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TFDi Design smartCARS 3 Preview

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In the same post as the MD-11 development update, TFDi Design shared the current development progress with their smartCARS 3 product. The software which helps track your flights, in particular when flying as part of a VA, has a new member of the development team which has helped propel the current situation.

The first of many new features is the fact that only one version of smartCARS will need to be installed regardless of the number of VAs you are part of with the software. Upon logging in, you will simply need to choose the airline from the list or use a premade URL. Further to the login process, there have been changes to the overall look and feel to the dashboard. You will see the latest news from virtual airlines, along with easier access to the chat functionality built into the software.

Work does continue with the software, with plenty still to come. The team are also working on a fully functional API, which will enable easy interaction with various systems including full support for phpVMS 7.

More details on TFDi Design’s upcoming smartCARS 3 can be found on the forum.

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Pilot Plus Announces London Southend Airport for MSFS

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UK-based scenery developer Pilot Plus has announced that their next airport will be London Southend Airport (EGMC) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Posted on their blog website, the team said they are "excited for you to immerse n one of the United Kingdom's busiest and varied aviation hubs." London Southend Airport, located in the East of England, is home to Ryanair
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Just Flight Releases 146 Professional for Prepar3D

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After many months of anticipation, the 146 Professional by Just Flight has finally been released for Prepar3D. The newly made aircraft product follows on from their general aviation range of aircraft and the L-1011 Tristar Professional and brings the "Whisper Jet" to Prepar3D. The BAe 146 is a four-engine aircraft that is used by airlines for short-haul and regional operations.
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Orbx Releases Nis Constantine the Great Airport for MSFS

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Orbx has released another airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This time, simmers can explore Rasha Tucakov’s Nis Constantine the Great Airport (LYNI). This is his first airport in the new flight simulator and comes with both the airport and surrounding cityscape. The airport scenery package comes with a handful of exclusive features such as custom-made Soviet-era static aircraft, dozens of
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Stairport Sceneries SAM FollowMe XP Released

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Announced earlier this week, SAM FollowMe XP for X-Plane 11 has been released. The new utility product features a "follow me" guidance system for all airports (default, payware and freeware) and is compatible with default and third party aircraft. There is five different vehicles in total and will vary depending on the region and airport you are in. The team
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FS Academy Announces VFR Training Pack

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Following on from the release of their IFR Training Pack, FS Academy has announced a new VFR package designed for Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots will be coming out soon. The 12 mission packs will take you through the basics of VFR flight to eventually completing your own cross-country tour whilst giving you the information you need in between.

The package has been designed by a real-world airline captain and will include authentic training and missions to help you get to grips with this style of flying. There’s a comprehensive ground school manual included as well to bring you up to speed. The 12 packages will take you through the basics of VFR flight, approaches, circuits, crosswinds and much more. The full list can be found on the FS Academy website.

FS Academy will be released soon through various stores for approximately £20. You can also find out more about the IFR Package here.

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IRIS Simulations Jabiru 160/170 Updated to v1.30

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The IRIS Simulations Jabiru 160/170 has been updated to version 1.30. The new update from the aircraft development team includes brand new bush trips, aircraft performance refinements and also various fixes and improvements. The new update, which is now available to download for free, features changes to the flight model to better match the real-world aircraft. In addition, the tablet
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Future; VR By Christmas, UK World Update, Improved ATC and More

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Whilst World Update II: USA was released earlier this week, Microsoft and Asobo Studios are already looking ahead at the future with the next 3-months of development. During their recent Developer Q&A session, Jorg Neumann (Head of Microsoft Flight Sim), Sebastian Wloch (CEO/Co-Founder of Asobo Studio) and Martial Bossard (Executive Producer, Aboso Studio) all chimed in what the next few
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Nimbus Simulation Studios BN-2 Islander v1.1 Details

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Developers Nimbus Simulation Studios released their BN-2 Islander for X-Plane 11 earlier this year and since then, the team has worked on a fresh new update improving the product. In a somewhat strange update for the aircraft, the new version will include two brand new airports for the simulator to fly your BN-2 Islander into. When version 1.1 of the
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Sierrasim Simulation Announces Augusto C Sandino International for MSFS

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Sierrasim Simulation has confirmed they will be bringing Augusto C Sandino International Airport (MNMG) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport located in Managua, Nicaragua, serves a variety of airlines including La Costena, Copa Airlines, Conviasa and others. Frequent routes include trips to Miami, Havana, Panama City and San Jose. The Facebook post by Sierrasim Simululation confirmed that the airport product
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