European and North American City Tours In MSFS

Over the past week or so, we’ve been reading your comments about what cities you would like to see from the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator. Over the past few days, we’ve heard your requests and put together a few videos highlighting those cities. Now we know that not all cities are represented and we’re sure that your specific request isn’t in here. That said, we’ll continue to read your comments and do what we can.

We’ll soon be sharing cities from Asia, Africa, South America and beyond!

Stay tuned to FSElite for more in the coming days and weeks as we build up to the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on August 18th 2020.

You can read our hands-on impressions here.

Did you know that Orbx is bringing Innsbruck (LOWI) to the new simulator? That along with a range of other airports were confirmed. You can read them in this article.

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Just Flight Previews Traffic Global Update for XP

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Over on their Facebook page, developer Just Flight has revealed that the next update to their Traffic Global for X-Plane will include the implementation of general aviation traffic. Traffic Global provides X-Plane with busy skies but is currently limited to airliner traffic. The Facebook post provides details on the coming update which will include general aviation to help populate the
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FSDT KORD v2 FPS Between V4.5 and V5

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Many developers have been showing off their products in Lockheed Martin's new P3Dv5. FSDreamTeam has released two videos comparing the FPS between P3Dv4.5 and P3Dv5 using their Chicago O'Hare v2 (KORD) The first video shown here displays Prepar3D version 4.5 and the classic World Travel A321 parked at the gate at FSDreamTeam's O'Hare and you can clearly see the FPS
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TorqueSim Announces BN-2 Islander for X-Plane

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Aircraft developer TourqueSim has announced via a blog post, that their latest project is to be the Britten Norman BN-2 Islander for X-Plane. The Britten Norman Islander is a twin-engined, high-wing, light transport aircraft built in the United Kingdom since 1965. The Islander has a large planform wing surface area which enables a much lower takeoff, landing and low-speed performance
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The Flight Sim Deck: First Departure With Zibo Mod 737-800X [FYC]

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This video has been posted as part of our Featured YouTube Community partnerships. Having just installed X-Plane 11 fully, I decided to start adding the various bits of freeware. In this video, you can watch my first look at the Illustrious 737-800X Zibo mod for X-Plane 11! You can follow my channel on YouTube:  
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Flight1 Update Ultimate Traffic Live with Winter 2019 Schedule

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Flight1 has made the Winter 2019 schedule data live for Ultimate Traffic Live. The new data has been made available free for existing customers of the software.

Whilst the majority of the data is for the Winter 2019 schedule, there are still a few parts from the 2018 Fall season that just passed. The new data means that if you have the traffic pack enabled within the simulator, you will be able to interact with a realistic flying schedule from airlines across the globe.

We have copied the instructions from the Facebook post down below for your convenience:

1. Make sure your simulator and the UTLive interface are closed.
2. Run the installer. Do not change paths as the path should be auto-presented.
3. After successful install, run the UTLive interface.
4. The Winter 2019 schedule will also update the UTLive version to You do not need this new version if you are still wanting to use the default schedules that are included with UTLive (we have not switched out the default full UTLive installer with this schedule).

The team also noted that they’re working on brand new repaints too, which are planned to be released as they are completed.

You can find more details via their forum post (which you need to registered for to read). If you don’t own Ultimate Traffic Live, you can buy it from Flight1 for $44.95.

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FSElite Original: Interview with Flight Sim 2018

With just over a week until the UK's largest annual flight simming event, Flight Sim 2018, we spoke to one of the organisers of the event, Scott Phillips. We talk about what it's like arranging a 1,500 attendee event, the challenges that come with that and how rewarding it is to see so many flight simmers, developers and publishers behind
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Skyline Simulations Releasing KCVG July 4th

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Skyline simulations, previously known by the name Icarus Simulations, has announced that their Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for X-Plane 11 will be releasing on July 4th, 2018. This airport will feature high resolution texturing, custom Autogates made with assistance from Short Final Design, A full WT3 network made by Captain K-Man, and plenty of ground clutter/extra detailing, along with the usual
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