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Jonathan Clayton

Merida International Released for P3Dv4

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Developer Mex High Flight has released Merida International Airport (MMMD) for P3Dv4.

Located in the state of Yucatan, Mexico, the airport serves the city of Merida and sees both national and international flights. Able to service airplanes as large as Boeing’s 747, the airport mostly sees A320’s and 737’s., including flights by Aeromexico, American Eagle, and United Airlines. The airport also sees seasonal flights out of Canada operated by WestJet.

The scenery features photoreal scenery background and city autopen, along with full Orbx FTX Global Vector compatibility. Also included is dynamic night lighting, animal animation, and FPS-friendly static and animated objects.

The scenery can be purchased from SimMarket for $20.30 USD.

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Pilot Assist Pro App Updated

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The Pilot Assist Pro (PAP) app has been updated to version 1.2.4. Changes to the app include an update to the weather code to match the requirements of the weather service provider and numerous bug fixes. Pilot Assist Pro has also changed the pricing model, making the app available as a two-week free trial before being asked to sign up
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Aeroplane Heaven Previews Upcoming Caravelle

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Aeroplane Heaven has dropped some previews of their upcoming Caravelle for P3D and FSX. In a post on Facebook, the developer dropped some pictures that show off the upcoming PBR effects on the classic airplane in P3D v4.4. The post also stated that users of lower versions of P3D and FSX will be able to get their hands on a
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Tailstrike Designs Shows Off More Reggio di Calabria Previews

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Developer Tailstrike Designs has dropped a few more photos of their upcoming Reggio di Calabria (LICR) airport scenery for P3D. While there is no timing for release, the work-in-progress shots show development is moving along. Reggio di Calabria Airport is located in southern Calabria, Italy. Serving more than 500,000 passengers annually, flights come and go to several Italian cities, with
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Fly the Maddog X Development Update

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Leonardo Software House, the developer of Fly the Maddog X, has released a development update. Hot on the heels of the MD83 and MD-88 expansion pack, the developer says they are already beta testing the upcoming Fly the Maddog X release. While there is no release date as of yet, the latest version will add some new features and squash
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Vatsim Cross The Pond 2019 Airfield Applications Open March 4

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All European and North American Vatsim event coordinators take note: Airfield Applications are opening on Monday, March 4th at 2000z for Cross The Pond Westbound.

A semiannual event, Cross the Pond sees pilots from all over the world make the trek over the Atlantic. One event sees all traffic head westbound (leaving Europe and arriving in North America) and the second event each year sees the traffic do the opposite.

Departure and arrival destinations vary, but Vatsim controller coverage along the entire route is guaranteed.

Once airfields are nominated, users will have the opportunity to vote on their desired airfields before signing up for a limited amount of departure and arrival slots.

Cross The Pond Westbound takes place on March 30, 2019.

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IndiaFoxtEcho Updates F-35 Lightning for P3D v4.4

Developer IndiaFoxtEcho has released an update for their F-35 Lightning package that includes PBR. In a post on their website, an extensive changelog describes the rebuilt internal and external models and the inclusion of PBR. In order to accomplish this update, the source models were completely rebuilt, resulting in, what the developer says, is a much better looking plane. Because
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FlyTampa Updates Various Sceneries

If you own FlyTampa Boston, Vienna, Corfu, St Maarten, Montreal (version 2) or Toronto make sure you check the software for the latest update from FlyTampa. In an effort to standardize the install process for their airports, the developer has implemented the FlyTampa Universal Installer for most of their more recent airports. In addition to the Universal Installer, many airports
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ToLiss 319 Updated to Version 1.3

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Just in time for their 1-year anniversary sale, the developers of the ToLiss 319 have released their version 1.3 update. While addressing some bug fixes, the update adds some new major features including experimental rain effects (Saso Kiselkov) and custom X-Plane 11.30 particle effects. The plane also adds an engine performance adaptation based on the new X-Plane 11.30 engine dynamics
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Cerro Torre Los Glaciares 3D Scenery Released for X-Plane 11

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The team of Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have released another spectacular 3D scenery, turning their focus to Cerro Torre Los Glaciares National Park in South Patagonia on the border between Argentina and Chile. Not only does the scenery include both Cerro Torre (at 10,262 feet) and the Fitz Roy (at 11,171 feet), users will also get the virtual El
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