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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.

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 (563 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 (750 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 (5549 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 (732 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 (1220 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 (957 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 (2321 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 (2064 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 (2204 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 (1904 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 (2296 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 (2562 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 (6040 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 (4221 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 (12364 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 (4635 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 (2897 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 (2654 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 (1964 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 (2049 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 (2666 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 (4133 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 (1914 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 (1314 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 (4433 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 (2716 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 (15373 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 (1697 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 (2815 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 (1691 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 (1831 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 (21927 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 (1680 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 (13862 reads)

For many people, using Microsoft Flight Simulator X can be a seamless experience – 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 (3386 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. It’s an area of the world I’ve 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 what’s 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 (4402 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 (2866 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 (15623 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 (38148 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 (14839 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. 

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