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Website Admin. I have been an avid fan of Flight Sim since the release of '2000 and have been developing my love for aviation ever since. Currently working for a UK airline, I have the knowledge and experience to really deliver an excellent aviation community. Although no real life flying experience, I have a good understanding and always learning more and more.

Great Easter Giveaway: Win FREE Tickets to Flight Sim Con 2017

Happy Easter Monday

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

So this is a big one! Thanks to the amazing guys at Real Flight Shopwe’re able to supply FREE tickets to the biggest flight sim event of the year: Flight Sim Con 2017! Held at Bradley, Hartford in the USA, flight sim developers, publishers, enthusiasts and more will descend to the event to share their love for the best hobby in the world. The likes of Orbx, Aerosoft, Lockheed Martin, Dovetail and more will be attending to show off their upcoming products and give you the chance to get up close and personal to some of your favourite developers. Including your favourite flight sim media site: FSElite!

The event held over the weekend of June 10th / 11th 2017 promises to be huge with plenty of key speakers, hands on demos and much more. If you win, we’re able to offer the prize in the following form:

Either: 

1 x ticket for BOTH days, or;

2 x tickets for ONE day (of your choice). (You can bring a friend)

Just to make it very clear, we’re not providing flights, transportation, accommodation, etc. This is just tickets. FSElite will buy you a couple of drinks and we’ll probably throw in a few other freebies as well!

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Contest Rules & Disclaimer

- Winner announced 24th April 2017
- Only one prize available (1 x ticket to BOTH days, or; 2 x tickets to ONE day)
- Flights, transport, accomodation, etc are NOT included in the prize. You MUST make your own way to the event.
- Please make sure you can attend!
- Prize provided by Real Flight Shop on behalf of FSElite
- You have 24 hours to reply to a victory email if you win
- For each person who enters through your share link, you will generate an additional 'raffle' ticket. E.g. 1 personal entry + 1 share entry = 3 raffle tickets in total.

Please make sure when you enter you know 100% you can attend and can get there! Make sure you check out the Flight Sim Con website for full details on the event. Also, again, MASSIVE thank you to Real Flight Shop for sponsoring this amazing prize!

Good luck and whoever the winner is, we look forward to meeting you!

Great Easter Giveaway: Month Membership with projectFLY

Happy Easter

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

Thanks to Matt over at projectFLY, we’re able to give one lucky winner a free month’s worth of GOLD membership. If you don’t already use projectFLY, then this is the perfect way to start your journey with them. They offer an incredible flight tracking management system, easy to use and looks great. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll pick someone from random to win a free month.

Sign up below and remember to share. The more you share, the more raffle tickets you’ll collect – thus increasing your chances to win!

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- Winner announced 23rd April 2017
- Only one prize available
- Your month will begin when you activate. You may be automatically enroled into another month after your free period. Be sure to check!!!
- You have 24 hours to reply to a victory email if you win
- For each person who enters through your share link, you will generate an additional 'raffle' ticket. E.g. 1 personal entry + 1 share entry = 3 raffle tickets in total.

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HD Virtual Cockpit for Level-D 767 Now Available

Over the past few days, the Level-D 767 has been receiving some huge attention. From the first update that made it compatible with Windows 10, and then allowing it to native-install Prepar3d. Of course, the product itself is around 10 years old. Despite how it functions, it does look quite dated. Lucky for us, Zinertek have stepped in and provided some payware HD quality textures to replace the standard set. They’re available for both FSX and Prepar3d

These are a brand new set of textures for both day and night, as well as new callout sounds. It’s an impressive feature list for a great price. Also included is realistic night lighting, new flood lights and windshield reflections. Those guys have worked really fast to bring this out to us and just at the right time as well.

You can breath a new lease of life into an old aircraft for around 10 euros ($12) via SimMarket.

Feature list below. Let us know if you download and install.

 

Features:

New textures in High Definition bring your Level-D 767 to a whole new level of realism!

New flood lights inside the virtual cockpit.

Realistic night lightings effects during night time!

New and more realistic virtual cockpit.

New EHSI and EICAS displays with realistic reflections!

Realistic windshield reflections.

New and more realistic GPWS callout sounds.

Compatible with the FSX and Prepar3D versions of the Level-D 767

Frame rate friendly!

Great Easter Giveaway: Win Aerosoft Madeira Evolution X

Happy Saturday

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

Today, Aerosoft have been kind enough to provide us a free copy of Madeira Evolution X to a lucky winner! The scenery package is one of the most challenging airports in Europe and will certainly give you one hell of an approach. We recently reviewed it and were really pleased with how well modelled the airport and island is.

Sign up below and remember to share. The more you share, the more raffle tickets you’ll collect – thus increasing your chances to win!

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- Winner announced 22nd April 2017
- Only one prize available
- Prize only available from Aerosoft
- You have 24 hours to reply to a victory email if you win
- For each person who enters through your share link, you will generate an additional 'raffle' ticket. E.g. 1 personal entry + 1 share entry = 3 raffle tickets in total.

If you don’t win, you could just buy it from Aerosoft.

Announcement: FSElite Partner with SIMCAST

London, UK – 15th April 2017 – FSElite partner with SIMCAST to Bring Flight Simulation News via Video

Today, FSElite are pleased to announce that they will be working with Matt Davies, creator of SIMCAST, projectFLY and his own Twitch channel to deliver the best of flight simulation news via videos. SIMCAST is a great way for the community to digest a large number of news without the need of reading various links and articles as it’s all in one practical place. The video series, SIMCAST is a revival after a long hiatus and FSElite are proud to be supplying the news on this fantastic endeavour.

Calum from FSElite says, “I’ve been a fan of Matt’s for many years now and SIMCAST is another excellent video series from him to bring the latest news in a great format. I’m really excited Matt chose us to supply the news and is another step to us bringing a great community together.”

Matt from SIMCAST said, “It’s time to revive something which the community loved – however now it’s on a more frequent basis. FSElite have proven themselves to be reliable, which is exactly what I need in order to bring SIMCAST back to working order. I look forward to working with FSElite to continue developing SIMCAST into the best news show around.”

This new partnership continues to demonstrate FSElite’s continued reliability when it comes to reporting.

You can tune into SimCast via the “Matt Davies” channel on Youtube. New episodes will be released twice a month covering the latest news from Flight Simulation thanks to FSElite.net.

You can watch the latest episode here:

About FSElite.net

FSElite.net are all about community driven content. FSElite covers everything from flight simulation news, reviews and editorials that the community want to see.

We are comprised up of multi-aviation backgrounds from all around the world teaming up to bring you the best in Flight Simulator and Real-World Aviation experience.

At FSElite, we are nothing but short of experience. Our team is made up of a wide range of experts (certified flight instructors), industry insiders and those new to real-world flying and earning their Pilot’s License. But our team expands to the many friends and connections we have made over the years throughout the aviation realm, and we stride to expose you to the many sides of flying, both Sim and Real-World.

We implore you to check out our FSElite podcast where we compile interesting topics and discussions. Ranging from debates over which aircraft is better and which hardware is best for Flight Sims of today, up to bringing on various developers or well known people in the simulator community to engage in conversation about what’s going on in our favourite hobby.

You can find out more information at https://fselite.net

Or you can email FSElite @ [email protected]

About SIMCAST

SIMCAST is a bi-monthly news show relating to all things flight sim! It takes a roundup of the latest and greatest (sometimes not so greatest) goings on within the simming word and puts them all into one easy to digest episode.

You can find out more information at http://simcast.net

 

Aerosoft Iceberg Cancelled

Just a few days ago, Mathijs posted an interesting project to inject icebergs into flight simulator. After all they are a natural occurance in the real world and one pilots get to see day to day when flying over the Atlantic. Despite the assumption it was taking away resource from other projects (which it wasn’t), it was just another piece of freeware to enhance the experience.

Sadly it’s been confirmed that the ice has melted and the project is no more. Mostly down to flight sim limitations. So basically, as pilots are flying always looking ahead, they had to inject the icebergs in a way to be able to see them at distance. Problem is the max distance is around 50km in flight simulator. So if you’re flying and are 51km away it won’t be there but at 50km, it’ll pop it view. Not the smoothest of transitions.

The guys are looking for support from their scenery developers to see if there’s a way to manipulate the sim to show the icebergs at a great horizontal distance.

For now, this project has evaporated into the atmosphere.

Great Easter Giveaway: Win $30 Product with Real Flight Shop

Happy Good Friday

Here at FSElite we do all we can to support our community. Whether that’s providing you with some interesting articles or breaking exclusives. What people seem to really love is FREE things! Luckily for you, we have some amazing partners who help us to help you. As a result of their generosity, we’re able to offer you some cool prizes during our Great Easter Giveaway!

Over the next 4 days (Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday), we’ll be providing you the chance to win! We’ll be using our Contest Hopper to give you as much opportunity as possible to win. Don’t forget to sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win!

Today, Real Flight Shop have been kind enough to provide a free product to the winner (under $30). It can be an aircraft, it can be scenery or it can be a utility. The choice is yours! With developers such as Just Flight, Aerosoft and Milviz working with them, there’s plenty to choose from.

Sign up below and remember to share. The more you share, the more raffle tickets you’ll collect – thus increasing your chances to win!

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- Winner announced 21st April 2017
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Don’t forget to say thanks to Real Flight Shop!

Level-D 767 Now Functional with Prepar3d at No Extra Cost

A few days ago, we posted about the fact that Level-D were working on their 767 to make it compatible for Windows 10 users. It would appear the team have now gone even further and made sure that the product works Prepar3d v3. Best part is: all for the upgrade cost of FREE. The only caveat is that you MUST have Service Pack 2a (version 1.42a) installed already before using the upgrade link below. Additionally, Flight1 have updated the original installer to include these new files.

Here’s the upgrade download: http://flight1.100megabyte.com/Level-D767-1.50-Update.exe

Here’s the product page: http://www.flight1.com/products.asp?product=ld767fsx

For a product that was released 10 years ago, it’s great to see love and attention being given to it. Sure it may look dated in some area, but it’s still the most sophisticated 767 currently on the market for flight sim user. It also shows that Level-D are back actively developing. Who knows, maybe we’ll finally get their 757!

projectFLY v2.1 Coming Saturday 15 April – Prizes to Win

projectFly will be updated to version 2.1 on the 15th April at 13:00 (BST we assume) and comes with a wealth of new features! The biggest feature will be a new account tier system. Matt Davies, owner of projectFly has made it very clear that it’s a “cancel any time” system if your circumstances change. So projectFly will remain completely free for ‘blue’ members, but those who want enhance their experience can do so.

As long as projectFly grows, so will the list with plenty of updates coming all the time. I personally use projectFly all the time and it’s a great service to help track flights.

Other features include a change to the look and feel of the site including some fixes to the header navigation. Attention was given to the booking system as well, allowing thing like default settings which will be move loved by many users.

The client itself has also been given some updates. Including the ability to view the radar and some settings information as well. I hope that in the future I can book flights directly through the client.

The other huge change is the radar. Released with the initial version, the radar allowed people to view all online traffic in the flight sim community. The radar section has been overhauled to be around 50% faster than before and improvements will continue going forward.

All of this sounds fantastic and to celebrate, the gang will be doing a group flight from Stockholm (ESSA) to Paris (LFPG). To help, Orbx will be throwing a sale of Stockholm, giving 25% off until the event itself. You can buy it from Orbx Direct.

As part of the launch, the team will be giving away free tier membership for those in the chat and on the stream.

You could potentially win:

1 x LIFETIME projectFLY Gold Account Subscription
10 x 1 month projectFLY Gold Account Subscriptions
20 x 1 month projectFLY Silver Account Subscriptions

Lots of great stuff coming from the team. You can watch the stream / take part in the live event. Whilst watching, why not take 10 minutes to read Matt’s interview with us during Developer Month.

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New Aerosoft CRJ Video and Information

It’s been a bit quiet lately on the Aerosoft CRJ front lately, but some of the beta testers have revealed a little more information about the product.

Firstly, you can check out the video above which shows off some of the new sounds, FPS improvements and more. The team have been working hard on fixing things for LNAV and double ADFs. Of course, there’s still some bugs to iron out.

Something else that was raised was the ability to optimise to run as close smooth as possible. With that feedback, Hans then quickly added some further options to give more flexibility to the user.

No release estimates were made (probably for the best), but good to see some new looks at this interesting bird! However, Navigraph seemed to point to May, but with that a month away, we’ll soon find out.