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Just Flight C-46 Commando Development

Just Flight has announced that they have added their C-46 Commando to the development section of their website.

C-46 Commando was a twin engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. C-46 is modelled using real-world plans, the aircraft feature multiple animations and highly detailed engines. The faithfully recreated virtual cockpit features 3D instrumentation, wear and tear, and realistic systems functionality.

For latest info make sure to follow FSElite as well as Just Flight on Facebook.

Loads more screenshots and details can be found at Just Flight website.

 

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 Pro Edition 33% Off!

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 Pro Edition is 33% off until May 15th over at Just Flight. This is an amazing sale considering how rarely the Majestic’s price is altered. If you don’t already have the Q400 in your hangar, this is perhaps your best opportunity to grab it. If you were already planning on getting the Majestic Q400, it’s worth noting that with this sale, the Pro edition is now only £7 more than the Pilot edition and with all the benefits you get with the Professional edition, this is a definite deal maker.

Head over to Just Flight’s website to purchase the Q400!

 

 

Win a Free Copy of Just Flight’s PA-28R Turbo Arrow III/IV

Update: We’ve been made aware of a change to the number of liveries available. As a result, we’ve changed the answers below to reflect it. If you entered with the previous correct answer, your answer will remain valid. Thanks!

We’ve been pretty excited about Just Flight’s adventure into general aviation aircraft, and especially their PA-28R Turbo Arrow. We’ve provided lots of coverage from first looks, video reviews and written reviews. To continue this trend of coverage, we’re pleased to be able to give the FSElite community the chance to win a free copy.

You simply just need to head to the Google form below and answer a simple question:

How many liveries are supplied with the Turbo Arrow IV when downloaded from Just Flight’s website?

A) 3

B) 5

C) 7

https://goo.gl/forms/53gfslIV5bVORSYs2

You have until 5th May to enter. Winner will be announced on May 6th 2017.

Don’t forget to have a look at the product page on Just Flight’s website. You may even find the answer there…

Huge thanks to Just Flight for making this happen!

Exclusive Shots of Just Flight’s Piper Arrow IV Turbo!

If you haven’t heard about Just Flight’s amazing Piper Arrow III… well, you’re missing quite a lot. Following on the success of their latest general aviation aircraft (which I own and absolutely love despite very few minor bugs SP 2.1 is now out and fixes pretty much everything!), Just Flight has provided FSElite with exclusive shots of their latest WIP: the Arrow IV turbo.

The Arrow IV’s distinctive T-tail, its 200hp turbo-charged engine and redesigned cowlings really give this bird a fresh new look. Just Flight let us know that work is progressing rapidly as it pertains to the flight dynamics and cockpit and that they have many real world Arrow IV pilots working on the project alongside them. The cockpit should look newer (as it is a newer plane) and will feature two different colour schemes as well as new upholstery.

As you can see from the pictures, the thing looks very promising and I will be the first to report on it when it comes out. It’s great to see Just Flight really taking the leap into development and we can’t wait to see what the future has to offer!

Make sure to checkout FSElite’s videos about the PA-28R!

Developer Month: Why Just Flight Continues to Grow

Welcome to the FSElite Developer Month. Our theme this year is about delivering for the community and part of that is delivering great content to you all. As part of our commitment to you all, we’re pleased to announced Developer Month – a month themed solely around celebrating our great development community. Over the course of March, you’ll be treated to some behind the scene looks at some of our favourite developers, stories from the FSElite team, exclusive interviews and more.

Developer Month is coming to a close and FSElite hopes that you enjoyed these 31 days dedicated to the developers who work hard every day to bring your simulator to life all year round. Nonetheless, it is yet time for another instalment of Developer Month and today I am devoting these lines to an aging yet constantly renovating hangar : Just Flight.

Often overlooked, but truly fascinating is the history behind the developers that are now common sights in the Flight Sim community. Before being called Just Flight, the company was known as Interactive Associates CDC. In 1997, Just Flight was officially founded and has kept its original name since then. As you would reckon, Just Flight was not always focused only on flight simulation. It was the mother company of many a branch such as Just Football, nowadays, as far as my knowledge goes, defunct. In 2008, Just Flight was acquired, along with Just Trains, by the Mastertronic Group, originally a publisher and distributor of low-cost computer games. Things did not work out a expected for Mastertronic and 7 years later, in early 2015, Mastertronic Group went into administration and Just Flight faced stressful times. But a silver lining always benefiting those who deserve it most, with the backing of a “private investor”[1], Just Flight went full independent once again. This independence doesn’t seem like going anywhere in light of Just Flight`s recent successes and that, without a doubt, is great news.

As a new member of the FSElite team, I wanted to work on a brand that has been in the simulator world for as long as we can remember, but that has more recently started to concentrate its efforts in carving a name for itself as a leading developer. Although Just Flight has released products under their label in the past, the products were, for the most part, developed by other companies that did contractual jobs for Just Flight (think about their Airbus F-Lite range produced by Commercial Level Simulations). More recently, with the likes of the Piper Arrow III, the Hunter F.6/FGA.9 and the Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer, Just Flight has shown an indisputable interest in proving their worth as independent developers and, frankly, they succeeded.

Being a real-world pilot myself (GPL & PPL), I had a fairly high initial level of curiosity for the Piper Arrow III when it first came out. Not being the type to pull the trigger without a firm idea of what I am getting myself into, I made the poor decision (in hindsight) to wait out for the first reviews that would ultimately settle the deal for me. Within a few days, a strong consensus was already floating around: Just Flight had done it right with the PA-28R.

To give you an idea of where I stand about GA flying in FSX or P3D, the only add-ons that ever did it for me were A2A`s masterpieces (leaving out, for some reason not discussed here, the other big name that pops in your head when you think about GA). The Piper PA-28R Arrow III from Just Flight is an absolute beauty in every sense of the word. As this is not a review of the aircraft per se, I will cut short on my rhapsodic comments towards the product itself and redirect them to the team behind it. What Just Flight has proven with their first serious entry into the world of GA for simulation is not only their now undoubtable talent, but also something perhaps far more important: that there is a brighter future than expected for single props in flight simulation and also a future where competition is healthy and beneficial to us consumers.

DONT MISS: Developer Month: Just Flight Developer Martyn Northall Interview

With the trend favouring greatly the release of many jetliners, those of us still excited by low altitude flights in our trusty single props trying to get from point A to B with some dead reckoning and good-old pilotage will find it comforting that a major name such as Just Flight is stepping into the game with a firm stance. With the successful release of their Arrow, Just Flight has recently announced that they are now working on two new variants to the Arrow: the PA-28R Turbo Arrow III & IV. The Arrow is getting a lot of care from the team at Just Flight and the two updates released so far have fixed most of the issues one could experience at first. All in all, if the Piper Arrow III is a testament of the work to come from the folks over at Just Flight, we should rejoice, and rejoice again. If you are not yet familiar with the Just Flight Piper Arrow III, I strongly recommend checking out FSElite’s own review [written  |  video].

Although this article focused mainly on the tremendous job done by Just Flight on their Arrow, their other work shouldn’t be left out either. As a matter of fact, I now have the chance to have their Hawk T1 in my library and can’t wait to start digging deep into the introduction manual. Because this is exactly what happens when a job is done well: a guy like me, without any background interest for fighters, has now decided to delve into the complex world of military simulation because I know I can rely on Just Flight to provide me with a complete and quality product. The only thing Just Flight can’t do for me here is teaching me how not to lose control of this new beast. Let`s get to work!

This does it for my contribution to FSElite Developer Month. Just Flight has proven, at least to me, that they are meaning business and that they are worthy of mine and yours. I am already excited for the future over at Just Flight and I’m not worried they will become an even more major actor in the flight simulator community than they already are. I have not had such fun flying an aircraft in a long time and the Arrow is surely going to give me plenty more hours of joy as I discover its ins and outs. Thank you Just Flight, and keep up the inspiring work.

[1] http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/just-flight-becomes-independent-of-mastertronic/0159753

Not Sure on the Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III? Free Demo Available

Just Flight recently released their PA-28R Arrow III for FSX and Prepar3d and since release, it has been receiving some great feedback. We’ve just reviewed it a score of 9/10, provided our first part of our video review and finally, given you all a first look.

If this wasn’t enough to convince you to go out and buy it, then Just Flight have offered a free demo for everyone to try it out. The aircraft is there in full. Everything from systems, checklists and more is available to try before you buy. Of course there are some restrictions, which include 10 minutes of flying time and a maximum height of 1,500ft above ground level.

If afterwards you’re happy, you will need to uninstall and reinstall the full version to enjoy it fully.

This is a great idea by Just Flight. As helpful (hopefully) our reviews are, the real test comes to how it performs on an individual PC and the demo is the perfect way to try it out.

Just Flight PA-28R Arrow III: The FSElite Review

Developer
Just Flight
Publisher
Just Flight
Price
€34.95
Version
1.10
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Just Flight
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Piper’s PA-28 Arrow III is part of the the iconic Cherokee family, battling the GA sky’s against its rival Cessnas 172. When I heard the team at Just Flight were working on the Ferrari of Cherokee’s, with it’s 200 hp fuel injected Lycoming engine humming at a maximum cruise speed 146 ktas over a range of 697 nm up to 15,000 feet, I couldn’t wait to trade up to something a little more sporty. I still held my reservations though, was this just another GA aircraft that will hold my attention for one or two flights? Or have the team at Just Flight done enough to make a permanent spot in my virtual hangar?

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Developer Month: Just Flight Developer Martyn Northall Interview

Welcome to the FSElite Developer Month. Our theme this year is about delivering for the community and part of that is delivering great content to you all. As part of our commitment to you all, we’re pleased to announced Developer Month – a month themed solely around celebrating our great development community. Over the course of March, you’ll be treated to some behind the scene looks at some of our favourite developers, stories from the FSElite team, exclusive interviews and more.

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started?

I’m 28 years old and live with my wife and cat in a small village about 30 minutes north of Cambridge in the UK.
My interest in aviation stems from my Dad. He served in the Royal Air Force for 23 years so aviation was always a big part of my life. I used to visit RAF bases, air shows and aviation museums regularly, and after getting my first PC at the age of 8, I started flight simming with products such as ‘Evasive Action’ and other DOS-based games. My first encounter with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator was FS2000 and I became an avid follower of the franchise, and a loyal fan of Just Flight as both a customer and forum member.

I was offered the opportunity to do some temp work for Just Flight on their VFR Real Scenery project in the summer of 2006. Shortly thereafter I joined the technical support team and 11 years later I’m still here! During that time I’ve had a variety of roles including technical support, product management and software development (primarily coding the gauges/system for our aircraft projects). Keep Reading

Just Flight and Real Flight Shop – More Products Available to Download and Buy

Aeroplane Heaven Hawker Typhoon

Just Flight and Real Flight Shop are proud to announce Aeroplane Heaven Hawker Typhoon.

With it’s high power engine and capacity, the Hawker Typhoon became one of best ground attack aircraft in WWII.

You can buy from RealFlightShop for around $22. Remember to use your exclusive FSElite discount code found on the right.

 

Just Flight Miles Hawk Speed Six – For FSX and P3D

Are you an air racer? The Miles Hawk Speed Six was built in the 1930s and 1940 as a sturdy, light weight and efficient light aircraft. Aeroplane Heaven perfectly model this aircraft with a visual feast and easy controllability. You perform various aerobatic maneuvers with it’s great performance in your simulator.
Just Flight and Real Flight Shop are proud to announce the release of Miles Hawk Speed Six.

You can buy from Real Flight Shop for around $16. Remember to use your exclusive FSElite discount code found on the right.

Just Flight HS 748 Propliner Released!

Just Flight has released their HS 748 Propliner product! The aircraft includes 16 liveries, the 2A variant, a GNS 430 and an easy to use Autopilot. It’s $37.99 and you will earn double Just Rewards if you buy this aircraft from now until Friday, December 9.

This should be a fun classic aircraft to fly if you want to take a trip back in time to the 1960’s when flying was so much less automated.

If you’d like to check this out head over to Just Flight today!