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Hello! It's Saturday, October 28. We're covering the release of a freeware Boeing 787-9 for MSFS, VATSIM's biggest event of the year, and a surprise release of KMSP. New to Radio Check? Subscribe here.

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This release, which follows their previous work on the freeware Kuro 787-8 mod, brings the popular 787-9 variant to the virtual skies of MSFS.

MSFS Addons, 27 October 2023

Additional Coverage: Exciting Boeing 787-9 Released By Horizon Simulations


The Dash 7 has been keenly awaited by the MSFS community, especially given the aircraft’s distinctive STOL capabilities. The release opens a plethora of smaller airports for virtual pilots to explore.

MSFS Addons, 27 October 2023


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The Airbus H160 is a follow-up to the excellent H145, a product that completely built HPG’s reputation as reliable and meticulous creators of rotorcraft for MSFS.

MSFS Addons, 27 October 2023

VATSIM's biggest event of the year is happening later today!

Cross the Pond, VATSIM's biggest annual event, is happening now. Follow along with flight simulation streamers to learn more about how VATSIM and similar online ATC networks function. 

While all eyes were on the anticipated release of KSFO San Francisco Airport, Flightbeam Studios decided to divert our attention to the skies of the Upper Midwest with the release of Minneapolis–Saint Paul International.

MSFS Addons, 26 October 2023


PMDG has finally unveiled this weekend all the details about its upcoming Universal Flight Tablet (UFT) poised to redefine the in-flight experience in its MSFS fleet.

MSFS Addons, 22 October 2023

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Announced today via Laminar Research’s X-Plane social media accounts, we now have confirmation that X-Plane 12’s price will be going up on October 31.

Stormbirds, 27 October 2023


Performance improvements, new visual effects, and new in-depth system modeling help this update push on all fronts offering depth of simulation, eye candy, and performance boosts for many. I get into some of the details and look at whats new in 2.9.

Stormbirds, 22 October 2023


Today a new Volanta tracking software update dropped, bringing changes to the visuals of the application.

FSNews, 25 October 2023

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