Jack Vince

XFirstOfficer Version 1.7.0 Released

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The latest verison of the popular XFirstOfficer plugin for X-Plane 11 has been released.  Developer ParrotSim took to the X-Plane forums to make the announcement, as well as to explain the numerous changes made to the freeware software.

XFirstOfficer can best be explained as X-Plane’s answer to FS2Crew in that it aims to fully simulate an intelligent and dynamic virtual copilot within you favourite aircraft. The simulation involved is extensive and the copilot is able to perform a multitude of functions including but not limited to reading checklists, monitoring background parameters, turning knobs to a specified value, toggling switches, extracting FMC data, pushing buttons and reading callouts. ParrotSim have even gone so far as to allow the copilot to perform a number of non-normal prodcedures, an exmaple of which can be seen below.

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PESIM Previews Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (LFBZ)

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Following on from their late April announcment, French developer Pilot Experience Sim has released the first previews of their upcoming Biarrtiz airport scenery. Opened in 1954, Biarritz Pays Basque airport (LFBZ) serves the French town of Biarritz located within the countries largest administriative district, Nouvelle-Aquitaine. The airport is a destination for numerous European airlines including Air France, Easyjet and Ryanair.
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Aerosoft Update A330 And More For P3D V5

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Aerosoft is continuing to update their product range for Prepar3D version 5, with today seeing the A330 Professional series as well as a couple of other products getting the latest treatment. Aerosoft’s Mathijs Kok took to the company’s forums earlier today to announce the update, as well as describe how keen Airbus pilots can get the jet into the latest
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DC Designs Announces Concorde

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Its certainly been a very exciting fortnight for Concorde enthusiasts. Hot on the heels of Aeroplanes Heaven’s announcement on 8th May and cockpit renders today, DC Designs have announced that they too will be bringing the iconic supersonic bird to some our favourite simulators. DC Designs, known for their fighter aircraft add-ons made the announcement on their Facebook page. The
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