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Global ATC – Air Traffic Control Simulator

Global ATC – Air Traffic Control Simulator

Global ATC – Air Traffic Control Simulator. Feel the pressure as you control the lives of thousands of virtual passengers when you take the hotseat in GLOBAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. Global ATC – Air Traffic... May 8 2014

Canberra PR9

Canberra PR9

The Just Flight Canberra PR9 (Photo-Reconnaissance) variant is modelled in exceptional detail and features a true 3D cockpit with fully functional custom-coded fuel, electrical, fire detection and hydraulics systems. High Definition textures are used throughout... April 30 2014

Twin Otter Extended

Twin Otter Extended

We are delighted to announce that the Aerosoft Twin Otter Extended is now available for download from SimStop. The Twin Otter is truly the small airliner that does it all. It can land on tarmac... December 11 2013

News

Dovetail and Flight1 partner up for Steam FSX launch!

Dovetail and Flight1 partner up for Steam FSX launch!

Dovetail Games & Flight1 partner up for FSX launch on Steam. Flight1 to bring FSX add-ons to Steam launch. Following the recent announcement that... Jul 25 2014

X-Plane 10 goes live on Steam as Best-Seller!

X-Plane 10 goes live on Steam as Best-Seller!

X-Plane 10, the modern 64-bit desktop flight simulator from Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane franchise, has made its debut as a digital download... Jul 17 2014

FSX builds up Steam for a new edition!

FSX builds up Steam for a new edition!

Dovetail Games, the award-winning ‘Train Simulator’ creators have announced a global licensing deal with Microsoft, granting them the development rights to the Microsoft flight... Jul 10 2014

Navigraph release dataset for X-Plane.

Navigraph release dataset for X-Plane.

Navigraph have announced that support for X-Plane is now out of beta testing with the release of Cycle 1406. The new cycle will also... May 29 2014

Weston 2014

Weston 2014

One of the pleasures of attending a flight sim show is meeting so many fellow enthusiasts in what is a solitary hobby. As always,... May 21 2014

ITVV ‘Flight Deck Experience’ DVDs relaunched

ITVV ‘Flight Deck Experience’ DVDs relaunched

We are delighted to announce that Intelligent Television and Video (ITVV)  have now appointed us as the exclusive worldwide distributor for their range of... Apr 29 2014

Articles

Olympic Challenge

Olympic Challenge

Fancy giving yourself a VFR challenge? During the Olympics on 29th July 2012, an aircraft acting as a relay station and taking aerial shots of the Olympic activities was forced to land at Cambridge after suffering a complete electrical failure. He was near the Olympic... Aug 1 2012

Joining SimStop

Joining SimStop

Good day everybody, so glad you are reading this ! I am writing this short message here to introduce myself briefly and to tell you that I will be joining SimStop with regular editorials and possibly other activities as well. For those who do not... Feb 7 2012

Welcome to SimStop

Welcome to SimStop

Welcome to something new in Flight Simulation! SimStop is a brand new magazine-style website with online flying, text & voice chat server, innovative networking & groups pages and a store that pays money back to your group – allowing you to get together socially with... Nov 10 2011

A Cowboys Guide to the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

A Cowboys Guide to the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

This an entertaining and informative article on flying the BN-2. It talks through flight prep and checks, what it was like to fly the Islander and much more! ... Aug 8 2011

Getting Airborne with Flight Simulation

Getting Airborne with Flight Simulation

Getting started in Flight Simulation can present a bewildering array of new things to learn. This simple outline will help get you flying.... Aug 7 2011

Tutorials

The world is NOT flat!

The world is NOT flat!ADDING THE EXTRA WOW! FACTOR TO VFR PHOTO SCENERY FOR X-PLANE Photo scenery looks great from high up, but as you fly at lower altitudes,... Oct 17 2013

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Hardware

Virtual reality headset with X-Plane

Virtual reality headset with X-Plane

Laminar Research announces development of Oculus Rift compatibility. Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, has began development work on support for the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset.  The Oculus Rift...

Feb 24, 2014 / More

Product Updates

GEX World Edition

GEX World Edition

The renowned Ground Environment X series has been updated and the latest versions are now identified as… Ground Environment X World Edition The NEW easy-to-use interface makes installing the new textures even easier,...

Apr 2, 2013 / More

In Development

Aerosoft Airbus X Extended preview

Aerosoft Airbus X Extended preview

Work on the Airbus X Extended is nearing completion. This fantastic simulation is shaping up to lift the bar on what can be achieved in FSX yet again. Release is promised very soon...

Oct 3, 2012 / More

Events

PC Pilot review of FlightSim 2013

PC Pilot review of FlightSim 2013

The latest issue of PC Pilot carries a review of the FlightSim 2013 show at Cosford. Martin Crompton from Saitek/Mad Catz stated: “This was the busiest Flight Sim show that Saitek has attended...

Jan 21, 2014 / More

Tweaks

Affinity Mask calculator

Affinity Mask calculator

One of the FSX tweaks that is often mentioned and badly advised in how and what figure to use, is using ‘Job Scheduler/Affinity Mask’. This tells Flight Simulator to run on a core...

Jun 24, 2013 / More

Sim Tips

Magnetic heading.

Magnetic heading.

Are you heading in the right direction? Over time, the magnetic headings of runways change. Using modern charts in Flight Simulation creates a problem.Your chart tells you to fly 269 degrees, your ILS...

Sep 10, 2012 / More

Your Letters

Praise for Audio Environment

Praise for Audio Environment

Dear Angie; Thank you so much, I was just looking at this in the new PC Pilot I got a couple of days ago and I was almost ready to buy it but...

Mar 9, 2012 / More

Heads Up

Look around!

Look around!

A heads up about a great bit of free software called FaceTrack NoIR. If you have a web cam attached to your computer, using this free software tracks your head movement to let...

Jul 29, 2011 / More
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