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Orbx Santa Barbara (KSBA): The FSElite Review

Orbx Ksba Santa Barbara Review Featured
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
Orbx Systems
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Orbx Systems
Price
$23.89
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Version Reviewed
1.0o
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Orbx Systems
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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.

Introduction

Santa Barbara, Queen of the Missions, or the American Riviera: whatever you want to call it, Santa Barbara airport (KSBA) is like no other.  Santa Barbara is situated in the north of SoCal, just 95 miles north of Los Angeles, and a short hop from San Diego. One of many SoCal airports, Santa Barbara sees its traffic mainly from regional airlines and a few majors, with CRJs and 737s being a regular occurrence at the field. Business jet and general aviation traffic is also heavy, with the airport housing two FBOs and a staggering three flight schools. All in all, this makes for a rather busy airport situated in one of the busiest airspaces in the world.

When Orbx first announced Santa Barbara at FlightSimCon 2016, many were excited to see another large SoCal airport coming from Orbx. After this initial announcement, the project went pretty quiet for a while, apart from the occasional reassurance that the project hadn’t been canceled. Seemingly out of the blue, Santa Barbara developer Misha Cajic made an announcement to the Orbx forums back in October announcing all that we could expect to see from the project, along with a plethora of previews showing the airport in an advanced state. Released just 13 days after the initial announcement, the release was met with great excitement to finally see the project in our sims, but how does it hold up against their previous releases and high-quality standard? Let’s find out!

 
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Final Previews of PILOT’S Alicante (LEAL) Before Release

Alicante Leal Previews P3dv4 (25)
In anticipation for the release of Alicante from developers PILOT'S, a final batch of screenshots (42!) has been released to the public. The shots showcase the immense detail within the airport, the night lighting, the internal modelling and also surrounding cityscape. A lot of work has gone into faithfully recreating the airport and ensuring that performance matches expectations for the
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PMDG 747-8 QOTSII: The FSElite Review

PMDG 747 8 Review FSElite
8.8
Introduction The 747-8. Some say it’s a commercial failure, while some say it was merely intended to take orders away from the A380 and serve as the last hurrah of the 747 family. Whatever you believe, you can’t deny it’s one beautiful airplane! The 747-8, (not the 747-800), is the latest and greatest aircraft in the 747 family. The ‘-8’
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FSDreamTeam GSX Level 2: The FSElite Review

FSdreamteam Gsx
4.5
It should be noted that I received the product approximately 1 week before the public release to assist with testing of the product. The purpose of this period was to test any bugs that would be show-stoppers for releasing the product. I did report some quality issues discussed in the review prior to release. When GSX launched back in 2013,
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A2A Simulations Beechcraft Bonanza V35B: The FSElite Review

A2A Simulations Beechcraft Bonanza V35B The FSElite Review
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The full review is in video format above. Below is just a brief summary and final score. First introduced in 1947 and still in production to this day, makes the Beechcraft Bonanza V35B an icon for sure. It also means that this aircraft has been in non-stop production longer than any other aircraft in the world. Known for being relatively
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MK-Studios Lisbon: The FSElite Review

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8.9
PRODUCT INFORMATION
Developer
MK-Studios
Purchase From
SimMarket
Price
$26.76
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Version Reviewed
1.00
Press Copy Provided By
MK-Studios
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.

Humberto Delgado Airport (LPPT) is Portugal’s largest airport and serves the capital city Lisbon. Serving 26.6 million passengers in 2017, Lisbon airport is Europe’s 25th busiest airport and caters to a wide variety of destinations throughout Europe, Africa, North America, South America, and Asia, operated by over 60 different airlines which provides great route diversity into and out of Portugal. Humberto Delgado Airport is TAP Air Portugal’s main hub and it serves a majority of the routes into and out of the airport. TAP’s short-haul routes stretch throughout Europe with their medium and long-haul flights extending to Africa, South America and North America.

Since the release of P3D v4, those who use the ESP platform have been without decent Lisbon scenery for well over a year as Aerosoft’s rather dated version of Lisbon was never converted to the ‘professional’ line in order to make it compatible with v4. Although some people were able to get it working (to an extent), it was never quite right. However, MK-Studios stepped up to the plate and began to build Lisbon. Known for their high-quality sceneries, LPPT was a highly anticipated release by many, especially considering the size of the airport which made the release just that little bit more exciting. MK-Studios have set a precedent with their last few products including Lanzarote and Tenerife South. Their latest has proven to be no exception and is an excellent scenery which makes the most of what P3D v4 has to offer whilst keeping high levels of performance and detail throughout this product.

 
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29Palms & Captain7 Nuremberg: The FSElite Review

Review Nuremberg
9.1
Nuremberg Airport by developer 29Palms and Captain7 may well be one of the best sceneries in my library. Thoughtfully laid out and with a clear attention to detail, 29Palms and Captain7 have captured the essence of this cozy Bavarian airport. Nuremberg International Airport (EDDN) is located in the heart of Bavaria, and is the second-busiest airport next to Munich Airport
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Aerosoft A318/A319 Professional: The FSElite Review

A319 Review
6.3
The Aerosoft Airbus A318/319 Professional is a plane that may prove very useful to a lot of flight simulator enthusiasts. Versatile and widely used in the aviation industry, the plane is great for short to medium-range flights. Released as the first two aircraft in a series of planes included in the Professional line that will see the release of both
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MK-Studios Lanzarote (GCRR): The FSElite Review

LANZAROTE REVIEW
8.1
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
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JustSim UUWW Vnukovo: The FSElite Review

JohnMoscow
7.9
Ah, Vnukovo; where do I even begin? Moscow Vnukovo is one of four major international airports serving Moscow and is currently the third-busiest airport in Russia. Starting its life on July 1st, 1941, it served as a Soviet airbase during the Second World War, with passenger service starting after the war had ended. April 20th, 1956 marked the first passenger
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