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 127

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 127

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Microsoft Flight Simulator - A new beginning

Microsoft Flight Simulator is arguably one of the most anticipated flight simulators released to date. It is ground-breaking in terms of design, sporting a new cutting-edge graphics engine while streaming satellite data from Bing Maps to bring us almost a true-to-life representation of the planet...

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Interview - DC Designs’ Concorde

DC Designs, in partnership with Just Flight, recently announced that it was developing the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde as an add-on aircraft. Thomas Haynes spoke to Dean Crawford, founder of DC Designs, to find out more.

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Orbx’s Landmarks: London City Pack

Although Microsoft Flight Simulator depicts the world as never before, the base photogrammetry has its limitations. The extrapolation of the buildings and other elements can only be as good as the Azure detection algorithm. So while there will be a structure in the correct location, it’s unlikely that it will look exactly like the real thing.

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Just Flight's A300B4-200 Interview

In Part 1 of our interview with Just Flight, published in the previous issue, we discussed the work that the team had done on their 146 Professional. In this, the second part of the interview, Just Flight’s head of development, Martyn Northall talks about the upcoming A300B4-200.

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Baron's Combat Corner: Flying and fighting in the P-51 Mustang

We discuss the attributes of the North American P-51 Mustang and why it has earned a reputation as the best all-round US fighter to have served in World War Two.

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oliXsim’s Lockheed Lodestar Model 18

In this review, we take a nostalgic look at a classic of the 1940s as we explore oliXsim’s Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar for X-Plane 11.

Honeycomb announces new products, plus Xbox support

Honeycomb Aeronautical has announced major product updates including the launch of a new joystick and throttle, and Xbox support for its entire range of controllers.

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Brünner Electronik’s CLS-E Force Feedback joystick

Brünner's A320 force feedback sidestick.

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PC Pilot Issue 130

Welcome to PC Pilot Issue 130

PC Pilot Issue 130 Downloads

Specially selected freeware and videos of flight sims reviewed in the November/December 2020 issue.

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Derek Davis

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