Saturday, July 16, 2011

XP Jets Boeing 777-200ER American Airlines Preview Pictures

XP Jets has posted several previews from the upcoming Boeing 777-200ER for X-Plane in AAL colours.

VertigoStudios Grumman TBF Avenger for FSX Released

VertigoStudios has released the long-awaited Grumman TBF Avenger for FSX. Purchase at the PC SimStore.

As with every Vertigo Studios aircraft, it is gorgeously constructed, inside and out.
2 x models included, TBF 3 and Tarpon MkIII
Designed and built by the book.
Comes complete with a comprehensive PDF manual.
3D ‘Sound Cone’ Technology with an amazing sound set, engineered using authentic Pratt & Whitney.
DirectX 10 compatible models complete with virtual cockpit self-shadowing.
Systems and Tru3D gauges for ultimate realism taken beyond what’s available by default.
Tru3D Instrumentation for the ultimate smooth flying experience.
Customised high-resolution materials give the most realistic appearance to the aeroplane, whilst being optimised for great performance!
6 historically accurate and detailed paint schemes (Digital Download Only)
An additional 20 historically detailed paint schemes (Retail Box Only)
Fuel delivery system is accurately simulated.
Default GPS.
3d operable radio.
Sound Design by Sonic Solutions featuring interior and exterior start, shut-down, wing folding, gear, flaps, canopy, wheel roll, crashes, tire touches, interior rattles, occasional sputters and back fires at certain RPM’s all in 16 bit/48k mastered for maximum dynamic range and quality.
Realistic canopy operation and animation.
Fully operable weapons pack with multiple munitions, including guns, torpedo, bombs and rockets!
Light bloom on glass and shiny materials.
Exciting custom-made effects.

TSS Boeing 767 GE HD Sound Package FS2004 Preview Video

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted a preview video from the Boeing 767 GE HD Sound Package for FS2004.

Area 51 Simulations Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Released

Area 51 Simulations has released the long-awaited Boeing C-17 Globemaster III for FSX and FS2004.
Updated: Now also available at SimMarket.

Built for FSX and FS2004 engines
Very High Detail Exterior and Interior
Photoreal Texture Sets (US and Royal Airforce, Qatar Airways)
Parachute Effect
2D Panel
Sound Set
Clickable Switches
PSD Files for custom texturing

Sim Skunk Works Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3 Released

Sim Skunk Works has released the donation-ware Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3 for FSX.

McPhat Studios KAL PMDG 747-400 HDT Picture

McPhat Studios has posted an image of the Korean Air (KAL) PMDG 747-400 HDT textures for FSX.

Freeware McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk V2 Released

Dino Cattaneo has released the freeware McDonnell Douglas T-45 Goshawk version 2 for FSX.

Orbx Diamond Point Airport (2WA1) - Final Test Flights

Orbx is performing final test flights at the upcoming Diamond Point Airport (2WA1) and Olympic Field (WA45) for FSX.

New FSDreamTeam Kona Airport (PHKO) Preview Pictures

FSDreamTeam has posted more preview pictures from Kona Intl. Airport (PHKO) for FSX and FS2004.

Aerosoft Photo Challenge

Aerosoft is holding a photo challenge for flight simulator users. Details in the Aerosoft Forums.
"Find a real aviation image, then replicate that with standard sim (X-Plane, FSX. FS2004) and with the sim + add-ons."

Friday, July 15, 2011

X-Plane Flight School - X-IFR 4 - NDB Tracking

X-Plane Flight School has added the lesson X-IFR 4 - NDB Tracking in the Forums.

AMX Ground-Attack Fighter for X-Plane English Manual

The english language manual to the AMX Ground-Attack Fighter for X-Plane is now available.

Just Flight - de Havilland DH 106 Comet Service Pack 1 Released

Just Flight has released service pack 1 to the de Havilland DH 106 Comet for FSX. Download Here

Changes in Service Pack 1:
Aircraft registration number added to Dan-Air variant (fuselage and nose-gear doors)
Lower fuselage colour changed from bare metal to grey on Dan-Air variant
Aircraft registration number removed from top of wings on Dan-Air variant
RAF Transport Command fuselage lettering/font altered to match more closely the real aircraft

Take On Helicopters - Community Preview Update 3

Take On Helicopters Community Preview build 82767 is available. Note: Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead is required.

Sim Skunk Works Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3 Video

Sim Skunk Works has posted a video from the soon to be released Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3 for FSX.

AFS Design - Eurofighter Typhoon Professional Released

AFS Design has released the EADS Eurofighter Typhoon Professional for FSX and FS2004.

ImagineSim Denver Intl. Airport (KDEN) V2 for FSX Released

ImagineSim Denver International Airport (KDEN) version 2 is now also available for FSX.

More FSDreamTeam Los Angeles (KLAX) Previews

FSDreamTeam has posted more preview screenshots from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (KLAX) in the FSDT Forums.

First In-Sim Carenado Cessna C337 Skymaster Screenshots

Carenado has released the first in-sim screenshots from the upcoming Cessna C337 Skymaster for FSX.

New Aerosoft Corfu X (LGKR) Preview Pictures

Aerosoft has posted new preview pictures from the upcoming Corfu X (LGKR) for FSX

Aerosoft Mega Airport Dusseldorf (EDDL) Previews

Aerosoft has posted the first preview pictures from Mega Airport Dusseldorf (EDDL) for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Palermo Punta Raisi (LICJ) Version 2 for FSX

Thomas Lo Gerfo has updated his freeware Palermo Punta Raisi Airport (LICJ) for FSX to version 2.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Engine Sound Creations - ERJ Series 2011 Soundset Released

Engine Sound Creations has released the Embraer Regional Jet (ERJ) Series 2011 Soundset for FSX and FS2004.

TSS Beechcraft B350 Super King Air Sound Package Released

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has released the Beechcraft B350 Super King Air HD Sound Package for FSX and FS2004.

Carenado CT210M Centurion II - Cumulative Service Pack Released

Carenado has released a cumulative service pack to the Cessna CT210M Centurion II for FSX.

- Reality XP GNS530 and Reality XP GNS430 configuration now is working as it should. The file RXP530-RXP430.exe was replaced.
- Cowl flap animation reversed. Now it is closed in the lower position and open in the upper position, as it is in the real aircraft.
- Triangle position on VOR2 when showing FR (FROM) was inverted.
- Holes in the floor near pedals were fixed.
- Now SHIFT+1 shows either Carenado ot Reality XP GNS530

AVSIM Fancon 2011 Cancelled

AVSIM’s publisher, Tom Allensworth, made the following announcement tonight; “It is with regret that the AVSIM staff and I are forced to announce tonight the cancellation of the 2011 FANCON. The current number of registrations and the number of vendors committing to attend are disappointingly few. We are compelled to cancel now in order to keep from accruing larger penalty fees than we will pay if we cancel now."

Aerosoft - German Airfields 11 Südbayern Preview

Aerosoft has posted the first preview pictures from German Airfields 11 Südbayern for FSX.

Aerosoft - French Weekend, 20% Discount

Aerosoft is discounting all scenery products covering France, Luxembourg and Monaco by 20%. This discount is available between Thursday June 14th 00:00 and Monday 18th 24:00 Zulu time.

Freeware Kavala/Island of Thasos Photo Scenery for FSX

Angelo Tassoglou has released his freeware Kavala/Island of Thasos photo scenery for FSX. Download at AVSIM.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

McPhat Studios PMDG 747-400 HDT First Pictures

McPhat Studios has posted the first pictures from the PMDG 747-400 High Definition Textures (HDT).

TSS Beechcraft B350 Super King Air Promo Videos

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted promo videos from the Beechcraft B350 Super King Air Sound Package.
FSX Promo Video     FS2004 Promo Video

Orbx Cairns Intl. Airport (YBCS) Version 1.1 Patch

Orbx has updated Cairns International Airport (YBCS) to version 1.10. Orbx Support Website

New Content:
- Animated PeopleFlow
- Static Airliners
- Custom Qld Rescue AW139 Rescue Chopper
- Green centreline lights
- Waterway Yellow/Green/Pink designation lights on approach lights bridge
- Wig-wags
- APX ammendments to cater for Static Airliners.
- Crash detection issues
- AGN suppression at Green Island and Cairns CBD
- Watermask issues at Marina and Pond NW of Airport
- UVW issue at Shopping Centre
- Undercarraige of static Heavylift 727s
- Flicker on Domestic Terminal
- Control Tower transparency Z-Bias issues
- Floating AGN houses at Karunda
- Removed generic building inside fixed pond.
- Shoreline adjustments
- An FPS increase around marina & non-airside dom/intl
- TextureFlow optimisation on all models

Orbx Perth Jandakot Airport (YPJT) Version 1.2 Patch

Orbx has updated Perth Jandakot Airport (YPJT) to version 1.20. Orbx Support Website

New Content:
- Maintenance Workshops (in front of RFDS hangers) reworked from scratch.
- Peopleflow & other clutter updated.
- New static aircraft: R22's, Jetrangers and R44's added to reflect fleet changes since 2008.
- Updated AO and master texture revisions
- Brand new re-worked LM's for all buildings.
- 2008-vintage low-poly car libraries in aux areas (industrial & shopping areas) replaced by more efficient (and far better) low-poly models from Russ' libraries.
UVW mapping issues on hanger side walls at RACWA and Hawker Pacific resolved.
- Material settings issues (transparency/alpha deficiencies, ground shadow properties, LM settings etc) reworked.
- Ground shadows added to R22 and Nanchang Models.
- Incorrect LM call fixed on generic hanger opposite Heliwest.
- Errant AGN tree placement on final approach clearings and roads.
- Holger's sloped flattens for "the hill" no longer excluded by APX files.
- All buildings models now TextureFlow compliant.
- Optimisation of master materials libraries to complement TextureFlow work; more efficient models and no flashing texture-load issues.

Freeware Belfast City Airport (EGAC) Under Development

Belfast City Airport (EGAC) for FS2004 (FSX version may follow) is under development as freeware.

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 New Previews

New previews from the Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 for FSX have been posted at the Samdim Website.

Owen Hewitt's Bell 206 FSX Native Version Under Development

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations has announced development of a FSX native version derived from Owen Hewitt's Bell 206.

More Aerosoft Keflavik Airport (BIKF) Screenshots

More screenshots have been posted from the upcoming Keflavik Airport (BIKF) for FSX and FS2004.

New Aerosoft Anchorage Intl. Airport (PANC) Preview Pictures

Aerosoft has posted new preview pictures from Anchorage Intl. Airport (PANC) for FSX and FS2004.

English Manuals for the Freeware Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF

English manuals for the freeware Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21MF from Ivan Jurcaga can be downloaded at AVSIMrus.

Freeware Aircraft Carrier Clemenceau (R 98) for FSX

The freeware aircraft carrier Clemenceau (R 98) for FSX has been updated to version 2.1. Download Here

Freeware Hawker Audax for FSX and FS2004

The freeware Hawker Audax for FSX and FS2004 is now available to download at

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane Livery Preview 2

Ramzzess has posted more livery previews from the Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane in the Forums.

More Project Airbus A380 Virtual Cockpit Pictures

Project Airbus has posted more virtual cockpit preview pictures from the Airbus A380 project for FS2004.

Orbx Protection Island Screenshots

Orbx has posted several screenshots from Protection Island, part of the upcoming Diamond Point scenery for FSX.

New Aerosoft Antarctica X Preview Pictures

New preview pictures from Aerosoft Antarctica X for FSX have been posted in the Aerosoft Forums.

Aerosoft Reveals Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport (USSS)

Aerosoft has revealed development of Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport (USSS) for FSX and FS2004.

Aerosoft Diamond H36 Dimona Promo Video

Aerosoft has released a promotional video from the Diamond H36 Dimona for FSX.

Airport Enhancement Services (AES) Version 2.12

Oliver Pabst has released version 2.12 of Airport Enhancement Services (AES) for FSX and FS2004. Aerosoft Website

Added Support for:
EGBB UK2000 Birmingham Xtreme V2 FS9 FSX
EGNT UK2000 Newcastle Xtreme FS9 FSX
EKRN Drzewiecki-Design Ronne-Bornholm
EYVI Aerosoft Vilnius X FS9 FSX
FIMP Max Kraus Port Louis-Mauritius FS9 2.11
KDEN ImagineSim Denver Version 2 FS9
LFMN Aerosoft Nice/Cote d'Azur X FS9 2.04
LIPZ Aerosoft Venice X FSX
LSZH Aerosoft Zuerich X 2012 FS9 FSX
VTSP Thaiflight Phuket Intl 2010 (replace the 2009er Version) FS9