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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.

Airport Design Editor v1.70 Released by ScuffyDuck Software Airport Design Editor v1.70 Released by ScuffyDuck Software

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT (167 reads)

Do you ever fire up FSX and find that airports are just so bland?

Especially in more rural parts of the world, a lack of detail can be quite a chronic issue. Not only can it ruin the overall look and feel of an area but it can do a lot to take away from the realism. From those of us from smaller towns and cities across the world, you’ll understand what we mean!

Active Sky 2016 for FSX/P3D Is Here Active Sky 2016 for FSX/P3D Is Here

Posted on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 11:18:51 GMT (321 reads)

Fans of flight simulation, rejoice!

One of the most complete and comprehensive mods of flight simulation history has been updated. It took some time to get there, but the much-loved Active Sky is finally with us in a new 2016 update. Active Sky 2016 offers a new way for people to enjoy weather like never before. With sixteen years of development, hard work and professional precision in one, Active Sky 2016 marks the pinnacle of weather-based mods.

FSDG Seychelles X Scenery Released by Aerosoft for FSX/P3D FSDG Seychelles X Scenery Released by Aerosoft for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:17:00 GMT (245 reads)

As part of the long running series of scenery packages released by Aerosoft, fans can now visit the Seychelles in style. This wonderful part of the world has been revamped and improved to be used within FSX and P3D. With this wonderful part of the world woefully under-represented in the default release, this offers realism where it was missing previously. 

LUKK Chisinau X Scenery Relased by Drzewiecki Design LUKK Chisinau X Scenery Relased by Drzewiecki Design

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 11:42:36 GMT (110 reads)

As part of the ever-growing list of Drzewiecki Design listings, LUKK Chisinau X offers wonderful rendition of a popular piece of aviation history. Chisinau Airport was the first commercial airport scenery to be released for this part of Moldova, and offers an authentic take on a major airport. 

Guam 3M Terrain Mesh Scenery Updated by Emerald Scenery Design Guam 3M Terrain Mesh Scenery Updated by Emerald Scenery Design

Posted on Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:22:42 GMT (156 reads)

Sick of looking at a world around you in FSX that feels dull and drained?

Then it’s time to soup the place up a little!

Thanks to this wonderful Emerald Scenery Design (ESD) mod, you can make Guam come to life. This wonderful part of the Pacific is a great place to come and visit, especially with this add-on. By taking a far more comprehensive and considered approach to realism, this makes sure that Guam really comes to life.

Flysimware Grumman G-44A Widgeon Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Flysimware Grumman G-44A Widgeon Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:12:02 GMT (151 reads)

Then this take on the excellent Grumman G-44A Widgeon is just what you need. This offers a fresh way for you to enjoy an aircraft that has a lot of history and respect within aviation. Originally designed for use on the civil market, this compares kindly to the Grumman G-21 Goose. Its 15-year lifespan (1941-1955) gives you an aircraft that was hugely respected for the entirety of its lifespan.

DH.98 Mosquito FB MK VI Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D DH.98 Mosquito FB MK VI Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Fri, 01 Jul 2016 15:58:50 GMT (474 reads)

Over the years, Just Flight have been behind the creation of some rather interesting mods and releases. If you have any used any of them in the past, then you will be well aware of the quality that tends to go into every mod released. 

FSX Co-Pilot App for iOS Released FSX Co-Pilot App for iOS Released

Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT (447 reads)

As virtual pilots, we’ve grown used to the years always giving us new powers to use. As simulation continues to change and grow, so does the level of realism and control that we have up in the sky. However, one of the most impressive changes that has been introduced to simulation has been added assistance during flights. 

Introducing FS-FlightControl for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Introducing FS-FlightControl for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:52:05 GMT (692 reads)

As part of a major run of new releases in the world of flight simulation, the new FS-Flight Control mod offers an intriguing and exciting way to fly aircraft within a simulator. By acting as your seat of power as you fly, this gives you a whole new way to manage the instructor station for FSX and P3D. 

Best Freeware Boeing 747 Add-Ons for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Best Freeware Boeing 747 Add-Ons for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:24:32 GMT (8111 reads)

As we all know, the Boeing 747 aircraft is one of the most influential in history. For simulation fans today, it also plays a major and important role in their entertainment. The Boeing 747 has long been a deeply popular and much loved for part for its ease of use in flight simulation terms. 

Valencia X Scenery Review Valencia X Scenery Review

Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016 12:59:10 GMT (507 reads)

Having decided to finally try out the Valencia X mod, part of the Aerosoft ‘X’ range of scenery packages that revolutionize parts of the world, I wanted to try and give readers an idea of what they would be getting.

Alta X Scenery for FSX/P3D Released by Aerosoft Alta X Scenery for FSX/P3D Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:51:41 GMT (576 reads)

One of the most fantastic parts about using a flight simulator is that it gives people a chance to enjoy a spectacular level of realism, unlike ever before. However, to do this, you usually need the help of some form of modification or add-on particularly for more secluded, rural parts of the world.

PrecipitFX for FSX & P3D by FSFX Packages PrecipitFX for FSX & P3D by FSFX Packages

Posted on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:31:31 GMT (1426 reads)

For many fans of flight simulators FSX and P3D, there has always been a mild dislike of the lack of quality within the graphics which are on show. The lack of effects around aircraft and scenery such as environmental conditions and happenings has always been quite poorly managed by the teams behind this in the default simulators. 

Aspen Extended Scenery Released by Aerosoft Aspen Extended Scenery Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:25:36 GMT (780 reads)

Aerosoft are well-known for the excellent quality of their products and the level of consistency that they produce on a regular basis. Having produced multiple add-ons that have helped to freshen up and change the entire experience for most, they have become a premium name within the industry as they continue to release exciting and engaging new products that can really capture the attention of the public. If you are looking for a good way to enjoy your simulator, then Aerosoft are always a good bet.

SIMStarter NG Released for FSX/P3D SIMStarter NG Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:17:51 GMT (482 reads)

For many years now, Aerosoft have been involved in the creation of some of the most artistic and intelligent flight simulation add-ons for some time. As one of the most impressive groups of developers around, they know how to make exciting and engaging content that catches the eye and invigorates performance. 

REX 4 Hotfix 2 Update Released REX 4 Hotfix 2 Update Released

Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:53:33 GMT (677 reads)

This latest release is for fans of REX4 – you’ll be delighted to know that the creators of REX Software, Rex Simulations, have released another hotfix patch to correct errors and alter previous mistakes. The last hotfix done a huge amount to fix some minor problems with the original release, and this latest update goes a stage further. 

Feature: Flight-Sim Pilot's Information Manual by TopSkills Feature: Flight-Sim Pilot's Information Manual by TopSkills

Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:34:16 GMT (1866 reads)

Do you want to know what every real-world pilot knows so you can simulate flight realistically?

Milviz F-86F-30 Sabre for FSX/P3D Released Milviz F-86F-30 Sabre for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:57:38 GMT (3231 reads)

As a true recreation of one of the world’s most capable and well respected aircraft, this package by North American Aviation is just what you need. Its best known as the United States first ever swept wing fighter, ensuring that it could be used in various formats and styles in general. 

Paris-Ile de France VFR Scenery for FSX/P3D Released Paris-Ile de France VFR Scenery for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMT (3194 reads)

Fans of Paris, rejoice! The old, dreary designs of FSX can finally be left behind and replaced with a truly stunning take on the city, giving fans of it a new way to enjoy a stunning and unique location.

As one of the most respected members of the French simulation community, FranceVFR have produced another spectacular release.

How to Install Add-on Aircraft in FSX: Steam Edition How to Install Add-on Aircraft in FSX: Steam Edition

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:47:27 GMT (16979 reads)

Adding aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator has been a popular way of enhancing the simulation experience for many years. With the introduction of FSX: Steam Edition, a new generation of flight simmers has this wonderful opportunity.

Active Sky Next SP4 Released Active Sky Next SP4 Released

Posted on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 13:11:40 GMT (2876 reads)

For all fans of Active Sky Next, the latest edition of this must-have add-on is here!

Introducing a fresh load of features and changes that freshen up, improve and optimize the entire experience for Active Sky Next users these adjustments make it easier than ever to get the most response possible. Sometimes, it can be nice to get those extra little touches of character and class from your simulation and with the introduction of Service Pack Four you can get the most comprehensive picture yet. 

Concorde X v1.3 Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Concorde X v1.3 Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 12:19:06 GMT (5532 reads)

For many people, the Concorde is one of those names that just stands out – it’s an iconic part of modern aviation for multiple generations, and to this day still attracts huge attention.

Its untimely ending was an aviation disaster and set back the progress of technology and development in the industry significantly at one stage, but today we can finally look back beyond this issue. 

Carenado Beechcraft King Air C90GTx for FSX/P3D Released Carenado Beechcraft King Air C90GTx for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Sat, 30 Jan 2016 08:59:27 GMT (3527 reads)

As an aircraft which is well respected and much loved amongst its users, the Beechcraft King Air aircraft is one which can be used and enjoyed time and time again.

This unique recreation of the model by the ever popular Carenado will ensure that users of this set can finally gain access to an exciting, unique and challenging flight simulation program which is built to make life fun in the cockpit once again.

Virtualcol Shorts Regional Pack for FSX/P3D Released Virtualcol Shorts Regional Pack for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:34:53 GMT (5874 reads)

Are you sick of FSX always providing you with the same old designs and the programs that you are growing tired of? Then you should try out this wonderful project by Virtualcol. 

This latest release by the talented experts at Virtualcol is a new package, made to give you a true appreciation of a wide range of aircraft to help bring them to life and to improve their overall look and feel within the simulated environment. 

Feature: Flight-Sim Navigation Tutorial eBook by TopSkills Feature: Flight-Sim Navigation Tutorial eBook by TopSkills

Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:33:38 GMT (3430 reads)

The Global Positioning System simplifies navigation so much that we can easily forget more fundamental and challenging navigation methods used by aviators for decades.

Feature: Simming on Autopilot Tutorial Video Feature: Simming on Autopilot Tutorial Video

Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:28:46 GMT (4552 reads)

Most pilots of airliners and large aircraft rely heavily on autopilots, as do many pilots of smaller aircraft. For this reason, use of autopilots enables flight simmers to simulate their flights more realistically.

Feature: Flight-Sim Maneuvers Tutorial eBook by TopSkills Feature: Flight-Sim Maneuvers Tutorial eBook by TopSkills

Posted on Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:24:24 GMT (2834 reads)

Realistic flight simulations require proper handling of the aircraft from beginning to end. High-resolution sceneries and aircraft are helpful, but nothing enables realism better than correct performance.

Aerosoft US Cities X Detroit Scenery Released Aerosoft US Cities X Detroit Scenery Released

Posted on Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:20:30 GMT (3390 reads)

Part of the latest US Cities X additions, Detroit can now be used within FSX to the most impressive level of detail possible – all of these new features, when looked at together, create a truly impressive new version of a truly remarkable part of the United States. 

Feature: Glass Simming Tutorial eBook by TopSkills Feature: Glass Simming Tutorial eBook by TopSkills

Posted on Sun, 13 Dec 2015 12:07:15 GMT (5832 reads)

Electronic instrumentation, commonly known as “glass cockpit,” is state of the art flight control and navigation. A flight simmer’s ability to operate an aircraft with glass cockpits places him among aviation’s most advanced pilots. 

Feature: Using Weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator Tutorial Video Feature: Using Weather in Microsoft Flight Simulator Tutorial Video

Posted on Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:45:11 GMT (7712 reads)

Accurate weather enables realistic simulations, and custom weather enables relevant conditions for flight lessons and practicing. 

Feature: Using ATC for VFR in MSFS Tutorial Video Feature: Using ATC for VFR in MSFS Tutorial Video

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:00:42 GMT (5133 reads)

Visual flight simulations are more challenging, interesting and rewarding when air traffic control (ATC) is used realistically throughout. 

Editors Keys FSX Keyboard Review Editors Keys FSX Keyboard Review

Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:03:22 GMT (13489 reads)

Flight Sim enthusiasts are no strangers to downloading add-ons or purchasing peripherals in an effort to enhance their flight experiences. One more scenery pack, one more aircraft, it all makes a difference to us. It’s for that reason that this product caught me by surprise; a keyboard specifically designed with users of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X (FSX) in mind. Of all the things on my desk, my keyboard is one thing that I never thought I could justify upgrading because it always did what it was supposed to do. Widescreen monitors, surround sound speakers, ergonomic computer mice – have all found a way to boot out my old hardware, yet my keyboard stuck fast. Until now, that is.

RDJ Simulation Extreme Airline Missions for FSX RDJ Simulation Extreme Airline Missions for FSX

Posted on Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:55:35 GMT (5355 reads)

Are you a fan of getting a more developed and enjoyable form of simulation, outside of free roam flying? Then you will love this package. These detailed, intricate missions have bene created from scratch with the aim of providing challenging and realistic flights all across the world. You’ll be taking on various airport journeys to some of the world’s most challenging and dangerous airports, as well as having to deal with unique challenges based around historical incidents that pilots have had to encounter in the past.

Island Sim Taiwan Taoyuan International Released for FSX/P3D Island Sim Taiwan Taoyuan International Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:12:24 GMT (3208 reads)

Being able to visit various unique parts of the world is, without a doubt, one of the most positive parts of using a flight simulator. It makes travel in general much easier, and also allows you to see parts of the planet that you have never visited before in the past. To avoid this problem and make sure that you can easily find the locations that you want to visit in the world, you will need to rely upon scenery updates and add-ons to get it right. 

Aerosoft Svalbard-Longyear X Released for FSX/P3D Aerosoft Svalbard-Longyear X Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:12:29 GMT (2902 reads)

Aerosoft, who have long been producing a fine range of unique and interesting updates and packages for FSX and other flight simulators, have finally decided to tackle the Nordics. This brilliant package, which gives you access to the Svalbard Airport in Norway, as well as adding in a fresh new scenery package for the entire island of Spitzbergen. 

OFX Simulation Rouen Vallée de Seine Released for FSX/P3D OFX Simulation Rouen Vallée de Seine Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:15:04 GMT (2185 reads)

For fans of more rural parts of the world, it can be a bit dispiriting to use a flight simulator at times. You will usually find that you are taking on parts of the world that look dull and uninspiring, with a large range of the same things appearing over and over – variety is the spice of life in a simulator, and unfortunately it is found sorely lacking in some departments. However, modifications such as this recreation of the Rouen Vallée de Seine or Rouen Airport allows you to fly a more rural part of France and enjoy the sites and the views a little bit more than you may be used to doing.

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 (2373 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 (3340 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 (4741 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 (2189 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!

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