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COMPUTER PILOT PDF - VOL 10 ISS 3 - MARCH 06
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March 2006 VOLUME 10 - ISSUE 3 - This is the full magazine in digital form!

Vista Australis: Overview and Interview
We explore one of the most interesting freeware community projects to be developed of late - a scenery and texture package for the Great South Land of Australia. Take a look at why this add-on is proving popular in the sim world, along with an exclusive in-depth interview with the lead designer!

The Ins and Outs of Sim Flying
So you have just got your new flight simulator and you can just fire up the engine and take off right? Perhaps… Sometimes flight simming just isn’t that easy, but other times (and you would hope these form the majority) there is nothing better! Yes folks, flight simming too has its ups and downs and long time simmer, Hans Biggelaar takes you on perhaps a very familiar journey as he explores the ins and outs of flight simulation.

Flying the Memories: The Flight to Freedom
It was the summer of 1940 and World War II was raging in Europe. Refugees were fleeing the onslaught of the Nazi war machine to whatever country offered a safe haven. Britain was being blitzed by the Hitler’s Luftwaffe and wasn’t an option. Only the Americas and a few other countries offered safety and were the most desired destinations. They offered a flight to freedom…

VFR Around Washington, D.C.
Want to know what happens when you stray into controlled airspace virtually unannounced? You get F-16s and Blackhawks chasing you! Join Dr David Wilson-Okamura as he takes a look at VFR airspace rules and conditions, with a case study of just such an incursion event!

Building a “Boom Box” for Flight Simulation Audiophiles take note
This is not an article about creating an oversized, shoulder mounted stereo system from the 1980’s. It's about building a booming PC computer box for flight simulation of course! John Tavendale looks at all the latest PC technology to help update your personal data banks on the newest gear available.

Bill Stack’s Column
You know you’re an avid flight simmer when you see something that reminds you of flight simulation even though it has no direct relationship! Is it a case of more than the eye can meet?

Over Flanders Fields
What could this be about I hear you ask? Well, there is a dedicated group of simmers who have gathered to create a World War I add-on that runs under CFS3! Find out what it is all about and how you can get a piece of the action as Ian Howlett reports on this interesting add-on project.

Air-to-Air Weaponry
Mike Glynn explores the technology of air-to-air weaponry and how they can be best deployed to improve your chances of success in the skies.

A Wishlist for FSX
Peter Dodds offers a personal wishlist for the upcoming FSX release by Microsoft, taking into account developments over and upon previous versions, with a projected foresight into what may be included in the next version of this popular sim title.

From the EDITOR..
Greetings fellow sim enthusiasts, and welcome to the March 2006 issue. This issue actually marks my 50th issue as Editor of Computer Pilot Magazine. Boy, time sure does fly! It seems like only yesterday that I was tackling the task of learning the ropes and doing my best to piece together my very first issue as the “big cheese” of the magazine. Five years have since passed and I can tell you that, even with fifty issues under my belt, the job certainly doesn’t get any easier! Producing a magazine and adhering to deadlines is certainly a big challenge requiring endless hours of work, many lost weekends and last minute, pre-deadline chaos, but there are rewards to the task, and also a sense of accomplishment as each issue heads off to the printers. After all, if there were no bright sides to the equation, I probably would have been long gone after issue number two!

We have achieved some milestones over the years however, most notably the transition from bi-monthly issues to monthly issues, which just about tripled our workload each month but resulted in double the amount of material reaching your hands each calendar year. We have published many more issues in total than any other printed flight simulation magazine has been able to achieve to date, and our longevity can be attributed to our large and loyal reader and subscriber base… that’s you! We are very thankful to have you onboard as regular readers of our publication, and if this is the first issue you have purchased, we welcome you aboard! It is our aim to deliver the best overall coverage of the flight simulation arena for the enthusiast in a professionally produced, high-quality printed magazine. We believe we have achieved this over the years basically because we are still here, but we aren’t just happy with going with the flow… We constantly aim for higher quality and to bring new and interesting content to you on a monthly basis.

This month is no different. We have a great lineup of content to please just about anyone from the classic aircraft lover to the Top Gun jet pilot. I’ve babbled on enough in this column, so flip to the contents page and discover what’s in store for you in the March 2006 issue of the world’s only monthly flight simulation printed resource – 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
Lloyd
The airport looks excellent, except I would remove some of the foliage near the runways. I don't remember it being there in real life. Also the default mesh of MSFS caused a bulge to appear behind the airport. After purchasing this scenery it did not fix this issue. Besides that, excellent product.
DOUBLE T - SUVARNABHUMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- MSFS
LIONEL
The modeling is not at the level of what we can expect on MSFS 2020... it looks more like a recycling of FSX than a modeling made for MSFS. It's better than nothing but not worth the asking price. I hope there will be updates to improve that model.
ALPINE SIMULATIONS - ABU DHABI CITYSCAPE P3D3-5
Adil
Amazing scenery ! Extremely detailed. should definitely consider buying it !
SIMBITWORLD - A PILOT'S LIFE - CHAPTER 2
Demetrio
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
Never expected to see OJAM for MSFS so picked this up as soon as it came out. Really cool little scenery for a great price, and dev is super responsive. Highly recommend.
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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