PC Pilot - July-August 2013

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Editor's Letter + Comms
Cover CD


Alabeo Gee Bee
Milviz P-38 Lightning
Rio De Janeiro
Just Flight TriStar
Carenado C210M Centurian II
Carenado C337H Skymaster


DCS: UH-1H Huey
We cast a first look at the iconic UH-1H Huey helicopter for DCS World in this special preview. 

Challenging Airports – USS Nimitz
Chris Frishmuth discusses one of the ultimate challenges in aviation – making a successful landing on an aircraft carrier!

Rise Of Flight
For this edition of our series on the aircraft in Rise of Flight, we go back to the early days of World War One when the concept of the specialised fighter aircraft was still in its infancy. We explore one of the first aircraft designed as a dedicated fighter, the de Havilland D.H.2.

Flight Adventure
Fly across the frozen north of Canada in this adventure which takes us from Bella Coola to Stewart, straddling the border with Alaska.


DCS: A-10C Warthog
Chris Frishmuth’s series on The Fighter Collection’s DCS: A-10 Warthog continues with an overview of the role of the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), including the opportunity to engage in a directed strike mission.

Jet Airliners –A Flight Sim Pilot’s Guide
The discussion of the Boeing 737 electrical system concludes with a discussion of pilotcontrolled electrical circuitry.

A Beginner’s Guide to Flight Simulator
In this edition of our ‘Beginner’s Guide’, Jane Whittaker offers a guide to wading through the mass of available expansions to create a truly customised and integrated flying environment.

Beginner’s Guide to X-Plane
We explore the scenery of X-Plane, including how to add custom scenery files and a guide to popular third-party expansions.

GA Tutorial – Back To Basics
Peter Stark introduces the art of VOR navigation and takes us on a tutorial flight across Oregon.

IL-2 Cliffs of Dover – The Bristol Blenheim IV
The Bristol Blenheim undertook the first operational mission by the RAF in World War Two. Derek Davis introduces the intricacies of flying the aircraft within the Cliffs Of Dover simulation, offering hints and tips for all phases of flight.


Feature - Microsoft Windows 8
Richard Benedikz takes an in-depth look at Microsoft’s latest version of Windows from a flight simmer’s perspective. How compatible is Windows 8 with our favourite simulators and expansion packs?


Flight Sim Q&A
Our Flight Sim Q&A for this issue answers a range of questions including issues with the file permissions in Windows, problems in booting FSX and a discussion on the iPad and simming apps.