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IVAO Releases New Datalink Module for Aurora Client

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Pushing on with their ambitious online infrastructure upgrade, IVAO public relations director Fares Belkihria has recently taken to the company’s web page, indicating the launch of V1.2.5B of the companies AURORA ATC client, introducing with this update a new data link module that brings both TELEX and CPDLC functionality to the company’s AURORA ATC client.

Fares begins his post by letting readers know that this most recent update is set to increase the level of immersion experienced by active users of the network via novel Datalink functionality that has now been added to IVAO’s AURORA ATC client.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Future; VR By Christmas, UK World Update, Improved ATC and More

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Whilst World Update II: USA was released earlier this week, Microsoft and Asobo Studios are already looking ahead at the future with the next 3-months of development. During their recent Developer Q&A session, Jorg Neumann (Head of Microsoft Flight Sim), Sebastian Wloch (CEO/Co-Founder of Asobo Studio) and Martial Bossard (Executive Producer, Aboso Studio) all chimed in what the next few
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New POSCON Footage Demonstrating Operations During Go-Around

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Although the last preview was just a week ago, POSCON are starting to ramp up previews of their new online network. The video demonstrates a conversation between 2 pilots and ATC at Philadelphia Airport. During the video, 2 aircraft are attempting to land on crossing runways, with one being instructed to go-around due to a slightly later than planned landing.
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PilotEdge Integrates ATIS System

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With the launch of the ATIS system, pilots flying on the network can now obtain up-to-date weather and significant flight planning data published on the respective ATIS frequencies. This includes runways and approaches in use and information on runway closures. Controllers will also have access to this data and will ensure to verify that pilots are reporting in with the exact ATIS code
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X-Plane 11.30 ATC Preview Video

X-Plane 11.30 is already in beta for some people and they’re enjoying the extensive new features that come with it. One of those changes is with the new Air Traffic Controller system. The system has been revised by Laminar Research and is now more flexible than previous versions before it.

The video above goes through how pilots can set up their flight plan and conduct the first contact with ATC.

X-Plane 11.30 is already in open-beta, with a new beta version expected shortly.

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FSElite Exclusive: AccuMap v2 Preview

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For many years now, VATSIM users have relied on either one of two, or a combination of both VATSIM map solutions - VATSpy and Vattastic - to see what's happening in the virtual skies before, during, or after their flights. Then, just over 12 months ago, AccuMap was thrust into the community. The then desktop application was well received for its
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Matt Davies Appointed As Lead Technical Manager Of POSCON

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One of the exhibitors that the community was incredibly keen to check out last month at FSExpo was POSCON. POSCON, an acronym for Positive Control Network, is a brand new multiplayer air traffic and air traffic control network with a focus on improving on the existing networks that are currently available to flight simmers and virtual air traffic controllers. Their
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PilotEdge Expands to the West

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The team at PilotEdge have announced that their subscription based online ATC network will be expanding towards the west of the USA. This time, they will be delivering in the areas of Seattle, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Denvery and Albuquerque. PilotEdge break down the west into Primary airports and Bonus Airports. They are as follows: The Primary Airports   KASE
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