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xAmbience Pro Releasing Within a Few Weeks

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Dubbed as the “next generation” environmental plugin for X-Plane 11, the development team has confirmed that they intend on releasing xAmbience Pro within the next few weeks. Coming from HST on their website, a new weekly report revealed plenty of new details about the product and what stages the team needs to go through first before releasing the product.

On the blog post, the team said there are two elements of the product left to be completed. The first is a system to mix samples of clouds to ensure they don’t repeat; and also some debugging functions. In addition to the new details, a series of screenshots highlighting how xAmbience Pro will enhance the simulator was also shared.

Whilst the screenshots are impressive, HST were keen to make customers aware that a “lot of work on optimization, modernization of all plugin processes” have been included. This should ensure that performance is smooth for all users, but a series of tests is ongoing to ensure this is the case.

Unlike other developers, HST is being very transparent about its release process. The team confirmed that they plan to finish the product within the next week or so before then going on a testing spree. During this time, the team will preview the product with a series of previews, send copies to the press and then eventually release it to the public.

Following on from a public release, HST will work on bringing 3D clouds to the product. In fact, HighSkyTeam said that the 3D clouds will be compatible with “[the] upcoming X-Plane 12.” A preview of it in action was also shared on the blog post.


Over the next few weeks, the team will continue to provide updates and information including a new weekly report on April 18th and a look at the Q2 development report on April 22nd 2021. We’ll be sure to follow the progress and report back to you.

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MagMexico Releases Guadalajara Airport for MSFS

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Scenery developer MagMexico has released Guadalajara International Airport (MMGL) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Located in Mexico, the airport serves the country's second-largest city, Guadalajara. In 2020, the airport announced a huge expansion plan which is due to be completed in 2024. Currently, the airport serves a range of destinations in North and South America. MagMexico has included a range of features
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Verticalsim Releases Fayetteville Regional Airport for XP

Scenery developer Verticalsim has released their rendition of Fayetteville Regional Airport (KFAY) for X-Plane 11. Fayetteville Regional Airport is located in the central part of North Carolina. It is approximately 100nm from the largest airport in the state, Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport. Fayetteville hosts a number of US-based air carriers, many of which connect the city to various major hubs.
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AOA Simulations Releases F-22 Raptor

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AOA Simulations, the aircraft developer known for their F-35 and V-22 aircraft, has released their latest venture, the F-22 Raptor for X-Plane. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fourth-generation fighter aircraft with stealth capability, produced by Lockheed Martin between 1996 and 2011. The development saw nearly 200 of the type built for the USAF, only. The Raptor is famously
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Aerosoft Announces Airfield Perranporth for MSFS

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Situated in the southwest of Cornwall, England, Perranporth Airfield (EGTP) is a popular place for general aviation pilots looking to discover the views of the area. The airport is run by the Perranporth Flying Club and offer a range of experience flights and training courses for those seeking to get their private pilot license. It has been confirmed on the
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FlightSimExpo 2021 Postponed Until September 2021

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In a brief statement on the FlightSimExpo Facebook page, it has been confirmed that the 2021 event will now go ahead in September 2021. This means the hybrid event will no longer take place in June as previously planned.

FlightSimExpo 2021 will now take place on September 24-26, 2021. The in-person component of the event will still be held at Town and Country San Diego. All registrations and tickets already sold will be moved to the new dates and those who have will receive an email soon.

Furthermore, the team said that exhibitor and sponsor outreach will happen in the coming days. An initial list of exhibitors will be hopefully shared in June.

This delay is most likely as a result of the ongoing global pandemic and the team wanting to ensure the event can safely proceed and give attendees, exhibitors and media the time they need to prepare for an event.

Update @ 1950z: This event will be a hybrid event as originally planned just on the new dates.

We await to hear further details from the team at FlightSimExpo.

This is a breaking story and may be updated as more information becomes available.

What does this mean for you? Will you be attending? Does September make you feel more comfortable going? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Moldova Scenery Design Releases Timisoara Airport for P3D

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Moldova Scenery Design has released Timisoara Airport for P3D v4 and v5. The international airport serves Romania and sees a variety of traffic pass through each year. Before the global pandemic, the airport was seeing regular growth from nearby European countries with airlines such as Blue Air, Eurowings, Ryanair and Wizz Air providing regular services. Despite the decline in recent passenger
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Orbx Releases LSZS Samedan Airport for MSFS

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If you're looking for a challenging approach and scenic airport, Orbx has released Samedan Airport (LSZS) for Microsoft Flight Simulator to test your skills with. Developed by Andrea Hegi, the airport offers exciting and challenging approaches to the Swiss Alps airport. The airport features plenty of challenging conditions, especially during the winter months. Its location in the Engadin valley means
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Okavango Delta for MSFS Released

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SimWorks Studios has released a new add-on that will see you exploring untouched natural habitats on a virtual experience within Microsoft Flight Simulator. Located in southwest Africa, Okavango is full of wildlife, areas of natural beauty and a range of safari camps, which make for a scenic exploration pack within the simulator. The product is more than just a standard scenery
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Leading Edge Simulations Updates Take Command! Saab 340A

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Founder of X-Aviation, Cameron, has confirmed the Leading Edge Simulations Take Command! Saab 340A has been updated. The new update brings it to version 1.6.5 and an email to customers of the product has already been sent out informing them of the update. The update is now available to download through your X-Aviation account and will simply need to be reinstalled for
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