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FSElite Original: Interview with Lars from Contrail App

CONTRAIL Interview

Over the past few months, you may have noticed a new store appear called Contrail. This new store, developed by Lars from 29Palms Scenery Design, is both a point of sale and also an application for customers to download and install products. Over the years, Lars has had an obsession with creating stunning scenery and easy-to-use configurator tools, and so, the Contrail App was a natural evolution for him.

In our extensive interview with Lars, he tells us exactly what the Contrail App is and how the new marketplace will support developers and the community access their products. The store is already populated with top-tier names such as Flightbeam, Aerosoft, LatinVFR and has recently introduced Verticalsim into the mix. More developers and products are to come in the future.

In addition to our interview with Lars from 29Palms, we’re pleased to work with Contrail to offer FSElite readers 25% off their first purchase with Contrail. That means you can pick up a product from the likes of Flightbeam, LatinVFR, Aerosoft and others at a discounted rate. Simply use the code FSELITE at the checkout, or by clicking this link.*

Further to Contrail, we spend some time asking what the future of 29Palms looks like and what future scenery products we can expect to see in the future. Thanks to Lars for taking the time to tell us more about Contrail and we hope you enjoy the interview.

Could you tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve done in the past for flight simulation?

My name is Lars Pinkenburg, a 29-year-old aviation nerd from Hamburg, Germany. Some readers might know my work under the “29Palms” brand which has been established in 2010. Over the years we have released a couple of airports for FSX and Prepar3D such as Nuremberg, Twentynine Palms and the Greek islands Mykonos, Samos and Skiathos. Besides our own projects, I have also collaborated with FSDG, Orbx and Limesim on projects such as Sharm-El Sheikh, FTX Germany and Southampton airport, just to name a few.

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29Palms Announces Mykonos Airport for MSFS

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29Palms will be returning to Greece for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The developer has confirmed that they will be bringing Mykonos Airport (LGMK) to the new simulator, along with providing a few new screenshots of the current progress. The airport itself is sat on the island of the same name and typically sees a huge range of seasonal traffic visit the
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29Palms Scenery Design Skiathos 1.53 Update

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29Palms Scenery Design has released an update for their popular Skiathos (LGSK) airport. The update comes with a few changes, such as a change of the runway numbers, texture changes and an updated airport layout. The update is available right now through the 29Palms Scenery Configurator and is available for both Prepar3D v4 and Prepar3D v5. Changelog Runway designators changed
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Captain7 Nuremberg Development Update

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Over on Facebook, Captain7 gave a development status regarding a few ongoing projects, including Nuremberg for X-Plane. Let's take a look at all the updates shared in the post.   Nuremberg (X-Plane) This scenery was released from Prepar3D back in 2018, and was very highly rated by us. Captain7 has been working on an X-Plane version for this popular scenery,
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Captain7 & 29Palms Share Renders of Hannover-Langenhagen (EDDV)

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After winning our Community Choice Awards for their excellent Nuremberg (EDDN), the teams are back all-hands-on-deck producing their recently announced Hannover-Langenhagen (EDDV) Airport. On Facebook, the team wanted to give a brief overview of the current status with a couple of renders of the airport. Although all in German, when translated (roughly), the team wanted to let the community know that
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29Palms Update Twentynine Palms Airport

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Scenery developer 29Palms has updated their version of Twentynine Palms Airport to version 1.17. Although a relatively old product for the developer, the new update brings in additional features including new animated people and static aircraft. There were also some improvements with compatibility with various terrain mesh which is available for simmers to enjoy.

To get the update, you can apply it through the 29Palms scenery configuration tool, or just download a complete new build from your store of purchase.

The information can be found on the 29Palms Facebook page.

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29Palms Releases v1.11 Update For Nuremberg (EDDN)

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Developer, 29Palms Scenery Design has announced a v1.11 update to their popular Nuremberg (EDDN) scenery over on their Facebook page. In the developer's best effort to keep this rendition for our simulators as close to it's real-world counterpart as possible, they've made a few changes to reflect it such as the addition of the new fire simulation facility left of
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29Palms & Captain7 Nuremberg: The FSElite Review

Review Nuremberg
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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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[UPDATE] 29Palms Nuremberg Released

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After great anticipation, 29Palms and Captain7 have released their long-awaited Nuremberg scenery. Available for P3D v4 only, this product takes advantage of the 64bit platform and has had some incredible results with what looks to be an excellent scenery. Available for a price of €20.97 (excl tax), this product can soon be purchased from 29Palm's website. Nuremberg will also be available to
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[UPDATE: Winners Announced] FSElite Giveaway: 29Palms Nuremburg (EDDN)

Nuremberg Giveaway
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Thank you to everyone who took part in our giveaway. As always, a massive thanks to the guys at 29Palms for giving us the chance to give away a couple of copies. We have two winners! Congratulations to Stefan F who won the random selection from the AviationLads Facebook page and also congratulations to Mark Oxley who won our comment section
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