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HiFi SimTech Release Active Sky XP


HiFi SimTech has today released their highly anticipated Active Sky XP. The new edition of the popular weather engine is the first from the company for the X-Plane platform. HiFi have taken all the best bits from their weather engine for Prepar3D and designed a feature rich add-on for X-Plane users. This includes their active air effects, high-performance weather depiction and surface crosswind attenuation.

If you’re not familiar with what Active Sky is, it’s the platform used by HiFi SimTech to deliver realistic and powerful weather data to flight simulators. The same technology found in the FSX/Prepar3D version is also found in the X-Plane, but it has been designed and built for the Laminar Research simulator. The technology allows for advanced weather synthesis and interpolation, high-resolution global winds aloft, realistic air and atmosphere effects and much more.

Despite the range of features, HiFi SimTech has been open about some of the limitations the product currently has. For example, there will be no complete visual replacement for cloud rendering. This is expected in Q4 2019, but subject to change. However, ASPX will feature an optional high-performance cloud texture replacement from a simple installation wizard. It’s also important to note that Mac, Linux and 32-bit X-Plane/Windows versions are not supported. 

If you’re keen to buy Active Sky XP (ASXP), then you can from a range of official resellers such as SimMarket and Just Flight. More to be added soon.

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PFPX Updated to Version 2.03 – Full Download

A few days ago, we reported that PFPX had been updated to version 2.00. Some members of the community reported some issues with the version as well as some suggestions for improvements. Acting fast on the community's feedback, developer Flight Sim Soft has released update 2.03 which fixes those issues and adds a few new features to the mix. As
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Aerofly FS 2 Updated to v2.04.03.15

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Announced on the Aerosoft Blog, the widely popular flight simulator recently renowned for it's out of the box VR capabilities, Aerofly FS 2 has received a minor update. Version brings along a new aircraft, the Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter (previews below), liveries, the addition of over 120 helipads, added controller compatibility, existing aircraft fixes and more which can
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Aerosoft Updates Three X-Plane & AFS2 Add-ons

Announced on their blog, Aerosoft has released minor updates for Airport Genoa XP, Airport Zurich v2 XP and Helgoland AFS2. We've compiled them all along with the corresponding changelogs into one post which can be viewed at the end. Helgoland for AFS2 has been updated to version 1.10 with the addition of a Helipad (EDXH), an oil rig and some
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Jetstream Designs Paris Orly Release Date Announced

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With Jetstream Designs Paris Orly looking so close to being finished in the previews we've seen so far, many have been wondering when we will be able to see Orly in our sims. Today, I'm happy to report that we finally have an answer! Announced over on the Jetstream Designs Facebook page, it was said that the team is shooting
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Charity Scenery Release Falcon Heliport (Vanguard Helipad) X-Plane 11

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The developer Charity Scenery Project has released their first X-Plane release. Falcon Heliport (Previously known as: Vanguard Helipad) is the latest and has been designed by their newest developer, Bradley.

The airport itself is located in the heart of London. It sits on what’s known as the Isle of Dogs – close to Canary Wharf. The heliport itself is pretty close to big tourist attractions such as the ExCel Center, the 02 Arena and the massive Olympic Park.

The X-Plane 11 only scenery features high quality texturing, night lighting and has been designed to be Orbx TrueEarth Great Britain South ready!

The development team only creates products which will then contribute to various charities across the country. This time, all proceeds and donations will go to the London Air Ambulance service. If you want to buy the product (or just donate in general), it will cost you £1.00 from Charity Scenery Project website.

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Immersive Audio 737NG CFM 1.2 Update Now Available

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The team at Immersive Audio has just released a brand new update for their 737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack. The Immersion Soundpack is a alternative solution for the engine sounds of the PMDG 737NGX. The free update includes a new sound-set for those that wanted a more 'bassier' feel to the engine sounds. It also has removed loop clicks, fixed the reverse
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Buyer Beware – FS-Addons.com Selling Freeware for Profit

Over the past week, we have received multiple reports from trusted members of the community that a new flight simulator add-on site has appeared on the web. FS-Addons.com is currently selling FSX add-ons via CD distribution. The reports indicates that the person behind the scam is selling freeware products for profit. The website lists several packages for people to buy
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Orbx Release TrueEarth Great Britain Central for X-Plane 11

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Following up from their popular release of TrueEarth Great Britain South in October, Orbx has today released the next part of the package: Great Britain Central. The product covers nearly 60,000 square kilometres of land area in central England, including areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, the Lake District and the North Wales Coast. Each area has been faithfully recreated using
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Kittila Airport Released for X-Plane 11 as Freeware

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Developer Fly X Simulation wrote to us to inform us that they have just released their next Christmas project for the year: Kittila. The Finish airport within the Arctic Circle is popular for passengers wishing to go and meet Santa. Frequented by multiple airlines over the Winter period, it's an airport growing in popularity. You can now fly there yourself
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