The D-17 Staggerwing is one of those aircraft whose appeal stretches across generations. The unusual wing arrangement gives it a look unlike any other aircraft and the luxury interior is perfect for those long cross-country cruises just because you’re rich enough to afford that level of quality and comfort.
…did I say rich? Well. If you already own a Windows PC, MS FSX or L-M Prepar3D and suitable controls, this Staggerwing from Alabeo is under €20 to add to your hangar. The product page is a bit light on information, but if the picture above alone doesn’t entice you to buy, there are more of both the interior and exterior available to try and complete the sales pitch… Click here to see them.
Airport Madness, the slightly less than completely serious ATC game, has turned back the clock for its latest release, “Time Machine“, allowing you to grow a small grass field in 1925 to a thriving international hub in 1970. That’s not all, however. If you want to suspend disbelief a little, there’s also an “1802 Steampunk” era option.
In what we think is a first for simMarket, the free cut-down version of the game can actually be played directly on the product page in your browser – a word of warning, though – the sound can be a little loud, so if you’re in a library or something, you might want to mute before clicking on the link!
It’s the latest version 3.3 of one of the best airliners addons on the market. Current owners of the classic Fly The Maddog Professional in FSX or FS2004 would confirm it to you : it only needs a virtual cockpit update, because it just rocks.
Full of features, numerous advanced systems simulation, accuracy and smooth in flight with manual control, LeonardoSH makes part of the best of the best in their kind. And it’s now a reduced price.
Michael Defeyter of ifms-fs.com has announced the release of iFMS for iDevices – “a fully functional “Boeing Style”Flight Management System and HSI display on iPhone, iPad or iPod.”
Connecting via WiFi and a PC-based connection application available to download from the developer’s website, iFMS features a Multifunctional Control Display Unit (MCDU) and a Horizontal Situation Indicator/Navigational Display (HSI/ND), switchable depending on the size and orientation of your mobile device.
More details can be found here, or you can read the full press release by clicking “Read more” below.
If you follow Lionheart Creations‘ William Ortis on social media, you may well be aware that he hit a minor snag with this one a short while ago, as well as the fact that as a subject aircraft, the Fairchild 24 is an aircraft close to his heart – his parents restored an example from rotting to flight in the 1960s.
Now, however, we’re pleased to be able to announce that it is available for the rest of us to fly as well – in the simulated worlds of FSX and P3D, at least
The package comes with… “a number”… of variants (37, to be precise!), covering models with and without wheel spats, on floats, inline or radial engines, bush aircraft, military airframes; you won’t be stuck for choices with this one! Also included are vintage instrumentation including an ASI switchable between scales and much to much more to list here – take a look at the product page for full details and to purchase a copy.
Orbx‘s usual preview suspect Ian Emms has been been up and around the virtual skies again, this time touring the highlands and cities of of the upcoming Orbx/SIM720 FTX EU Scotland add-on.
Ian has posted two threads on the orbx forums, one showing the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh and its surrounds, the other a more general tour with, unsurprisingly, quite a lot of lumps and bumps on display.
How can you experience the real life daily operations of an airliner in FSX ? It must be achieved when you combine one of the best product of the market PMDG 737 NGX and FS2Crew that adds the crew interactions and management (dialogs with copilot, flight attendant, ground crew, airline dispatcher.., checklists, airline and aircraft manufacturer procedures). Expand it with the optional Emergency NGX to live thrilling situations (Engine fire, loss of hydraulic, cargo fire, tail strike, evacuation, gear up landing … ). Give instructions to your copilot talking in your microphone, and he will set and check aircraft controls, read checklists according to the failure.
The screenshot above may be an older one, but Francois Dumas of FSAddon Publishing (a name with which many of our readers will be familiar!) has announced that the beta installer for “Normandy 1944” has been compiled by France VFR and the team are still hoping to have the base package released in June 2013.
The base package will include detailed terrain mesh, aerial photography, flak (anti aircraft fire) effects over Caen’s Carpiquet airfield and more. If you want to read the full announcement, it can be found either at the FSAddon website or their Facebook page.
Edinburgh Airport, ICAO: EGPH, is located in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2011 it was the busiest airport in Scotland handling just over 9.4 million passengers and the sixth busiest in the United Kingdom. Like so many other modern day airports Edinburgh was originally a military aerodrome. Opened in ...
Late last year Aerosoft released a nice little scenery addon; Corfu X. This scenery is a detailed recreation of the airport of Corfu plus the entire island of Corfu.
The island of Corfu is the second largest of the Greek Ionian Islands with an area of 613 sq kms and a ...
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, ICAO: HESH, which was formerly known as Ophira International Airport, is an international airport located in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. It is the second busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International airport. It was originally the site of an Israeli Air Force base but after the ...
FS Captain offers so much to the simmer. If you don’t belong to a VA but would like the feel of working for an airline or if you work for a VA but still want more realism and ratings on the quality of your piloting, this is an application for ...
When you think of places to fly in FS you probably think of places in Europe, Canada, or the USA. These are the areas covered by freeware and payware scenery the most. Lately we’ve seen scenery add-ons for areas that have been left out for a variety of reasons. Now ...
LatinVFR is well known throughout the FS community for superb add-ons for Latin America. In this review I’ll show you their airport and surrounding scenery for Lima, Peru (SPIM).
Peru is situated on the north western side of South America with Brazil and Bolivia to the east, Ecuador and Columbia to ...
Boston V3 FSX Screenshots
Rick Desjardins reviews this latest primetime FlyTampa title: "General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, KBOS, is located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. First opened in 1923 it was originally called Boston Airport and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army ...
This latest release from UK2000 is the v2 Xtreme version of Birmingham Airport, EGBB. My review is for the FSX version.
A bit of general info on the airport. It is located on the outskirts of Birmingham, England about 10 kms east southeast of the city's center. The airport was originally ...
This scenery covers the Dubai International Airport and most of the city of Dubai.
Dubai International Airport, ICAO: OMDB; is the main airport serving Dubai. Located near the city of Dubai it is a major aviation hub in the Middle East and also the home base for the following international airlines: ...
If you're an intermediate to advanced simmer you probably have paper charts lying about or have to flip between FS and Acrobat to view charts. SkyHighSim has created a simple and affordable app to view charts in FS9 and FSX.
The installation of this software is more involving than mostI've seen. ...