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The new July/August issue of PC Pilot has finally touched down, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Reviews

Just Flight’s VC10 Professional Standard, Super and RAF – The relaunch of a British icon.

Razbam’s DCS: MiG-19P Farmer – The first Soviet supersonic fighter.

Airfoil Labs’ King Air 350 – A long-time real-life King Air pilot assesses the Airfoil Labs 350.

X-Trident’s AV-8B Harrier – A Jump Jet for X-Plane.

imaginesim’s WSSS Singapore Changi Airport – ‘The world’s best airport’.

Carenado’s S340 – The design that gave birth to the modern commuter aircraft.

vFlyteAir Simulations’ PA-28 Piper Cherokee 140 – Bringing an old Piper to life.

Billy Bishop Airport – Toronto’s City Airport.

Interviews

Just Flight’s Aerofly FS 2 Adventure – Just Flight’s first venture into the world of Aerofly FS 2
Just Flight, in collaboration with Propair Flight, recently added support to Aerofly FS 2 by releasing the Duchess Model 76. We sat down with Richard Slater from Just Flight and Péter Késmárki of Propair Flight to find out more.

Features

Just Flight’s Duchess Model 76 – A cross-platform comparison
Joe Lavery compares the differences and similarities of Just Flight’s Duchess Model 76 in Aerofly FS 2, X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D. We look at performance, graphics, instrumentation, the working environment and conclude with a test flight.

Baron’s Combat Corner – Spectrum Holobyte’s Falcon
Welcome to a new section in PC Pilot in which we focus on the exciting world of combat flight simulation. In part one, Derek Davis traces the history of what many consider to be the ‘father’ of modern-day combat flight simulators: Spectrum Holobyte’s Falcon.

Challenging Airports – Petersburg, Alaska (PAPG)
In this Challenging Airports instalment, we travel to the isolated island community in Petersburg, Alaska, located midway between Juneau and Ketchikan.

BAE Hawk Flight Adventure
In this issue, we move away from general aviation and airliners and explore the UK in one of the most successful advanced military training aircraft – the BAE Systems Hawk.

Hardware

Thrustmaster’s F/A-18C Hornet – An innovative HOTAS add-on joystick
The highly respected Thrustmaster brand is associated with quality and innovation. In this exclusive feature we evaluate the F/A-18C Hornet HOTAS Add-On Grip, a modular concept and a hardware-first within the consumer side of flight simulation.

Honeycomb Aeronautical’s Alpha Flight Controls – A game-changing yoke
In this exclusive review, we give our impressions of the highly anticipated Alpha Flight Control yoke from Honeycomb Aeronautical.

Tutorials

GA Back To Basics – An Italian navigation exercise
In this tutorial, we put the final touches of our flight preparations and after checking our plans are within safe parameters, depart on an Italian navigation exercise.

X-Plane – Configuring Controls Part 2
Following our previous tutorial where we provided an overview of configuring hardware controllers, we take a more in-depth look at setting up custom joystick profiles for popular aircraft types.

If that was not enough, this month’s online section features several videos, including Just Flight’s VC10 Professional, X-Trident’s AV-8B Harrier II, RAZBAM’S DCS: MiG-19P Farmer, Airfoil Labs’ King Air 350, Just Flight’s Duchess Model 76 and imaginesim’s Singapore Changi Airport. Finally, we also have nine freeware files comprising a mixture of airports, aircraft and utilities.

Pick up your copy now, direct our online shop or in leading newsagents. Alternatively, you can download a digital edition here.

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