On July 4, 1958, when the first images from the hand-held camera onboard the helicopter were received by the engineers on the ground, news gathering changed forever. The KTLA-TV Telecopter was born, and a Bell 47G-2 was part of the story.

Helicopter news footage is so common today that we don’t think how complex the whole process is: imagine sending live pictures from a fast-moving aerial platform to a TV station on the ground, so they are shared, in real-time, with audiences. We’re so used to take the bird’s eye view for granted when we watch images of forest fires…


There is a Twin Otter for MSFS coming from Aerosoft, but the term “glass cockpit” is banned form the conversation, so let me ask: who will make the Eco Otter SX, an electric version of the classic?

First announced on September 15, 2020 by Mathijs Kok, on Aerosoft’s forums, the Twin otter is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator somewhere during 2021. Recent images show that development is going ahead quickly and now that the CRJ is out of the door, the company has more time to get the Otter ready for release.


Flying with other people is an “out of the box” option in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Few online experiences within the realm of games create the ideal conditions for a community experience of discovery as Microsoft Flight Simulator. It’s something that started nearly three decades ago and has now reached a whole new level.

I turned 66 this Spring. I’ve reached an age where you look towards tomorrow but also glance at the past, aware that most of the road is surely behind you. Yes, I know the feeling has been here earlier, but it’s now, right after leaving 65, which some consider as deserving the definition of old, that I sat down and said to…


My own adaptation of a livery for the Cessna Skymaster 337 from Carenado, here in Prepar3D

Microsoft Flight Simulator needs a version of the Cessna Skymaster 337, but as the simulation points towards the future, I would like to have the electric version of the plane. Who dares create it?

The Cessna 337 Skymaster from Carenado has been my go-to airplane for many hours of flight simulation, from the original Microsoft Flight Simulator to X-Plane 11. In fact, I can say I’ve acquired all the commercial versions made available since FSD International launched its version for FS 2004. The package, which was later made compatible — well, almost — with FSX, offered two versions of the…


HP is selling its Reverb G2 VR headsets and delivering them in two days, but if you are unlucky and need to replace the unit’s cable, which is REALLY BAD, it can take months. That’s something to consider when buying the headset.

Let me say this right at the start: the HP Reverb G2 is the best VR headset available now… until you have problems — and hey, that’s not difficult — and discover HP does not care about your problems.

If you’re into any type of computer simulation, be it car racing, airplane or spaceship flying, a PCVR is…


One of the aircraft included in the Premium Deluxe Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, the Pipistrel Virus SW 121 really shines when you opt for flying it in Virtual Reality using a headset like the Oculus Rift S. It’s a treat!

I’ve spent the days since VR for Microsoft Flight Simulator was launched flying different aircraft, while trying to tame the diamond needing polish represented by the VR option in the sim. …


A powerline adapter may not be the first thing you associate the new Microsoft Flight Simulator with, but here is some advice: look at what devolo offers to get more out of your Internet connection.

Microsoft Flight Simulator needs some bandwidth to show its graphics in all their glory. According to Windows Central, a 5 Mbps internet speed is the minimum requirement, which is probably a lot less than many users have. The recommended Internet speed is 20 Mbps, which is still below what many consider normal. Ideal, according to Microsoft, is 50 Mbps, which many also have. In fact…


Graphically, if you’ve the computer to run it, Microsoft Flight Simulator is a feast for the eyes. It’s not perfect, but it is, no doubt, miles ahead of anything else available now. Sightseeing is mandatory and even better with company!

Since Microsoft Flight Simulator was released that I’ve been exploring the corners of the world, mostly less populated places. With the Alpha and Beta period behind us, I felt free to look at the simulator now, as it offers the whole community as well as newcomers, a unique bird’s eye view of the world we live in. …


Armed with a smartphone to scout for flower photography locations, you are faced with the somber reality: municipalities controlling weed growth are killing wild flower gardens everywhere they reach.

A smartphone is not the camera I want to use it for my photography, but it can be useful if you’re scouting locations to pave the way for your next workshop or photo session. Or just to chill out! I was lucky to find a place, today, where some groups of flowers are a clear invitation to one or more visits the next days. …


Install the Full Stop guides in your smartphone, so you can easily access crucial information about your camera

Camera manuals are boring to read, but cameras are complex to master. If you can’t remember or don’t know how to use a specific function, the manual or a guide are good to have close by. Full Stop eBooks for Canon, Nikon and Sony will help you to discover everything about your camera.

The pandemic changed 2020 in ways we never imagined, and forced many people to a time of reduced activity or inactivity. …

Jose Antunes

I am a writer and photographer based on the West coast of continental Europe, a place to see the Sun die on the Sea, every day.

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