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Individuals who enjoy GLB Flight Products will be glad to know that the company will be offering their customers a special deal. This is in celebration of them being in business for one year. For those of you unfamiliar with GLB Flight Products, they are a company that manufactures hardware for flight simulation games. To reward both current and prospective clients, GLB will be offering a price break of 5 pounds for those persons that spend at least 50 pounds at the website. This is a limited time offer.

Another cool development in the world of flight simulation is the release of Pre-Flight (v.4). This is a Windows based software and a RC flight simulator. This particular version is especially exciting because it can be played in 3D. Individuals who own or are willing to purchase 3-D glasses will be able to play in this dimension.

For more miscellaneous flight sim news, be sure to come back and visit us regularly. We will place additional information that we believe will be of interest to you, here.

Prepar3D v3.4 Now Available Prepar3D v3.4 Now Available

Posted on Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:05:12 GMT (333 reads)

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.

Logitech Completes Purchase of Saitek Logitech Completes Purchase of Saitek

Posted on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:00:31 GMT (223 reads)

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.

New Flight Simulator on the Horizon: JetWay New Flight Simulator on the Horizon: JetWay

Posted on Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:48:37 GMT (8505 reads)

In recent years, we’ve heard a huge amount about new simulators. From the Dovetail takeover of Microsoft Flight Simulator to the development of X-Plane, we have plenty of options. However, there’s always rumors that a new name might come along and shake things up. 

Celebrating 10 Years of Military AI Works Celebrating 10 Years of Military AI Works

Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:08:45 GMT (211 reads)

This month, the brilliant Military AI Works (MAIW) has been celebrating its ten-year anniversary!

Flight Sim in Focus - Show Returns to Sky Blue Radio! Flight Sim in Focus - Show Returns to Sky Blue Radio!

Posted on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:50:12 GMT (111 reads)

For simulation fans who use the excellent Sky Blue Radio program, you will be delighted to know that the awesome Flight Sim in Focus (FSIF) show is returning. FSIF is one of the most delightful pieces of flight simulation radio and makes the perfect place to make the skies even more enjoyable. 

SimBuddy.com Announced: Moving Map Software & More! SimBuddy.com Announced: Moving Map Software & More!

Posted on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:18:37 GMT (348 reads)

Simulation in the aviation world has always been an exciting and welcoming place. However, it’s always been a community that prided itself on inclusion of others. Well, the community just got a little bigger – introducing SimBuddy.com. SimBuddy.com is a new flight simulation site that you should bookmarking; already in its infancy, the website is making a splash for all the right reasons!

Introducing Combat Air Patrol 2 Radio Comms Introducing Combat Air Patrol 2 Radio Comms

Posted on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:13:10 GMT (1074 reads)

Mayday! Mayday! We’ve finally got the wonderful latest release of Combat Air Patrol 2. For enthusiasts of military aviation as well as those who want to grow into and love it, this new mod is a must-have download.

FlightGear 2016.2 Free Flight Simulator Released FlightGear 2016.2 Free Flight Simulator Released

Posted on Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:51:07 GMT (2184 reads)

The latest edition of the FlightGear Barcelona project has been released, and with it come some rather tasty new additions. The development team has fought tooth and nail to create a new edition of this wonderfully well received free sim package. 

iFMS 2.0 Released iFMS 2.0 Released

Posted on Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:28:58 GMT (1219 reads)

For users of flight simulators who feel like they could use a little more dynamism and control over their flights, the wait is over.

The release of the new iFMS 2.0 has been brought to the table. This latest release of the product offers a wide range of new changes and additions to the old formula, adding another layer of control and substance that further enhances the enjoyment of the original. 

Dovetail Games Flight Simulator and Flight School Announced Dovetail Games Flight Simulator and Flight School Announced

Posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:41:03 GMT (33614 reads)

Simulation fans, rejoice! 2016 will finally see the introduction of a new and exciting range of flight simulation games. Fresh from taking on the license in 2014, Dovetail Games has just announced the introduction of their own investment into the series – Flight School. 

FSFlyingSchool Pro 2016 Released FSFlyingSchool Pro 2016 Released

Posted on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 13:08:18 GMT (2858 reads)

For fans of flight simulation who struggle with putting the theory into practice, this might just be the biggest release of the year for you!

Feature: 'Jet Simming' Flight Sim Tutorial eBook Feature: 'Jet Simming' Flight Sim Tutorial eBook

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:37:45 GMT (6342 reads)

Simulating jet flights gives home flight- simulation enthusiasts high levels of excitement, challenge and accomplishment. 

New Dovetail Games Flight Simulator Coming in 2016 New Dovetail Games Flight Simulator Coming in 2016

Posted on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (97707 reads)

Given that it has been several years since we have seen the release of a new flight simulator, many fans are beginning to get a bit anxious to try something new! The problem is that, with so many new releases in terms of fan-made modifications, there are lots of people who are still more than happy to use current simulators and this naturally halts development. 

Flight Training Essentials: Rod Machado's eBooks Flight Training Essentials: Rod Machado's eBooks

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 12:05:35 GMT (2583 reads)

As a group who has spent a lot of time dealing with flight simulators ever since they more or less became a thing, we take great pleasure in being able to understand the more advanced side of flight and aviation. A genuine passion for flight has made it much easier for us to learn and understand what makes flight simulation tick and a love for taking in new information and reading about all of the historical and amazing stuff that has occurred since aviation began always keeps us on our toes when flying any aircraft!

Just Flight's Eurofighter Now Supports Prepar3D Just Flight's Eurofighter Now Supports Prepar3D

Posted on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (2948 reads)

Having long been a celebrated part of the flight simulation family, Prepar3D is beginning to see the massive range of expansions and additions that it needs to rival other flight simulators – starting with the additions of the brilliant Eurofighter Typhoon. 

Announcing Cockpit-Fest USA 2015 Announcing Cockpit-Fest USA 2015

Posted on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1998 reads)

Simulation fans and enthusiasts, rejoice! The premier event for flight simulation fans and enthusiasts who like to see the different changes and improvements that are being made to flight simulators out there is returning in 2015!

Announcing Combat Air Patrol 2 Announcing Combat Air Patrol 2

Posted on Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (2469 reads)

Although flight simulators have been incredibly popular and have collected a huge amount of users and fan over time, it has been something that many people can get involved with due to the fact that the simulation can be so varied. From the typical civilian air patrols that let you take in the world at your own pace to the madness and enjoyment provided by the more high octane combat simulators, you will find that using a flight simulator with the right planning and style for you can be perfect. 

Air Assault 2015 Announced Air Assault 2015 Announced

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1733 reads)

Having been a major success for the last four years, those who have visited the Air Assault festival in the past will be delighted to know that the next installment of this widely-acclaimed virtual air show is going to be held in 2015. This event has drawn in large crowds in the past from all over the place and if you love to watch aviation and see the event itself can aspire to – and inspire with – then you need to book you spot this year, because it promise to be even bigger than it’s been before!

AVSIM Founder Tom Allensworth Passes Away AVSIM Founder Tom Allensworth Passes Away

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:10:00 GMT (7258 reads)

We understand that we are privileged to have such an open, friendly and diverse community around us. With so many great innovations and ideas brought to life by the experts of the community, we love spending time working with others and seeing what the general consensus is throughout. Our main aim is always to provide a service that can be trustworthy and easy to use, but we also spend a lot of time working with other flight simulation websites.

Announcing FlightSimCon 2015 Announcing FlightSimCon 2015

Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:50:04 GMT (5082 reads)

As one of the flagship events of the year, FlightSimCon has become a genuine smash hit amongst fans of flight sim and aviation. It’s constantly changing list of exhibitors that are on offer, mixed in with the massive new showings and features that you will get to experience makes it one of the absolute must-see events. 

HJG Wide-Body Website Update HJG Wide-Body Website Update

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:59:41 GMT (3824 reads)

The flight simulation community is one that is growing all the time, as those with different skills, experiences and passions enter the frame to start releasing new products all the time. For anyone who has used the flight simulation modding community before to find new updates and add-ons for their flight simulation experience, they’ll no doubt have noticed that there is a specific uptake on the amount of classic-based packages out there. 

SimControl Makes Its Debut On iPad SimControl Makes Its Debut On iPad

Posted on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:38:12 GMT (12564 reads)

Flight simulators have been absolutely massive for many years due to the authenticity they preach when it comes to representing our favorite aircrafts and parts of the world. However, the world of simulation has been changing drastically over the last few years as additional features have been able to be included that can help turn your desk into an actual flight experience itself. 

Cockpit-Fest USA 2014 at the Cold War Air Museum Cockpit-Fest USA 2014 at the Cold War Air Museum

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:34:03 GMT (21369 reads)

Do you love to create your own cockpits? Maybe you just love to play on simulations. It’s time to meet people just like you, and you can do that at Lancaster, TX between August 29 and 31, 2014 with the Cockpit-Fest at the Cold War Air Museum.

Announcing FlightSimCon 2014 Announcing FlightSimCon 2014

Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:26:57 GMT (17614 reads)

On June 7 and 8, 2014, FlightSimCon hosts its second annual flight simulation event at Windsor Locks, CT. It will be held at Bradley Airport’s New England Air Museum. But many people wonder just what the flight simulation event is, and what will it offer?

X-55 Rhino: Saitek Announce New Controller X-55 Rhino: Saitek Announce New Controller

Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:35:32 GMT (44781 reads)

Saitek (owned by Mad Catz) have just announced a new controller system called the X-55 Rhino.  Not much is given away at the moment, but judging from how epic the video released is, we can expect something big.

FS Widgets Releases iGMap FS Widgets Releases iGMap

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:01:16 GMT (45034 reads)

FSWidgets has released a new application, iGMap, which converts your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a mobile map for your favorite desktop flight simulator.

Dauntless Software Releases SimPlates Ultra Dauntless Software Releases SimPlates Ultra

Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:53:54 GMT (19929 reads)

If you are a dedicated simulator pilot looking to take your flight simulator experience to the next level – SimPlates Ultra is a tool you might like to play around with. 

FS Video Marshaller Simulate Hand Signals Used by Real-World Pilots FS Video Marshaller – Simulate Hand Signals Used by Real-World Pilots

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:40:00 GMT (9213 reads)

The creators of FS2Crew have released a new product – FS Video Marshaller, a program that enables users to simulate the same ground-to-cockpit and cockpit-to-ground hand signals used by pilots. The program uses video technology.

Principles of Flight Simulation Book Released Principles of Flight Simulation Book Released

Posted on Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT (8168 reads)

A Press Release announced that the Principles of Flight Simulation Book, a comprehensive guide to flight simulation, has been published

Significant Graphical Improvements in PRE-Flight Version 6 Significant Graphical Improvements in PRE-Flight Version 6

Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT (6567 reads)

Transcendental Technologies announced the release of PRE-Flight Version 6, positioning PRE-Flight at the top of the industry as a leading company providing the best graphics on an RC flight simulator. 

A New Version of US Aviation Topographic Atlas Available

Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (6239 reads)

A new version of the US Aviation Topographic Atlas, which contains full color and full-scale replica of FAA World Aeronautical Charts (WACs) for the United States, is now available. 

B-2 Stealth Bomber Model Now Available for PreFlightSim

Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (3784 reads)

The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American strategic bomber with the capacity to deploy a wide range of weapons. It can penetrate anti-aircraft defenses and drop heavy conventional and nuclear bombs. 

New Model for Free Download: Sukhoi Su-26 Aerobatic Plane New Model for Free Download: Sukhoi Su-26 Aerobatic Plane

Posted on Sun, 02 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (5046 reads)

Transcendental Technologies has announced a new model - the PRE-Flight Sukhoi Su-26 aerobatic plane. This model is available for free download to all PRE-Flight owners. 

PRE-Flight Avatar Samson Helicopter Now Available

Posted on Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4530 reads)

Transcendental Technologies PRE-Flight RC Flight Simulator has announced that PRE-Flight Avatar Samson Helicopter is now available for Free Download.

Rise Of Flight Update 1.011 Released Rise Of Flight Update 1.011 Released

Posted on Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4851 reads)

In March 2010, Moscow-based Neoqb announced its release of Rise Of Flight: The First Great Air War, also known as Rise Of Flight Update 1.011.

Updated AirwaySim Updated AirwaySim

Posted on Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:00:00 GMT (4167 reads)

There are new updates at AirwaySim, an online multiplayer airline simulation program.

ATC4Real Is Now Available ATC4Real Is Now Available

Posted on Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:38:44 GMT (5940 reads)

Air traffic control services are an essential part of any airport – it helps to organize air traffic flow and ensures that collisions do not occur. In addition to directing and separating air traffic to ensure efficient movement, the service provides support and information to pilots, helping them in their landing procedures.

Carenado Announces Second set of Prepar3D Aircraft Carenado Announces Second set of Prepar3D Aircraft

Posted on Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:28:44 GMT (6939 reads)

Carenado has announced further progress on adapting its aircraft fleet for Prepar3D.

Flight Deck Productions Releases Learn Concorde training DVD Flight Deck Productions Releases Learn Concorde training DVD

Posted on Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:45:57 GMT (5689 reads)

The magnificent Concorde supersonic aircraft was possibly the most exhilarating airplane in the history of aviation. Although the Concorde service ended nearly a decade ago, both devoted aviation enthusiasts and regular people still adore the aircraft. 

Flying Development Studio Has Released Infinite Flight: A New Flight Simulator For iOS Flying Development Studio Has Released Infinite Flight: A New Flight Simulator For iOS

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:22:09 GMT (12531 reads)

Flying Development Studio has released Infinite Flight for iPhone/iPad. Infinite Flight is the first Flight Simulator for iOS and Windows Phone 7.

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