New Aircraft for Fiji Airways


As reported on Steves 3rdLevelNZ blog this week Fiji Airways have some new machines on the way. Repaints for the A330 and B738 are already out there in the striking new livery but AFAIK there isnt a skin for the ATR, must be time someone pushed one out for the Flight1 ATR/72?

Fiji Airways plans to expand its fleet size with the purchase of four new aircraft, including one A330-200, two B737-800s and two ATR72-600s by 2017.


Saitek X-55 review


Nicely detailed review this week at SimFlight of what has to be the sexiest piece of Sim hardware for the combat fans. Sure you’ll need to save some pennies for awhile for this kit, or hope you get an especially generous xmas pressie, but I’m sure its worth it. Personally I’m more of a tube-liner pilot but am wondering how that throttle unit would go for managing twin-jets?


Video: VATNZ flight Wellington to Auckland

Excellent video recording by Musical-Aviator of last weekends VATNZ Sunday night flight, in this case his leg from Wellington to Auckland. If you haven’t seen any of his videos before you’re really in for a treat. They’re usually full length of the flight duration and cover pre flight, planning, startup all the way through to shutdown. He’s a stickler for procedure and a clear and easy voice to listen to during the video. Great stuff.

iOS A321 Gauge By PositionGames


Interesting looking new iOS app from Position Games here. Imagine it’s quite usable as a general Airbus gauge set and probably across various Sim models. You need a free client installed that I guess works with SimConnect to make the actual calls to the Sim. Be an interesting way to monitor your long haul flights from somewhere else in the house :)

more info at the Apple Store:

Welcome to the new Pacific Flightsim News blog

Welcome to the new and improved Pacific Flightsim News. For the last two years I’ve been using the excellent Scoop.It service which is a hosted blogging / aggregating / curating sort of web tool. It’s certainly done the job but I thought it was time I took ownership of my own content and published it on a platform I have total control over. Thus before you the new WordPress based blog.