X-Plane News

New FlightFactor 777 Reborn Previews

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Earlier this month, FlightFactor announced a brand new 777 for X-Plane. The product is known as the 777 Reborn and will be with “different principles in mind and different philosophy for the end-user.” Since then, the team has shared a number of new images of the product.

Taken from the external view from within the simulator, the team gave us a brief glimpse at the external model of the aircraft product.

The Twitter account didn’t really give much more away in terms of details, but we do know that the aircraft has been built to give you the experience of flying as an airline captain. You can read more about the aircraft in our initial announcement article.

We’ll continue to follow the progress of the development and be sure to report back.

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Vertical Simulations Releases Baltimore/Washington International Professional for XPL

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Vertical Simulations has released Baltimore/Washington International Professional Edition for X-Plane 11. The new version of the airport has been developed to bring it to "Verticalsim standards," which includes new features and functionality for the scenery product. As mentioned, the new 'Professional' version of the scenery includes a number of changes from the original release to bring it up to today's standards.
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FlightFactor Announces 777 Reborn for XPL

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Over the weekend, Ramzzess from FlightFactor confirmed the development of a new version of their Boeing 777 Pro aircraft for X-Plane. Back in 2012, the team released its first 777 model and since then, they have built a variety of aircraft in the Boeing family learning plenty of new tips and tricks on how to create aircraft. About 8 months
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Boundless Releases Southend for XPL

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Boundless has released Southend Airport for X-Plane 11. Located in Essex, Southend-on-sea became quite a popular hub airport in 2012 when easyJet opened its base there in time for the London Olympics. Since then, other carriers like Ryanair operate regularly to destinations across Europe. However, the short runway (6089ft) means that quite often airlines will have to operate within strict
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VATSIM First Wings Event Happening August 14th

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If you're new to flight simulation, you may have heard of an online network called VATSIM. For those that don't know, VATSIM is short for Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network and is essentially a giant online network that simulates air traffic. Powered by a team of dedicated volunteers and enthusiasts, the VATSIM network has many members who control airports, air space
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Orbx Announces Essendon Fields Airport for MSFS, P3D and XPL

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Over on Facebook, Orbx has announced they will be bringing Essendon Fields Airport (YMEN) to Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and X-Plane 11. Essendon Fields Airport holds a special place for Orbx as it serves as their main HQ and so we can expect a super high-quality rendition of the Australian airport.

In fact, the airport has been developed as part of the airport’s centenarian birthday celebrations. Essendon Fields Airport started initially as Melbourne’s main airport but was overtaken by the larger Melbourne International Airport. That said, Essendon Fields still serves as an important location for the city with numerous corporate jets still flying in and out of the airport. The airport also serves as an important base for numerous flying clubs for those looking to get their PPL and other licences.

Orbx shared a range of previews of the airport in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In particular, the previews highlighted interior modelling, ground markings and other external areas such as the car park and outer buildings. More previews for the MSFS version and other platforms will be rolling out soon.

For now, check out the previews above of the upcoming Essendon Fields Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Once we have more news, we’ll be sure to share it with you.

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Verticalsim Announces Omaha Eppley Airfield for XP

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Continuing their pursuit of developing less well-known U.S. airfields, scenery developer Verticalsim has announced that their next X-Plane scenery project will be focussed around Omaha Eppley Airfield (KOMA). Located in the midwestern U.S. state of Nebraska, Omaha Eppley Airfield (KOMA) is the main gateway to the city of Omaha and its surrounding area. The airport is located on the banks of the
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Digital Design Releases Salzburg v2 for X-Plane 11

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Developer Digital Design has released Salzburg v2 for X-Plane 11. Salzburg Airport (LOWS). Salzburg Airport is the second largest airport in Austria. It is very close to the city center and to the German border. It has a single 2,750m runway that can welcome aircraft up to the Boeing 747. It has two terminal passengers, Terminal 2 being used only as
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Orbx’s Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport Coming to X-Plane 11

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Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport from Orbx is coming soon to X-Plane 11. Olbia Airport located 4.5 miles west of the town of Olbia, Italy is the principal operating base for Air Italy. Olbia Airport (LIEO) primarily sees seasonal flights from airlines such as airBaltic, easyJet, Eurowings, S7, Lufthansa and more. Set in the Mediterranean island of Sardina, Olbia has scenic views, huge
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Origami Studios Announce Barra Airport as Freeware for XPL

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Scenery developer Origami Studios said that they wouldn't forget about X-Plane 11 when they announced Gatwick Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator and the team has committed to that by announcing Barra Airport as freeware. The airport is unique for being the only airport in the world that has aircraft landing and taking off from a beach. The small island of
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