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Watch the PMDG 747-8 In Action [Beta]

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Twitch stream Chewwy94 has been granted special access to the beta version of the upcoming PMDG 747-8. With access to the latest from PMDG, he took to the stream-waves and spent several hours going through new systems, features, view points and more that the community can expect upon release.

Chewwy covers things such as the new on-board systems, the PMDG Rain Maker, the brand new ACARS system and how it links in with the announcement of PMDG Global Flight Ops. There was lots of great things shown off in the 8 hour stream and even a few PMDG faces popped in to say hello.

With the aircraft now really being shown to the world, we can only guess that a release is closer than not. Just to save you time, release dates and prices were not mentioned in the stream by either Chewwy or PMDG developers.

Watch [P3D v4.3] ✈ KPAE – KSDF ✈ | PMDG Boeing 747-8 Pre-Release Beta!!! from Chewwy94 on

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Airworthy Designs Previews Princess Juliana Airport 1.5 Update

Developer Airworthy Designs recently took to Facebook and posted some beautiful progress shots of the upcoming 1.5 update for Princess Juliana Airport (TNCM) for X-Plane 11. As evidenced in a few of the shots, and confirmed via Facebook messages with the developer, much of the time has been spent on adding Physically Based Rendering (PBR) support for runways. When asked
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Orbx Releases Netherlands TrueEarth for Aerofly FS 2

Developer Orbx has released the stunning Netherlands TrueEarth scenery for Aerofly FS 2. Made up of over 85,000 square kilometres of extremely detailed photoreal terrain, the package includes the entirety of the country with all of the cities, towns, and landmarks exactly where the should be. Already available for FSX and P3D, the TrueEarth scenery includes 43 airports, thousands of
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ShortFinal Design Release Airport Environment HD 2.0 For Free

X-Plane freeware users rejoice: ShortFinal Design has released Airport Environment HD 2.o for X-Plane 11. The new freeware will enhance your X-Plane experience to improve lots of the default texture work found in the world. Runway and taxiway textures have been fully replaced, along with blast pads, runway shoulders, apron lights and more. To help with immersion, baggage carts, tractors,
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Aerosoft Planning to Release A320/321 Professional September

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After various previews of the upcoming Professional Airbus series by Aerosoft, a date has been finally set down for when the community can complete their narrow-body Airbus fleet from Aerosoft. According to a post on Monday by Mathijs, the current plan to release the A320/321 Professional is for a launch on Thursday September 6th.

It was also confirmed that a 32-bit version of the Professional series won’t be happening. This means users of the current Airbus models in FSX and P3Dv3 will no longer be receiving substantial updates for those aircraft. The reason being is that the 32-bit market is dying out pretty rapidly and the cost of conversion would be higher than the possible return. Of course, if those users have jumped to P3Dv4, then you can pick up the Professional series for a reduced rate. However, as we reported a few days ago, there is still a possibility that a 32-bit version of the A330 will happen.

In the mean time, Stefan did show off some of the differences between the overhead panel of the variety of Airbus models. You can also view some external modelling shots here.


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UK2000 Scenery Announce Cardiff Xtreme for X-Plane

UK2000 Scenery have been producing a lot of X-Plane content lately and their latest announcement should please fans for sure. Their X-Plane dedicated developer, Matt, has returned back to the development field and decided that Cardiff airport will be the next to ported. Included in the release will be custom light fx and halos, customer taxiways and physical based rendering
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TROPICALSIM St. Thomas 2018 Released

A new and improved St. Thomas Cyril E. King (TIST) for P3D has been released. Tropical Sim is well known for their Caribbean airports. Their latest upgrade to the new P3D platform is St. Thomas Cyril E. King International airport (TIST) St. Thomas airport is located approximately 2 miles (3km) west of the central business district of Charlotte Amalie on
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Imaginesim Singapore (WSSS) Will Cover the City

Singapore is a hotly anticipated scenery from developers Imaginesim right now. It's been teased for quite a long time and development promises to be coming to a close soon. However, the team today previewed that work continues - but this time, work is taking place to cover the city as well. Whilst it wasn't part of the original product, the
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Captain Sim Release the 757-2RR for FSX/P3Dv3

Captain Sim released the 757-2RR for P3Dv4 very recently, and those users who own the FSX/P3Dv3 base-pack will be pleased to hear that they now download the expansion. As previously stated in the P3Dv4 version, the 757-2RR expansion pack comes with 6 model types, including a variety of door options. Here's the full list. 757-200 with RB211-535C engines, 4-doors 757-200
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UK2000 Scenery Prestwick Xtreme X-Plane Update and More

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UK2000 Scenery have been somewhat quiet lately, but they have issued a few tid-bits of information regarding their current product range and what to expect from them in the near future.

First up, Prestwick Xtreme X-Plane has been updated to fix flickering ground textures and missing PAPIs. This brings it to version 1.52 for those users.

In other UK2000 news, the team confirmed that they’re remaking Belfast International Airport for both FSX and P3D. Furthermore, they also confirmed that Bournemouth Xtreme is in development. They said that if all goes to plan, then we can expect them both by the end of the year.

Finally, the team are asking that if anyone has any images or can support the team on either development, could they reach out via their forums or emailing them at [email protected]

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Orbx Global Airport Pack Freeware – August 2018

Even with Orbx' impressive library of content, they continue to provide the community with new freeware to accompany their FTX Global packs. Earlier this week, the team released new airports by developers John Barner, Larry Isenore, Neil Hill and Tom Campbell were made available as part of their Global Airports package. Another important note is that moving forward, the split
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Majestic Software Comment on Flight Sim Store

The troubles for Flight Sim Store continue for multiple users and developers. The latest developer to issue a statement regarding what their customers can do is from Majestic Software. The developers behind the Q400 have given some instructions to customers who have previously purchased their aircraft from Flight Sim Store , as well as information on how to acquire updates
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VATSIM Preview Swift Client

After all the coverage between VATSIM and POSCON earlier last week, online networks are a hot topic right now. One of the biggest talking points was the future of how simmers can interact via clients. Something that has been in development for a long time already is a new client for VATSIM users: Swift. The Swift client promises to bring
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