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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.

FSX Animated Cockpits Released by PositionGames FSX Animated Cockpits Released by PositionGames

Posted on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT (564 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 Pisa X Scenery Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:54:37 GMT (65 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 Aerosoft Release Manchester X Scenery Add-on

Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:01:04 GMT (85 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 Nuvecta Announce Landscape USA Series 3D Autogen Add-on

Posted on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:32:44 GMT (84 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 AeroG UV-4 V/STOL UAV Aircraft Released for FSX & P3D

Posted on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:15:01 GMT (201 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) COTS L-049 Constellation Released by A2A Simulations (FSX/P3D)

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:25:57 GMT (394 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 Cessna T-50 Bobcat Released by Milviz for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:13:42 GMT (177 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 Alabeo Cessna 441 Conquest II Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:56:37 GMT (347 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 Bali X Scenery for FSX/P3D Released by Aerosoft

Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:48:29 GMT (477 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 New Scenery: Announcing Scenery Solutions XpressSim

Posted on Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:45:03 GMT (382 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.

AS16 + ASCA SP1 Released AS16 + ASCA SP1 Released

Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:11:19 GMT (300 reads)

Following massive user feedback, customization and alteration, the latest AS16 and ASCA updates are here. With comprehensive changes and additions being made along the way, these new updates help to improve the overall user experience. This comes after several months of extensive testing, changes and improvements using both open and closed testing channels. A large open beta took place in 2016, helping to create a mastermind approach that helped solve many problems that previously existed. These changes have helped to make what many believe is the most refined take on both platforms that has existed.

Aerosoft Release Reunion Scenery for FSX/P3D Aerosoft Release Reunion Scenery for FSX/P3D

Posted on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:22:49 GMT (683 reads)

Are you looking to visit Reunion, part of the various islands associated with France? Then now is the time. This latest release goes all the way to offer a comprehensive and massively authentic take on this wonderful island. If you feel it’s bland, generic representation normally is annoying, replace it with this! 

iFly Jets 747-400 for FSX Released by Flight1 iFly Jets 747-400 for FSX Released by Flight1

Posted on Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMT (3971 reads)

Looking for a way to make your simulations even more fun and engaging? Then this mod is just what you need. The iFly Jets 747-400 aircraft takes the Boeing aircraft, and makes it look spectacular. The wonderful work carried out ensures that FSX users can update their simulator with an extensive, exciting and engaging aircraft simulation. 

MMMZ Mazatlan Int'l Airport Scenery Released by Mex High Flight MMMZ Mazatlan Int'l Airport Scenery Released by Mex High Flight

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMT (414 reads)

For flight simulation fans, reality and authenticity is one of the most important factors that can be included in a simulation. One of the most jarring features is when you use a simulation that lacks depth in the graphical layout down below. 

Dassault Falcon 7X Relased by Wilco for FSX/P3D Dassault Falcon 7X Relased by Wilco for FSX/P3D

Posted on Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT (1546 reads)

As a part of the simulation world who is seeing increasing and continued prominence amongst users, Wilco released something new. Their second title takes on the role of the Falcon 7X.  As the “benchmark for 21st Century business jets” the Falcon 7X sets the standard. The question is, then, are you ready to handle that standard?

McDonnell Douglas DC-9 For FSX Released by Sky Simulations McDonnell Douglas DC-9 For FSX Released by Sky Simulations

Posted on Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMT (1896 reads)

Are you a fan of the McDonnell Douglas range of aircraft?

If you are, and you use FSX, then this is a must-have addition. It introduces the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 to the table in its most authentic image yet. With a fantastic design level and a consistency that promotes realism, this looks absolutely fantastic. 

Soria Garray X Released for FSX/P3D by Aerosoft Soria Garray X Released for FSX/P3D by Aerosoft

Posted on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT (477 reads)

Are you looking to spice up your FSX a little with some new scenery?

Then why not come and visit a picturesque little venue in north-central Spain, known as Soria?

Glasgow AFB Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Team SDB Glasgow AFB Scenery Released for FSX/P3D by Team SDB

Posted on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT (651 reads)

Although the main experience and attraction of flight simulation is to engage with authenticity, not everything feels authentic in simulation. For example, many people find that scenery can be quite a letdown, even in places where you might expect a more vibrant attention to detail.

Carenado Dornier Do 228 100 HD Series Released for FSX/P3D Carenado Dornier Do 228 100 HD Series Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:24:42 GMT (1636 reads)

For fans of Carenado mods, you now have something exceptionally fun to play with waiting for you. The Carenado DO228 100 HD Series has finally been released for both FSX and P3D. Complete with all the features that we have come to love and expect from Carenado, this take on the Dornier Do 228 manages to capture reality as closely as you would have hoped for.

Ultimax VFR Jersey Scenery Relased for FSX/P3D Ultimax VFR Jersey Scenery Relased for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:01:47 GMT (624 reads)

Are you from the Jersey area? Or would you like to come and visit it at some stage?

If so, you might find this latest release from Ultimax FSX Sceneries to be what you are looking for. Ultimax VFR Jersey is an excellent add-on for those who want a re-done, optimized take on this part of the world. Not only is it detailed deeply to cover the reality of the region, but it’s designed to be closer to the original scale of the region. As the major part of this update, VFR Jersey offers a remake of the brilliant Jersey Airport. Now, it feels far more like it’s real-life counterpart.

Malaga X Scenery by Aerosoft Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D Malaga X Scenery by Aerosoft Released for FSX/FSX:SE/P3D

Posted on Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:32:47 GMT (1400 reads)

For many British expats and tourists to Spain, they’ll know Malaga Airport well. This is one of the most important airports in Spain, as it’s the most visited airport in Andalusia. By offering easy routes to some of the most popular destinations in the world, it’s the perfect landing spot as well as travel hub. However, at least in simulation terms, it always feels a little bit dull and empty. Devoid of life and character. Well, now, you can change that. 

Aviator Series Pilatus PC-24 SVJ Released by Iris Simulations Aviator Series Pilatus PC-24 SVJ Released by Iris Simulations

Posted on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:00:44 GMT (1995 reads)

As an extensive add-on for those who have a love and passion of flight simulation, the Iris aircraft series awaits. Simulation fans always want to have the most realistic, fairest takes on the most popular aircraft. Well, this Iris Simulations take on the Pilatus PC-24 SJV aircraft is just what you are looking for. Deeply detailed, lovingly created and honestly managed, this is the perfect place to start. 

Ant's Airplanes Release CAC Winjeel for FSX/P3D Ant's Airplanes Release CAC Winjeel for FSX/P3D

Posted on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:46:29 GMT (644 reads)

For aviation fans who feel like their simulation experience is lacking a little something, this release may help. Ant's Airplanes have created a fantastic remake of the old CAC Winjeel. This is an aircraft with a fair amount of history and quality about it, and has played key roles in various Royal Australian Air Force events. Indeed, at one stage this aircraft was used as the primary piston trainer for pilots. It served in this role for two decades (1955-1975) and was hugely loved for this reason.

ORBX Announces Innsbruck Scenery for FSX/P3D ORBX Announces Innsbruck Scenery for FSX/P3D

Posted on Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:02:16 GMT (2739 reads)

AS one of the most beloved members of the flight simulation community, ORBX are back!

Zlin 526F Aircraft Add-on Released by Flight Replicas Zlin 526F Aircraft Add-on Released by Flight Replicas

Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:10:05 GMT (542 reads)

Are you looking for an easy way to enjoy something new in flight simulation? Then the Zlin 526F is required!

Hifi Releases Comprehensive Fixes for Active Sky 2016 Hifi Releases Comprehensive Fixes for Active Sky 2016

Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:34:41 GMT (384 reads)

As one of the most popular add-ons available for simulation fans, Active Sky 2016 has taken the online simulation community by storm. 

WSSimulation Velocity XL Released for FSX/P3D WSSimulation Velocity XL Released for FSX/P3D

Posted on Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:56:00 GMT (621 reads)

One of the main elements of the flight simulation community that is so revered is the variety of options available. People from all across the world can gain access to new scenery, aircraft, features and mods that will transform their entire experience within the simulator.

Dovetail Games Teams up with Boeing for FSX: Steam Edition Add-ons Dovetail Games Teams up with Boeing for FSX: Steam Edition Add-ons

Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:10:13 GMT (2869 reads)

For years now, we have been seeing excellent high level collaborations all across the flight simulation field. This improvement has naturally extended and improved the lifespan of simulators. Well, the latest improvements are coming courtesy of Dovetail Games and Boeing!

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

Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT (914 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 (1854 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 (1056 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 (288 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 (366 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 (607 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 (886 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 (846 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 (3043 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 (19931 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 (1048 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 (1626 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.

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