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Flight Sim World! And everything that Entails.

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Dovetail announced Flight Sim World. In a move surprising no one, yet still garnering a lot of attention. I want to talk about the trailer and some observations I had from it. As well as some theories. We will be mentioning the other sims that will be coming out, or have already. For the sake of clarity go watch the trailer here if you haven’t. Alternatively if you don’t want to watch the trailer, Christian Thomsen wrote a brief summary on it here. With that out the way continue reading this if you so wish. Also know that I will be making comparisons to Dovetail’s other game Train Sim World; And possibly comparisons to other games not centered around Flight Simulation. I also emailed some questions to the brand manager for Flight Simulation at Dovetail Games, Aimee Sanjari. Hopefully her answers can put to rest some of the rumors that have started since the release of the Trailer.

 
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Ultimate Traffic Live – First Impressions

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Ultimate Traffic Live came out the other day as a “soft launch”. Many of you have been asking our thoughts on it as part of a review. Right now, we have around 20 product reviews currently on-going, so this one will fall behind until an official ‘full’ launch has been released. Of course, we didn’t want to leave the community
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My thoughts on the Cloud Surf Team A380

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Yesterday, a developer called Cloud Surf Team announced that they would be developing an Airbus A380 for Prepar3d. Queue loud cheers and a round of applause. Except… wait, WHO!? That’s right, the shock announcement came from a team that is pretty much unknown to the Flight Sim community. Cloud Surf Team have only been around since August 2016. Well, publicly
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FSElite 2016 User Awards

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To celebrate the start of 2017, we take a look back at some of the “Best-of” 2016. Everything from aircraft, and scenery to utility and publisher of the year.

The selection below was carefully picked by the FSElite team, and we’re looking to YOU to pick the best from the best.

All the products below have been released or updated in 2016. We’ve narrowed it down to 5 per category to make the selection easier. Of course, some names may appear more than once, and we’ve tried to make it as varied and fair as possible. Not everything and everyone’s favourite is here, but hopefully there’s a good selection to pick from.

By submitting your name and email address, and completing the form, we’ll enter you into a competition to win some free Flight Sim merchandise!

Use the Google form below.

Voting will close on February 10th 2017 at 2030zulu!

(If it doesn’t work, then follow this link): https://goo.gl/forms/lO1TlpKKMsPklFU83

 
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Flight Simming is a Game

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And that's okay. There's this thing in Anime where people argue whether or not Western shows like The Last Airbender, RWBY, or the Boondocks can be classified as Anime. One group in this argument says no, they can’t because anime only comes from Japan. It has to come from Japan to be an anime. Which ignores the real reality. Anime
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The Rise of Corporate Aviation

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For years, the presence of general aviation within the flight simulation community has stood the test of time. Not always have the heavy metal airliners been everybody's fancy. Though they may occupy the majority of traffic (at least from what I've noticed over the years), right behind them is the twin Cessna pilot in command. Flight 1 Beechcraft King Air
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