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Gaya Simulations Releases Berlin Tegel for MSFS

Gaya Simulations has released their fourth airport scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Berlin Tegel Airport (EDDT).

Berlin Tegel Airport is located just five miles north-west of the city of Berlin in the borough of Reinichendorf. The airport has played its part in many key events over the past century, being a base during the Berlin Airlift, a military base for the French Armée de l’Air force and then starting commercial services during the late 1950s, with services all around Europe with aircraft such as the Boeing 707, de Havilland Comet and the Douglas DC-8. More recently, the airport sees airlines such as Easyjet, Eurowings and Ryanair ferry over 20 million passengers all over Europe making it the fourth busiest airport in Germany. Berlin Tegel is planned to close as soon as Berlin’s latest airport, Brandenburg Airport opens sometime in 2020.

Gaya Simulations has recreated the classic airport to include best in class immersion with detailing and performance in mind. The developer has spent many months looking at real-world documents, images and other sources to create the airport. From the screenshots, you can see that there has been lots of attention around the terminal buildings which are custom modelled and uses high definition texturing to bring the airport to life. The release included custom night lighting and ground vehicles and other static aircraft.

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Skyline Simulations Releases Gibraltar for XP

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Scenery Developer Skyline Simulations has released their newest project, Gibraltar International Airport (LXGB) for X-Plane. Gibraltar is one of 14 British Overseas Territories and is situated between the south coast of Spain and the north coast of Morocco. The airport handles over half a million passengers a year from destinations such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Tangier. The airport has
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Head To Head: Orbx Innsbruck and MSFS Hand-Crafted Airport

Innsbruck is situated at the heart of the Austrian mountains. As a favourite destination for skiers and aviation enthusiasts alike, the airport is famous for its tricky approach in any weather meaning it is a must-visit for any simulator pilot. From the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on August 18th, many have found themselves at the default, 'hand-crafted' Innsbruck airport
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X-Plane Updated to 11.50RC1

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Laminar Research, the team behind X-Plane 11, has advanced their current 11.50 build from Beta to Release Candidate with version 11.50RC1. The Development has been battling many different issues throughout the beta phase, but it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the implementation of Vulkan/Metal for X-Plane. Vulkan/Metal is a new way
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ToLiss Announces Airbus A340-600

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Airbus developer ToLiss has announced via the X-Plane Facebook page that their next release will be the Airbus A340-600 for X-Plane. The Airbus A340 family is a long-range, wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries. It first took flight in 1991 with the -200 series entering service in February 1993 with Lufthansa. The A340-600 is the newest variant of the type, produced
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vPilot Update Brings MSFS Compatibility


vPilot, a utility used by virtual pilots to fly on the online network, VATSIM, has been updated to version 2.6, which is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator. 

vPilot is used to enable a virtual pilot to communicate with virtual air traffic controllers and other aircraft, all over the world.

Private beta testers have been putting the client to the test with the new simulator but there has been an issue highlighted after the beta testing had finished. When certain types of SimConnect applications such as vPilot are running with the sim, it sometimes creates frame rate reductions and stuttering for the user. The team at vPilot has notified Asobo and Microsoft who are currently investigating the issue. 

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Nvidia Includes MSFS in Driver Update

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Graphics card manufacturer, Nvidia, has included support for Microsoft Flight Simulator in their latest GeForce Game Ready driver update.  The latest update for users of the Nvidia range of GPU's will benefit from the latest update to the GeForce driver by having a tailored, optimised experience, with the GPU managed better in order to give a more smooth and responsive
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IVAO Releases MSFS Compatible Client

IVAO has released its newest voice client, Altitude, which is also fully compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator. IVAO is one of the largest online flight simulator networks that allow virtual pilots and air traffic controllers to integrate worldwide. In order to log onto and interact with other people on the servers, virtual pilots require a third party client to bridge
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Microsoft Flight Simulator Officially Released

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Over a year ago at the E3 gaming conference, Microsoft announced a trailer of their next project that blew not only the flight simulator community but the entire gaming community away. Microsoft enlisted the team at Asobo Studio, past titles primarily based around the Pixar movie franchise, to create the next instalment of the beloved Microsoft Flight Simulator series, the
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Orbx Releases TrueEarth Balearic Islands for XP

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Scenery developer Orbx has released their next instalment of the TrueEarth series, Balearic Islands for X-Plane.  The Balearic archipelago is located off the east coast of Spain in the mediterranean sea and includes Menorca, Majorca and Ibiza. The islands are a holiday hot spot for Europeans from all over the continent but are visited more commonly by tourists from the UK,
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