A round-up of this April Fools’ Day flight sim ‘announcements’

In-case you were living under a rock yesterday, we’ve just survived another April 1st. Flight sim fans, creators, and developers traditionally have celebrated April Fool’s Day with fake announcements, alleged major shifts in programming, and all manners of goofy posts. Here are some of the ones that caught my eye over the course of the…

Having a look at PAWD Seward airport for MSFS

Sometimes having custom airport scenery can really help to make the experience. In both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight simulator, custom scenery can elevate the an airport experiences to new levels making it fun to visit and take in the character of the airport. The newest airport in Orbx’s scenery store for Microsoft Flight Simulator is…

News round-up: AH-64, 146 Pro, RV-14, new campaigns, more!

Flight sim related news is flying in quickly these days and there’s a lot going on all around the community. We have news about DCS’s AH-64D, a live stream of the Just Flight 146 Professional and DA 50RG, early reviews of SimWorks Studios RV-14, a new DCS: Syria based campaign for the F/A-18, and so…

Orbx TrueEarth Balearic Islands review

Following up from my Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review, I wanted to do a review of the Balearic Islands for X-Plane 11. These three islands in the Mediterranean have lots of details and make for a great destination. So, let’s have a look! Orbx TrueEarth in 2022 If you missed my review of the Canary…

Orbx TrueEarth Canary Islands review

Orbx’s TrueEarth Canary Islands for X-Plane 11 has been out for a while but it has not received the kind of buzz that earlier TrueEarth releases have. I set out to check out this scenery pack for myself by flying a series of flights from island to island checking out the scenery along the way….

New MSFS Q&A lays out plans for 2022

Microsoft Flight Simulator is going into it’s third year in 2022 and Asobo Studios and Microsoft seem to be showing no sign of slowing down on developing their platform. Earlier this week, Jorg Neumann, Sebastian Wloch, and Martial Bossard from the MSFS team appeared on the latest Q&A session answering a huge number of questions…

Sim Works Studios Kodiak 100 releases for MSFS

The Quest Kodiak 100 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out and ready for purchase. The payware aircraft looks set to offer a quality bush-plane and turboprop cargo aircraft experience. Let’s have a look! Ready to fly the Kodiak Powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engine, the Kodiak 100 is a small utility aircraft…

FSA to host ‘Year-End Cross-Community Panel Discussion’

The folks at Flight Simulation Association have pulled together an impressive panel to discuss flight sims in 2022 and beyond. There are quite a few high profile and highly anticipated product releases coming up and this next year looks like it will potentially top what we saw from the simulation world in the last couple…

Orbx TrueEarth Southern Spain is out

Scenery makers Orbx have added a new scenery area for X-Plane 11 pilots and this time its covering a big area in the southern part of Spain. The announcement for the scenery came just days ago and the release is now out and ready to go. Let’s have a look. Flying in southern Spain! Orbx…