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Aircraft Review | Hawk T1/A

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke welcomes you in the world of the BAE Systems Hawk T1/A, modelled by Just Flight and Thranda Design. Is it a master piece? Is it an exclusive fighter design? Is it … let’s check that out! According to Andy “This model looks good as soon as it is loaded and the detail immediately impresses whether inside or out of the aircraft.” Want to read Andy’s comprehensive Hawk T1/A review? Now you can, here at X-Plained via this review link.

Airport Review | JustSim Brussels Airport

Traveling to Brussels or to be exactly to Zaventem, is for Angelique, your personal reporter, only a couple of hours by car. She did this to visit JustSim Brussels International Airport (EBBR) for X-Plane. It was great to see how it is made, how realistic is looks and feels. She thinks it is worth your money, but you should read her in-depth review. It gives you a lot of information about almost every corner at the airport that she has seen during her virtual walk. Check it out via this in-depth review link.

Utility Review | Haversine AirFMC

This time a utility review of a well-known Mac platform developer … Haversine AirFMC. Thanks to Joao, developer at Haversine, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen got the right grip on this remote CDU/MCDU iOS and maCOS tool. According to Angelique “Utility add-on programs are always fun to review. The same with the Haversine AirFMC although it’s only available for iOS hardware or for macOS. That some aircraft need to be added to the list makes sense, but the overall idea having on a remote device your CDU/MCDU is great.” You’re a Mac simmer, you also own an iPad? When you do that, then I encourage to sit back and read this comprehensive review of the AirFMC iOS app.

Review | VirtualDesign3D Alicante

Andy Clarke, our dedicated reviewer, flies for you to of LEAL Alicante International Airport, modeled by VirtualDesign3D. And guess what, it’s gorgeous, it’s as real as it gets! Andy continues “The scenery covers an extensive area meaning flight on the approach and departure to the airport is detailed and immersive and there are many reference points for VFR flight.” Want to read Andy’s impression? Then visit his in-depth review. Worth the reading!

Review | FS Instant Approach 2019

This time your personal reporter, Angelique van Campen, has chosen for a different kind of review. On special request, and curious what to expect, Angelique digs into the FSInventions FS Instant Approach 2019 for Mac. It seems she liked it and yes, that’s correct, but Angelique has a bit more to say then just this. Curious what the add-on can do for you, curious how to make your own approaches, curious in …. check it out yourself by reading her comprehensive review.

Review | Skunkcrafts Mustang P-51

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a look at the exclusively for X-Plane 11 modeled Mustang P-51 from Skunkcrafts. According to Andy “It would be easy to imagine that the modelling of a WW2 origin, single seat fighter would be straight forward and with limited detail and equipment. The developers have proved this too be very wrong with a great amount of detail both inside and outside the aircraft and with most of the cockpit switches, instruments, levers and operations simulated to work.” You can read Andy’s comprehensive P-51 review via this link.

Review | Grand Arctic Scenery

Ever wanted to see and to know everything about the Grand Arctic Scenery v3 from HSimulators, written by our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke? Now you can ….! Andy visited this virtual region and oh oh, he has so much to say about it. According to Andy “When I stared this review I was concerned that I would have to find interesting things to say about large areas of white, snow covered ground and large areas of water. This is not the case with this scenery as the landscape and airfields provided are varied and detailed.” OK, ready for the review? Keep in mind, you need several cups of tea or coffee, relax, site back and enjoy this comprehensive Grand Arctic review.

Review | FlyJSim 727 Professional v3

Back to the good old days .. back to February 1963 … back to the maiden flight of the Boeing 727-100, but this time brought to you by FlyJSim with there latest creation … the Boeing 727 Series Professional. Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen has the pleasure to find – as far as possible – all the is and outs of this old-fashioned aircraft although the implementation of the Laminar Research default FMS and the add-on xCIVA INS are possible. She has put a lot of time and effort into it, but it’s worth the result, it’s worth the reading, it’s worth .. find it out yourself by following this massive in-depth FJS 727 v3 review.

Review | FlyJSim 732 TwinJet

Oh oh, that was a bit more work to test and write then expected, but it was worth every minute as well as the product itself. Your personal reporter and investigator Angelique van Campen, took the time to review the FlyJSim Boeing 732 TwinJet (737-200 Classic) version 3.0, fully optimised for X-Plane 11. Anything else to tell you? Oh yes, when you like reading a comprehensive review, then relax, sit back, take a cup of coffee, tea or something else since this review is over 10.000 words!

Review | ToLiss Airbus A319

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen felt that something extraordinary needed to be reviewed; the ToLiss Airbus A319. Is it worth the investment and is it worth to train your flying skills? Angelique tried to find the answers for you and flew to Toulouse Blagnac Airport and tested the ToLiss A319 for you. This and much more can be read in her comprehensive review.

Review | FF A320 Ultimate

We’re pleased to offer you our in-depth review of the FF A320, written exclusively by your Airbus personal reporters Angelique and Andy. It also gives me the chance to thank two persons for their help and input; Marcelo Alencar and Frank Docter. It was a lot of work, we’ve seen a lot of things and we’ve missed things, but the overall is good, You can read it all in our comprehensive review.

Review | Just Flight Cessna C152

Add-ons like this Cessna C152 from Just Flight/Thranda Design are such rewording products. And that’s what your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had in mind too. According to Angelique “I flew to New Smyrna Beach, Florida (KEVB), where I had my lessons at IFT (International Flight Training).” You can read it all. Where? …. here at X-Plained.Com via this comprehensive review link.

Review | AOA V22B Osprey

We (X-Plained.Com), but in particular Andy Clarke, welcomes you in the AOA Simulations Bell Boeing V-22B Osprey add-on aircraft. Andy had a couple of days off and wanted to try this weird looking aircraft. And did Andy succeed? Andy invites you to read his comprehensive V22B review.

Review | Carenado Dornier DO228

A new day, a new challenge …. our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke had a thorough look into the Carenado Dornier DO228 100. And, did Andy like the model, did Andy had any issues or was it all over a great dedicated X-Plane 11 add-on? Want to read the whole review? Then you must check out his comprehensive review.

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. Curious? I’m sure you are. Just follow this comprehensive review link and enjoy!

Review | Carenado 690B Turbo Commander

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke had a thorough look into and around the Carenado Turbo Commander 690B and guess what …. Andy thinks that “This is a very detailed model and is extremely realistic when viewed externally and internally.  The detail is complimented by a very convincing, varied and appropriate sound package.” Curious to his in-depth review? Then you must check out this X-Plained.Com review link. Enjoy!

Review | SSG Embraer Evolution E-195

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a look at this SSG Embraer Evolution E-195 X-Plane 11 aircraft model. And .. and, is he enthusiastic, does he like the model, does he like the flight dynamics? According to Andy “SSG have created a detailed and realistic model which is highly impressive whether used as an enjoyable model to fly up to an immersive flight experience with a wealth of integrated systems as outlined in the model description.” we from X-Plained.Com invite you to read his comprehensive review.

Review | Chios Island National Airport

While on vacation, Andy Clarke, your dedicated X-Plained.com reviewer, decided to make a detour to …. Descent2View LGHI or also known as Chios Island National Airport. According to Andy “This model shows this is truly not the case and the amount of detail and extra objects added by the developers draw the user in to a thoroughly enjoyable and convincing experience. Curious what Andy has to say? Then you should read his in-depth review. Enjoy!

Review | Just Flight Socata and Trinidad

X-Plained.Com is pleased to inform you that our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke has visited the virtual factory of the Just Flight Socata TB10 Tobago and TB20 Trinidad. According to Andy “This is a very high quality model with great attention to detail. When viewed from outside or inside it is clear and realistic and the views are accompanied by a convincing sound suite.” You can read all about it via this comprehensive review link.

Review | Carenado CT210M

Our dedicated X-Plane 11 reviewer Andy Clarke had a thorough look at the Carenado CT210M for X-Plane 11. According to Andy “Having never flown a real CT210M I cannot comment on whether the model flies in a similar fashion to the real thing. I can say this is a highly detailed model and is impressive in both its internal and external appearance and its sound package. The attention to detail is very high and the aircraft has many working parts and equipment.” Want to read all about it? Want to read Andy’s comprehensive review? Then you must check out this review link. Enjoy!

Review | FlyTampa Corfu

Beautiful Corfu … an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. This means, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is on her way to FlyTampa Corfu and see with her own eyes what she can expect from this scenery.The FlyTampa scenery package covers not only the airport, but also a lot of resorts as well as the old town and not to forget, the whole island. Wow, that’s worth a VFR and IFR review and a bit more. Was it worth Angelique’s her time, was it worth the VFR flight and IFR arrivals and departures? You can read it all via this in-depth Corfu review.

Review | X-Trident Panavia Tornado

That took a bit more time to investigate all the features of the X-Trident Panavia Tornado for X-Plane 11, but our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke succeeded in this task. The end result is a comprehensive review of the Tornado for X-Plane 11.11+. Curious what he has to say? Then you must read his in-depth Tornado review. Enjoy the reading and comments are always welcome.

Review | Colimata Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet

Andy Clarke, our dedicated reviewer, had a thorough look into the Boeing FA-18F Super Hornet from developers group Colimata. Andy is so enthusiastic about this modeled Boeing fighter, that it turned out to be an in-depth review. Overall worth to read Andy’s comprehensive review that offers you all the ins and outs of the FA-18F Super Hornet.

Review | Thranda Quest Kodiak

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes a closer look into the Thranda Quest Kodiak for X-Plane 11. And yes, it has become an impressive review, a review you don’t want to miss! The review is based on model version 1.6. Andy thinks there’s so much more to tell you. Therefore, Andy invites you to read his comprehensive review at X-Plained. Enjoy!

Review | Wilson Classics DC-8 Series

On behalf of Wilson Classics, we’re pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Wilson Classic Douglas DC-8 Series for X-Plane 11. Although your personal reporter Angelique van Campen goes on holiday for a couple of weeks, she wanted to finish part I of this great aircraft. Time for the review. Check out this comprehensive DC-8 Series Wilson Classics review link.

Review | Just Flight Piper Arrow III

Ever wanted to fly the brand new refreshing Just Flight Piper Arrow III for X-Plane 11 in Florida and Southern France? Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen did it for you. In her comprehensive review she tried to find out everything from this new X-Plane 11 aircraft. Curious? Then you must follow this in-depth review link I would say .. enjoy!

Review | VSkyLabs Tecnam P2600T

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen drove all over to Italy to see, feel, and fly the latest VSkyLabs Tecnam P2600T aircraft. Although this model is only for X-pLane 11.10 and up, it was worth the drive and testing. According to Angelique “I won’t say that I’ve covered all of the VSkyLabs Tecnam for X-Plane 11.10, but I’m quite sure most of it is discussed.” Curious what Angelique has to say? Then you should read her in-depth review.

Review | Globall Art CYYZ

We’re pleased to offer you Andy’s in-depth CYYZ Toronto Pearson International review. According to Andy “This is a highly impressive model with great attention to detail and a real effort to deliver a huge project as accurately as possible.” But there’s so much more. On behalf of Andy I encourage you to read his comprehensive review.

Review | vFlyteAir Piper Twin Comanche

On behalf of Andy Clark, one of our dedicated reviewers, X-Plained.com is pleased to inform you that Andy has reviewed the vFlyteAir Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche for X-Plane 11. Want to read Andy’s in-depth review? Then follow this review link.

Review | Aerobask Antares 20E

Looking for a great glider and looking for an adventure with the Lange Aviation Antares 20E from Aerobask? If you like gliding with the possibility to use the onboard motor, then this Aerobask Antares 20E is a great model. Together with the thermal plugin from Alex Ferrer, your X-Plane 10 and/or X-Plane 11 adventure can begin. Angelique van Campen, your personal reporter as always, has tested the Antares 20E with both X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11 including the special thermal plugin. You can read it in her comprehensive review.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

FlightSim Community Survey 2018

Incoming message from Navigraph ..... Take the Survey You may now participate in the biggest and most comprehensive flight simulation survey to date! Get your favorite drink, sit down and take a moment with this link:...

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OpenSceneryX v3 Library Added

  Although we don’t host the OpenSceneryX package, we’re pleased to offer you in consult with OpenSceneryX owner Austin, some background of his awesome package OpenSceneryX version 3.x and the direct link to his website. The OpenSceneryX project is a free to use...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1812

Aerosoft released on November 8th a new AIRAC Cycle 1812 for their NavDataPro. For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1812

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on November 8th, 2018. 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...

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Carenado 690B Turbo Commander Review

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke had a thorough look into and around the Carenado Turbo Commander 690B and guess what .... Andy thinks that "This is a very detailed model and is extremely realistic when viewed externally and internally.  The detail is complimented...

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Just Flight/Thranda Design Cessna C152 Review

Add-ons like this Cessna C152 from Just Flight/Thranda Design are such rewording products. And that's what your personal reporter Angelique van Campen had in mind too. Back to the good old days, back to the days she tried to get her US PPL in Florida, KEVB. According...

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X-Plane 11 Alabeo C207 Skywagon review

Your personal reporter Angelique decided to check out the recent released Alabeo C207 for X-Plane 11. And was it worth it? According to Angelique "It’s as usual a nicely modeled GA aircraft, with some new features and luckily, an old-fashioned “original” cockpit....

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FlyTampa Corfu Review

Beautiful Corfu ... an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. This means, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is on her way to FlyTampa Corfu and see with her own eyes what she can...

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Toronto Pearson Int. Airport Review

We're pleased to offer you Andy's in-depth CYYZ Toronto Pearson International review. According to Andy "This is a highly impressive model with great attention to detail and a real effort to deliver a huge project as accurately as possible." Andy continues "The model...

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Review Drzewiecki Design LUKK

We're at X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you that Jude Bradley visited the airport of Chișinău (LUKK), modeled by Drzewiecki Design. According to Jude "Drzewiecki Design are no strangers to X-Plane, having successfully ported most of their products from FSX/P3D....

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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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You Are Not Alone in the Sky!

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. It took me much longer than...

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JARDesign Ground Handling Deluxe

This short impression deals with the option of adding ground handling equipment to your aircraft. On purpose I write to your aircraft since the JARDesign Ground Handling Deluxe package only adds ground handling equipment to your own aircraft and not to the airport...

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x737 EADT 373-700 Screenshots

For our special Boeing 737 Series e-Newsletter we've added - logically - the X737project 737-700 series. This freeware aircraft is presented by the European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) and not only comes with the -700 series, but also with the -800 series. This...

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A Non-Standard ToLiss A319 Flight

It's not really a test flight, but I wanted to try something new for X-Plained. Together with that thought or if you wish that idea, I made some exclusive screenshots of the ToLiss A319. The test flight was made from the Airbus Industries area, taxiing to runway 32L...

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FunnerFlight KLAX v2 Impression

On behalf of Jeff from FunnerFlight, Jeff would like to show you all the ins and outs of his recent released KLAX (Los Angeles International Airport) v2. For those who missed it, a while ago this massive airport has been updated/renewed and with success. Although...

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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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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface

Not on approach, not on final, it has landed ... Belga12345 "Saitek FIP" tutorial. Recently we published an article about Saitek FIP. For those who aren’t familiar with Saitek FIP; a FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) is a colorful 3.5-inch LCD screen that seamlessly...

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Mountains by Marc Leydecker

What the heck is this for tutorial .. creating sand/construction mountains on airports, of course, if applicable for you. Even when you know how to do it, perhaps this tutorial will offer you an easier way to create them. Whatever is applicable to you, we're pleased...

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A typical Grumman Traveler IFR Flight

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easy under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights and try to keep it a little more relaxing. On today’s flight I depart from KBFI (Boeing...

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SimHeaven “the Netherlands”

Not long ago I started a positing with “For those who like to fly about the Netherlands, Europe, there’s currently, using X-Plane’s default ground textures, not much fun with. While living in the middle of the province Flevoland, the default ground textures are far...

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