Product Spotlight

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

Ultimate Terrain X Tropical America & Caribbean

Ultimate Terrain X Tropical America & Caribbean

UTX Tropical America and the Caribbean is the latest regional scenery release from Scenery Solutions covering Central America & the Caribbean islands. As an additional bonus, this product contains over thirty enhanced coastal ports with... November 28 2013

RealAir Legacy

RealAir Legacy

Show off your latest kit! The Lancair Legacy ‘kit build’ aircraft is a superb sports plane and IFR tourer combining light aerobatic capability with luxurious cabin and extensive fully-equipped IFR rated panel. This low wing, ... July 10 2013

News

Back from Munich

Back from Munich

The team have finally recovered from the trek to the Aerosoft Munich show. Aimee had a ‘crash’ course in flying an approach while Captain... Apr 10 2014

New flight Simulator announced!

New flight Simulator announced!

After years of waiting and the flight sim community having given up hope of a replacement for FSX being released, it has just been... Mar 31 2014

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... Feb 24 2014

Munich Flight Sim Show

Munich Flight Sim Show

2014 is turning out to be a big year for flight simulation, and what better way to start off the year than with the... Feb 17 2014

X-Plane 10 Airports

X-Plane 10 Airports

Airport Scenery Gateway Laminar Research announces development of Airport Scenery Gateway Project South Carolina January 30, 2014 Laminar Research, creators of the X-Plane flight... Feb 3 2014

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... Jan 21 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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