Low Land Tiger Meet 2014

Yesterday I visited the official opening of the 2014 LLTM (Low Land Tiger Meet), Europe’s largest (military) flightsim LAN-party. The LLTM is an iconic event known by all serious military flightsimmers in Europe AND beyond, and has been in existence since  2001, with a hiatus of 2 years in 2012…

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Saitek HOTAS X-55

Where I am still happy with my old Saitek X52 HOTAS system, the company has released quite a few new models since. One of them, the professional looking X-55, got tested by Angelique van Campen who currently works for Aerosoft. You can read her extensive report here. Looks like a…

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Reading about and flying the Canberra

Last week I got a copy of the English Electric Canberra by Bruce Barrymore Halpenny (must have lost the ‘f’ somewhere along the way of history) and today I downloaded and installed the Just Flight Canberra to go with it. So now I can read the (extensive) history of this…

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A380 SCAM – BEWARE!

  We received this message from Just Flight from the UK. It appears that even our little hobby isn’t safe from criminals anymore! |….. It appears that the crooks behind Genuine Simulations have sent out an email about their A380 which has clearly been designed to look very similar to…

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Rise of Flight news

Rise of Flight (777Studios) sends us the following press release: Dear Pilots, The winter is passing us and it’s time to recall a couple recent events in the Rise of Flight world. First of all, let us remind you about the Gladiators 4×4 tournament that took place in December 2013…

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Dolomiti X Longarone for FSX

Our Italian developer Daniele Tona has now released the next in his series of FSX sceneries enhancing the Dolomiti alpine area in northern Italy. Longarone is the valley just north of Belluno airport (the latter is available as a free download from our shop here), and increases the area that…

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Some download problems

or rather: upload problems. From me to my shop, that is. I put DolomitiX -Longarone up for sale on the shop and it turns out that the upload didn’t work out at all. Apologies to the first few customers who got stuck with the wrong file. It has all been…

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FranceVFR has released a new product

FranceVFR, our partner in crime for the D-Day Project and long-time specialist in French FS scenery, has released Bretagne Sud VFR 3D Automation. That’s a long product name…… Laurent wants to emphasize that it is made with his new 3DAutomation tool, a way to enhance ‘autogen’ creation and make every…

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LCA’s galore !

My little LCA (Landing Craft Assault) has finally made it into Flight Simulator X and is seen here beached on the sand of Courseulles-sur-Mer. It has been a long road to get her this far, using Trimble’s Sketchup, various texturing programs such as Photoshop and Fireworks, and LOADS of frustrated…

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New FS Top 100 website

Garry J. Smith has set up a NEW FS Top 100 website, with the aim of providing a list of REPUTABLE flight simulator add-on companies and associated sites (like forums, VA’s and what not). The idea (as with his old one) is to have USERS VOTE  on a curated list…

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More fun than MS Flight !?

Now, if you are looking for something less complicated than FSX or XP-10, but much more fun than MS Flight… search no longer, I’ve found you the solution. Have a go at RealFlight !!!   This stuff really looks like fun… AND you get something tangible with it…… a true-to-life…

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Winter is over !

Or it will be tomorrow when we leave the snowy white mountains to replace it for the usually drudgery that we call home……. or Holland. We had a great 2 weeks here with mostly gorgeous weather, some horrible headaches (what else), MAJOR muscle aches in the beginning and freezing cold…

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My Column on Aerosoft

Maybe you haven’t noticed yet, but I have been honoured with a little place on the new Aerosoft News Pages, notably under the ‘Columns’ tab. The invitation and start of that site coincided with the release of the MS Flight ‘beta’ and the ‘fire storm’ that it caused on places…

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Microsoft finally lost me…..

On my Flightsim Soapbox. I know, I must be the Last of the Mohicans with SO many people over the past decades pissing on Microsoft for their monopolies, cranky OS’es, disdain for their customers and many other reasons. So call me naive, I don’t care. Fact is, I have been…

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Yo Simmers ! Come and get MOUNTAINS!

Yup, I FINALLY came up for air after some two weeks of major problems with a variety of things technical. Since the last update in December the webshop would not accept LARGE files for download anymore. Bummer! Took me an entire week of ‘helpdesking’ between the US, Bulgaria and Russia…

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Attention FSAddon Customers…….

Especially for our US customers who may not be aware…. European Summer Vacation Season encompasses some three months from June till September!! ‘We’ still think having 3 to 5 weeks off is a great way to enjoy some of your life, instead of just working and getting rich. 😉 Anyway,…

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Some people need your help !

  Anyone believing FS developers have a comfortable live and are making lots of money either lives on another planet or hasn’t been paying attention for the past 20 or so years…… Where Simon Smeiman reached out to his friends and customers before in the readme file of his latest…

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The Francois Daily

Trained as a typographer and having worked at Holland’s largest newspaper in my very first job, writing, news and newspapers still hold my interest. So then OF COURSE the Paper.li initiative from Switzerland caught my eye. What with the onslaught of Twitter messages these days, these people have figured a…

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