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Meet Snafu – Your Flight Simulator Support Bot

In an age where forums, social media and Youtube exists, it’s very easy to get lost when it comes to flight simulator support. For years, finding information has always meant searching all over the web and asking various people for help. Sometimes the answer helped and other times, the person on the other end didn’t come across as helpful as you would like.

Surely it can be easier!?

We’ve been thinking at FSElite how we can help you to find an easy place to find all the resource you’d need, knowing that any question you ask, you wouldn’t be judged or yelled at. As a result of this thinking, FSElite are proud to introduce Snafu – our new Flight Simulator Support Bot.

Built directly into Facebook messenger, you will be able to ask Snafu any question you like about your simulator past or present, and through complex algorithms, Snafu will find the right answer for you. Through lots of research, we believe we’ve found the perfect way to quickly ask a question and get a reply. Take a look at some examples below.

He can also search for any recommendations for your simulator. Snafu will break it down into categories making your options even easier in the future.

One of the best features is that Snafu can reply with images. However, you’ll nee to be careful  as sometimes he can come across a bit sassy!

He’s also able to address rumours:

Snafu can even give relationship advice to help with your simming experience:

And finally, Snafu knows his stuff!

We’re aiming to launch Snafu – The FSElite Simulator Support System sometime ‘soon’.

Win a Free Copy of Orbx San Diego

Yesterday, Orbx released San Diego (KSAN) for Prepar3d and FSX. We are pretty excited about the release and you should be too! Matteo Veneziani is a new developer for Orbx and is looking to impress the community, and San Diego appears to be doing that already.

To help share our excitement, we’re pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a FREE COPY of San Diego.

All you need to do is make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, then follow our Instagram as well.

On April 9th, we’ll randomly select someone who has either liked or followed us, and send you a message informing you that you’ve won!

HUGE thank you to Orbx for making this happen. If you don’t win, we’ll be sure to have reviews online in the next couple of weeks, as well as some video footage.  Or if you can’t wait, you can buy it from Orbx for $39.95AUS.

A few rules:

  • We only have one copy to give away, so the winner will be randomly picked from either Instagram or Facebook.
  • The winner will be contacted via the social media platform, and will have 24 hours to respond before we move onto someone else
  • You must have an OrbxDirect account to receive the prize

 

FSElite Confirm Media Partnership with FlightSimCon 2017

FSElite are proud to announce that we will be Media Partners for the upcoming flight sim event, FlightSimCon 2017.

As part of our 2017 commitment, we are continuing to deliver for the community by bringing you closer to the action like never before. FSElite launched last year during the conference and just a year later, we’ll be attending in full force. Whilst details are still under wraps, we have plenty to offer when we attend this June.

If you’re unsure what FlightSimCon is, it’s an annual convention designed to bring the whole community together. If you were following the event last year, you’ll know that developers and publishers use it as a platform to showcase and announce brand new projects yet to be revealed. Whether you’re an enthusiast, professional pilot, or casual simmer – anyone is welcome to attend. Those in attendance will get the chance to listen to key speakers and meet the developers behind your favourite products.

The 2 day event takes place at The Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT on Saturday June 10th and Sunday 11th 2017. Both days are already looking to be full of great discussions from developers such as Aerosoft, JustFlight, QualityWings, Orbx and loads more.

As the list of developers grow, we’ll be sure to update you on what to expect from FSElite and how you can get involved.

 

In the mean time, don’t forget you can REGISTER now to secure tickets. Once May 16th hits, prices go up so what are you waiting for. You can grab a ticket for $30 (one day) or $60 for the whole weekend. If you’re a student, they’re even cheaper!

You can buy them direct from the website here:

http://www.flightsimcon.com

 

We’ll share more news soon. In the mean time, if you’re going, let us know and we’ll be in touch!

Win Free $30 Scenery thanks to Real Flight Shop

We’re proud to announce a continuation of our partnership with Real Flight Shop.

Since we started our partnership back in November last year, Real Flight Shop have acquired more and more great developers and publishers to stock their content in their downloadable store. Everything from Aerosoft, A2A and JustFlight are available.

Because of this, we’re proud to be able to offer you the chance to win a FREE $30 scenery from them.

All you need to do is input your name and email address. We’ll draw a raffle on February 28th at 23:59z.

We’ve set it up to allow referrals to be entitled to 2 additional entries. So if you sign it once, refer a friend and they sign, you get THREE entries for the price of one!

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Contest Rules & Disclaimer

- Products can only be purchased through Real Flight Shop
- Only 1 winner
- You can refer the prize draw to more people and you'll gain 2 additional entries doubling your chances of winning
- Prize is non-refundable
- Maximum value of $30 applies
- Can be for X-Plane, P3D or FSX
- You must either sign up / be registered to Real Flight Shop to download
- Contest closes on February 28th at 23:59 zulu.
- Winner will be selected at random once the contest ends
- Winner will need to reply to an FSElite email within 24 hours of the email being sent to be eligible to win
- Voucher code will be confirmed to you via FSElite

Any questions, leave a comment below. Best of luck!

Press Release FSElite Partners With Cockpit PHD

Sunday 12th February 2017

LONDON, UK. FSElite are proud to announce a new partnership between flight simulation website FSElite and hardware seller Cockpit PHD.

This new partnership will enable FSElite to continue to provide to our growing community with a wide range of product reviews, as well as enable us to provide discounted rates to our fans.

Cockpit PHD offers great products at low prices for primarily for Saitek products, enabling you to custom design to further enhance your Flight Sim experience. They offer 24 hour service, free worldwide shipping and a 30-day money back guarantee.

With FSElite and Cockpit PHD working together, the goal is to continue to bring the community more product reviews and even better ways to buy your Flight Simulation products.

Calum, Editor in Chief from FSElite said, “This new hardware partnership continues to show FSElite’s dedication to the Flight Sim community offering even greater ways to enhance your flying experience. The products they offer are good quality at a good price. We’re really excited to be partners as it will continue to support our professional brand.”

This is Jason, from Cockpit PHD said, “FSElite are very much aligned with our goals here at Cockpit PHD. They’re keen on promoting the best of Flight Simulation so we’re very happy to be partners with them.”

More information regarding community discount will be shared with the community very soon.

About FSElite.net

FSElite.net are all about community driven content. FSElite covers everything from flight simulation news, reviews and editorials that the community want to see.

We are comprised up of multi-aviation backgrounds from all around the world teaming up to bring you the best in Flight Simulator and Real-World Aviation experience.

At FSElite, we are nothing but short of experience. Our team is made up of a wide range of experts (certified flight instructors), industry insiders and those new to real-world flying and earning their Pilot’s License. But our team expands to the many friends and connections we have made over the years throughout the aviation realm, and we stride to expose you to the many sides of flying, both Sim and Real-World.

We implore you to check out our FSElite podcast where we compile interesting topics and discussions. Ranging from debates over which aircraft is better and which hardware is best for Flight Sims of today, up to bringing on various developers or well known people in the simulator community to engage in conversation about what’s going on in our favourite hobby.

You can find out more information at https://fselite.net

Or you can email FSElite @ [email protected]

About Cockpit PHD

Cockpit phD comes the closest to the flight simulation enthusiasts for utmost realism with state-of-art technology.  Our mission is to provide the highest quality of flight simulator equipments to enhance the flight experiences as well as the reliasm at an economical and affordable prices to the general public.  With the Cockpit phD products, it will increase the fun of the game by adding extra realism through the use of our products!

As for our continuing mission – to enhance the realism of the flight simulation,  more accessories and equipments are currently in development – and our next major product announcement is coming soon!

You can find out more information at http://www.cockpitphd.com

You can contact Cockpit PHD at: http://www.cockpitphd.com/contacts/ 

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Copyright FSElite 2017

 

Merry Christmas from FSElite

Just wanted to drop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your continued support over the past 6 months and we’re super excited about where 2017 will be taking us.

Mungo took this shot earlier today flying around with his new TFDi 717 and nearly collided with some unexpected traffic!

We’ll be taking a more relaxed approach to content over the next week or so. Check out our Facebook page for updates on some content going live over Christmas.

Until then, have a great end of year and we’ll see you all soon!

FSElite Team

Winner of L35 Big Bear City Revealed

We recently held a contest on Twitter for any of our followers to WIN a free copy of Turbulent Design’s Big Bear City, kindly provided by Real Flight Shop.

The lucky winner is Kian Andrews!

If you weren’t lucky enough to win, then read our review here and then give it a purchase!

Remember to check out Real Flight Shop for some of the cheapest prices for Flight Simulation software!

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Make sure you check out FSElite soon for our next contest! Also, FOLLOW us for all the latest news.

Win a Copy of L35 Big Bear City Airport

Yet another competition here at FSElite.net. We’re giving you the chance to WIN a free copy of Turbulent Designs’ L35 Big Bear City.

Turbulent Designs did an AMAZING job when it came out a few months ago. Dmitri described it as though they had “painted a beautiful picture of the high San Bernardino mountains around Los Angeles filled with interesting landmarks and beautiful terrain.” He went on to say “the best scenery for flight sim I have ever had.”

Some high praise!

For your chance to win a FREE copy thanks to our amazing partners Real Flight Shop, all you need to do is FOLLOW us on Twitter. If you need to search, then look [email protected] Anyone who is following us on Twitter by the end of November will be entered into a raffle to WIN a FREE copy!

If you can’t wait, then BUY it now from Real Flight Shop for just $22.09.

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Good luck!

FSElite has a Discord community!

Are you looking to find a fun, knowledgeable group to hang out with while you sim? Look no further than our new FSElite Discord server!

We’ve setup a Discord server for you to come and chat with your friends, or make some new friends, while you fly. This is a great chance to meet some of the FSElite writers and discuss flight simulation and more. We’ve got music, ranks, banter, and all kinds of other stuff! Come check us out today!

Here is the invite link: https://discord.gg/uuRWP4h

See you on Discord!

Win a Copy of PMDG’s 747 Queen of the Skies v2

Update 27JAN2017

We now know that the tutorial flight will be from KDEN (Denver) to KSFO (San Francisco).

Update 08JAN2017 – With so many previews of the PMDG 747 and the fact it’s been selected as a possible winner of our User Awards, we’ve extended entries to allow people to vote TWICE (even if you have voted previously on Facebook). Simply enter the Google Form below and submit the details to have two votes.
After our successful competition where members of the community could of won a free copy of Black Box Simulation’s WideBody series, we’re going to continue that by giving you the chance to win a copy of PMDG’s upcoming 747 Queen of the Skies 2.

The way to win is easy.

1 – Ensure you LIKE our Facebook page
2 – On THIS Facebook post, comment on when the date you think the PMDG will release.

OR

3 – Enter via the Google Form below.

That’s it! As soon as it has been released (regardless of which version), a random winner will win either the P3D or the FSX version.

So remember, LIKE and COMMENT to win a brand new FREE version of the PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies v2.

Just a few rules:

– One vote per person per entry type. E.g. 1 on Facebook and 1 on Google Forms
– Once the product is released, we will COLLATE both Facebook and Google Form ‘correct’ enteries and randomly select a winner from the list.
– No editing your post. If you have edited your post, you will be disqualified from the raffle
– This is to win ONE copy of the PMDG 747 Queen of the Skies v2 for EITHER FSX or P3D.
– Only the ORIGINAL release date will count. If a different version (e.g. P3D) is released on a LATER date, the original date will be the only date we use
– You will need to contact us within 24 hours of us selecting / contacting you to claim your prize.
– You will need to have a PMDG registered account. Upon winning, you will be asked for your email address associated with your PMDG account. No Aerosoft accounts.
– FSElite have final say over the winner