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Articles by Joe Hudson

Review: Nimbus Simulation Studios UH-1H for X-Plane

Review: Nimbus Simulation Studios UH-1H for X-Plane

The almighty Huey arrived at the X-Plane universe and we recruited our Chief-Huey-Officer, Joe Hudson, to give it a good look. And perhaps do some much-awaited comparisons with another sim.
Metallic Blue livery for BrettS Hughes 500D

Metallic Blue livery for BrettS Hughes 500D

Metallic blue repaint for the free Hughes 500D by BrettS for X-Plane.
N105JL repaint for the BrettS Hughes 500D  2013-2014 -  (Rift S compatible)

N105JL repaint for the BrettS Hughes 500D 2013-2014 - (Rift S compatible)

This is livery represents N105JL as it was from 2014 to 2018. It was operated by Western Helicopters at Rialto Airport and remained with Western Helicopters when the company moved to Riverside Airport.
N105JL repaint for the BrettS Hughes 500D (Rift S compatible)

N105JL repaint for the BrettS Hughes 500D (Rift S compatible)

This is livery represents N105JL as it was from 2014 to 2018. It was operated by Western Helicopters at Rialto Airport and remained with Western Helicopters when the company moved to Riverside Airport.
Review: BrettS Hughes 500D for X-Plane

Review: BrettS Hughes 500D for X-Plane

The Hughes 500 is an all-time favorite. Not only by a lot of people from the community but also Joe Hudson. Who we HAD to ask to review BrettS's great freeware model for X-Plane.
Preview: SwissCreations Alpine Hoist for X-Plane 10/11

Preview: SwissCreations Alpine Hoist for X-Plane 10/11

If you are looking for something challenging to do with your helicopters, the SwissCreations Alpine Hoist may just be the thing you're looking for.
Vertical Reference Long Line

Vertical Reference Long Line

Vertical Reference is one of the most challenging things you can do in a helicopter. In this article, Joe Hudson helps you get started.
Review: ShortFinal KLAX - Los Angeles International HD for X-Plane

Review: ShortFinal KLAX - Los Angeles International HD for X-Plane

It’s rare that I do a review for scenery here on HeliSimmer, but it’s even more rare for me to do a review of a place I’m familiar with in real life (actually this is the first time!).
Review(ish): AOA V-22 for X-Plane

Review(ish): AOA V-22 for X-Plane

The V-22 is an exotic aircraft that falls in a category of its own. We decided to do a different review, free from ratings and numbers and just cover this addon for X-Plane for what it is for us, helicopter simmer: a very interesting - perhaps even weird, aircraft.
Review: DCS Mi-8 by Belsimtek

Review: DCS Mi-8 by Belsimtek

Although the model has been out for some time, we felt like we had to do the review of the only DCS helicopter we were missing: the Belsimtek Mi-8.

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