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FSElite Exclusive: Further Previews of JustFlight Vulcan for X-Plane

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JustFlight has provided FSElite with the following exclusive screenshots of the anticipated release of their Avro Vulcan for X-Plane. 

The Avro Vulcan was a high-altitude, long-range strategic bomber which was an integral part of the Bomber Command’s V-Force for the Royal Air Force during the 1950s and 1960s as a nuclear deterrent. Vulcan saw military service up until 1982 and was retired from service completely in 1991. The Vulcan to the Sky campaign managed to get XH558’s return to flight approved in 2008 for a further five years until the aircraft was finally grounded on 28th October 2015.

Despite Vulcan being stood ready to scramble with a single, live nuclear hydrogen bomb within two minutes, 24 hours a day during the Cold War’s most crucial time, Vulcan only saw hostile action in the 1980s during the Falklands conflict. Operation Black Buck was the most famous sortie for the Vulcan, which saw the aircraft drop conventional bombs on the Falkland Islands during a 16-hour, 8,000-mile return journey from RAF Ascension Island.

Avro produced five variants of the type, B.1 which also developed into the slightly longer B.1A. The B.2 which used the improved Olympus 200 engines instead of the older Olympus 100 series engines. The B.2 Variant, most recognisable and commonly produced including XH558, was developed into the B.2MRR Maritime Radar Reconnaissance type as well as the K2 which was capable of tankering other aircraft.

JustFlight previously released the Avro Vulcan for P3D back in late 2018. The initial release was for the B.2 variant accompanied with an expansion pack which contained the B.2MRR and K.2 variants at an additional cost. JustFlight will provide the community with all variants included within the single initial release for X-Plane. The X-Plane release is a re-worked version of the P3D release with all the same attention to detail and more. 

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X-Plane 11.50 with Vulkan/Metal Beta Released

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Laminar Research has released to the public their X-Plane 11.50 Beta Update. This major update features the native support of Vulkan and Metal API. Vulkan and Metal API target at replacing OpenGL in rendering engines in order to take a better advantage of the hardware technology currently available. This leads to a better rendition as well as better performance on
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29Palms Releases EDDN Nuremberg XP

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In partnership with Captain7, 29Palms has released the X-Plane version of their popular EDDN Nuremberg Airport. The airport originally released for Prepar3D and FSX, but this version is fully compatible with X-Plane 11. Over 1000 photos of the airport were taken to assist with the creation of this airport for X-Plane 11. All buildings, structures and apron areas are fully
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Watch POSCON Beta Group Flights In Action Now

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Despite being the day for tomfoolery, the team at POSCON made it clear that their Invite-Only Beta has started to roll out to those that applied to be part of the community. Whilst that sample size is open to only the select few for now, Twitch streamer Bish753 is currently flying online right now showcasing an ongoing POSCON group flight.
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Orbx EGCK Caernarfon Airport Released for X-Plane 11

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Orbx has released EGCK Caernarfon Airport for X-Plane 11. This general aviation airport is located in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales, and offers splendid views of the countryside during various stages of flight. Developed by TrueEarth developer Tony Wroblewski, the airport will feature all the bells and whistles for a typical Orbx airport. The airport features high definition 2cm /px
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TorqueSim Updates Development Blog for the Islander BN-2

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TorqueSim announced that the Islander BN-2 is coming to X-Plane just a little over two weeks ago. Since then, the team has continued to develop the aircraft and now wants to share some additional details with the community. This week’s blog post focuses on the interior and panel, along with a new livery.

The new interior shots preview the efforts that TorqueSim has put into developing this adaptive aircraft. The aircraft can take on some of the most challenging conditions in aviation and as such, TorqueSim have added a “high capable avionics package” to the aircraft, along with dual GPS and a full set of gauges for both pilot and copilot. The screenshots show off the traditional steam gauges, but the team also said that the AFM G5 instruments have also been tested and they are working on a version of that for the aircraft.

In addition, the team also added that they have developed a powerful custom-coded electrical system which “far exceeds” anything in X-Plane’s scope or capability. Furthermore, there is a KFC 225 autopilot system, a full set of working circuit breakers and a Garmin-like transponder.

Finally, it was confirmed that beta testing of the aircraft will soon start.

You can read the full blog post here to stay updated.

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AeroDesign Updates John Glenn Columbus International Airport (KCMH) to v1.2

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Scenery developers AeroDesign has updated their John Glenn Columbus International Airport to v1.2. The new update, which is now available on both simMarket and X-Plane.org, focuses heavily on performance and also the inclusion of a vastly improved textured and modelled terminal building. The new update, as discussed by the developers on the X-Plane forums, sees the terminal building having "been completely
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AOA Simulations Confirms AT-6 Wolverine In Development

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X-Plane developer AOA Simulations has announced that they are working on the AT-6 Wolverine. The news follows on from their teaser renders a few days ago which saw the community guessing which aircraft it was that they were working on. The  TAT-6 Wolverine is derived from the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II specifically for the United States. According to Airforce Technology, the
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Khamsin Studios Releases Freeware T-6 Texan for X-Plane

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WWII aircraft developer Khamsin Studio has released their latest project, the T-6 Texan free of charge for X-Plane. The North American Aviation T-6 Texan is a single-engine advanced trainer used in world war II to train pilots from the US Air Force, US Navy, Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Over 15,000 units were built from 1935
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