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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 SODE files and a PDF information sheet.

The six videos will cover real-world operating procedures for Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, including analysis of the taxiway layout, intersections you may expect for a short takeoff, which arrival and departure patterns are used at the airport based on the time of day, and much much more. The preview video also demonstrates the enhancements that Airline2Sim have made to FlyTampa’s Schiphol with the use of their own custom GSX profile, which ensures that your aircraft never receives conflicting marshaling instructions, or clips its wings on SODE elements such as jetways.

Airport2Sim Schiphol will cost $9.99 USD and will be made available for purchase on the Airline2Sim website, as well as all major flightsim retailers. No firm release date has been set, however we can expect the product to come out sometime within the next few days.

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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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Summary: Mettar Simulations Presentation At Flight Sim 2018

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Mettar Simulations has provided updates on a range of their projects during their presentation at Flight Sim 2018 this morning. During the presentation, Matt Davies spoke about projectFLY, POSCON and more. projectFLY The widely-used flight-tracking companion for every style of simmer is about to be updated with a number of new and improved features. The items that Matt touched on
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VATSIM Reveal New Voice Codec

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For a long time, many a VATSIM user has asked for a new codec which will bring better clarity and ease to using voice on VATSIM. Well, the time is now upon us and the first preview of the new codec has been shown off over on VATSIM's YouTube channel. The video shows off some of the new features of
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Navigraph FMS Data Manager Adds Active Sky XP Support

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It’s essentially a monthly ritual, where sim pilots hit that “Update” button in the Navigraph FMS Data Manager to keep their navigational data up to date for their next flight. In doing so, the data manager updates all of the (supported) installed aircraft and add-on applications that simmers hold in their arsenal. This month though, Navigraph has made a lot of X-Plane pilots rather excited with the addition of support for Active Sky XP in the data manager application.

Active Sky XP (or “ASXP” as the developer has been abbreviating it) is the name of yet-to-be-released, X-Plane specific weather engine by HiFi Simulations, and back in June, they provided their biggest update on how the development was coming along, plus information on when X-Plane users might be able to see the engine working its magic in their sim. At that point in time they opened up beta testing applications, with an expected beta of Q3 2018 – at timeframe which we have just ticked over into the final leg of at the start of this month, meaning that the development appears to be right on track given the addition of this nav data support. This being the case, they also gave an expected final release of Q1 2019. All going well during the beta phase, signs seem to point to this being an accurate estimate too.
That said, FSElite is not aware of any beta invitations having been sent to interested parties at the time of writing, despite the enormous amounts of applications that were received by HiFi at the time of opening the expressions of interest.

Long having been at or near the top of the “stuff I want from the P3D platform” list for most X-Plane users, it’s almost hard to believe that it’s finally within reach.

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Navigraph Charts – Quick News Update

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On their Facebook page, Navigraph has said they will soon be providing Commercial Airline Overlay Charts (CAO) from Jeppesen, in addition to all other current charts. These charts were developed to better support pilots that primarily operate category C and D aircraft. No news on when specifically these Charts will be released, though I don't think it will be too far
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AccuMap v2 Enters Open Beta

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Last week, FSElite was lucky enough to bring you exclusive previews of AccuMap v2. AccuMap is a modern VATSIM map viewer that originally was released as a desktop application nearly 12 months ago today, however, the application was found to be very heavy on system resources, and earlier this year the development team made the decision to take down the AccuMap server to
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Matt Davies Appointed As Lead Technical Manager Of POSCON

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One of the exhibitors that the community was incredibly keen to check out last month at FSExpo was POSCON. POSCON, an acronym for Positive Control Network, is a brand new multiplayer air traffic and air traffic control network with a focus on improving on the existing networks that are currently available to flight simmers and virtual air traffic controllers. Their
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Aivlasoft EFB v2 Released

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After showing off some previews around a week ago, Aivlasoft has released version 2 of their popular EFB utility. The updated version of the electronic flight bag brings new features and improvements, such as; Improved Approach displays Oceanic track details Vertical guidance for precision & non-precision approaches TOPCAT integration Detailed weather information with Activesky, FSGRW and NOAA integration Customisable, interactive checklists
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