X-Plane News

Albuquerque Intl Sunport (KABQ) Now Available For X-Plane 10 and 11

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Short Final Design has released Albuquerque Intl Sunport (KABQ) for X-Plane 10 and 11. The New Mexico airport is the largest commercial airport serving Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It features both the airport and a huge range of photoreal detail covering the area.

Albuquerque Intl Sunport also features highly accurate models for the terminals, hangers as well as custom high resolution ground textures and HDR night lighting. If you’re using X-Plane 11 then you can expect dynamic reflections on the buildings also. Furthermore, Short Final Design have utilised the animated airport features of X-Plane meaning that ground traffic and animated jetways will enhance the experience.

Albuquerque Intl Sunport can be purchased now from’s store right now for $19.95.

Thanks to Maurits for the heads up.

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FlightFactor Release 757 v2 Professional Extended


Just recently, some preview shots were shown off of a new update coming to FlightFactor’s popular 757 aircraft. Including 2 news variants: the 757-200F and 757-300, completing the 757 fleet range. Providing for a new diversity of routes that can be flown with one of the world’s most popular narrow-body jets.

For a price of $84.95 this aircraft bundle can be yours on the store, although if you have previously owned the FlightFactor 757 v2 it is available for a price of just $20. In order to receive this update navigate to your previous 757 order page and a discount code should be present, head to this page to purchase the upgrade version.

The FlightFactor 757 v2 Professional Extended as said earlier comes with three different variants which all come with P&W and RR engines. This aircraft boasts a broad range of features including an in-built tablet aircraft management system, an accurate flight model, interactive checklists, a custom sound set and much more.

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Turbulent Designs’ Idaho Falls X-Plane 11 Preview


Turbulent Designs’ are pleased to unveil even more preview shots and information about their Idaho Falls KIDA scenery. Made for the X-Plane 11 platform.

They enjoy making X-Plane products a lot so this is their next project and it looks great. Currently it’s in beta but we will let you know here on FSElite as soon as we hear more about it.

For more about this scenery go to Turbulent Designs’ forum.

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UK2000 Scenery Release Prestwick Xtreme for X-Plane 11

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The UK2000 Scenery team have been busy continuing their trend of releasing previous FSX/P3D content for the X-Plane platform. The next item on their release radar is Prestwick. The Scottish airport has a range of flights available for the simmer. In particular low-cost carrier Ryanair was a big airline at the airport.

The airport boosted some great work from Gary and the team and it’s great to see them continue pressing on with X-Plane content.

You can buy it now from UK2000 for £16.99. Remember, it’s a separate purchase to that of the FSX/P3D versions.

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iBlueYonder’s The Heron’s Nest Coming to X-Plane 11

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Our good friends at iBlueYonder have confirmed that their fictional island, Heron’s Nest, will be coming to the X-Plane platform. Bill from iBlueYonder has been preparing the island to gain experience for development on the platform and from the screenshots below, you can see he’s had some great success.

Heron’s Nest is currently available via iBlueYonder’s website for FSX and P3D as freeware, so we see no reason it won’t be the same for the X-Plane 11 version.

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Carenado Do-228 Released X-Plane 11

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The guys over at Carenado have today released their Do-228 for the X-Plane platform, more specifically the X-Plane 11 version. In order to buy the aircraft go to Carenado’s website for more details, price is 37.95 USD. As usual it comes with full PBR support which means material shines and has reflections. More is available at Carenado’s Facebook.


  • Specially designed engine dynamics for XP11.
  • Flight physics optimized for XP11 standards.
  • Ground handling adapted for XP11 ground physics.
  • Physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout.
  • PBR materials authored with industry-standard software used by the film and gaming industries.
  • X-Plane GNS530 (FPS friendly)
  • Support for RealityXP’s GTN750 (integrated into 3D cockpit, when available).
  • VR compatible click spots.
  • Goodway Compatible.
  • Realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy
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Just Flight Has Released the PA-28R Arrow III For X-Plane

Just Flight has today released their PA-28R Arrow III for X-Plane. Developed in partnership with Thranda Design, the aircraft is based off real-life aircraft G-BGKU at Conington Airfield.

Taking full advantage of the physically based rendering of X-Plane 11, the real-time, 4096 x 4096px textures give you an incredibly realistic experience with the aircraft. Just Flight have taken full advantage of the X-Plane 11 technology to give you a truly authentic experience. Passenger and baggage doors also react to G-force and air resistance.

The 3D virtual cockpit is fully modelled with high resolution textures. Everything from seat belts and screws to all the instruments has been implemented, along with custom wear and tear textures dotted around (which also varies depending on the livery). Furthermore, there’s an interactive checklist which responds to your actions in the cockpit.

The aircraft also features a custom coded fuel system, makes use of the X-Plane failure system and accurately models the landing gear system. The sound system is also fully designed to provide an immersive experience for the pilot.

You can buy it now from Just Flight’s website for £27.99 right now. The full feature list is below.

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Flight Factor A320 Ultimate Limited Beta Released

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Flight Factor A320 is now out as a limited beta on the X-Plane store,  and it’s for Windows only this time. This aircraft comes with a very in-depth model which the developers say has not been created previously for the X-Plane platform. It provides as close as possible of an experience to the real world A320.

Our earlier post about this aircraft – including a video – is available here. The video features Thomas Rasmussen going through a Cold and Dark setup in a flight from EDDH to EDDF in this A320.
Features as from source page:

Custom Flight model

  • Flight developed by professional to mimic the real aircraft
  • Precise aerodynamic model with unique features like transonic effects, hi speed stall etc
  • Specific engine model with realistic performance and dynamics
  • More than 10,000 simulated objects like computers, sensors, units, data buses, busbars, relays, etc. with its own logic and behavior
  • Simulation of data exchange in ARINC data protocol between aircraft computers with precision loss and delays

High-Definition Model

  • Hi-quality and realistic interior and exterior visual model
  • Hi-quality and realistic sound pack with hundreds of sounds from the real aircraft
  • Hi-quality display graphics (4K panel)
  • Unique rain effects
  • Fast access popup panel system
  • Precise aerodynamical model with unique features like transonic effects, hi speed stall etc
  • Specific engine model with realistic performance and dynamics
  • Realistic simulation of transition effects, self-tests and other real aircraft undocumented features
  • Physically based implementation of electric, hydraulic, fuel and pneumatic systems with realistic responses and state transitions
  • Precise flight management system with full profile predictions and modes of operation
  • Autopilot, indistinguishable from real aircraft, with all modes, transition effects and undocumented features
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Justsim Riga for X Plane 11 Released

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Justsim Riga is now released for the X Plane 11 platform. It’s available for purchase at Simmarket for 18.00 EUR. It’s an airport in Latvia and is the largest in the Baltic states. The airport has direct flights to over 90 destinations in 30 different countries and is a hub for airBaltic, SmartLynx Airlines, RAF-Avia, Vip Avia and Inversija plus Wizz Air. Latvia’s national carrier, airBaltic, is the biggest here – then followed by Ryanair.


  • Detailed airport objects and vehicles
  • Custom textured taxiways, runways and apron
  • Custom surroundings
  • Custom airport lights
  • Compatible with X-Plane 11 features
  • Animated ground vehicles (X-Plane 11 only)
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on terminal and other airport buildings
  • High resolution ground textures / Custom runway textures
  • High resolution building textures
  • Excellent night effects
  • Realistic reflections on glass
  • World Traffic compatible
  • X-Life traffic compatible
  • Optimized for excellent performance

Animated jetways will come in the next update.

More info is available at Justsims’ Facebook page here.

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ASDG – Super Cub + REP for X Plane 11


The guys over at ASDG has released a Super Cub for the X Plane platform based on the PA-18. Aircraft was first introduced in 1949 by Piper Aircraft with pieces from the PA-11 and the J-3 to the Taylor E-2 Cub of the 1930s. Over 40 years a total of 9000 aircrafts was made which is impressive.

Since that huge success it’s been modified in different ways which ASDG wants to bring into the simulator. It comes with both the original and a modern experimental version. Whether you’re flying bush, glider towing or just having real fun this is the aircraft for you.

Whole aircraft comes with 4K textures and it uses the famous PBR system. Flight model is modelled by Rush. Exact models to choose from:

  • 150HP Super Cub (PA-18-150)
  • 150HP Super Cub (PA-18-150) with Tundra Tires
  • 180HP Experimental Super Cub with Tundra Tires (Constant Speed Prop)

Features that comes with this aircraft

  • Current version supporting X-Plane 11 version 11.05
  • SimCoders REP Package comes with the aircraft!  Just install and you are ready to fly
  • 3 Individual Flight Models!  150HP Titan™ X320 powered Super Cub, with a separate flight model for Tundra Tires and standard tires. 180HP Titan™ X340 Powered Super Cub + constant speed prop with Tundra wheels only.
  • Engine performance data provided by Titan™ Engines by Continental
  • Full 3D Landing gear animations
  • Flight Dynamics and ground handling designed to allow pilots to land off airfield!
  • Compare the flight differences between a constant speed propeller and a fixed pitch!
  • 4K Textures, full PBR and individual reflections inside the cockpit
  • 2 Included selectable cockpits for the 150HP Model.  These include a IFR rated panel and a standard bare bones VFR panel
  • High Definition CSL’s for online flying
  • More updates and additions to come in the future as Xplane expands

Price is 42.95 USD at AeroSimulations’ website, while you’re at it also follow their Facebook page.


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