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Update regarding my hand, So after visiting the hospital today ive been told I must wear a sling and a cast for two more weeks as my hand has not healed as quickly as expected after my operation. So as a result wizzsim will be updated slowly and as much as I can while my hand heals and I will again provide another update 2 weeks from today. Regards Matt.

DC3 Airways Announces Its 2021 World Rally

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The DCA World Rally begins on Saturday October 16, 2021. It is open to all flight sim enthusiasts. DC3 Airways membership is NOT a requirement.

Unfortunately, because MSFS 2020 does not yet have a flyable DC3 or C-47 aircraft in its hangar, sim pilots will not be able to use that platform. However, flight descriptions and start up files are included for the other major sims including p3d, X-Plane and FSX.

The schedule consists of ten flights from around the world, to be flown in a DC3/C-47. The rally will be spread over thirty days giving pilots a three day time frame in which to complete each flight and file their pirep. More details on when each flight may be flown are given in the World Rally Rules section, which can be found at https://dc3airways.net/wr. The vast majority of navigation is via NDB and VOR navaids, but there is also a considerable amount of navigation by dead reckoning. The goal is to have fun flying a DC3/C-47.

But to add more challenge, each flight has a calculated flight time that can be reached using the correct average climb, cruise, descent and approach speed. Some flights are more challenging by the inclusion of specific weather settings.

Adverse winds and weather are an ever present danger of this form of navigation, but help is at hand thanks to the venerable E6-B calculator. Professional pilots are well aware of this wonderful tool and how best to use it. If you don't already possess an E6-B, a Freeware electronic version is available on the internet and DCA is providing a link to this valuable utility. If you are serious about navigation, take time to learn how to use this tool and your navigational accuracy will be extremely rewarding.

All flight descriptions are prepared in both MS Word and PDF format. Useful jpg images will also be provided to assist pilots with their pre-flight planning. Pilots may of course use the flight descriptions as a guide to create your own flight plan, if desired. If you do not have MS Word, Libre Office Open Source software is an excellent free substitute.


The DCA web site Welcome Page presents self-explanatory buttons which will link you to the various pages of the World Rally 2021 web site. The first area you are advised to visit is the Rules page. If you are willing to abide by the few simple rules and wish to join us for the World Rally your next action is to register and enjoy!

If after the rally you feel that you have enjoyed yourself, learned something new, or refreshed a few long forgotten skills, our aim will have amply been achieved. And, if you like the experience, please feel free to sign on as a pilot for DC3 Airways at dc3airways.net.

FSExpo Announces Next Level Racing Giveaway

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FlightSimExpo 2021 is a hybrid in-person and online event held September 24-26 at Town and Country Resort, San Diego. Attendees can register for the in-person or online events, starting from just $15, at www.flightsimexpo.com.

SAN DIEGO - August 12, 2021 - FlightSimExpo sponsor Next Level Racing is giving away two flight simulator Lite flight simulation chairs! The first giveaway is available right now, to anyone, even if you aren't planning to attend FlightSimExpo. Just join the Next Level Racing mailing list for your chance to win. Entrants can also share their #FSExpoStory on Facebook and double their chances to win! The second opportunity to win will take place during FlightSimExpo 2021, is open to in-person and online-only event registrants. Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 26 at the conclusion of the show.

The Next Level Racing flight simulator Lite will be on display for FlightSimExpo attendees to try in San Diego as part of Thrustmaster's 800 square foot exhibit booth, the largest in FlightSimExpo history! In addition to their product demos, Thrustmaster will be revealing an exciting new addition to their civil aviation lineup on Saturday, September 25. Product updates and announcements are also expected from Flight Factor, prepar3d, Turtle Beach, Virtual Fly North America, X-Crafts, and X-Plane.

With just over a month to go before FlightSimExpo 2021, the show continues to add exhibitors and sponsors. IVAO, a non-profit association which operates a free-of-charge online flight simulation network for members around the globe, will be exhibiting and has also supported the event with a Gold Sponsorship. TakeFlight Interactive, a company that trains pilots using AI and data analytics, will be exhibiting, and the GPS bezels produced by SIMiONIC will also be on display at the event. New Gold Sponsors include developer and publisher Just Flight and scenery and aircraft developer PILOT'S.

For those attending the in-person event, FlightSimExpo has secured travel deals with Delta, Southwest, and WestJet, discounted hotel rooms, and "show your FlightSimExpo badge" specials at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, Fleet Science Center, and the USS Midway Museum. Single-day event registration begins at $25. FlightSimExpo 2021 also offers an online registration for $15, which includes full access to all event seminars, live chats, product discounts and giveaways, and more.

"We're just over a month away," says show organizer Evan Reiter. "Although we remain aware of the COVID-19 situation, we're optimistic that we'll be able to get together in San Diego next month. We continue to offer complete flexibility on attendee registrations and encourage those who prefer not to attend in-person to support the show through our Online-Only Registration."

For more information on FlightSimExpo, to view the full schedule, and to register, visit www.flightsimexpo.com.


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About FlightSimExpo

FlightSimExpo is North America's community-driven flight simulation conference. The first FlightSimExpo was held in 2018 in Las Vegas, followed by a 2019 event in Orlando that attracted almost 1,700 attendees. FlightSimExpo 2021 takes place on September 24-26, 2021 at Town and Country Resort, San Diego and online. FlightSimExpo is proudly produced by active participants of the flight simulation community.

DCS Previews Mosquito FB VI

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Originally conceived as an unarmed, fast-bomber, the Mosquito's mission profile broadened substantially during the war. We have focused on the most widely used variant which offered outstanding versatility to carry out virtually any offensive task. Considered by many as the most extraordinary aircraft of the war, this genius design truly is a Wonder in every respect.




Navigraph Have Released AIRAC Cycle 2108 With ILS Fixes

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AIRAC Cycle 2108 is out! Make sure your navdata and charts are up to date.

The Navigraph development team is continuously doing work to enhance our charts and navdata services. Thanks to user postings in our support forum, we have been able to improve the accuracy of our navdata service for MSFS 2020 during the past months.

Our navdata development team recently had a breakthrough when investigating a number of approaches in MSFS 2020 that had a slightly misaligned ILS course. We are happy to announce that with Jeppesen data from Navigraph, all ILS approach courses are now aligned with the centreline and identical to the Jeppesen charts. Courses for offset approaches LDA/IGS that were previously misaligned are now also correct.

We would like to thank all users who are submitting reports through our support forum, allowing us to further enhance our navdata services!




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