Review: Feelthere – Tower 2011 – Single-player Version

Feelthere have quite a few titles on the market and have been around the flight sim scene for a number of years now. Tower 2011 is part of their air traffic control suite which includes TRACON and ATCC, and I am reviewing the single-player version with multi-player versions being also available. This is a […]

Review: Orbx – FTX: YBCS Cairns International Airport

Orbx FTX have been developing superior ‘scenery’ for FSX for some time with the wonderful FTX Australia series and are now producing enhanced air ports for that continent. The latest addition to my library is the superlative Cairns which is a major tourist resort city in Far North Queensland, Australia. As I have noted on previous occasions is that with all the ORBX FTX scenery if you are not careful you can spend more time on the ground than in the air as there is so much to see. Make no mistake, Cairns is another phenomenal detailed add-on that makes for great flying in FSX. in addition, it fits seamlessly with Orbx’ FTX – Australia AU GREEN, as you would expect it to. It is a great place to navigate, and it is ideal for VFR flying, and the Great Barrier reef and the rainforest hinterland beckons on every flight. To see everything in great detail I used the A2A Cub, the default Bell, Carenado Baron B58, and the ubiquitous ‘ORBX BOB’ as my exploration vehicles. I’ll say this yet again, every time you open this scenery, you will discover something new. I also used the latest freeware scenery for Murray Island, Queensland situated in the Torres Strait, north of Cairns. […]

Review: CARENADO – B58 BARON FSX (using AREZONE sound pack)

CARENADO – B58 BARON — The Noble or Rouge Review.

Quick Summary: This is the third FSX twin from the Carenado virtual air stables and like its predecessors it was immediately loved by simmers but found initially wanting, so much so, that Carenado issued a patch within days of its release! […]

Review: AEROSOFT ONLINE – US CITIES X – CLEVELAND

AEROSOFT ONLINE – US CITIES X – CLEVELAND — The ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ or ‘Sixth City‘ Review

Quick Summary: Aerosoft are well known for their quality add-on software for FSX and this no exception being the seventh in the ‘US Cities X’ […]

Review: ICARUSGOLD – GRUMMAN DUCK

IcarusGold has released a WWII Fighter ie the ‘GRUMMAN DUCK, designed specifically for FSX, SP1, SP2, Acceleration or Gold. This is basically a single engined amphibious bi-plane or flying boat that was also capable of landing on conventional airfields with its main retractable gear and tail skid/wheel. ICARUSGOLD have given us 7 Models, the Grumman JF2-4-5=6, (19 historically accurate re-paints) and these may differ by the type of engine, size of float, weapons configuration, etc. This is a very good collection of a now defunct war bird, and sadly, there are very few left that still fly. But wait there’s more!! You also get an extra 4 WWII (unnamed) airfields which include >50 new FSX objects and they look very nice. […]

SkyClock – The twilight zone

I recently purchased an iphone app called ‘skyclock’ which gives me a real-time clock face showing the twilight zone at my location. There is now a PC version available with others for the Mac, etc to follow. This is an excellent app for both real-time fliers and simmers as it will give the times that […]

Review: REAL EARTH X – DOLOMITI X — Alpago, Comelico + Tremiti & Pianosa Islands

REAL EARTH X – DOLOMITI X — Alpago, Comelico + Tremiti & Pianosa Islands – The Borgian or Limestone Review.

Quick Summary: Real Earth X has produced three very nice scenery add-ons is for Italy: Alpago and Comelico and are in the Dolomiti region of Italy and the Tremiti & Pianosa Islands […]

Review: Orbx – FTX: NA Blue USA/Canada Pacific North West and Pacific Fjords

Pacific North West and Pacific Fjords – The Strait or Norwegian Inlet Review.

Quick Summary: Orbx FTX following on from the success of producing a high quality scenery products for Australia are now producing high quality scenery for the USA/Canada and these two titles are the first in the series and nicely abut […]

Review: PACIFIC ISLANDS SIMULATION – VFR APPALACHIA

Quick Summary: In the past Pacific Island Simulations have given us some excellent scenery in the remote Pacific Ocean and now after producing the stunning Ingalls Field have now developed VFR Appalachia.  It covers most of what is called Appalachia in the USA, and includes 6 rural and remote airfields. […]

Review: ORBX – LANCAIR IV-P

This is a fantastic SUV-like aircraft from Orbx! With a low power to weight ratio this is one very fast (and safe) economical cross-country touring aircraft, described aptly by someone as the ‘Formula 1 of GA aircraft’. We might well have a successor to the fabulous Piper Meridian in ‘mini’ form! Orbx are more readily known for their very fine scenery and airport add-ons for FSX, but by applying the same principles, (ie using a dedicated talented team, hard work, and accepting nothing short of perfection) as they do to the FTX series they have produced yet another quality product. The plane is top notch in that it has incredible aesthetically pleasing detail, realistic flight dynamics, cabin, instruments and systems functionality plus a bonus of realistic sounds. It took the team two years to develop the plane and the resulting models clearly show that it was time well spent! Come on in and joust with the ‘Lancair’ developed by Lance Neibauer! […]