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Imaginesim Surprise Announcement of TBPB Barbados

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In a surprise announcement, Imaginesim has let the community know on their Facebook page that they will be releasing Grantley Adams International Airport, ICAO code TBPB, for Prepar3D v4.

The airport is the sole international port of entry by air in Barbados, and serves destinations across the United States (Charlotte, Miami, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, JFK), Canada (Toronto, Montreal), Europe (Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich) and Central America generously, being a hub for LIAT.  Additionally, the airport has a relatively new cargo building and is served by multiple cargo carriers.

They are hoping to release the product in time for Christmas.  The project was originally an aerospace contract, normally one that Imaginesim would produce exclusively for an external client; however, they secured permission on this occasion to reconfigure the airport and release it to the simulator community for Prepar3D v4.  They’ll also be having a discussion with the client in January in regards to X-Plane or MSFS versions.

Only one small screenshot was shown; hopefully we might see some more teasers in the upcoming weeks.

They also gave a heads-up that development progress on their main KDFW (Dallas Ft-Worth) project remains unaffected.

We’ll be certain to provide you any further details that come.

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Pilot Plus Announces Bristol Definitive Coming to Prepar3D

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In a surprisingly quiet announcement at Cosford, Pilot Plus has announced that their Bristol Definitive scenery will be coming to Prepar3D. Few details were provided other than the fact that it is coming ‘soon’; the feature list provided on the handout we received includes the following (which are present in the X-Plane version as well): Adaptive seasonal vegetation Full PBR
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Pilot Plus Updates Bristol Definitive to Version 1.1

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Pilot Plus has released an update for their Bristol Definitive scenery, for X-Plane 11, to version 1.1.  On their website, they detail the changes. The update includes only a few changes, but all three of relative significance: an overhauled installer, further airside clutter, and a red beacon to the airport lighting. They inform us that customers are able to update
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A2A Simulations & Airtech Announce Spitfire for X-Plane 11

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A2A Simulations has taken to Facebook to share a post from Airtech Simulation regarding their Spitfire simulation software. They’re excited to announce that thanks to a renewed partnership between the two organizations, A2A is in the ‘final stages’ of developing their Spitfire simulation for Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11. No significant details were provided, however as mentioned it was stated as
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Orbx Releases Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D v4

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Orbx's latest product, Cityscape Honolulu for Prepar3D v4, is now available for purchase through the Orbx webstore. Cityscape Honolulu is, rather uniquely, both a cityscape and a mini-region which covers both Honolulu and the full island of Oahu. Feature List A complete Cityscape and mini-region covering Honolulu and the entire island of Oahu Ultra-HD photorealistic depictions of Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Pearl City All eight Oahu airports have been
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PMDG Announces Imminent Transition to New E-Commerce Solution

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PMDG has provided their community with an update in regards to their transition to the planned new e-commerce solution, and the changes are coming very soon.

On July 31st, at approximately 0500 Zulu, PMDG will bring down their existing e-commerce solution for about five days in order to migrate all of their customer, order, and processing data to the new e-commerce system.

While they state that the process of planning the store migration has been exceptionally complex, requiring the hire of a data migration specialist to facilitate the large-scale move, the process is now ready to kick-off.

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FeelThere Provides Development Update for E-Jets

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FeelThere has given the community a new development update on the progress of their E-Jets collaboration project with Aeroplane Heaven. They've clarified that the project will be released with the 4 expected variants, the EMB 170, 175, 190, and 195, and will be made with high-resolution textures and PBR. There will also be a new sound package and flight dynamics
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TropicalSim Releases Buenos Aires SAEZ

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TropicalSim has released their much awaited rendition of Buenos Aires' main international airport, ICAO SAEZ, for Prepar3D v1.2+ and FSX SP2. Unsurprisingly, the airport looks great; in traditional TropicalSim style, it's a highly detailed rendition of Ministro Pistarini International Airport, in Ezeiza, a city within the district of Buenos Aires. The airport is located 22 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires,
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Laminar Research Releases X-Plane 11.35rc1 Update

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X-Plane users will be pleased to hear that Laminar Research has now released update 11.35rc1 for X-Plane 11. The update includes, most significantly, updated Gateway airports, FMOD sounds for the Boeing 737-800 and King Air C90B, improved aircraft systems, and landmark sceneries for New York and Washington D.C. Other noteworthy additions include an updated fuel system (which you can read
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