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Microsoft Flight Simulator X

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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition box artwork.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition box artwork.

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

For a complete product profile, visit our Microsoft Flight Simulator X information page.

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.

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

Cielosim Palo Alto Airport Released for FSX/P3D Cielosim Palo Alto Airport Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:09:15 GMT (351 reads)

Having been the brainchild of many years’ worth of planning and development, Cielosim have now finally released their latest product – the Palo Alto Airport. Based in the Santa Clara County, this is a hugely important airport and plays a key role in the aviation of the entire County. If you are interested in seeing how something like this could stack up and be used in a flight simulator, then you need to try out this package.

Active Sky Next SP3 Officially Released Active Sky Next SP3 Officially Released

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:02:39 GMT (544 reads)

As one of the go-to add-ons for many FSX and P3D users, Active Sky is a popular addition that has seen a lot of support in the past – and that support has now been extended, with the release of the Active Sky Next third service pack. What Service Pack 3, or SP3, brings to the table ensures that users of the system will begin to feel a whole lot more at home, with multiple changes and improvements implemented to maximize performance.

Aeroplane Heaven B17-F Flying Fortress for FSX Released Aeroplane Heaven B17-F Flying Fortress for FSX Released

Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1037 reads)

Military flight sim enthusiasts can finally relax and rejoice – one of the most comprehensively dangerous and awesome aircraft used in military combat has finally been released. That’s right; the recreation of the brilliant Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most impressive that you are likely to come across on the web. 

Ibiza X Evolution by SimWings & Aerosoft Released Ibiza X Evolution by SimWings & Aerosoft Released

Posted on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (575 reads)

Whilst Ibiza may be known to more people for its wild rave scene and the massive range of bars that make up the city, many people will simply not feel comfortable working in this kind of environment. With yachts and boats aligning the ports and aircraft found all across the airport, this is a place where people purposely travel to for a good time – and now you can be the one to take them there!

Updated Team SDB Loring AFB for FSX/P3D Updated Team SDB Loring AFB for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (532 reads)

For many flight simulation fans, experiencing new things and taking on all of the latest and greatest adventures within a flight simulator is one of the most enjoyable parts of the experience. However, this latest release by Team SDB provides you with a totally revamped style of one of the most important structures and locates within the simulator – the airport. 

FSX DX10 Scenery Fixer: Could it Help You? FSX DX10 Scenery Fixer: Could it Help You?

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:00 GMT (1420 reads)

For many people, dealing with FSX and putting it to good use can be a bit of a nightmare; you’ll normally find that you are in need of various changes and improvements along the way to make it perform correctly. The issue seems to be that, with such a unique piece of kit, it’s very hard to find something that is “smooth” and easy to use; there are no universal solutions to make FSX perform correctly on every single machine.

FSPS FSX Booster 2013 Review FSPS FSX Booster 2013 Review

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1057 reads)

Like many people, we’ve spent a lot of time (probably too much) trying to get my FSX to work at the very highest level of performance possible. It’s something that every user will find themselves doing at one point as one change or another can seemingly make your graphics much better, or your flights much smoother. Whatever the remedy to your problems is, you’ll usually find that the solutions out there can be quite varied. Some recommend manual configuration changes, others recommend a specific product.

Tweaking FSX BUFFERPOOLS For A Smoother Flight Sim Experience Tweaking FSX BUFFERPOOLS For A Smoother Flight Sim Experience

Posted on Sat, 15 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (2678 reads)

For anyone who has spent time using FSX in the past, you will no doubt realize that there is a fair amount of editing and tweaking that can be done in the background. In fact, this is part of what makes the simulator so incredibly popular for most people – it’s got such unique dynamism about it. 

Aerosoft EDBC Magdeburg/Cochstedt Scenery Released Aerosoft EDBC Magdeburg/Cochstedt Scenery Released

Posted on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (927 reads)

For years, the development and improvement of scenery with flight simulators has been a common thing. People love to fly over their most beloved areas in the world and get to see all about them, learning all about the changes and improvements that have – and can – be made in the future. 

Carenado's Piper PA-31 Navajo for FSX/P3D Released Carenado's Piper PA-31 Navajo for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1313 reads)

Having long been a part of the massively successful flight simulation community, software development team Carenado has released a new file onto the marketplace for aviation fans to enjoy.†

This HD design of the famous Piper PA-31 Navajo, designed for FSX and for full usage with P3D, gives you access to every little detail that you could possibly need to take things to the next step.†

Virtualcol's DeHavilland DHC3 Otter X Released Virtualcol's DeHavilland DHC3 Otter X Released

Posted on Sun, 09 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1108 reads)

Having long been a part of the flight simulation community, Virtualcol have produced many high-end products over the years that come with a massive range of changes, additions and improved features along the way. This makes it much easier for people to manage and prepare their flight simulators to run exactly as they had intended, as well as making sure they have as many authentic details and features on display as they possibly could. This makes it much easier to improve as a virtual pilot.

Aerosoft Paro X Bhutan Scenery Released Aerosoft Paro X Bhutan Scenery Released

Posted on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (1086 reads)

For flight simulation fans who feel like they regularly aren’t challenged by their flight simulator any longer, there are various solutions out there for you to pick from. One of the most challenging airports in the world, for example, is the excellent Saint Maarten. Even the Madeira track gets a lot of press due to its incredibly difficulty, and it too has been remade for flight simulation purposes in the past. 

FSX & P3D on Oculus Rift: The Ultimate Virtual Reality Flight Sim FSX & P3D on Oculus Rift: The Ultimate Virtual Reality Flight Sim

Posted on Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:31:57 GMT (7756 reads)

For flight simulation fans, their main concentration and result is always going to be about realism and taking the simulation experience to the next level. However, the ways that this has been adapting and changing over the years has been incredibly impressive – now, more than ever, people are turning to things like virtual reality to try and offer a fresh perspective. 

REX4 Weather Architect Released REX4 Weather Architect Released

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (999 reads)

Weather generation has been a part of slight simulation which has been many different changes and adjustments over the years, and the latest custom weather generator tool to be released is here in the form of REX4 Weather Architect. This is a hugely powerful and user-friendly weather tool that provides a total weather system for covering the map, providing you with single digit accuracy in both longitude and latitude. This lets you get the level of accuracy needed from the weather, ensuring it’s exactly as it should be.

Fixing 'A Fatal Error Occured' in FSX Fixing 'A Fatal Error Occured' in FSX

Posted on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (2352 reads)

For many people, using Microsoft Flight Simulator X can be a seamless experience Ė everything goes fine, it runs perfectly smoothly, and its performance is spectacular. For others, though, the story is not quite the same; numerous errors, incompatibilities, bugs and problems have caused the performance to suffer greatly for many, and even the outright playability of FSX in total for others.†

Aerosoft Antarctica X Review for FSX Aerosoft Antarctica X Review for FSX

Posted on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:00:00 GMT (1369 reads)

Having long been a fan of Aerosoft software and add-ons, I was excited to see that they have created a new package that was taking on the Antarctic. Itís an area of the world Iíve not spent much time visiting in flight simulation so it was nice to be able to take it on and see something a bit more unique to whatís usually chosen.†

CLS' Boeing 747-200/300 HD for FSX Released CLS' Boeing 747-200/300 HD for FSX Released

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMT (2494 reads)

Having been around for quite some time and creating a long list of respected products, CLS have been in the workshop again and have come out with another great product – their HD release of the Boeing 747-200/300. This product comes equipped with some very useful additions and, as you might imagine, has some truly epic textures and model detail to go along with the name. 

Editors Keys Backlit FSX Keyboard Editors Keys Backlit FSX Keyboard

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:05:15 GMT (1808 reads)

For those who spend their time on FSX perplexed by the massive selection of different keyboard instructions that you can use, there are various solutions available to you in terms of making it all a bit easier to memorize and learn. One is to have a hotkeys list on your tablets so that you can refer to it as you fly; the other is to use the excellent new release by Editors Keys. 

Another FSX: Steam Edition Update Another FSX: Steam Edition Update

Posted on Fri, 08 May 2015 21:43:57 GMT (12638 reads)

If you have never used Flight Simulator X before then you will no doubt be anxious to try it at some point; it’s one of the most comprehensive flight simulators ever created, and provides people with the perfect choice between realism and enjoyment through a highly diverse flying experience that has been optimized and improved multiple times through the addition of new features and patches over time. 

AI Traffic for FSX: Freeware & Payware AI Traffic for FSX: Freeware & Payware

Posted on Wed, 06 May 2015 12:21:24 GMT (19155 reads)

When using a flight simulation product, you always want to get the most realistic possible response. After all, the majority of users will be using as either light training for their piloting career, or as a chance to get as close to the real thing as possible. Therefore, it’s vital to make sure that you have the right kind of realism around you at all times – of course, as any flight simulation fan will know, the realism that you experience goes far beyond just the aircraft that you are flying. The type of aircraft is always important, but the world itself has to feel realistic.

Using ATC in FSX Using ATC in FSX

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:12:58 GMT (11286 reads)

For many of us taking part in flying an aircraft in FSX can be hard work. With so much to consider as you go through the day, it can be hard work just trying to put everything into place whilst ensuring that you are going to get some kind of long-term benefit. This can start to affect your ability to fly with confidence, making it harder to get through the most difficult parts of the flight process. This is why so many people tend to turn to some of the extra features that are provided in FSX these days – things such as Air Traffic Control can be the extra tool needed to make sure that you can get a bit more success when flying through your aircraft. 

Using the FSX Flight Planner Using the FSX Flight Planner

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:11:01 GMT (9362 reads)

For many years, the ways in which people take to the skies through a flight simulator has been changing. From the early '90s simulations that we witnessed that were short on features and realism to the super realistic service we have today in 2015, using flight simulators has been something that many people have enjoyed for quite some time. However, like every other aspect of flight simulation, the features that are on offer and display have changed entirely and require you to have a strong understanding and knowledge of what to do and when.

Using The HIGHMEMFIX Tweak for FSX Using The HIGHMEMFIX Tweak for FSX

Posted on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:46:01 GMT (19665 reads)

Although FSX has always been well regarded as one of the most impressive flight simulators to date, there have always been a few kinks that have made things a bit tougher for modders and users of the simulator that want to change things up. For example, FSX tweaks that involve fsx.cfg edits are quite commonplace throughout various modding communities but they can be typically quite a difficult thing to install properly, whilst getting them to work. 

Carenado Release Cessna S550 Citation II HD Series for FSX/P3D Carenado Release Cessna S550 Citation II HD Series for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:36:49 GMT (5205 reads)

The Cessna Citation II was recently released by Carenado, and was part of the HD Series released by the group. As one of the most prominent names in the modding world for flight simulators, the S550 was much anticipated prior to release, with the bar set so high with the original release.

20 Of The Best Freeware Helicopters for FSX 20 Of The Best Freeware Helicopters for FSX

Posted on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:53:44 GMT (11339 reads)

Whilst flight simulators are most commonly associated with using aircraft such as a passenger plane or a fighter jet, the helicopters that are available for choice are every bit as impressive. Thankfully, for those who are on a budget, you can get countless excellent freeware packages to give you new aircraft to fly all the time. 

FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released FSFlyingSchool Pro 2015 Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:33:04 GMT (4477 reads)

Having been around since the days of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, FSFlyingSchool is one of the most popular additions out there to any would-be pilot. 

Nemeth MBB/Kawasaki BK-117 Helicopter Released for FSX Nemeth MBB/Kawasaki BK-117 Helicopter Released for FSX

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:26:30 GMT (4667 reads)

Whilst for many users the attraction of using a flight simulator tends to be the usage of aircraft such as fighter jets and large cruiser planes, for lots of people the most enjoyable aspect is taking to the skies in a helicopter. It gives you an entirely different flight experience to what you might be used to, especially if you have any real-life flight experience in a plane! However, the problem is that the level of helicopters offered within flight simulators at the moment can be a little bit limited.

Announcing Release Of FSCaptain 1.6 Announcing Release Of FSCaptain 1.6

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:24:34 GMT (3918 reads)

Following a recent announcement in late December, the latest changes to the popular FSCaptain have been released in the form of FSCaptain 1.6. Designed by Systems Unlimited, FSCaptain is one of the premium packages out there for those who want to enhance their flight simulation capabilities, and give them more feedback than ever before.

SP4/Texture Update 2 For REX4 Released SP4/Texture Update 2 For REX4 Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:07:00 GMT (3701 reads)

Having been a prominent name within the varied flight simulation modding community for some time, REX Game Studios have produced some of the leading environmental and scenery improvements made for Prepar3D and other flight simulators. Their quality in design has been one of their main selling points for many years, with another key factor being their open willingness to update and improve their old products. Not many packages get updated once they are released; by REX Game Studios have always made a point of taking on their old works and improving them even further.

REX Soft Clouds Released for FSX/P3D REX Soft Clouds Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:29:23 GMT (5868 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using any flight simulator is always going to be the realism – if you can’t get the right kind of detail and atmosphere around your plane when you are in the air, there isn’t really much point in getting involved, is there?

A2A Cessna 172 Trainer Accu-Sim Released for FSX/P3D A2A Cessna 172 Trainer Accu-Sim Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:09:13 GMT (6141 reads)

Ever since FSX hit the market, and the workhorse modding community got to grips with it, some of the most outstanding releases in many years have been brought out. These can be anything from scenery packages to a whole new range of retro aircraft, but the overall standard of new releases from the community blows away the realism that you see even from the flight simulation developers themselves! 

FSX: Steam Edition Update Released v10.0.62608.0 FSX: Steam Edition Update Released v10.0.62608.0

Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:48:36 GMT (16941 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using a flight simulator is, of course, that it actually works properly. This can be a source of great frustration for many users as early releases of flight simulators have been filled with errors and bugs that have hampered either the ability to play the simulation out effectively, or even use the simulator in the first place. 

A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Accu-Sim for FSX/P3D Released A2A Cessna 182 Skylane Accu-Sim for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Thu, 01 Jan 2015 13:28:14 GMT (5997 reads)

Flight simulation games have been improving, changing and developing all the time in front of our very eyes – at the moment, some of the most amazing releases have been seen in the last year as the ability to ramp up and improve the baseline flight simulation experience with new features and additions has never been easier. 

Alabeo Piper PA-32 Saratoga II TC Released Alabeo Piper PA-32 Saratoga II TC Released

Posted on Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:06:01 GMT (9013 reads)

One of the most important aspects of using a flight simulator is ensuring that you have the right quality in terms of the aircraft provided to you. Realism is so important in a simulation environment and without that right quality and style it can be quite tough to actually organize and prepare for properly. 

FSX: Steam Edition Released & Yes, You Can Use Freeware Addons FSX: Steam Edition Released & Yes, You Can Use Freeware Addons

Posted on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:50:10 GMT (81642 reads)

As one of the finest flight simulators ever made, it’s no surprise that there has finally been a release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Steam. This is a massive step in the right direction as the popular gaming client looks to expand its list of simulation software over the coming years, with this updated equivalent of the incredible flight simulator – with one of the biggest modding communities active for any game – giving you some fantastic new features and updates to the game model that makes it more enjoyable than ever before. 

UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X Scenery Released by Drzewiecki Design UUEE Moscow Sheremetyevo X Scenery Released by Drzewiecki Design

Posted on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:48:02 GMT (8510 reads)

As one of the most popular forms of simulation out there at the moment, flight simulators regularly see improvements to the games interface and performance as the years go by. As graphical capabilities improve along with the games capacity, new packages are released as DLC or by third-parties to include in your simulator to make it feel even more authentic and real than ever before. 

20 of the Finest Freeware FSX Scenery Downloads for 2014 20 of the Finest Freeware FSX Scenery Downloads for 2014

Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:42:40 GMT (96288 reads)

As we head into the tail-end of 2014, it’s been an incredible year so far for the FSX community. Every year, many new upgrades and improvements are brought out that improve replay value, game features or even the overall performance of the game itself. When this occurs, it’s up to every single player of the series to actually get involved and make sure that they have the finest selection available to them and at Fly Away Simulation, we have created the perfect collection of some of the finest scenery projects that have been released in 2014.

Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4 Released Eurofighter Typhoon Professional 4 Released

Posted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:47:46 GMT (10183 reads)

AFS Design have released many unique modifications for the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, and this is incredibly important for the overall development of the series. A lot of hard work goes into creating these unique additions to the series, and AFS Design has created their latest production – a unique representation of the Eurofighter Typhoon. 

California: San Francisco Bay Photoreal Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Vero-FS California: San Francisco Bay Photoreal Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Vero-FS

Posted on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:03:40 GMT (8814 reads)

As a provider of high-end content for FSX and P3D simulation software, SimShack prides itself on offering only the best add-ons for the best flight simulation games out there at the moment. This is why we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Vero-FS Heart of California: San Francisco Bay Scenery pack for FSX and P3D. This pack provides you with an authentic representation of the familiar sights of San Francisco below you.

FSPS FSX Fiber Accelerator Performance Booster for FSX Released FSPS FSX Fiber Accelerator Performance Booster for FSX Released

Posted on Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:21:31 GMT (14691 reads)

Since it was first released, FSX has been one of the most reputable names in the simulation business and with the recent release of FSX Fiber Accelerator, it looks like those grand old days might be on their way back for Flight Simulator Platform Solutions (FSPS).

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