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DC Scenery Design Releases Cordova Merle K. Smith Airport for XPL

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DC Scenery Design has released their rendition of Cordova (PACV) Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport for X-Plane.

A month after the release of Cordova (PACV) Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator, DC Scenery Design has released the same airport for X-Plane. Cordova airport is located on the south coast of the US state of Alaska, just 11 miles from the city of Cordova.

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Airfield Canada Announces Deer Lake and Fort McMurray for XPL, P3D and MSFS

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Airfield Canada, a cross-platform scenery developer, has announced their latest two products, Deer Lake Regional Airport (CYDF) and Fort McMurray International Airport (CYMM) for X-Plane, Prepar3d and Microsoft Flight Simulator.  Deer Lake Regional Airport (CYDF) is located on the island of Newfoundland, in the very east of Canada. Deer Lake handles flights from Halifax, Toronto and Montreal with Air Canada
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Stairport Sceneries Announces Airport Istanbul XP

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Scenery developer Stairport Sceneries has been completing numerous airports for a variety of platforms as of late. The trend continues with the announcement they will be bringing Istanbul Airport (LTFM) to X-Plane 11. The airport replaced the old Atatürk Airport and serves as Turkey's biggest and busiest airport. The airport saw over 50 million passengers pre-pandemic but certainly has the capacity to
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FlyJSim Development Update 6 Focuses on Q4XP

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FlyJSim, known for their 727 and 737-200 on X-Plane 11, has taken to their blog to share a new development update with the community. The extensive update gives us insight into how development on the Q4XP has been going, along with a brief catch-up on the 727 and 737-200 aircraft. As mentioned, this particular update from FlyJSim heavily focused on
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Magknight Updates 787 to Version 1.7

Developer Magknight has updated the 787 to version 1.7. According to the developer, this is the "biggest update since the initial release" and includes a number of improvements to the cockpit, the modelling, fuel systems and much more. Magknight has said that the update can be downloaded through the SkunkCrafts update tool, but they do recommend that you download from the
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HST Announces Weatherman Weather Engine for XPL


In a new development post from HST, the team has announced a new weather engine called Weatherman. The new weather engine will be delivered with xAmbience Pro once it’s made available and the developers claim Weatherman will be “better than other weather engines” on the market.

The bold claim was made based on the fact that the weather engine uses data from various sources. This includes NOAA, Satellites and local private weather stations around the world. In total, HST uses 30 sources. Once the data has been streamed into HST’s servers, it then interpolates this data on the backend before then being injected into the simulator. This simulation of weather comes with multiple levels which also changes the density of clouds, the colour of the sky. Other weather engines don’t do this, according to HST. Further to that, the team said that custom turbulence also comes with the weather engine, along with soft changes to wind, temperature and pressure so there’s no jerkiness in the sim.


Whilst Weatherman comes with xAmbience Pro, there will also be an offline mode for various weather themes for simmers looking to use various types of weather in their own scenarios.

HST say that the previews shared are still a work in progress and there still more to do to get the visuals just right. When we last shared news from HST, they said that xAmbience Pro would release in a “few weeks”, but the team said it will still be a few additional weeks yet. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any progress from the developers.

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Just Flight Releases 146 Professional for XP

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Following the original release of their BAe 146 Professional series for Prepar3D some months ago, Just Flight recently released its virtual replication of this iconic four-engined British jetliner for XP11 users to enjoy. Originally introduced to the world by British aircraft manufacturer Hawker Siddley as the HS146 series, the BAe 146 was meant to fill the then existing gap between the turboprop
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ToLiss A319 for XPL Updated to Version 1.6

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A week ago ToLiss announced that they would be releasing a new update for its A319 aircraft on X-Plane 11. That update is now available for customers to download and the team has reconfirmed the new features that are present in the update. Major features in version 1.6 of the ToLiss A319 includes the ability for custom waypoints to be
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Boundless Announces Teeside International Airport for XPL

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Boundless has confirmed they will release Teesside International Airport (EGNV) for X-Plane 11 in the coming weeks. Announced on Facebook, the team said that the airport will come complete with detailed othoimagery, HD PBR texturing and a host of other features. Situated in Durham, UK, Teeside International Airport, is a small regional airport serving domestic routes across the UK, along with
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