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November / December 2011 - Issue 76

REVIEWS
PMDG’s 737NGX
Carenado’s Cessna T-210M Centurion HD
Flight Replicas’ Piper Cub
ORBX’s US KORS Orcas Island
Wilco’s Harrier Jump Jet
ChillBlast Fusion Hurricane PC
Saitek’s Cessna Flight Controls

REGULARS
Editor’s Letter
Comms
News
Cover DVD
Cover CD
Downloads

FEATURE
Take On Helicopters!
In an apparent departure from its usual line of military styled products, Bohemia Interactive is about to release what promises to be an exciting new helicopter flight game – Take On Helicopters. PC Pilot took the opportunity to discuss this new addition to the flight simulation genre with the developers.

Flight Sim Flight Test: Vickers Supermarine Spitfire
This iconic aircraft needs no introduction – but what’s like to fly? Dave Unwin gives us the full gen and compares it with A2A Simulation’s Spitfire Mk II rendition.

Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D
In issue 70 of PC Pilot, back in 2010, we featured Lockheed Martin’s exciting development of Microsoft’s ESP, which was aptly called Prepar3D. The primary aim was to create a cost-effective training tool for commercial use. This follow-up feature sees how far the project has progressed since then.

Challenging Airports – Courcheval, France
Chris Frishmuth’s challenging airport for this issue is Courcheval in France – a small airport carved out of the side of the French Alps!

TUTORIALS

Flight Simulator – A Beginner’s Guide
For the past few years, the ‘Beginner's Guide’ has focused on the nuts and bolts of Flight Simulator. Now, we are going to shift our emphasis in search of ‘goodies’ which will enhance your flight sim experience.

Jet Airliners – A Flight Sim Pilot’s Guide
This instalment of our series of tutorials gets right to the heart of the navigation tools of Concorde, with a discussion on the aircraft’s Inertial Navigation System (INS).

Flying Floatplanes
In this issue of PC Pilot, we take a look at how well Flight Simulator emulates the world of floatplane flying and show you how to start dipping your toes into this sometimes challenging aspect of flying.

Flight Sim Adventure – Alaska
Your pilot for this issue’s Flight Adventure is Jane Whittaker, who will take you on a journey to explore one of the most scenic locations in the world, the state of Alaska and specifically the area around the capital, Anchorage.

HINTS AND TIPS
Warthogs, iPads and iPhones
Do you own Eagle Dynamics’ DCS: A-10C Warthog, an iPad or an iPhone? Well Peter Wright shows you how to combine all three. Intrigued? Then read on!

Flight Sim Q&A
Problems running faster jets, AI gone AWOL, issues with scenery and frame rates – these are some of the topics covered in this edition of Flight Sim Q&A, hosted by Tony Radmilovich.


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