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Help on finding more addons?

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I am curious, what are some free or cheap FSX addons that could enhance my overall experience? I already have the PMDG 737, 747, 777, TOPCAT, PrecipitFX, GSX, and several airport addons. I mostly do airline flying and would like to know how to enhance that experience. For example, I heard of an addon that simulates your life as an airline pilot, so you get dispatched to an airport and you start up at the airport that you left off from (I can’t remember the name of that addon, please help). 

 

Any suggestions are much appreciated!

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1 hour ago, SoloPilot said:

 For example, I heard of an addon that simulates your life as an airline pilot, so you get dispatched to an airport and you start up at the airport that you left off from (I can’t remember the name of that addon, please help). 

 

For that i recommend FScaptain!

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46 minutes ago, dmarques69 said:

For that i recommend FScaptain!

Another alternative is AirHauler 2 from Just Flight.

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1 hour ago, PATCO LCH said:

You need a good weather engine. AS2016 is required for the PMDG WX radar to work.

Leaving aside programs which simulate an airline career and which others may be more knowledgeable to advise you on, I would strongly agree with the suggestion for a good weather engine. I didn't bother with any weather enhancements until a couple of years ago which was a big mistake as the improvement they have made to the overall sense of realism and immersion while flying was amazing. So I would highly recommend something like AS2016 and a good set of weather textures.

Bill

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I forgot to mention that I have ASN, so that the NGX WXR works. Thank you dmarques69, I couldn’t remember the name of it.

I’ve considered VATSIM but the problem is that I end up having to pause for a long period of time (sometimes over 24 hrs), particularly if the light is longer than 90 minutes. 

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When I look for nice add-ons, I go to the sites that gave me good stuff in the past, like PMDG, Orbx/FTX, REX, etc., to see if they have anything new.  I also go to the huge FS stores and browse.  They usually provide information on new products.  Sites like AVSIM also have excellent front pages that provide information about new and exciting products.  The forums here at AVSIM also provide plentiful information about new and old add-ons.  You just browse the forums and see what's interesting, what works, what doesn't work very well.

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Three are allot, If you start to google around you will see links to download pages that the list goes on. When I was new to FSX I played with the default. Then downloaded allot of free stuff. Then payware got me into things

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