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Share Your Feedback on FSElite 2.0 – Win Free Scenery from SimMarket

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We launched FSElite 2.0 just over a week ago and the response we’ve had has been amazing. So many kind words from people excited about our future and how appealing the new design is. We’ve loved hearing from the community who are passionate about their favourite flight sim media website and we want to give you guys more opportunity to tell us how we’re doing. Over the next few months, you may see some more surveys from us, but for now, we want to focus on the new web design.

We’re still battling the usual beta bugs and continuing to amend older posts to conform to the new style, but any further feedback will really help us to ensure we deliver the best experience to you. As per our Community Charter, we’re always prepared to listen to our community, so please be as honest as possible.

To say thank you for your time, we also want to give you an opportunity to receive a free product* from SimMarket. Just follow the instructions in the survey to be in with a chance to win.

Simply fill out the Google form below, or click this link.

 

*Under 30.00 euros and must be downloadable content. (excludes any product from FSFX Packages).

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Winner Annonuced – FSElite Giveaway: Turbulent Design’s Terra Flora

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A few weeks ago, we gave you the chance to win a free copy of Turbulent Design’s Terra Flora. The utility has been designed to replace all default tree textures within the sim to make for a more immersive experience. We asked you the following question to be with a chance to win:

What VOR is named after the city and the species of trees that surround it?

Is it:

A) Cedar Rapids

B) Aspen

C) Oakland

The correct answer was… A) Cedar Rapids.

Congratulations to Tom. S for winning. We’ll be in touch to let you know how to claim the prize.

If you haven’t won, you can always head over to Turbulent Design’s website to buy a copy for £19.99 (Excl. VAT).

Furthermore, our next competition offers you the chance to win free tickets to this year’s Flight Sim Show.

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FSElite Giveaway: Win 2 Free Tickets to Flight Sim Show 2017

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With the launch of FSElite 2.0, we felt we needed to celebrate. One of the ways we’ll be celebrating our brand new look is to give you the opportunity to win TWO free tickets to this year’s Flight Sim Show in Cosford.

The show promises to be the biggest yet with a huge range of exhibitors, developers, media partners and more. The likes of Aerosoft, FlightSim Labs, TFDi Designs, QualityWings Simulations and of course Just Flight are planned to be in attendance. With plenty of new aircraft, scenery and flight sim utilities in the works, this will be a great opportunity for you to try out their latest products. You can also talk to the developers who make the products you love and speak to members of the community.

Dovetail Games, Laminar Research and FSFX Packages will also be giving a presentation during the event detailing their plans.

Of course, FSElite will be there in full force to cover the event as well as offer a few mini giveaways while we are there.

To win this great prize, answer the following question:

Which of the following UK airports is situated closest to Cosford (where the show is taking place)?

A) Manchester

B) Liverpool

C) Birmingham

You can enter by filling out the form below:

If the above doesn’t work, head to this link.

You can also buy tickets now yourself for £8 online, where you’ll secure yourself a nice goodie bag.

Official Rules

  • No purchase necessary.
  • One entry per person allowed
  • You can also enter by emailing us the correct answer to prize[@]fselite[.]net. Please make sure your subject is “COSFORD TICKETS” or your email entry won’t count.
  • Giveaway only open to those over 18.
  • Open 18th September 2017 and closes at 23:59 Zulu on 1st October 2017
  • 1 prize for 2 x tickets for Flight Sim Show 2017 ONLY. Transport, hotels/accommodation, and other extras not included.
  • To claim the prize, the user must respond to the winner email within 24 hours. Details on how to claim will be given at that time
  • Winner will be chosen at random from all correct answers to the above question. Random.org will be used to generate the winner. Once picked, they will have 24 hours to respond. Failure to do so will result in another random winner to be picked. Will continue to do so until a final winner is chosen.
  • Winner name can be obtained by contacting FSElite via our contact page.
  • Your details will comply to our privacy policy.
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Welcome to FSElite Version 2.0 – We’re Feeling Brand New

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Just over 14 months ago, a small team embarked on a big journey: to deliver high quality flight sim content in a fair and community driven manner. Over the past 14 months, we’ve taken plenty of feedback about what we do well, and what could be improved. During this time, we’ve had amazing support from developers, publishers and of course, the community as well. This support has consistently motivated the team to strive to be the best flight sim media group around.

CHANGE WAS INEVITABLE

Thanks to the incredible team who make up FSElite, we have been able to really demonstrate this through hundreds of pieces of content. Everything ranging from quick news posts and detailed reviews to feature length editorials and video first looks. Our content library is vast and grows each and every day. As a result, we realised we had to change. The blog layout just didn’t suit our purposes anymore with so many avenues of content to appreciate and go through.

With this in mind, please allow me to introduce to you our evolution: FSElite Version 2.0 – a brand new look and feel.

WE’RE FEELING BRAND NEW

We started 2017 with the focus on engaging with our community and FSElite Version 2.0 does just that: we now have a website that looks professional, makes finding the content you love easy to find and the site performs quicker than ever before.

ALWAYS STAY UP TO DATE

Staying up-to-date is easier than before. If you use Google Chrome, and Android device or Firefox, then you may have noticed the request at the top of the page. Simply approving will allow you to receive the latest content direct to your browser or phone. Don’t worry Apple users, iOS Mobile is coming soon (Mac OS X works).

MAKING CONTENT RELEVANT TO YOU

We’ve reconsidered how we deliver information to you making things more relevant to your interests. We have divided previews, deals and offers away from ‘news’ to better suit your interests. As time goes on, we’ll be able to break this down further and cater to your needs. Finding content is easier than ever before thanks to our new menu system and slick home page. You can filter your favourite developer or look at anything to do with aircraft or scenery. The choice is yours.

 

MORE ENGAGING CONTENT

We’ve introduced our ‘Featured’ reviews to deliver more flexibility in our content delivery. This will provide an opportunity to provide more engaging content with less distraction from the article itself. The more flexibility, the more creative we can be.

We also have a new internal guideline system in place to ensure quality and consistency within our content. This will help you to feel more connected to the content we deliver.

We also have a new Quality Assurance Editor to ensure our articles are the best they can be.

We’ve also introduced our Featured YouTube Community to further enhance the content you see appear in your notification feed.

CURRENT EVENTS

We have a brand new events feature designed to give you important dates to remember as well as express an interest in. Right now it’s a little sparse, but over the next few weeks, expect to see some special events and more appear.

AND MORE…

There’s plenty of small features included with FSElite Version 2.0 which is far beyond just a cosmetic look. We’ve got faster, more optimised images, we have better servers and we have flexibility to grow.

Over the next few weeks and months, we’ll continue to add new features and areas to explore. Our Featured YouTube Community will start in just a few days, and we have other partnerships to announce soon.

THIS IS OUR EVOLUTION

We have evolved from a simple blog to a sophisticated website. We’ve been slowly introducing the brand for months now and finally everything is coming together to make for a truly exciting future.

If you have any feedback, please leave a comment or get in touch via our new contact page.

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FSElite Announcement: We’ll Be Appearing on Dovetail Games’ Next Livestream

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Update: Stream over, but you can watch it here.

Over on Facebook, we teased a bit of an announcement and today we can confirm that FSElite will be represented on the next Dovetail Games Flight Sim World livestream.

I (Calum) will be heading to their studios to conduct some interviews with members of the team, and then later in the evening, I’ll be joining them live on their Twitch livestream. I’ll be talking to the team about how the sim is evolving, the inclusion of the first payware aircraft, and more.

I’m really excited to be joining the team and I hope you join us Wednesday 13th September at 18:00 BST.

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FSElite Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of Turbulent Design’s Terra Flora

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Just a few days ago, Turbulent Designs released Terra Flora as a global tree texture replacement tool. We’re currently working on our extensive review, but in the meantime, we’re giving you the chance to a WIN a free copy of the product.

The question this time is a bit more challenging, but hopefully you’ll learn something from it as well!

This time, we want to know: What VOR is named after the city and the species of trees that surround it?

Is it:

A) Cedar Rapids

B) Aspen

C) Oakland

Simply fill out the form below and select which answer you think is correct.

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Orbx is Hosting a Massive Sale – But What Should I Buy?

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If you don’t know already, Orbx is throwing a massive sale. Products that were released before July 1st 2017 are getting a huge 48% off of the usual price until August 22nd AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The question is: what product do you buy? With the huge catalogue of products on offer, we figured this would be a great opportunity to look back on some of our past reviews, as well as recommend the must-haves to really boost your flight sim experience.

FTX Global

Without a doubt, this is the first purchase you should make if you don’t own it already. FTX Global is a world-wide texture replacement tool that generates beautiful looking replacement textures for the entire globe. It may be the most expensive item on the list, but when you consider it’s the base package for the majority of FTX airports, it really is a must. Even if you don’t buy any of the airports on offer, FTX Global breathes a new lease of life into the sim. Furthermore, you get a bunch of freeware airports included to make the product even more appealing.

 

FTX OpenLC (Europe or North America).

Whilst FTX OpenLC South America has just come out, for me either Europe or the North America packages are your best value for money – mostly due to the number of airports in these regions that are available. OpenLC SA is a great product, but either of these two will add plenty of new land class data to make your flying more realistic. Similar to the FTX Global package, it is a great package to buy to cover a large number of area amongst the regions.

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Winner Of the Drzewiecki Design New York Airports V2 and Flightbeam KMSP Competition Revealed

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Our competition for Drzewiecki Design New York Airports V2 and Flightbeam KMSP was a massive success and today I can reveal the winners of the prizes.

To have been in with a chance to win Flightbeam’s KMSP, you had to answer a simple question: Which gates allow you to use multiple jetways on a single aircraft thanks to SODE? The answer was G4, G5, G6. 

Perry M was the winner for Flightbeam KMSP.

Thanks to SimMarket, we were able to give away a free copy of Drzewiecki Design New York Airports V2. All you needed to do was subscribe to our YouTube channel. Out of over a thousand entries, our winner was subscriber e92m3s65b40a.

Congratulations to both of our winners – your prizes are on their way to you!

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FSElite Will Be Attending Flight Sim 2017

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After our successful trip to Flight Sim Con 2017, we’re excited to announce that we will be attending Just Flight’s Flight Sim 2017 on October 7th 2017. The UK show in Cosford is the largest one day flight sim conference in the world. With over 1200 attendees and 35 exhibitors, the show promises to bring the community closer together in various ways. You’ll be able to chat to some of your favourite developers, try out some of their upcoming products, and pick up a few bargains along the way.

Some big names such as Just Flight, Orbx, FSLabs, Aerosoft, QualityWings, TFDi Designs and Dovetail Games. Of course, there’s a bunch more coming as well as a range of hardware developers and media partners. Closer to the time, we’ll share the full list, but for now you can head over to the official page to see who’s confirmed so far!

 

Further to developers showcasing their products, there will also be a handful of presentations. Both X-Plane and Dovetail Games will be presenting, so if you’re coming, make sure you have some questions ready.

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Win a FREE Copy of the Aerosoft CRJ 700/900 X

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After such a long wait, Aerosoft has finally released the long awaited CRJ. With such anticipation, we know people have been keen to try it out. Well, thanks to Aerosoft, we’re able to give away two free copies of the Aerosoft / DA CRJ.

All you need to do is answer the question below and provide us with your name and email so we can get in touch.

Question: When did Aerosoft originally plan to release the CRJ?

A – Late Summer 2010

B – Late Summer 2013

C – Late Summer 2015

We’ll be running the contest until the end of August with the last entry allowed at 23:59 GMT on August 31st.  Once then, any correct answers will be put into Random.org and it will select a random winner. Winners will then be announced soon after.

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