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January 2006 VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 1 - This is the full magazine in digital form!

Classic Frames
Francois Dumas takes a leap back in history and finds an awesome classic collection of aircraft designed by a dedicated sim family headed by the Lyons clan and assisted by many other classic aircraft fans.

Free Flying in New Zealand
They are calling it the new “Hollywood”, but New Zealand offers more than just rolling and rugged landscapes for movie sets, it is also an ideal place to fly for the VFR pilot if you are looking for challenge and sightseeing options all rolled into one. David Wilson-Okamura explores these southern hemisphere islands in Flight Simulator.

Aircraft Workshop Part 2
Peter Stark continues his look at modifying and tweaking aircraft configuration files for better and more realistic aircraft handling and operation.

“Who’s In Control” Series Continues
We continue our series on the matrix of Air Traffic Control. This month we look at the juggling act that is Approach Control. The challenge of ordering aircraft into neat lines for handover to Tower for landing.

The “Still Lifes” of Flight Simming
Columnist Bill Stack explored the creative, artistic, and critiqued world of flight sim screenshots. Find out what separates good shots from bad, and furthermore, what separates good shots from inspiring ones!

Training for an Instrument Rating – Part V
We have reached the final instalment of our series on training for a virtual instrument rating. This month, Doug Horton explains about the requirements of passing an instrument checkride, dealing with ATC and partial panel flying. You can follow along with his real world checkride in your simulator.

Mud Moving in the Viper: 102
Part II of Mike Glynn’s tutorial on Mud-Moving in the Viper will surely please the jet combat fans in this month’s issue. Learn how to hit targets with pin-point accuracy using Maverick and HARM missiles, and a few rocket pods as well.

Google Earth Revealed!
It’s a “search engine” that uses satellite photos. Using Google Earth you might be able to spot your own home as seen from space, and in pretty high resolution, but Chuck Bodeen shows how this amazing tool can also be used effectively for flight simulation purposes.

From the EDITOR..
Happy New Year! Ok, ok, you knew I was going to start with that line didn’t you? It’s almost a given come January each new year. While you were all out living it up and partying the old year away, we were still here preparing the February 2006 and other upcoming issues for you *grumbles*, but there is no rest for the weary, or is that wicked? *grins* We did of course get a chance to take at least one or two days off recently, which was certainly refreshing, and the rollover to 2006 always brings new beginnings and new inspiration. Perhaps the saying “spring is in the air” should be moved backward a few months because that refreshing change is certainly evident as the second week of January rolls around.

It is interesting to note the increased correspondence we have been receiving for readers regarding several of our feature articles we ran last year, and it is good to converse with many of you in regards to the content of these articles. Many questions were raised as a result of the articles, and I had the opportunity to personally reply to a much larger number of readers, which is something I always aim to do as time permits, so keep the emails flowing and don’t forget to get your thoughts on paper (or on an email) and send them in to us for our INBOX column. The best entry each month wins a Computer Pilot subscription/extension! These emails can be about anything flight simulation or aviation related.

This month our feature article takes your flying around New Zealand, the new Hollywood, and most of the scenery is simply stunning, in the sim world, and of course in the real world too. And what better what to enjoy it than in a classic aircraft. Francois has some beauties for you in his article this month. Peter Stark has more aircraft tweaking tips and tutorials, Doug Horton has the last part of his instrument training series and Mike Glynn is moving more mud in the Viper! Plus we have many reviews of the latest flight sim gear and add-ons and a great pullout poster for you to enjoy.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey through this month’s issue of Computer Pilot Magazine.

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Customer Reviews
LEONARDO SOFTWARE HOUSE SRL - FLY THE MADDOG X MSFS
Calder
An excellent addition to MSFS although the textures feel dated compared to other aircraft for the sim.
SOUTH OAK CO - FS BIRDS - BRITISH ISLES MSFS
Corrado
This includes Wales btw...and it's fine, it's very good even.
DOMINICDESIGNTEAM - VTBD DON MUEANG INTL AIRPORT MSFS
Jakub
Very nicely done. Required if it's your home base airport :)
AEROSOFT - SIM-WINGS GRAN CANARIA MSFS
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LIONEL
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Adil
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SIMBITWORLD - A PILOT'S LIFE - CHAPTER 2
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It’s the 1st time I review a Sim product. I’m a real life commercial pilot, using the Sim to practice my IFR procedures since training over 10 years. I was hooked with the FSPassenger and since I moved to the P3D4, I only used the Sim to practice some FSLabs A320 procedures, mostly abnormal proc before the real life Sim checks every 6 months :) But with APLV2… I’m back to having this feeling I had in the early days with FSPassengers in FSX. It’s so well thought… I find myself on my days OFF sitting on the computer for hours, practicing new procedures I’m normally don’t in my real job, at random destinations around I might never go to in real life and getting rewarded for it… the feeling of being on the top 50 worldwide -so far-, only makes me want to get to the top 10 ;) and get hired by a 5* I feel with this, the simming days for just practice or for fun without progress in the sim are long gone. Big 5* for me. I hope they continue improving the product adding new features, attracting more simmers to join, that will contribute in making it more challenging and of course, more enjoyable.
DOMINICDESIGNTEAM - VVPQ PHU QUOC INTL AIRPORT MSFS
Viet
One of the most conscientious developer ever. Great job, great scenery!!!
PROJECT MAX - OJAM AMMAN CIVIL AIRPORT JORDAN MSFS
Amr
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AEROSOFT - MEGA AIRPORT MUNICH FSX FS2004
MR ANSELM J
Very nice airport package lot's of detail in and around the airport and excellent night textures aswell very happy with this scenery package so well done to the aerosoft scenery team on yet another fantastic package defo 5star's for this very happy ;) :)
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