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Aerosoft Menorca X Evolution: The FSElite Review

Developer
Sim-wings
Publisher
Aerosoft
Price
€16.77
Version
1.04
Provided by
FSElite
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

Recently we’ve seen a lot of new exciting scenery released for various islands across Europe. One that caught our attention is Aerosoft’s Menorca X Evolution. Aerosoft have always been well known in the European scenery development and rule the market when it comes to small islands and holiday destinations such as Madeira, Gibraltar and more. Today we take an in depth look in to the Sim-Wings/Aerosoft Menorca X scenery, available on the Aerosoft Store.

Don’t forget Menorca is now part of the Balearic Islands package enabling you to have access to all the islands for a reduced cost.

As the northern hemisphere leaves winter and approaches summer, there’s no better than short hops across the southern Europe to visit extraordinary holiday destination such as Ibiza, Madeira and more. Plan your flight, fire up your sim, sit back and relax because Aerosoft and its developers have you covered.

Menorca X Evolution is the successor to the original Menorca scenery released by Aerosoft. The “Evolution” part boasts improved performance, visuals and redefined photoscenery. Located within the Balearic Islands, a couple hundred kilometres off of the coast of Spain, Menorca is popular among tourists for its incredible beaches, serenity and peacefulness. Several airlines operate in and out of Menorca daily, ranging from small turboprops to 737s and A321s. Menorca airport (LEMH) has been dealing with increased traffic over the past years and has upgraded its runway to a  brand new 2550m (8370ft) runway, equipped with full Runway Approach Lighting, PAPIs as well as a CAT1 Instrument Landing System. So if the weather is bad, there’s no trouble getting in to the airport during low visibility. The small ramp area is modernised with jetways and large parking spaces fitting aircraft up to Boeing 747s. Approaching the airport from either side is stunning: from the south you fly over the marina and city, from the north you experience cliffs and lazure like water.

 

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Vidan Design Billund X (EKBI): The FSElite Review

Developer
Vidan Designs
Publisher
Vidan Designs
Price
€18.19
Version
1
Provided by
Vidan Designs
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

Danish airports are some of the most popular in the flight sim community. Thanks to the beautiful terrain, challenging and varied weather as well as a huge variety of routes available. Various developers have created some masterpieces for some of Denmark’s biggest airports, yet some of the more mid-range airports have been left relatively untouched. Billund is one of those airports, and lucky for us, Vidan Designs have stepped up to the plate to create the Lego-founded airport.

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Taxi2Gate Charles de Gaulle: The FSElite Review

Developer
Taxi2Gate
Publisher
Taxi2Gate
Price
EUR26.99 (+VAT)
Version
Initial Release
Provided by
FSElite
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

We are aware there have been some updates to the scenery and are currently testing them.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest international airport in France, the worlds eighth-busiest airport handling 65,766,986 passengers in 2015. It is also Europe’s second-busiest airport after London Heathrow in terms of passenger numbers. Charles de Gaulle is located 25 km to the northeast of Paris among several communes. It was named after Charles de Gaulle the leader of the Free French Forces during World War II and serves as the principal hub for Air France as well as a European hub for Delta Air Lines. The airport its self is huge covering 32.38 square kilometres (12.50 sq mi), which includes 6 communities in France. Daily departures and arrivals include France, Sweden, Germany, Asia, Brazil and the US. Charles de Gaulle airport offers four runways from 2,700m to 4,200m to accommodate aircraft ranging from GA to Boeing 777.

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RFSceneryBuilding Turin-Caselle Airport (LIMF): The FSElite Review

Turin Caselle Airport is one of their latest scenery packs to be developed for the Flight Sim community by RFscenerybuilding. The airport is located 16km north-northwest of the city of Turin in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. The airfield opened in 1953 on the site of a WWII air base and has seen many renovations in preparation for several major sporting events which thrust the Turin into the limelight. In both 2007 and 2008 the airport won the ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in the category 1-5 million passengers. The airfield has one runway designated as 18/36 with a total length of 10,827ft. Runway 36 is equipped with Cat III-B ILS to help with those low visibility approaches.

The airport caters for many airlines including cargo operators. To name but a few Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, KLM and Lufthansa respectively. You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding a carrier for your simulated flights.

Passenger figures through the past five years have been steadily increasing, in 2015 the airport was visited by 3,666,582 people from all over Europe. All of this ensures that many people will benefit from flying here within the Sim.


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Jetstream Designs Milano Linate: The FSElite Review

Developer
Jetstream Designs
Publisher
Jetstream Designs
Price
€20
Version
1.0.0
Provided by
FSElite
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

On 7 km from the city of Milan lies an airport officially named Airport Enrico Forlanini, more commonly known as Milano Linate (LIML). Developer Jetstream Designs have recently released their rendition of this relatively small airport. So let’s take a look at it with this FSElite review.

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UK2000 Manchester V2: The FSElite Review

Developer
UK2000 Scenery
Publisher
UK2000 Scenery
Price
£16.99
Version
1.0.0
Provided by
UK2000 Scenery
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It hasn’t been too long ago since UK2000, known for making amazing British scenery packages, released their Manchester addon. This addon is a complete overhaul from the previous version and is thus appropriately named version 2. So was this the overhaul Manchester deserved? And does it stack up to its competitors? Let’s find out!

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FSFX Packages Q400 Immersion: The FSElite Review

Developer
FSFX Packages
Publisher
FSFX Packages
Price
$23
Version
V.001
Provided by
FSElite
We want to ensure that you make the most informed decision you can. We will always put the Simmer First as per our Community Charter. When reading, please use of Review Guidelines to help you understand how we review products.

Majestic’s Dash 8 Q400 is by far my favourite aircraft. It’s sophisticated, very in depth, performs amazing, provides a fun challenge when flying it and it looks really amazing. However, the guys over at FSFX Packages thought these looks could get even better, and decided to upgrade this already amazing plane with one of their famous immersion packages. So is this immersion package an absolute must have for everyone flying around in Majestic’s prop-liner? Let’s find out!

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FlyTampa Amsterdam Schiphol: The FSElite Review

DEVELOPERFlyTampaPRICE€28,00
PUBLISHERFlyTampaBUY FROMFlyTampa

It’s the worlds fifth busiest airport, has 6 runways to serve traffic from literally every wind direction, serves one of the worlds biggest air fleets and recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Obviously I’m talking about Schiphol airport. It’s been almost two years since FlyTampa announced a new project on their forums which was quickly recognised as the famous airport. After some much anticipated previews, many questions about the progress and sometimes even doubts whether the airport would still release, it’s finally here.

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Milviz UH-1 Redux: The FSElite Review

You can get 10% off from Real Flight Shop by using the following product code: fselite5k6ru8410

As part of our Community Charter, we provide full disclosure at FSElite.

Milviz UH-1 Redux was provided free of charge to FSElite for the purpose of reviewing for the community.

DEVELOPER MilvizPRICE€33.99
PUBLISHERReal Flight ShopBUY FROMReal Flight Shop

 

The year was 1962, we were doing The Twist, and the world was watching as President Kennedy lead the United States in the worsening Vietnam war. The Army’s 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, KY took delivery of what was then designated as the HU-1A. This Bell turbine-single engine helicopter was meant for evaluation only. Despite this, the Army quickly re-designated it the UH-1A and deployed nearly 7,000 to Vietnam.

Of course, we now know them as the ‘Huey’ (a nickname from the original HU designation) family of helicopters. The Huey defined helicopter for most people, known for the distinctive thumping noise made by the rotor disk. Unfortunately, the Huey has gained infamy as a symbol of US involvement in southeast Asia. Young men with very little training flew the platform into battles supporting ground troops and giving ‘magic carpet rides’. This often lead to disastrous results. The combined armed forces, and Air America, lost over 5,000 of the aircraft.

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Orbx Calatina Airport (KAVX): The FSElite Review

As part of our Community Charter, we provide full disclosure at FSElite.

Orbx Catalina was provided free of charge to FSElite for the purpose of reviewing for the community.

DEVELOPEROrbxPRICE$32.95AUD
PUBLISHEROrbx DirectBUY FROMOrbx Direct

When Orbx announced that they would be bringing Catalina Airport and the entirety of Catalina Island, I think I heard the entire aviation community in California jumping in excitement. Why? This is one of the most popular general aviation airports in the state. Maybe it’s thanks to its lush green forestation or its challenging airport due to the high altitude. Whatever the reason may be, Orbx have given Simmers the chance to try out their skills and fly to this beautiful island.

As a standalone product to the Orbx library, it’s a welcome change to not have to rely on other products to get the most from the product. As a result all 22 miles of Santa Catalina are beautifully rendered and full of life, all without any hit on performance. Unsurprising really as it’s a small island in the distance.

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