Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition

DTG_Martin Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:02am
Flight Sim websites and community resources [Official]
Greetings fellow flight simmers! We hope you are enjoying your FSX: Steam Edition experience. This thread is about flight simulation-focused resources and community websites. Whether you are a veteran simmer or new to the world of FSX, there are lots of websites out there where you can learn anything you could possibly want to know about flight simulation. Additionally, there are loads of forums and groups so you can share your enthusiasm for flight sim with similar-minded people.

Flight simulation can be fun, immersive, and addictive, and now we have compiled a list of the community resources that make it so. If you have any favorite FSX: Steam Edition related community sites that we may have missed, feel free to add them in the comments section below.

Official Dovetail Games Channels

FSX Insider Website -

The first and foremost news source for FSX: Steam Edition is the FSX Insider. Here is where we post articles on the latest add-ons, news, and events in the FSX: Steam Edition world. Aimee is usually on hand to respond to comments and answer any questions you have on the site.

Additionally, you can submit your own FSX-related articles to share with your fellow simmers on the Insider. To do this, click “Submit an Article” on the top right hand corner.

We have a dedicated community team to keep you up to date with the latest news, events, sales, and all-around aviation goodness from Dovetail Games. The following links are social networks and community websites managed by our fabulous community team. Click on each of the headers below to be directed to your social network of choice:

Facebook -

Join us on the world’s favourite social network for all the latest news, add-on previews and releases.

Twitter -

Do you prefer to talk in 140 characters or less? Come and find us on Twitter. @fsxinsider is your home for the latest info about both FSX: Steam Edition and the wider aviation scene.

YouTube -

The FSX:SE YouTube channel is home to a host of great video content from both the Dovetail Games team and our partners. Here you will find trailers, guides, aviation focused TV shows, Twitch catch-ups and lots more. Simply pick a playlist, sit back, and enjoy.

Twitch -

If you like to watch and chat, then Twitch is place for you! The Dovetail Games Twitch channel hosts regular live shows for all our simulators, including the FSX: SE show featuring Martin and myself.

FSX: Steam Edition Forums -

Whether you are looking for technical help, modding advice, guides to the best add-ons or hardware the FSX: Steam Edition Forum has a thread for you. The most populated of our social networks, our forum is filled with seasoned simmers and newbies alike sharing their advice and experiences. The FSX:SE forums are also great for finding other players for multiplayer scenarios.

In addition to our community channels, we also have a support team working hard to make sure your FSX: Steam Edition experience runs as smoothly as possible. You can always access our support team by clicking the “Support” link at the top of the page.
Last edited by DTG_Martin; Sep 5, 2016 @ 5:37am
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DTG_Martin Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:07am 
Community website, forums and publications

Until recently, the flight simulation community has existed almost exclusively in forums. Like the FSX: Steam Edition forum, these are places players can go to exchange flying tips, review software and hardware, ask for technical advice, etc.


If you have a question or need advice from seasoned flight simmers, AVSIM is where you want to be. The knowledge contained on this forum is endless. Additionally, AVSIM offers reviews on the latest software and hardware as well as a freeware library. -

Predominantly known for their extensive freeware library, has been around since the days of FS95. You can also find the latest news and releases here.

Mutley’s Hangar -

Mutley’s Hangar is a UK-based flight simulation community site based mainly around news, reviews, and the latest release announcements.

AirDailyX -

AirDailyX is a community news site which features interviews with prominent members of the community and exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming titles. They also have an extensive review listing.

PC Pilots Ireland -

Based in Dublin, PC Pilots Ireland offers freeware downloads, reviews, and you can even subscribe to their quarterly print publication!

PC Pilot (Print Magazine) -

PC Pilot is the premier English language print source for all things flight simulation. Published six times a year, it covers all aspects and genres of flight simulation from general aviation to commercial flying and even military sims.
DTG_Martin Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:09am 

Flight simulation is often thought of as a solitary activity, but we can be a social bunch as well. Flight simulation events and meet-ups are getting more and more common in both Europe and the United States. Additionally, there are all sorts of online events held all year long such as such as fly-ins, group flights, and even virtual air show displays!

German Flight Simulation Conference (Berlin, DE) -

FlightSimCon (Connecticut, USA) -

Flight Sim Show (Cosford, UK) -

FSWeekend (Lelystad, NL) -
DTG_Martin Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:52am 
Community Groups

One of the coolest experiences you can have is attending a local flight sim group meeting. Members tend to be interested in different aspects of flight simulation ranging from computers and hardware to real world aviation. Especially if you are new to flight simulation, we fully recommend getting involved. It really makes a difference having someone next to you, showing you the ropes! Here are a few groups to get you started:

Gatwick Flight Sim Group (South East UK) -

Southwest Flight Sim Group (South Devon, UK) -

North East Flight Sim Group (UK) -

Northwest Flight Sim Group (South Manchester, UK) -

While the groups mentioned above are all UK-based, we would love to hear from simmers from all over the world – if you have an FSX-related group, event, or website not listed here, go ahead and put them in the comment section below.
DTG_Martin Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:53am 
Have we missed something?

Flight simulation can be fun, immersive, and addictive, and now we have compiled a list of the community resources that make it so. If you have any favourite FSX: Steam Edition related community sites, groups or events that we may have missed, feel free to add them in the comments section below.
Last edited by DTG_Martin; Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:53am
JanV Dec 9, 2015 @ 1:01pm 
FlightSim Eindhoven - a special for Dutch visitors - We fly FSX-SE
Via deze website kunt u kennismaken met virtueel vliegen in clubverband.

Zauberblümele Dec 12, 2015 @ 3:26pm
Great collection of default aircraft textures and improved scenery.
This is my original A321 Austrian Airlines repaint landing at Skiathos, Greece.
I guess there are more then thousand textures avialable for the A321, Boeing 737-800 or the 747-400. There are also many freeware aircrafts but most of them have issues.
I only recommend the Thomas Ruth Airbus Packages (A330-200 &,A330-300), which use the default VC and Panel, avialable here:
Last edited by Zauberblümele; Dec 13, 2015 @ 8:57am
shelsponder Jan 21, 2016 @ 10:05am 
Why are the planes stuttering above 10,000 feet?
AJ/GAMING-57 Jan 23, 2016 @ 4:28am 
i reinstalled my fsx and a message came up after pressing the accept but the message read WINDOWS CANNOT FIND VCREDIST_X86,EXE and my fsx wont load can anyone help or give me some advice as to what as happened and how to solve the issue plz
twallyters Jan 26, 2016 @ 1:58am 
Just a quick note to let you all know that have created their fifth concept on FSX:Steam called FragileAir where virtual parcels are made and delivered by our pilots.

If you want to add some purpose into your flying, do take a look around the concepts as follows:

Thankyou for your attention pilots!
Last edited by twallyters; Jan 2, 2018 @ 9:30am
Barry Hardy Apr 11, 2016 @ 6:04pm 
how to re install flight simulator
Blumpers Jan 3, 2017 @ 6:11am 
UK Direct are recruiting pilots now. Based in the UK this airline operates a wide range of aircraft operating both short haul and long haul routes. Everyone welcome.
tanvirs258 Jul 13, 2017 @ 2:59am 
how to turn left right on ground
Wychlo Jul 21, 2017 @ 10:12pm 
Hello Martin, I've currently have been encountering various in-game crashes and strange lag spikes and graphical glitches My sys specs are: Windows 10, an i7 6500U 6th gen, 1tb storage, 12gb ram, and an Nvida Geforce.
Shotgun Piggy Aug 17, 2017 @ 4:00am 
im an ibis
I already own MS FSX on CD. Do I have to buy the FSX Steam Edition to install Steam aircraft.downloads?
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