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Flightsim

Closing the FSAddon shop

Dear all, first of all let me wish you a Merry Christmas, even when in lockdown or otherwise limited. Hopefully, you are all still healthy. Also hopefully, next year will see a return to normalcy, and no, not the ‘new

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Flightsim

A lot happened

But unfortunately not on the actually cockpit build….. However, not all is bad, although getting old really feels like it… <grin>. Time passes at lightning speed these days, and so it happened that instead of continuing to build the cockpit,

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Flightsim

More flaps, less speed

Below is my post copied from my various webshops, forums and other internet places where I support my FSAddon Publishing activities. I am throttling down in order to fit things into my changed life and available remaining time….. Dear visitors,

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Flightsim

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

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Flightsim

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.

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Aviation

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.

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Flightsim

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

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Flightsim

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

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Flightsim

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

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Flightsim

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

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Flightsim

FeelThere moved their support forums

….. and can now be found HERE on the simFlight.com forums. FeelThere’s latest product is the ATC simulator and its number of dedicated airports to go with it. Check them out here.

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Flightsim

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

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3D Design

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

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Flightsim

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

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‘Follow-on cat’ and Other Updates

CAT ! Here’s a picture of Nina you won’t see too often……. accompanied by… <gasp!>….. a CAT ! This was on our -unplanned long – walk the day before yesterday when we ended up all the way across from our

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Steve Lacey deserves this place on my blog

This morning I turned on my PC here in our mountain retreat, only to find some mind shattering news posted on one of the social media sites I follow. It reported the killing of Steve Lacey. I couldn’t believe it.

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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

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