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PC Pilot March/April Issue Available NOW


X-Plane 9 – A Beginner’s Guide
X-Plane has developed a reputation as one of the most advanced flight simulators currently available. With fluid frame rates, it can provide you with a superb flying experience, making it an excellent alternative to Microsoft Flight Simulator. In this, the first of a new series, we guide you through various aspects of this sophisticated simulator.

Scenery creation in FSX
In this, the final instalment of our series on creating scenery in FSX, we add some finishing touches to our airfield project, before bundling it all up for release.

Flight Simulator – A beginner’s guide
This edition of Beginner’s Guide lifts the FS bonnet and delves inside the secrets of Flight Simulator’s configuration files – powerful files which can greatly affect how the program looks and runs.

Jet Airliners – A Flight Sim Pilot’s Guide
In this ever-popular series, we explore the various factors affecting the amount of runway required for take-off in a 747.

GA Flight Sim Training
This issue of Peter Stark’s GA tutorial series looks at some of the factors which will enable you to plan and fly longer flights.

Human Element
Tony Radmilovich shows us how flight-sim based relationships are every bit as important as any other type.

FSX vs. FS2004
Of all the letters and emails we receive at the PC Pilot offices, the most popular topic is the debate between advocates of FSX and FS2004. We get a lot of correspondence from people asking us why we focus so much attention on FSX when FS2004 is still a viable sim? This article will hopefully go some way to answering that question.

Including Bush Hawk (Aerosoft), Cessna 152 (Carenado), Tilt Rotor (Wilco Publications), Lockheed Constellation (First Class Simulations), Fokker 50 (Virtualcol), Vickers Wellington (First Class Simulations), Madeira X (Aerosoft), UAV Predator (First Class Simulations) and more!

All your favourite PC Pilot regulars including:
Editor’s Letter, Comms, News, Downloads and Tutorial!



MOVIES – UAV Predator, Bush Hawk, Messerschmitt BF 109, VFR London, Tilt Rotor, Traffic X, Vickers Wellington

– Westland Wyvern, BAe ATP v1.0, Douglas DC-6, LAK Genesis 2, Operation Bible Sweep and more!

PC Pilot March/April issue is available NOW from WHSmith, Borders and all other leading newsagents. Alternatively, order your copy at NOW WITH FREE P&P!*
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Airports 2009 CD-ROM

Written by Alan Lord, The Airports CD-ROM has been substantially updated for 2009. The information is presented in an eye-catching 'web browser' style and includes the option to search any airport by name, IATA or ICAO code or parent city - making Airports 2009 a must-have for any civil aviation enthusiast!


- Over 1,000 airports

- New maps and photographs

- Spotters locations

- Detailed airport database from every continent

Code: (CD5)
Price: Just £9.99 plus FREE P&P*
Order your copy from our online shop now for release December 2008!

Hurricane Salute
Produced by the world renowned FlyPast editorial team, this special issue magazine pays tribute to a wartime warhorse which shot down more enemy aircraft than any other defence during the Battle of Britain and destroyed more enemy aircraft than any other allied fighter during World War Two.
Key Publishing's latest 100-page special issue provides a long overdue insight into the Hurricane


- 'First' and 'Last' Hurricanes

- The Battle of Britain

- Fighter Command's only VC

- The Battle of France

- Aces

- Squadrons

- Variants

- Worldwide Survivors

- Rebuilding and covering

- Flying the Hurricane, plus much more!

Code: [FPHURR]
Just £4.99 plus FREE P&P*
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RAF Annual Official Review 2009

The Aircraft - The Weapons Systems - The Operations - The Personnel

Produced by Key Publishing's award-winning team of expert military aviation journalists, working closely with RAF personnel in the UK and overseas, the RAF Official Annual Review 2009 provides a complete portrait of the aircraft, the missions and the people who comprise Britain's 21st Century air defence operations.

Set over 132-high quality pages, this special publication includes:

- Exclusive access to the Typhoon, Tornado and Harrier

- Operations including Telic, Iraq and Herrick, Afghanistan

- Behind-the-scenes look at the RAF's renowned flying training system

- The support network who keep aircraft in the air - including the RAF Regiment

- Search and rescue, air defence and fighter control from across the UK

- All current weaponry systems plus the possible future role of space technology

- Red Arrows, Battle of Britain memorial flight, Falcons and much, much more!

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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.

Just £15.99 + P&P

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RAF Official Calendar 2009 [M106]

The Official Royal Air Force 2009 Calendar features 12 superb images of iconic aircraft from across the history of the RAF, from the historic Lancaster Bomber to the futuristic Eurofighter Typhoon. Also featured is a centre-page tribute to English aviation pioneer Sir Thomas Sopwith.

The artwork, from the Royal Air Force collection, is set over 12 high-quality, glossy pages making this calendar the perfect accompaniment to the year ahead!

Price: Just £9.99 + P&P

Click here to order your copy from Key's aviation shop


Ultimate Flight Tests

20 Great Aircraft from the Cockpit

Special Collectors' Edition
Brought to you by the Today's Pilot editorial team, this special 'From the Cockpit' Collectors' Edition features 20 exclusive flight tests. With expert opinion, stunning photography and inspirational commentary plus a foreword by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown CBE DSC AFC RN
Ultimate Flight Test is a must-buy for all aviation enthusiasts.
Flight tests include:
- ACA Super Decathlon
- Aero L39 Albatros
- Skyleader
- Cessna Mustang
- Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo
- Diamond DA-42 TwinStar
- North American T-6
- Supermarine Spitfire TR9
- Piper PA-18 Super Cub
- Eurocopter EC135
- Focke-Wulf FW-44 Stieglitz

NOW JUST £3.99 + FREE P&P*

Only available online from Key’s Aviation Shop. Click here to order your copy now!


Traffic 2004 [SIM25]
Building on the formidable heritage of FS Traffic and FS Traffic 2002, comes the ultimate enhancement for FS 2004, providing AI traffic of real-world airliners and general aviation aircraft. Your simulated airports will be nearly as busy as the real ones!

Traffic 2004 comes with custom tools to adjust and expand the program and it's even got it's own website at where users can exchange information and download resources to make Traffic 2004 even more powerful.

Expansion for Flight Simulator 2004

Price: JUST £7.99 + FREE P&P*
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Airbus A340 [SIM118]
Part of Just Flight's new F-Lite range, this A340 package has been specially designed by the experts at Commercial Level Simulations to be very high in quality and yet easy to operate.
Fed up with ultra-complex FMCs? Confused by over-serious systems? Or are you new to modern airliner operations? If the answer to any of these is YES, then the F-Lite range is for you! A high-quality model design is coupled to very high-quality textures, animations and super flight model characteristics - and all at an affordable price. You can admire your aircraft, then jump in and fly the world's long-distance routes without having to go to college to learn how to do it.

Price: JUST £9.99 + FREE P&P*
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