Patrick Moore

Aerofly FS 2 Robinson R22 Helicopter: The FSElite First Look

With the release of the Robinson R22 for Aerofly FS 2, I was eager to take it for a spin. This simulator now offers a helicopter experience like no other, and I want to share the beauty of helicopter flying in FS 2.

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The Flight Sim Deck: First Departure With Zibo Mod 737-800X [FYC]

X Plane 11 First Departure With Zibo Mod 737 800X
This video has been posted as part of our Featured YouTube Community partnerships. Having just installed X-Plane 11 fully, I decided to start adding the various bits of freeware. In this video, you can watch my first look at the Illustrious 737-800X Zibo mod for X-Plane 11! You can follow my channel on YouTube:  
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Aerofly FS 2 | KLGA Expressway Visual RWY 31 | Airbus A320 (FYC)

Aerofly FS 2 KLGA Expressway Visual RWY 31 Airbus A320
The Flight Sim Deck brings you a video in Aerofly FS2 on the LaGuardia Expressway visual approach for runway 31. As one of the more famous and challenging approaches in the country, it's crucial to have scenery with the proper visual cues. This is where Aerofly really shines! After you've received clearance for the Expressway Approach you will cross Prospect Park.
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FSElite Original: Internal Staff Flight – KJFK to KMIA

Prepar3D V4.4 FSElite Staff Flight Full VATSIM Approach KMIA PMDG 747 400
On Saturday, December 1, 2018, members of the FSElite team partook in an organized group flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Miami International Airport. This was done in an effort to bring us together and enjoy our core passion of flight simulation. The morning started off for me at The Atlas Air Cargo terminal on the north side
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A2A Simulations Beechcraft Bonanza V35B: The FSElite Review

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As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

The full review is in video format above. Below is just a brief summary and final score.

First introduced in 1947 and still in production to this day, makes the Beechcraft Bonanza V35B an icon for sure. It also means that this aircraft has been in non-stop production longer than any other aircraft in the world. Known for being relatively aerodynamically unstable compared to its conventional T tail counterpart, it gets its roots from WWII war bird technology. Thankfully the V35B is a more modern model, being built from 1970-1982 means this has a steerable nose wheel whereas earlier models only had free castering. With a Vne of 196 KIAS and the ability to put in a 300 HP 550 Cubic inch engine right in the sim I’d say it’s no slouch when it comes to meeting its performance expectations. 


With a 112 page manual as well as in sim menus for ease of use and an aircraft configuration app the only issues are very slight texture blemishes. Sounds are amazing.

Flight Dynamics:

It’s hard to give anything but max here. With as much real world testing as they do I’d imagine it is as close to the real world as you can get. My only issue was touchy controls (but I think that’s a me issue rather than the plane, because it wasn’t SO bad once I got more time in it)


This was the hardest part to score. The dynamic lighting as well as the mirrors both had bugs. However, I believe both will be fixed in subsequent updates. Plus you also have the ability to turn either or off. With things like a “live” panel and 3D gauges, hand towing, and properly simulated systems rather than just there to give us generic data.


Though the heavy hitting features are configurable, the 3D panel and level of simulation happening in the background for everything from ground and flight dynamics to system simulation does take a toll on your system.


For the price range that one may have to pay depending on sim or licensing requirements even at its most expensive you’re getting well worth your money. It’s genuinely simulated as true to the real world counterpart as you can get.
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First Look: FSFX Packages / OldProp 717 Immersion Package Beta

FSFX Packages 717 Immersion Beta The FSElite First Look
With the recent announcement of the 717 Immersion pack, we had a chance to check out the beta. Produced By: The Flight Sim Deck _______________________________________ Software _______________________________________ Prepar3D V4.3 Orbx Global Orbx Vector PTA (Matt Davies Preset) Active Sky 16 Rex 4 Texture Direct w/ Soft Clouds FSFX Packages Chase Plane ______________________________________ Hardware: ______________________________________ i7 4790k Quadcore oc 4.3ghz
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How We Fly | An Orbx + GSX Level 2 Short Film (FYC)

How We Fly An Orbx GSX Level 2 Short Film
With the recent release of FSDreamTeam's GSX Level 2, I decided to have some fun making a short film. The setting is early morning at Orbx's Eagle County Regional Airport. From there we'll take a look at a United Airlines A319 preparing for departure. Produced by TheFlightSimDeck. Posted as part of the Featured YouTube Community.
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