Hifi Technologies – Active Sky 2016 and Active Sky Cloud Art Review

July 2016 saw the release of the latest in a long line of Active Sky products. Active Sky 2016. Concurrently, Hifi Tech released an accompanying product: Active Sky Cloud Art. Let’s take a look.

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VRS – Superbug and TacPack in P3Dv2 Reviewed

For the last couple of years, anybody interested in military aviation in FSX hasn’t been able to get around Vertical Reality Simulations’ F/A-18E Superbug for its attention to detail, or their TacPack module for how it brings weapons to a sim that wasn’t designed to handle them. A couple of months ago, they released both […]

REVIEW: Professional Flight Planner X: As Real As It Gets!

For years now, since the release of Flight Simulator X, the mantra of the flight sim world is “as real as it gets.” I know I have heard it everywhere during my flight simulation “career.” You fly your flights as close to real as you can; scenery add-ons, real world weather, real world aircraft […]

New package support from Navigraph

In a newsletter issued today, Navigraph have announced support for two additional packages as part of their subscription Navdata offerings.

The two new packages – the iFLY Boeing 747-400 and FSiPanel – are supported effective immediately and users can download updated data for them using either the FMS Data Manager or manual installation download methods.

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Review of FS2CREW -MAJESTIC DASH 8 Q400 VOICE CONTROL EDITION for FSX/P3DV2

Complex aircraft like the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 are flown with a two person cockpit crew. In FSX and P3D we don’t have that luxury and are required to take on the duties of both, a scenario that is not very realistic when you look at real world operations.

A company by the name […]

Saitek – X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. Review

Anyone who has ever been in the market for a new joystick, knows there’s an amazing range of products out there. From cheap and simple €20 pieces, to professional looking pieces of hardware costing €200 and more. Recently, Mad Catz has expanded our choices in the higher-end segment even more with the newest product […]

Review: TabletFMC for iDevices

Although this review is of an add-on technically for FS9 and/or X, it should really be listed for “Microsoft FS9 or X, plus iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and a wireless network” – because that’s what you’ll actually need to run it.

TOT Games’ TabletFMC is a payware utility which allows pilots of many system-heavy […]

Review: Dauntless SimPlates Ultra

As a vPilot who wants to fly using real world data finding charts has always been a challenge. Dauntless’s SimPlates Ultra offers a solution with a program that has tens of thousands of plates available for the armchair vPilot.

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VR Insight – CDU II

If you’re into modern airliners, especially those with a lot of ‘glass’ displays, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how typing in the CDU (Boeing) or MCDU (Airbus) should be easier than using the mouse. The good news is there are several easier, more realistic and better looking hardware solutions. The […]

Review: AR MOD FSX & FS2004

Our reader Ray Hughes has kindly taken the time to review AR MOD’s new Interface Design utility:

This is a small and clean interface enhancement add-on for existing users of FSX and FS2004

What does it actually do? In a nutshell, it cleans up the interface and subdues the 3D look with a tidier arrangement […]