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Welcome to the MSFS Gateway - Microsoft stopped producing Flight Simulator in 2008, but are releasing a new edition in August 2020. The original MSFS code was enhanced under license by Dovetail Games for their FSX Steam edition, and extensively enhanced by Lockheed Martin as Prepar3D.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator A new version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) has been developed and is to be released on 18 August 2020. Pre-orders now being taken. Useful pre-release information on Fly Away web site... Video review from Frooglesim... Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
FSX-Steam Edition Developed by Dovetail Games for the Steam distribution platform, Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition (FSX-SE) offers improved multiplayer options and updated Windows 10 support, while retaining full backward compatibility. FSX-Steam Edition
Prepar3D
(P3D)
Prepar3D is a 64-bit flight/sea/land sim developed by Lockheed Martin from the Microsoft FSX code with performance improvements, greater stability and new functions. Version 4.5 hotfix 3 and new Version 5 released. HF2 released. Prepar3D by by Lockheed Martin
Prepar3D Forums Official Lockheed Martin P3D support and discussion forums. They include specific forums for discussing issues with installation, normal and multiplayer use, hardware, SimConnect, screenshots. Prepar3D Forums
Prepar3D Help & SDK Access the official P3D Learning Center and SDK here. Learning Center offers users information on aircraft, controls, navigations, missions and views. SDK sets out parameters for developers and describes use of built-in utilities. Prepar3D Help & SDK
Flight Sim News Sites
Calypte Aviation From Poland, a nice blog by Wojciech Przybylski with news, tips, tutorials and reviews of aircraft and scenery. A sister-site in English (C-Aviation.net) focuses on reviews, tutorials & tweaking. Calypte Aviation
Digital Flight Wire A responsive flight simulation news aggregator offering daily coverage of news, software releases, FS business etc. Digital Flight Wire
Flusinews.de German language on-line flightsim magazine largely staffed by a group of young volunteers. They carry news, reviews of freeware and payware, articles and videos. Also forum and links. Flusinews.de
FSElite New, reviews and editorials. Delivering ‘news-worthy’ articles, free from unfounded rumour or speculation. If we report something, we’ll source it so you know what we’re saying is right.  New! Stay at Home Community Hub... FSElite
PC Pilot PC Pilot is an A4, full colour, flight sim magazine published bi-monthly. Every issue is packed with news, advice and features on all aspects of flight simulation and well-respected reviews. On-line subscriptions. PC Pilot logo
Reddit r/flightsim Flight sim community on Reddit - For all those who love to fly the virtual skies. Reddit flightsim logo
SimFlight English portal of a network of international sites (France, Benelux and Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Germany, Poland, Japan & China. Up-to-date FS news, reviews, many general and product forums, links and simMarket SimFlight
Flight Sim Downloads Sites
Avsim A huge and popular flight sim portal with thousands of downloads for current and earlier versions of MSFS and other flight sims. News, reviews and many forums. Totally free. Donations welcomed. Avsim logo
FlightSim.Com Flight simulation news and reviews, downloads, forums, FAQs, navigation tutorials, screenshots and links. Free download libraries and forums. An optional subscription gives faster downloads. Online software store... FlightSim.com logo
Fly Away Simulation Flight simulation news and reviews, downloads, forums, FAQs, navigation tutorials, screenshots and links. Completely free P3D, FSX & FS9 downloads and forums. Optional subscription gives faster downloads. Fly Away Simulation
FS Freeware.net Freeware aircraft, scenery and tools downloads for FS2004, FSX and Flight Gear. Fast downloads require registration. FS Freeware.net
Rikoooo A collection of freeware downloads for FS9, FSX and P3D. Includes aircraft, scenery and utilities. Also screenshots and videos. Optional, low cost, subscription gives faster downloads. French and English language. Rikoooo
Simviation Many gigabytes of quality freeware add-ons nicely organised by type. Includes aircraft, panels, scenery & utilities. Also offers help with installing them, news, reviews, VA message board and more.  Simviation
SurClaro Flight Simulations Large, long established flight simming resource offering thousands of freeware and shareware downloads (free registration required), forums, chat rooms and screenshots. Also hosts an on-line shop. SurClaro Flight Simulations
Wizzsim.com Freeware downloads for FS98 through to FSX, P3D and X-Plane. Includes aircraft, aircraft liveries, scenery and utilities. Also has flight sim forums, news and links.
Flight Sim Advertising Services
FlightSim AdWork Central online advertising service for the Flight Sim community specialised business area. The idea is to bring together content publishers who wish to earn advertising revenue, with businesses looking to advertise their products. FlightSim AdWork logo