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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update VIII Released

Asobo Studio has released Sim Update VIII for Microsoft Flight Simulator, adding a host of new features and fixes to the simulator platform.

New Turkish Destination for MSFS

ST Simulations has released Adana Sakirpasa Airport (LTAF) for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Panama for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Panama City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Tiny Combat Arena Enters Early Access

MicroProse's new flight combat simulator, Tiny Combat Arena, sports a stylised retro look and various game modes. Dogfight your way in the arena in quick action or create scenarios and take part in a vast war with objectives and armies.

Global Vehicle Traffic for Microsoft Flight Simulator Released

Scenery developer, LatinVFR has announced Global Vehicle Traffic for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

In Development - 757-200/300 for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Bluebird Simulations has announced it is developing the 757-200/300 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Skymaster for Microsoft Flight Simulator Upgraded

Carenado has upgraded the Cessna 337 Skymaster for MSFS to version 1.1.

PMDG 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator Enters Beta Testing

Robert Randazzo from PMDG has revealed the 737 for Microsoft Flight Simulator has entered beta testing.

iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 Feature Premium

iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 tutorial - Part 1

This is the first in a series of tutorials covering a typical day on the line with the A300-600R. We start with the preflight checks and verify our weight and fuel load.

Orbx TrueEarth Spain South Review Premium

Orbx’s TrueEarth Spain South

In this review, we travel to Spain and take a look at Orbx's latest TrueEarth product developed for X-Plane 11.

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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