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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 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:39 GMT

Saab 91 Safir for FSX/FS2004 released by Just Flight

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Floyd Bennett Field For FSX

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Microsoft Announces Flight Simulator X

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Abacus Releases Mission: WWI Dogfight for FSX/FS2004

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Latest news and articles

Scenery Profiler Frame Rate Booster for FSX/P3D Released

Posted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:32:52 GMT (146 reads)

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 (52 reads)

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 (171 reads)

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 (104 reads)

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 (115 reads)

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. 

Charlotte Douglas International Airport Scenery Released by FSDreamTeam

Posted on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:25:12 GMT (186 reads)

For FSX and P3D users sick of the bland and generic Charlotte Douglas International, this can be the perfect remedy. As a strong and effective airport with huge international importance, the original default edition of this airport simply was not good enough. Now, though, this remake by FSDT is well-worth installing.

Nantucket Scenery SP1 for FSX/P3D Released by iBlueYonder

Posted on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT (355 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 (1519 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 (477 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 (729 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 (562 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 (294 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 (198 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 (283 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 (323 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 (671 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 (2701 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 (221 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 (251 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 (208 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. 

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