Flight Simulation

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Bergamo Airport v2 Released

Aerosoft has announced Airport Bergamo V2 XP for X-Plane 11 is out now. Developed by Tailstrike Designs and Windsock Simulations, the package is a ground-up rebuild of the original airport released in 2019.

Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator Ready for Take-Off

Aeroplane Heaven has announced the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

New Hawaiian destination for X-Plane

Northern Sky Studio has announced Lanai Airport for X-Plane 11 is now available.

Phuket International Airport Released

Orbx has announced VTSP Phuket International Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

New Zealand, Mount Cook Scenery Review Review Premium

Exploring New Zealand's Mount Cook Region

We explore NZA’s Mount Cook Region scenery pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which encompasses the area around New Zealand’s tallest and most famous mountain, Mount Cook.

20th Virtual World Aerobatic Championship

Virtual World Aerobatic Championship 2022 Off-line aerobatic competition announced.

Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Just Flight has announced Lanzarote Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available.

Piper Cherokee 235 / Charger for X-Plane Released

Aircraft developer AeroSphere has released the Piper Cherokee 235 and Piper Charger for X-Plane 11.

PC Pilot - Issue 140 Downloads

Downloadable content for the July/August 2022 issue of PC Pilot.

iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3 Feature Premium

iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3

In this article, we complete the FMC work by adding our route and sorting out the V-speeds.

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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