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    PC Pilot Winter Special "PLANE CRAZY"

    A complete buyer's guide to aircraft simulations! JUST 4.99!

    Following the success of our Reality Check Summer Special, PC Pilot is pleased to announce the 2008 Winter Special a complete buyers guide to aircraft simulations!
    This exciting new issue offers in-depth advice on purchasing the perfect aircraft for you from internal and external graphics to flight fidelity and cockpit functionality, we cover every aspect you need to check before selecting your newest plane. From leisure flying to high-tech airliners and combat fighters, we reveal our full criteria for helping you make the perfect choice!

    This 99-page special issue includes:

    Plane Crazy
    One question we often get asked at PC Pilot is can we recommend a good aircraft simulation. The answer depends on a number of factors, which we explore as we go Plane Crazy!

    FSX Compatibility
    The compatibility labeling of some commercial products for FSX can be confusing. Just what are the degrees of compatibility, how have they come to exist and how does the consumer ensure they are getting the product they are expecting?

    Best Buys High-Fidelity Airliners
    For the simmer looking for the maximum realism in their flight experience, we present our recommendations for our top 5 airliners for FS2004 and FSX

    Best Buys Executive Jets
    Business jets are becoming ever more popular, flying passengers around the world in comfort. We feature the finest FS2004 and FSX has to offer

    Best Buys Sophisticated Gas
    There are a number of General Aviation sims that contain a high level of cockpit system and require greater pilot knowledge and experience. We highlight our choices for those who prefer a little more complexity in their flying

    Best Buys Military Add-ons and Combat sims
    Whether youre 7 or 70, Military and combat sims have a wide-ranging appeal. We make our recommendations for those who prefer their flight sims shaken and stirred!

    Building a 737 Cockpit
    Joe Lavery continues his quest to create a Boeing 737 home cockpit as he tackles the intricacies of the flight management computer and gets to grips with gauges


    Movies McDonnell Douglas MD-11, PMDG 747-400X, Twin Otter X, Lancaster, WWII Fighters, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and Falcon 4.0 Allied Force

    Alphasim Freeware Aircraft C-130 Hercules, Gloster Meteor, Hawker Harrier, P-51D Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, Vickers Wellington
    And much, much more!

    Also: All your favourite PC Pilot regulars including Editors letter, Comms, latest news and the best downloads!

    PC Pilot 2008 Winter Special is available now from WHSmith, Borders and all good newsagents for just 4.99. Alternatively, order your copy online at

    Airports 2009 CD-ROM

    Written by Alan Lord, The Airports CD-ROM has been substantially updated for 2009. The information is presented in an eye-catching 'web browser' style and includes the option to search any airport by name, IATA or ICAO code or parent city - making Airports 2009 a must-have for any civil aviation enthusiast!


    - Over 1,000 airports

    - New maps and photographs

    - Spotters locations

    - Detailed airport database from every continent

    Code: (CD5)
    Price: Just 9.99 plus FREE P&P*
    Order your copy from our online shop now for release December 2008!

    Hurricane Salute
    Produced by the world renowned FlyPast editorial team, this special issue magazine pays tribute to a wartime warhorse which shot down more enemy aircraft than any other defence during the Battle of Britain and destroyed more enemy aircraft than any other allied fighter during World War Two.
    Key Publishing's latest 100-page special issue provides a long overdue insight into the Hurricane


    - 'First' and 'Last' Hurricanes

    - The Battle of Britain

    - Fighter Command's only VC

    - The Battle of France

    - Aces

    - Squadrons

    - Variants

    - Worldwide Survivors

    - Rebuilding and covering

    - Flying the Hurricane, plus much more!

    Code: [FPHURR]
    Just 4.99 plus FREE P&P*
    Order your copy from our online shop now for release 13th November 2008!

    RAF Annual Official Review 2009

    The Aircraft - The Weapons Systems - The Operations - The Personnel

    Produced by Key Publishing's award-winning team of expert military aviation journalists, working closely with RAF personnel in the UK and overseas, the RAF Official Annual Review 2009 provides a complete portrait of the aircraft, the missions and the people who comprise Britain's 21st Century air defence operations.

    Set over 132-high quality pages, this special publication includes:

    - Exclusive access to the Typhoon, Tornado and Harrier

    - Operations including Telic, Iraq and Herrick, Afghanistan

    - Behind-the-scenes look at the RAF's renowned flying training system

    - The support network who keep aircraft in the air - including the RAF Regiment

    - Search and rescue, air defence and fighter control from across the UK

    - All current weaponry systems plus the possible future role of space technology

    - Red Arrows, Battle of Britain memorial flight, Falcons and much, much more!

    Code: (RAFYRBK)
    Just 4.99 plus FREE P&P*
    Order your copy from our online shop


    Rolls-Royce: Powering the Whispering Giant - The Trent 900 Engine

    The Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines power the worlds largest airliner, the Airbus A380.

    In February 2001, Rolls-Royce announced the launch of one of the most ambitious engineering programmes in the companys Civil Aerospace history to develop the Trent 900 engine to power the Airbus A380, a new and exciting aircraft which would become the largest civil airliner ever built.

    The Trent 900 is the 4th member of the Trent family, and holds pride of place as the largest jet engine ever produced by Rolls-Royce. Powering the Whispering Giant plots the Trent 900 journey in photographs from concept to design, development, testing, first flight on the A340 flying test bed, flight test on the A380, Route Proving, Service Readiness and Entry into Service in October 2007.

    This colourful publication combines the best images from throughout the programme, with descriptions of each major step along the way, to offer the reader a unique insight into one of the most public and most exciting new jet engine programmes ever undertaken.

    Just 15.99 + P&P

    Click here to order your copy from Keys Aviation shop

    RAF Official Calendar 2009 [M106]

    The Official Royal Air Force 2009 Calendar features 12 superb images of iconic aircraft from across the history of the RAF, from the historic Lancaster Bomber to the futuristic Eurofighter Typhoon. Also featured is a centre-page tribute to English aviation pioneer Sir Thomas Sopwith.

    The artwork, from the Royal Air Force collection, is set over 12 high-quality, glossy pages making this calendar the perfect accompaniment to the year ahead!

    Price: Just 9.99 + P&P

    Click here to order your copy from Key's aviation shop

    Ultimate Flight Tests

    20 Great Aircraft from the Cockpit

    Special Collectors' Edition
    Brought to you by the Today's Pilot editorial team, this special 'From the Cockpit' Collectors' Edition features 20 exclusive flight tests. With expert opinion, stunning photography and inspirational commentary plus a foreword by Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown CBE DSC AFC RN
    Ultimate Flight Test is a must-buy for all aviation enthusiasts.
    Flight tests include:
    - ACA Super Decathlon
    - Aero L39 Albatros
    - Skyleader
    - Cessna Mustang
    - Cirrus SR22 G3 Turbo
    - Diamond DA-42 TwinStar
    - North American T-6
    - Supermarine Spitfire TR9
    - Piper PA-18 Super Cub
    - Eurocopter EC135
    - Focke-Wulf FW-44 Stieglitz

    Just 6.99 + FREE P&P*

    Only available online from Keys Aviation Shop. Click here to order your copy now!


    Traffic 2004 [SIM25]
    Building on the formidable heritage of FS Traffic and FS Traffic 2002, comes the ultimate enhancement for FS 2004, providing AI traffic of real-world airliners and general aviation aircraft. Your simulated airports will be nearly as busy as the real ones!

    Traffic 2004 comes with custom tools to adjust and expand the program and it's even got it's own website at where users can exchange information and download resources to make Traffic 2004 even more powerful.

    Expansion for Flight Simulator 2004

    Price: JUST 7.99 + FREE P&P*
    Click here to order your copy from Key's Aviation Shop

    Captain Speaking 2002 [SIM17]
    Captain Speaking was hailed by the press as the ultimate ATC program and now the special edition brings you even more great features.

    The acclaimed approach procedures are now even more accurate and crew can be heard using their own language when flying over their native country. More flights, more detail, varied weather and holding patterns means that no two journeys will be the same.

    Upgrade for Flight Simulator 2002

    Price: JUST 8.99 + FREE P&P*
    Click here to order your copy from Key's Aviation Shop

    Airbus A340 [SIM118]
    Part of Just Flight's new F-Lite range, this A340 package has been specially designed by the experts at Commercial Level Simulations to be very high in quality and yet easy to operate.
    Fed up with ultra-complex FMCs? Confused by over-serious systems? Or are you new to modern airliner operations? If the answer to any of these is YES, then the F-Lite range is for you! A high-quality model design is coupled to very high-quality textures, animations and super flight model characteristics - and all at an affordable price. You can admire your aircraft, then jump in and fly the world's long-distance routes without having to go to college to learn how to do it.

    Price: JUST 9.99 + FREE P&P*
    Click here to order your copy from Key's Aviation Shop

    Airbus A320 - Pilot in Command Sim46
    The most realistic Airbus A320 this side of your local airport!

    Developed and tested by an active Airbus pilot, Wilco's add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 gives you the meticulously detailed panels, the true-to-life Flight Management Computer (called the Flight Management and Guidance Computer in Airbus-speak) and dozens of nerve-wracking malfunction simulations. On top of that, A320 Pilot in Command delivers exclusive new features made possible by Wilco's proprietary new FS NAT (New Animation Technology).

    Active 3D Cockpit - Enabling you to control the aircraft directly from FS2002's virtual cockpit without switching to a 2D flat panel. Pan and zoom around the flight deck to your heart's content, then click any button or switch to activate the autopilot, grab the throttle, access the FMGC, or perform any other operation right from the 3D view. It's the way to really fly - virtually.

    Price: JUST 16.99 + FREE P&P*
    Click here to order your copy from Key's Aviation Shop

    For more of our fantastic flight sim offers see the dedicated SIM SPECIAL thread!

    *UK and BFPO orders only

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