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X-Plane News Round-Up – August 14, 2016

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[August 14th 2016]

It’s that time once again to check in on the X-Plane side of simulations to see what’s going on in that world, and it’s not much, I’m afraid.  Since we are now in the dog days of summer, it’s quite understandable that there’s been a break from releasing content by developers.  I myself have been away on vacation and I still have another outing to take care of before summer is officially done with me, or I, it depending on how you view it…  But enough of that, off to the announcements, both from the week of August 1st.


The main airport for the popular getaway island of Ibiza, Spain, Ibiza International (LEIB) is a major European holiday destination.  The primary airlines serving the airport are Easyjet, Thomson, & Vueling among others.


In order to produce a faithful replica in the flight simulator, PilotPlus have carefully studied every aspect of the airport.  Being an International airport, it is perfect for flying long-haul heavies as well as shorter regional and domestic and regional flights.  Challenging to fly into and out of, exploring the area in GA can also be a great experience.


Not only is every texture in HD and photoreal, many visual effects have been implemented such as custom night shadows and night lighting with ambient occlusion baked in for a very real-world look and feel.   Every 3D model has been modelled to extreme accuracy, replicating the atmosphere of the real air-port! Emulating a close to real life experience in X-Plane!



  • Faithful replica of the airport
  • High Resolution ground imagery at 15cm per pixel
  • Custom Night lighting
  • Many Animations in and around airport
  • Custom Made Static Aircraft, Bundled Pack
  • Animated Jetway’s
  • Very detailed 3D Models covering the whole airport
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Custom Runways, Aprons & Taxiways
  • Navigational Charts
  • 3D Grass
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Orbx Releases FTX Global OpenLC North America

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After many, many, MANY previews, Orbx have finally released their latest in the OpenLC series, North America. As this is a FTX product, FTX Global is required, and it replaces your default scenery. You can buy it NOW for $54.95AUD from the FlightSimStore, or you can find out more over at the Orbx website. If you buy within the next 28
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Orbx Open LC NA Central America – Possibly Releasing Next Week

As you can see by the glorious image above, Orbx's FTX Global openLC NA Central America is already looking absolutely stunning. Having been in development for some time, we're finally edging closer and closer to a possible release date. Today, Orbx Master, John Venema, has confirmed that internally, they're expecting to have a first release candidate on Saturday 23rd July.
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