The first few aircraft into Flight Simulator’s marketplace

It takes time to develop aircraft and when a new sim comes out with a new SDK and engine to develop for, it can take time to get things put together and working. However, despite the early date we do now have a couple of aircraft in the marketplace and you may want to have…

X-Plane 11 staggers roll out important 11.50 release

The update that has been very long awaited for in the X-Plane community is the release of version 11.50 – the Vulkan update. Because the release is so consequential to X-Plane, the developers are rolling it out quietly with a phased approach that will slowly add people to the access list over the next couple…

Orbx releases TrueEarth Balearic Islands

Scenery maker Orbx has released their TrueEarth Balearic Islands scenery package for X-Plane 11. This is a smaller scale region than their usual and its a break from U.S. States the team has been working on recently in favour of doing the Balearic islands off the coast of Spain. Here’s the release details. Holiday destination…

Orbx TrueEarth Washington full review

In one of my other hobbies, I work as a photographer and artist and so I know I am a very visually driven person and so when I set out on my world tour of X-Plane I quickly discovered that flying over the vast expanses of the X-Plane globe eventually caused some boredom as everything…

TorqueSim’s SR22 is set to come out Saturday

If you’ve been awaiting TorqueSim’s high quality SR22 and SR22T for X-Plane, your wait is now almost at an end as the developers have announced the module is releasing this Saturday. Here are the details! High quality simulation The new GA aircraft is meant to simulate the real world aircraft as accurately as possible with…

X-Plane devs ask “Are we there yet?” with Vulkan update

The wait for Vulkan on X-Plane has been a long one with Laminar Research, developers of X-Plane, having spent much of the last few years perfecting a whole new rendering engine for their sim and the new API. The initial results from beta testers have been great and with version 11.50 beta 15 now out…

DCS: A-7 update from FlyingIron

We haven’t heard much from them for a little while but FlyingIron Simulations is back with a big update on their DCS: A-7E Corsair II (and P-38J Lightning for X-Plane) that they are busy building. Here’s some of the highlights from their update. Work on multiple levels While there isn’t much new in the art…

Orbx’s #FlyJuly is offering free airports, discounts

Popular third party scenery developer Orbx has been running their #FlyJuly promotion and the latest free airports and discounts caught my attention. Here’s a brief update on some of the things that you can get right now! Free airports, bundle discounts One of the first things that caught my eye today was the announcement that…

First impressions on VSkyLab’s Cabri G2 helicopter

I don’t do much helicopter content on Stormbirds and that’s largely because flying them have mostly eluded me when I have gone to try. In DCS World I have the DCS: Mi-8TV2 which is an impressive module for that sim with plenty to like about it, but me getting that helicopter under control has been…

X-Plane 11.50 beta goes all the way to 13!

For the past few months, Laminar Research, the developer of X-Plane 11 have been busy releasing new beta versions of the X-Plane 11.50 patch. While the patch number may sound innocuous its actually one of the biggest updates for the X-Plane series in quite a while and with it comes some impressive performance changes to…