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Riddlez Bellingham Released

Riddlez has released their very first scenery being Bellingham International (KBLI) and at first glance it looks stunningly beautiful. Bellingham airport is located three miles northwest of Bellingham city in Whatcom County, Washington. Airport is very popular for low cost airlines such as Allegiant Air and Alaska Airlines. The largest passenger destination from this airport is to Las Vegas McCarran International in Nevada. Bellingham is currently the 3rd largest commercial airport in Washington State.

It is located at one end of of Alaska Marine Highway, a hub for those going for a cruise as well as flights to and from San Juan Islands (and Victoria, British Columbia).

Features

  • Very realistic rendition of Bellingham International Airport (KBLI)
  • Custom vegetation models unique to this part of the Pacific Northwest
  • Fully modelled terminal interior. Featuring check-in areas, boarding lounge, security screening rooms and much more.
  • Very detailed ground polygons using high resolution textures.
  • Nearby carparks and roads are fully detailed using detailed ground polygons
  • 0.4m resolution aerial image base
  • Complex 3D models with high resolution textures
  • Realistic specular and reflections built into the ground polygons (Prepar3D V3 and above only)
  • Aerial imagery has seasonal variations depicting summer, autumn, winter, hard winter and spring
  • Both FSX and Prepar3D versions included
  • Model textures have been “baked” to give realistic shadowing
  • Compatible with ORBX scenery coverages

Scenery can be yours for 24.16 USD at Flight Sim Store where more info also can be found.

Riddlez also has a Facebook page that is great to follow for future developments from this promising new developer. Also make sure you follow FSElite for latest info on this developer as well as other news.

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Aerofly FS2 Innsbruck LOWI Preview

Over at Aerofly Flight Simulator Facebook page we found a few screenshots of OrbX Innsbruck LOWI for Aerofly FS2. Release for PC version is expected to be real soon. Attached some images below to look at while waiting for the big release announcement from us.

To stay updated follow FSElite on Facebook.

Emerald Scenery Design Bear Island V2 + Open Beta

Emerald Scenery Design has announced on FSDeveloper their next scenery being a V2 of Bear Island. Emerald Scenery Design likes to keep it simple and yet, very immense. This is one of those add on sceneries where you can crank all the sliders to the right and still maintain a very high FPS in your sim. Bear Island V2 is fully packed with details and it consists 99% of custom made objects.

Back in year 2013 another developer developed a pretty basic and small scenery for the abandoned island-airstrip in Crescent City, Florida. Island is known as Bear Island which many simmers enjoyed as their destination.

More about that scenery here

Now about 4 years later that scenery is no longer living up to the developers standard which is why it’s time for a Redux.

Bear Island V2 only has a few weeks of work gone into it but it already looks very promising and it is surely becoming a favorite scenery to fly to again. Optimization of this scenery is taken very seriously by the developer than in the past. For once he is creating multiple LODs for everything reasonable and because of it’s small coverage area we can expect 59 to 60 FPS in the sim (locked at 60). Without the LODs the average is about high 30’s to mid-low 40’s on the FPS.

As stated above, Bear Island V2 uses 99% custom objects (the only default items being animated birds and dolphins). Most of all the custom vegetation has been recolored to match the surrounding 30 cm photo real which has been color matched to FTX Global.

Open Beta available of Bear Island V2 at FSDeveloper

Scenery also comes with a scenery configurator thanks to 29Palms where you can configure tree density, clutter, animals and 3d grass to help with performance. With LODs the developer is trying to make as much unload as possible when not looking at it in the sim which will help with VAS. Scenery also supports SODE for those who use it.

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Runway 26 Sim Norman Manley Intl Preview 2017

Runway 26 Simulations preview a new airport over at FSDeveloper called Norman Manley International in Kingston, Jamaica.

What is so special with this scenery is that it is compatible with not only FSX and P3D but also with X Plane. Kingston scenery will be payware this time as it is a complete overhaul from the ground up of the previous version made in 2015 that was freeware. Developer is working on it alone and so far no release date has been decided.

For more frequent updates please follow @rwy26sim Instagram account, which also can be found at RWY26 Sim website. Also make sure you follow RWY26 Sim on Facebook as well as FSElite for more updates.

RC-Design Gothenburg Landvetter V3 Preview

RC-Design has released some previews of their upcoming  Gothenburg Landvetter V3 in southwestern Sweden. This scenery is compatible with both FSX and P3D. Update to V3 will be free for customers that have already purchased V2 of this scenery.

For more info make sure to follow FSElite and the FSDeveloper forum.

More info will be available once we have it.

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Aerosoft A330 Video Sneak Preview – Taxi Preview

We’ve been subject to a few model teases over the past few months showcasing minor progress on the grander scheme of things with the Aerosoft A330. Well today brings a new sneak peak in the form of video! At least we can see the aircraft in motion for the first time, complete with sounds.

The Dude was extremely forthcoming in providing some video footage of the aircraft in its current “late alpha” state. As such, things are missing or functioning incorrectly. However, this is the first time we’ve heard the sound pack of the trent 700s as well as a glimpse of the flight deck complete with displays.

The video shows a short look at taxiing, and sadly no take off footage. This was simply to whet the appetite for hopefully more footage in the future.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’re certainly excited to see continued progress!

Just Flight C-46 Commando Development

Just Flight has announced that they have added their C-46 Commando to the development section of their website.

C-46 Commando was a twin engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. C-46 is modelled using real-world plans, the aircraft feature multiple animations and highly detailed engines. The faithfully recreated virtual cockpit features 3D instrumentation, wear and tear, and realistic systems functionality.

For latest info make sure to follow FSElite as well as Just Flight on Facebook.

Loads more screenshots and details can be found at Just Flight website.

 

Airline2Sim 777 Cadet+ Training Program Coming This Summer

We’re huge fans of the guys over at Airline2Sim. The team have worked tirelessly to create wonderful video training packages, with the latest being their fantastic 777 Cadet Program. We loved it and you guys should take a look at buying it as even veteran users will learn something new.

Whilst the 777 Cadet Program was great, there’s still much more to the twin-engine beast. Airline2Sim weren’t going to stand still as work has continued on their 777 Cadet + Program, which will bring a new range of lessons for the advance flyer. This will include  ETOPS and North Atlantic tracks, ETPs, enroute diversions, rapid decompression and much, much more. This package will focus primarily on the long-haul operations of the ultra-long range bird.

We spoke to Ben from Airline2Sim who confirmed that the course structure will be the same as the 777 Cadet Program and that pricing will be less than the follow up programs we’ve seen before. He also said that the content will also “look back on the Cadet [program] and some additional content on things that may have changed since we shot it”. He went on to say that there is also some more content on the flight deck controls also.

 

It’s a thrilling sounding package and we can’t wait to see what Ben and the team get up to this Summer.

FSDG News – Reunion + Mauritius

FSDG – Flight Sim Development Group has just released a new update for their FSDG Reunion scenery in France.

If you already installed the previous version please follow these steps to successfully install v1.1:

If you already purchased the scenery from our shop you’ll find all important information on how to access your download in this thread.

Changes to Reunion compared to v1:

– Light bug at FMEE & FMEP fixed
– Flickering textures fixed at FMEE
– Missing objects added at FMEE cargo area
– Potential crashes on FMEE final fixed
– Some smaller bug fixes

FSDG has also announced a new ETA for Mauritius scenery that will be released in July this year.

For more information, head over to FSDG at Facebook and their Forum.