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As requested by our readers, the complete file set accompanying Issue 120 can now be downloaded as a single zip file.

Movies

Flysimware’s Falcon 50

This video takes a close look at the internal and external detailing of Flysimware’s Falcon 50 (review starts on page 12). You are also given a tour of the high-quality cockpit and instrumentation –shown both during the day and at night.

Airport Bergamo for X-Plane 11

This video of Airport Bergamo for X-Plane highlights the high-quality ground and building textures, the wide variety of accurately placed custom objects, the 50cm/pixel aerial imagery with hand-placed autogen, the use of dynamic lighting and the custom-generated jetways. Our review of this fine scenery add-on starts on page 24.

Fly the Maddog X Tutorial - Preliminary Cockpit Preparation

This is a comprehensive walkthrough of the pre-start preliminary cockpit preparation of Fly the Maddog X – a review for which starts on page 16. Every aspect is covered, from powering up the aircraft through to making sure that the flaps/slats are up, the speed brakes are retarded and disarmed and testing the PA/emergency lights. You will also hear the communication between the various crew members as they go through the check procedures.

SkunkCrafts’ P-51D Mustang for X-Plane 11

This promotional video highlights some of the key features of this fabulous rendition of the iconic P-51D Mustang from SkunkCrafts, a review for which starts on page 68. Starting with the beautifully rendered external model, we are then taken inside to view the extreme attention to detail present in the cockpit area, which includes subtle weathering throughout. You will then hear the highly immersive FMOD sounds of the switches and levers being operated and the Packard Merlin engine being fired up, on take-off and in flight.

DCS: Christen Eagle II

This presentation of the aerobatic DCS: Christen Eagle II showcases the aircraft’s extreme manoeuvrability. Highlights also include an impressive DCS: Christen Eagle II three-ship aerial display, encompassing smoke and the aircraft taking part in a Red Bull-type obstacle course race. Our review starts on page 28.

Just Flight’s PA28-181 Archer III for X-Plane

Reviewed on pages 32-34, the trailer for Just Flight’s Archer III conveys the very high production values of this superb simulation. Showcased are the superbly detailed and crisp internal and external features, which includes the photorealistic cockpit rendition, metallic look of the external finish, the comprehensive menu system and the night lighting.

Tutorials

Flight Adventure

You can download flight plans and Pilot’s Notes for both FSX/Prepar3D and X-Plane 11 from here. The Pilot’s Notes include aircraft and scenery options for FSX, P3D and X-Plane 11.

Back to Basics

Download the updated flight planning spreadsheet and flight plans for Plan-G, FSX/P3D and X-Plane using the link below. Courtesy of A2A Simulations, the full C182 Pilot’s Operating Handbook and an extract of the C182 performance charts are also available.

Freeware Files
Library files
Most X-Plane users will already know that many freeware airport designers make use of the freeware Library files to enhance their creations. Consequently, it’s important to read the documentation within each file, to find out which libraries have been used. These library files need to be installed in order to experience these airports as the authors intended.

Featured Download - Ryan Navion 205 Vintage Aircraft

We travel back a few years with the aircraft featured in this issue; it’s a Ryan Navion 205, built in the United States in the 1940s.

ATR72-500 1.2.0

The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and produced in France and Italy by aircraft manufacturer ATR. The aircraft depicted here was designed for X-Plane 11 by Christian Riviere.

Courtenay Airpark CAH3

Courtenay Airpark is located next to Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. It’s the largest city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, commonly known as the Comox Valley and was designed by the prolific Charles Macelli for X-Plane 11.

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer

The Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer, is a World War Two- and Korean War era patrol bomber used by the United States Navy. The model depicted here is nr R582 Miss Sea-Ducer and was designed for FSX/P3D by A.F Scrub.

Ireland West Airport Knock

Officially known as Ireland West Airport Knock, this airport is 5.6km (3.5 miles) southwest of Charlestown, County Mayo, in Ireland. This very detailed production for X-Plane 11 was designed by Cian O Riordan.

Stanfield Int. Airport CYZH, Halifax

This is a Canadian airport in Goffs, a rural area of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It serves Halifax, mainland Nova Scotia and adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime Provinces. It’s been designed for FSX by Sidney Schwartz.

Sukhoi-57 T50 Stealth Fighter

The Sukhoi-57 T50 is a fifth-generation superiority fighter that made its first flight in 2010. It will enter service in 2019 and was designed to replace the Su-27. This detailed version was produced for FSX, P3D and FS2004 by Erwin Welker.

Ganja International Airport

Ganja International Airport serves Ganja (also known as Gyandzha), which is the second largest city in Azerbaijan. This version for FSX was designed by Reza Sadri.

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

Quite an unusual 1950s aircraft, the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor was a prototype jet fighter for the US Air Force. It featured an inverse tapered wing that provided better lift on landing. It was designed by Uenoshing.

Screenshot Gallery
To help give our readers a better appreciation of the products reviewed in this issue, we have compiled the screenshots accompanying some of the articles into a series of galleries.

Flysimware’s Falcon 50

The ultimate high-performance trijet

Leonardo SH’s Fly the Maddog X

A true study sim

Orbx’s TrueEarth GB North for X-Plane

Orbx completes the British landscape

Aerosoft’s Airport Bergamo XP

Milan’s third airport

Leatherneck Simulations’ DCS: Christen Eagle II

An aerobatic delight!

Just Flight’s PA28-181 Archer III

Just Flight’s Archer hits its target

Vertx Simulation’s Diamond

DA62 – Return

1C Maddox’s IL-2 Sturmovik

1C Maddox’s work on IL-2 Sturmovik continues unabated, particularly in the past few months.

SkunkCrafts’ P-51D Mustang

In this interview, we talk to SkunkCrafts to find out about the work that was involved in creating their superb P-51D Mustang - designed for X-Plane 11.

PC Pilot Article Index

PC Pilot Article Index

Looking for a review on a particular product, feature or tutorial?

Virtual Airline Listing

Virtual Airline Listing

We have some interesting new additions to our virtual airline and flying club listing.

Installing Freeware

Installing Freeware

We have included a PDF as a download with instructions on how to install freeware. To access it, click on the download link below.

Utilities

Acrobat Reader

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and read PDF files.