FSimStudios Kelowna Update

85201979 2599860513673448 1541306278968557568 O

After the successful release of a much needed Edmonton (CYEG) airport, FSimStudios are very close to releasing another much-needed airport in western Canada. After 50 plus hours of work, compiling over 330 square kilometers (205 square miles) of mountainous terrain, three seasons of 0.42m/pix images and surrounding city, FSimStudios has announced that 2 weeks from today, Kelowna International Airport (CYLW) will be released. Between now and release day, FSimStudios have provided us with a map outlining some features including the area covered by the product. Some downtown landmarks, as well as the new hospital and hotels, can be seen when flying around the area. William R. Bennet bridge is a key landmark and connects West Kelowna to the main downtown core. This bridge is also the most direct route coming from the west. Kelowna offers a good variety of aircraft. ranging from small single-engine GA aircraft to WestJet 737s and Rouge A321s.

Kelowna is Canada’s 10th busiest airport, surpassing Victoria (CYYJ) in 2018 with over 2 million passengers going through the airport. Kelowna is roughly smack dab in the middle between Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta making it a popular destination for tourists and other travelers alike. I personally have family in Kelowna and spent many a summer in the Okanagan Valley. The city lies beside the Okanagan Lake which is a freshwater lake and in the summer, and with so many beaches, it is a great place to relax and go for a swim in the nice cool water. Many locals such as myself will recognize many key areas and landmarks. One of these key landmarks, though I cannot confirm, is the Myra Canyon Trestles. While no longer in active use, it is still a popular place for tourists and even locals to walk, bike or hike along. In August of 2003, there was one of the largest fires in the area that forced over 27,000 residents, myself included, to evacuate the area while over 200 homes were consumed by the firestorm. I could go on and on about Kelowna. If you ever get the chance to visit, please do it.

Read More

MFSG Releases Quebec City (CYQB) for FSX & P3D

226276 CYQB 3
MFSG has released a rendition of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (CYQB) for Fs2004, FSX and P3D. It is the second venture of MFSG in Canada, after the release of Saint John's CYYT last year. The airport is represented in its current state with all buildings and terminal. Photoreal terrain imagery with autogen is provided, but Orbx users will
Read More

Canada’s Charlottetown Released for X-Plane

Airport Charlottetown (3)
Canada sadly hasn't received a lot of love from the scenery building community in the past. Gladly this has slowly been changing. Nestled in the heart of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, is the province's capital city and the major airport in the region served by Air Canada's Jazz, Delta Airlines, Westjet, as well as several smaller carriers. Feature List: Realistic recreation
Read More

Stairport Sceneries Previews More Charlottetown for X-Plane 11

68796226 375492036440248 1288077064485732352 O
Developer Stairport Sceneries has taken to Facebook to preview the latest work of their upcoming rendition of Charlottetown airport for X-Plane 11. It's less than a week after the official announcement of this project and we have brand new screenshots to share with you. What we can see from these screenshots is how the airport environment will look in low
Read More

Stairport Sceneries Announces Charlottetown (CYYG) for X-Plane

69206161 375485859774199 1784605812530872320 O
Stairport Sceneries, the developer of the well-known SAM Jetways plug-in for X-Plane, has announced that they're bringing Charlottetown (CYYG) to X-Plane. Charlottetown Airport is located in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada and serves only four Canadian airlines with flights to major hubs within the country. No information was given except for a few screenshots of the work-in-progress development displaying
Read More

Hard Landing Studios Announces La Tuque Freeware for X-Plane

67509341 715711352208875 2780813731557277696 O

Via a preview video on their Facebook page, Hard Landing Studios has announced that their new project will be a freeware version of La Tuque Airport (CYLQ) for X-Plane 11.

La Tuque is a city located in North-Central Quebec, Canada with a population of around 11,000. The airport is served by Air Canada Express and PAL Charter Airlines.

The preview video shows the airport in advanced stages with some custom modelled buildings, textured runway and photorealistic scenery.

Read More

FlyTampa Releases Montreal V2 For Prepar3D V4

FlyTampa has updated their Montreal (CYUL) scenery to v2 which brings along many new features and Prepar3D v4 compatibility. After Prepar3D version 4 went live back in 2017 many developers, including FlyTampa, have been working hard at getting their add-ons up to snuff with the new platform. FlyTampa has been slowly updating their scenery add-ons so they can utilize the
Read More

Skyline Simulations Previews Billy Bishop (Toronto City) for X-Plane

SS Toronto XP (2)
Over on their Facebook page, Skyline Simulations has released some work-in-progress previews of the surrounding city area for their Billy Bishop Toronto Intl. (CYTZ) scenery coming soon to X-Plane 11. Announced back in April, Skyline Simulations mentioned that CYTZ would include the surrounding city area which adds accurate high-rise buildings and landmarks such as the CN Tower. Billy Bishop is
Read More