This blog is dedicated to everything FSX as I said in my last blog post and it might feature some stuff from different flight simulators, but for the vast majority of it it will be FSX related! On that note, I wanted to create a quick blog post talking about some of the different addons you can download and use with Flight Simulator X.
The addons are probably one of the biggest things that make FSX the best flight simulator (in my eyes) because the things you can do are vastly expanded. After a while you get bored of just the default planes that come with FSX. I mean, it’s fun for a while and you might not get bored yourself, but I’m sure after a while everyone wants to try out different aircraft… especially if your most favorite planes are missing! This is where addons come in!
There are literally hundreds of different addons but in this post we will focus on aircraft. There are lots different aircraft addon developers, one of the most popular being PMDG. They are probably the market leader when it comes to downloadable content and aircraft for FSX. The quality and sheer realistic detail they have put into their work is not matched by any of the other developers in my opinion. Of course, this comes at a price, as PMDG aircraft is payware but let me tell you, it is absolutely worth every single penny. You won’t find free addons that are on par with PMDGs stuff!
Some of the best moments I’ve had in the flight simulator world has been with PMDGs downloads. It took a bit of time but with their ultra-realistic aircraft I was able to learn intricate details about a lot of different airplanes. For this PMDG gets my vote every time… if you are new to addons or have never heard of PMDG then get yourself over to their website to take a look for yourself! Their official website is at https://www.precisionmanuals.com/index.html.
Just a quick note: not only do PMDG do addons for FSX but they also have additional content for X-Plane and Prepar3d. I don’t personally use those flight simulators anymore but I thought I would put it out there just in case anybody reading this does. They are still great flight sims!
Some of PMDGs best aircraft packages are the 747-400 Queen of the Skies II Base Package, which includes the 747-400, -400M, -400D, -400F and also the 400-BCF. This includes the exterior design and all of the engine options for each aircraft respectively. You get a realistic cockpit, flight model and everything you’d expect from an original FSX aircraft: just even better! The 737NGX addon is also extremely popular. There are another 4 popular packages that include some very sought after aircraft.
If you want to take your flying to the next level I would seriously recommend going to look at what PDMG has to offer. It has some of the top class flight simulator addons that are needed just to make FSX that bit better. Well it makes it a lot better in fact…
Let me know in the comments your experience of using PMDG aircraft!