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CaptainJulgen

PRO subscription.

hey guys,  so currently im trying to cancel my pro subscription and i used card to purchase it. i have contacted the support team for pro subscription on the 15th of january.. 15 DAYS without reply. i have tried days prior to try and contact AGAIN, with...

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Lorenzo Clerico

Failing Account registration

I have bought and paid with PayPal a PRO Account but i cant enter my login (user name and password) for downloading.  Can i have a new account?...

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albesoft06 on
tommyfinnegan

Google maps for Prepar3d & Flight simulator X

Hi, I just recently bought Simtouch and I have released a new version of maps for Prepar3d & FSX. It has multimaps to use such as Google Maps, Bing maps, Yandex maps, and OPE street maps. It will show you aircraft and all other aircraft in real-time....

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William Duncan

Navigating Global Airspace: Sources for International Approach Plates

Is there a website that has approach plates for free like Skyvector for airports outside the USA?...

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ianstephens on
Eduardo EWSG

Best Flight Simulator for Beginners: Seeking the Ideal Entry-Level Experience

Hi there, I am totally new to this kind of PC game. I have already played simulators, but only for trucks, trains, etc. I have no knowledge in flying sims as well and I am not a pilot. But I wanted to learn and play a flight simulator. The problem i...

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Eduardo EWSG on
GULLIVER

Creating Night Textures for FSX Objects: Issue with Displaying Textures

Dearest Ian. I'm sure you know FSX perfectly and I have to ask you how to make an object (for example "house") "night" in FSX. My procedure: 1) I build a house in 3D with the Sketch-Up program (house. SKP) 2) I export the house in 3D with the “Colla...

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ianstephens on
Jenny Irving

Best Practices for Selling Used Flight Sim Discs?

Hi, I have around 50 flight sim discs can you advise as to selling them, please? Thank you....

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ianstephens on
wsanson

Survey: Preferred Hub Airports, International US Departures, Aircraft Choices, and VA Crew Base Preferences

Hey folks- Just looking to get a feel for the current state of the hobby.  A couple of questions. Hoping you wouldn't mind some feedback- Top Hub airports to fly in/out of?   Best US airports to fly international routes from? Favorite aircraft ...

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ianstephens on
R.D.WYLIE

Troubleshooting Real-World Weather with the Jeppesen Engine: Methods and Alternatives

HOW to get the JEPPESEN weather engine to work?  I have tried doing a reinstall and even OPA MARSHALL T&T unless I missed something....

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ianstephens on
cvhuber

Retrieving Lost FSUIPC Registration Key After Windows OS Upgrade

I have a registered Pete Dowson's FSUIPC. I was using it with Windows 7 but now installed Windows 10. It now says that it is unregistered. I don't know my key code. Am I out of luck and have to pay another $30 or is there some way to get my key? Thanks...

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ianstephens on
Ericn7

Product purchased. No Serial number provided

Purchased the dornier 228 and avro RJ. Used PayPal for the purchase.  but on the site it says "awaiting payment" where it should give the serial numbers. Ive already paid. Wondering how long til I get the serial numbers....

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ianstephens on
KLQK

How do I search for a specific addon?

I would particularly like to find some scenerries for Nicaragua and Central  America without going through all 156 or so pages. Is there a map or search box I can use to see what's avalable in a certian part of the world? I am on P3DV5.3.   Thanks in ...

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KLQK on
Donanaes

Persistent crash of msfs

I bought MSFS on disk Loaded it over many hours and got it up and running and flying at my local airport plus did some of the tutorials. Then got involved in an online scam so deleted everything off the computer and started all over. The disk version ins...

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ianstephens on
Ivan08

What the? Expedite Climb?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SAYS PLEASE EXPEDITE YOUR CLIMB TO FL190!!! I KNOW EXPEDITE MEANS TO ACCELERATE BUT WHAT IS FL190?...

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ianstephens on
matt_flyaway

On the Ground!

2 things: 1. When am pushing back from the gate, I'm unable to turn left or right. Is there a way to do that? 2. When parked at the gate what are the commands to call over the grounds crew? (baggage, fuel, jetway, etc) thanks...

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ianstephens on
Guest

Altimeter 2992

Why when you talk to air traffic control do they always say altimeter 2992 when you request altitude increase/decrease/change?...

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ianstephens on
timohnani

What is Slew Mode?

Hi guys, I've haven't figured this out yet. What is Slew mode and what is it useful for? Timo...

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ianstephens on
Guest

How come my plane turns to the left

Whenever I'm flying my plane always tilts slightly to the left and it's very annoying. How do I get it to fly straight?...

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ianstephens on
JG3Bulldog

Enter Right base??

Airport landing question. I have just got into flight simulators so forgive me if this question is old or seems silly but... When getting landing clearance they tell me to come in to runway 24 right base. What does the right base mean? As I appro...

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ianstephens on
leachus2002

When is the right time to switch from Knots to Mach?

Hi, I have been flying for about a year now, but I have never really used MACH when flying at high altitudes. I have only just started using it. I have noticed also that when I use FSpassengers, my co pilot announces at about 18.000ft...."Passing t...

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ianstephens on
PhillFlash

TOGA - How to Use it?

Hello,      I believe that TOGA is an acronym for Take Off Go Around (throttle control).      Any advice on how to activate or "use" this feature.  I've had it work for me a time or two by accident, but I can't figure out how make it happen "at w...

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ianstephens on
frankie1955canada

Help with flight sim X - Reverse Thrust Key?

hello all...I forgot on fsX   ... what is the key for thrust reverse?... haven't got into it in ages...now I'm feeling better so it's time to fly somewhere..lol....thanks for any help....

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ianstephens on
Chesh74uk

No serial number

Hi, Purchased XPlane C208 from Simshack, however no serial number provided, the account page just says "pin_not_available". Have raised several tickets all without any form of response. Does anyone know how to resolve? I have to say I will no...

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gfrankson on
AllanK

Download manager for FS Downloads

Can anyone suggest a good download manager to work with these downloads - I have tried FDM (free download manager) but it wants to download everything on the displayed page....

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ianstephens on
sailor5017

Mesh Terrain Scenery - What is it and how do you use it?

Can someone tell me what it is and how to you use it? Thanks  ...

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ianstephens on
U2michuggy

Virtual Pilot 3D Flight Simulator (Real product or Scam)

I have seen this product advertised on Facebook and wondered if anyone knows whether it is a Bona-Fide product or just a huge SCAM. It is apparently retailing on their website for an introductory price of $67 instead of $137 Regular Price. Many Thanks ...

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ianstephens on
Darryl L Zuber

ezcamviews

Hi everybody, does anyone know where I can download a setup file of ezcamviews?...

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Darryl L Zuber on
jdev

DC9 download

I downloaded the dc9klm zip file to my fs9 sim. The jet looks fine but the engines sound like a cessna 172. Any thoughts as to what might be the problem. Also, no virtual cockpit and the only DC9 cockpit I see available is the one identified as extremely ...

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jdev on
jimfish52

Quick help for first time download please

hi All ive just downloaded my first add on/plug in. Alls well i think just a little advice. Ive downloaded and extracted the western alps scenery, Ok a couple of things. As well explained there are 2 folders which i have put into custom scenery as per ...

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jimfish52 on
Clifford E Carnicom

New Vrtual Flying Club : www.LearnToFly.live

Greetings, I have created a new virtual flying club. It is located at www.LearnToFly.live. It is oriented to the new sim pilot, and also towards general aviation aircraft, but it is not restricted to either. It is intended to accommodate a wide r...

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Clifford E Carnicom on
rgriffi163

A large 117 GB scenery download will not disconnect

I started to download the big scenery 117 GB for XPlane program and tried to stop it because it would take to long but it stays connected. Each time I load Firefox it starts the download again, this has been going on for 2 days. I am now a Pro member but...

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rgriffi163 on
smi6086

Piper Pawnee Installation

Having problems installing the Piper Pawnee download on X-Plane 11. I've tried all the advice on how to move the folder to the aircraft folder in the X-Plane file but it still doesn't appear in my New Flight aircraft panel when I run the program. Can some...

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smi6086 on
howhughes

newbie to simulator or basic piloting

for somebody who does not know anything about piloting a plane...are there any tutorials who learn the basics (instruments)...ho to fly a simulator as newbie ?...

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howhughes on
ForeverYoung

where do i find fsuipc key.

I have downloaded FSUIPC a couple of times now and still do not have the product Key. The file is there but not Key. Where do I find it. 😕...

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Guest on
minetom

Loaded Custom Scenery for X Plane 11. No change in view.

Hello to the forum. I hope that this is the right place to ask this question. I became a patreon member and downloaded the full California Secnery Pack. All 128GB or so. I did follow the directions in the readme.txt file. I am just not sure that I i...

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minetom on
azdrac

cannot find OZX Grumman Goose HD Redux 1.20

it's listed in on this page https://flyawaysimulation.com/news/3901/ however I cannot seem to locate it anywhere? any help would be greatly appreciated....

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Kalnon on
n1111z

Need Advice On Sim Components

I'm new here, I could use some advice on choosing a simulator. I got my instrument rating in 1995 and left flying in 2001. Now I'm retired and thinking about taking it up again. I just need a simple sim to reaquaint me with routes and approaches, and the ...

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Kalnon on
Perry s

Cant see other pilots

Hey. flying on my own with no problems, but when i want to flight with others I cannot see them.  How to i adrres this problem? thank you!!  ...

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Kalnon on
Hmm-let-me-think

Which flight sim for a first timer with modest PC spec

Last year FS2020 caught my eye, and as some who's dipped my toe into the world of real life flying, the idea of getting into a flight sim appeals to me.  The thing is, having done my research it seems I'd need to spend over £1000 on a new PC just to...

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Kalnon on
Pengie1114

Add-It Pro installer issue

I downloaded the Add-It Pro software and love the program. However, when I tried to register (purchase) the software the domain it takes me to is MIA. I have searched everywhere for updated info but haven't been able to. I can't use the program any longer...

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Pengie1114 on
ch gh

is there any SU-57 for fsx

is there any free su-57 for FSX...

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RadarMan on
Pengie1114

Missing GPS on aircraft?

I noticed with the new Boeing 727 aircraft package I downloaded there is no GPS. I noticed this exact same cockpit with the exact same problem previously on a Russian aircraft. Is there a way to plug in the GPS files?...

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RadarMan on
TOPGUN417

traffic ships correct path

need some help trying to figure out how to get the traffic shipping bgl to work from my add on scenery file ,i cut and pasted some due to the fact that the i cannot get the regular ones to work .i need the correct path to enter into the add on scenery fol...

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RadarMan on
TOPGUN417

correct scenery path

need some help trying to figure out how to get the traffic shipping bgl to work from my add on scenery file ,i cut and pasted some due to the fact that the i cannot get the regular ones to work .i need the correct path to enter into the add on scenery fol...

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TOPGUN417 on
TOPGUN417

traffic ships

need some help trying to figure out how to get the traffic shipping bgl to work from my add on scenery file ,i cut and pasted some due to the fact that the i cannot get the regular ones to work .i need the correct path to enter into the add on scenery fol...

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TOPGUN417 on
Ch Gh

LCA TEJAS plane for FSX

is there any HAL LCA Tejas plane available for fsx? ...

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RadarMan on
lkw

fseconomy site cannot connect anybody know the problem?

I have attempted to connect to fseconomy two day and I get the cannot find site message.  I assumed they  may have had a server go down and as it was the weekend nobody was around to fix the problem.  I believe the server is in England and their monday...

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lkw on
dickatp36

How do I find "Download Search"?

where do I find "Download Search"?...

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RadarMan on
dickatp36

How do you look for a single file name in downloads instead

How do you look for a single file name in downloads instead of going through the whole list? Like in FltSim you just put in what ever plane your looking for (or file) and up it comes....

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dickatp36 on
Marlinleg

Old pc simmer very old

Hello to one and all I have just taken out a monthly membership ( I’ll take out the yearly subscription if I can install correctly) . And looking for advice  before I have a go downloading at 72yrs I do try. I don’t want to mess up my new PC ( spec ...

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RadarMan on

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