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FlightSim Store Downloadable Products Unavailable

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Update: Slight change to the title to better reflect what’s actually happening.

Admittedly, this escaped our attention simply because none of the team use FlightSim Store anymore to buy or download our products. However, it has been brought to attention that FlightSim Store is currently unable to process downloads for many products hosted on their servers. According to the message at the top of the screen, the “primary file server is currently undergoing maintenance“.

We believe that this has been down for a few days already, and currently there appears to be no time frame on when the products will be readily available to download. Other than the vague message of it is expected to last “several days”. For those buying products from the store, this surely doesn’t give them much confidence. There has been talk via their Facebook page that the store will be up again over the weekend.

Currently, you are able to explore the site, sign in as usual and also buy new products – just not download them.

Because of the extended down-time, rumours began circulating regarding the reason it has taken so long. The FlightSim Store then responded via Facebook with the following comment:

We tend to pay very little attention to rumours. The main content delivery seed server has required unexpected maintenance. That’s really all there is to it. It is very unfortunate that it is taking so long but we are at the mercy of the service provider.

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and hope that the store comes online again shortly.

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Flight Sim 2018 – Tickets Now Available

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In 158 days time (Saturday 6th October 2018), the doors will open to the largest flight sim conference; Flight Sim Show 2018. Hosted by Just Flight and PC Pilot, the UK event is expecting to see 1,200 people pass through the doors to meet and greet with plenty of community and development members. Already announced to exhibit at the event
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Mettar Simulations are Hiring

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Mettar Simulations - the company behind SimTweak's PTA, projectFLY and the in-development A380 are looking for a full time developer to join their team. For those unfamiliar with Mettar Simulations, it is a company set up and run by Matt Davies; and for those that don't know Matt, simply search YouTube, Twitch or Facebook and you'll find your answer pretty
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PMDG Confirmed Attendance and Announcing New Product at FSExpo

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A press release just revealed by the FSExpo team have confirmed that Robert S.Randazzo will be in attendance at this year’s FSExpo held in Las Vegas. He will be joined by 35 other exhibitors at the event.

Whilst there, it has been confirmed that he will be showcasing a brand new product that has been in development since 2008. This product has yet to be seen by the public meaning FSExpo will be the first chance and place where you will get to experience it first hand.

In addition to Robert attending and speaking, attendees can also expect the likes of Aerosoft, FlyJSim, Infinite Flight, Laminar Research, NATCA, Navigraph, Orbx, PilotEdge, PILOT’S, Prepar3D, REX Game Studios, simMarket, and many more are sponsors and exhibitors to be showcasing their products. Of course, FSElite will also be there sharing brand new announcements.

We can also confirm that FSElite will be joining other media partners in the FlightSimExpo High Five. During the second week of April, anyone will be able to win a bunch of prizes. For example, the chance to win a tour of Nellis Air Force Base, hotel upgrades, and other prizes Make sure you like FlightSimExpo on Facebook so when this starts at 8:00am PT (1500z) April 9 2018, you can be in with a chance to win.

Registration is open now at and is just $70 until May 15. Attendees are strongly encouraged to book their stay at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort now by visiting as discounted room rate availability is limited.

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Just Flight Looking to Hire New Developers

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The team at Just Flight are hiring! If you're passionate about developing for flight simulator and want to work for one of the biggest developers / publishers around then this is your chance. In addition to developing for FSX/P3D, Just Flight are committed to expanding into new sims. The team at Just Flight are looking for experienced coders to assist
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Flight Sim Labs and their DRM Methods

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Update 19 Feb 2017 @ 23:05z: FSLabs has issued a new statement. Full details here. Original article Overnight, a few users had reported to Flight Sim Labs that their anti-virus was picking up a possible malware file with the name of "test.exe". This file has since been confirmed to be a program that is able to look up Google Chrome
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