PC Pilot - Jan/Feb 2019

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REVIEWS

A benchmark in innovation
PMDG’s 747-8 Queen of the Skies II Expansion Pack

Advanced trainer
Just Flight’s Hawk T1/A

Southern Britain presented in extraordinary detail
Orbx’s TrueEarth GB South

A2A continues to raise the bar
A2A Simulations’ Beech Bonanza V-Tail

The Dambuster
Aeroplane Heaven’s Lancaster B Mk.I

X-Plane 11's default city now available from Drzewiecki
Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle City XP

A round-robin trip visiting Seattle’s airports
Drzewiecki Design’s Seattle Airports X

The flexible, economical light twin
VSKYLABS Tecnam P2006T

HARDWARE

Full speed ahead
Wired2Fire’s X15-V2

INTERVIEWS

Modern Air Combat - An interview with Matt Wagner
We recently learned that Eagle Dynamics was working on a new and exciting project called ‘Modern Air Combat’ - designed to appeal to a wider audience of flight simmers. We contacted Matt Wagner, Eagle Dynamics’ Senior Producer, to find out more…

Prepar3D v4.4 - An interview with Adam R Breed
Prepar3D version 4.4 is, according to Lockheed Martin, “the largest and most comprehensive point release to date”. We spoke to Prepar3D Engineering Project Manager Adam R Breed to discover what the new update includes.

FEATURES

Flight Sim 2018 - A special show report
Now in its sixth year, ‘Flight Sim Show’ is an annual event organised by Just Flight. More than 1,800 people attended this year’s show, the largest since it began. Thomas Haynes brings us this special show report.

Challenging Airports: Sucre, Bolivia (SLSU)
In this instalment, we travel to Sucre, the capital of the South American country of Bolivia. Located in the highland valleys of the Central Cordillera and with mountain peaks to over 21,000ft, it is an extremely challenging region for aviators.

Norway Flight Adventure
As spring arrives in the far north, Peter Stark flies through southwestern Norway and again takes a closer look at another aviation classic - the Piper PA-31 Navajo.

The Spitfire – A Flight Simmer’s Guide: Part 1
In this new series, we put the spotlight on well-known military aircraft. It will include their history and a comparison of the flight simulations currently available for each type in terms of their internal and external graphical presentation, systems modelling and flight dynamics.

Optimising X-Plane 11 - A hints and tips guide
The arrival of X-Plane 11 has pushed the platform into the mainstream arena of our hobby. Jessica Bannister-Pearce provides valuable hints and tips on getting the most from this simulator.

TUTORIALS

GA Back to Basics: Executing your flight plan
In this instalment, we will complete the flight plan started in our previous issue before taking off and putting it into practice, while learning some simple techniques to keep us on track.