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MUST HAVES & LATEST NEWS FROM KEY PUBLISHING -------------------------------------------------------------------------- PC Pilot May/June issue on sale now. FREE Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration with a 12 issue subscription. Find out more at In this issue: FSX Mission Building Tutorial In this, the last instalment of our series on Mission building, we will link some custom effects, create our reward and package it all up for testing and release. Air Combat Simulation Tutorial For this edition of our combat series the spotlight is turned on the legendary Supermarine Spitfire. Specifically, we offer hints and tips on getting the most out of the Mark V and IX and compare their respective performances with that of the Luftwaffe's Fw 190. Beginner's Guide to Flight Simulator Tony Radmilovich continues our Beginner's Guide by examining the process of flight planning. A Flight Sim Pilot's Guide to Jet Airliners - Mastering VNAV In our Jet Airliner's tutorial for this issue, we leave VNAV for a while and explore some of the other modes available for vertical navigation in the Boeing 747-400 autopilot - we start with the 'vertical speed' (V/S) mode. GA Flight Sim Training - STAGE 1, LESSON 8 We are now fast approaching our General Flying Progress Test (GFPT) where you will take a test flight with a virtual instructor. But first, we need to examine some useful techniques and airmanship issues. Meet the Flight Sim Producers - Laminar Research: X-Plane In this edition of 'Meet the Producers' we interview the creators of X-Plane - Laminar Research. X-Plane is the brainchild of Austin Mayer and is one of the few products on the market that successfully competes with Microsoft's Flight Simulator. X-Plane add-ons To accompany our in-depth interview with Laminar Research, makers of X-Plane, we give an overview of the most notable X-Plane third-party developers and their respective add-on products. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- PC Pilot Summer Special 2008 - Reality check! Due to land in the UK on 15th May. Sim v Real Following on from the success of our 'Live the Dream' Winter Special, we are proud to announce the launch of the much anticipated PC Pilot Summer Special. Reality Check! How close are they? This new exciting issue compares the 'real' with the 'virtual' world of aviation. Inside we compare real aircraft alongside their virtual counterparts - both in terms of internal and external representation, as well as flight modelling. Aircraft under the spotlight include light aircraft, airliner and military. Also we take a look at how the scenery add-on packages compare with the real thing. Fasten your seatbelt for flight adventures! Join us on a trip from Phucket to Hong Kong via Singapore in a Boeing 767 and an adventure along the west coast of the UK in a Piper Cheyenne. PLUS... The return of our popular FLIGHT SIM BUYER's GUIDE - your guide to everything SIM! All this and much, much your PC Pilot Summer Special Available from WHSmith, Borders and other leading newsagents from 15th May 2008 for £4.99. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLIGHT SIM SPRING SALES X-Plane 8 Was £29.99 NOW £19.99 Concorde Professional Was £34.99 NOW £19.99 Lock on Gold Was £19.99 NOW £14.99 C-130 Hercules Was £29.99 NOW £19.99 Falcon 4.0: Allied Force Was £24.99 NOW £9.99 Airbus A380 SPECIAL OFFER ONLY £9.99 Airbus A340 SPECIAL OFFER ONLY £14.99 VFR Real Scemery Vol 1 REDUCED £21.99 Flying Club X SPECIAL OFFER £21.99 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your invitation to Farnborough International Airshow’s 60th celebrations Held from 14th – 20th July 2008, the 46th biennial Farnborough International Airshow is one of the world's largest aerospace airshows and exhibitions. This year, the airshow celebrates two landmarks in aviation history, the 100th year of powered flight in Britain together with its own 60th anniversary. The flying displays* scheduled are being finalised and will be available nearer the time of the event but displays booked† so far include: The Red Arrows, The Aerostars, The Blades, The Avro Vulcan, Supermarine Seafire, Hawker Sea Fury, Fairey, Swordfish, Hawker Sea Hawk, GAP Kestrel JP100 and an assortment of classic aircraft types that first flew in the 1948 Airshow. To buy your ticket now click here *Subject to change -------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW The Trent 900 Engine Rolls-Royce: Powering the Whispering Giant - The Trent 900 Engine The Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines power the world’s largest airliner, the Airbus A380. In February 2001, Rolls-Royce announced the launch of one of the most ambitious engineering programmes in the company’s Civil Aerospace history – to develop the Trent 900 engine to power the Airbus A380, a new and exciting aircraft which would become the largest civil airliner ever built. The Trent 900 is the 4th member of the Trent family, and holds pride of place as the largest jet engine ever produced by Rolls-Royce. ‘Powering the Whispering Giant’ plots the Trent 900 journey in photographs from concept to design, development, testing, first flight on the A340 flying test bed, flight test on the A380, Route Proving, Service Readiness and Entry into Service in October 2007. This colourful publication combines the best images from throughout the programme, with descriptions of each major step along the way, to offer the reader a unique insight into one of the most public and most exciting new jet engine programmes ever undertaken. 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