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  • DC-9 Autopilot

    The DC-9 is equipped with the Sperry SP-50 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS), which is a gyroscopically controlled electromechanical system. The DC-9 is an old school aircraft and the autopilot installed in this aircraft is very much old school too. If you are used to flying with modern autopilots, you will find that this autopilot works a bit differently than the other autopilots you may be familiar with.

     
  • DC-9 Classic Virtual Cockpit

    Following up on my recent article on the DC-9 Classic 2D panel, it's time to have a look at the DC-9 Classic virtual cockpit.

     
  • Super 80 Pro Video Tutorial

    Being an old design, the MD-80 cockpit has what seems like knobs and switches everywhere. This can be a bit confusing and overwhelming for the pilots just starting to fly this bird. One of the most frequently asked questions we get on the support forum is "how do you start it up?". Well, this video tutorial seeks to answer that very question.

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The AVSIM Reader's Choice Awards are now open for voting. The DC-9 Classic has been nominated in the Commercial Aircraft category.

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McPhat Studios has released the DC-9 Classic Repaint Kit. This repaint kit allows you to paint the DC-9 Classic in any livery you want; real or imagined.

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Service Pack 1 Hotfix 1 for the DC-9 Classic is now available for download.

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Service Pack 1 Hotfix 2 for the DC-9 Classic is now available for download.

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  • FSX vs P3D: The Rematch

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    FSX, Prepar3D, X-Plane – who won the battle for flightsim supremacy last year? It has been said that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. With that in mind, let’s have a look at the 2014 Avsim Demographic Survey.

     
  • Full Flight Tutorial Videos

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    Mike Dart of ProFsxVideos on Youtube has posted a comprehensive and detailed four-part full flight video series featuring the DC-9 Classic. Mike takes us along on a short range flight in the DC-9 Classic from Hannover to Nuremberg, Germany.

     
  • Stavanger - Tromsø in the DC-9

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    Join Matthias Hanel on this flight report as he flies the DC-9 Classic from Stavanger in southern Norway all the way up to the far north for a landing in snowy Tromsø.

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