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Review | Alabeo PA44 Seminole

A welcome to Andy Clarke, our new reviewer. On behalf of Andy Clarke we’re pleased to offer you his in-depth Alabeo Piper PA-44 Seminole review. Andy took the time to explore all the options, all the inside and outside modelling and how it flies while testing the model with X-Plane 11.01. And what has Andy to say about it ….. “The presentation of the aircraft and the special touches, such as the push pull trolley when the aircraft is parked with engines off, really draws the user in to the whole experience.” Curious? There you must read Andy’s review. Enjoy!

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Review | Carenado Cirrus SR22 GTS

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen continues with her Carenado and Alabeo adventure. Today it’s time to explore, to investigate, to maintain and to fly the Carenado Cirrus Aircraft SR22 GTXS Turbo. Is it a beast, is it a beauty, it is … yes, it’s all of it! According to Angelique “The overall quality, as you may expect from Carenado, of the 3D SR22 Turbo modeling of the aircraft body itself and the 3D cockpit/cabin are of a high level, but there’s so much more to tell, to see and to read about this beauty! Check out Angelique’s in-depth review of the SR22 GTXS Turbo.

 

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Review | Carenado Beechcraft B1900D

Fasten Your Seatbelt. Ladies and Gentleman, welcome on-board our brand new Beechcraft B1900D. We’re pleased to inform you that this brand new aircraft is developed and produced by the Carenado team. We hope you have a pleasant flight with us. We will keep you informed about any issues on this flight and our expected landing time at Auckland International Airport. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen flies with Air New Zealand in a Carenado Beechcraft B1900D and is she enthusiastic?  Want to know all about it? Then it’s time to read Angelique’s comprehensive B1900D review.
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Review | Carenado Beechcraft Baron 58

According to your personal reporter Angelique van Campen reviewing the old-fashioned Beechcraft Baron 58 is/was fun. Yes, it’s not the newest twin engine GA aircraft, neither less, a lot to see, a lot modified since version 1.0 which came from 2012. And no, it’s not old-fashioned. Ok, is has no modern EFIS instruments or whatever is possible these days, but it’s not an old-fashioned aircraft to fly with.” Worth the review and the read? Yes, absolute worth to read her comprehensive review.
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Review | B-52 Stratofortress by “depas57”

Hmmm …. the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress was not a review title I had in mind. On the other hand, it’s an impressive aircraft, so why not review it and it’s fun too? I found this “modified” aircraft a while ago on X-Plane.Org, uploaded by depas57. So, what’s then so special? The aircraft gets, besides many other things, a 3D cockpit. You can read Angelique’s B-52 3D cockpit review via this link.
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Review | Carenado Malibu Mirage

One of Angelique’s favourite Carenado aircraft, besides the C337, the Piper PA-46 Malibu Mirage. Why you would ask …. because she’s seen this aircraft in real at Texel Airport (EHTX). A gorgeous looking model although some find the nose a bit long, but further on, a well modelled and accurate created GA aircraft. Curious to what Angelique has to say about the modelled Malibu version 3.2? Sit back, relax, take a cup of coffee, tea or something else and enjoy her comprehensive PA-46 Malibu Mirage review.
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Review | Salt Lake City International Airport

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley gives you an inside story of ……. if you’ve used X-Plane for any length of time, you’ll be sure to have come across MisterX6 sceneries. Now, for the first time, he’s entering the payware scenery market, and the best of luck to him under the brand Short Final Design. Jude tries to find out all the ins and outs of Salt Lake City International Airport. Curious? Check out Jude’s comprehensive KSLC review.
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Review | Rotate MD-80 Pro Series v1.3

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen dives into the Rotate MD-88 (-80) Pro version 1.3. It seems that she can’t stop testing and writing. That must be good! How good and how realistic this McDonnell Douglas MD-88 is, that’s what you can read in her comprehensive review. Angelique warns you in advance … take your time, take something to eat and drink with you since it will be a very longgggggggg read. Curious? I’m sure you are. Just follow this comprehensive review link and enjoy!
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Review | Robin DR400 140B by XPFR

Your personal GA investigator Angelique takes a close look at the, already for a while on the market, XPFR Robin DR400 140B. Originally, the aircraft was designed for X-Plane 9.70 (ohh, that’s a long time ago), but it still performs well with X-Plane 10.51. And because of that, Angelique decided to check this aircraft once more with X-Plane 10. That said, worth reading our in-depth review and worth the download. Enjoy!
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Review | NAPS Hilo International Airport

Still being in Hawaii, Angelique’s next airport stop is from the NAPS developers NAPS (North Atlantic and Pacific Sceneries) PHTO Hilo International Airport version 3.0. Angelique tries to find all the ins and outs of the modeled Hilo replica. Is she happy, is it worth the download? Oh yes, it is! You can read it all in her in-depth review.
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Review | Stampe et Vertongen SV-4 by XPFR

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen thinks that many flight simmers, including me, aren’t familiar with the old fashioned Stampe SV biplane aircraft. That said, time to highlight the XPFR Stampe et Vertongen SV-4. Ok, now we know that, how’s the model, how does it look like, how does it fly and so on. You can it all at our comprehensive Stampe review
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Review | NAPS Kahului International Airport

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen flies to Hawaii … yes, yes, I’m aware she has been there before, but this time she’s visiting a couple of NAPS (North Atlantic and Pacific Sceneries) airports. Kahului Airport?
According to Angelique “I’ve never heard of it! That’s not so strange because I live in the Netherlands and Hawaii is far away for me. This is one of the worldwide destinations that I’ve never been to, but I know I’ll get to in the near future.” Curious …. surprise …. here’s Angelique’s PHOG review.

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Review | The Ultimate X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S.

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had the opportunity to test the Saitek X-56 Rhino HOTAS unit. And was it worth the writing and testing or ….? According to Angelique “I’m impressed about the integration of the X-56 Rhino hardware with Laminar Research X-Plane for Windows 10 Professional and macOS Sierra. And yes, the X-56 works quite well with X-Plane on a Mac although there’s no Saitek software available for this OS.” But there’s more. Curious to the rest? Then Angelique warns you in advance … relax, take a coffee, tea or something else and enjoy her comprehensive X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. review.
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Review | Montpellier Airport by XPFR

Your personal reporter Angelique flies to the XPFR created X-Plane 10 airport of Montpellier. Is it fun, is it worth the download, is it worth to add ZonePhoto photo-real ground textures around it, is it ….. Oh, so many question, and one simple answer … read the short review of her experiences. The runway and taxiways tarmac is great as well as the night lighting system. Curious? Then it’s time to check out her Montpellier XPFR review.
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NAPS Hawaii Island Hopping

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen takes you this time on a virtual Hawaiian trip. She offers you a flight adventure. Not just a flight adventure, no, a Hawaiian flight adventure! This impression has everything to do with island hopping. Due to the length of the review, the review is split into part I and part II. Enjoy Angelique’s Hawaii Island Hopping Part I and here’s also Island Hopping Part II.
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Review | JustSim Hamburg International

Since it’s not to far from Rick’s home town, our dedicated reviewer Rick Verhoog decides this time to drive to Hamburg International Airport (EDDH). Arriving there, he’s impressed by JustSim’s EDDH creation. According to Rick “This scenery is definitely recommended for those who like to visit German airports. Also a great place for online flying!”. You can read it all in Ricks in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.
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Review | Belga12345 KJGG

On behalf of Marc Leydecker aka Belga12345, we’re pleased to announce the release of a new Virginia airport, Williamsburg Airport (KJGG). And together with that, we’re pleased that Angelique van Campen took a look at KJGG. Here’s the link to our in-depth review, while this is the link to our dedicated download page.
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Review | Peters Aircraft VFW 614

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen offers you a thorough look into the Peters Aircraft Fokker-VFW 614. The review offers three different test flights, all from EDDM to EDDL. The difference lies in how to navigate or what nav aid is used; ordinary VOR beacons and/or flying a HDG, using the build in VFW INS with and without the CIVA INS installed. Curious to what she has to say? In case you are … take a cup of coffee or tea, relax and enjoy her in-depth review.
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Review | PilotPlus Gatwick International

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley takes a look at this PilotPlus add-on airport. According to Jude “There is a lot of effort put into this product and I feel that it is a valuable addition to X-Plane and there are plenty of real-life routes that can be used with this airport, and it’s good representation of the airport at this point in time.” Curious what Jude has to say more? Then you must read his comprehensive review at X-Plained.com.
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Review | Rio de Janeiro Airport v2

We’re pleased to offer you from Richard Nunes “Riogaleao – SBGL International Rio de Janeiro Airport version 2.0“. Richard decided to upgrade his airport with the latest developments after the Olympic Games in 2016. Want to read all about it? You can at X-Plained.com via this comprehensive review link. Enjoy the reading and comments are welcome.
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Review | SSG E-Jet Evo E-170 Series Part II

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen, finally finished my part II review of the SSG Embraer E-Jets Evolution E-170. I had a lot of fun flying this aircraft with X-Plane 10 and X-Plane 11 although X-Plane 11 gave me a lot of Saitek X52 Pro issues. Neither less, it’s full with extra information and some step-by-step procedures. When you want to know how she feels about the SSG Evolution E-170 aircraft and if it’s worth to buy it? You can read it all in her comprehensive review part II.
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Review | FlightFactor/StepToSky 757-200 v2

This time something refreshing for you from our dedicated reviewer Rick Verhoog … a comprehensive review of the FlightFactor aero / StepToSky Boeing 757-200 Version 2.x. While the difference between this and the 767 isn’t enormous, this aircraft is a must buy for people that own and love the original FlightFactor 757. Want to know all about it? Then you must read Rick’s in-depth 757-200 v2.x review. Enjoy!
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Review | SSG E-Jet Evo E-170 Series Part I

Since when are we at X-Plained.com able to do a “SSG E-Jet Evolution E-170 Series Inspection”? Since today! Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen dives into the world of SSG, Embraer and E-Jet technology. That said, she has taken more then enough time to explore the modelled Embraer E-Jet E-170 Evolution Series from Supercritical Simulations Group (SSG). Check it out via this comprehensive review link.
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Review | vFlyteAir Grumman Tiger AA-5

Is it the vFlyteAir Tiger versus Traveler or … ?
No, this aircraft review has everything to do with the vFlyteAir Grumman Tiger AA-5. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen loves to test, explore and fly this well-developed aircraft above the Dutch landscape. With the help of several flight stretches, she explores all the ins and outs of this tiny, but beautiful aircraft. Want to know all about it? Then you should read her in-depth review right her at X-Plained.Com.

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Review | X-Crafts E-195 v2 Part II

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen continues with her X-Craft E-195 v2 exploration and is pleased to inform you that she has finished part II of the Embraer E-195 v2 review. Curious what she has to say in part II and what’s her overall impression? Then you must read her comprehensive Part II review too.
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Review | X-Crafts E-195 v2 Part I

Your personal reporter Angelique is pleased to offer you part I of the X-Crafts Embraer E-195 v2 review. Curious what she has to say? Then you must read this comprehensive review link.
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Review | FunnerFlight KLAX

Jude Bradley flies “virtually” during his Christmas holiday to the west-coast of the United States, or to be more precise … to FunnerFlight’s Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX). Jude thinks that without doubt the Theme building is the centrepiece of this product along with the light show included. But there’s much more to explore in Jude’s review. You can read Jude’s in-depth review at X-Plained.
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Review | Alabeo Diamond DA42 G1000

On behalf of Rick Verhoog, our dedicated reviewer, X-Plained is pleased to inform you that we’ve release Rick’s comprehensive Alabeo Diamond DA42 Twin Star G1000 review. According to Rick “For anyone who likes GA aircraft that aren’t much bigger than the average Cessna, but carry more modern technology, along with sleeker and modern looks and powerful, fast engines, this DA42 is a treat.” Want to know all about it? Then you must read Rick’s review.
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Review | vFlyeAir Piper Arrow III

It was time to test it once more since the vFlyteAir aircraft model has had many updates. That said, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to find out all the ins and outs of the Piper Arrow III. Was it worth a review ….. the answer is YES. You can read her review via this review link.
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Review | FlyJSim 727 Series Study v2

Let’s go back to the oldies, back to the good old days, back to the Boeing 727 Series. Should this FlyJSim 727 Series Study v2 be in your hangar? Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen figured it out for you and tested the FlyJSim Boeing 727 Series Study v2. You can read Angelique’s in-depth via this review link.
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Review | JustSim Klagenfurt Airport

Flying to Klagenfurt from Ireland is not a long flight and that’s what our reviewer Jude Bradley had in mind … visiting JustSim Klagenfurt Airport and city (LOWK). According to Jude “Although this is a small airport, with little flights in reality, there are quite a few gems here and theres’ so much more. You can read Jude’s review link.
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Review | Carenado C152II

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is sitting in her PPL aircraft, a Carenado Cessna 152 II. This takes her back to the summer of 2003, when she struggled to fulfil her wish in getting a FAA PPL license within 28 days. However, for this review she didn’t use X-Plane 10.51, but X-Plane 11pb9. That said, lets go for it! Want to read Angelique’s review? Check it out via this review link.
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Review | Khamsin HU-16 Albatross

This was a special review, a special review about a special aircraft .. the Grumman HU-16 Albatross. When I first saw the Albatross, I wasn’t really impressed, but after I found this nice YouTube movie, I felt more and more in love with this tiny boat aircraft. Check out Angelique’s in-depth review.
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Review | Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida Airport ….. that’s where your personal reporter Angelique flies to to find out how it’s made! According to Angelique “Even though the real KRSW a basic airport, just one runway, a terminal with three concourses, some hangars, the modeled airport reflects the real airport.” Worth a review. Therefore we invite you to read Angelique’s comprehensive review
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Review | FlyJSim 732 TwinJet

Angelique van Campen reviewed for you once more the FlyJSim 732 TwinJet. Angelique thinks that “the way systems work and how the aircraft flies, are awesome. Not knowing how it’s in real, but in the sim it flies quit realistic”.
Worth to read Angelique’s in-depth review. Have fun!

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Review | Saitek X52 Pro

The Saitek X52 Pro or should we say Logitech X52 Pro …. no, let’s keep it for the moment with Saitek. Angelique found it useful to review this piece of flight simulator joystick/throttle unit once more. It’s inexpensive, and does the work great compared to the much more costly X-65 Rhino. Want to know more about it? Check out her in-depth review.
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xEnviro, the Impression

I never thought I will make it, a comprehensive review/impression of xEnviro, the Ultimate Environment Engine. This was really a complex review/impression because it’s not always something that can be compared or can be seen. All together Angelique concludes that she has a strong preference for xEnviro. Curious what Angelique figured out? Check it out at her in-depth xEnviro impression.
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Impressions | FSWidgets QuickPlan

Another in-depth review. This time from FSWidgets “QuickPlan for Mac” (or Windows). I wrote on purpose also for Windows, although I didn’t tets this, it has in basic the same product features. To me, QuickPlan for Mac does what I had expected, when you want to fly VFR and even for IFR. That said, using the QuickPlan flight planner without all the bells and whistles as you can find with other flight planners, is still a useful and easy to handle flight planner. You can read all about it via this QuickPlan for Mac impressions link.
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Impressions | EFB

This impression has everything to do with FSWidgets EFB for Mac, a “remote map” visualization app. You can read all about the FSWidgets EFB for Mac by reading Angelique’s comprehensive impression.
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Review | RWDesigns DHC-6

We’re welcoming – and I hope you too – X-Plained.com new reviewer Gavin Browett who tries to find out all about the RWDesigns DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300. You want to know all about it? Then check out Gavin’s review at X-Plained.com.
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Review | FlightFactor QPAC A350

X-Plained is pleased to offer you an comprehensive impression of the FlightFactor aero/QPAC Airbus A350-900 Series v1.3.1. According to Angelique van Campen “The modeled Flight Factor A350 is the Advanced model that comes with a lot of features and offers many possibilities to make every flight a success, but there’s so much more she has to tell. Pick up first a cup of coffee or tea, relax, sit back and enjoy her in-depth FF aero/QPAC A350 impression.
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Impressions | iGMapHD

This impression has everything to do with iGMapHD for Mac, a “remote map” visualization app, a program developed by FSWidgets. Angelique concludes with “To me, iGMapHD for Mac is exactly what I had in mind. I does what I expected, it does where I had hoped for. Curious? You can read all about it in Angelique’s comprehensive impression.
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Review | Carenado TBM850 G1000

Rick Verhoog, our Carenado/Alabeo G1000 review specialist, is pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Carenado TBM850 G1000. The TBM850 may not be as well-known as some of Carenado’s other creations, but it certainly is a welcome addition to the roster of X-Plane General Aviation aircraft. But Rick has so much more to tell. Therefore, I encourage you to read Rick’s comprehensive review.
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Review | IXEG 737 Classic

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley takes a dive into the world of the IXEG Boeing 737 Classic. According to Jude “I cannot be but blown away by how smooth this aircraft is, the knobs and buttons move flawlessly and the framerates are excellent. The immersion factor is superb on this model and it’s the Gold Standard in X-Plane at this time.” But Jude has to say so much more. Therefore you must read his comprehensive review at X-Plained.
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Impressions | JARDesign X-Life

You Are Not Alone in the Sky! … what’s that for title or what does it do? Is deals with JARDesign’s X-Life so this impression has everything to do with the X-Life Traffic plugin from JARDesign. This was even for me a complex impression, but it all worked out fine. Want to read how Angelique experienced X-Life? Read it all at X-Plained via this comprehensive impressions link!
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Review | vFlyteair Cherokee 140

What will it be this time …. the vFlyteAir Piper Cherokee PA28-140 Series. Oops, that’s and old, almost historical aircraft, but it must be said, it’s very well modeled and flies like an angel. If it flies like an angel and if it’s well modeled, that’s the task of Angelique van Campen who tries to find out all the ins and outs of this old-fashioned vFlyteAir GA aircraft. I would say … time to check out Angelique’s in-depth Cherokee 140 review.
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Impressions | ZonePhoto

I felt I needed to write a short impression about photo-real sceneries. A perfect alternative are the packages from ZonePhoto. Although a ZL16 packages aren’t of the same quality as ZL17, it’s still a nearly perfect alternative to download, implement and explore you own flying area in X-Plane 10 scenery. At the end of this short impression, you’ll be amazed that it was worth the downloading. Read Angelique’s informative impressions at X-Plained.
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Review | Nimbus Chicago O’Hare

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley flew to KORD or better known as Chicago O’Hare Airport to check out the modelled airport from Nimbus. According to Jude “It fills a gap in the market for mid-U.S Sceneries. It’s well worth the price. The performance is very good even taking into account the aircraft I tested this with. In short, this is a good airport and yes, I would definitely recommend it.” Curious? Via this review link you can read all about it.
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Review | PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

There’s a lot to write about the PMDG Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster. I’ve decided to split my Cloudmaster impression in two parts. Today I’m pleased to present to your part I of the in-depth look / feel of the PMDG DC-6A/B. Check out our comprehensive part I PMDG Cloudmaster impression.
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Review | Dallas Fort Worth ()KDFW)

Jude Bradley sees many challenges in Tom Curtis his Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW). According to Jude “Tom has paid major attention to detail with this product, and all types of aviation are catered for here. Whether you are a GA, Freight-Dog or Passenger Hauler, there is something in this airport for you.” Check out Jude’s in-depth KDFW review her at X-Plained.
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Announcing SkyMaxx Pro 4.5 ….

II'm pleased being a SkyMAXX Pro simmer, that SkyMAXX Pro has been updated to version 4.5. This seems to me a big step. According to the incoming news "Beginning somewhere today, May 27th 2017, you'll be able to enjoy SkyMaxx Pro v4.5. This is a pretty nice update...

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Out of the Office

Out of the office ...... I know, again? Yes yes, a change in the planned situation gave us the opportunity to go out for a couple of days, and therefore, nobody will be in the office. I'll try to keep the news up-to-date or inform you about other things within the...

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x737-700 Out!

We're pleased to inform you that the EADT x737 has a sister (or is it a brother), the x737-700. According to the x737 team "The x737project version 5 is a free sophisticated simulation of the world's safest and most successful narrowbody airliner Boeing 737NG. We are...

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Alabeo C207 Skywagon Review

Big, bigger, biggest … the Alabeo Cessna C207 Skywagon. Perhaps it’s all very confusing, the Cessna C205, C206 and C207 models are all related to each other. With that in mind, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to find it out, flies with it on a IFR...

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Alabeo Piper PA38 Tomahawk Review

Folks either love the Tomahawk II or hate it. Tomahawk, which also has some Internet nicknames like “Traumahawk” and “Tommy”, although those are rarely found. So, Tomahawk is the official name for this PPL trainer aircraft. Even though it had some stall and spin...

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Carenado X-Plane 11 Statement

On behalf of Carenado, we would like to inform you about the following news, posted by Carenado on April 17th 2017. Although it was posted a while ago, it's still worth to bring this X-Plane 11 official statement to your attention. Also because we at X-Plained.com...

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JARDesign A320neo X-Plane 11 Updated

On behalf of JARDesign we're pleased to inform you that their A320neo for X-Plane has been updated to version 3.1r1. According to Evgeny Romanov; the updated model/package comes with the following fixes and/or improvements: - Flightplan part fixed (some arrival was...

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World Models Library Added

We're pleased that Tony Wroblewski, well-known from World2XP, has given his approval that X-Plained.Com is allowed to promote and host his World Models library, version 0.8.0. This version has been updated several times and in particular version 0.8.0 comes with the...

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e-Newsletter Issue 11 Published

My dear readers .... First of all ... many thanks to all X-Plane simmers who registered since our previous Easter e-Newsletter for X-Plained.Com. Since you did, you're now receiving this e-newsletter. XPFR Since Easter, a lot has happened and a lot is coming. This...

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New Navigraph FMS Data Available

We're pleased to inform you that we've received the following information from Navigraph. A newly updated set of FMS Data is now available either as manual installation files or via the FMS Data Manager software. New Airport and Enroute Charts Charts are also updated...

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Added Library …. PPLibrary v1.0.1

UPDATE April 26th: PPLibrary version 1.0.1 added ..... We're at X-Plained.com are pleased to host By hdw aka Dieter his "PPlibrary" version 1.0.1. It's another chance to offer something to the airport developers, just in case they decide to add this library in their...

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Surprise … XP11.00pb17 Arrived

Wow, that's another surprise I noticed this morning.Yesterday we had the release of X-Plane 11.00pb16, and this morning (+1:00 CET) I noticed that sudden upload of X-Plane 11.00 Public Beta 17, so I guess due to some issues. I checked Ben's blog as of this writing,...

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VoiceCommander! Your best virtual Co-Pilot

We're pleased to inform you, on behalf of Guillaume Langlais, designer from A.M.I.S. Informatique, the release of his ultimate virtual co-pilot VoiceCommander. VoiceCommander is the concept by Guillaume Langlais and allows you to create your own vocals commands in...

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Hold Advisor by Alan Wright

We proudly present to you from Alan Wright (Teignmouth) his “hold advisor” ….. a quick and easy means of obtaining the correct join path to fly to enter a hold. You always wanted to fly the perfect holding? From now on this is possible with the “Holding Pattern...

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Announcing SkyMaxx Pro 4.5 ….

II'm pleased being a SkyMAXX Pro simmer, that SkyMAXX Pro has been updated to version 4.5. This seems to me a big step. According to the incoming news "Beginning somewhere today, May 27th 2017, you'll be able to enjoy SkyMaxx Pro v4.5. This is a pretty nice update...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1706

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on May 25th, 2017. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle. The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide...

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Alabeo C207 Skywagon Review

Big, bigger, biggest … the Alabeo Cessna C207 Skywagon. Perhaps it’s all very confusing, the Cessna C205, C206 and C207 models are all related to each other. With that in mind, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to find it out, flies with it on a IFR...

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Review Carenado SR22 GTSX HD Series

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen continues with her Carenado and Alabeo adventure. Today it's time to explore, to investigate, to maintain and to fly the Carenado Cirrus Aircraft SR22 GTXS Turbo. Is it a beast, is it a beauty, it is ... yes, it's all of it!...

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Carenado Beechcraft B1900D Review

Fasten Your Seatbelt. Ladies and Gentleman, welcome on-board our brand new Beechcraft B1900D. We’re pleased to inform you that this brand new aircraft is developed and produced by the Carenado team. We hope you have a pleasant flight with us. We will keep you informed...

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Review Montpellier Airport by XPFR

Your personal reporter Angelique flies to the XPFR created X-Plane 10 airport of Montpellier. Is it fun, is it worth the download, is it worth to add ZonePhoto photo-real ground textures around it, is it ..... Oh, so many question, and one simple answer ... read the...

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Freeware Hawaiian Hopping (Part II)

As promised, part II of the Hawaiian island hopping flight adventure. Reviewer Angelique van Campen takes you on this second part of her virtual Hawaiian trip. After a break at Kahului International Airport (PHOG), it’s time to move on to her final destination; Hilo...

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Freeware Hawaiian Hopping (Part I)

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen takes you this time on a virtual Hawaiian trip. This time she offers you on behalf of ASN X-Plane a different kind of review/impression. This time, and perhaps on other occasions too, I offer you a flight adventure. Not just...

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Review “Saitek X52 Pro”

The Saitek X52 Pro or should we say Logitech X52 Pro .... no, let's keep it for the moment with Saitek. Saitek was never good in supporting X-Plane, but that's changed already a while ago although Mac is officially not supported with drivers and/or software. Neither...

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xEnviro, the Impression

I never thought I will make it, a comprehensive review/impression of xEnviro, the Ultimate Environment Engine. This was really a complex review/impression because it’s not always something that can be compared or can be seen. I don’t matter that I highlighted some...

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A Look into “EFB for Mac”

This impression has everything to do with FSWidgets EFB for Mac, a “remote map” visualization app and much more then that. And yes, another program developed by FSWidgets. Angelique concludes with "To me, EFB for Mac offers a realistic EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) to...

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A.T.S. Simulations MD82 on Approach

On behalf of A.T.S. (Aircraft Training Solutions), we’re at X-Plained are pleased to inform you about a brand new add-on X-Plane 10 aircraft. And this is not just an add-on, but more then that. Oops, almost forgotten … check out our exclusive screenshots, but...

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El Hierro … ZL19 … Amazing

The SpainUHD El Hierro ZL18/ZL19 installation is simple and straightforward, and the result is what they call ... gorgeous ... stunning or whatever you can imagine. ZL19 ortho package is really awesome to see and to fly over. Yes, it's only El Hierro which isn't a big...

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WIP Belga12345 KJGG

Belga12345 aka Marc Leydecker is busy with another highly detailed US airport. This time is KJGG. (Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport, Virginia, USA). According to Marc "I started this project in February 2016 and easily spend over 2000 hours on it. All objects, including...

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Sneak Preview ENHA

Uh ... ENHA, what's that for airport? Actually, ENHA is Hamar Airport, Stafsberg (Norwegian: Hamar flyplass, Stafsberg; IATA: HMR, ICAO: ENHA) is a general aviation airport located at Stafsberg in Hamar, Norway. It features a 944-by-23-meter (3,097 by 75 ft) runway...

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Hold Advisor by Alan Wright

We proudly present to you from Alan Wright (Teignmouth) his “hold advisor” ….. a quick and easy means of obtaining the correct join path to fly to enter a hold. You always wanted to fly the perfect holding? From now on this is possible with the “Holding Pattern...

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Belga12345 refreshed Saitek FIPs

We’re pleased to offer you, on behalf of Marc Leydecker aka Belga12345, his remodelled, renewed, refreshing Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel(s). At X-Plained we’re exited about what Marc did. Yes, we all know Marc from his gorgeous airports, and once and a while...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface Part 2

At X-Plained.com we're pleased to offer you part 2 of Marc Leydecker (Belga12345) his Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) adventure. This time Marc. Starts with "A picture tells a thousand words …. The screenshots used in this part2 tutorial are of a Bendix King...

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Roger2009 “DC-9-30 Series”

Good old workhorse, the Douglas DC-9-30 Series. Angelique van Campen explores Roger2009 his Dc-9-30 Series. Although I've written a while ago this product story, I found it worth to pinpoint it again on the highlight X-Plained list. Ah! The good old days of the...

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SpainUHD Part I “Menorca Impression”

SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. The performance is very similar to SimHeaven scenarios, but the...

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Interesting Stuff


X-Plane 11 Presentation – Part I

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

Watch X-Plane’s Presentation from Cosford.
If you weren’t able to attend Flight Sim 2016 in Cosford over the weekend, you can still catch the presentation that Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane, and Ben Supnik, lead developer, gave at the conference. Check out this Youtube movie.

X-Plane 11 Presentation – Part II

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

Watch X-Plane’s Presentation from Cosford.
And with this second YouTube movie the X-Plane 11 story continues. With a wealth of information, Austin and Ben try to offer the audience the latest information about X-Plane, but above all, what you, me and all others can expect from X-Plane 11. Enjoy part II. Check out this Youtube movie.

X-Plane 11 – Lighting, Reflection and Fog

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

X-Plane 11 continues the evolution of the desktop version of X-Plane. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that it has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations. X-Plane 11 continues this evolution with new aircraft, scenery, and 3-D airports. This new version also incorporates the newest technology available in computing and graphics processing, resulting in breathtaking visual and dynamic effects. Check out this Youtube movie.

Laminar Research 2nd teaser

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane series of flight simulators, has released the second in a series of “video teasers” to showcase the continuing development of the X-Plane platform.

Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, making it the most realistic flight simulation available on the desktop. This has been accomplished through a continuing release of updates of our current version, as well as the release of new versions on a regular basis. This second video in the upcoming series of videos continues that journey. Check out this Youtube movie.

Laminar Research X-Plane teasers

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane series of flight simulators, has released the first in a series of video teasers to showcase the continuing development of the X-Plane platform. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, making it the most realistic flight simulation available on the desktop.

This has been accomplished through a continuing release of updates of our current version, as well as the release of new versions on a regular basis. This first video in the upcoming series of videos continues that journey. Check out this Youtube movie.

NAPS Beauvechain Air Base

Beauvechain Air Base (ICAO: EBBE) is a Belgian Air Component military airfield in Belgium, located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south of Beauvechain (Walloon Brabant Province); 20 miles (32 km) east-southeast of Brussels.

It is home to the 1st Wing, operating A109BA helicopters, and the Basic Flying Training School, operating SIAI Marchetti SF.260 trainer aircraft. It is used as a base for the operational helicopter squadrons, and as a training center for pilots. Beauvechain also houses the Wing Meteo and the Air Force Band. Perfect match for Zone Photos Brussels orthoimagery, not tested with Global Airports, not tested with any OSM.

Made with NAPS library objects and Marc Leydecker ‘s © assets and finally, military objects by David Austin, JP antennas by Pugwash. Check out this Youtube movie.

SpainUHD Majorca

Today we’re pleased to offer you part II of our SpainUHD exploration. This movie covers Majorca or Mallorca and although you won’t see everything of this beautiful island in this movie, it will give you an idea what to expect when you decide to download it from SpainUHD.

For those who aren’t still familiar with SpainUHD …. SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. Depending on what you want to explore, it’s worth the download. You don’t believe me? In that case, I would suggest that you fly with me over Majorca and hopefully you like it as I did. Enjoy!

Then you should check out this YouTube link.

SpainUHD Menorca

SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. The performance is very similar to SimHeaven scenarios, but the CPU and RAM requirements are somewhat higher to have one, similar to those of the UHD meshes rather more complex mesh AlpilotX. With a graphical 1Gb of VRAM move perfectly.

At X-Plained we’re pleased to offer you part I of SpainUHD photo real sceneries. Our first YouTube SpainUHD movie deals with a flight impression of the island of Menorca. Curious? Then you must check it out right here at X-Plained. And yes, more to follow since it’s worth to try it out yourself. For more information you must visit the SpainUHD website via this link. You can see it via this YouTube link.

JARDesign DeLuxe

JARDesign is pleased to offer you a movie on how to deal with their XDL (X-Life DeLuxe) traffic plugin for Windows and Mac OS. It covers a demo flight from EDDM (Munich International Airport) to LOWW (Vienna International Airport) with full functionality of the X-Life traffic plugin. Additional information of the freeware and payware X-Life DeLuxe plugin can be found at our recent released comprehensive review at X-Plained. You can see it via this YouTube link.

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