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Aerosoft Pisa X Coming Soon for FSX and Prepar3d

Aerosoft recently posted images over on Facebook showing off their upcoming Pisa X for both Flight Simulator X and Prepar3d.

My initial reactions are that it looks quite low-res. I won’t be quick to pass judgement as we definitely need a Pisa within the sim (the approach is awesome), so I’m still excited to see what it’s like once it is in the sim. The team have stated that the entire city has been modeled from the “ground up” making those approaches beautiful!

FSLabs Post An Update on P3D Release Schedule

With the release anticipated over the holiday season, we have entered the new year ‘Bus-less. With so many releases over the past few days, it was probably for the best to keep our wallets from sinking further into debt. However, like myself, many of you are eager to fly the FSLabs A320X in Prepar3d as soon as possible.

FlightSimCentral did some digging and found a post on the FlightSimLabs forums from Andrew Wilson detailing that things are still progressing, where testing continued over the Christmas break. With the recent hotfix release from Lockheed Martin, there was some testing still to be done, and the team at FSLabs still need to discuss some stuff with the Prepar3d creators before they can finally release.

Here’s the full quote:

A very brief update from me –

Lockheed Martin posted Hotfix 2 for P3D v3.4 during Christmas week – which only gave us a few days to install/test/compile a build with the A320 before our teams dispersed for the holiday period. That said, the Beta team received a new A320 build for FSX and P3D on Christmas Eve and I’m anticipating they’ll receive another one early this week. Things are progressing, even over the holiday period. We still have some points to discuss with LM, who aren’t back in the office until next week.

I’ll post more updates on our progress as we continue to finalise the A320 release for P3D.

Best wishes to everyone for 2017

Fingers crossed it’s sooner than later.


UK2000 Scenery’s Manchester v2 Releasing January 14 2017

One of the first big releases of 2017 has been confirmed to be UK2000 Scenery’s Manchester v2. Originally planned for the first week of January 2017, Gary has decided that with Christmas and some bugs left to fix, he’ll be pushing it back to Jan 14th instead. Not too much extra to wait.

Now, we’re still waiting for the promised I.D.S version of Manchester (and Boeing Field and Newcastle), so hopefully Gary’s version will be the definitive one come 2017.

A few screenshots below (which never do him justice), and some more at their forums.

JustFlight release Nantucket Island (KACK)

JustFlight have released Nantucket Island, a small island just off the east coast of Massachusetts, US. JustFlight have done a great job at making this scenery as detailed as possible while covering the entire island! There are automatic, photorealistic seasonal textures. There are a load of custom buildings to discover around the entire island in their true New England style. Landmarks such as churches, water towers, lighthouses and the historic windmill are all there. The airport itself is featured in super high quality with plenty of custom objects, 3D grass, vegetation, animating windsocks and again photorealistic textures. Nantucket Island is available for FSX and Prepar3d and will cost you €24,95 on the JustFlight store.

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FSFX Packages Q400 Immersion Effects is Out

After saying for ages now that it would be out before Christmas, FSFX have just released their Q400 Immersion Effects package for the Majestic Q400 Dash 8.

For just $23 you can purchase their 5th complete effects package. The team say it “mimics to perfection most, if not all of the Q400 visual effects”, which will really add the next level to your sim. It’s compatible with both the basic and pro version of the Dash 8 from Majestic.

The official video below shows off the amazing quality you can expect from the product

The full effect list is:

  • Volumetric rain for landing lights
  • Volumetric landing lights
  • Volumetric taxi lights
  • Volumetric beacon lights
  • Volumetric strobe lights
  • Volumetric logo lights
  • Contrails
  • Propeller vortices (Experimental)
  • Engine jet wash effects on water and snow
  • Wheels water and snow effects
  • Touchdown effect
  • Engine cold start smoke

If you buy it, let us know what you think!

TFDi Designs Release their 717

For a developer new to the aeroplane scene, who set a release date target of 2016, they’ve not only kept to their word, but also delivered on creating an immersive 717 experience for Flight Simmers.

TFDi Designs have spent several years developing this classic bird to really give Simmers a new lease of life. With all the automation of today’s aircraft, it’s great to see someone bring something a bit different and a bit more challenging to your A-B flying.

We have been excited for the TFDi Design 717 for ages now, and we’re pleased to announce its finally out for the cost of $59.99, which will cover FSX, FSX:SE and Prepar3d versions 2 AND 3. It’s great to see an aircraft developer have 1 cost for 1 aircraft across multiple platforms – a win for the community.

The aircraft is detailed in every aspect. With high resolution textures for both the exterior and interior, no detailed has been spared. Inside the real-world cockpit comes a full display system, along with terrain radar and more impressively, a fully working weather radar. It’s been tested to ensure that real world 717 aerodynamics are at play here, along with correct flaps, control services and much more.

I believe the biggest selling point of the TFDi 717 is the amazing “aircraft sharing” technology, which according to TFDi, will allow 7 (SEVEN!) users to fly the aircraft online at the same time. Not only that but the transition from pilot flying to pilot monitoring is seamless and even if your Sim crashed, the fun wont as you will be able to bring both of you back to the cockpit at the same point within minutes.

There’s so much to the product just from the spec list below, so make sure you check it out.

You can buy it now from TFDi Design’s website for $59.99.

You can win a copy thanks to our Christmas Giveaway!

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Aerosoft release Bali X

Its been in the works for some time, but Aerosoft have released Bali X! Bali comes with high detail textures of the airport, custom objects and buildings and a lot of detail in the surrounding region. There are also 3D PAPI lights and is support for SODE jetways (optional). You can purchase Bali X for €20,97 from the Aerosoft shop. Aerosoft has also released an official trailer which you can watch above.



SkyMaxx Pro v4 released

Popular weather engine SkyMaxx Pro for X-Plane has today released version 4. Version 4 comes with a bunch of new features and upgrades from the previous version. You can check those out over here, as well as purchase SkyMaxx Pro v4 from X-Aviation for $39.95.

MilViz release T-50 Bobcat

MilViz have released their latest military aircraft, the T-50 Bobcat. This little aircraft produced in 1940 saw an incredible rise in its popularity due to its construction requirements. However, after WW2 the popularity quickly declined and were considered obsolete in 1949.

The T-50 comes with a lot of detail and features from MilViz. There is a radio range system, a fully functional simulation of the Low Frequency Radio Range system. This is an early radio navigational system beginning in the 1930’s until replaced by VHF band VOR navigation in the 1950’s. The aircraft also comes with support for MilViz’ MVAMS (Milviz Aircraft Management System) that allows you to easily change configuration settings about your aircraft. Last but not least is the support for multiple avionics packages from different parties. The aircraft is available for FSX and Prepar3d. You can get the T-50 for $39.99 from the MilViz site, although there is a limited introductory price the first week that takes $10 off this price.

FlyTampa Amsterdam is OUT


FlyTampa Amsterdam is released!

After months of teasing, FlyTampa have surprise released Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

Of course, the area around the airport is made up of custom buildings, 3D Terrain and bridges, photo scenery for the city itself and animated apron and road traffic. We’ve downloaded it already for a review!

You can buy it now from FlyTampa’s website for 28.00eur.

Here’s the full feature list:

-Amsterdam Schiphol International (EHAM) airport scenery
-Detailed surrounding scenery with numerous custom buildings
-3D Terrain including 3D tunnels and bridges
-Pre-rendered self-shadowing and custom reflection maps
-Surrounding Photo-scenery for Amsterdam city
-3D night city lighting
-Animated apron and local road traffic
-Static vehicles and objects