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Computerpilot Volume 5 issue 5

March 4, 2014 archive, News, Premium Content, the new magazine, volume 5 No Comments

10 News and New Releases
All the latest news and new releases since our last issue.
Sneak Previews
The 2 big flight sims of 2001!
12 Terminal Reality’s Fly II
17 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Reviews
19 Ultimate Airlines
22 Corporate Pilot
26 Boeing 777-200 for FS2000
36 Voice Technology – Game Commander 2 & Microsoft
Sidewinder GameVoice
42 Battle Of Britain
29 Getting The Best Out Of Microsoft Combat
Flight Simulator 2
Derek ‘Baron’ Davis helps you get the most out of Microsoft’s
latest offering. At the same time the article highlights those
features that will help you to maximize your enjoyment of CFS2.
If you’re one of those who are still undecided on whether to buy
CFS2, then you will still find enough information in here to give
you an idea of what CFS2 has to offer.
48 Multi-Engine Flying – The Piper Chieftain

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Computerpilot Volume 5 Issue 5

March 3, 2014 archive, News, Premium Content, the new magazine, volume 5 No Comments


10.  News and New Releases
All the latest news and new releases since our last issue!
Reviews
16  Wilco’s Airport 2000 Volume 3
25  Microsoft Train Simulator
28  Comm1 IFR Radio Simulator
30  Real ATC II
42  Abacus PBY Catalina
46  Just Flight’s Harrier Jump Jet
42. PBY Catalina
20. Enhancing PC Performance for Flight
Simulation
Ever wondered how your computer system operates? Or perhaps how
different devices affect other components and how these all ultimately
affect the performance of your system? In the first article of this series,
we explore the inner abyss of your desktop system and offer tips and
techniques to upgrade and improve it’s performance for your favorite
flight simulations.
32. Flight Sim Videos

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Computerpilot Volume 5 issue 4

March 1, 2014 archive, News, Premium Content, volume 5 No Comments


10.  News and New Releases
All the latest news and new releases since our last issue!
16.  Buzz the Tower! – ATC Simulator Review
Lofty claims indeed are made by the marketing blurb of the latest air
traffic control simulator to hit our computer hard drives. How well does
it live up to these claims? Is controlling air traffic in the pressure cooker
environment of a TRACON facility really as difficult as we’ve heard? And
what about the speech recognition thingy, does it really work? Turn the
lights back up for a moment, take a seat and read on…..
20.  Fly! II Uncovered
58.  Rotary Wing 101
Having trouble taming those helicopters in your favorite
flight simulator? Todd Fredericks takes you through the basics
of rotary wing flight and offers tips and techniques that will have
you nailing those skyscraper and sea based helipads in no time!
64.  Multi Engine Flying
Fly! II has hit store shelves across the globe and is receiving a mixed
response. Find out why and what new features we can expect to find
in the latest edition of the popular general aviation simulator from
Terminal Reality Inc.

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Computerpilot Volume 5 Issue 3

February 27, 2014 archive, News, Premium Content, the new magazine, volume 5 No Comments

Reviews
17 CH Flight Sim Yoke USB
20 Wilco’s 737 For Fly!
22 VIP Classic Airliners 2000
24 Flight Sim Commander
30 Airbus 2000
32 Airline Flights 2000
10 News and New Releases
All the latest news and new releases since our last issue.
27  Fly Scenery USA

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Computerpilot Volume 5 issue 2

February 23, 2014 archive, EPaper, News, Premium Content, the new magazine, volume 5 No Comments

9 News and New Releases
All the latest news and new releases since our last issue.
Reviews
24 FS Clouds 2000
26 Flight DownUnder 2000
30 Legendary Aircraft
34 AETI’s 747-200 Classic
36 Mexico Gold Scenery for FS2000
40 ProFlight 2000
50 Gunship
54 Comanche vs Hokum
16 Sneak Preview -
Microsoft Combat Simulator 2

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Computerpilot Volume 5 Issue 1

February 21, 2014 News, Premium Content, the new magazine No Comments

 

Reviews
16 Abacus Software’s Private Pilot 16 Abacus Software’s Private Pilot
21 Wilco’s Airport 2000 Volume 2 21 Wilco’s Airport 2000 Volume 2
24 Data Becker’s Private Wings 24 Data Becker’s Private Wings
26 Just Flight’s Final Approach 2000 26 Just Flight’s Final Approach 2000
32 Aerosoft’s German Airports 3 32 Aerosoft’s German Airports 3
39 Janes F/A-18 Hornet 39 Janes F/A-18 Hornet
44 Abacus Software’s Tuskegee Fighters 44 Abacus Software’s Tuskegee Fighters
46 Abacus Software’s Wings Over China 46 Abacus Software’s Wings Over China
9 News and New Releases 9 News and New Releases

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Preview: ORBX England and X-Plane Tripleseven

February 28, 2013 the new magazine No Comments

The latest preview for our next printed issue.

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Carenado Cessna 337 Skymaster

February 27, 2013 Aircrafts, General Aviation, Premium Content No Comments
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The Cessna Skymaster has long been one of my favorite aircraft.  The concept of a two-engine airplane, but with the engines aligned on the aircraft’s centerline in a tractor/pusher configuration, is a unique way to mitigate some of the hazards of possible engine malfunctions such as adverse yaw.  Being able to have two engines aligned with the fuselage and yet maintain a high wing also allows for great visibility from the airplane cabin.

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Airbus X Extended

February 26, 2013 Aircrafts, General Aviation, Premium Content No Comments
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There are few products which have produced a hype comparable to Airbus X Extended by Aerosoft. During the last months, a constant flow of announcements and delays were announced on their forum but nothing really happened for a long time, which caused sarcastic comments by many in the scene. However, shortly before Xmas, Aerosoft surprised everyone by releasing the product. In a frenzy not unlike those known to happen during releases of the latest mobile devices or Harry Potter books, Aerosofts online shop was totally overwhelmed during the first several days while all those who had previously sulked in private went for bust and bought in masses! Nevertheless I was able to obtain my software download without any hassle. Would Aerosoft be able to satisfy the high expectations they had been rising now? I was about to find out!

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VATSIM

February 26, 2013 Uncategorized No Comments
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Some of you not-so-experienced yet in the world of flight simulation may have heard of VATSIM and wondering what it is. Or maybe you know what it is but you would like to get some more details?

Bandon Howell explains what VATSIM is and where to find the most important bits of pieces to get started.

As many of us know, the default Fight Simulator (FS) air traffic control (ATC) is meager at best and suicidal at worst. Fear not, for there is a solution: VATSIM, short for Virtual Air Traffic SIM(ulation).

VATSIM (at www.vatsim.net) puts human volunteers in the tower to provide you with an immersive experience from departure to destination. VATSIM spans the globe, enabling you to get ATC cover from just about anywhere. The AI planes that populate the FS world are gone, replaced by other human pilots such as yourself. Thus, you can fly in a more detailed world, where big jets such as the 747 and A380 visit the major international airports, down to your everyday Cessna out over the plains. VATSIM is also 100% free for you to fly on, so there’s no membership fees to worry about.

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