PC Pilot Issue 124 Preview

The new November/December issue of PC Pilot has finally arrived, and as usual it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Reviews

Just Flight’s PA-38 Tomahawk – Piper’s primary flight trainer

Aeroplane Heaven’s Cessna 140 – A classic from the 1940s

Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30 – A VFR trainer and utility aircraft

Big Tire Productions’ Carbon Cub EX – A Cub on steroids

Just Flight’s PA-28R Turbo Arrow III & IV – Another pair of classic Pipers from the Just Flight Team

Aerosoft’s Canary Islands professional – Gran Canaria – An oasis in the northern Atlantic

Round-Robin of the South of England – Joe Lavery visits three small airfields from the Orbx collection

Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Fw 190A-8 – “Butcher Bird!”

Interviews

A2A Simulations’ T-6A Texan II – Raising the bar
In a May 2019 development update, A2A Simulations showcased its T-6 Texan II, which it is developing for the US Air Force. With the flight simulation community set to benefit from A2A’s venture into military training, Thomas Haynes spoke to A2A’s CEO, Scott Gentile, to find out more about the aircraft.

Features

Flying Light Aircraft – A Beginner’s Guide – Part 1
Flight simulation can be a daunting experience for newcomers to the hobby. Peter Stark discusses how light aircraft can help develop skills that will help us move up to faster and more complex types.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – First look! – Part 1
Our roving reporter, Thomas Haynes, gets hands-on experience for the first time with Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator at the Rainier Flight Service training facility in Renton, Washington. This is the first of a special two-part report.

Challenging Airports – Akureyri, Iceland (BIAR)
In this instalment of our popular series, we travel to Akureyri on the northern coast of Iceland. Nestled in the southern terminus of the 35-mile long Eyjafjörður fjord, high terrain and unpredictable weather combine to make this a challenging airport to fly to.

Flight Adventure – 787 Dreamliner
In this Flight Adventure, Peter Stark takes a close look at an aircraft that despite being a relative newcomer to commercial aviation, continues to set records for innovation and long-haul flying – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Baron’s Combat Corner – Air Combat Simulation for beginners, Part 2
In this the second part of our feature on air combat, we explore other key elements of air combat simulations that affect our sense of immersion, namely: the graphics engine, ATC and wingman communication, the campaign mode, and the online multiplayer aspect.

 

Tutorials

Back to Basics – The effect of winds on our aircraft
In the previous issue, we examined the fascinating science of meteorology and how pilots learn to recognise weather phenomena and their likely impact. We now explore the effect of winds on our aircraft.

If that was not enough, this month’s online section features several videos, including Just Flight’s PA-38 Tomahawk, Mad Flight Studio’s Spectr-Aero SP-30, Just Flight’s PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV and DCS: Fw 190A-8. Finally, we also have nine freeware files comprising a mixture of airports, aircraft and utilities.

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