Friday, January 7, 2011

FSAddon Ben Gurion Airport for FSX

FSAddon Ben Gurion Airport for FSX is now available, more information and purchase in the FSAddon Store.

The scenery contains:
- Terminal 3 – with moving jetway - (CTRL-J) and its surrounding parking positions.
- More realistic runways and taxiways.
- Highly detailed buildings, structures and facilities
- Navigation aids and lights, including the new LDA system on runway 30 which allows any kind of training.
- Photorealistic ground textures on and around the airport.

Auto-generated buildings and trees appear on the photorealistic ground, according to the location of the cities. Furthermore, the roads are illuminated during night time, and allow night VFR flying in the vicinity of the airport.

Oliver Pabst will make an AES file available for this airport too, to add even more realism.

Aerosoft Dangerous Airports 1 for FSX

Aerosoft Dangerous Airports 1 for FSX has been released. More information at Aerosoft.

Barra Eoligarry Airport (EGPR) on the Outer Hebrides (Scotland) is just weird, it’s a beach, the only airport we know of that is open or closed depending on the tide. You land on sand that might be hard or soft, there might be tidal pool or washed up debris. It even has scheduled flights.

Matekane Air Strip (Lesotho) is located on a mountain top, pretty high and most of the year pretty hot so density altitude is a major factor. But when you run out of runway you can drop a few thousand feet before crashing into the river below. Used by the Flying Doctors it is a most bewildering air strip.

Mountain Air, Burnsville, North Carolina (2NC0) is also a mountain airport, but where Matekane has miles of nothing around it Mountain Air is cramped and you park almost on the runway. It also got a sloped runway and rather nasty gusts of wind most of the time. Getting the approach right is not easy.

High resolution mesh
High resolution ground images
Three airports included
Extensive manual (with all available charts and a section on high altitude operation)
Innovative animation at Mountain Air
Sloped runways
Challenging takeoffs and approaches

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

feelThere Tower! 2011 announced

feelThere Tower! 2011 Air Traffic Tower Simulator announced at .

- 3 photorealistic airports
- Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) pilots follow complex tower commands when to taxi around airport and fly approach and departure procedures.
- Single and multiplayer eiditions
- Full voice control possible using Microsoft's speech SDK voice recognition technology *
- Photorealistic 2d graphics with dynamic lighting, shadows and ground traffic
- Complex simulation allow you to experience the real life duties of a tower controller.
- Create new airports, schedules and airplanes using the same editors used by the development team
- Aircraft will follow inflight heading and turn commands.
- Runway racetrack pattern commands are simulated.
- Runway assignments for arriving and departing aircraft may be changed.
- After takeoff headings can be assigned to aircraft prior to departure.
- Runway intersection takeoffs are simulated
- Many of the newly issued FAA commands are simulated (such as line up and wait, taxi to ramp/apron).
- Taxiway routing to and from parking and terminal areas can be assigned and changed.
- Hold short commands may be issued for taxiways and runways.
- Dynamic lighting and shadows provide a stimulating visual environment. Sun cycle calculated from real world data.
- Ground traffic (cars on freeways and major highways and streets)
- Stereo sound.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Ground Environment X Europe updated to version 2.0

Ground Environment X Europe has been updated to version 2.0.

GEX Europe v2.0 is a free upgrade/patch and is available to all GEX Europe customers.
GEX Europe v2.0 is an exceptionally large update and will provide the following:
Includes GEX Europe patch 1.025
New airport pads for wet and dry locations
Completely reworked color and tone of all textures
Reworked autogen to reduce trees and buildings in rural areas
Replaced 4 primary texture sets to better depict rural and farming
New textures for UTX rail yards, interchanges and UTX 'called' grass skirting
Color enhanced the default FSX road textures for those who do not use UTX
Reworked southern Europe textures to better depict a greener north/central Italy (Xclass landclass + UTX is best for Italy)
Added northern and southern Europe full texture support for Xclass Europe landclass
Added interface control to manually enable or disable the GEX/FSX autogen tree performance fix
Added GEX tree tile performance fix for users who fly other countries such as New Zealand and South America

FlyTampa Tampa Intl. Airport Rebooted for FSX and FS2004

FlyTampa Tampa Intl. Airport Rebooted for FSX and FS2004 is now available at the FlyTampa Website.

FlyTampa-Rebooted 2
- Completely rebuild Tampa International (KTPA) airport scenery.
- High Resolution surrounding Photo Scenery.
- Hand placed Autogen with many custom landmarks.
- Pre-rendered Self-Shadowing and custom reflection maps.
- 3D Taxiway bridge (FSX only).
- Animated Cars & Monorails (FSX only).
- Volumetric Grass (FSX only).
- Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza Mall, Sunhine Skyway bridge etc.