iBlueYonder Announces Dallas Love Field (KDAL)

During Flights in on 2017, iBlueYonder’s Bill Womack confirmed that he and some contractors will be working hard on Dallas Love Field. The airport is home to plenty of history and some of the US’ biggest airlines.

The airport itself also has fantastic views of the Dallas skyline, which Bill has promised to include within the scope of the project. You can see some of the renders already below.

It will be completely custom with high details throughout the downtown area as well as the airport.

This announcement follows on from the other news that Bill will be working hands on with Mir Flightbeam to bring Portland International Airport (KPDX) to flight sim.

Bill’s FSCon video can be seen here.

We’ll have our interview with Bill soon!

Orbx Airports P3D V4 Dynamic Lighting

Over on Facebook, Orbx announced that they will be making all their payware airports compatible with dynamic lighting in P3D V4. We currently have a thin range of Orbx products in P3D V4, but hopefully more will start flooding in soon. Some great photos were shown off in the Facebook post with some shots of the dynamic lighting at Melbourne. The dynamic lighting will be implemented free of charge.

LIVE From FSCon 2017 – Closing Remarks (Starts at 18:00z)

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This post will be updated live for the Closing Remarks, which starts at 18:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“Thank you for attending FlightSimCon 2017! Nicole Glander, conference manager, will officially conclude the conference by acknowledging the sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and attendees that make this event a reality.”

Updates coming soon

FSFX Packages Announce TFDi 717 Immersion

TFDi’s 717 is a much appreciated addon within the flight sim community. For some time now, the team at TFDi designs have been working to not only create a more stable product, but a product that has advanced feature and capability wise. Well the news has just dropped that FSFX Packages, the developers who have brought us the likes of PreciptFX and Chaseplane has announced an immersion package for the 717. Following on from their popular and excllent 777, 737, A320 family and Dash 8 immersion packages, it is great to see them continuing the series with a package for this excellent aircraft. We can presume the pricing will be similar to that of the other immersion packages. With the 717 now compatible in P3D V4, I look forward to seeing what new capabilties 64bit simulation brings to this brand new immersion package.

This news is being brought to you live from Flightsimcon where part of our team is currently located. For more live updates make sure to keep checking out the FSElite website and Facebook page. We are hoping for lots of exciting news over the weekend so keep your eyes peeled.

QualityWings Q2 Update

Over on Facebook, QualityWings Simulations have updated us on the progress of their 787 aircraft. Some exciting news has emerged! They state that the 787 has now been in beta testing for six months, being tested by an expert team who have found over 600 issues that have been ironed out. The initial release of the product will include the 787-8 and -9 with the GEnx and Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine variants. With both engine models include their own custom flight dynamics. At its current state, the 787-8 is looking to release first. With a free update coming for the -9 there after.

The aircraft will be compatible with FSX, FSX SE and P3D V4. With the FSX release version releasing first which is what we expected. The aircraft is being priced very reasonably at $69.95 being sold separately for P3D and FSX. The product will be sold through Flight1.

LIVE From FSCon2017 – Plan Like Pros with PFPX (Starts at 15:00z)

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This post will be updated live for the Plan Likes Pros using PFPX forum, which starts at 15:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“This seminar will provide glimpse into the world of airline flight planning and how to apply these same procedures to flight simulation. Topics discussed will include fuel and route planning, alternate airports, Extended Range Operations, Redispatch, and more. Special emphasis will be placed on using Professional Flight Planner X (PFPX) by FlightSimSoft to apply these procedures.”

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LIVE From FSCon 2017 – Flight Sim Developers (Starts at 18:00z)

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This post will be updated live for the Flight Sim Developers forum, which starts at 18:00 zulu.

What is this event?

“Join some of the flight simulation industry’s most prominent developers for an interactive panel discussion on development priorities, future releases, and perspectives on where the at-home flight simulation industry will take us in the next few years.

Panelists include Stephen Hood and Aimee Sanjari of Dovetail Games, Rob McCarthy of Prepar3D, and Austin Meyer and Ben Supnik of X-Plane. The panel will be chaired by Nels Anderson of Flightsim.com.

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask Dovetail Games, Lockheed Martin and Laminar Research some questions. They are as follows:

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LIVE From FSC2017 – X-Plane (Starts at 14:30z)

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This post will be updated live for the X-Plane, which starts at 14:30 zulu.

What is this event?

“Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane, along with a team of developers from Laminar Research, provide an overview of the X-Plane 11 development platform and information about the future of the flight simulator.”

Update:

  1. A vertical take off and landing plane is being created using X-Plane. It is being built for a billionaire customer who wants a vehicle that can transport 3D printed organs in emergencies. X-Plane was chosen based upon its advanced physics engine.
  2. New buildings for for their gateway scenery airports including hangars, air traffic control towers, clutter objects and barriers.
  3. New autogen across the globe. This includes some very cool features such as Tower Bridge opening and closing in London as well as Big Ben tracking the time in the sim. Other coverage areas include Sydney and Las Vegas.
  4. Better support for VR. Simpler to use and easier to set up with more functionality.

LIVE From FSC2017: Product Announcement Forum (Starts at 13:30z)

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This post will be updated live for the Product Announcement Forum, which starts at 13:30 zulu.

What is this event?

“The Product Announcement Forum is a showcase of upcoming flight simulator product releases, where each participant will be allotted 5 minutes to demonstrate their products. The seminar will provide a one-stop overview of what’s new for the flight simulation community.”

Announcements:

  1. 9:25 FS Flight Control is now available for Android and iOS. It has full compatibility with FSX, P3D, FSW and Xplane.
  2. 9:30 Infinite Flight: Some new features are coming to the popular mobile flight simulator over this summer (2017). This includes 60FPS on ultra settings, real world weather and global coverage.
  3. 9:43 Pilotedge: announcing roadmap for West Coast expansions.
  4. 9:50 FSFX Packages:  showing off what Chaseplane is and what it can do.
  5. 9:54 Laminar Research: New aircraft coming to Xplane 11, a goal of 90FPS throughout the sim.
  6. 9:59 FlyInside: Announcing a new sim designed specifically for FlyInside, includes support for TFDi 717, will contain global terrain.
  7. 10:01 HiFi Simulations: A free upgrade for AS16 users to P3D V4 with release expected in 1-2 weeks. A reduced upgrade price for those that are using legacy products such as Active Sky Next. Active Sky support for all platforms, this includes Xplane.