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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 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:13:50 GMT

Manhattan X scenery announced by Aerosoft

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World & City Scenery Enhancement Released for FSX

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Abacus Announces Mission Blackhawk

11856 reads.

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

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Latest news and articles

Beechcraft 390 Premier IA for FSX/P3D Released by Carenado

Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Created by Carenado, the 390 Premier IA is an aircraft that offers a rather comfortable flight experience. This take on the aircraft – compatible with FSX & P3D – gives a close account of what the cockpit would feel like.

CropDuster X Add-on for FSX/P3D Released by Lorby-SI

Posted on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT

For those who are familiar with civil aviation, the Cropduster is likely a brand of aircraft you’ll know. Used to help make domestic farming life easier and quicker, these aircraft have been a part of popular culture for decades. This latest release from Lorby-SI, then, takes a new approach to the world of crop-dusting. Put into an open and dynamic world, you’ll engage in a sandbox world where you can take on various challenges.

Lovell Field Airport (KCHA) Scenery Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The Lovell Field Airport, better perhaps known as the Chattanooga Metropolitan, is a public airport based in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Like many airports of a regional level of importance, Lovell Field suffers from a lack of love and charisma in most flight simulators. For locals or completionists, this add-on gives you an easy way to help plaster up the local area and make it look far more like it does in real life.

Africa Terrain Mesh for FSX/P3D Released by NMG Simulations

Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT

When flying over the entirety of Africa in a flight simulator, it can look empty and barren of invention. Despite this incredible part of the world being host to some truly breath-taking imagery, it lacks appearance in Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D. This release from NMG, though, looks to help add a whole new terrain mesh for both simulators.

Firefighter X Add-on Released by Lorby-SI for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMT

While flight simulation allows us to partake in the position of being an airline pilot, sometimes people want more. With Firefighter X from Lorby-SI, you can throw yourself into the face of danger and take on the world. If you are looking for a procedurally generated firefighting experience away from static missions, then this offers something that might fit the bill.

Munich RealCity VFR Scenery Updated by SamScene

Posted on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The city of Munich is without doubt one of the crowns of German society. As one of the primary commercial and cultural hubs of German life, Munich is seen by many as a truly major part of the countries success. However, such is the case with flight simulators, there is a distinct lack of quality in the realism and closeness in the city itself. This release by RealCity VFR looks to help add a touch of energy to Munich once again.

Lockheed A-12 Cygnus Released by Glowingheat for FSX/P3D

Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:55:34 GMT

The Lockheed A-12 looks more like something from X-Men than FSX, with a very sleek, modern profile. The latest release from Glowingheat, then, offers the chance for you to hop into a cockpit of an aircraft that looks new but isn’t. The A-12 Cygnus, actually, was released in 1959!

Milviz Update North American F-86F-30 Sabre for FSX/P3D

Posted on Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:11:15 GMT

Should you be interested in hopping into the cockpit of an F-86F Sabre, you can easily do so courtesy of Milviz. The team has created a new version of the Sabre, helping to mimic the old need for constant innovation. The aircraft itself had to keep evolving to maintain a pedigree in the air, and this latest rendition helps to show how the F-86F changed.

Dusseldorf Airport Released by JustSim for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:00:00 GMT

As one of the most important airports in Europe, Dusseldorf Airport plays a major role in German and European aviation. Not only is it a major airport for German travel, but many countries outside of Europe use Dusseldorf as their gateway to the Old Continent. However, Dusseldorf Airport has typically been under-appreciated in flight simulation software.

Night 3D British Isles Released by Taburet for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sun, 03 Sep 2017 17:16:46 GMT

The British Isles have long been one of the crown jewels of Britain. With deeply impressive scenery found on just about every island that makes up the British Isles, you can now enjoy a more realistic take on one of the powerhouses of Europe.

Lorby-SI Release AiTracker X for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:51:49 GMT

Sometimes, flying in a simulation can feel like it’s a bit more effort than we can be bothered with. Alternatively, with the help of Lorby-SI’ new AI Tracker, you can simply track and follow the flight of another AI aircraft. This means you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Milviz Release F-100D Super Sabre For FSX/P3D

Posted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:27:07 GMT

The F-100D Super Sabre, as a piece of aviation history, has long been seen as one of the most impressive military creations of its era. Incredible fast and exceptionally powerful, this take by Milviz offers a refreshing take on this exceptional piece of military hardware.

Milviz DHC-2 Beaver Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:06:18 GMT

In the late 1940s, the world was in need of an aircraft that was fast, sturdy, reliable and versatile. Eventually, the call was heard in the form of the DHC-2 Beaver. A truly diverse aircraft, the Beaver seen over 1,600 of its model created in a 20-year span, and in that time it established itself as one of the dominant aircraft of its kind.

CameraPosition X for FSX/P3D Released by Lorby-SI

Posted on Tue, 04 Jul 2017 12:50:38 GMT

CameraPosition X is a rather excellent tool for all FSX and P3D users. It helps you to define, edit and set camera positions that otherwise would not be possible. it’s a great way to help you get better shots, more interpretative angles and just take control in general. It’s a great solution for making sure you can maximize and change your chosen camera angles, too. 

CRJ Series Pack for FSX/P3D Released by Virtualcol

Posted on Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:21:58 GMT

As the latest release from Virtualcol, this CRJ Series brings to life a massive selection of liveries. Given this is the most recent release from the team and has been in the making for some time, this offers a significant selection of new liveries to get used to and enjoy flying around in. 

Scenery Profiler Frame Rate Booster for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:32:52 GMT

Easy and effective to work with, Scenery Profiler is an excellent add-on just released for FSX and P3D. It works by ensuring that frame rates can be optimized and performance improved using a pretty intelligent and innovative system. By disabling all scenery that is not being used for some of your flights, this helps to reduce the amount of memory uptake needed by your computer to run a normal flight.

CAC Winjeel Updated to v1.30 by Ants Airplanes

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:59:04 GMT

As this latest release of Ants Airplanes, users can enjoy the kooky and comical CAC Winjeel. With new updates and changes to how it flies and presents itself, this offers a much-improved version of what you might be used to. 

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Military Versions Released by Sky Simulations

Posted on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:51:59 GMT

For any simulation fans, one of the most important things you can have is a bit of variety. Thanks to companies like Sky Simulations, we can have even more variety than ever before. A new release from Sky Simulations introduces the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 military editions. Strong, sturdy, impressive and more than capable, this offers an ideal glimpse into these outstanding pieces of hardware and how they generally operate.

Lorby-SI Release Where Are My Aircraft (WAMA) for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Every now and then, something comes along on the simulation marketplace with a bit of a difference to it. With Lorby-SI’ Where Are My Aircraft add-on, you have a rather excellent starting point for seeing something new and fresh. This new application, known as WAMA to most, has hit the market in a big day. What it does is it provides a unique way to memorize where you left all of your aircraft in the simulated world we fly in.

Japan Wow Vol. 1 Scenery for FSX/P3D by SamScene Released

Posted on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:17:56 GMT

As we all know, the importance of realism in flight simulation should never be denied. When we use a simulator, it’s supposed to be an authentic take on the world that we inhabit. However, for many people, pertinent and prominent nations get left behind. Japan, for example, holds nothing like the same level of authenticity that it should. 

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