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Microsoft Flight Simulator X

United Airlines 737 in Guam (screenshot from FSX).Microsoft's Flight Simulator X is one of the most popular flight simulator products in the industry. It continues to sell very well and is played regularly by many fans globally. In fact, if I were a betting man, I would venture to say that the majority of hobbyists own a copy of Flight Simulator X.

There are lots of add-ons to announce as software companies and developers regularly release new items compatible with FSX.

Recently released was the Steam Edition, which we reviewed here.  The Steam Edition re-released by Dovetail Games has given a new lease of life to FSX.

A lot of users come to Fly Away Simulation for its large library of downloads for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.  In our downloads library, you can find many add-ons ranging from aircraft to scenery expansion packages.  For more information, view the FSX downloads section.

Below is a selection of four articles chosen by our editors that we have decided you may find interesting.  These are updated every two days so keep an eye on this section.  Below the editor's selection, there is the latest news and articles related to FSX.

For more news and developments regarding FSX, bookmark this page. We’ll be posting additional information here, as it is made available.

Editor's Selection

Editor's selection articles last updated Thu, 25 May 2017 05:40:01 GMT

Abacus Releases Flight Deck 5

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Just Flight Releases 737 Pilot In Command

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Microsoft announce Flight Simulator X: Adrenaline

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Microsoft Announces Flight Simulator X

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Latest news and articles

Nantucket Scenery SP1 for FSX/P3D Released by iBlueYonder

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT (210 reads)

Do you own the original Nantucket Island 1.0 mod?

Then you should definitely pick up the new Service Pack 1 Update that has been released. With this add-on, you can provide an excellent touch of detail and improvement. The original had some annoying errors that stuck around and caused some problems with the overall product. Now, these have been improved but also some new additions have been introduced. 

FSDreamTeam Ground Services for FSX (GSX) Updated

Posted on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT (868 reads)

One of the major complaints over the years about flight simulation has been the lack of quality ground service teams that you see operating and working around the place. This has always been a major gripe for many simulation fans – it really does ruin the overall atmosphere. To help get around that problem, though, you need only consider the importance of using FSDreamTeams’ Ground Service X feature. Now, with a new 1.9.11 version released, you can enjoy a much more comprehensive experience than you were able to in the past.

Carenado's Piper PA-46 500TP Malibu Meridian for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:49:20 GMT (295 reads)

An aircraft that many people have a deep love and affection for, the PA46 500TP Malibu Meridian G1000 is worth owning. Released by the excellent Carenado, this takes an authentic and engaging style of aircraft and makes it stand out. Known for their excellent attention to detail and informative stance when it comes to adding detail to any model, this latest take is exceptional. If you have ever been in the cockpit of a G1000 before, then try this out!

PacSim Release Salt Lake City International Scenery for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:11 GMT (563 reads)

When talking about proper simulation, one of the most important parts of realism. Airports are a major factor in what makes using a simulator so much fun, so if you are looking for added authenticity you can find it with this new Salt Lake City International Airport add-on.

Flysimware's Learjet 35A for FSX & P3D Updated to v2.8

Posted on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:42:29 GMT (403 reads)

If you have ever used the excellent Learjet 35A by FlySimWare, then an update has been released. The latest version of the mod, version 2.8, brings a wealth of awesome new changes to the previously excellent jet. 

FS2Crew Updates PMDG 777 Edition To v3.1

Posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:39:02 GMT (245 reads)

Do you currently use FS2Crew? Then you should look to pick up the new update they have released for the PMDG 777. Version 3.1 is a new and comprehensive update over version 3, helping to add some extra padding to improve the overall product offering. If you are using FS2Crew 777 then you should almost certainly look to make the most of this new update. 

MegaSceneryEarth Tennessee (Complete State) v3 Released

Posted on Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:56:09 GMT (184 reads)

Have you been in ownership of the older MegaSceneryEarth Tennessee package? Then now you can easily make it better than before. Thanks to this new update, even more has been crammed into this perfect combination of scenery and style. 

Rolling Cumulus Release WWII Mystery The Longest Flight Mission for FSX

Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:03:57 GMT (280 reads)

When engaging in simulated missions, a bit of authenticity can always help to set the scene. With this package, you can get access to one of the most famous World War II myths and mysteries series’ entries. If you are someone who enjoys a bit of creativity in their aviation, then this mission is for you.

Just Flight Release Meteor F.8/FR.9 for FSX & P3D

Posted on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT (315 reads)

While for many people the Gloster Meteor is seen by many as one of the most successful British inventions, its creation was far less harmonious than it might appear. Indeed, it began during the late 40s when the UK was still dealing with the consequences of the hugely expensive Second World War. While it looked somewhat basic in comparison of what was to come in the future, this aircraft soon became an important part of British military aviation. It was a reliable and effective fighter which could more than handle itself in battles, becoming a mainstay of the 40s and 50s.

Wilco's Dassault Falcon 7X for FSX/P3D Updated to v2

Posted on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:11:59 GMT (610 reads)

Having been designed to carry an authentic take on the Dassault Falcon 7X, this latest Wilco release is a must-have for Dassault fans. This is the second title by Hifi Simulations, and comes as the perfect representation of the Falcon 7X. The aircraft itself in this model comes with a unique all-glass integrated flight deck, making it a unique and rather different flight experience for many different reasons. With a detailed and intricate model that follows on with all typical convention, it’s easy to see why the Falcon 7X is such a fan with simulation fans.

FSX Animated Cockpits Released by PositionGames

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT (2293 reads)

For anyone who enjoys using mobile-based aviation hardware, a new product has arrived on the market. That’s right, PositionGames have brought out a new Animated Cockpits solution that you should definitely check out. Fun and easy to get engaged with when on long journeys, this is definitely worth picking up. Whether it’s just as a little time killer or as something that you genuinely use to enhance your experience is down to your own preference.

Pisa X Scenery Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:54:37 GMT (203 reads)

As all simulation users know, it’s vital that the simulated world reflects the real one the best it can. When it comes to being able to learn and integrate ourselves into the simulation community, immersion matters. Thankfully, teams such as Aerosoft find easy ways to fill in the gaps that default simulators ship with. Now, instead of having to put up with the respectable but generic version of Pisa International Airport, you can replace it. 

Aerosoft Release Manchester X Scenery Add-on

Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:01:04 GMT (241 reads)

For years, Aerosoft have been creating fantastic set-piece recreations of major parts of the world. From major recreations of the world’s terrain to making sure that locations match up with their real-life counterpart, they play a vital part in improving realism. However, one of the most important parts of such mod packages is to help bring together airports to match their real-life versions. 

Nuvecta Announce Landscape USA Series 3D Autogen Add-on

Posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:32:44 GMT (203 reads)

Every year, new products are released for flight simulation products that make a huge difference to the way that we fly. New scenery packages are some of the most important add-ons, helping to replicate the world that we inhabit. Many people don’t feel like the original world in simulation looks quite as it should. Well, with this excellent and easy to work with new range of 3D objects and photorealistic scenery, that can change for good. 

AeroG UV-4 V/STOL UAV Aircraft Released for FSX & P3D

Posted on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:15:01 GMT (380 reads)

Over the years, one of the most enjoyable and lasting aspects of flight simulation has been getting to enjoy the realism. Realism is obviously a key part of this entire process, as simulations are creating mirrors of reality. 

COTS L-049 Constellation Released by A2A Simulations (FSX/P3D)

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:25:57 GMT (813 reads)

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to have created some true works of art within aviation. One of the most beautiful periods of modern aviation, though, was that of the piston engine airliner. For many, they are the jewel in the crown. Out of all of these wonders, though, the Lockheed L-049 Constellation is probably up there. A beautifully designed piece of hardware, the Constellation tends to be in the top rankings for this kind of aircraft. Famed for its powerful performance and its, for the time, futuristic interior, the Constellation still remains a popular choice today.

Cessna T-50 Bobcat Released by Milviz for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:13:42 GMT (265 reads)

Having been designed by Military Visualizations – MilViz – this recreation of the Cessna T-50 Bobcat is worth trying. An elite take on a piece of aviation royalty; this aircraft is one that all aviation enthusiastic should take the time to try out. Having set out to try and create a high-definition edition of the famous aircraft, the T-50 now stands on its own in terms of detail. This recreation looks to introduce every minor and major feature to make a comprehensive take on this old aircraft.

Alabeo Cessna 441 Conquest II Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:56:37 GMT (453 reads)

As a major part of the Alabeo line, the Cessna C441 holds a high place in the hearts of many. As a reliable and adaptable aircraft, the Cessna C441 can be used for various different purposes. Now, with the latest update taking this piece of kit to Version 1.2, even more has been improved. If you have used this in the past, and you wondered how the modification has come along, try out the latest version.

Bali X Scenery for FSX/P3D Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:48:29 GMT (995 reads)

As one of the most important airports in Indonesia, Bali Airport deserves major recognition. Indonesia is one of the most upwardly mobile and developed Asian nations, and its air commerce has been growing year on year.

New Scenery: Announcing Scenery Solutions XpressSim

Posted on Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:45:03 GMT (584 reads)

Recently, Scenery Solutions, in conjunction with Flight1, announced their latest project – XpressSim. Having been in the pipeline for some time, this latest range of scenery packages looks set to be one of the best yet. With a detailed and accurate approach throughout, this new release offers hours of new content to be enjoyed.

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