FSA's curated weekly news digest. Catch up on the latest in home flight simulation from the past week.

Hello! It's Saturday, August 5. We're covering new MSFS World Hub info, three pieces of news involving CYUL for MSFS (tout en anglais), and a new free release from GotFriends that lets you fly with a furry companion. New to Radio Check? Subscribe here.

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A new update, two brand new aircraft and sharklets all coming in the future.

FSElite, 4 August 2023


Formally known as the Scenery Gateway system, the concept of the MSFS World Hub is to allow anyone in the community to easily edit and change default airports and then release that to the world via the platform.

FSElite, 3 August 2023

MK-Studios, then BMWorld & AmSim Release Versions of CYUL for MSFS

Montreal's Trudeau International Airport (CYUL) became a popular place in flight simulation this week. On July 31, MK-Studios released their version of CYUL. Three days later, we saw a separate rendition of CYUL, this one from BMWorld & AmSim.


We also found out that FlyTampa (FSA Captains save 10%) recently canceled their CYUL project because the space was getting a "little too crowded" when they shared updated plans for EHAM and KBOS.

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Cockspur has worked closely with SparkyPilot86, a pilot known for flying the same aircraft in real life. Their partnership aimed to replicate the systems and flight model of the 162 Skycatcher as faithfully as possible.

MSFS Addons, 4 August 2023


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Known for their painstakingly detailed and realistic UK airfields like Compton Abbas, Damyns Hall, or Solent Airfield, just to name a few, the Burning Blue team has now veered off their regular path and into a unique territory – the reproduction of 50 VOR ground stations scattered across the British Isles.

MSFS Addons, 4 August 2023


Self-Loading Cargo, the admittedly cool and promising application for passenger simulation has finally, finally gotten the update its users have been waiting for.


FSA Member Poll Results

Back on July 22, we asked:

Are you attending AirVenture 2023 in Oshkosh?


The results show that just 9% of our readers were planning to attend (real-world) aviation's biggest celebration this year.

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