What are the best Flight Simulator Add-ons and Mods?

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    #1FSUIPC (FSX Utilities)

    FSUIPC (FSX Utilities)

    FSUIPC for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (incorporating WideFS 7). Now version 4.955. This version works with FSX, FSX-SE, and Prepar3D. A module that allows outside programs to communicate with FSX. By Pete Dowson

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Emily Shao
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "This SOUNDS like a great idea, but once you install it, you need a 12-character code to activate it. Since no code is supplied, this is useless. I get the distinct impression that this is actually a licensed program or service that someone just uploaded and claimed they built themselves. Instead, it smells like piracy. Stay clear of this, it probably has viruses and malware, too."
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    #2Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (FSX Other Aircraft & Vehicles)

    Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (FSX Other Aircraft & Vehicles)

    FSX: ACCELERATION USS NIMITZ & USS EISENHOWER VERSION 2.0 New version of AI moving aircraft carriers USS Nimitz and USS Eisenhower for FSX Acceleration.New features include catapult steam, new animations and Underway replenishment (oiler ship model included).Features a working elevator, 4 cables, and catapults. Included multiple deck configurations. Aircrafts on the deck include SH-60, E-2C, T-45 and four variants of F/A-18 of CVW7 and CVW11. 

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Amber Adams
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is exciting for those who enjoy using or are looking to gain new skill using flight simulated software. The detail in this add-on appears to "aim high" for making the game more realistic by utilizing Artificial Intelligence for players interested in takeoffs and landings on aircraft carriers. I have seen this software for myself and it is impressive!"
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    #3Concorde (FSX Civil Aircraft)

    Concorde (FSX Civil Aircraft)

    This add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator X brings the legendary Concorde to your desktop. This is a fully featured add-on that includes many advanced textures and features such as a full Virtual Cockpit, 3D animations on the exterior model, effects including smoke and afterburner and much more. The model is based on the FS France model that was popular in FS2004 but has now been modified and upgraded to be fully functional in FSX too...

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Tammy Morris
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "I love being able to fly a plane that is no longer operational in the real-world. Since the Concorde has been long retired, I really enjoy the smooth ride and watching her perform in the sky. "
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    #4Acceleration Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II V2.10 (FSX Military Aircraft)

    Acceleration Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II V2.10 (FSX Military Aircraft)

    The F35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine stealth multirole fighter that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense missions. The F-35 has three different models: the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant. Includes custom HUD by Jivko Rusev and Scott Printz, sound package by Serge Luzin, and conventional flight dynamics by Roberto Leonardo and full STOVL functionality by Rob Baredregt and Mario Motta. Designed by Dino Cattaneo.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Tony Qiu
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "This is a good result for my search and this website appears to have many more downloadable mods as well. All of this content seems to fit what I'm looking for very well."
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    #5NASA Space Shuttle (FSX Other Aircarft & Vehicles)

    NASA Space Shuttle (FSX Other Aircarft & Vehicles)

    FSX NASA Space Shuttle. The shuttle has been modified so that it takes off and lands like a regular airplane. It also has slats and thrust reversers to help with control. It is extremely maneuverable, and can reach high altitudes as well as cruising at the highest speed FSX will allow. Built with FSDS, the shuttle has fully animated exteriors, including opening cargo bay doors. Also uses a custom panel featuring all custom XML gauges. By Andy Johnston.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Betty Romero
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "NASA Space Shuttle is a great flight simulator. The graphics are very lifelike. The controls even look real and move like real controls. You feel as if you are really flying a space shuttle. You can cruise at the highest altitudes that are capable of the shuttle. Great animations as you fly around the world."
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    #6Qantas Airbus A380-800 (FSX Civil Aircraft)

    Qantas Airbus A380-800 (FSX Civil Aircraft)

    FSX Qantas Airbus A380-800. High quality Gmax model of the Airbus A380-800, the world's largest passenger jet. The model includes all the usual things as a steering nose wheel, taxi and landing lights, dynamic shine and all moving parts, including a fully animated landing gear animation. Some special things include three opening doors, with visible interior, flexing wings, wing views and trim animation for the horizontal stabilisers. Model, dynamics and textures by Robert Versluys. Repainted and detailed by Raul Abella.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Gilberto Morán
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "I've been a fan of Flight Simulator since grade school. I used to play these back in computer class when I was a small child. As a fan of Flight Simulator, it is always nice to find add-ons and mods to enhance the experience. The Qantas Airbus A380-800 (FSX Civil Aircraft) add-on is a nice addition to Flight Simulator. The best thing is that it has an auto-installer which it makes it a lot easier to use the other similar mods."
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    #7HDE Sky Textures V2.0 (FSX Misc)

    HDE Sky Textures V2.0 (FSX Misc)

    HDE v2.1 (high definition environment) photo-realistic HD texture package that will improve the appearance of your clouds (cumulus, stratus, cirrus), sky color and ground details.

    Automatic installation / uninstall with backup and restore of your original textures. Compatible with all flight simulators based on FSX (Prepar3D and Steam Edition). Version 2.0 to 2.1 by Rikoooo. Never the sky of your flight simulator has been as realistic, observe the clouds in high resolution, improved ground details (herbs).

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Roger Richardson
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Flight simulation is always amazing. The experience is much better with realistic graphics. The average user doesn't usually think of clouds and such, but the more realistic, the better the experience!"
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    #8Water Configurator (FSX Utilities)

    Water Configurator (FSX Utilities)

    FS Water Configurator is a freeware add-on utility for Microsoft Flight Simulator X designed to modify the look of the reflective water in the game. It will increase the realism of the reflections and lighting of the water and is completely controllable by the user. If you prefer glass like reflections or very subtle water reflections, FSWC is the utility for you.


    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Bobby Barnes
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "It's a solid add-on that gives more realism to the flight simulator. It's a legit link and works well and fits into many different simulators. A great add-on that can be implemented with ease. Also provides pictures of the outcome and assistance on how to implement it."
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    #9London Heathrow (AFCAD Files)

    London Heathrow (AFCAD Files)

    London Heathrow International Airport version 2a includes some minor fixes to the previous version 2 as well as a major bug fix that prevented the FSX ATC from offering the ILS/RNAV approaches under certain conditions. By Kambiz Agazi.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Robert Keller
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I love flight simulations, and this newly upgraded sim of possibly the worst International Airport in the world is outstanding! Fly into Heathrow and see it as it should be...totally functional and smooth, abounding with detailed buildings, signs, and lights make this as realistic as they come. Good job Kambiz Agazi! Keep up the good work. "
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    #10The Most Dangerous Airports: Lukla Mission (FSX: Missions)

    The Most Dangerous Airports: Lukla Mission (FSX: Missions)

    The Most Dangerous Airports: Lukla. The next in The Most Dangerous Airport Mission Series: namely Lukla. This is a mission, a simulation of Yeti Airlines flight into Lukla. The Lukla approach is very unusual because there is no turn-around; one attempt and one landing. Practice beforehand is in order. By Robbie Albers.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Tony Dai
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This mission is based around one of the most dangerous airports of the world and is part of a series. This particular airport is based off of Tenzing–Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, which is a small airport in the town of Lukla in eastern Nepal. Most Extreme Airports from The History Channel, rated this airport as the most dangerous airport in the world. Plan on high winds and cloud cover with quickly changing visibility. "
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