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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Derek Davis

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Technical Editor

Richard Benedikz

richard.benedikz@keypublishing.com

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Lee Howson and Tom Bagley

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Challenging Airports Sparrevohn, Alaska (PASV)

For this issue, Chris Frishmuth explores a relic from the Cold War era. Located in the remote wilderness of Alaska, Sparrevohn is a US Air Force station that continues to serve in the present day.

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Carenado’s SR22 GTSX Turbo

The Sports Car Of the skies!

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

In this Developer’s Diary, we summarise the latest updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Maps2XPlane’s Seychelles XP

The Seychelles in extreme detail

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Xtreme Prototypes' GLJ Model 25 SE v3.0

Quality pedigree

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Back to Basics - Series 2, Lesson 12

Navigation errors and how to correct them

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Baron’s Combat Corner

‘Angles’ and ‘Energy’ tactics

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A beginner’s guide to the FMS

How to create an FMS flight plan

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In Focus - Interview with Aerosoft

Welcome to the second instalment of our In Focus series. This time, we asked Aerosoft's Managing Director, Winfried Diekmann, to talk about the company and give us his thoughts on the future of the hobby.

Thrustmaster announces new Airbus product range

In a surprise announcement, Thrustmaster has revealed a new range of Airbus flight controllers dubbed TCA (Thrustmaster Civil Aviation) – its first venture into the civil flight simulation market.