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Gaffer Simulations Bringing Port Elizabeth International to MSFS


Gaffer Simulations has sent us some early renders for their upcoming Port Elizabeth International Airport (FAPE) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The South African airport sits near the coast and sees regular services between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The airport features two runways with the longest measuring at just shy of 7,000ft, meaning the maximum aircraft size can be somewhat limited.

The renders sent to us represent the current work being done by Gaffer Simulations and the early renders are for the terminal buildings. It’s too early to say what features will come with the airport upon release from the developers.

Gaffer Simulations has released a variety of airports in the past from the region so they have the experience and knowledge for these South African airports.

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FSDreamTeam Basel Soon for MSFS Coming Free for Prepar3D Owners

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Developer FSDreamTeam has announced that they will be releasing Basel Airport (LFSB) this weekend for Microsoft Flight Simulator. To celebrate the news, FSDreamTeam also shared a single new preview (above) of the airport from within the simulator. In addition, the developers also confirmed that customers who purchased the Prepar3D version, be it through any website, will get the Microsoft Flight
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v5.1

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Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1, bringing trueSky out of beta and improving performance for the platform itself. The most significant changes with Prepar3D v5.1 revolve around the enhanced atmospheric engine. Using trueSky, the world of Prepar3D looks visually impressive using more advanced weather rendering. It is enabled by default and no longer considered a beta option. In addition, developers
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TDM Scenery Design Previews La Coruna In MSFS

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Developer TDM Scenery Design has shared all-new previews for their upcoming scenery of La Coruna Airport (LECO). The new previews are of the terminal building which have been made with PBR materials and extensive texturing. La Coruna Airport (LECO) in north-west Spain has regular flights to Madrid with Air Europa and Iberia, whilst Vueling offers regular services to Barcelona, Palma,
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Flightbeam Studios Previews Washington Dulles Airport for MSFS

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Developer Flightbeam Studios has shared two new images for Washington Dulles International Airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator. After the release of Denver (KDEN) for the simulator, the team have gathered feedback from the community and have listened to improve their future products. In particular, Washington Dulles International Airport will feature extended higher quality surroundings. In fact, Flightbeam has said they
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PILOT’S Boeing B314 Releasing This Week

For what has seemed like an eternity in development, the PILOT’S Boeing B314 will be releasing sometime this week. Described as a study-level aircraft, the aircraft will enable you to fly this historic aircraft in Prepar3D v4 and v5.

This is the first aircraft release from PILOT’S in a long while but will include an array of features based on new technology and incorporating functionality from the old airliner.

In terms of release, PILOT’S will be releasing it in a staggered fashion. First, customers who have registered on the PILOT’S website (i.e. previous customers) will get an invite to purchase. After an undisclosed period of time following on from closed release, PILOT’S will then make the release public. This is similar to how they’ve released past products.

In the meantime, you can watch a trailer made by AviationLads that recreates one of the aircraft’s most historic flights.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Update #5 Delayed

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In a rather short posting on the official Microsoft Flight Simulator blog, update #5 for the simulator has been delayed. The update, which was due to release today, has been delayed due to the team wanting to fix some issues that have arisen with the autopilot. The short statement said that during testing, the team "encountered some issues related to
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FSReborn AI Lights Reborn Updated to Version 1.22.0

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Utility AI Lights Reborn by FSReborn has been updated to version 1.22.0 on Prepar3D. This is a mandatory update for all users, which should automatically activate using the auto-update software baked into the product. The new update doesn't add much, but does throw a mention at an upcoming update to Prepar3D itself. Version 1.22.0 of AI Lights Reborn fixes the
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iniSimulations Showcases A300 Passenger Edition

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The upcoming free update to the iniSimulations A300-600R(F) ON THE LINE product on X-Plane 11 will include the passenger model. Whilst this in itself is not news, the all-new previews shared by the team are fresh and highlight the virtual cabin users can expect from the product when it releases. The new post on the private iniBuilds Facebook post shared new previews
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