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Eaglesoft Citation XLS+ previews

Eaglesoft have given us some more preview shots of their Citation XLS+ that is currently under development. Unfortunately the post did not state anything about a release window or technical status. But the images are definitely worth checking out regardless.

Aerosoft Release Rome Ciampino X

Aerosoft have just released their long awaited Rome Ciampino scenery. It’s been a fair time coming, but it’s finally released. For a price of EUR23.14 this scenery can be yours. Available from both Aerosoft and SimMarket.

Rome Ciampino airport is Rome’s second largest airport after Fiumicino. Serving both civilian and military operations. The airport is a large base for Ryanair providing a diverse route network through Europe and Africa. Although not a base for Wizzair, there is a variety of flights serving Eastern Europe from this airport.

This scenery seems to match the high quality precedent set by Aerosoft with their previous sceneries and looks to have sufficient value for money.

Expect a review from us on this scenery in the near future.

BlackBox Simulation’s Bird Dog Updated – Includes Free Models

BlackBox Simulations have updated their Cessna Bird Dog to now include both the Sea Plane and the Amphibian versions of the iconic aircraft. Not only does this update include the new models, there’s also some new fixes that improve the aircraft further.

The Cessna Bird Dog was recently updated to include Prepar3D version 4, but this update also works just fine for FSX and P3Dv3.

You can read our review on the Bird Dog here.

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Flight Sim World | The Numbers are in

Flight Sim World released in early access on May 18th 2017. As I did with Xplane 11 before it, I will take a peek into publicly available data to see how well the game is doing a month after its release. Now it’s only fair to remind everyone we are talking about a game in early access. So these numbers are subject to change even more dramatically than normal full released game. Some may even say it’s not fair to do this yet since the game is still in Early Access. Well my response to that is the same stance I have on reviewing Early Access games. Whats out now is all your guaranteed to get. Times change and shit happens so the future is never guaranteed. Plus I firmly believe once you start charging money for something, you are officially selling a product. You will be judged as such! And I don’t show mercy with this so let’s take a look.
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Just Flight Weekend Sale

The team over at Just Flight have great savings on six products this weekend. All products are from the in-house development team recent releases.

These Include:

  • Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer
  • PA-28R Arrow III
  • Meteor F.8/FR.9
  • TB-10 Tobago & TB-20 Trinidad
  • Tornado GR1
  • Canberra PR9

If you are interested in any of these products, you can visit the Just Flight website for more details.

2017 Steam Summer Sale

2017 Steam Summer Sale begins!

The day of reckoning for gamer’s everywhere has finally come. The 2017 Steam Summer Sale has started. Expect big sales on meany titles on the Steam store. Titles big and small, including Flight Sim World, FSX Steam Edition, and X Plane 11. At time of writing FSX Steam Edition is 50% off ($12.49, Normally $24.99). X Plane 11 is 26% off ($44.39, Normally $59.99). And Flight Sim World is 10% off ($22.99, Normally $24.99).  All of the bundles for FSX are on sale as well. You can also purchase the Train & Flight Sim World Twin Pack for $50.12 (Normally $64.98, that’s 23% off). Finally, Aerofly FS2 is also 15% cheaper than usual.

While to numerous to list a lot of the DLC available for FSX is on sale to. A few highlights include the F16 Fighting Falcon from Aerosoft, REX 4 Texture Direct from REX, Accu-Feel and the Piper J3 Cub both from A2A, and the R66 Turbine from Carenado. Meany meany more are available.

The Summer Sale runs from June 22 to July 5. Now is the time to get your favorite games for low prices; And of course your favorite Flight Sim and addons for low prices to!

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Turbulent Designs Idaho Falls Regional nearing Beta

Turbulent Design announced yesterday that their next scenery, Idaho Falls Regional Airport, is nearing the Beta stage of development. Accompanying this announcement they have a list of features and several screenshots. High quality buildings and textures, SODE  Jetway’s, and Dynamic Lighting are just a few of the features mentioned. A release date is pending.

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JustSim Release Düsseldorf

JustSim have released their long awaited Dusseldorf scenery. This scenery follows on from their other popular sceneries including Nice, Barcelona, Hamburg and Luxembourg. Judging from the photos alone they seem to have done another excellent job with this scenery.

Dusseldorf Airport is the main airport serving the North Western area of Germany. Located 7km north of downtown Dusseldorf. Being the 3rd busiest airport in Germany there is a great variety of flights spanning across the globe. With flights to destinations including Dubai, New York and Hong Kong.

JustSim Dusseldorf comes as a welcome update to the ageing Aerosoft scenery that has existed for quite some time now. This scenery comes with a vast expanse of features including SODE jetways, dynamic lighting support for P3D V4 and custom autogen in the surrounding area.

If you wish to purchase this scenery is can be bought from SimMarket for EUR23.88.

Entire feature list:

Fully compatible with ORBX Germany North and FTX Global Vector (photo file backgrounds included)
Fully compatible with FTX Global openLC Europe (additional photo file backgrounds included)
Ground polygons made with the requirements of the SDK Prepad 3D
Dynamic lighting of the apron – only Prepar3D V4
Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on terminal and other airport buildings
High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
High resolution building textures
Animated SODE Jetways – will come in 2 weeks
Surrounding area with custom autogen
Fully AI traffic compatible with accurat AFCAD file
Excellent night effects
3D birds
Optimized for excellent performance
Inclusion of manual in PDF format
Fully 3d taxiways lighting
Automatic season change for vegatation, photobackground high resolution
Realistic reflections on glass (Prepar3D V3&4)
Inclusion of manual in PDF format

FSLabs A319 and A321 Progress Update

Flight Sim Labs have announced the current progress of their A319 and A321 products over on their forums. The A320 from FSLabs took the flight sim community by storm last year when it released. Bringing one of the most advanced simulations we have ever seen. If you want a more detailed explanation into why it’s such a good aircraft, why not check out our in-depth review?

Andy Wilson, one of the FSlabs developers. Has announced that the A319 and A321 are just around the corner. He states that the A319 will be released shortly after if not at the same time as P3D V4 compatibility for the A320 in the next few weeks. With the A321 likely to release alongside Service Pack 1 later this year.

It will be nice to have more varients of the FSLabs A320 in the sim with the A319 and A321. At the moment only Aerosoft offer such an option but soon FSlabs will be even more of a competitor to the popular A320 simulation range.

Make sure to keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for when these updates are released.

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SamScene3d Releases Frankfurt RealCity X

SamScene3d has released High Quality scenery for FSX and Prepare 3D. Frankfurt RealCity X, featuring Frankfurt Germany! The fifth largest city in Germany, and the 2nd German scenery from SamScene. The other being Munich. This scenery is compatible with all versions of FSX as well as version two, three, and four of Prepare 3D.

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