PC Pilot - Nov-Dec 2016

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Editor’s Letter


Cover CD



SSG’s E-Jet Evolution E170

Just Flight’s Hawk T1/A

Active Sky 2016 and
Cloud Art

DCS: F-5E Tiger II

Orbx Narvik

Drzewiecki Design’s
Moscow X

Alabeo PA44 Seminole


X-Plane 11: Exclusive
In this exclusive interview with Laminar Research, Richard Benedikz speaks to both Austin Meyer and Ben Supnik to find out about the upcoming release of X-Plane 11.

Challenging Airports: Unalaska
Our challenging airport for this issue is the small airport on Unalaska (a port town sometimes referred to as Dutch Harbor), which lies just shy of 800 miles southwest of Anchorage. Unalaska is located midway out along the chain of islands that form the Aleutian Islands.

Why fly online?
Tom Gilmore discusses why more of us should be flying online.


GA Back to Basics: The principles of flight
We are pleased to start a new phase of ‘Back to Basics’, using some of the latest products available to explore the fundamentals of flight, broadly following a typical Private Pilot Licence (PPL) syllabus - all sim pilots will benefit no matter what their level of experience.

Flight Adventure: The land of fire and ice!
Our Flight Adventure for this issue takes us to a country not on the usual top 10 list of new destinations for flight sim pilots! However, recent commercial and freeware offerings have given a glimpse into the extraordinary diversity of Iceland.

Cockpit Building
Perhaps the pinnacle of any cockpit build is the ability to measure up to the real thing. But sometimes the best thing to do is to use the real parts from the aircraft you’re building. Jessica Bannister-Pearce explores this option.


Flight Sim Q
In this edition of our Flight Sim Q&A, Jessica Bannister- Pearce offers advice on unexpected pauses in flight, using the Saitek X-55 with Windows 10, upgrading your graphics card, switches and FSUIPC, as well as ‘missing’ charts in Aerosoft’s Madeira X.


Chillblast’s Fusion Nimbus 2
Richard Benedikz takes a look at Chillblast’s latest flagship flight simulation machine, the Fusion Nimbus 2, to see how it performs with four of the most popular flight simulators today: FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane 10 and DCS World.

The Oculus Rift
Richard Benedikz gets his hands on one of the new virtual reality headsets on the market - the Oculus Rift - and discusses its potential impact on flight simulation.