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Taxi2Gate release Paris Charles De Gaulle (LFPG)

It’s been 8 years since Aerosoft treated us with their rendition of Paris Charles de Gaulle for FSX. Now that addon is hopelessly old and performance is not something to be very happy about. Therefor you can understand how excited we all got when we heard that one of our favourite addon creators, Taxi2Gate, known for making amazingly detailed and incredibly well performing sceneries such as Munich and Hong Kong, announced they were working on this next big project.

After a missed deadline and another few, small delays, Taxi2Gate have finally released LFPG! Coming to us with custom textures and objects, terminal interior, volumetric grass, SODE jetways and much, much more we can now finally really enjoy taking our planes into Paris again! You can pick up Paris CDG for €26,99 from SimMarket. You can also expect our review on this airport pretty soon, but in the meantime we hope the screenshots below will do!

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Aerosoft update German Airports 3 – Hamburg

Aerosoft have released an update to the in 2012 released Hamburg scenery addon. This scenery was previously only available for FS9 and FSX, although it was possible to have it installed and working in Prepar3d. The update adds installer support for Prepar3d (v3) so it can be more easily installed. Also updated are the jetways which are now animated and the AFCADs have been updated with realistic approach procedures. German Airports 3 – Hamburg is available for €15,08 from the Aerosoft shop.

JustSim Barcelona (LEBL): The FSElite Review

As part of our Community Charter, we provide full disclosure at FSElite.

JustSim’s Barcelona was provided free of charge to FSElite for the purpose of reviewing for the community.

DEVELOPERJustSimPRICE20.64eur (+TAX)
PUBLISHERSimMarketBUY FROMSimMarket

JustSim Barcelona El Prat Airport is the latest release from this developer who has had a prolific string of notable releases such as Nice, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck and most recently Barcelona. In this review, we will cover my opinions surrounding this scenery and I aim to give you the most accurate viewpoint on this major hub.

Barcelona El Prat is located approximately 12km from the centre of Barcelona City and is the second largest airport in Spain following on behind Madrid Barajas. Barcelona airport is a major transport hub for 5 airlines including Vueling, Air Nostrum, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Ryanair. In addition to this the airport also serves as a focus city for Air Europa, easyJet and Iberia whose main hub is Madrid Barajas. Barcelona mainly serves domestic European destinations but also has selected flights to North America, South America, Middle East, Asia and Africa. By the end of 2015 the airport had handled just under 39.7 million passengers just to give you an idea of scale.

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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!

RFscenerybuilding announce Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport (LIPH)

In a surprise announcement on Facebook, RFscenerybuilding have let us know that they are not only working on Tenerife North Airport, but have also been working on Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport in Northern Italy. This airport is home to a few budget airlines and is pretty close to Venice, making the airport unofficially to be known as Venice-Treviso airport. RFscenerybuilding also said that this work is committed to its final stages, so it shouldn’t be too long before we see this airport available.

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FSElite 2016 User Awards

To celebrate the start of 2017, we take a look back at some of the “Best-of” 2016. Everything from aircraft, and scenery to utility and publisher of the year.

The selection below was carefully picked by the FSElite team, and we’re looking to YOU to pick the best from the best.

All the products below have been released or updated in 2016. We’ve narrowed it down to 5 per category to make the selection easier. Of course, some names may appear more than once, and we’ve tried to make it as varied and fair as possible. Not everything and everyone’s favourite is here, but hopefully there’s a good selection to pick from.

By submitting your name and email address, and completing the form, we’ll enter you into a competition to win some free Flight Sim merchandise!

Use the Google form below.

Voting will close on January 27th 2017 at 2030zulu!

(If it doesn’t work, then follow this link): https://goo.gl/forms/lO1TlpKKMsPklFU83

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Pac Sim Salt Lake City Enters Beta

The developers at Pac Sim have announced that their Salt Lake City (KSLC) scenery will be entering beta later this week, by showing off their “final” dev pics on FaceBook.

The scenery is expected to have the usual range of custom night lighting, vegetation and volumetric grass, season textures, SODE jetways (T and full animation types), airside ground equipment (tugs, trucks containers, etc). But most unique is the inclusion of the surrounding area and suburban region around Salt Lake!

Head over to the PacSim FaceBook page to check out the full gamut of images.

(Is anyone else as excited for TFDi Delta 717 flights out of SLC as I am?)

FlyTampa Amsterdam Schiphol: The FSElite Review

DEVELOPERFlyTampaPRICE€28,00
PUBLISHERFlyTampaBUY FROMFlyTampa

It’s the worlds fifth busiest airport, has 6 runways to serve traffic from literally every wind direction, serves one of the worlds biggest air fleets and recently celebrated its 100th birthday. Obviously I’m talking about Schiphol airport. It’s been almost two years since FlyTampa announced a new project on their forums which was quickly recognised as the famous airport. After some much anticipated previews, many questions about the progress and sometimes even doubts whether the airport would still release, it’s finally here.

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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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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.