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JustSim Releases Jerez (LEJR) airport

And another one from JustSim! They have just released the Spanish airport Jerez (Aeropuerto de Jerez). The airport is located in the South of Spain, between Seville and Gibraltar. The airport facilitates a large pilot training academy and is popular for domestic flights. You can get Jerez Airport for EUR 15,80 from SimMarket.

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Drzewiecki John F. Kennedy V2: The FSElite Review

Developer
Drzewiecki Designs
Publisher
Drzewiecki Designs
Price
EUR 19,00
Version
2
Provided by
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Not too long ago the team over at Drzewiecki Designs released their version two of New York Airports X. The previous version has proven immensely popular for covering a big number of airports in the New York region. Although the addon was great, it was due for an upgrade with our new simulators. And that is exactly what Drzewiecki set out to do. But how good exactly is this addon? You can read all about it here!

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FSDreamTeam Louisville-Standiford (KSDF) Previews Continue

Over on Facebook, FSDreamTeam have given a sneak peak at what to expect when they release Louisville-Standiford (KSDF). The preview shots highlight the terminal structures, the car parks as well as some of the ground texture and clutter. The detail is look pretty sharp with plenty of neat little features scattered around.

Other than the few previews, not much was announced or revealed. When we find out more, we’ll let you know.

There’s some more previews here, here and here.

Aerosoft Releases German Airport Stuttgart Professional

Aerosoft are rapidly releasing their ‘professional’ pieces of software to bring their products to the 64-bit era. Following on from the release of Frankfurt Professional comes German Airports – Stuttgart Professional.

Similar to Frankfurt’s release, Stuttgart comes with a host of features including high resolution ground textures, accurate runway and taxiway lights and dynamic vehicles on aprons and motorways (thanks to AESLite). In the new ‘professional’ version, you’ll also have access to 3D PAPIS, objects optimised for shadows and CTRL+J jetways. Of course, as this is a Prepar3D V4 product only, it has been compiled with the P3DV4 SDK and also features dynamic lighting.

If you own the original Stuttgart X. then you can upgrade for 4,99 (incl. 19% VAT) or €4,19  (excluding VAT). Of if you don’t, then you can purchase it for €25.16. (Tip: If you buy the old version for €18.10, and then upgrade for €4.99, you actually save a little bit of money).

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Flightbeam Releases KSFOHD Version 2 – Free Update

After the shock announcement from Flightbeam stating they would be releasing a version 2 of their incredible KSFOHD, they have today released it. The free update brings added functionality, features and further optimizations to the US scenery. If you don’t own it already, you can buy it now from Flightbeam’s webstore for $29.99. 

The biggest change to the KSFOHD package is the fact that it uses the brand new Flightbeam Manager, with Couatl and Addon Manager being dropped. This means easier installation as well as the chance to be able to adjust settings to suit your PC spec. Speaking of performance, the new update sees a 10-40% increase as well as the issue of stutters on approach being resolved.

Furthermore, just like Flightbeam’s KMSP (review coming soon, by the way!), SODE jetways have been implemented so you will be able to operate dual jetways. Additional new features include water puddles, enhanced ground textures, gate revisions and new floodlights. Of course, it also brings dynamic lighting for P3D V4. Keep Reading

Aerosoft Release Mega Airport Frankfurt V2.0 Professional for P3DV4

Aerosoft have today released their Mega Airport Frankfurt V2.0 Professional for P3DV4.

Following on from yesterday’s announcement, the scenery has been designed specifically for Prepar3D V4 and comes with a range of new features. Such features include snowfall for winter, automatic season changes, optimized 3D runway lights and apron lights that use the new dynamic lighting technology. Of course, this version of Frankfurt V2.0 has been exported using the P3DV4 SDK for maximum optimization.

Whether these features which aren’t specific to P3DV4 make it to other sims is yet to be seen.

The new upgrade will cost you €5.95 if you’re upgrading from the normal version. If this is a brand new product, then it will cost you €29.37 (+VAT). You can buy Mega Airport Frankfurt V2 Professional from the Aerosoft shop.

Mega Airport Professional is a new lineup from Aerosoft that is specifically aimed at Prepar3d V4 compatibility. You can read more about this in our recent article on it.

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Orbx Kern Valley (L05): The FSElite Review

Developer
Orbx
Publisher
Orbx
Price
$24.95AUD
Version
1.00
Provided by
Orbx
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When Orbx revealed they were working on Kern Valley, I personally had no idea what airfield it was or why anyone would be interested in it. As the previews rolled in, my attitude towards the tiny Southern California airport had changed. It looks pretty good, is set in a nice location, and had complimentary scenery around it. As soon as it was out, I went ahead and downloaded it and have been enjoying some awesome GA flying ever since.

What’s important to remember with L05 Kern Valley is that this is more of an expansion of Orbx’s fantastic FTX Southern California. You need the aforementioned scenery to be able to use Kern Valley, which already begins to add up in terms of cost. If you’re interested in the region, then I recommend you purchase SOCAL, fly around and enjoy that before you invest any further. You’re probably thinking, “but why?” The answer is simply because Orbx have designed to integrate into the region. Everything from the vector to the landclass has been designed so that the airport fits in perfectly. Keep Reading

29Palms Scenery Design Preview Skiathos 1.5

The team over at 29Palms Scenery Design have previewed the latest beta shots of their upcoming Skiathos 1.5. The new and improved version of the Greek island is only available for Prepar3D V4. This is in line with their statement lately that all future developments would focus on the newer 64-bit sim.

As you can see from the previews, the new build will include new autogen, dynamic lighting as well as all new lighting effects. Furthermore, the team have said that improvements have been made for performance and that users will be able to switch between simple and complex vegetation thanks to the scenery configuration tool.

The update will be free of charge for all customers who own Skiathos X. Keep Reading

All UK2000 Scenery Airports Now Compatible with Prepar3D V4

A few days ago, we told you that UK2000 Scenery was preparing to release their scenery library to be compatible with Prepar3D V4. Today, Gary from UK2000 Scenery confirmed that the installers are now available in your accounts.

So everything from Aberdeen to Stansted is now ready to be enjoyed on the 64-bit platform. As previously confirmed, Gatwick hasn’t been updated as a new version will be released in September. You will need to download the Common Library again to ensure the products work correctly.

Don’t forget to read this post to find out some further information about the new compatibility.