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VATSIM Cross The Pond 2019 Eastbound Voting Open

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VATSIM has opened the polls for choosing the airports that will be featured during their bi-annual CTP event. Only VATSIM members are allowed to vote. They are asked to pick one departure and one arrival airport among twelve choices for each. The event will be eastbound this time.

VATSIM CTP events are the busiest events of the VATSIM community. They happen twice a year, one being westbound, the other one being eastbound. Hundred of pilots cross the Atlantic Ocean during this events, under full ATC coverage, including transoceanic operations. The voting helps the VATSIM staff pick departure and arrival airports, with traditionally around 4 to 5 airports each side of the Atlantic Ocean fully staffed with ATC. For this particular event, the VATSIM team hopes to release their new voice codec, which has been in development for more than a year already.

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PMDG Comments on MSFS Trailer Release

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Over on the PMDG forum, Robert Randazzo, of PMDG Simulations has commented on the PMDG stance regarding the release of Microsoft's trailer of their upcoming Flight Simulator 2020. Having received many questions about possible developments for the new MSFS platform, in efforts to manage expectations of the community, Robert commented that although Microsoft has clearly been working on the title
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FSExpo 2019: POSCON Beta Roadmap Updated

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The folks behind the all-new simulation network, POSCON, have updated their beta testing roadmap as part of their showcase at this year's FSExpo in Orlando, FL. For some time now, as the network has been developed and improved, the developers have had a very small testing team of just 58 people on hand to assist them in fault-finding their new network.
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VATSIM Announces Large Scale Audio Testing

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Over their forums, VATSIM has announced that their team is planning large scale audio tests on the production servers this month. They've notified members that applications will be available to those who wish to be a part of the testing. This audio update has been awaited by many VATSIM members. Most notable of this update is the updated CODECs that will
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Airline2Sim Releases Airport2Sim Schiphol Trailer

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Airline2Sim have recently taken to Facebook to release a pre-release trailer for their upcoming inaugural Airport2Sim product, Amsterdam Schiphol. The 11 minute video summarizes what customers will be able to expect when the product releases. Users can expect six videos with the package, as well as an improved GSX configuration for 3rd party Schiphol sceneries. The package will also include
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PilotEdge Integrates ATIS System

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With the launch of the ATIS system, pilots flying on the network can now obtain up-to-date weather and significant flight planning data published on the respective ATIS frequencies. This includes runways and approaches in use and information on runway closures. Controllers will also have access to this data and will ensure to verify that pilots are reporting in with the exact ATIS code
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FlightSimSoft Previews PFPX Update

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Over the last few days, FlightSimSoft, known for PFPX and Topcat have provided a few screenshots showing off some new features that are due to be added to PFPX in a new update. The first bunch of screenshots posted last Sunday are showing off new options for various charts used in flight-planning including ETOPS and plotting charts to better illustrate
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