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Flightbeam Auckland Continues Progress

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Whilst we have waited for Flightbeam’s Auckland Airport (NZAA) for quite some time, it would appear that the wait may be coming to an end. In a new development post by the development team, Flightbeam confirmed that most of the airside elements of the airport are now “final.”

In the May development post, the team said that progress is coming along “quickly” at this point for the Prepar3D version of the airport. Considering it was announced a very long time ago, hearing that progress is coming along is certainly reassuring words. Furthermore, they also reminded people that once we start to see previews of the airport at night, it means that we’re “really close” to the airport being released. While we wait, we can enjoy some new previews of the airport in P3D.

We are counting down the nights until the airport is firmly in our Prepar3D installations. Who’s looking forward to flying to Auckland when it finally is released?

Thanks to Seth for the tip.

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Majestic Previews Q400 Improvements

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Developer Majestic has shared some new previews of their Q400 improvements in Prepar3D. Sadly the team didn't share any new information on the aircraft in any other simulator or other variants of the aircraft type. In the blog post shared by the developers, they said that a few months ago they asked what items would improve the aircraft for them.
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Flightbeam Shares New Previews of Auckland in Prepar3D

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It has felt like forever, but Flightbeam seems to be making some great progress towards finally releasing Auckland Airport (NZAA) for Prepar3D. In a new post on Flightbeam's website, the team shared some "juicy" new previews of the airport in action within the simulator. The post shared on the Flightbeam blog highlighted that the new previews show the "completed groundwork" along with other
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WF Scenery Studio Shares Shanghai Pudong Airport Previews

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Prepar3D scenery developer WF Scenery Studio has shared a range of new previews for their upcoming rendition of Shanghai Pudong Airport (ZSPD) for the simulator. In the Facebook post, the team said that "development progress is nearing completion," but did say that there is still work to be done before the product can be released. WF Scenery Studio is known for its ever-growing
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New Previews for Just Flight’s F28 In Prepar3D

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Just Flight has sent FSElite a series of brand new previews for their upcoming F28 in Prepar3D. The aircraft was originally announced back in April 2019 and progress has been slow and steady, but today we have a set of new previews directly from within Prepar3D v5. The new previews focus on the cockpit and many of the finer details, the wear and tear and other environmental effects found in an older aircraft.

The Dutch Fokker F28 is a short-range, regional airliner announced way back in 1962. Today, the F28 is only used by military operators around the world. Prominent carriers which used to fly the F28 included, KLM Cityhopper, NLM Cityhopper, Piedmont, USAir, Air Canada and many more.

Just Flight’s rendition of the F28 Fellowship will include the 1000 and 4000 variant, PBR materials, TFDi RealLight and TrueGlass, realistic distinctive animations, an authentic cockpit, highly-realistic flight dynamics and more which can be found in the comprehensive features list at the end of this article.

Not much else was shared during this preview update, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on any further developments. You can also see the product page on Just Flight’s website.

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PMDG 777 Update and 777-200ER Beta Testing Previews

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Whilst the delay news of the 777 Update from PMDG may be unwelcome, the silver lining is that beta testers have been given the green light to now showcase the aircraft in action. The all-new previews shared for the upcoming 777 update and the 777-200ER Expansion pack highlight the plane in use with a variety of liveries and, for the
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Orbx Shares Brisbane International Airport V2 Previews for P3D

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Over on the Orbx forums, Ed Correia shared some new previes of the update for the popular Australian airport. Orbx announced version 2 of Brisbane earlier last year, and a planned release was set for January 2021. Unfortunately, this release got pushed back a bit, but Ed did share that the scenery is supposed to go in to beta testing
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New Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III for MSFS Preview Video

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The new Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III is nearing release and Just Flight has prepared a brand new trailer for the upcoming general aviation aircraft. The short video highlights the latest build of that aircraft to give you a good idea of the quality you can expect from the aircraft. In particular, the new video highlights the modelling, texturing and
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New Renders of TFDi Design MD-11

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TFDi Design recently took to Twitch to host a live development stream where members of the team answered questions whilst working on the upcoming MD-11 for Prepar3D. During the 2-hour long stream, a handful of new renders were shared indicating some progress with the virtual cockpit. We have primarily seen renders of the external modelling so far, so to see
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