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Final Reminder: FlightSim Community Survey 2020 – Take Part Now

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Final Reminder: You have a few hours left to complete the survey. Click here to take it!

The biggest flight simulation survey is now ready for you to complete. For the past few years, Navigraph has put together a detailed and comprehensive survey to help developers, publishers, media outlets and content creators better understand the current situation within the world of flight simulation. The FlightSim Community Survey 2020 can be accessed by clicking this link.

Between November 13th and November 23rd 2020, flight simmers around the world will be able to take part in the largest flight simulation survey. Whilst the survey may be long in terms of time, the aim is to help a variety of companies ensure that future products and services are made with the results in mind. As such, it’s really important you take the time to answer the questions so that developers, publishers, content creators and media outlets can create flight simulation content suited to your needs. Your response will influence the future of the community.

As with other years, there is a focus on major simulators such as Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D and Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11. However, this year will focus on mobile simulators, combat simulators, and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Following the survey, Navigraph will release the results publically so that everyone can see what’s going on in the industry and where people’s hearts and minds are at. Right now Navigraph anticipates releasing the results on December 10th 2020, but we’ll be sure to report and provide an analysis of the results when they are available.

For us here at FSElite, we’re really keen to learn how you consume content, what we can do in the future and how we can continue providing the community with transparent news, reviews and original content to inform you of the latest in flight simulation.

Click here to participate in the FlightSim Community Survey 2020.

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Navigraph Starts Navdata Update Beta Testing for MSFS

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The well-known Jeppesen charts provider Navigraph has started beta testing their navigational data update tool for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Navigraph quotes two reasons that resulted in this tool. First, because of the many missing or erroneously coded data in the MSFS default navdata. And secondly, users enjoy working with and are used to work with the Jeppesen data, provided by
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Navigraph Previews MSFS Navdata

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Over on Facebook, Navigraph has given us a first glimpse of what they are working on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Earlier this month, Navigraph CEO Magnus Axholt explained in detail what the developer's plans for the new flight simulator are. He explained that users will shortly be able to use the Jeppesen data provided through Navigraph to use inside their
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Navigraph Comments on Plans for Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Utility developer and data provider, Navigraph, has shared a 10-minute video on how they plan to have their products work with the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Magnus Axholt, CEO of Navigraph took to the camera to explain everything in detail. Magnus starts by addressing the Navigraph survey from the end of 2019 which saw 56% of respondents say that they
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Navigraph has started a new pro bono venture to help speed up the search for a vaccine against the coronavirus (COVID-19). The new project, Simmers Without Borders, is open to anyone in the flight simulation community who are keen to do something to help find a vaccine for the coronavirus. As you know, COVID-19 is a global pandemic that requires immediate
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Navigraph’s 2019 Community Survey Results Now Available

Late last year, Navigraph partnered with 29 developers, community leaders and publishers to distribute their annual flight simulation survey. The results of the survey have now been made available for public viewing.

In total, 17,800 people responded to the survey, answering over 90 questions all related to flight simulation. The survey was designed to help developers, publishers and community members assist with the future of flight simulation. Questions ranged from how often do people fly, which aircraft they choose to fly and what their simulator platform of choice is. The survey was comprehensive and the results have managed to produce a 102-page document.

To accompany the Navigraph blog post, Magnus from the team has produced a video (above) highlight just some of the results from the survey. Here are a few standouts from the video:

  • 17,800 people took the survey. 61% of respondents this year did not take last year’s survey.
  • The biggest contributor partners to the survey was Navigraph, Orbx, FSElite, Carenado and Infinite Flight
  • 98.3% of the respondents were male. 0.7% were female.
  • The United States and the UK were the top two locations for flight simmers.
  • 77% of respondents do not work in aviation.
  • 10% of respondents have a Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Short/Medium jets, single-engine private aircraft and long haul airliners were the top three types of aircraft/flying
  •  Most people fly 5-10 hours per week, primarily IFR
  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4 had more frequent use according to respondents
  • Laminar Research’s X-Plane 11 had a handful more of respondents who used the platform
  • 56% of respondents will replace their current simulator with Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • FSElite remains the “most frequently used media site”

After we look extensively at the huge report, we’ll be sharing some of our insight into the survey. Here is some imagery from the report.

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Reminder: The FlightSim Community Survey 2019 Now LIVE – Get Involved

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Reposted as a reminder for the community to get involved. As with previous years, Navigraph has put together the biggest FlightSim Community Survey for the community to partake in. Between November 20th 2019 and December 2nd 2019, community members around the world will be able to take part in conducting a vital piece of research for developers and media outlets. The survey has
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Navigraph has reverted the changes to their subscription models that took place over the last few days. Yesterday we shared how Navigraph was dropping their monthly and annual separate FMS Data and Charts subscriptions in favour of one 'Ultimate' subscription, combining both services. Today, the Navigraph team has let us know this change will no longer take place and customers
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Popular FMS (AIRAC) data and charts provider Navigraph has made some changes to the way you can purchase access to their products. Going forward, Navigraph is bundling their FMS Data and Charts subscriptions. There is no official announcement through the Navigraph news section, but on their forums there are a few posts that announce the change and get provide some
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