Why am I asked to disable my ad-blocker? Why are you showing ads?

Flightsim.to is a valuable resource for flight simulation enthusiasts, and we're proud to provide it as a free service to everyone. However, hosting more than 50 thousand mods and delivering thousands of gigabytes of data every day comes at a cost. We rely on advertising revenue to cover the expenses of providing the website and the corresponding network to handle the data. Our primary source of revenue is advertising, and it's crucial for us to continue providing our services independently and free of charge. Without advertising, we wouldn't be able to cover the costs of server and network usage or invest in the ongoing development of the website. We understand that ads can be frustrating, but they're necessary for us to continue providing a free service to our users. Every gigabyte downloaded incurs costs, and advertising revenue helps us cover these expenses so that we can continue to offer our services at no cost to you.

We understand that ads can be intrusive and annoying, but they help us keep the lights on at Flightsim.to. As a free service, we rely on advertising revenue to cover the costs of hosting and providing millions of downloads to the flight simulation community. By using an adblocker, you're denying us the ability to generate income and support our creators, who work hard to create the add-ons and mods that make your flight simulation experience more enjoyable. We ask that you disable your adblocker and help us keep the community thriving. If you prefer an ad-free experience, we offer a premium membership that allows you to enjoy all the benefits of Flightsim.to without seeing any ads. However, if you can't afford to pay for a membership, please consider supporting us by disabling your adblocker.

We appreciate your understanding and support in keeping Flightsim.to a free and valuable resource for the flight simulation community. By allowing ads to display, you're helping us to continue delivering high-quality mods and add-ons to enhance your flight simulation experience.

Why am I asked to disable my ad-blocker?

We understand that you didn't come here to watch commercials. However, we need to display advertisements to cover our costs, as mentioned in the preceding paragraph. We take care to ensure that our advertising does not overshadow the essential content and that it is not too intrusive. We would like to remind you that using an ad blocker deprives us of any revenue. Flightsim.to is a Fair-Use service that provides free downloads for everyone, but this also means that we depend on a give-and-take relationship. If every user were to use an ad blocker, we would be unable to deliver ads and generate revenue, and we may have to shut down due to the expenses. We respect your decision to use ad blockers, but we also request that you respect our Fair-Use principle, as failing to do so may prevent us from providing you with our services. Flightsim.to is a free service that is available to everyone, and we are proud to offer our platform to flight simulation enthusiasts worldwide. However, our service is only sustainable because of our give-and-take principle. We provide free downloads of high-quality add-ons, but we also rely on users' support to keep our platform running. This support primarily comes from advertising revenue, and if users deny giving (by blocking ads), it creates a significant challenge for us. If every user blocks ads and only takes from our platform, we would be unable to generate sufficient revenue to cover our expenses and keep our services operational. In such a scenario, we would have no choice but to shut down our platform. Therefore, we ask that our users respect the give-and-take principle and support us by disabling ad blockers so that we can continue providing our services for free.

At Flightsim.to, we pride ourselves on being a free platform, and we have no intention of ever charging our users for the 50,000+ freeware add-ons that we host. Flightsim.to has never and will never ask you for a penny to download any of the 50,000+ freeware add-ons. We understand that it might seem like this is something that goes without saying, but it's important to remember that we are only able to provide this service for free with the help of our community.

Can I support Flightsim.to without seeing ads? 

We understand that security and privacy are essential concerns for our users, and we respect your right to protect your data. We have introduced a Premium Membership for those who don't want to compromise on their download speed, block ads and support Flightsim.to at the same time. This option does also allow you to browse 100% ad-free without trackers. Premium Members get accelerated downloads through additional server locations and CDN resources all over the world. You can click here to subscribe to Flightsim.to Premium for better performance.

How do I disable ad blocker?

Based on which ad blocker you use, there are different instructions on how to disable it. We recommend whitelisting our site or disabling your adblocker for our site. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon next to the browser’s address bar and you should be able to turn it off quickly. Please use Google if you need further help on this.

If installed, please disable these extensions on Flightsim.to as well: 

  • Malwarebytes Browser Guard
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
  • uBlock Origin / AdBlock Plus
  • Other Privacy Guards or similar extensions