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Editor's Selection

Editor's selection articles last updated Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:35:33 GMT

Can Flight Sim Teach Pilots to Fly A Real Plane?

Steve Jobs: A Visionary and Creative Genius

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10 of the Best Aviation Movies and Why

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Microsoft Flight: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:53:27 GMT

Microsoft Flight was a flight simulator package released in 2012 and developed by Microsoft as an attempt at a new PC based simulation package to continue their Flight Simulator series.  It wasn't based on old FSX code; it was a completely new engine built for modern 64-bit machines.

Flight Sim World: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:32:01 GMT

Flight Sim World or FSW as it became know as was the latest flight simulator package released by Dovetail Games.  Flight Sim World's core was based on existing FSX code but it had been brought up to date with heavy modification and rewriting (and of course many new features and functions).

New Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS2020): The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:36:11 GMT

Announced by Microsoft at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2019 (E3 2019) is their new flight simulator package set for release in 2020 for both PC and Xbox.

Building A Flight Sim Home Cockpit: 5 Examples You Can Learn From

Posted on Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:21:44 GMT

When we consider the above statement, it is tempting to imagine that someone has literally sawn off the front of a plane and dropped it into someoneís spare room complete with a comfy (and interactive) chair. The thing is, while perhaps a lot less dramatic, should your ambition be such, that first description isnít far wrong.

The Future of Flight Simulation (And a Brief History)

Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019 17:10:37 GMT

When we examine some of the most up to date programs, software, and add-ons available to the world of flight simulation, it is easy to believe, if only momentarily, that we have reached our zenith and that more realism and authenticity could only be achieved by participating in the ďreal thingĒ and taking to the actual skies as opposed to the virtual ones.

Best 2019 Flight Simulator Games for PC & Mac (With Demos)

Posted on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:50:39 GMT

Providing you have a computer and an internet connection thereís not much you canít do from the comfort of your own living room in the modern and increasingly futuristic age. That includes a flight or two around the world, albeit virtually, through the array of simulation packages just waiting to connect you to highly detailed and ultra-authentic destinations around the planet.

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.

Best Joysticks For FSX & X-Plane in 2019

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

It wasnít 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? Donít worry, captain! The good news is there are several ways to run FSX on Mac OS X.

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

Letís 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!

Can Flight Sim Teach Pilots to Fly A Real Plane?

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

Now that youíve 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.

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: Scam? 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.

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