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.

Airbus Throttle Pack Incoming

Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced the Airbus A319 – A380 Throttle Pack expansion for the Bravo Throttle Quadrant.

Southern California for X-Plane Released

Orbx has announced TrueEarth US Southern California HD for X-Plane 11 is now available.

Global TerraFlora v2 Out Now

Orbx has announced Global TerraFlora v2 for Prepar3D version 4 and 5 is now available.

MD-11 in Development

TFDi Design has revealed the MD-11 for Prepar3D is in development.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – New Partnerships Announced

In the latest update on Microsoft Flight Simulator, Asobo Studios revealed new partnerships and progress on the upcoming Alpha.

A318/A319 professional Upgraded

Aerosoft has released version 1.3.1.0 of the A318/A319 professional for Prepar3D.

New Haven Airport Out Now

Orbx has announced KHVN Tweed New Haven Airport for Prepar3D v4 and v5 is released.

767-300ER Enters Early Access

Captain Sim has released the Early Access version of the 767-300ER Base Pack for Prepar3D version 4.5.

Islander Touches Down in X-Plane

Aircraft developer, TorqueSim has released the BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11.

Hong Kong for Prepar3D Released

Taxi2Gate has announced VHHH V2 - Hong Kong International Airport is now available for Prepar3D version 4 and 5.

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 I, 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 airplanes.

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 flight simulators.

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 Flight Simulator

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 Flight Simulator.

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator

Aerofly FS 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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