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Chudoba Design Release Hurghada For X-Plane 11

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Scenery developer Chudoba Design, has just released their rendition of the  Hurghada International Airport (HEGN) for X-Plane 11. Hurghada is the most popular tourist city in the Red Sea area, which used to be just a small village which was built into huge city with a lot of resorts.

The developer has mentioned that the scenery includes the old domestic terminal as well as the new big terminal for tourists with functional jetways, but also an area around that airport covered with vegetation and a surrounding city. From domestic flights, to charters and international hauls, you have the freedom to explore Hurghada.

The posted features list of Hurghada airport poses:

  • Hand made PBR Textures
  • Custom buildings with original design
  • Custom objects and vegetation
  • Manual Included
  • Well optimized for best performance
  • SAM Jetways
  • Functional Docking System
  • Marshallers
  • Custom library across all Chudoba Design scenery

For more information on Chudoba Design, or to see more projects from the developer, head over to their website.

You can get your copy of the Hurghada Airport at simMarket for €22.00 EUR (excl. VAT)

You may also profit from the simMarket offer to buy 2 for €12.50 EUR (excl. VAT) each

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Aerosoft Previews Bratislava For Prepar3D v5

Developer Aerosoft has just showcased on their forum more screenshots of their upcoming Bratislava M.R. Stefanik Airport. Earlier, the developer announced that work on runway 13-31 is done, with a focus shift to the apron area and it is mentioned now that work on the design of parking and apron is now almost over and that it is also necessary to
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AOA Announces Preliminary Feature List For F-35Bv2

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AOA Simulations, X-Plane military aircraft developer, has taken to their Facebook page this week to announce a preliminary feature list of the upcoming F-35B v2 and showcase screenshots of the update. The developer mentions in their post that the more work that goes in the upcoming aircraft, the more new ideas come to mind. The F-35B v2 will not just
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FS2Crew Updates FSLabs Airbus To V1.5

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Immersion developer FS2Crew took to their Facebook on Saturday to announce that "No more flying solo in your Bus in P3D V5!" Their FSLabs Airbus Immersion Pack has been updated to v1.5, which brings the buses out of maintenance and ready to fly in Prepar3D v5. FS2Crew informed users that this is a free update for current users, and if you don't
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Magsoft Previews Guadalajara Airport

Prepar3D scenery developer Magsoft have taken to the FSDeveloper forums, to preview a wide variety of screenshots from their upcoming Aeropuerto Internacional de Guadalajara (MMGL) scenery.  The airport is the main airport of Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara. Opened in 1966, it is located 16 km south of the city center. Over the past months, Magsoft has slowly added to the growing collection of
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IXEG Previews 737 v1.32 Update

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Jan Vogel of IXEG, has taken to his YouTube channel to preview their upcoming IXEG 737 v1.32 update, set to be out to the community in a few short days. The showcase of the upcoming update was for the community to see a full perspective of what they can expect from the update and how the aircraft would perform.

In the video, many bugs were addressed, such as the FMS and N, S, E, W keys on the keypad interacting incorrectly and the inverted scroll wheel for up and down actions. In the current version of the aircraft, it mistook these keys for compass headings and you could not enter way-points starting or ending with the letters.

The next view provided is of a fix to an issue with the IRS selectors in VR and the audio portion of the 737. The developers have increased the volumes for the radio panels, including NAVAID IDs and Markers. In the video, Vogel also showcased the new and improved bits of the FMS, such as the manual placement of way-points into the FMS and providing improvements in the route LEGS page.

Aside from all the bug fixes, a co-routing folder has been added to the new update. In the past, the folder missing caused numerous crashes as the system was unable to see/recognize the folder and was creating it on the spot. Co-routes only contain en-route information, compared to SIDs, STARs and approaches.

Jan Vogel’s video may be viewed in detail below, with all the appropriate commentary:

Out of the many things addressed, holding patterns and the VNAV system were not in the spotlight for this update. Even though they were not addressed in this update, Vogel mentioned that:

“This is not a VNAV rewrite yet – that is going to come – we laid the groundwork for that in this update, but what really happened here is we started getting the FMS more stable, we want you to be able to swap and change procedures, and of course we also finalized and completed the entry of pilot created way-points.”

Furthermore, in his video, Vogel takes a look at the new improved the particle system for the aircraft such as the new tire skidding, tire water-spray and touchdown effects. The new engine inlet condensation, APU heat-blur and fire/damage effects, engine spray over wet surfaces and flap vertices were also showcased in detail.

If you are interested in purchasing the IXEG 737, it is available on the X-Aviation Store for $74.95 USD. The IXEG 737 is currently compatible with Vulkan and Metal.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator July 9th Update – Alpha 5 & Closed Beta

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A new week means a new update from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team regarding their highly anticipated flight simulator. On Thursday, July 9th, the Microsoft team has taken to the official website to publish another development update. The update not only brings exciting news to the community as the developers announce the next steps with the simulator testing process, but also
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Windsock Simulations Previews Barcelona (LEBL)

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Windsock Simulations, an X-Plane 11 scenery developer, has taken to their Facebook page to announce that their upcoming Barcelona El-Prat (LEBL) scenery has entered beta. In their post, Windsock mentions that the airport is complete, as well as the city and ortho-photos for the area. X-Plane users can expect a release by the end of the month earliest. The developer also
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Majestic Software Updates Dash 8 Q400 for Prepar3D v5

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Aircraft developer Majestic Software has announced to the community that their Dash 8 Q400 regional turboprop is getting updated to version 1.021. This update brings many improvements including compatibility with Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5. In addition, there have been changes to the weight on wheel detection logic, fixes with shared cockpit and new dynamic flares to approach and taxi lights.
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Ultra Weather XP v2.6.2 Starts Development

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Abdullah Almuntassir of Ultra Weather XP has taken to the product's Facebook group, to announce that development has officially begun for Ultra Weather XP version 2.6.2. He mentions in his post that the new version will focus on fixing the reported issues from the community, and it will enhance the weather plugin even more. Almuntassir mentions that this will be a
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