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Ultra Weather XP 2.5 Released on X-Plane

Just under a week ago, the developers behind Ultra Weather XP announced that the final round of beta testing was underway. As of today, the beta testing for version 2.5 was completed and is now available for users to update or purchase.

Ultra Weather XP will be able to now enjoy automatic horizon control, sky scattering and sun glow control. In addition, users will have the ability to control the brightness of the simulator, control the terrain range and also the sky colour. As for weather effects, Ultra Weather will now adjust cloud sizes based on the reported weather, the fog will see an overhaul and there are now various types of overcast modes.

You can either watch the video above or take a look at the changelog below.

You can buy the product either through the X-Plane.org store ($35.00) or on simMarket (€30.00).

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AivlaSoft Announces EFB Compatibility for X-Plane

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AivlaSoft has announced over on their forum that their EFB is now available for X-Plane. The utility has impressive features including flight charts, vertical guidance, weather and more. The EFB also includes custom checklist features that allow you to customise the checklists to your prefered company's procedures. The charts functionality allows you to accurately find your aircraft in the air and
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FS2Crew Update Maddog X Reboot to Version 1.8

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FS2Crew have issued a new update for the Maddog X Reboot. Version 1.8 is a relatively small update which sees a few changes due to the recently released FlythemaddogX update from Leonardo Softhouse. Version 1.8 sees the APU start-up logic changed along with various user options for the ASDEX, ACARS and also the autothrust. All the options need to be
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SimBitWorld’s A Pilot’s Life Updated to Version 1.3.0

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SimBitWorld's A Pilot's life has been updated to version 1.3.0. The pilot application software to help you simulate the commercial piloting career now includes a range of new features, all of which were based on user feedback. The biggest change is the introduction of the Shop Page. At the shop, you spend your in-application currency on various items, which can
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Ultra Weather v2.5 Promo Video and Feature List

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Whilst the update for Ultra Weather is not yet available, it is still in private beta, the developers have released an extensive promotional video for the product highlighting a range of the new features to come with v2.5. Along with the video is a massive change log that the update will bring. Within the update, users of Ultra Weather will
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FS2Crew Announces for the FSLabs Airbus Series

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FS2Crew has today announced plans for a brand new line of products which will be compatible with the FSLabs Airbus Series. The developer took to the Avsim forums to confirm to the community that work has been on-going for several months to bring the product out. As of right now, it has been said that the product is 90% complete.

The Airbus QRH being used to help develop the product

The developer has been working extensively on the product and even has personal experience with the aircraft to it due to now being Airbus type rated since the last fall. This new experience has made it easier to develop as it means he doesn’t have to rely on third parties to consult information. The product itself will focus on Airbus procedures directly from the FCOM and FCTM. This means you it FS2Crew for the FSLabs will focus on Airbus SOPs, but they will add airline specific callouts and checklist options for the user.

Whilst there is still not an official SDK for the FSLabs, FS2Crew have found a way to implement alternative methods. FS2Crew did say that some things can only be controlled via simulated mouse clicks and control of the FCU heading, alt and speed values is a bit restricted. However, some knowledge was passed on to say that typically, the pilot flying would control speed, heading and altitude values in the FCU, not the pilot monitoring.

Confirmed further down in the forum thread, FS2Crew said that the product will feature both voice and button controls.

Two new features were also confirmed for the first time in an FS2Crew product. The first of which is you can now fly as pilot monitoring. There are some restrictions in place, such as the fact you can only do this from takeoff to rollout on landing. Furthermore, the automatic pilot flying cannot handle vectors or non-precision approaches because the system can’t see the outside. With that said, the team are looking into trying to do a full flight from gate to gate, but they need to figure out how the aircraft can taxi through the airport unaided.

The second new feature is that you’ll be able to use FS2Crew for FSLabs Airbus from the right-hand seat. You will be able to select the appropriate option and the simulation will act accordingly.

The final other bit of information is in regards to the Aerosoft Airbus version of FS2Crew. Bryan said that there are huge differences between the two. The Aerosoft version was more specific to a specific airline, whereas the FSLabs version will follow current Airbus flows and standard callouts. He did confirm that a Reboot for the Aerosoft version will be developed after the FSLabs one.

Still no further word yet on the upcoming FS2Crew Ground Crew X since January of this year.

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New POSCON Footage Demonstrating Operations During Go-Around

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Although the last preview was just a week ago, POSCON are starting to ramp up previews of their new online network. The video demonstrates a conversation between 2 pilots and ATC at Philadelphia Airport. During the video, 2 aircraft are attempting to land on crossing runways, with one being instructed to go-around due to a slightly later than planned landing.
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Hoppie ACARS System Being Abused

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The release of the new Flight Sim Labs update brought some brand new features, enabling simmers to communicate via the Hoppie ACARS system. This system which was created 20 years ago, enables people to send messages through a system, which could then be displayed in the virtual flight deck or via ATC memos. Despite it being around for a very
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VATSIM swift Client Available in Open Beta

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After six years of development, the swift client is now available to the public to use.  It is a brand new client supported by VATSIM, which is cross-compatible with all major flight simulator platforms including Microsoft Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D and X-Plane. FlightGear has also been included in the mix of supported simulators. Further to the compatibility with the
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WebFMC Pro for X-Plane Receives Significant Update

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WebFMC, for those unfamiliar with the product, is a product which replicates the FMC from a range of X-Plane developed aircraft and replicates the screen and functionality on a range of tablet and PC devices. The app enables you to quickly edit flight plans, monitor flight progress and get other elements of the flight set-up with ease.  You can display
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