PC Pilot - July/August 2012

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REVIEWS

Just Flight 737 Professional
Bombardier CRJ-200 for X-Plane
A2A’s Accu-Feel
Carenado’s Beech C90B King Air
Island of Oahu for X-Plane
VFR Scotland South
VFR Airfields Scotland
Douglas DC-3 for X-Plane
LTV A-7 Corsair II
The Chillblast Thunderbolt 2 PC

FEATURES

Microsoft Flight Q
In this ‘Q & A’ interview with members of the Microsoft Flight team, we find out what the underlying essential technical differences are between FSX and Microsoft Flight.

Challenging Airports – Aspen, Colorado
Chris Frishmuth’s ‘Challenging Airport’ for this issue takes a look at the challenging River Visual approach to Washington DC’s Ronald Reagan National airport (KDCA) USA.

DCS: P-51D Mustang
We, like many, were surprised to learn that the iconic P-51D Mustang would be added to the DCS (Digital Combat Simulator) Series. So, we invited the producers to take part in a Q&A in order to shed some light on this exciting new project.

TUTORIALS

DCS: A-10C Warthog
This issue sees the second part of Chris Frishmuth’s series on The Fighter Collection’s DCS: A-10 Warthog. His tutorial article in this edtion covers taking the A-10C airborne and getting familiar with some of the basic information available to us in flight.

A Beginner's Guide to Flight Simulator
In this edition of our ‘Beginner’s Guide’, we take a look at a collection of add-ons covering a variety of categories including scenery for FSX and FS2004, FSX aircraft, a useful scenery design utility and some panel/instrument enhancements for default FSX aircraft.

Jet Airliners – A Flight Sim Pilot’s Guide
Welcome to the first in a new series of tutorials for the PMDG 737 NGX. In this introductory article, Jane Whittaker discusses the Boeing 737 family of aircraft, plus what is on offer from PMDG and the huge range of custom features that form part of the package.

GA Tutorial – Twin-engine Flying
In our previous issue on flying twin-engined aircraft we left off practising sound take-off techniques and paying attention to critical airspeeds. In this edition we expand on the rest of the circuit including some heavy aircraft approach and landing techniques.

Rise of Flight – Flying the Spad XIII
In this instalment of our series on Rise of Flight, we discuss flying and fighting in the French designed Spad XIII, plus how to maximize its virtues in combat.

Flight Sim Adventure – Copenhagen to Humberside
Our flight adventure for this issue takes us from Copenhagen on the shores of the Baltic, across Denmark, Germany, Holland and finally making landfall at Humberside Airport in the UK.

HINTS + TIPS

Flight Sim Q
The Flight Sim Q&A for this issue answers questions on installation problems with the FSX: Acceleration pack, issues with Windows Vista, and product recommendations for designing scenery.

REGULARS

Editor's Letter + Comms
News
Cover CD
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