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MK-Studios Lanzarote (GCRR): The FSElite Review

LANZAROTE REVIEW
8.1
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
MK-Studios
Purchase From
MK-Studios
Price
€21.50
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Version Reviewed
1.1
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MK-Studios
SimMarket
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As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

MK-Studios has taken the simming community by storm by releasing a prolific string of scenery focusing on the Canary Islands, with their latest being Lanzarote Arrecife airport. The Canaries, as mentioned in previous reviews, are a very popular destination for travelers from all over the world due to their predominantly year round sunshine and picturesque landscape.

In this review we will be focusing on Lanzarote, the most northern of the Canary Islands located just 7 miles north east of Fuerteventura (another MK-Studios release). Often called the island of eternal spring, Lanzarote hosts a subtropical desert climate providing approximately 16 days of rainfall annually and boasting an average temperature of 24.8c. Being only a few hours flight time from the UK and central Europe, it’s no wonder that this destination – along with the other Canaries – sees high numbers of tourists.  In fact, tourism is one of the biggest contributors to the island’s economy for 40 years – second only to agriculture.

 
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Latinwings / PILOT’S Almeria (LEAM): The FSElite Review

Latinwings Almeria
8.1
Almeria is the latest in a string of scheduled releases by the developer Latinwings. Currently Almeria is only available from the PILOT’S store for 24.99 Euros.  Almeria is located in the southeast of Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean situated between Malaga and Murcia. Much of Almeria’s wealth comes from agriculture and thus makes it a very busy shipping
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Orbx Half Moon Bay: The FSElite Review

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7.9
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
ORBX
Purchase From
ORBX
Price
$32.95AUD
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Version Reviewed
1.0
Press Copy Provided By
ORBX
SimMarket
FSElite's preferred Flight Sim vendor is SimMarket. (Why?)

As per our Community Charter, all of our reviews are free from bias, prejudice and favouritism. Don't forget, each reviewer has their own style and thoughts, although they all abide by the Review Guidelines - something I suggest you read.

Along the Golden Coast lies a beautiful oceanside town called Half Moon Bay. Home to fancy restaurants and private golf fields, Half Moon Bay is quite a high-end place, and the views you can capture there are nothing less than that. It’s the kind of airport you would fly into for the afternoon, grab a bite to eat at the famous cafe before circling the bay on the way home. Following along the beautiful California coast into and out of this airport makes it quite unique. An interesting fact about HAF is that it is almost always IFR, as being on the coast it is subject to the Bay Area’s marine layer that comes in every morning and evening. Only in the summertime may it be possible to have clear skies here. Another interesting thing is that the airport lies right underneath SFO’s massive class Bravo airspace. The different shelves require you to skim the ocean at 1,000FT AGL to be able to duck under the shelf.

Being right across the ridge from San Francisco it’s not too hard to understand why this airport hasn’t been created for FS yet. The scenery surrounding HAF is breathing taking and worthy of being put into a sim, but its virtual location near a heavy scenery area has made it hard to do due to VAS and other performance sacrifices, but Orbx has defied the odds and made a beautiful rendition of Half Moon Bay without too much of a performance hit. Luckily this airport isn’t large, so a lot of detail was able to be put in small things both on and off the airport.

 
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BlackBox Simulation BN-2 Islander: The FSElite Review

N2
6.3
BlackBox Simulation, which for practical purposes I will call 'BBS' for short, has been around for some time and has been known to make a wide range of aircraft products, from the Scottish Aviation Bulldog, to a fleet of Airbus aircraft. Although these aircraft are not as detailed systems wise compared to other mainstream developers, BBS makes some pretty good
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MK Studios Tenerife Vol. 1: The FSElite Review

MK Studios TFS1
8
The Canaries, for most people in Europe, invoke memories of childhood holidays, year round sunshine or the repetitive advertising campaigns from tour operators. Around 12 million people every year visit the Canaries for a variety of different reasons - with the most popular reason being tourism. So it is little wonder that I, like many others, was eagerly awaiting MK-Studios
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JetStream Designs Nantes: The FSElite Review

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9.1
Background Nantes Atlantique Airport is an international airport serving the northwestern French city of Nantes, located 8 miles southwest of the city itself in the town of Bouguenais. Serving 4.8 million passengers a year, numerous different airlines fly into the airport serving various destinations across Europe, Africa and North America. This provides great variety for the casual simmer who enjoys
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