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PMDG 777 Update and 777-200ER Beta Testing Previews

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Whilst the delay news of the 777 Update from PMDG may be unwelcome, the silver lining is that beta testers have been given the green light to now showcase the aircraft in action. The all-new previews shared for the upcoming 777 update and the 777-200ER Expansion pack highlight the plane in use with a variety of liveries and, for the first time, the EFB in the 777 cockpit.

Livery painter John Tavendale has taken to Facebook to share a variety of shots on the P3D LM Main Group Facebook group. In addition, Ryan Syferd, Charles Harris and Chris Makris have taken to the PMDG forums to share their shots.

We also know that the following liveries have already been completed: British Airways, United, American, Austrian, Alitalia, Air France, Japan, ANA, KLM, Asiana and EuroAtlantic.

These images have been sourced from a variety of locations including Facebook and the official PMDG forums. It’s likely that after the publication of this post, even more images will be shared by the various beta testers, so be sure to check back to the Facebook groups and forums regularly to see what’s on offer.

As a reminder, the new update and the 777-200ER Expansion Pack (which includes all the engine types) is now due to release between the 25th and the 27th of February 2021. You can read a bit more about what’s going to be in the update in our previous post. The aircraft will come with a brand new sound engine, refined flight dynamics, PBR materials and also a vastly improved VNAV system. Don’t forget, if you’re looking to get the 777-200LR/F Base Package before the price increase, you will need to do so soon.

Stay tuned to FSElite so we can keep you updated with any progress on the development and any new information.

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FlyTampa Updates Las Vegas for MSFS

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A brand-new update for FlyTampa’s Las Vegas for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released. Version 1.3 adds new resorts to the Las Vegas strip along with further performance improvements.

The new update for the scenery product is relatively short, seeing mostly performance and texture improvements. Furthermore, Resorts World Las Vegas has been added to the strip.

The update is now available through the FlyTampa Universal installer, but there’s currently an issue with the update through the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. FlyTampa has said that the update is with them and said in their initial post it would be available, but was soon followed up by a comment from them saying that they’re “in the dark” with regards to the status of the update.

You can buy FlyTampa’s Las Vegas for Microsoft Flight Simulator via their store for $19.99 USD. No upgrade or license transfer appears to be available. You can read more about the release information in our original post.

FlyTampa Las Vegas v1.3 Update Changelog

  • Resorts World Las Vegas added on the strip
  • Further performance improvements over v1.2
  • Texture improvements and replacement of some 3D artefacts
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