Open-top or bubbles for light aviation from Wilco

The “LeMans” variant pictured above has to be our favourite of the two models, but if you prefer your hair unruffled by the wind, the bubble-canopy “Polaris” version is also included in the new FK 14 Lightplanes Polaris and LeMans package released as part of Wilco Publishing‘s HiFi Simulations series.

As the specifications list […]

FSDT Ground Services X updated to 1.9

As can be seen on this forum post at their website, the developers at FSDreamTeam have today released a major update to their Ground Services X (GSX) utility. The 1.9 upgrade includes a number of fixes and updates to cover new operators, improve operations with 3rd party add-on aircraft, generally improve existing functionality and – […]

Beta to set your FSX experience alight…

Spotted by our colleagues over at, FS Active Fires is a tool, currently undergoing beta testing, which downloads active fire data from the NASA FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System) website and uses it to create large area fires within Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Currently at version 0.1.5, the beta tool communicates with […]

More Night Lighting from Taburet

Alaska – shown above – Nevada and California are the latest areas to get night lighting coverage from Taburet for Microsoft FSX and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D.

Each package adds blooming lights as a standalone layer based on OpenStreetMap data, meaning it will work with any base scenery, whether photorealistic or landclass based. Alaska can be found […]

Upgrade your Iberian Aviation Experience

Pilots flying over Europe’s Iberian peninsular (Spain and Portugal) in FSX and P3D are probably aware that the default scenery is a little… flat? Yes, there are terrain features, but like most of the globe, they’re rather reduced in scale and effect by the low quality mesh delivered by the base package.

Enter FSSIMVFR […]

VFR Blackpool available for FSX and P3D

The real airport may currently be closed to commercial operators, with discussions ongoing regarding its future after the operator went into liquidation, but sim pilots at least can continue to use Blackpool International (BLK/EGNH) to its full capabilities, with the release of VFR Blackpool from RJ Sim for FSX and P3D.

Designed to compliment photoscenery, […]

Ultimate Terrain X USA v2 released

It’s been a while since we had a new release from the Ultimate Terrain X series from Flight1 Software and Scenery Solutions, but the new version of the USA pack – fittingly titled simply “UTX USA v2.o”, is now available to purchase.

“Ultimate Terrain X USA V2 has been designed from the ground up to […]

Taburet illuminates the North-West USA

The latest area of the FSX world covered by Taburet‘s night lighting is the North-Western US states of Washington and Oregon.

Featuring custom designed and modelled night lighting effects for both main and residential roads, the add-on can be used with almost any photoreal or landclass based scenery and can be customised by removing the […]

A2A Accu-Sim 182 Skylane – released

Did we say “imminent” earlier? Well it was a little more imminent than usual, as the A2A Simulations Accu-Sim 182 Skylane for FSX and Prepar3D v2 is now available for purchase.

Available for purchase in a number of pack options, depending on what you want to use it for and on which platform(s), the Skylane […]

Iris “Early Access” Texan Driver updated

Iris Simulation Software have announced the release of version 0.2.141113.2015 for “Early Access” purchasers of their upcoming “Texan Driver” (T-6B Texan II) package for FSX and P3D.

The pre-release package is available to purchase through the Iris online store and a changelog for the new version can be found on the How-To Guides section of […]