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

Hello! It's Saturday, April 22. After something of a slow news week (well, except for Orbx's surprise release of a speed demon), we're covering covering a new racing drone, a DA42 review, and more. First time reading? Subscribe here.

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For a surprising new aircraft release, Orbx has partnered with the real BLACKWING Sweden AB to recreate this aircraft in our simulators.

FSElite, 21 April 2023

Orbx offers FSA Captains 20% off Vector, openLC, and True Earth! Plus, membership includes 3 free Orbx products.

Link your OrbxDirect Account Today!

Too often, a simulator is fired up without an objective and we find ourselves buzzing the tower in a F/A-18 Super Hornet or touring the Grand Canyon in a Piper Cub. This blog will focus on affordable ways to turn an at-home simulator into a valuable training tool for pilots..

Sporty's Flight Sim Update, 19 April 2023


Astro ONE, the personal racing drone inspired by the real-world Jetson ONE, is now available for an introductory offer of $9.99.

MSFS Addons, 29 April 2023


Mississippi's busiest airport, Jackson (KJAN), is now available for MSFS.

FSElite, 22 April 2023

Related: Reviewing Fly2High's Haverfordwest Scenery


Did I need to buy this airplane? No, not really. Should you buy this airplane? Let’s fly!

Stormbirds, 19 April 2023


The latest Microsoft Flight Simulator developer update is out and its a good reminder of some upcoming content that is on the way to the sim.

Stormbirds, 20 April 2023


FSA Member Poll

Sim Pilot Proficiency: on an FAA Instrument Approach Chart, what does the symbol boxed in red represent?  

An portion of the RNAV Runway 19 approach at KPQI.

What do you think? Click one of the options below to vote, and we'll reveal the correct answer next week.

  • An MSA: altitudes that provide at least 1,000 feet of obstacle clearance for emergency use in the vicinity of CESUG.
  • A TAA: a transition from the en route structure to the terminal environment for RNAV-equipped aircraft designed for operational use and obstacle clearance.
  • An MEA: the lowest published altitude available to ensure acceptable navigational signal coverage and meet obstacle clearance requirements.

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