PC Pilot Issue 127 Out Now

The new May/June issue of PC Pilot has finally landed, and as always it is loaded with exciting reviews, features and tutorials.

Reviews

Orbx’s TrueEarth US Washington - A new Orbx region covering Washington State

We visit the largest TrueEarth product that Orbx has yet produced, covering over 91,000 square miles, and includes the state capital Olympia, together with some of the better-known cities, such as Seattle, Spokane and Victoria.

Orbx’s TrueEarth US Florida - Explore the sunshine state, courtesy of Orbx

The sunshine state of Florida is another in the ever-expanding TrueEarth series from Orbx; this time covering more than 65,000 square miles and comprises everywhere from Pensacola in the north to Key West in the south, including the major cities of Orlando, Miami, Tampa and the capital, Tallahassee.

Orbx’s Key West International Airport (KEYW) - A stunning scenery area for X-Plane

Orbx TrueEarth scenery is a cause for celebration as it provides the background canvas for populating the area with detailed third-party airfields that can add jaw-dropping levels of detail. Alongside the release of Orbx TrueEarth US Florida, the first companion airport, Key West International, also hits the mark. So, don a Jimmy Buffet t-shirt and tuck a Hemmingway novel into your pack and let’s go exploring!

Simworks Studios’ T-37B - The venerable military trainer

Cyprus-based developer SimWorks Studios has a passion for all things military and offers scenery, a range of aircraft carriers and battlegroups, and now one of the most successful military jet trainers of all time, the Cessna T-37B Tweet for P3Dv4.

Nimbus’ UH-1 Huey - An iconic helicopter for X-Plane

We review one of the most recognisable helicopters of the past 60 years, developed for X-Plane 11 by Nimbus Simulation Studios – the iconic UH-1 Huey.

Carenado XL560 Citation - Cessna’s ‘rocketship’

With over two decades, and many thousands of hours flying the Citation V/Ultra as an air ambulance pilot, Chris Frishmuth takes a closer look at the Citation 560XL from Carenado.

IPACS’ Lynx Mk7 - A stunning freeware helicopter for Aerofly FS 2

This year, the Aerofly FS 2 community welcomed the platform’s second helicopter in the form of a third-party add-on. The module was developed by a former Lynx pilot, who has put a lot of time into making it as real as it gets. To add a cherry on top, the aircraft is freeware, but as you will see, it is easily of payware quality.

Interviews

In Focus - Orbx Simulation Systems
Welcome to our new ‘In Focus’ series where we put the spotlight on key players in the flight simulation industry. In this first instalment, we sit down with the management team at Orbx to find out about their background, product range and plans for the future.

Prepar3D v5 - An exclusive interview with Lockheed Martin on their new upgrade

With Prepar3D v5 on the horizon, we speak with the development team at Lockheed Martin, including commercial development lead, Rob McCarthy and engineering project managers, Chris Metel and Adam Breed to find out more.

Aerofly’s Boeing 777

An interview with Jan Hanuschik from IPACS on the development of the platform’s newest aircraft.

DCS: Supercarrier - An interview with Eagle Dynamics

We sought out senior producer Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics to find out about the eagerly anticipated DCS: Supercarrier module for DCS World.

Features

Microsoft Flight Simulator - Developer’s Diary

Since our previous Developer’s Diary, Asobo Studio has released a series of updates on the ongoing development of Microsoft Flight Simulator, including an in-depth look at the airports being built for the platform. In this feature, we catch up with the latest news from the developer.

Challenging Airports - Pasto, Colombia (SKPS)

Chris Frishmuth takes a look at Antonio Nariño Airport (a 5,951ft elevation airport) situated at the southern end of the Cordillera Central mountain range in Colombia.

Flight Adventure - Cessna 208 Caravan

In this issue, Peter Stark takes a close look at one of the most versatile workhorses in general aviation, the Cessna C208 Caravan and puts it through its paces in the Bahamas - the capital of Nassau.

Tutorials56    Back to Basics - New techniques for when things don’t go to plan

After previously navigating across the mountains of the northwest of the US, in this issue, Peter Stark takes a look
at new techniques that will make life a little simpler when things don’t go quite to plan.

Baron’s Combat Corner - Air Combat Simulation

In this instalment of our combat simulation series, Derek Davis examines two of the most important elements that you need to consider when dogfighting: energy management and situational awareness.

Cockpit Building Update - Jessica Bannister-Pearce returns to an old project

Following on from our A320 cockpit building series, which finished in the autumn of 2017, Jessica Bannister-Pearce provides us with a status update on her cockpit in its current form.

If that was not enough, this month’s online section features several videos, including Eagle Dynamics DCS: Supercarrier, Simworks Studios T-37B Tweet, Orbx TrueEarth Washington, TrueEarth Florida and Key West International. Finally, we also have nine freeware files comprising a mixture of airports and aircraft.

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