Flight Simulation and Real World News

EFB to be Included in Aerosoft A330

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While we’ve certainly seen the visual model previewed on the upcoming Aerosoft A330, something we haven’t heard a lot of is some of the features we can look forward to in the product. One of the most requested features for the Aerosoft Airbus family has always been an EFB, or electronic flight bag, used to store and read charts, among other things. Today, in a post that will certainly make Aerosoft Airbus fans happy, Mathijs has announced that the A330 will feature an EFB!

Mathijs elaborated that it’s now “90% certain” that they’ll be including a simplified EFB in their A330. This feature will be initially used to show the geo-referenced charts, with both the Jeppesen and LIDO format being supported.

A short and sweet post for sure, but Mathijs assures us that more will be shared on the EFB when such information is available. We’ll let you know when there’s anything new on the EFB in the upcoming Aerosoft A330!

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Aerosoft Airport Frankfurt XP (EDDF) Updated to v1.10

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Announced over on their blog, Aerosoft has pushed a minor update for their popular Frankfurt (EDDF) scenery for X-Plane 11. Version 1.10 introduces fixes two minor issues and introduces SAM plugin support for use of SAM jetways at this airport, you can find the full changelog at the end of this article. If you don't already own Aerosoft Airport Frankfurt
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Alabeo C170B Released for FSX & Prepar3D

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Over on their Facebook page, Alabeo has announced that they've released their C170B add-on aircraft for FSX and Prepar3D. The Cessna 170B is a well-known light taildragger powered by a 145hp flat-six continental engine which allows it to cruise at over 100 knots with an endurance of 4.5 hours. It is commonly used in recreational flying all around the world.
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PKSIM Releases Cartagena V2 (SKCG) for P3D

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In an announcement on their Facebook page, PKSIM has released the second version of their Colombian airport Rafael Núñez International (SKCG). Situated in the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia, SKCG is the largest airport in the country's northern Caribbean region in terms of passenger movement. Popular carriers LATAM, KLM, JetBlue, American Airlines and Delta are often seen here during
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Orbx Releases Friedman Memorial Airport for P3D v4

Orbx has released Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN) by Russ Linn and Turbulent Designs for P3D v4. Modelling over 715 square kilometres of 60cm per pixel photoreal scenery of both the airport and surrounding valley, the scenery ensures you don’t miss a thing while flying into Blaine County, Idaho. With one asphalt runway, the airport serves rotes flown by Alaska Airlines,
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FSPS Augsburg Airport EDMA Released for Prepar3D V4

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Publisher, and now developer, FSPS (Flight Simulator Platform Solutions), has released their first ever add-on airport: Augsburg (EDMA). The German airport is used primarily for general aviation, with the occasional business traffic.

The airport has been designed for Prepar3D V4, meaning that the SDK has been used to offer a high-quality experience for users. Some of the features include high resolution textures, dynamic lighting, automatic season switching (thanks to SODE) and also high-resolution aerial imagery (20cm/px).

Augsburg Airport can be purchased from FSPS for €19,95, for Prepar3D V4 only.

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Airline2Sim Announces Airport2Sim Charles De Gaulle (CDG)

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Airline2Sim, the company behind several training packages, announced a short while back a new product in their upcoming portfolio of products: Airport2Sim. The idea behind Airport2Sim was to provide a series of training videos related to real-world ops at specific airports. Furthermore, the package would also include GSX config files and PDF documentation to ensure that your airport was as
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X-Plane 11 Live Q&A (February 2019) Re-Cap

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On Saturday 9th February 2019, members of the X-Plane development team gathered to give a comprehensive update on their future plans and answer questions from the community over a live stream. The hour-long stream saw the team talking about mobile, the newly implemented ATC and of course, Vulkan/Metal. We have watched the live stream and re-capped some of the key
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FlyTampa Update Toronto to V1.5 for Prepar3D V4

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Just last night, FlyTampa issued a large update to their Montreal airport, bringing it to version 2. Hundreds of changes were made to the product to bring it up to today's standards. Whilst that excited many people, the news has also reached us that they have updated their Toronto scenery also. This new update brings it to version 1.5. Although not
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FlyTampa Releases Montreal V2 For Prepar3D V4

FlyTampa has updated their Montreal (CYUL) scenery to v2 which brings along many new features and Prepar3D v4 compatibility. After Prepar3D version 4 went live back in 2017 many developers, including FlyTampa, have been working hard at getting their add-ons up to snuff with the new platform. FlyTampa has been slowly updating their scenery add-ons so they can utilize the
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