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Microsoft Releases September 12th Dev Update

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True to their roadmap, Microsoft has opened up the application process for the Technical Alpha testing group.

After logging into the Insider Program at their official site you will be given a series of questions set to gauge your involvement in flight simulation, how much you use simulators, and other demographic questions – likely so Microsoft can have a well rounded testing pool.

For those who register but are not initially chosen, fear not as Microsoft has said that there will be multiple waves of testers brought on board.

Following the roadmap, there are several items of note coming up this month.

On September 19th the technical alpha timeline will be released, along with another media update.

September 26th will see yet another media update, an overview of the feedback pipeline, a general update to the development roadmap, along with the news many have been waiting for: the Feature Discovery series.

This series will consist of four parts which will go into more depth about what changes you will see in the world, weather, aerodynamics and cockpits.

Along with the new roadmap, four new videos were made available to Insiders. We took some screencaps of them below, but to watch them all, you will have to head to the Insider page.

We’ll continue to keep you updated with the latest from Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 as it happens.

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xPilot Beta Client Now Available for Testing

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Announced a week or so ago on Chewwy94's live stream, the xPilot client is a brand new client for X-Plane users when flying on the online network VATSIM. xPilot is now available to download if you're part of the Audio For VATSIM Beta Test program. If you are part of that beta testing program, then you can simply head over
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FSExpo 2019: POSCON Beta Roadmap Updated

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The folks behind the all-new simulation network, POSCON, have updated their beta testing roadmap as part of their showcase at this year's FSExpo in Orlando, FL. For some time now, as the network has been developed and improved, the developers have had a very small testing team of just 58 people on hand to assist them in fault-finding their new network.
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Colimata Concorde Pre-Release Trailer and Previews

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Developer Colimata has released a brand new pre-release trailer and multiple previews of the upcoming Concorde on X-Plane 11. The aircraft has been in development for a long-while now, but the early access version will soon be available. As you can see from the video above, it is version 0.99, which suggests that version 1 will be the first publically
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SunSkyJet to Release Detroit Metro “Wide Beta” Next Week

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A project that has been long in the works is SunSkyJet’s Detroit Metro airport. The silence from the team has been worth it as they have been working hard to finally get the product to a state in which it can go into a “wide beta” state next week. This means that for some users who have supported SunSkyJet, they will get an opportunity to get their hands on near-final version.

The product is currently stated to be “un-optimised”, so the team are hoping to gather feedback during this wide-beta.

Ian from the team said that “if you donated (thank you!) look out for an email from me giving you details of how to obtain your copy!”

If you’re an FSX user, he said to not despair as there are plans to bring it to the platform in the future.

As for a more public launch, no news yet on when that may be. Otherwise, be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date.

You can find previous previews of the product here.

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FlightFactor A320 Ultimate Beta v0.10.1 Released

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Over on the X-Plane.org forum, FlightFactor has stated that they’ve pushed a beta v0.10.1 update for their A320 Ultimate add-on for X-Plane 10 and 11. This update is rather minor but introduces a feature which has been long anticipated, a weather radar. You can find a full list of changes at the bottom of this article. To obtain this update, tick ‘beta’ in the updater. If
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X-Plane 11.33 Open Beta 1 Released

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X-Plane 11.32 has been in the hands of simmers for a short while now, but Laminar Research have continued to update the simulator. X-Plane 11.33 is now available in Open Beta format. The new update is mostly incremental based on feedback from the community. Some of the fixes and additions in this beta include separate engine temperature scale data sets
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CaptainSim Releases 777-200 Base Pack Open Beta for P3Dv4

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Out of the blue, CaptainSim has released a brand new product for Prepar3D V4. Building on their Captain Sim 757 Base Pack, the team has released an updated version of their 777 aircraft. The new version is a port of the original 32-bit 757 Captain II, but with new features and improved functionality. New features include the EGPWS, a complete
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New Just Flight 747 Classic Previews In-sim

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Over on their Facebook page, Just Flight has posted some new previews of their work-in-progress 747 Classic add-on in-sim. The 747 Classic looks to be one of Just Flight’s most extensive aircraft yet with an extremely comprehensive features list that appears to bring a lot of life and real-world similarities to their rendition of the aircraft which is progressing admirably.
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