feel a little uncomfortable? For fans of simulation realism, this mod is a must have to combat those issues. Now, users can take to the Calvi Airport and enjoy a more authentic take. Aerosoft, a renowned member of the flight simulation community, is an expert at owning and mastering airport realism. With this mod, then, you can get easy access to a realistic re-design that changes everything.
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