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FSElite Original: Interview with Lars from Contrail App

CONTRAIL Interview

Over the past few months, you may have noticed a new store appear called Contrail. This new store, developed by Lars from 29Palms Scenery Design, is both a point of sale and also an application for customers to download and install products. Over the years, Lars has had an obsession with creating stunning scenery and easy-to-use configurator tools, and so, the Contrail App was a natural evolution for him.

In our extensive interview with Lars, he tells us exactly what the Contrail App is and how the new marketplace will support developers and the community access their products. The store is already populated with top-tier names such as Flightbeam, Aerosoft, LatinVFR and has recently introduced Verticalsim into the mix. More developers and products are to come in the future.

In addition to our interview with Lars from 29Palms, we’re pleased to work with Contrail to offer FSElite readers 25% off their first purchase with Contrail. That means you can pick up a product from the likes of Flightbeam, LatinVFR, Aerosoft and others at a discounted rate. Simply use the code FSELITE at the checkout, or by clicking this link.*

Further to Contrail, we spend some time asking what the future of 29Palms looks like and what future scenery products we can expect to see in the future. Thanks to Lars for taking the time to tell us more about Contrail and we hope you enjoy the interview.

Could you tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve done in the past for flight simulation?

My name is Lars Pinkenburg, a 29-year-old aviation nerd from Hamburg, Germany. Some readers might know my work under the “29Palms” brand which has been established in 2010. Over the years we have released a couple of airports for FSX and Prepar3D such as Nuremberg, Twentynine Palms and the Greek islands Mykonos, Samos and Skiathos. Besides our own projects, I have also collaborated with FSDG, Orbx and Limesim on projects such as Sharm-El Sheikh, FTX Germany and Southampton airport, just to name a few.

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Hands-On With Microsoft Flight Simulator

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The new Microsoft Flight Simulator is just a few weeks away from a public release and we have been lucky enough to have had our hands on a beta build for just over a week. That time has been spent covering all corners of the world in this ambitious title. Without a doubt, this is one of Microsoft’s most vital
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Microsoft Flight Simulator – Ask Me Anything

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Flight Simulation Discussion Panel

As we reach the end of #FlyJuly, several of Flight Sim’s biggest names got together to discuss the future of flight simulation. Collectively, Evan (FlightSimExpo), Calum (FSElite), Sergio (HeliSimmer.com), Jarrad (Orbx), Andrew (POSCON) and Magnus (Threshold) discussed how they see the next few months unfolding for the world of simulation and how we’re entering an important moment in the community’s history. In-depth discussions surrounding the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, how this is impacting developers and also where Lockheed Martin and Laminar Research will hold their own whilst simmers have all-new options for how they take to the virtual skies.

Join all of us on this truly collaborative and community-driven panel discussion raising interesting questions and points as we breakthrough into the new era of flight simulation.

Read more about FlyJuly here.

FlightSimExpo – https://www.flightsimexpo.com/
FSElite – https://fselite.net
HeliSimmer.com – https://www.helisimmer.com/
Orbx – https://orbxdirect.com/
POSCON – https://www.poscon.net/
Threshold – https://www.thresholdx.net/

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Confirmed List of all Third-Party Developers Working on Microsoft Flight Simulator [Updated 30th July]

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Third-party developers are finally coming out and telling us their plans to support Microsoft Flight Simulator. All kinds of developers are now confirming their plans and it appears as though Microsoft are now allowing them to freely tell the community what their plans are. Stick around to find out what content we can be expecting from the third-party community. If
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Confirmed List of all Detailed Airports Coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator

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As part of Microsoft's announcement earlier today, a full list of detailed airports was shared telling us exactly which aircraft will be released with Microsoft Flight Simulator when it releases this summer. You will be able to travel to and from thousands upon thousands of airports around the world, but a handful of airports have been handcrafted down to the finest
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