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FS2Crew Updates Pushback Express to Version 1.2

Customers who own FS2Crew’s Pushback Express plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator / Prepar3D can now download version 1.2. The new version brings voice control to interact with the ground crew in the new simulator free of charge.

The new voice control options will enable you to speak to the ground staff as you prepare your aircraft for pushback. The system uses the native Microsoft Speed Recognition system and supports English US, UK and AU. It is also confirmed that native German, French and Spanish is also supported. If you are not a fan of using the voice controls, then the button controls via the menu will still work just fine for you. Version 1.2 also features a handful of bug fixes, but these are not documented in the Facebook post.

This update can be downloaded from the FS2Crew website, with other vendors getting the update files soon on their site. Users are warned that they must first uninstall the previous version before installing update 1.2.

Finally, FS2Crew confirmed that the next item on their to-do list is to get animated people working in the simulator to make the experience of pushback even more immersive.

If you don’t already, you can pick up Pushback Express from FS2Crew from their website for €24.95. You could also watch our hands-on with the product, but do remember it was from before this update was released.

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FSReborn AI Lights Reborn Updated to Version 1.22.0

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Utility AI Lights Reborn by FSReborn has been updated to version 1.22.0 on Prepar3D. This is a mandatory update for all users, which should automatically activate using the auto-update software baked into the product. The new update doesn't add much, but does throw a mention at an upcoming update to Prepar3D itself. Version 1.22.0 of AI Lights Reborn fixes the
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Thranda Releases Pilatus PC-6 Adventure Pack for XPL

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If you're looking to add even more adventure to your experience with the Thranda Pilatus PC-6, then you're in luck as the development team has released an Adventure Pack for the aircraft. The new expansion pack adds brand new variations of the aircraft and the ability to control skydivers from within the simulator itself. The new package includes amphibian floats
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Orbx Announces Volanta App – Personal Flight Tracker

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Orbx is going beyond scenery development and will soon be releasing a personal flight tracker called Volanta. This all-new easy to use smart flight tracker integrates flight data across all simulators. The concept behind Volanta will be to provide simmers more reasons to fly and find new inspiration challenges, friends to fly with and track your progress within the virtual world.
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FS Academy Releases IFR Package for MSFS

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FS Academy has released its newest product named IFR Package. The product is designed exclusively for Microsoft Flight Simulator and will give virtual pilots the chance to try study-level training missions within the simulator. These packs have been produced by real airliners pilots to give you a better understanding of flying using instruments. The product features an instrument rating course
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Just Flight Previews New Lighting Plugin on BAe 146

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Just Flight has shared on Facebook a preview of a new lighting plug-in developed in-house. The plug-in aims at taking advantage of the latest P3D technology in order to provide a more immersive and realistic lighting within cockpits of their aircraft. In addition to the regular cockpit lighting which will of course vary on each aircraft, the tool features a small flashlight that helps a lot when starting cold and dark cockpit at night. The flashlight will also be usable to do virtual walkarounds of aircraft.

The new plug-in was also featured in a video published on the Just Flight Facebook page.

This new plug-in was showcased through the WIP Just Flight BAe 146 Professional, it is fair to assume the tool will be used in other future add-ons. As a reminder, in addition to their BAe 146 for X-Plane and P3D, Just Flight is working on several projects of importance at the same time, with a Boeing 747 Classic, an Airbus A300B4 and a Fokker 28, among others.

Make sure to stay tuned on FSElite for further updates and news on these exciting projects.

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Immersive Audio Releases 737XU Cockpit Sound Immersion Lite

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Sound utility developer Immersive Audio has released its 737XU Cockpit Sound Immersion Lite package for Prepar3D v4.5 and v5. The all-new cockpit sound pack has been designed specifically for the PMDG 737NGXu series of aircraft and features over 100 new sounds to bring your cockpit to life. The new sound effects are all recorded from a real-world 737NG cockpit and
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Mango Studios Releases FlightFactor A350 Sound Enhancement Package

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The FlightFactor A350 has seen numerous updates in the past, but developers Mango Studios felt as though the sounds were lacking and developed their own solution. This is Mango Studios' first product for the X-Plane market and will enhance the original engine, cockpit and environmental sound effects found on the FlightFactor A350. The product, available now, includes a complete rework
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TFDi PACX Updated to 1.1

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TFDi has just pushed an update to version 1.1 for their passenger cabin add-on for P3D and Microsoft Flight Simulator. The update comes with a round of new features, including the cabin layout view with the ability to create custom cabins, and the possibility to map action to controller buttons. It also brings compatibility of the HUD view with Microsoft
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Just Flight Traffic Global for P3D Out of Early Access

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Following a long 'Early Access' cycle, Just Flight has released Traffic Global for Prepar3D in full by also adding new features and fixing a handful of other bugs and issues that came with the add-on. Commenting on the subject on Facebook, Just Flight thanked the people who contributed to the product's development during the early access phase to help shape
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