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2021

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Spring

Mark 171

  • Fleet update - numerous X-Plane and P3D repaints. FSA Packages explained. F1 2021 Tour. Freeware Hawaiian Scenery
  • Video: Flawed Inspection Process in Boeing 777 Engine
  • Video: Big FlyBe News
  • Video: DME Arc to an ILS Approach Tutorial
  • Video: What Actually happened to Air Florida flight 90?
  • Video: Why Can't We Find MH370 ?
  • Video: TOP GUN 2 MAVERICK : 8 Minute Trailers
  • Video: Top 10 Modified Boeing 747’s
  • Video: DCS World Movie: VIETNAM/69
    Video: WHY is the FOLLOW ME CAR so IMPORTANT?
    Video: Fighter Pilot Breaks Down 12 Fighter Pilot Scenes
    Video: How to Air Marshall the British way, by Dance!!!

     

2020

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Mark 171

  • Video: The Virus that killed the Jumbo Jet - BBC Documentary
  • Video: Why The Boeing 737 Max Is Flying Again
  • Video: Is this the FUTURE of Aviation?
  • Video: Airbus A220 Riga-Dublin Ultimate Cockpit Movie
  • Video: First Autonomous Regional Cargo Aircraft
  • Video: How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet
  • Video: The World's Most Useful Airport
  • Video: Dash 8 Q400 | Fort St. John to Calgary
  • Video: Stressful Rain Storms AHEAD | Bush Pilot Flight Vlog
    Video: Rovaniemi Airport | Christmas 2018
    Video: How Airports Make Money
    Video: FSDG - Let's discover Africa and Africa bush flying
    Video: The best of X-Plane 11? & Just Flight 146 Pro For P3D
  • Video: A32NX Ground School
  • Video: HOW TO: Plan a flight in SimBrief
  • Video: Captain Sim 757 Realisitc Cold and Dark, Tutorial
  • Video: Flying across the Caribbean - JUST PLANES
  • Video: Video: Glitches and Tricks in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
    Video: What Happens When You Land on Free Parking?
  • Video: Author Brian Shul on piloting the SR-71
     

Autumn

Mark 171

  • Repaint of X-Plane A320neo.
  • Who needs the Boeing 737MAX NOW? and Hollywood v reality.
  • Freeware scenery of Astana, hardware & software reviews
  • Video: Prepared 5.1, MSFS update6, Infinite Flight 20.2
  • Video: easyJet: Inside The Cockpit Series 2
  • Video: Where do PILOTS+FLIGHT ATTENDANTS sleep?
  • Video: Think you understand Winglets? Think again
  • Video: Piloting AIRBUS A330 out of San Francisco
  • Video: Night Plane Spotting at Ho Chi Minh City Airport
  • Video: PMDG 737 NGX -  Go Around Tutorial
  • Video: Learning the CRJ KPHX to KDEN | Aerosoft CRJ-700
  • Video: Lockdown! The Game!
  • Video: Air-Force Proud My First Legitimate Crash
     

Summer

Graham 140

  • Send off for Phil Eliott. Introducing Glenn Gower.
    Repaints of many aircraft. MSFS2020, P3D5, XP11 news
  • The UKDirect Eurolink Monster
  • Freeware scenery, Flightsim charts and checklists
  • Video: Reviews of MSFS2020, P3D5, XP11 Vulkan
  • Video: Honeycomb Alpha Yoke: A Pilot's Perspective
  • Video: TerraFlora V2
  • Video: Ultra-Widescreen Gaming
  • Video: 6 Things That SHOCKED Me Buying an Airplane
  • Video: Flying across Europe with a BROKEN engine
  • Video: How does a PILOT KNOW when to DESCEND?
  • Video: Antonov An-225 Mriya
  • Video: Top 10 Discontinued Airplanes
  • Video: Camaro Summer Tournament

Spring

Charley Zulu

  • Repaint of HS Trident. Reviews of Aerosoft A330 & MSFS2020 updates.
  • Video: How Boeing Lost Its Way
  • Video: Cracks in the Boeing 737 NG wings!? Mentour explains
  • Video: Solari boards: The disappearing sound of airports
  • Video: FlightSim Community Survey 2019 Results
  • Video: Vickers VC10 - the lost flagship
  • Video: BAe 146 - more engines!
  • Video: How A Jet Engine Starts
  • Video: 25th ANNIVERSARY of BEA
  • Video: 12 Most Amazing Abandoned Planes
  • Video: James May's Toy Stories: Model AIRPLANE across the SEA
    Video: Pilots landed at the Wrong Airport!!
    Video: Jokes About Planes And Airports
    Video: Why people believe weird things | Michael Shermer
     

2019

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Charley Zulu

  • Video: The Economics That Made Boeing Build the 737 Max
  • Video: PARIS AIRSHOW 2019 | Airbus Recap
  • Video: KNUFFINGEN AIRPORT Worlds Biggest Miniature Airport
  • Video: Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress
  • Video: LEGENDARY ILYUSHIN IL-76 - full flight
  • Video: Reviews of AMD, Intel CPUs and Graphic cards
  • Video: What happened to the British aircraft industry?
  • Video: The Legendary Boeing 707
  • Video: The SPIRIT of BRITAIN - AVRO VULCAN bomber
  • Video: Reviews of MSFS20, UK2000 Bristol, CRJ, PMDG737NGXu
    Video: The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can
    Video: Captain Sully's Description of The Miracle On The Hudson
    Video: Siri vs Alexa & Dummy Hypnotises Ventriloquist
    Video: 25 Things Airline Pilots Don't Want You to Know?
    Video: FIFTY SHADES OF SANTA
     

Autumn

Mark 171

    Repaint of MS Default Beech King Air 350
    AI Lights Reborn, Self-Loading Cargo, GSX add=on, UGCX

    Video: The Rotodyne Story
    Video: Why Airbus Nearly Didn’t Happen
    Video: How to crash an airplane – Nickolas Means
    Video: Why the front of the Jet Engine is NEVER painted
    Video: Boeing lights explained
    Video: Why does London have so many airports?
     

Summer

Mark 171

    Repaint of Just Flight 1-11, HJG 707, DC-6, Comet 4 & Sikorsky S61
    Video: P3Dv4.5.FSLabs A320X With REX Enviroment Force. Flightbeam Wellington
    Video: Froogles OPINION - MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR 2020
    Video: REX 5
    Video: Is The GSX PBR Update Any Good?
    Video: Flight1 Garmin GTN 750 GPS Review and Tutorial
    Video: Landing at St Barths TFFJ (Pilots View)
    Video: Spirit Of America Sonic Arrow (Formula Shell LSRV)
    Video: Airbus A350 - Full Approach and Landing in Boston
    Video: How Budget Airlines Work
    Video: Manchester International Airport Promo Film - 1972
    Video: Why Do Backwards Wings Exist?
    Video: Why Berlin's 15 Year-Old Airport has Never Had a Flight

Spring

Mark 171

  • Repaint of Quality Wings 787-9
  • Repaint of PMDG 737-900
  • Video: Boeing 737 Stall Escape manoeuvre, why MAX needs MCAS!!
  • Video: ORBX - TrueEarth Great Britain South - Official Video
  • Video: P3D TWEAK & ADDON GUIDE 2019
  • Video: VFR Real Scenery NexGen 3D
  • Video: Digital Design Liverpool
  • Video: Pilots landing on the Wrong Runway!
  • Video: Crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Cessna
  • Video: How This Guy Folds and Flies World Record Paper Airplanes
  • Video: Why Did The L-1011 Fail?
  • Video: What happened to the Ekranoplan?
  • Video: Accident Case Study: Blind Over Bakersfield
  • Video: The "Rocky" Gibraltar Go-around - What happened?

2018

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Mark 171

  • Video: The Five Freedoms of Aviation
  • Video: Chubu Centrair International Airport
  • Video: Flying to Lapland - Rovaniemi
  • Video: CAPTAIN JOE meets KENNEDY STEVE - The interview!
  • Video: Cockpit Middle East Airlines MEA Airbus A320 Landing Izmir
  • Video: Hovering a Helicopter is Hilariously Hard
  • Video: The Rise of 20-Hour Long Flights
  • Video: PBR materials for Prepar3D version 4.4
  • Video: Manchester (MAN) to Guernsey (GCI) in an ATR42-500
  • Video: Will Ferrell Acceptance Speech At The Mark Twain Comedy Award 2011
  • Video: Will Ferrell’s Full Speech As George W. Bush At #NotTheWHCD
  • Video: The Fairy Tales of Chemtrails!
  • Video: The Ultimate Paper Airplane
  • Video: The FASTEST gaming PC money can buy1

Autumn

Graham 140

  • Repaint of Vickers Super VC-10
  • Video reviews of Aerosoft's A320/A321 Professional,  Saitek X55 Rhino
  • H.O.T.A.S., Asus Bezel-free Kit, Accu-feel v.2 for P3D V4, GSX Level 2
  • REX Environment Force, iFly Boeing 737 NG, QualityWings Ultimate Boeing 787, and ORBX for FSX/Prepar3D Explained
  • Video: Orbx Acquires Earth Simulations Assets
  • Video: Vickers VC-10 The Last Of The All British Built Jets
  • Video: BOAC Vickers VC-10 Travelogue - 1964
  • Video: AirbusA320 OUTSIDE CHECK explained by CAPTAIN JOE
  • Video: Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport
  • Video: NASA 60th: How It All Began
  • Video: Why Are The Dreamliner's Windows So Big?
  • Video: Airbus A220-300 (CS300) ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE
  • Video: Paul McCartney Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions
  • Video: Trump vs. The World: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Summer

Darren UKD630

  • Repaints of Bell 206 and C-130 Hercules
  • OP-ED We’re 20 now so spread your wings and fly to a new destination.
  • Video: AVIATION REVIEW of YEAR 2017 - 70 minutes
  • Video: Fixing aircraft with DUCT TAPE?
  • Video: Do Airplanes need parachutes?
  • Video: Three Engined Aircraft, what happened?
  • Video: The Bristol Brabazon
  • Video: Taxiway Markings, Signs and Lights
  • Video: Vickers Viscount.The First Turbo Prop
  • Video: Lufthansa Cargo MD-11
  • Video: How to Land the Space Shuttle

Spring

Andrew UKD579

  • 2018 F1 Grand Prix Racing Season
  • 2017 airliner accident statistics
  • Video: Taxi and Line Up! Explained by Captain Joe
  • Video: Great Planes Lockheed Constellation Documentary
  • Video: Lockheed L-188A Electra Promo Film #3 - 1960
  • Video: AVIATION REVIEW of YEAR 2017 - 70 minutes
  • Video: How does an ILS work? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE
  • Video: HOW TO FLY an ILS? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE
  • Video: EA Boeing 737-800 Homecockpit #1
  • Video: Dean Martin, Foster Brooks - The Bar/Airline PIlot
  • Video: Dave Allen on Airplanes

2017

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Simon UKD102

  • Elf and Safety notice.
  • Video: An in-depth look at Boeing 787 flight test
  • Video: Qantas 767 on 60 minutes
  • Video: ALS Dash 8 ULTIMATE COCKPIT MOVIE
  • Video: Airbus and Boeing corporate videos
  • Video: Trident - The Unsung Hero
  • Video: The Little Plane War
  • Video: St Helena welcomes their first Commercial airplane
  • Video: EMBRAER | Taming The Winds
  • Video: Blade Project & UK2000 Gatwick arrival.
  • Video: Liam Neeson as Santa & Frosty the Snowman

Autumn

Graham 140

  • Repaints of Project Airbus A318/A319/A320/A321
  • News : Phil UKD101 new Melbourne Hub
  • Facebook Gallery
  • Video: Court Line Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
  • Video: Building & Test Flying the Boeing 727 & 747
  • Video: FACTS you should know about CONCORDE!
  • Video: Lufthansa Cargo MD 11F  COCKPIT MOVIE
  • Video: Visual Circuit (Base Training)
  • Video: Orkestra Obsolete play Blue Monday
  • Video: British Airways safety video
  • Video: BA and Red Nose Day 2017

Summer

Graham 140

  • Repaints of Virtuacol CRJ, Aerosoft Airbus A320/A321, PA Airbus A320, Vistaliner B737 Classic and Posky Boeing 747-400
  • Video: PREPAR3d V4 - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
  • Video: PMDG 737 NGX “ Non-Precision Approach Tutorial
  • Video: Cat 3 approaches and autoland
  • Video: Carb Heat Demystified
  • Video: Know Where to Look During the Flare
  • Video: TAKE-OFF Speeds V1, Vr, V2! Explained
  • Video: Flying to Bahamas in a Cessna 172
  • Video: Aviation Humour (Rod Machado)
  • Video: COME FLY WITH ME

Spring

Mark171

  • Repaints of Carenado Cessna 208B, FSPainter A350-900, and TDS Boeing 737-700
  • Video: FROOGLESIM NEWS - MAY 7 2017
  • Video: VLOG - WHICH CAMERA TOOL?
  • Video: Airbus A380 Engineering Connections
  • Video: Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Documentary
  • Video: The Gimli Glider: 30 Years Later
  • Video: FROOGLESIM NEWS - MAY 14 2017
  • Video: Flight Sim World Gameplay
  • Video: TROLLING as an Air Traffic Controller in Flight Sim X
  • Video: Using a 56k Modem in 2017

2016

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Graham 140

  • Video: Emirates A380 Dubai Formation Flight (2 videos)
  • Video: WW2 Pilots sketch
  • Video: Helicopters Won’t Just Drop Like A Rock
  • Video: Testing Nasa Prototype Aircraft -NASA Documentary
  • Video: Boeing 767 Ran Out of Fuel Mid Flight
  • Video: QI | Amy Johnson and Paper Aeroplanes
  • Video: X Plane 11 Beta 2 (2 videos)
  • Video: Monty Python collection of videos

Autumn

Graham 140

  • Flight Sim 2016 review
  • Free Italy Photoreal, makerunways update, UK2000 Aberdeen Xtreme, X-Plane 11, Toulouse freeware
  • Video: The Making of Finnair A350 XWB
  • Video: Runway Markings Explained
  • Video: AOA 737NGX Training - Bleed Air
  • Video: SE210 Caravelle Simulator Project - Documentary
  • Video: Sole Survivor Film

Summer

Graham 140

  • Virtualcol ATR and Saab repaints
  • Real world Aviation review
  • Garmin trainer, AI Sounds, Pro ATC/X voices
  • Video: Aerofly 2
  • Video: Mojave Airport Airplane Graveyard
  • Video: Flight Simulator - Realistic Training in 2016
  • Video: NO 43 Group, Military Emergency Unit (UME)
  • Video: Cockpit Chronicles: Why I've fallen for the MD-80

Spring

Mark171

  • PMDG Boeing 737-800NGX repaint
  • 2015 Aviation review
  • FreeMesh X
  • Video: The Flying Years - Aviation History documentary
  • Video: PMDG 737NGX Full Flight Tutorial
  • Video: [SIMCAST] March 2016 | Episode 3
  • Video: ORBX TAPINI - TRIP TO FANE, Part 1
  • Video: Dovetail Games Flight School trailer

2015

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Charlie UKD301

  • Majestic Dash-8 Q400 repaint
  • Video: Share Of Pain - Digi Ana 1996
  • Video: [Prepar3D] AWESOME REALISM
  • Video: How to make FSX look AMAZING - FOR FREE!
  • Video: How I Built my Home Cockpit - Step by Step
  • Video: SimplePlanes Trailer
  • Video: BEST FSX / PREPAR3D ADDONS 2015
  • Video: Aussie Jingle Bells - Bucko & Champs
  • Video: Fascinating Aida - Rudest Christmas carol ever?

Summer

Graham UKD140

  • Aerosoft Airbus A319 repaint
  • Video: Tour the Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Built in a Garage
  • Video: Airbus A350 XWB Documentary Part 1/4
  • Video: Fully loaded Aerosoft A319 - Landing
  • Video: Frooglesim news - July 12, 2015
  • Video: Pilot Talk: Barely Air #2

Spring

Graham UKD140

  • GA Hop with Charlie McKenna
  • Video: Extreme Landings (Android game)
  • Video: Megafactories - Building the B747-8
  • Video: Trip in a Grumman Goose
  • Video: Standard Operating Procedures - Boeing 737
  • Video: Pilot Talk: Barely Air #1

2014

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Graham UKD140

  • Brief look back at the year
  • Video: Plane Crash in the Caribbean
  • Video: Difficult landing at ST. Maarten & ST. Barths
  • Video: Air Crash Investigation S13E07 - Terror In Paradise
  • Video: Flying Cars For Everyone?
  • Video: FlightFactor A350 XWB for X-Plane10
  • Video: Christmas - FSX Movie
  • Video: "All I Really Want For Christmas"  FAMILY GUY

Autumn

Mark UKD171

  • Caribbean Direct re-launch
  • Video: Flying in the Caribbean
  • Video: ILS Approach PART 1
  • Video: AIR FRANCE Airbus A380
  • Video: Cargo - Pilot Documentary
  • Video: Codrington Arrival in FSX

Summer

John UKD103

  • Simon's Guide To AeroExpo UK 2014
  • Future Of MSFS
  • Video: FSX DX10 TWEAK GUIDE 2014
  • Video: ATC gibberish
  • Video: Froogles Thoughts : PREPAR3D V2.2
  • Video: BBC Horizon Where is Flight MH370 ?
  • Video: How to use the FS GPS

Easter

Mark UKD171
  • UKDirect Air Taxi
  • Simon's Guide To Hardware Add-Ons
  • Video: Britains worst air accident
  • Video: Megastructures A380
  • Video: Rolls Royce
  • Video: World of Private Jets

 

2013

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

John UKD182

  1. How To Make FSX Realistic....ish
  2. Prepar3D v2
  3. Stansted to Newquay Flight
  4. Video: Home Improvement
  5. Video: Cebu Pacific dancing flight attendants
  6. Video: How do noise canceling headphones work?
  7. Video: Why Can't You Use Phones on Planes?
  8. Video: A Muppet Family Christmas 1987

Autumn

Simon UKD102

  • Flight Sim 2013
  • UK2000 VFR Airfields Vol.1 V.2
  • Video: Airbus A380 landing in San Francisco
  • Video: The Cornfield Bomber
  • Video: The Secret Life of the Airport
  • Video: Airline: The Story of Pan Am

 

Summer

Simon UKD102

  • The Muppet Rough Guide To FSAirlines
  • Video: Building Hong Kongs Airport
  • Video: Boeing 787 Dreamliner
  • Video: Lockheed Constellation

 

Easter

Mark UKD171

  • Simon Says: The Channel Fleet
  • UKDirect World Cargo
  • Video: Dreamliner news
  • Video: Just Flight Freemium 757
  • Video: The Flight Simulator Experience Show
  • Video: Crosswind landings at Dusseldorf
  • Video: GenX v Orbx scenery comparison

 

2012

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Ben UKD122

  • My Favourite Add-ons
  • Heroic Pilots
  • Video: BA Boeing 747-400 in D-Check
  • Video: Megafactories Learjet
  • Video: Boeing 787 Dreamliner

 

Autumn

Ruud UKD104

  • R.I.P.  Barry Blaisdell
  • Video: Channel 4 - The Plane Crash
  • EditVoicepack

 

Summer

Terry UKD186

  • Simon Says...
  • Video: DIY Easy Airliner Home Cockpit
  • Video: Qantas A380 Engine Failure

 

Easter

Ruud UKD104

  • Going Back To Your Routes
  • Mega Fleet Update
  • FSAirlines tips
  • Panic Buying (Fuel)
  • Video: Airbus X
  • Video: Pam Ann

 

New Year

Mark UKD171

  • Microsoft Flight
  • RIP Sascha Felix
  • Aviation Safety Statistics 2011

2011

Screenshot of the Month

Special Features

Christmas

Mark UKD171

  • Fancy Something Different?
  • Video: Take On Helicopters
  • Video: X-Plane 10 promo
  • Orchid Charity

 

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