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.

Salzburg for X-Plane Released

The latest destination from Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg for X-Plane 11.

Olbia Costa Smeralda for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport for X-Plane 11 is in development.

Flysimware Widgeon for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Flysimware Grumman G-44A Widgeon for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Just Flight’s online shop.

Liepaja Airport for Prepar3D v5 Out Now

Aerosoft has announced Liepaja Airport for Prepar3D V5.2 is now available as a download.

New Brazilian Destination for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Global Art has released SBSP - Congonhas Airport in Brazil for X-Plane 11.

Aviat Aircraft Husky for Microsoft Flight Simulator Out Now

Asobo Studio has announced the Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1C is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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EU Great Britain Central for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Great Britain Central is Orbx's first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots for exploring and discovering new regions.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Launches on Xbox plus Sim Update V Released on PC

Asobo Studio has announced Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. The release also coincides with Sim Update V for PC.

Landmarks Mumbai City Pack Released

Orbx has announced Landmarks Mumbai City Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

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Nelson Airport Now Available on OrbxDirect

Scenery developer NZA Simulations has released NZNS Nelson Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator on OrbxDirect.

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.

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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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