This morning I was happy to see that Tom Tsui at FSX Times has released a first set of Saitek FIP gauges designed specifically to work with the A2A 172 and 182. This is great news for any FIP user flying these aircraft, as they require unique coding to work with the A2A local variable set. As soon as the engine gauges are released I’ll be clicking the download link.
While I was away ForeFlight released version 8 of its great iPad and web-based electronic flight bag. I had a chance to play with it some over the past few days, and it’s a real upgrade of an already great product. I won’t go into the details here, as Sporty’s iPad Pilot News has an extensive summary online that’s well worth reading, but it’s worth the look for both your real-world and simulated flying. This is even more true with the recent updates to ForeFlight 8 on the web, which make it an online flight planning tool at least equal to SkyVector, especially now that the route you plan online immediately syncs to your iPad.
Oh, and how does one connect ForeFlight with Prepar3d or FSX? Via the FSXFlight plugin. It costs a few bucks, but it works seamlessly.
Yesterday morning I found myself on the ramp in Togiak Alaska, destination for the simulated flight I posted about here. I made a short video of the airport, and here it is.
Oh, and I’m back and posting again.