PC Pilot

PC Pilot is Europe’s only English-language magazine dedicated solely to computer flight simulation. Each issue includes a free CD ROM, reviews of the latest simulation software, new stand-alone programmes or add-on aircraft, plus scenery and utility software for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series and other commercial simulations. It also includes assessments of flight control hardware and articles dealing with technical PC issues aimed at both the beginner and the more experienced simulation flyer.

The World's Favourite Flight Simulation Magazine

Founded in 1999, PC Pilot was acquired by Key Publishing in 2005. PC Pilot 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 that what you read is as real as it gets!

Published bi-monthly, each issue of the magazine is packed with detailed news, advice, reviews, features and views on all aspects of flight simulation.

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PC Pilot Issue 129

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 129

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PC Pilot Issue 128

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 128

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PC Pilot Issue 127

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 127

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Challenging Airports Courchevel, France (LFLJ)

This Challenging Airport episode takes us to Courchevel in France – a small airport carved out of the side of the French Alps!

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Aeroplane Heaven’s Douglas DC-3 Dakota & C-47 Skytrain

There hasn’t been a flight sim platform where pilots haven’t pleaded for a mighty DC-3 to fly. Australian developer Aeroplane Heaven has met the challenge with the Prepar3D release of not only its updated ‘Dakota’ but also its military incarnation, the C-47 Skytrain.

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 13

In the previous lesson, we realised that we were not where we should be. The visual fixes we were expecting to mark our location simply didn’t appear. We wrap up Stage 2 of Back to Basics by learning how we might get ourselves out of this very fine mess.

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The Mighty Eighth - Return of a Classic

We invited MicroProse’s CEO, David Lagettie, to talk about his highly anticipated B-17 simulation and his plans for ‘The Mighty Eighth’.

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Baron’s Combat Corner: The art of aerial gunnery

Aerial gunnery is one of the most difficult aspects of air combat to master. We discuss how attaining any level of gunnery efficiency not only requires constant and regular practice, but also an appreciation of the factors which determine whether you hit your target or not.

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Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Supercarrier

Naval aviation fans rejoice – the Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) Supercarrier is here – and it is awesome! Let’s skip the flowy introduction and get right down to business.

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Challenging Airports - Reggio di Calabria, Italy (LICR)

This Challenging Airport episode takes us to the seaside airport of Reggio Calabria. Squeezed between the Strait of Messina and the mountains of the Aspromonte massif, the airport presents somewhat unorthodox approaches.

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UBSoft’s Condor 2 - Discover the quiet beauty of flying like a hawk.

We review the soaring simulator, Condor 2 from Slovenian developer UBSoft.

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Lionheart Creations Bellanca Super Viking

Every so often you find a product that perhaps doesn’t quite fit the usual mould. Even less often, it turns out to be a really pleasant surprise and you wonder where it has been hiding. Here we review the Bellanca Super Viking 17 SV-300A from Lionheart Creations.

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Twin Comanche PA-30 Flight Adventure

This issue Peter Stark explores a GA gem, that, if not for the vagaries of nature, might have had an even more pronounced impact on the sector - the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche.

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Magazine Contacts 

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Derek Davis

derek@pcpilot.net

Technical Editor

Richard Benedikz

richard.benedikz@keypublishing.com

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Lee Howson and Tom Bagley

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