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Orbx Half Moon Bay: The FSElite Review

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7.9
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Developer
ORBX
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ORBX
Price
$32.95AUD
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Version Reviewed
1.0
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ORBX
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.

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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Just Flight Vickers Armstrong’s VC10: The FSElite Review

JUST FLIGHT Vc10 Review
8.5
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Developer
Just Flight
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Just Flight
Price
£24.99
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Version Reviewed
1.0
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Just Flight
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.

Before the Boeing 747, there was another queen that ruled the skies – arguably the most elegant airliner to have ever been created. Of course, this is none other than the Vickers-Armstrong’s VC10. The VC10 first took flight in June of 1962, later entering service as a commercial airliner for British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1964. This aircraft was designed with long distance routes in mind. With the ability to perform on short runways, in hot temperatures, and at high altitudes, this queen was fit for just about any situation you threw at her. The VC10 held the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing by a subsonic airliner for 50+ years, which was only recently beaten by a British Airways Boeing 777. Despite her elegance and perfection, the VC10 was not deemed as economical as her counterpart the Boeing 707, which sold 1000 units – with the VC10 only selling 54.

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Orbx Germany South: The FSElite Review

Ftx Germany South Review
9
A bit over a year ago, Orbx released FTX Germany North. Luckily for us, Germany is once again reunited. Almost a year after the release of FTX Germany North, Orbx has released FTX Germany South. And in this review you’ll find out if it is as good as its counterpart. Presentation Regions are a bit different to review. There isn’t
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MK Studios Fuerteventura (GCFV) 2017: The FSElite Review

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8
MK Studios is a development team that has been around for a long time. You may not know, but they’re behind scenery packages such as Maderia and Mega Airport Rome. Both of these sceneries, among others, were subsequently published under the Aerosoft brand. Since then, MK Studios has decided to break away from flight sim behemoth and has decided to
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