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New Developer Forest Studio Announces SkyShare

Whilst shared cockpit isn't a feature coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator upon release, a new developer called Forest Studio has announced their intent on releasing a product called SkyShare to help resolve that. Over on the newly created forums, developer Henry C introduces the product as a way for users to connect with anyone in the world via a TCP
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Flight Simulator VATSIM Partnership Update and Dev Q&A

Over on the Microsoft Flight Simulator blog, a series of videos and information has been shared with regards to VATSIM and also a full-length Q&A session. VATSIM Partnership Whilst announced a few weeks ago, the VATSIM Partnership series focuses on what VATSIM is for newcomers and how the online virtual air traffic control network will go hand-in-hand with the new
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Watch Chewwy94 Stream Microsoft Flight Simulator

The embargo for streamers to use the new Microsoft Flight Simulator has been lifted! As a result, streamers such as Chewwy94 is now streaming the all-new Microsoft Flight Simulator. As of right now, he's in the Boeing 787-10 landing at Frankfurt, but he intends to stream all day. During the stream, he will be able to take your questions, show
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Carenado Announces Cessna C182T and Mooney M20R for MSFS

Aircraft developer Carenado has announced two aircraft in the making, for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Cessna 182 Turbo Skylane and the Mooney M20R Ovation were recently displayed on their Facebook page. The highly detailed, PBR textured aircraft can be seen in the WIP images below. The Turbo Cessna 182 Skylane is powered by a powerful TIO-540 engine that
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IndiaFoxtEcho Previews Rutan Long-EZ for MSFS

Aircraft developer IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations previews the Rutan Long-EZ experimental aircraft, designed by Dino Cattaneo, for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Long-EZ is a highly efficient aircraft, designed with a forward canard and large winglets for fuel efficiency, it can travel a range of 2000 miles (3,200 km). The aircraft was presented over on their Facebook page, along with a few
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Jennasoft London Gatwick (EGKK): The FSElite Review

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Gatwick has been a constant throughout my flightsim ‘career’. I remember many years ago that it was one of, if not, the first payware airports that I purchased. I recall finding the go-around procedure particularly interesting having seen real-world operators executing that hard left or right turn heading 179 degrees climbing to 3000ft. Not only this, but I recognised this as the major hub of the airline which I grew up alongside and ultimately entered aviation with. Us flight simmers have never been quite as spoilt as we have in recent years with most airports being covered by at least two developers – a double-edged sword if you ask me. Whilst this can offer many advantages to the consumer, it leads to congestion in the market and draws attention away from potentially unique development opportunities where other developers are yet to venture.

UK2000 Scenery has ultimately, for many years, held the fort amongst simmers as being renowned for their renditions of UK & Channel Island airports. Enter Jennasoft. I first stumbled upon the company having known very little about the firm and their developments but had seen renders floating on social media. The renders offered very little information but showcased some brilliant details which I looked forward to seeing in my sim. With the length of time from announcement to the release, I lost track of the project. Then almost out of the blue, Jennasoft released Gatwick Airport with little fanfare. With my in-depth knowledge of the airport and its surroundings, I thought it was high time to see if competition for the same airport does benefit the flight sim community.

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737 Ultimate for X-Plane Becomes Threshold LevelUp

What was once known as the 737 Ultimate project has now been handed over to Threshold to develop. Now branded as the LevelUp series, the project will bring the Boeing 737-600 to the -900 & -900ER to X-Plane 11. The development project is being worked on with both Zibo and Laminar Research to bring the freeware package to simulator users.
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Navigraph’s Plans For The New Microsoft Flight Simulator

Navigraph Comments on Plans for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Utility developer and data provider, Navigraph, has shared a 10-minute video on how they plan to have their products work with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Magnus Axholt, CEO of Navigraph took to the camera to explain everything in detail. Magnus starts by addressing the Navigraph survey from the end of 2019 which saw 56% of respondents say that they
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PILOTS LEAL Alicante Airport MSFS (5)

PILOT’S Previews Alicante Airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Developer PILOT'S has showcased its first airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Alicante Airport (LEAL), located in the south of Spain, sees frequent visits from numerous airlines around Europe and is popular with leisure passengers and tourists. The work in progress shots highlights the main terminal building and some of the materials used to create the reflections and other detailed effects
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Aerosoft Previews Brussels Airport for MSFS


Mega developer Aerosoft has recently previewed a few images of Brussels Intl Airport (EBBR), for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The developer has taken to their forum with work in progress images of the terminal, hangars, detailed jetways, and the interior of the terminal building. Firstly, we can see textured glass on the jetway along with textured glass on the terminal. In addition, the interior of the terminal has received detailed modelling for extra realism. Furthermore, custom maintenance hangars for TUI fly and Brussels Airlines are presented with their respective placement.

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Further Updates to iniBuilds A300-600R(F) On The Line

Developer iniBuilds has continued to update its new flagship product, the A300. Released in quick succession of each other, Version 1.02 and 1.03 both bring a number of systems, sound and graphical fixes to the aircraft. V 1.03, currently the latest version of the A300-600R(F), requires a complete reinstall of the aircraft. This can be done via the iniBuilds Store account.
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FSimStudios Previews Vancouver on MSFS, Details on P3D Version

Scenery developer FSimStudios has previewed its upcoming Vancouver Airport scenery in the all-new Microsoft Flight Simulator. In their Facebook post, the team said this is very, very early work in progress. In fact, they are currently just the original 3D models exported into the simulator to start testing parts of the SDK. Alongside the previews for the new Microsoft Flight
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Orbx TrueEarth Balearic Islands For X Plane 11

Orbx Releases TrueEarth Balearic Islands for XP

Scenery developer Orbx has released their next instalment of the TrueEarth series, Balearic Islands for X-Plane.  The Balearic archipelago is located off the east coast of Spain in the mediterranean sea and includes Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza. The islands are a holiday hot spot for Europeans from all over the continent but are visited more commonly by tourists from the UK,
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