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FSElite Original: Airline Experience 737 Simulator


The joy of flight simulation is that you get all the thrill of flying multiple aircraft, wherever you want in the world, without the large price tag of training or having to leave the comfort of your desk chair. Most people, for one reason or another, are limited to the experience of sitting in front of their PC, learning different aircraft systems and basic flight handling without even touching a real aircraft. In the effort to immerse yourself even further into the realm of virtual flying, one step further would be to start to build a home cockpit. For the same price as a Private Pilot’s license, a Boeing 737 cockpit will certainly quench the thirst for the ultimate virtual flying experience but can be both time consuming and costly. A satisfying middle ground is visiting one of the pre-built simulators that can be found in garages, caravans, lockups and business parks all around the globe. Most of these are meticulously put together by like-minded virtual flight enthusiasts, with the view to achieving the highest level of immersion possible and sharing that with visitors who purchase block time to spend in the sim.

I visited recently established Airline Experience, a 737NG flight simulator based at Fairoaks Airport (EGTF), in Surrey, UK. Airline Experience has been assembled and run by four real-world airline pilots: James, Anna, Graham, and Nick who all met at Fairoaks over the past few years whilst learning to fly or operating different aircraft from the small WWII GA airfield. Now, James and Anna operate an Airbus A320 fleet out of Heathrow, Graham flies 737s from Luton and Nick flies out of London City using Embraer aircraft. The team have all progressed to real-world flying from experiencing simulation in one form or another and provide great insight as to what it takes for others to do the same.

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FSElite 2020 Holiday Raffle: Infinite Flight – Pro Subscription or Store Gift Card

Infinite Flight
Welcome to FSElite's 2020 Holiday Raffle. This year we have over 160 prizes to give away to the community thanks to the incredible support of numerous flight simulator developers and publishers. As has become tradition at FSElite, we're giving everyone in the community a chance to win any of the amazing prizes in time for the holiday season. Our raffle this
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Microsoft Flight Simulator December 3rd Development Blog Update

This week's development blog update from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team is a little lighter in terms of content, but it does shed some more light on the current progress with several of the in-development items from both the bug-tracker and the wish-list. The focus at the start of the blog post turned attention to the recent documentary series created
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Development Update 19-Dec-2019

MSFS Screenshots 19 Dec (3)
Microsoft has issued its final blog update for Microsoft Flight Simulator of the year. The new update, whilst brief, did give a nice shout out to those currently in the Test Alpha 1 by sharing some of their incredible looking screenshots. Further to that, a brief update on the developer's SDK and a feedback snapshot was also shared. To start,
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Infinite Flight 19.4 Video Wrap Up

Infinite Flight has previewed in a Youtube video a wrap-up of what's to come with their 19.4 update, which should be the last major update of 2019. The first aircraft that is put forward is the total revamp of the Cessna 172. The video showcases the remodeling of the aircraft, with detailed animations such as landing gear bending, small details
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MSFS2020 Development Update – November 7th

The developers at Microsoft have posted a new update of the upcoming simulator via their website. Tech Alpha 1 is incoming for those who were chosen, expect it's release within the next few days. Also, Tech Alpha 2 recruitment is now open, those who are participating in Tech Alpha 1 are automatically registered. The Feature Discovery Series is part of
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Laminar Research Previews X-Plane 11.40 Flight Model Updates

Flight Model Changes In X Plane 11.40
Michael Brown and Austin Meyer of Laminar Research have released a video today, detailing new flight model improvements in the upcoming X-Plane 11.40 update. The update will only contain flight model updates. Laminar Research is looking for volunteers to beta test the new update, details can be found in the description of the video. So-called little details of aerodynamics will
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