Flight Simulation

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Graphics card upgrade

Using a high-performance graphics card plays an important part in achieving high frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this feature, we look at the performance benefits of upgrading from the NVIDIA RTX 3060 to the more recent RTX 4070S.

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Maxx Tech’s HOTAS Pro Flight Combo Kit

In this review, we take a look at Maxx Tech’s first hardware controller designed specifically for flight simulation. Dubbed the HOTAS Flight Combo Kit, the unit consists of a flight stick and a throttle quadrant aimed at the beginner/intermediary flight simulation enthusiast.

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Tobii Eye Tracker 5

In this review, we look at the latest generation of head and eye-tracking technology.

Navigraph introduces chart annotations

The new annotations feature in Navigraph Charts enables the user to annotate Jeppesen charts by drawing taxi routes, highlight important information or specific procedures.

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A beginner’s guide to flight simulation

Taking flight simulation up as a hobby can be a daunting experience. In this article, we tackle some of the challenges newcomers are likely to face by looking at the different flight simulator platforms, the hardware requirements and the controllers needed to get off the ground.

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 5

This time, we trace the advances in hardware development at the start of the millennium and look at how 3D graphics cards furthered the evolution of combat flight sims. We also discuss how the dawn of online multiplayer gaming took combat flight simulation to the next level.

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 4

We look at how improvements in hardware and the introduction of 3D acceleration in graphics during the late 1990s enabled programmers to take combat flight simulation to the next level.

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Flight Simulator Days

Our roving reporter, Jessica Bannister-Pearce, travels to Munich to find out about the 28th ‘Flight Simulator Days' flight sim show.

The passing of Tony Radmilovich

It is with great sadness that the staff and contributors of PC Pilot magazine learnt of the recent passing of long-term contributor and good friend, Tony Radmilovich.

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A History of Military Flight Simulation – Part 3

In this feature, we trace the history of combat flight simulators from 1997 to 2000 and discover how developers started to take advantage of emerging technologies such as 3D graphics, head tracking and multiplayer utilities.