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10 Flight Simulator Christmas Gift Ideas for 2013

Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2013 16:53:38 GMT

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.

5 Of The Best Joysticks For Flight Simulator Use

Posted on Tue, 07 May 2013 16:24:08 GMT

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: The History of an Amazing Airline

Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:21:01 GMT

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.

Running Microsoft Flight Simulator X on a Mac

Posted on Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:45:26 GMT

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.

How to Join and Fly For a Virtual Airline

Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:33:23 GMT

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. 

Top 10 Simulation Games of the Past Decade

Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:18:05 GMT

As computer and gaming console technology improved dramatically over the last decade, simulation games took full advantage. Games that debuted with limited graphics, sound and performance grew by leaps and bounds with every new release. Now many of the biggest simulation games are enjoyed by enthusiastic players all over the globe at the same time. 

Review of Aerofly FS from Ikarus

Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:04:11 GMT

Put away that boring old flight simulator and get ready to have some real fun--Aerofly FS is just what the doctor ordered! Bursting on the scene in the last year or so, for many veteran flight simmers Aerofly FS arrived seemingly out of the blue—it’s a pleasant surprise. 

10 of the Best Aviation Movies and Why

Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:41:08 GMT

Two of the man’s most wonderful inventions, movies and aviation, came of age around the same time. After the turn of the 19th century, and before World War I, a new age was dawning. The Industrial Revolution gave way to the Technological Revolution. New and exciting inventions, and new ways to manufacture them, were springing up everywhere. 

Review of Infinite Flight App from Flying Development Studio

Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:35:27 GMT

Infinite Flight is a mobile flight simulator. Originally released in April of 2011, it was the very first flight simulator for Windows Phone 7. It is used by thousands of Windows Phone 7 users around the world and is currently ranked in the top 50 paid game apps for the platform.

Review of FlightGear: The Free & Fun Flight Simulator!

Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:05:26 GMT

Let’s be honest. Flight simulation can be an expensive hobby. Once you acquired a quality program, it's not long before you purchased several others. Not to mention the tens, maybe hundreds of aircraft that are beginning to fill up your hard drive. Over time, all those acquisitions add up to a serious investment.

Top 10 Must Have Flight Sim Payware Add-Ons for 2012

Posted on Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:23:15 GMT

Remember when you first started flying simulators? You were amazed at what you could do--fly all over the world, try many different cool aircraft, and test your skills in a variety of conditions!

Does Flight Simulation Prepare Pilots For Flying A Real Plane?

Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:00:03 GMT

Now that you’ve flown your Cessna from Cape Cod all the way down to Fort Lauderdale 150 times on Microsoft FSX, will those long hours help prepare you to fly a real aircraft? After all, there are flightsim pilots who have used the same software for a decade or more and know a few of the aircraft models like the back of their hand.

Behind the Yoke: An Interview with Three Boeing 737 Home Cockpit Builders

Posted on Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:05:15 GMT

What would you do if a friend told you he had spent years building an airplane that physically would never leave the ground and yet it would travel all over the world?  You might look closely to see if they looked well. 

Battles in the Sky: A Closer Look at Combat Simulation Site LockOnFiles.com

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:51:26 GMT

“I'm 3DFlyer and I bought LOMAC on a whim one day. Just went to Walmart (a US Department Store that has "everything"). When I got home and got it loaded, I was amazed! It needed a little help, but with the TLC I have given it, and sharing of others I now have a flyable sim that I really enjoy.”

Torpedo Squadron Four - A Cockpit View of World War II

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:42:55 GMT

“Suddenly, the Avenger flown by Lt.(jg) John Palmer exploded just in front of me and started a gradual spiral toward the sea. The skipper broke radio silence and told the plane crew to bail out, but only one parachute popped into sight before the plane plunged into the sea. I drew myself into the center of my own cockpit under the protection of the armor plate, making myself as small as possible as the bursts of anti-aircraft fire spotted the sky.”  

Behind the Scenes of Building a DHC-6 Twin Otter Home Cockpit

Posted on Wed, 30 May 2012 10:18:21 GMT

André Aepfelbach has been a Microsoft Flight Simulator aficionado since 1994. He started out with a keyboard, moved to a joystick, then graduated to yokes and pedals. He had everything he needed to get as close to real flying as possible. 

The Airport on the Beach: Princess Juliana International Airport at St. Maarten

Posted on Thu, 03 May 2012 13:22:53 GMT

The waves crash in a loud cacophony of sound, spray and mist. Children laugh with glee as they run from the surf as it spills out, chasing them up the beach. Their parents gather under brightly lit beach umbrellas, sipping Caribs, the popular local blend of watermelon and raspberry rum with a touch of bitters, enjoying another lazy sun-splashed day on Maho Beach.

Pro Flight Simulator: What You're Really Getting

Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:19:48 GMT

There is a new flight simulation packages that I'm sure thousands of you may have heard.  It goes by the name of Pro Flight Simulator.  Pro Flight Simulator isn't really that new at all, in fact, it's a re-brand of a flight sim package you may have been using for years.

Steve Jobs: A Visionary and Creative Genius

Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:01:37 GMT

Where were you when Steve Jobs died? Years ago, that same question was asked when John Kennedy was shot.

Worldwide, the sadness and grief was the same. A giant in our midst was no longer with us.

Is the Concorde the Most Loved Airplane of All Time?

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2011 21:43:46 GMT

Boom! BOOM!  That was the incredible double sonic boom of the majestic Concorde supersonic aircraft breaking the sound barrier. If it came in low as you watched in awe, the noise would make your bones rattle.  The Concorde was perhaps the sexiest, most exciting airplane in the history of aviation. It was a joint venture between British Airways and Air France that had its maiden voyage in 1969 but began commercial service in 1976. After a crash in 2000 in Paris, traveler interest in the plane began to diminish and in April of 2003, both airlines announced they would discontinue service.

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