Carenado Cessna 337 Skymaster

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 ...

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Airbus X Extended

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. ...

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VATSIM

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 ...

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Old bold pilot

For me the love and fear of flying began when I was five years old. My step-brother was a pilot in the RAF and on Battle-of-Britain day in 1952 he smuggled me on-board a Wellington Bomber at RAF Hullavington and I was immediately ‘bitten’ by the flying bug. On a foggy day in October of the same year the love ...

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Prepar3D® Version 1.2 and 1.3 Updates

We previously reviewed Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® product version 1.1, and now, updated versions 1.2 and 1.3 have been released, to provide student, private, and professional pilots an immersive flight simulation training environment. Prepar3D is evolved and updated from Microsoft ESP™, which in turn was derived from Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Prepar3D also includes new features and enhancements to aviation, maritime, ...

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Lugano X: „Airportino“ for FSX

  If I call Lugano an „Airportino“, I do by no means imply to belittle this important airport in Southern Switzerland. Lugano, small as it is in comparison with large airports like nearby Milan Malpensa, has made aviation history both locally and abroad. The population of the Swiss sunshine canton of Ticino (Tessin) were understandably proud to get their very ...

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Lian Li PITSTOP DIY Test Bench – Technical Review

I’ve been testing selected computer hardware with flight simulation programs for several years, and I’ve written many reviews about my experiences and specific test results. In some instances, I’ve been mounting hardware in computer cases, though in other situations, to keep costs lower and provide for easy changes of components, I’ve done “bench testing” of hardware. In those instances, I’ve ...

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Infinite Flight Review

by Mark Avey Being a constant traveler due to my work, I love the idea of having a flight simulator available on my mobile devices. Flying Development Studio fulfills that wish with the iOS version of Infinite Flight (herein known as IF). IF is also available for Windows Phone 7 (in fact, it was written for the mobile Windows Operating ...

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MAJESTIC SWEETNESS – the DC-6B

Parked on the tarmac of LOWS, in Salzburg, Austria, a four-engined Behemoth glimmers in the morning light.  The example at hand is N996DM, a fully restored Douglas DC-6B, owned and operated by Flying Bulls.  It was delivered as serial number 45563, in November of 1958.  In 1961 it was transferred to the Yugoslav Air Force, then later donated to the ...

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