Browsing: FSX are pleased to be able to present their latest review, of the A2A Simulations Boeing 377 Stratocruiser with Accu-Sim add-on. If you haven’t met this model, and the technology advances that come with the 1950’s predecessor of the B747 and A380 double-decker airliners, or if you have, but are still undecided as to whether you want it, you might like to read the review. If you already have it, or it’s not really ‘your cup of tea’, you can always look at Nick Churchill’s screenshots instead! The review can be accessed at the website, here.

Finally, the brand new version of Damian Clark’s Active Sky is released on simMarket. Some problems were fixed, and discounts for existing Active Sky users were arranged. So nothing to stop you now from purchasing and downloading this ‘King of the Skies’ and add yet another additional touch of realism to your FSX implementation. Get it here, NOW !

Some folk might say this plane was made famous by Tom Cruise. Indeed, the F14 Tomcat wsa the mainstay of the US Navy’s “Top Gun” school – formally called  the “United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program”. Now you too can join “Top Gun” and fly the Tomcat. With more liveries than even an Eagleskinner can shake a stick at, this new aircraft in the Iris Pro series will have you colliding with carrier decks in no time. For more information visit the Iris Simulations store. UPDATE: available at simMarket now aswell, the product page decipts 5 great…

A new Carenado aircraft has been released: The Cessna 172N Skyhawk II joins the Carenado Fleet. The first 172 flew in November 1955 and since then more than 43000 have entered service world wide. This particular model variant, the Skyhawk”, was introduced in 1977. Carenado include three standard factory paints plus a commemorative 50th Anniversary scheme. For more information please visit the Carenado website. (A simFlight review is in progress)

PMDG has released new versions of the PMDG MD-11 for FSX and FS2004 during the night, Friday. These updates serve to bring both versions to parity, and to add some new features and fixes since the FSX release in October and the FS9 release earlier this week. Both platforms are now up to version 1.10.0051, and customers may download the updates directly from PMDG’s download page at

Orbx have announced completion of their FTX: Australia series with the release of FTX: AU Red Central Outback. This now completes a highly immersive series of scenery addons that all fans of the “Down under” will enjoy. For more information about the FTX: series and how to acquire them, visit the Orbx website and folow the links. Incidentally – that is one well organised website too – you won’t have any problem finding what you need.

Justin Tyme sends news of the latest FSGenesis meshes for FSX: “A V2 progress build for Alaska-Hawaii is now available. This progress build includes plateau fixes at numerous airports in SE Alaska. Several more AK airports will be available in next week’s progress build.” Find out more about this update and about FS Genesis meshes here.

Leonardo Software have released their Pro version of the MD80. Available for FS9 and FSX Fly The Maddog is one of the most sophisticated and complete add-on ever developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The accuracy of cockpit and system simulation is very high and there are many features which add realism to the simulation and are not present in standard FS aircrafts. For full details of this add-on and how to purchase, please visit the simmarket shop.

FS-Recorder, that delightful little freeware addon from Matthias Neusinger that lets you go formation flying on your own, has been updated. Matthias writes: “As already announced in the support forum, I had no time for further development of FS Recorder during the last year, but here is at least a minor update.”

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