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Aircraft Review | Carenado G1000 C172S

Our dedicated GA pilot Bruce Knight did some extensive tests for you with the Carenado Cessna 172S with G1000. Oh oh, that has been wild rides, but the outcome is a comprehensive review.

Bruce thinks that “This Carenado model performs close to my actual experience in type. The additional work done around the G1000 suite is well done and enhances realism. It is stable in flight and predictable- good for learning how “flying by the numbers” always works to one’s benefits (power, airspeed, etc.). For those who just want to do traffic]c pattern work (which all pilots do from time to time, if only to keep up the 90-day landing currencies required), this model is perfect.”

And Bruce continues “For those wanting a more complex flight route the G1000 offers more sophistication than the avionics in some airliners flying the skies today, especially non-glass and semi/early glass flight decks).” But there’s so much more to read about this Carenado GA model. Curious what Bruce has to say more? You can read the whole story via his in-depth review. Enjoy!

Aircraft Review | vFlyteAir Cherokee

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had a close look into the completely renewed vFlyteAir Cherokee 140 Original for X-Plane 11.30+ and she can tell you, it was worth the look, feel and flights.

According to Angelique “The Cherokee 140 comes with a VFR and IFR instrument panel/model. With the older previous model they called it the Original and Classic model. Basically, the Original with the VFR instrument panel is just a perfect aircraft for PPL lessons or just flying around without the need of using any navigational equipment or you go for the IFR (or old naming Classic) model. Although this is an IFR model, it can still be used for your virtual PPL lessons. It comes with a Garmin GNS 430, an AP, and besides NAV equipment also with an ADF. Perfect for your IFR training.”

It’s a worthy add-on, it’s worth to have it in your hangar, it’s great to fly with, either on your VFR or IFR flights. Check out Angelique’s comprehensive review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | FlyingIron Spitfire L.F. Mk IXc

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke and your personal reporter Angelique van Campen did a combined review of the FlyingIron Spitfire.

According to Andy “The many working systems add to the realism of the experience and the developers have found ingenious ways of integrating further flight systems, some not true to the original, so that the user has many options as to how to conduct a flight.”

But Andy found much more ” Andy continues “With two engine types and full and clipped wing versions, along with several liveries, the model can be configured in several ways and the flight experience can be whatever the user makes of it. A high quality model that presents the aura and character of the real aircraft whilst maintaining realistic challenges for the user to overcome.”

Want to know what Andy has to say more and what Angelique thinks about the FlyingIron Spitfire, you can read it our in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Airport Review | Aerosoft Heathrow (EGLL)

This time your personal reporter Angelique van Campen stays close to home. Ok, she need to take the aircraft to pass the Channel to reach out London Heathrow International Airport (EGLL), modeled on behalf of Aerosoft. Although this is an updated X-Plane 10 airport, what has Angelique to say about it?

According to Angelique “It is worth the money since it covers an important airport within the European airports. Let me try to keep things simple. I will begin with the obvious: ‘is it worth purchasing such a large European airport?’ That question is quickly answered, YES!”

It has become a massive review. A bit longer than expected, but that’s also due to the design of the airport itself and if she wanted it or not, Angelique had to travel a lot to visit every corner of EGLL. Curious what Angelique has to say? Check out her in-depth review at X-Plained.Com.

Aircraft Review | X-Trident Harrier

We from X-Plained have the following surprise for you … written by Andy Clarke and a little bit by Angelique van Campen … a comprehensive review of the X-Trident Hawker Harrier.

According to both reviewers “The interior of the aircraft has the very utilitarian look of a military aircraft but does not lack detail or clarity. This creates a very realistic atmosphere and environment when flying the model. The model is provided with a large amount of operating controls and instrumentation throughout allowing the user to become immersed in all the different activities connected with an aircraft of this type.”

But there’s so much more to read. Curious? Then you should read our in-depth review. Enjoy!

Airport Review | SFD EDDM

It’s Winter time. October Fest is gone with the wind, but your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has some time left to visit the Bavarian landscape and then in particular the ShortFinal Design EDDM airport. EDDM is an important international hub for many airliners, in particular for Lufthansa. Besides that, EDDM is also an important maintenance base for Lufthansa Techniek.

According to Angelique “A must airport! That’s a very simple and short sentence isn’t it, but I don’t know what else to write. Is it because I’ve worked on this airport? Is it because it’s an important European airport for me as European citizen? Isi it because I love Germany?

Perhaps all of the above reasons are applicable to me, but the mean reason is the way it is modeled. As we know from MisterX6, he’s also responsible for many high quality airports, his famous MisterX Library and a couple of more libraries and not to forget his payware airports. EDDM is again a master piece. That says enough, right?”

Curious what Angelique has to say about it? Then I invite you to read her comprehensive SFD EDDM review.