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JUPITER; THROUGH THE LENSES OF THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE.

DISCLOSURES And DISCLAIMERS: Images Herein Sourced From United States (U.S.) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) –> See, Refer, and Defer to N.A.S.A. https://www.nasa.gov/

ENJOY And APPRECIATE United States TAX PAYERS; YOU PAID TEN BILLION ($10,000,000+ United States Dollars) FOR THIS/THESE!!!!!!!

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REVIEW: CONCORDE For Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.) By DC DESIGNS.

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

David’s Professional LinkedIn Profile can be viewed by Clicking You Left Mouse Button RIGHT HERE.

Product Synopsis and Overview:

The DC DESIGNS CONCORDE is not a Designed or Intended to be a High-Fidelity or Study Level flight simulation. The products has some bare bones systems. The DC Designs Concorde is available for $39.99 United States Dollars (U.S.D.).

The detailed product specifications and purchase portal can be viewed and accessed by clicking here.

No reason to do your homework on this one because its not there to use…

Concorde Ground School DVD’s are not include naturally and obviously.

The Learn Concorde Ground School DVD’s Description, Specification, and Purchase Portal ($30.00 USD) can be accessed by clicking her.

Scope and Goal:

The scope of this review is to evaluate the overall quality, in association its degree of fidelity, functionality, and the effective utility within the Concord flight simulation.

Testing Specifications:

Hardware: Hands-Crafted, Customized & HandMade Hardware Setup: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz (Eighteen [18]-Core Central Processing Units [C.P.U’s.], Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboard, One-hundred and twenty-eight (128) Gigabytes (GB) of Dual Channel Random Access Memory (R.A.M.) DDR4000 by GSkill RipJaws, NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Processing Unit (G.P.U.) with twenty-four (24) GB of G6X video R.A.M., Rosewill 1,200 Watt power supply, 4x Solid State Drives (S.S.D’s) two [2] are made by Western Digital), Rosewill ATX mid-sized case, Track Infrared (I.R.) 5 head tracking head gear and receiver (Natural Point, Corvallis, Oregon [OR]. United States of America [U.S.A.]) and LG OLED 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) 55 inch (55″) display.

Notes: 1) All testing and screenshots in this review were taken at full native 4K (UltraHD, UHD) (3840 x 2160) Resolution.

Software: Microsoft Windows 11 Professional (64-Bit), Current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (Premium Deluxe Edition & Game Of The Year Edition),REX 2020 WeatherForce for Microsoft Flight Simulator, John Dowson‘s FSUIPC 7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Controllers:

  1. Logitech 3D Pro Joystick.
  2. Precision Flight Controls: Cirrus Beech Desktop Yoke
  3. Precision Flight Controls: Digital Throttle Quadrant
  4. Precision Flight Controls: Four (4)Engine Jet Enhanced Spoiler/Throttle/Reverser/Flap (GA Button) Attachment
  5. Saitek: PRO Flight Combat Rudder Peddles (Discontinued. No longer in production).

Purchase, Download, Installation & Updates:

The Purchase, Download, and Installation was reasonable and straightforward. Manual updates with downloads and installs are required since there is no operations manager or installation app. Inexplicably and Inexcusably DC Designs has no Genuine and Dedicated Company website. DC Design‘s Concorde is marketed under the Just Flight banner and store. JustFlight Kindly and Generously provided a free Press-Copy for this Critical Review.

The detailed product specifications and purchase portal can be viewed and accessed by clicking here.

Manuals:

The Concorde manual written by DC Designs is truly the highpoint of this product as far as I am concerned. It is sufficient, bland, with Absolutely No Frills.

Score: 8.0 out of 10

Graphics & Texture Quality:

The general external textures were sufficient. However, they indubitably lack that “Ummphhhhhhh“, Spark, and/or Striking Qualities, Attributes, and/or Characteristics required and expected at this level of a flight simulation to be reasonably competitive in the product market.

Score: 7 out of 10

ThreeDimensional (3D) Virtual Cockpit Modeling, and Textures.

The Concorde cockpit designed and delivered by DC Designs is Adequate and Reasonably Functional but ultimately Sub-Par, or significantly less than market competitive products. The old and very well worn and used textures provide a strong and constant distraction from the below average texture quality.

Score: 6 out of 10

Flight Dynamics & Flight Modeling Quality:

The aircraft flight model and dynamics appear, sound, and feel as they should could be. Only a properly trained and experienced real world Concord pilot would be the credible judge(s). The slow flight, stalling (i.e. power on & off, thirty-degree turning stalls, steep turns, power on (Clean and in Full Landing Configurations), acceleration and deceleration rates were not possible to conduct under reasonable conditions due to the very poor and unacceptable performance at 4K resolutions. I will give DC Designs the benefit of the doubts on this one based on the reasoning in the first sentence of this paragraph.

Score: 8 out of 10

Aircraft Systems Quality:

The aircraft systems are minimalist and, while not advertised or marketed, are not in the High-Fidelity Study Level category. There are is no weather radar or terrain radar included. JustFlight reiterated this was not and not intended to be a High-Fidelity / Study Level Flight Simulation.

The DC Designs Concorde systems were generally Adequate, Functional, and UnRemarkable.

Score: 8 out 10

Overall Performance Quality:

The primary purpose of this review was to test out the DC Designs Concorde on a modern M.S.F.S. platform at 4K resolutions. The DC Designs Concorde failed miserably.

I was not able to fly the aircraft at all with Severe and Constant Freezes and Pauses in all instances. Specifically, in high angle of attacks and high rate of axis(es) movements, that triggered external wing effects, nearly paralyzed the the flight.

I made several attempts on different occasions with fresh computer reboots with the latest build and all software updates.

Moreover, I completely lowered all effects and settings to the minimum possible at 4K resolutions and the same results were yielded.

The DC Designs Concorde is poorly source coded Resulting in Very Poor and Unacceptable performance at 4K (UHD) resolutions required And Intended in And For the modern M.S.F.S. platform. Specifically, any normal operations or aggressive flight movements that trigger external aircraft flight effects immediately and constantly cripple the performance.

I highly Do Not Recommend the DC Designs Concorde for anyone, or any entity, expecting to harness the current generation M.S.F.S. at the 4K (UHD) level due to the Very Poor Performance And Sub-Standard Textures throughout, Particularly and Specifically in the Virtual Cockpit.

Score: 4 out 10

Final Scoring Summation and Grade:

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PLEASE NOTE AT THE END OF THIS REVIEW IS MY PORTFOLIO GALLERY OF SUPPLMENTAL SCREENSHOTS TAKEN DURING THIS REVIEW

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41 Points Out Of 50 Points

68.333%

(M.S.F.S.) Final Grade: D+

Not Recommended for 4K (UHD) Usage with the M.S.F.S. Platform.

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DETLA AIRLINES JUMPSTARTS THE NEW BOEING 737 MAX-10 WITH A FIRM ORDER OF 100 UNITS.

DISCLAIMERS: The Lead and Top Image is Property of DELTA Airlines. All Rights are Reserved. Image Sourced from: https://news.delta.com/delta-adds-state-art-fuel-efficient-boeing-737-max-fleet

On July 18th, 2022 DELTA Airlines and The BOEING COMPANY jointly announced a firm order for one hundred (100) units of the latest and largest BOEING 737, the BOEING 737 MAX 10. Moreover, the sales contract includes a clause option for up to an additional thirty (30) units.

DELTA Airlines, in their announcement, explain their primary justification for the value proposition of this purchase contract is the BOEING 737 MAX 10 yields a twenty to thirty percent increase (20 – 30%) in fuel efficiency during typical operation, compared to current models used. Ultimately, the Return On Investment (R.O.I.) is a confidently expected decreased long-term operational costs, without sacrificing quantity, while also simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction.

The BOEING 737 MAX 10 (737-10) can seat up to 230 passengers with a range of 3,300 nautical miles. The BOEING Company lists the 737-10 Features and Technical Specifications here (Click Here).

The BOEING 737 MAX 10 (737-10) currently does not have the mandatory United States Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) Airworthiness Certification. The aircraft is currently under review by the F.A.A. If the F.A.A. does not certify the BOEING 737 MAX 10 by the end of this year (December 31, 2022), The Boeing Company must make substantial and costly redesign modifications to the general flight safety and alerting systems. The current and older systems designed into the BOEING 737 MAX 10 will not be protected by grandfathering the current regulatory standards any further beyond December 31st, 2022. Naturally, Legally, and Obviously, these required safety systems must be compliant with current regulations at the time the BOEING 737 MAX 10 is granted and awarded its F.A.A. Airworthiness Certification, or by December 31st, 2022.

The DELTA Airlines announcement goes on:

Delta Air Lines will add the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet, as the airline continues to refresh its fleet to elevate the in-flight customer experience while improving fuel efficiency.

Delta is ordering the largest model in the MAX family, the 737-10, which will begin delivery in 2025. It will be powered by the next-generation LEAP-1B engines manufactured by CFM International, a company jointly owned by GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. The aircraft will be 20%-30% more fuel efficient than the retiring Delta planes it will replace, making the agreement an important step in Delta’s journey toward a sustainable future for aviation.

The Boeing 737-10 will be an important addition to Delta’s fleet as we shape a more sustainable future for air travel, with an elevated customer experience, improved fuel efficiency and best-in-class performance,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer. “These new aircraft provide superior operating economics and network flexibility, and the agreement reflects our prudent approach to deploying our capital.

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NASA IS BACK!!! JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE TEASER PHOTOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT.

Today in a Unique THE WHITE HOUSE Briefing, President Joseph “JOE” Robinette Biden, Junior (Jr.), Vice-President and National Space Counsel Chair Kamala Devi Harris Juris Doctorate (J.D.), NASA Director and Emeritus Veteran Astronaut and former Florida Democratic Congressman from 2001 through 2019 Bill Nelson publicly unveiled the first image of successor of The HUBBLE Space Telescope deployed on Star Date 1990 (A.D.), THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE. Previously The HUBBLE Space Telescope was RESCUED AND REPAIRED BY NASA ASTRONAUT LEGEND and Medical Doctor (M.D.) STORY MUSGRAVE (Marine Electronics and instrumentation Technician Veteran, ETC.); The Goal of STS-61 on December 2, 1993.

Doctor and Commander Story Musgrave Officially Commanded the NASA STS-61 Mission.

STS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing and repair mission. Following a night launch from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993, the Endeavour rendezvoused with and captured the HST. During this 11-day flight, the HST was restored to its full capabilities through the work of two pairs of astronauts during a record 5 spacewalks. Dr. Musgrave performed 3 of these spacewalks. After having travelled 4,433,772 miles in 163 orbits of the Earth, Endeavour returned to a night landing in Florida on December 13, 1993. Mission duration was 10 days, 19 hours, 59 minutes.”

In my previous direct and personal LinkedIn communication messages a few years ago with Doctor and Astronaut STORY MUSGRAVE he stated “The HUBBLE was built to last five (5) years;; and lasted for Twenty (20) years.”

ENJOY LEGACY UNITED STATES TAX PAYERS!!! YOU PAID TEN (10) BILLION PLUS (+) ($10,000,0000+) UNITED STATES DOLLARS FOR IT AND DECADES OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND WORK FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 12th, 2022, morning at 10:30 AM E.D.T. NASA has scheduled a Press Conference to release the first set of images from the Next Generation Space Telescope; THE JAMES WEB SPACE TELESCOPE, which can be viewed through/via the the Live Stream YouTube window/link below.

The image herein was sourced from NASA:

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-delivers-deepest-infrared-image-of-universe-yet

HAPPY TELESCOPING!!!!!!!!!!!

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Up And Back Down Safe. The BOEING STARLINER Completes Its First Operational Cycle With A Stop At The International Space Station (I.S.S.) After Launch Teethings.

Top Image Sourced from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Starliner

https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-mission-next-steps

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REVIEW: BOMBARDIER CANADAIR REGIONAL JET (C.R.J.) 900 & 1000 For MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR (M.S.F.S.) Designed And Created By Aerosoft.

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

David’s Professional LinkedIn Profile can be viewed by Clicking You Left Mouse Button RIGHT HERE.

Product Synopsis and Overview:

Aerosoft has been a perennial publisher in the flight simulator market for decades. According to reports Aerosoft Extensively helped with the development of the latest iteration of the Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.). Last year Aerosoft has published the first airline transport category turbojet a Meticulously Crafted high-fidelity Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (C.R.J.) 550 and 700 aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The detailed product specifications and purchase portal ($50.99 U.S.D.) can be accessed by clicking here.

The scope of this review is to the two additional extension models of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (C.R.J.) 900 and 1000 aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The product specifications and purchase portal ($19.99 U.S.D.), or 16.80 Euros, for these extended models can be viewed and accessed by clicking here. Please note the software requires valid ownership of the C.R.J. 550 and 700 aircraft flight simulator in order for the extension C.R.J. 550 and 700 aircraft to function.

Alternatively, for customers whom do not currently ownership of the Aerosoft Canadair Regional Jet (C.R.J.) 550 and 700 can purchase a bundle package with all four (4) aircraft models (i.e. 550, 700, 900, and 1000) for $69.99 United States Dollars (U.S.D.). The bundle package specification page and purchase portal can be viewed and accessed by clicking here.

Scope and Goal:

The scope of this review is to evaluate the overall quality, in association its degree of fidelity, and the effective utility within the simulation for the 900 and 1000 models.

The goal of this review is to have a robust review of the product, the product performance, and the Aerosoft CANADAIR Regional Jet (C.R.J.) 900 and 1000 .

Previously I published the C.R.J. 550 and 700 review on December 18, 2021. The review can be read by clicking here.

I have done extensive, rigorous, and prolonged testing for this review.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Version: Game Of The Year Edition with Direct X 12 Beta Enabled.

The final Aerosoft C.R.J. version tested was 1.0.15.0 .

All of the testing was done with the Saitek 3D PRO joystick. Inexcusably the product is not compatible with the external hardware interface FSUIPC (Pete and John Dawson) required for the Precision Flight Controls Yoke and Throttle set detailed below.

Upon direct email consultation with Aerosoft Project Manager Mathijs Kok and Cedric Mattys, it was disclosed that Aerosoft has declined to provide functionality to FSUIPC because M.S.F.S. has developed sufficient advanced controls native to the program.

Following receiving this information, I shut down the FSUIPC program and was able to nearly fully assign most essential control inputs into the M.S.F.S. Controls Assignments. However, the Take Off Go Around (T.O.G.A.) button assignment was not available in M.S.F.S. Controls menu. The M.S.F.S. Controls menu does have an option for an Auto Throttle T.O.G.A.

Ultimately, all essential assignments for external controls can be assigned within the M.S.F.S. Controls, With Limitations.

Testing Specifications:

Hardware: Hands-Crafted, Customized & HandMade Hardware Setup: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz (Eighteen [18]-Core Central Processing Units [C.P.U’s.], Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboard, One-hundred and twenty-eight (128) Gigabytes (GB) of Dual Channel Random Access Memory (R.A.M.) DDR4000 by GSkill RipJaws, NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Processing Unit (G.P.U.) with twenty-four (24) GB of G6X video R.A.M., Rosewill 1,200 Watt power supply, 4x Solid State Drives (S.S.D’s) two [2] are made by Western Digital), Rosewill ATX mid-sized case, Track Infrared (I.R.) 5 head tracking head gear and receiver (Natural Point, Corvallis, Oregon [OR]. United States of America [U.S.A.]) and a Dell 4K Ultrasharp 43 inch (43″) monitor Dell U4320Q.

Notes: 1) All testing and screenshots in this review were taken at full native 4K (UltraHD, UHD) (3840 x 2160) Resolution. 2) All flight testing was conducted in the contiguous (lower 48) states of  United States of America (U.S.A.) here on the terrestrial surface and/or crust of Planet Earth.

Software: Microsoft Windows 11 Professional (64-Bit), Current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (Premium Deluxe Edition & Game Of The Year Edition),REX 2020 WeatherForce for Microsoft Flight Simulator, John Dowson‘s FSUIPC 7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Controllers:

  1. Logitech 3D Pro Joystick.
  2. Precision Flight Controls: Cirrus Beech Desktop Yoke
  3. Precision Flight Controls: Digital Throttle Quadrant
  4. Precision Flight Controls: Two Engine Jet Enhanced Spoiler/Throttle/Reverser/Flap (GA Button) Attachment
  5. Saitek: PRO Flight Combat Rudder Peddles (Discontinued. No longer in production).

Purchase, Download, Installation & Updates:

Purchase, download, and installation were standard without any issues or problems. The $50.99 United Stated Dollar (U.S.D.) price is reasonable for most users.

The newer user friendly Aerosoft One interface:

Manuals:

The provided manual is well written with sufficient details and very well illustrated with number screenshots. Aircraft takeoff performance charts, takeoff and landing charts, center of gravity (C.G.) charts, and cruise power tables are all absent. The charts and tables for the real aircraft this was modeled from should have been included in the manual.

I found some issues and problems with these listed below:

  1. Systems for the CRJ 550/700 are Identical to that of the CRJ 9000/1000 –> They may be indeed identical in the real aircrafts, though I just wanted to mention this.
  2. The Structural Weight limits between the CRJ model variants. For example the CRJ 900ER and the CRJ 1000 have ninety (90) and one-hundred (100) passenger capacity, respectively.
  3. The weight and balance tables between the CRJ 550, 700, 900, and 1000 models are not clearly labeled and confusing.
  4. The naming/identification, or nomenclature, between the CRJ 900 and CRJ 1000 are inconsistent and confusing throughout. There is a CRJ 900ER routinely referenced along with a CRJ 900, yet there is no CRJ 1000 model.
  5. Quick Reference Guide page # 37, V-Speed performance Tables: There is no identification of what CRJ models the V-speeds and weights.
  6. Quick Reference Guide page # 6 Maximum Landing Weight: The tables are only showing the landing weight up to and including: 34.019 kg or 75,000 lbs.
  7. Performance Tables are incomplete: The tables are only showing the landing weight up to and including: 34.019 kg or 75,000 lbs.
  8. Various typographical (typos) throughout.

Score: 9.25 out of 10

Graphics & Texture Quality:

Identical to that of the CRJ 550 and 750, the overall graphics quality including texture sharpness and clarity at native 4K/Ultra-High-Definition (U.H.D.) resolution are OUTSTANDINGLY AMAZING, as Expected. Briefly, the texture and modeling are the best seen to date in M.S.F.S. for any aircraft. Perhaps some may argue the relic Precision Manuals Development Group (P.M.D.G.) DC-6 looks better. However, from my seat and perspective this modern turbojet aircraft Aerosoft has delivered is unmatched in both modeling and texture quality and detail.

Score: 11 out of 10

ThreeDimensional (3D) Virtual Cockpit Modeling, Textures, and Night Lighting

The cockpit is delivered to the quality as expected.

Score: 11 out of 10

Flight Dynamics & Flight Modeling Quality:

The aircraft flight model and dynamics appear, sound, and feel as they should. The slow flight, stalling (i.e. power on & off, thirty-degree turning stalls, steep turns, power on (Clean and in Full Landing Configurations), acceleration and deceleration rates all seem very realistic and of the highest fidelity.

Rigorous environmental testing was conducted as follows either at or near maximum certified takeoff weight:

  1. CRJ 1000 –> High Altitude Airport Takeoff at Daochen Yading airport (ZUNDC) in the People’s Republic of China at 11,560 feet Mean Sea Level (M.S.L.).

2) CRJ 1000 –> Cold Altitude Airport Takeoff at Qaanaaq airport (BGTL) in Greenland.

3) CRJ 1000 –> HOT temperature takeoff in Kuwait (OKBK).

4) CRJ 1000 –> Short Field takeoff and Landing at Sedona, Arizona (U.S.A.).

5) CRJ 1000 –> Aircraft and Agility testing at Lugano, Switzerland.

6) CRJ 1000 –> High Aircraft Density Certification in Boston Logan Airport to New York John F. Kennedy airport (KJFK).

7) CRJ 1000 –> Night Flight Certification in Paris, France (Europe).

8) CRJ 1000 –> Flight Envelope and Stability Testing.

The flight model and dynamics are Fantastic.

Score: 11 out of 10

Aircraft Systems Quality:

The aircraft systems are robust, basic, and well defined for s study level flight simulation. There are is no weather radar or terrain radar included.

The Traffic Collision Avoidance System (T.C.A.S.) aural (audio warning) is delayed about five (5) seconds and compromises flight safety.

No Takeoff Tail Strike Simulation (*Wish List* 🙂 )

The Trim Control buttons are not synched with the external computer controllers.

The Flight Management Computer (F.M.C.) has no option to enter data via the computer keyboard.

The Autopilot certainly needs some optimization, fine-tuning, and polishing. For example with the autopilot on in NAV mode following the preprogrammed flight plan, the aircraft will make a turn of approximately thirty (30) to forty-five (45) degrees and then proceeded to oscillate in a decreasing sigmoidal pattern, on both sides of the new course track for several minutes. I do not distinctly recall the new course tract was definitively established, even after several minutes of these dampening tracking oscillations. To note the y-axis of the autopilot, or altitude, hold was wither on altitude hold or in the Vertical hold (VNAV) mode, being directed by the F.M.C.

Score: 9 out 10

Final Scoring Summation and Grade:

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PLEASE NOTE AT THE END OF THIS REVIEW IS MY PORTFOLIO GALLERY OF SUPPLMENTAL SCREENSHOTS TAKEN DURING THIS REVIEW

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51.25 Points (Including all BONUS and EXTRA-CREDIT Points) Out Of 50 Points

102.50%

(M.S.F.S.) Final Grade: A+

HAPPY LANDINGS!!!!!!!

Recommendation:

I Highly Implore the purchase and usage of the HighFidelity Aerosoft Canada Regional Jet (C.R.J.) 900 and 1000 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This simulation is extremely reasonable, has solid systems, with OUTSTAINDING Visual Textures and Modeling. The product Pristine, Polished, and nearly flawless. The $19.99 United Stated Dollar (U.S.D.), or 16.99 Euro’s, price point is Very Reasonable & an UNBEATABLE VALUE!!!!!!! The detailed product specifications and purchase portal can be accessed by clicking here.

Additionally, Aerosoft offers the CRJ 900 & 1000 models as additional aircraft (both not tested in this review) as upgrade add-ons for $19.99 U.S.D. (16.8 Euros) or as Bundle Deal for $69.99 U.S.D. (58.82 Euros) for the All-Inclusive C.R.J. 550, 700, 900, and 1000 package discount deal.

Supplemental Screenshots Portfolio:

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BLACKHOLE THURSDAY.

RELAX. The New York Stock Exchange (N.Y.S.E.) did not wildly Skyrocket up one-thousand-plus (1,000+) points to Peak and then Immediately FreeFall two-thousand and two-hundred (-2,200) points, with an approximate net daily shift of a one-thousand and two hundred point deficit/decrease (-1,200) points for the day. And no the United States Legislative Branch (also know as the United States Congress) did not fail to deliver any material legislation. That was yesterday. No worries.

The Cable News Network’s (C.N.N.’s) chief aerospace reporter and correspondent Ashley Strickland first reported a wonderful image of a Supermassive Black Hole in the middle of the Milky Way (pictured below) Four “4 million times more massive than our sun.”

“For the first time, astronomers have captured an image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It’s the first direct observation confirming the presence of the black hole, known as Sagittarius A*, as the beating heart of the Milky Way. Black holes don’t emit light, but the image shows the shadow of the black hole surrounded by a bright ring, which is light bent by the gravity of the black hole. Astronomers said the black hole is 4 million times more massive than our sun.”

“For decades, astronomers have wondered what lies at the heart of our galaxy, pulling stars into tight orbits through its immense gravity,” Michael Johnson, astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, said in a statement.”

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A High-Fidelity Study Level BOEING 737-700 Next Generation Flight Simulator By Precision Manuals Development Group (P.M.D.G.) for Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.).

Disclosure: The top image is sourced from P.M.D.G: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/175587-07may22-pmdg-737-700-release-schedule-announcement

Precision Manuals Development Group (P.M.D.G.) LLC has released and published their first Airline Transport Category Turbojet airliner for Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.); a BOEING 737-700 Next-Generation aircraft.

Product specifications and the purchase portal can be accessed by clicking here or the following link: https://pmdg.com/pmdg-737-700-for-microsoft-flight-simulator/

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COMING SOON.

COMING SOON to a airport and hanger near you, the Military Visualizations (MILVIZ) twin engine 310 high-fidelity study level flight simulator for Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.).

Publishing Release date is scheduled for Wednesday May 4th, 2022 with a Live Launch Event on the MILVIZ Twitch channel that day at 1:30 pm (13:30) Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.), according to MILVIZ /METAFacebook page. Click Right Here to access, read, and view the Facebook/META announcement.

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A Show Of Readiness.

The top lead graphical image is sourced from the Lockheed Martin Corporation: https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2022-04-05-DARPA,-AFRL,-Lockheed-Martin-and-Aerojet-Rocketdyne-Team-Successfully-Demonstrate-HAWC,-Hypersonic-Air-breathing-Weapon-Concept

In an initially internal and private, and later publicly announced, credible and critical test of readiness: “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) team successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). This historic flight reached speeds in excess of Mach 5, altitudes greater than 65,000 feet and furthers the understanding of operations in the high-speed flight regime,” according to the Lockheed Martin Corporation (April 5th, 2022).

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A SUPERSONIC Mach 2+ CONCORD Passenger Aircraft For Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.).

DC Designs has developed and recently published the  Aérospatiale and British Aircraft Corporation (B.A.C.) Concord for Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.).

The DC Designs Concord is being commercially marketed by JustFlight.com .

The product specifications and purchase portal are can be read and accessed with the following link: https://www.justflight.com/product/dc-designs-concorde-microsoft-flight-simulator

The aircraft should also be available in the notorious M.S.F.S. Marketplace purchase portal at any moment, if not already available.

Aerospace Weekly (www.AeroSpaceWeekly.com) has taken delivery of the aircraft.

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RUSSIA HAS LAUNCHED THE FIRST EVER HYPERSONIC MISSILE INTO UKRAIN TERRITORY DURING ACTIVE COMBAT; CONFIRMED BY UNITED STATES (U.S.) OFFICIALS, ACCORDING TO THE CABLE NEWS NETWORK (C.N.N.).

Russia’s military has fired a hypersonic ballistic missile and destroyed a big underground arms depot in western Ukraine, the defence ministry in Moscow has said,” according to BBC.

OPINION EDITORIAL (Op-Ed): Typical destructive focused entities, individuals (including psychopaths), and organizations get desperate, by automatic default when they do not get what they want, how they want it, and when they want it, and/or they feel or sense their ego, consciously and/or subconsciously, or reputation may be tarnished and then ask, beg, demand, and/or blackmail for help, advice, assistance, and/or guidance from external organizations. Such is the case recently with Russia asking the Chinese Government (The People’s Republic of China) for economic, military, and financial assistance to support their unwarranted, unprovoked, and unjustified “Special Military Operation”, or also called/termed an Invasion And Active WAR in all countries on Earth other than Russia, even going far as to ask the Chinese Government to feed their dying and surviving Russian military troops with Meal Ready-To-Eat (MRE’s) kits. Logically, Obviously, and Naturally now that the Syrian and the Chinese Governments have been asked for help by Russia, Iran and North Korea are next up to bat. Russia’s Leadership and Russian President Putin, Regardless of the self-induced amnesia, “Military Doctrine”, fantastical brainwashing, self-echoing transformation of manufactured reality into self-actualized reality of fact(s), or simply legally defined willful blindness or conscious avoidance (click here) in the wording (e.g. esoteric, caustic, ambivalent, ignorant, dumb, stupid, advised, guidance, executive-directive, guidelines, coerced, divisive, abstruse, ambiguous, vague, misleading, objectionable, controversial, leveraged, blinded, masked, unmasked, main-street, swamp, distorting, manufacturing, argumentative, generic, academic, scholarly, Absolutely “Incompetent”, Scripted, Rehearsed, Planned, Premeditated, Willful, InMature, Juvenile, Childish, coded, linguistic, “That wasn’t my Intend” (Thereby freely, without coercion, admitting there was Intent) or even Cryptic) does not matter, it is all the same; “They Are What They Are” and “It Is What It Is.”

United States (U.S.) Officials have confirmed the Russian Hypersonic missiles were launched, as announced by Russia, according to The Cable News Network (C.N.N.) on Saturday March 18, 2022:

Verbatim from C.N.N: “US officials confirm Russia has used hypersonic missiles against Ukraine

From CNN’s Natasha Bertrand, Jim Sciutto and Barbara Starr:

US officials confirmed to CNN that Russia launched hypersonic missiles against Ukraine last week, the first known use of such missiles in combat. The US was able to track the launches in real time, the sources said.

The launches were likely intended to test the weapons and send a message to the West about Russian capabilities, multiple sources told CNN. Russia’s Ministry of Defence said Saturday that it had launched hypersonic Kinzhal missiles against a military ammunitions warehouse in western Ukraine on Friday, destroying the structure in the Ukrainian village of Delyatin. CNN is unable to independently verify this claim.

Traveling at Mach 5 speed or faster, hypersonic weapons are difficult to detect, posing a challenge to missile defense systems. Hypersonic missiles can travel at a far lower trajectory than high-arcing ballistic missiles, which can be easily detectable. Hypersonics can also maneuver and evade missile defense systems.

The Pentagon has made developing hypersonic weapons one of its top priorities, particularly as China and Russia are working to develop their own versions.

CNN’s Oren Liebermann contributed to this report.”

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THE INAUGURAL JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE:

The image was sourced from the United States (U.S.) N.A.S.A: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/telescope_alignment_evaluation_image_labeled.png

Alignment of the James Webb space telescope eighteen (18) hexagonal mirrors, constructed of beryllium (Be2+) metal, is nearly complete.

The initial orbit of the James Webb space telescope is approximately one-million (1,000,000) miles (mi), or 1.6 million kilometers (km), from Earth, according to TIME magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger (TIME, The James Webb Telescope Took Its Best Picture Yet; 18, March, 2022)

“While the purpose of this image was to focus on the bright star at the center for alignment evaluation, Webb’s optics and NIRCam are so sensitive that the galaxies and stars seen in the background show up. At this stage of Webb’s mirror alignment, known as “fine phasing,” each of the primary mirror segments have been adjusted to produce one unified image of the same star using only the NIRCam instrument. This image of the star, which is called 2MASS J17554042+6551277, uses a red filter to optimize visual contrast. Credits: NASA/STScI”

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STRATOLAUNCHER’S “Roc”, THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT EVER FLOWN, COMPLETED ITS THIRD TEST FLIGHT ON SUNDAY JANUARY 16, 2022.

***NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The top lead photograph was sourced from Stratolauncher and FLYING Magazine: https://flyingmag.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/flyingma/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/16191942/strato6.jpg

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

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First reported by FLYING Magazine‘s on staff reporter Thom Patterson “on – site” report,the Stratolauncher Roc completed its first flight of 2022 on Sunday January 16.

The above photograph was sourced from Stratolauncher and FLYING Magazine: https://flyingmag.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/flyingma/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/17114128/flight-deck-banking-copy.jpg

Stratolauncher was conceived and founded by billionaire and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul G. Allen. Notably, Mr. Allen was the owner of both the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) Portland Trailblazers and the National Football League (N.F.L.) Seattle Seahawks. Mr. Allen succumbed to a lifelong war with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer at the age of sixty-five (65). Mr. Allen’s sister Jody Allen has been bequeathed control of Stratolauncher, the Portland Trailblazers, the Seattle Seahawks, and all viable residual businesses previously under Mr. Allen’s jurisdictional control.

The Stratolauncher Roc is uniquely, and one of a kind, powered by six (6) Boeing 747 engines and has two cockpits. The purpose of the aircraft is to launch Piggy Backing and hauled vehicles from the inner section of the aircraft for airborne release and immediate hypersonic flight. The usage of the “Roc” aircraft is termed/identified as the “carrier” vehicle in the system. The Stratolaunch TalonA is a flexible, high-speed testbed built for hypersonic research, experiments, and enabling operational missions.”

The test flightthe third in the planes historywas wheels up at 8:47 a.m. PT on the 12,500-foot Runway 30 at Californias Mojave Air & Space Port (KMHV). On the flight deck in the right fuselage: pilots Evan Thomas and Mark Giddings, as well as flight engineer Jake Riley,” according to Patterson (2022).

A Video Of The Entire Flight:

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PRECISION MANUALS DEVELOMENT GROUP (P.M.D.G.) PROVIDES AND UPDATE FOR THEIR OVERDUE HIGH-FIDELITY BOEING 737 NEXT – GENERATION (B737NG) FLIGHT SIMULATOR FOR THE MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR (M.S.F.S).

P.M.D.G. has stated in its independent forum that their High-Fidelity Boeing 737 NG has entered the Beta Testing phase of development: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/161143-12feb22-developer-update-pmdg-737-for-msfs-enters-beta-testing

P.M.D.G. previously explained that Microsoft and/or Asobo have not provide adequate debugging tools for developers. Thus, the time, effort, resources to competently and reasonably debug new and existing software on the platform is clearly unreasonable and have been extended “20 – 23” times longer than the Lockheed Martin P3D platform.

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N.A.S.A.s’ James Webb Space Telescope Has Reached Its Initial “L2” Station Orbit.

The top image was sourced from the N.A.S.A. James Web Space Telescope Geoposition Orbital Tracker: https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/assets/images/orbit/trajectoryMapping2.41-NoText-1800px.jpg

After a thirty (30) day journey, N.A.S.A.s’ James Web Space Telescope reached its initial deployment station at approximately one-million (1,000,000) miles from Earth.

Next, over the approximately next three (3) months the mirrors, constructed of Beryllium (Be2+, atomic number [#] 4) metal, will be painstakingly aligned to ideal perfection with micron (micrometer / 10^-6 meter) and nanometer (10^-9 meter) movements of the eighteen (18) hexagonal (six-sided) mirrors, each 1.32 meters (4.3 feet) in diameter. Altogether the mirror array will have a diameter of 6.5 meters or 21.3 feet (21 feet and 4 inches).

https://webb.nasa.gov/content/observatory/ote/mirrors/index.html

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Precision Manuals Development Group’s (P.M.D.G.) Captain Robert S. Randazzo Kicks Off the New Year 2022 with a Heartfelt and Optimistic Update.

Disclaimer for any potential litigation hunters, not inclusive of Judge Wapner’s The People’s Court, the top article image was sourced from P.M.D.G: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/157360-11jan22-happy-new-year-probably-let-s-get-started .

Captain Randazzo, sole owner and Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.) of Precision Manuals Development Group (P.M.D.G.), reports the Boeing 737 Next Generation (N.G.) High-Fidelity flight Simulator for the Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.) is progressing nicely with the above in development screenshot of the Honeywell Aerospace Enhanced Warning Ground Proximity System (E.W.G.P.S.) and vertical flightpath profile functionalities shown on the first officers’ primary flight display.

Captain Randazzo’s articulates under the surface details, issues, problems, and conundrums with Grace & Warmth; and much needed, essential, and required Humor and/or Sarcasm that is Well & Greatly Received to the reader, with a reasonable amount of Adult Genuine Maturity. Using and leveraging his previous real life Captain experience of being a Beech 1900 twin (2) engine turbo propeller (turboprop) regional aircraft with a regional airline and Boeing 747 – 400 type rating, Captain Randazzo’s P.M.D.G. is, and historically has been, the undisputed leader in High-Fidelity Boeing airline transport category aircraft flight simulation for the desktop & laptop personal computer(s).

Over the decades since P.M.D.G. moved into the Microsoft Flight Simulator-Verse-Dome-Orbit (M.S.F.S.V.D.O.) from its’ pioneering work with a Boeing 747 – 400 in the Terminal Reality FLY! Flight Simulator nearly twenty years, or two (2) decades ago, I have greatly enjoyed and appreciated Captain Randazzo’s AVSIM and new independent forum posts as pleasant, warm, and informative readings, similar to those found in FLYING magazine.

Captain Randazzo also mentions an update, making changes to LNAV and Flight Director controls laws, is pending with the sign off from the second round of beta testing for the Boeing 747 Lockheed Martin Prepar3D product line.

The full post from Captain Randazzo can be read (Please note, free-no cost account login is required to view the screenshot) from the following link: https://forum.pmdg.com/forum/main-forum/general-discussion-news-and-announcements/157360-11jan22-happy-new-year-probably-let-s-get-started

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Virgin Orbit Launches and Deploys Seven (7) Satellites with a Mission name labeled: Above The Clouds

The top picture was sourced from the Virgin Orbit Twitter page: https://twitter.com/VirginOrbit/status/1481760565043163136?s=20

Written By:

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

David’s Professional LinkedIn Profile can be viewed by Clicking You Left Mouse Button RIGHT HERE.

Virgin Orbit (Long Beach, California; USA), a spin off company from the pioneering Virgin Galactic company, launched and deployed seven (7) small satellites today from a specially modified Boeing 747. The launch was live streaming through the companies webpage.

Virgin Orbit is a boutique small satellite launching company with the marketing line & slogan “THE PREMIERE SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH SERVICE”, Prominently Display on the front page of the company website. “WE ARE ON A MISSION TO OPEN SPACE TO EVERYONE” is also displayed on the front lower right corner of the Virgin Orbit front page.

Notably, today’s Virgin Orbit launch was in the immediate wake of an earlier negatively disturbing announcement from Virgin Galactic; Just Hours Before on the same day, possibly as damage control and/or distraction.

Virgin Galactic decided to DROP the news it will be taking on an additional $425 million to $500 million United States Dollars (U.S.D.) of debt, while it has paused All revenue generating flight presumably through the end of the year or longer, according to Barrons (https://www.barrons.com/articles/virgin-galactic-stock-51642101161). Moreover, stockholding stakeholders took the latest gut punch with “Its stock shed more than 16% at one point during trading Thursday morning, hitting a low of $10.36 per share. That’s a far cry from its all-time high of $62.80, hit in early 2021,” according to the Cable News Network (https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/investing/virgin-galactic-debt-stock-scn/index.html).

Virgin Galactic stock (New York Stock Exchange symbol: SPCE) closed the day trading at $10.03 U.S.D., down 18.92% on the day from the previous low value (https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPCE/).

https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2022/01/15/virigin-galactic-launches-7-satellites-from-747-branson-intv-lead-vpx.cnn

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The Hubble Space Telescope Successor, the James Web Telescope, Has Been Deployed.

The top photograph of the Launching of the the James Web telescope was soured from the Cable News Network (C.N.N.): https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/25/world/james-webb-space-telescope-launch-scn/index.html

First reported and reported by Cable News Network’s (C.N.N.) Ashley Strickland, The telescope lifted off atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana at 7:20 a.m. ET.”

“The telescope comes equipped with a mirror that can extend 21 feet and 4 inches (6.5 meters) — a massive length that will allow the mirror to collect more light from the objects it observes once the telescope is in space. The more light the mirror can collect, the more details the telescope can observe.”

N.A.S.A. Twitter:

Merry Christmas! We got you a new telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope launched today, beginning a onemillion-mile journey to see 13.5 billion years into the past. Follow @NASAWebb and join the quest to #UnfoldTheUniverse: https://go.nasa.gov/3qHIEKT

The James Web Space Telescope Inaugural Deployment will be stationed 1,000,000 (One-Million) miles from Earth.

General N.A.S.A. information on the James Web Space Telescope can be found here and below:

https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/

The James Web Space Telescope Tracker can be found here and below:

https://www.jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html

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REVIEW: PIPER TWIN-TURBOCHARGED PIPER Seneca V (PA34T) For Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.); Created and Produced By Carenado.

By: David Michael Edwards B.S., M.B.A.

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Please note this disclosure, the very top (above) photograph of a real life Piper Seneca was sourced from Piper Aircraft: www.piper.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/19_Seneca_A2A_Ocean-Sunrise.jpg

REVIEW ABSTRACT & SUMMARY:

The product specification webpage is visual & graphically appealing, while also providing specific and concise information that is, or should be, Essential. The overall graphics quality including texture sharpness and clarity at native 4K/Ultra-High-Definition (U.H.D.) Resolutions are PHENOMENAL, as expected, and is the Trademark of all Carenado products. Solid and Good Documentation is provided. The flight model and flight dynamics are Spectacular. Carendo has provided sufficient and solid systems, as it has historically done.

The simulation is an Absolute Pleasure, Delight, and Treasure to Fly!!!!!!!!

46.5 Points Out Of 50 Points

93.00%

Final Grade: A

I Highly Recommend the HighFidelity Carenado Piper Seneca V (PA34T) Turbocharged piston aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator (M.S.F.S.).

Product Synopsis and Overview:

Longtime high-fidelity flight simulator producer Carenado has digitally recreated a high-fidelity Piper Seneca V (PA34T) Turbocharged piston aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The detailed product specifications and purchase portal can be accessed by clicking here. The product specification webpage is visual & graphically appealing, while also providing specific and concise information that is, or should be, Essential.

Scope and Goal:

The scope of this review is to evaluate the overall quality, in association its degree of fidelity, and the effective utility within the simulation.

The goal of this review is to have a robust review of the product, the product performance, and the Carenado Piper Seneca V (PA34T) Turbocharged piston aircraft.

I have done extensive, rigorous, and prolonged testing for this review.

The final version tested is the newest version filed in the MSFS in simulator Marketplace, which is currently version 1.3. The aircraft can only be purchased within the MSFS in simulator Marketplace.

Most of the flight testing and Final flight model and flight dynamics testing was conducted with the Precision Flight Controls Yoke and Throttle set detailed and referenced below.

Testing Specifications:

Hardware: Hands-Crafted, Customized & HandMade Hardware Setup: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10980XE CPU @ 3.00GHz (Eighteen [18]-Core Central Processing Units [C.P.U’s.], Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R ARGB Close-Loop AIO CPU Liquid Cooler, ASUS WS X299 SAGE LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 CEB Motherboard, One-hundred and twenty-eight (128) Gigabytes (GB) of Dual Channel Random Access Memory (R.A.M.) DDR4000 by GSkill RipJaws, NVIDIA RTX 3090 Graphics Processing Unit (G.P.U.) with twenty-four (24) GB of G6X video R.A.M., Rosewill 1,200 Watt power supply, 4x Solid State Drives (S.S.D’s) two [2] are made by Western Digital), Rosewill ATX mid-sized case, Track Infrared (I.R.) 5 head tracking head gear and receiver (Natural Point, Corvallis, Oregon [OR]. United States of America [U.S.A.]) and an LG brand 55″ Organic Light Emitting Diode (O.L.E.D.) 4K (UHD) with High Dynamic Range (H.D.R.) Coloring.

Notes: 1) All testing and screenshots in this review were taken at full native 4K (UltraHD, UHD) (3840 x 2160) Resolution. 2) All flight testing was conducted in the contiguous (lower 48) states of  United States of America (U.S.A.) here on the terrestrial surface and/or crust of Planet Earth.

Software: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64Bit), Current version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (Premium Deluxe Edition), REX 2020 WeatherForce for Microsoft Flight Simulator, John Dowson‘s FSUIPC 7 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Controllers:

  1. Logitech 3D Pro Joystick.
  2. Precision Flight Controls: Cirrus Beech Desktop Yoke
  3. Precision Flight Controls: Digital Throttle Quadrant
  4. Precision Flight Controls: Twin Multi-Engine Throttle, Prop, Mixture Attachment
  5. Saitek: PRO Flight Combat Rudder Peddles (Discontinued. No longer in production).

Purchase, Download, Installation & Updates:

Purchase, download, and installation were standard without any issues or problems within the MSFS Marketplace. The $29.99 United Stated Dollar (U.S.D.) price point is right on! Updates are provided routinely through the MSFS Marketplace.

Carenado Very Kindly provided a free presscopy for this review.

Thank You Carenado!!!!!!!

Score: 9.5 out of 10

Manuals:

Carenado freely provides all simulator manuals on their product description page at the bottom on the “Docs” page for customer’s pre-purchase review. The download link is available by clicking double clicking your left mouse button right here.

The provided manuals are solid and well written with sufficient illustrations and screenshots. Aircraft takeoff performance charts, takeoff and landing charts, center of gravity (C.G.) charts, and cruise power tables are all included and present, which is happily received by the customers. The charts and tables for the real aircraft this was modeled from should have been included in the manual.

Score: 9 out of 10

Graphics & Texture Quality: