PC Pilot - July-Aug 2017

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4
The announcement of Prepar3D version 4 from Lockheed Martin marks a major milestone in the world of flight simulation this year, so we decided to speak to Prepar3D Engineering Project Manager, Adam R. Breed to find out more.

A Beginner’s Guide to Airliner Simulation
Jessica Bannister-Pearce offers advice on how to get into airliner simulation. The article covers topics such as: where to you start, which aircraft are right for you, and the various levels of complexity available.

Challenging Airports: Milford Sound (NZMF)
In this edition of his Challenging Airports series, Chris Frishmuth revisits New Zealand and the scenic coastal tourist destination of Milford Sound. Located on the west coast of South Island, the Milford Sound fiord is a wildly popular scenic extravaganza attracting up to one million visitors every year.

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX Guide – Air Combat Part I
For this instalment of our series on Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX, we discuss how best to employ this iconic aircraft in aerial combat.





FS & Q



Laminar Research X-Plane 11

Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III

Carenado PA31T Cheyenne II

Simworks Studios F-4B/N Phantom II

Orbx KSAN San Diego International Airport

Orbx Innsbruck


Flight controls for airliners – a beginner’s guide
Just as scenery and aircraft enhance our flying experience, so do the controls we use to interact with our virtual world. In this feature, we look at what hardware devices are available to make airliner simulation more realistic and enjoyable.


GA Back to Basics: Advanced skills.
Stage 1 – Lesson 5: Stalls, steep turns and carburettor heat control. In this issue Peter Stark covers some more advanced skills that are essential to master before we progress on to circuits and landings.

Flight Adventure: Venezuela
After braving the cold ice and snow of the Aleutian winter in our previous instalment, we promised a warmer flight this time, so prepare to explore a more unusual destination for both tourists and flight sim enthusiasts – Venezuela!

Virtual Airlines
This instalment of our Virtual Airlines takes a look at the annual Mutley’s Hangar Easter Bunny Air Rally, or MEBAR. This event gives pilots a chance to test their navigation and flying skills, as well as compete against their flight sim friends for the title of MEBAR champion.

Cockpit Building
This issue, Jessica Bannister-Pearce breaks down her cockpit building marathon into five mini projects.