Flight Simulation

Key.Aero is home to PC Pilot, the world’s favourite flight simulation magazine which brings sense and expert opinion to the exciting and often daunting world of flight simulation. Contributors include many real-world pilots and aviation professionals to ensure what you read is as real as it gets. Articles cater for those interested in both civilian and military aircraft and include news on the latest standalone and add-on software products, news and reviews of flight sim hardware, tutorials, features and interviews.

Aeroprakt A22-LS v3.0 upgraded to X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer VSKYLABS has upgraded the Aeroprakt A22-LS to v3.0, bringing the project to X-Plane 12 standards.

St Helens Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Australian destination from Orbx is St Helens Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

New Norwegian destination for MSFS

OnFinal Studio has announced Kirkenes Airport Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Niagara Falls City Pack for MSFS out now

Jeppeson2001 has released Niagara Falls City Pack & Heliport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Rotate upgrades the MD-80 Pro to X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer, Rotate has released a Beta version of the MD-80 Pro for X-Plane 12.

London City Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Scenery developer, UK2000 has released EGLC London City 2023 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Microsoft Flight Simulator May Development Update

In the latest Development Update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team provided us with an update on upcoming projects for the platform over the coming months.

London City Airport v2 incoming

Orbx has been working on a significant upgrade to EGLC London City Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

San Francisco upgraded to X-Plane 12

ShortFinal Design has announced KSFO - San Francisco International Definitive for X-Plane 12 is now available.

Pensacola Airport out now

Scenery developer, FSDesigns has released KPNS - Pensacola International Airport for X-Plane 12.

All the latest news and updates from the world’s favourite Flight Simulators

Whilst flight simulators have been around for over a century in one form or another, it is only since the advent of the home computer that hobbyists and home users have been able to get a taster of what it’s like to fly the real thing.

Since before World War One, military commanders have been using land-based facilities to train their pilots, these mechanical simulators are now seen as the precursors for modern computer simulators. In the late 1970s, the very first flight simulators using 3-D graphics were launched and they’ve been a staple of the home PC market ever since.

With more than 4 decades of advancements in computer processing power, the flight simulators of today are almost unrecognisable compared to those early versions, but the principles remain the same. Modern flight sims bring photo-realistic graphics, realistic weather conditions and faithful recreations of an enormous range of aircraft including civilian, military and historic aircraft.

Key Aero is the only place you need to go to find out all the latest news, updates and big new releases from the world’s most popular flight simulators including Microsoft, X-Plane and Aerofly FS 2.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been around since the early 1980s with multiple versions, making it a popular choice amongst home and pro users. The latest version of the famous flight sim has taken the whole industry to another level, faithfully recreating the entire planet down to an accuracy of a centimetre and delivering this level of data via an online streaming connection. Serving data via a streaming service also opens up more avenues including real-time weather conditions and up-to-date maps and locations.

Discover great articles about all the latest updates and releases from Microsoft Flight Simulator.

X-Plane

Since the mid-90s, X-Plane has separated itself from the competition thanks to its use of real-world physics. This implementation has made it one of the most realistic simulators in terms of weather conditions, aerodynamics and user experience. However, the same algorithms that have made it possible to recreate the physics of the real world also enable users to create their own hypothetical aircraft and environments. In fact, X-Plane has even aided in the design and development of aircraft in the real world.

Read more about X-Plane.

Aerofly FS 2

Aerofly FS 2 has delivered some truly stunning, photo-realistic scenery as well as incredibly detailed cockpits and controls. As a result, the user experience is second to none. Aerofly have also built-in support for Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, allowing the user to fully immerse themselves into the virtual world.

Browse our flight simulation articles to find all the latest news from Aerofly, including new releases, software updates and forthcoming releases.

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